Name: Pelin Onal Age: 28 Location: Izmir (smyrna) Turkey. Occupation: Customer Service Representative.
1. What can you see and hear from your bedroom window? My bedroom window opens to a green area, highway and sea. I hear cars mostly but wish to listen the waves:) 2. As a child you always dreamed of…? I haven’t thought of my childhood dreams for ages! Thanks for bringing those memories back. I wanted to be a ballerina, then an English teacher, and then to run a magazine or creative team which is still my dream. 3. What are your 5 most immediate concerns right now? Most importantly it is a time for me to choose a path to my dreams. This is the first concern. Political concerns about the country. What the hell is going on in the world? Some daily concerns like what to eat, cook or where to eat? I like to watch movies. What should I watch is always a question in my head. As I like to take photos, this is another perpetual concern. 4. What is your regular mode of transport and what do you love/ loathe about it? I use a car but as a passenger:) I use public transport like the bus or subway. I love to watch the scenery because my city has a great coast and I love looking at the horizon. I hate the crowd and unkind people. 5. What do you like to do to pass the time? I like to go shopping and try clothes on, again and again. Also e-shopping is a great time killer:) I also love reading magazines on weekends. 6. What was the last thing you ate? This morning I woke up to a great breakfast table prepared by my boyfriend. A good way to start the day but unfortunately he is not a kitchen-type person! 7. What trends are popular in your city right now? Fedora hats are everywhere this season and also Nike craziness is all over the city. 8. What is your outfit today and why have you chosen it? I’m addicted to mules and can’t give up wearing them (although it is cold right now). I’ve paired them with cropped jeans and a sweater over a shirt. I love relaxed and simple outfits. 9. Name your favourite places to shop. I always look at Zara and Turkish brands like Yargici (consists of minimal and urban city girl products), and Twist which is more like urban chic. I also like online sites like Missguided for cheaper shoes, Asos for trendy pieces, and Zerouv for the hottest sunglasses, Shopbop, Net-a-porter— although not for my budget, but I love to look:) 10. What is the one thing you want to achieve in your life before you die? My biggest aim is to open a shelter for street animals. All they need is food and correspondingly they give pure love.
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