On Sunday we celebrated Ela's birthday with Alper's family...
Here's the dialogue that took place between me and his aunt at lunchtime:
Alper's Aunt (AA): Take some 'borek' honey...
Me: Thank you so much but I actually don't like borek very much.
AA: Ahhh, but I made it specially for you and Alper, you have to try..
Me: That's so nice of you but I'd rather not eat, thank you...
AA: Please take just a little piece!
Me: No, thank you.
AA: (cutting a small piece and trying to stuff it into my mouth)..you know one should it just to make the other person happy (I couldn't actually translate this part properly because it's a typical Turkish saying which probably can't be translated into any other language: Hatirim icin Ye!...)
Me: Please, don't insist...I really don't wanna eat...(whereas deep inside I said s.th. like STOP IT!!! I HATE YOUR BOREK!!! WHY DON'T YOU GET IT OLD LADY????????)
Another very annoying thing is that they keep telling you you will catch a cold or get stomach ache because you walk barefoot. It's sooooo tiring to explain that this is nonsense!!!
This is AA with Ela:
1 week ago