Darth Vader killed my mate's Dad!
Dear Ana Paula,
I would have posted sooner had I not ventured down south to the village of Cirala (spellıng is different actually with Turkish letters but they would probably show up funny on the web!) next to Olympos (which is actually now called Adrasan and near the city of Antalya). Check it out on the web. I can say that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Actually last time I was here I met a lady from Brazil and she gave the beach a ten out of ten rating. I'll post some pictures later.
Regarding books I have to say that my all time favourite author is Toni Morrison for her book Beloved. I believe that this is the best book writtten in the twentieth century (even though I haven't read them all, I'm quite confident about this). In my opinion, she is a contemporary writer yet writes very much in line with the modernist tradition following Virginia Woolf and James Joyce (as well as African griot style of storytelling) but I believe that she succeeded where Joyce (with Ulysses) "failed". This is not to say that Ulysses is not a masterpiece, it surely is, however she has managed to tell American history using a stream of consciousness style which is accessible, poetic, real and compelling for anyone and not just diehard avantgarde literary freaks. Perhaps you have read it? If you haven't drop everything and start this one - "Beloved"!! I also like what I have read of Dostoyevsky however I have only read "Notes from the Underground" and parts of "Crime and Punishment" but after your reminder, I shall return to this great writer once more...
I'm glad that you liked the show again Ana Paula! Thanks for tuning in again!!
Star Wars. You know I remember when this first came out at the cinema. My whole family went on a special outing to Birmingham Odeon (in the city of Birmingham some miles out from Stratford) to see the first film premiere there! It was really a special occasion and we were absolutely blown away by the film! I also have a great story to tell about that film - you know when Darth Vader first appears in the film and he talks to one of the workers on the Death Star and lifts him up with one hand and strangles him? Well the actor who played that soldier is my friend's Dad!!! As you can imagine, many actors lived and settled in my hometown of Stratford On Avon...
Well I'm going to wrap this up now but before I go I can share with you the good news (for me at least) that I will continue as Teacher Blogger next month! I'm really happy about this!! However, I suppose that there will be a new Student Blogger starting soon. Of course I am always happy to make new friends but I must say that I will miss you as the student blogger Ana Paula. I really feel like I have gained a good friend in you so I hope you will continue your comments and that we can hook up through facebook and Skype etc! So this is definately not a goodbye to you Ana Paula but a very sincere thank-you and a see-you!
Take Care my friend!!!
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