15 Haziran 2011 Çarşamba
Look what London's done to us!
Look what London has done to us:
You had time to kill before, now you live your life as "an appointment-based system".
You've learnt not to open your umbrella for small drops since it can stop soon.
And you learnt not to open your heart too soon since you can find yourself as naked - metaphorically speaking.
You drink, you smoke and define yourself as a social drinker-smoker. This is how they call "shivering smoking" or "drinking in suits" outside huge City buildings and pubs.
You had a lunch break before, now you sneak and munch your sandwich in front of your computer like homeless people.
You wake up with an I-phone or Blackberry alarm not with the morning shine and you switch your brain on with caffeine.
You don't wait for traffic lights turn to green to cross the road as you take initiative not to press "wait" button in rush hours.
You always "mind the gap between the train and the platform", you "press button to operate the lift", you "don't leave your luggages unattended", because you "keep your personal belongings with you at all times."
You wear a helmet to cycle. Well you actually cycle!
You became card-maniac! I bet you carry at least one of these cards:
C-company card with a not-quite-like-you picture on
D-medical card from your GP
E-Boots,Body Shop,Nandos, Cafe Nero etc.
And look what London has done to us:
You saw people who had time for sex but too busy for love, who had a fat wallet and thin heart or huge ego and small brain or deep eyes and no vision.
You learnt that girls could ask men out, then get no response and find out those men are both bisexual and racist in this city.
You find yourself looking at the calender to book holidays, checking public holidays, flights, possible long weekends etc every now and then.
You "like" your London friends' facebook status of "BBQ!" when it's sunny on weekends!
You tell your female friends that they look "sexy" when they wear a mini skirt, hills, hold-ups, low V-necks no matter how dreadful they look you appreciate their effort!
And you dislike when they ask you "where are you from?" in pubs, bars, and clubs to start a conversation.
Because no matter who you are, where you are from you are in the same melting pot.
Because in London you are a Londoner.
We love London because in London everyone has their unique IDENTITY and everyone has their ANONYMITY.