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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Jealousy is Not Love…

        Last week we met family and neighbors in the first 15 minutes of Bölüm 1/Episode 1: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Love is Love…

As I noted previously, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

   This week, we meet Sadik’s boss, a jealous and unkind man: b1Omur

“…and I will drink with the lovely mother of this useless man being married by Betus!”

He seems perfectly suited for Dudu, even if he is human.  Too bad both Betus and Sadik will have to put up with this asinine boss, for a while, anyway.

One month later, Dudu continues working to separate them, in vain.  She is closely watched by the Fairy President, Perihan

Perihan.

She has been friends with Dudu for centuries, but cannot stand by and allow her to torment people.

Meanwhile, Poor Avni is still watching from next door, and his wife, Suzan, wants him to see a psychiatrist, but he insists that:  b1Deli

“I am not crazy.”

Next week we continue with bolum 1 / episode 1, at 35 minutes into th1 hour long video:   ;

Shira

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Love is Love…

        Last week we continued with Bölüm 1/Episode 1, introducing the Magical  (step-)Mom: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Betüş! .

As I noted previously, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

   Last week, we left off with Betüş at her family home, getting ready for the wedding, which her mother and sister do not want to happen, any more than her new step-kids:  b1DuduEda

Her sister Eda was out with their mother, all morning, why?

“Mom went to get help to stop you from marrying a human man.”

Her father certainly does approve, but is not in any position to say much, as the dis-empowered member of the family (he is a normal human man who’s been turned into a dog by his jealous Fairy wife, Dudu…): b1Taci

“Since you’ve tried everything to to break them up, why don’t you leave them in peace, now?”

And so, over the objections of both families, this Fairy (actually half human, half fairy) Lady and human man will be married, modern Turkish style (not unlike in France, as the civil ceremony seems to have come from):  b1evlendi

And since the neighbors were not invited (which is odd, considering that I was invited to the wedding when the daughter, whom I didn’t even know, of one of my neighbors in Izmir got married..), neighbor Avni spies through the window:  b1Avni…and looks just in time to see Fairy family members doing magic!

Naturally, his wife, Suzan, arrives just in time to see… Nothing! Suzan

“What happened?”

🙂

Next week we continue with bolum 1 / episode 1, at 15 minutes into the hour long video:   ;

Shira

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Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the tie ins with interracial marriage and same sex marriage,  to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Betüş!

        Last week we continued the early part of Bölüm 1/Episode 1: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): How Caring Dads Handle Kids… .  As I noted last week, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

   Last week, we left off with Sadık explaining Betüş’s love for the kids.   She is at her family home, getting ready for the wedding:

As we shall see next week, most of her family does not approve…

Next week we continue with bolum 1 / episode 1, at 3:54 in the video: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Love is Love…  ;

Shira

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Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the Harry Potter tie ins to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): How Caring Dads Handle Kids…

        Last week we began at the very beginning: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): When a Dad Remarries… .  As I noted last week, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

   Last week, we left off with Sadık’s  kids, who do not want a new mother in their lives.  So how does he handle this?  He shows them his love. b1BSiziSeviyor    While explaining her love for them.

Next week we continue with bolum 1/episode 1, introducing the Magical (step-)Mother:  Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother):  Betüş!   

Shira

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Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the Harry Potter tie ins to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): When a Dad Remarries…

I love the themes dealt with, in this show, like blended families (note that the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words that I may miss in Turkish, greatly enhancing the language learning experience:

First, kids may not think as their parents do, when a new marriage approaches.  They may also not say much, directly:  b1SadikUyanmadi

Nope, the kids are not up yet.

Why?

b1uveyAnneIstemiyor

“No, you know the problem, Mr. Sadik, you’re getting married!

The kids do not want a step-mother!”

Oh, this could be a problem, if they think that b1EnKotuGun This is the worst day for them! That’s why Firuze doubts that they even want to get up, much less leave their room!

Hmm, so how will this widowed father deal with his kids, who do not want a new mother in their lives?

Next week we continue with bolum 1 / episode 1, at 2:33 / 59:21: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): How Caring Dads Handle Kids…

Shira

And we looked at the theme song, last week,

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Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the Harry Potter tie ins to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Cute Theme Song!

I love the theme song of this show:   sihirli_annem_logosu !

“Pembe rüyalar, beyaz düşler
gerçek artık bizim evde
peri annem,babam ve bizlerle
hayat renkli,günler şeker

evde hep gülen biri
sanki o bizden biri
hem gerçek hem de peri
masallar diyarından geldi  (nakarat/refrain)

tüm anneler sihirli ama bizimkisi bir peri

NAKARAT/refrain

annem SİHİRLİ ANNEM”

My translation:

“Pink dreams, white thoughts,

real, and in our house!

My Fairy mother, My dad, and us.

Life is colorful, days are sweet.

We always laugh at home,

except for one, maybe,

both real and a Fairy,

this one came straight out of a fairy tale!  (refrain)

All mothers are magical, but ours is a Fairy!

refrain

My Mother, My Magical Mother…”

I love this show so much that all I have to do is think about this theme song, and it brings a smile to my face.  It has just enough danger and conflict, but it is not nearly as dark as Harry Potter.   I hope it will do the same for you, Dear Reader, in time.

Shira

Supporting chars were mentioned last week.

Next week,

Sihirli Annem basliyor/begins!!

Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the Harry Potter tie ins to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother), other characters

I know many will like one of the favorite characters of this show:   sihirli_annem_logosu Little orphan Strawberry!!   Ok, her name is actually Çilek, which means strawberry, in Turkish -one look at her hair and you’ll know why!

Cilek

Another important character is Firuze :  She is the housekeeper for the family, but much more than that, she is a stabilizing force for the kids, and also a connection to a world that they would otherwise have little direct connection with -the working class world.

Then, there is the Turkish equivalent of Bewitched subplot, with magical (usually bumblingly) mother-in-law Dudu Dudu interfering in everyone’s lives, mostly not for the best, until forced to do so.

Main chars were mentioned last week, along with an explanation of this wonderful family show.

Next week, we look at the opening credits: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Cute Theme Song! ;

And then, the following week I hope to start reviewing this series, at last!

Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the Harry Potter tie ins to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses it.

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New Turkish Tuesdays Show: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother)

I have been waiting a long time to start reviewing a series that I know Violet will like, as will all who enjoy hopeful family shows, with fun, meaning, and magic!  sihirli_annem_logosu

This show has been my all time favorite family show, and maybe even my all time favorite show ever, since I first saw and fell in love with it when I lived in Izmir in 2005.

The show features a fairy mother, Betüş, who marries a ‘normal’ human man, Sadık, who does not know that she and her family are fairies.  Humans are not allowed to see them doing magic, so this makes life interesting for all concerned.  Sadık has two children, who are not so sure about this new step-mother of theirs, at first.  The red-head in the featured image is a little kid we will learn more about later!   🙂      As a language-learning side comment, I love the name Sadık, which literally means “loyal” in Turkish.  And loyal he is, as we will find out in time.

It also features the late Defne Joy Foster, EdaDjF an American-Turkish actress who was well loved, as Eda, the sister of Betüş, who is the star of the show.   I love Eda’s character arc in the series, as she goes from following their mother’s lead, to learning to stand up for herself as an independent thinker.

More important chars coming next week!

🙂

Soon, the week after next week, probably, I hope to start reviewing this series, at last!

Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the Harry Potter tie ins to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses it.

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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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