Category Archives: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother)

Turkish Tuesday (Türkçesi salı günü): Sihirli Annem (s1e6) #LanguageLearning vs. Empathy for Stalkers??

  Last episode of Sihirli Annem, we asked about Voting TuesDay, Sihirli Annem (s1e5) : #LanguageLearning to Build Empathy via Ethical Elders?

Sihirli Annem 5 04

  We also saw some ethical problems caused by hidden domestic abuse (not mentioned or shown explicitly, but the reason for a theft of self-protection…).

This week, we see bölüm/episode 6 from a fellow blogger (Birgit)’s point of view.

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Fairy Eda is being followed by her old high school flame and seeks refuge in Betüs’s café. Betüs suffers from pain, and they go the fairy castle.

Sihirli Annem 6 01

Stop stop, maybe there’s nothing wrong with me at all and you’re all worrying for nothing?

They find out that Betüs is simply pregnant. (Shira translation note: Eda and Dudu faint.  There is a word play going on here -the word bayıldı/fainted is used to mean that someone really really likes something, but in this case, it is used ironically, because they hate the idea!!)

Meanwhile her husband has, again, quit his job with Umur.

He is not too glad to hear that a third child is on its way, and Betüs is disappointed about his reaction.

(…meanwhile…)

Sihirli annem 6 02

At least he can’t make noise

Eda magics her persevering admirer Esmer into a sofa.

Her aunt Perihan  (Shira’s translation/cultural commentnow they have started using honorifics like “Aunt” in the show, which is more traditional -Perihan is not necessarily Eda’s aunt, but rather, is being addressed respectfully by Eda…) reminds her that she doesn’t have the right to do this, does she not pity him? She seems to get more and more like her mother Dudu, who turned her father into a dog and wants to separate Sadik and Betüs.

Sadik and Betüs decide not to tell the children about the lost job, but only the good news about the baby. Sadik’s children, however, are not enthusiastic about the new family member. They are afraid that they will love the new baby more then them.

Ceren would have loved to say the truth, that they don’t want any siblings, but Cem is of the opinion it is better to fake enthusiasm.

Sihirli Annem 6 03

let them be angry at their sibling and at me for now but don’t tell them you have no job

As the children are angry at their father, he wants to tell them that he does not have a job, but Betüs thinks it would upset them too much. Instead of upsetting them, she would rather they were angry at her and the baby.

Sihirli Annem 6 04

…not just to make money but I also need this to feel good about myself.

The children decide to live with the housemaid, because they feel unloved. But Firuze tells them the truth about their father’s job. They immediately change attitude and even work with Betüs and Sadik at the café, and Ceren offers her saved money to her father.

But Sadik decides to return to his old job. It hurts him not to be able to provide for his family. Although he wishes he could turn the clock back to the moment his boss insulted him. Then he would not quit.

Sihirli Annem 6 05

Let Time go back!

Perihan turns Eda into a fancy chair for what she had done to Esmer, and Dudu is locked into her own magic mirror for trying to break up Sadik and Betüs. Of course, all that will not have happened after Betüs turned the time back.

     Many, many thanks to Birgit, of the Stella, oh, Stella blog, for the vast majority of the content, today.
So my question, Thinking Readers, is about Eda: why was her action wrong, in dealing with her stalking ex-boyfriend Esmer?  Or was it not really wrong, and was Perihan Fairy wrong to punish Eda for merely defending herself (perhaps a bit aggressively…)?  Sihirli annem 6 02
        Hopefully, the empathy that studying languages builds, and a little more good example via story, will help all of us learn to be more open to the needs, feelings, and happiness of others.
Next week will be blm/ep. 7:   ,
Hoşça kalın!

Shira

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           or My Nonfiction  & Historical Fiction Serial Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading and sharing, or even writing a guest blog post here, about #ProjectDoBetter.  Phase I aims to build empathy for public goods (libraries, transit, healthcare, and education) via language study and story, among other tools.

Shira Destinie A.  Jones, MPhil

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Turkish Tuesday (Türkçesi salı günü): #LanguageLearning Tips

  Last week we saw Voting TuesDay, Sihirli Annem (s1e5) : #LanguageLearning to Build Empathy via Ethical Elders?    SihirliAnnem,  but we’re taking a short break from Sihirli Annem  to look back at some tips for how these shows can help us learn languages:  Turkish Tuesdays in 12020HE (Holocene Era, on the Holocene Calendar)

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        Hopefully, the empathy that studying languages builds, and a little more good example via story, will help all of us learn to be more open to the needs, feelings, and happiness of others.
Hoşça kalın!

Shira

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan:Muhafiz/The ProtectorSihirli AnnemLupin, or La Casa De Papel/Money Heist Reviews,

Holistic College Algebra & GED/HiSET Night School Lesson Plans,

           or My Nonfiction  & Historical Fiction Serial Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading and sharing, or even writing a guest blog post here, about #ProjectDoBetter.  Phase I aims to build empathy for public goods (libraries, transit, healthcare, and education) via language study and story, among other tools.

Shira Destinie A.  Jones, MPhil

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Voting TuesDay, Sihirli Annem (s1e5) : #LanguageLearning to Build Empathy via Ethical Elders?

  Last week we saw Turkish Tuesday Sihirli Annem (s1e4) : #LanguageLearning to Build Empathy even for Evil Ex-Boyfriends?? ,

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  This week we see bölüm/episode 5 from a fellow blogger (Birgit)’s point of view.
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This  episode, we get a visit from an Elder Fairy (you, Thinking Readers, will have to tell us whether you think that this Elder is especially ethical…):

Sihirli Annem 5 01

Something really bad happened, really bad!

The family has just started breakfast, when Dudu fairy appears, only visible to Betüs, her daughter.

She tells her that her grandmother is coming to visit. Betüs is happy, Dudu fairy less so …

Dudu begs her daughter to let her grandmother stay at her house, but Betüs thinks Dudu should have her for some time to see, how it is to be watched by one’s mother all the time.

Sihirli Annem 5 02

I’m your mother, I will immediately find out what those raised eyebrows mean!

Grandmother has arrived at Dudu’s castle and warned them that even fairies can come to harm. If they make a mistake they can be turned into stone. Dudu tells her mother that they are good moral fairies and don’t make mistakes.

Sihirli Annem 5 03

So when I’ve managed to hide this magic in Betüs’s house no bad magic can hurt her marriage.

As fairies lose their powers when they turn 750 years old, Grandmother is using her last magic for protecting Betüs’s marriage from future magic attacks and brews a protective potion. (It contains hemp!)

She also makes magic to transfer Taci’s soul to Umur, Dudu’s new lover, so that he could be together with all his loved ones in a human body. He is not enthusiastic about that and asks her not to do this, but she is determined to do good.

Sihirli Annem 5 04

Firuze, the housemaid, takes the protective potion that Grandmother asked her to hide somewhere safely in the house, to her own home, to protect herself against her violent husband Davut. She therewith leaves Betüs’s marriage unprotected.

     Many, many thanks to Birgit, of the Stella, oh, Stella blog, for the vast majority of the content, today.
    Thank you, to Birgit, also, for raising the question of doing good by doing something that may be slightly (or very) bad:  Taci does not want himself transferred into Umur Bey’s body, but Grandma does it anyway, over his strong objections.  As it turns out, Taci has a great time with his grand-kids, but was it ethical and right to have forced him to accept that magic?  A bit like holding up a Mint to stop someone from being tortured, no?  Doing something unethical to get a good outcome…
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   What are your thoughts, Thoughtful Readers (and Birgit!)?
        Hopefully, the empathy that studying languages builds, and a little more good example via story, will help all of us learn to be more open to the needs, feelings, and happiness of others.
Hoşça kalın!

Shira

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan:Muhafiz/The ProtectorSihirli AnnemLupin, or La Casa De Papel/Money Heist Reviews,

Holistic College Algebra & GED/HiSET Night School Lesson Plans,

           or My Nonfiction  & Historical Fiction Serial Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading and sharing, or even writing a guest blog post here, about #ProjectDoBetter.  Phase I aims to build empathy for public goods (libraries, transit, healthcare, and education) via language study and story, among other tools.

Shira Destinie A.  Jones, MPhil

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Turkish Tuesday Sihirli Annem (s1e4) : #LanguageLearning to Build Empathy even for Evil Ex-Boyfriends??

  Last week we saw Turkish Tuesday: Sihirli Annem (s1e3) & Unfairness Hurts Us ALL, but Magic is Not the Solution, Logic Is… ,

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  This week we see bölüm/episode 4 from a fellow blogger (Birgit)’s point of view.  The episode sees an old ex of Betüş’s, and a new relationship blooming for Cem…
Sihirli Annem 4 01
            So I’ll be studying all weekend with Tuğçe.

Cem and his love will get to study together.

(…but…)

Sihirli Annem 4 02
     But you will definitely not  tell my girlfriend

Ceren is blackmailing him for two weeks of pocket money.

(…meanwhile…)

Dudu and Eda decide to bring back Betüs’s ex:

Sihirli Annem 4 03

-I’m sorry she’s married.

-There is no need, absolutely no need, to be sorry…

Tuğçe seems to be much in favour of Ozan and not Cem.

Sihirli Annem 4 04

Everyone is after school’s most slender, most popular, and tallest boy, but he is mine, it’s that simple!

(and…)

Tuna has the audacity to show up at their house.

Sihirli Annem 4 05

I told him to leave me alone, but he didn’t listen

(so…)

Betüs turns him into fairy dust.

Sihirli Annem 4 06

No one will disrupt our happy marriage!
     Many thanks to Birgit, of the Stella, oh, Stella blog, for the screenshots and commentary, today.
     So, again we see the Fairy form of racism: no intermarriage between humans and fairies for Dudu’s girls, except that she married a human man herself, once upon a time…
  b1DuduEda
Mom went to get help breaking up your marriage to a human.
        Hopefully, the empathy that studying languages builds, and a little more good example via story, will help all of us learn to be more open to the needs, feelings, and happiness of others.
Hoşça kalın!

Shira

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan:Muhafiz/The ProtectorSihirli AnnemLupin, or La Casa De Papel/Money Heist Reviews,

Holistic College Algebra & GED/HiSET Night School Lesson Plans,

           or My Nonfiction  & Historical Fiction Serial Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading and sharing, or even writing a guest blog post here, about #ProjectDoBetter.  Phase I aims to build empathy for public goods (libraries, transit, healthcare, and education) via language study and story, among other tools.

Shira Destinie A.  Jones, MPhil

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Turkish Tuesday: Sihirli Annem (s1e3) & Unfairness Hurts Us ALL, but Magic is Not the Solution, Logic Is…

… and that is how we could build a fairer world, if we all would just work together to make it happen.

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  This week we see bölüm/episode 3.  The episode revolves around whether being able to do magic really solves problems, or just pushes off or masks the real problem for later.
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     Young Ceren is angry, not so much because she didn’t get the lead role in the school play, as for the reason for which the other kid did:
     b3
Because she (the kid who got the role) is the Director’s daughter!
     And Dudu Fairy, Betüş’s mother, still trying to separate the human-fairy couple,  accidentally leaves a REAL magic wand, which Ceren finds, only increasing the problem, eventually solved by helping to bring her to the conclusion that magic does not actually solve human problems (a lesson which Eda Fairy will take far longer to learn…) :
b3done
If people don’t have to go through difficulties to get what they want, if something comes too easily, would that thing really be so valuable?
  And, of course, Dudu and Eda are again punished, this time more severely, for their continued malicious efforts to separate a happily married couple, as the old magic wand is confiscated by Perihan.
    So, we see how important critical thinking is, in this episode, and how even the ability to do magic is not what brings us what we want, as thinking logical beings.  Later in the series, we will see how even Eda Fairy comes to this conclusion for herself, as she learns empathy, and how to be an adult, and even a leader.
Hoşça kalın!

Shira

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Turkish Tuesday: Sihirli Annem (s1e2) & Lack of Empathy Spreads Pain

… and one is not allowed to stand idly by while another is made to suffer, Eda, even if it is your mother causing the suffering…  (don’t worry, Dear Readers/Viewers,  Eda Fairy grows up and learns that different can be even better, eventually…)

  This week we continue with, and finish bölüm/episode 2.
Poor Avni is still watching Betüş do magic, and still unable to convince his impatient and unempathetic wife Suzan to take him seriously, even for just one moment:
  b2AvniPsy
When are you going to believe that you need to get help from a psychiatrist, Avni?
     And Dudu Fairy, Betüş’s mother, is more determined than ever to separate Betüş from Sadık,  her mortal husband, this time, by changing her temperament to a more adolescent impatience and lack of empathy:
  b2anneBetusdegistir
-Wow, I’m fascinated Mom
I can’t believe Betüş will become an impatient, intolerable fairy!
and  …
  b2kavgaBetus
-Since you want to fight, then come on, come here, come on, come on, come on!
-Honey, calm down!
  b2HaHa      Dudu Fairy’s plan seems be working, so far, even better than she’d hoped:
Betüş’s behavior has given his horrible boss Umur Bey the excuse he’s been wanting to fire poor Sadık!
b2Kovuldu
You-Are-Fired!
But, there is a higher authority in the Fairy world, and she keeps an eye on Dudu, to guard against misuses of power like this:
  b2Perihan
You did such horrible magic to your own daughter, Dudu…
and the punishment is:
  b2ceza
As punishment I am taking your magic from both of you, and we’ll see how you like living without magic for a day!
Thank you,  Perihan!
   From lack of empathy to a daughter and sister, to lack of empathy for a spouse, to lack of empathy for an employee, this show shows us how the world becomes a bitter and desolate place where allowing and even causing suffering of all types is normalized, when we do not have compassion, at least, if not empathy, for one another.

Shira

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Turkish Tuesday: Sihirli Annem (s1e2) & Different Is Not Wrong

    Just before last week, we finished the first episode of this series.
  This week we are back to Sihirli Annem, starting on bölüm/episode 2.
(Note that my replies to these scheduled posts will continue to be slow this week..)
     And Dudu Fairy, Betüş’s mother, is still determined to separate Betüş from her husband simply because he is different (like interracial or same-sex marriage, we call that ‘hate’ these days, right?).
Nice of Dudu to wake her daughter early in the morning to send her a not so loving message, poor Betüş, who has to go out into the living room to hide the conversation from sleeping human (mortal) family members:
b2seninbirolumluyle
“You think I’m going to let you stay married to a mortal?”
   Not everyone agrees with Dudu, of course, but not everyone has a say in the matter, either:
b2babasiOlduguna
  -No one asked your opinion!
  -As her father, I can speak on this subject!
  But her father, being a mortal man (currently being punished by having to live as a dog) himself who is now being harshly oppressed for something he did not actually do, does not get a vote.
But he should.

Shira

Next week will finish episode 2: Turkish Tuesday: Sihirli Annem (s1e2) & Lack of Empathy Spreads Pain ,

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): When Your Mom Really IS a Fairy GodMother…

        Last week, the kids declared war on  the parents privacy.  Who won? 

  (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, the kids made a plan to stop their dad and new step-mom from having another kid:    by not giving these adults a split-second alone together!

   But they forgot one important thing:  she really is their Fairy step-mother!  b1Son

My gosh, how do I sometimes forget that I am a Fairy!

And so…  b1Bitti

      off to sleep the kids go!!

Next week we will start episode 2:  Turkish Tuesday: Sihirli Annem (s1e2) & Different Is Not Wrong ;

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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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Will The Kids Win?

        Last time, we saw a woman owned business: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Worker Owned Women’s Business Role Models

    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.

    Now, with the help of a bit of very uncomfortable and not very specific explaining from Feruze, 

the kids have a plan to stop their dad and new step-mom from having another kid:    by not giving these adults a split-second alone together!

   Kids!!

Next week we will see if their plan works: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): When Your Mom Really IS a Fairy GodMother… ;

Shira

Hoşça Kalın!

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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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

ShiraDest

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Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Worker Owned Women’s Business Role Models

        Last week we saw how easy it is to misjudge surface appearances:  Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Things Are NOT Always As They Seem, Avni…

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.

    Now, we get to see another major character in the series, a bit like Hogwarts Castle for Harry Potter and his friends:

Betüş’s Cafe,  b1BninCafesi

where she is both the only worker there, and the owner, and always waits on her customers!  This is one of the things I love about this show -it provides strong and kind role models, especially women, that all of us can admire.  That role model being a working mother, especially, is good for society, in terms of representing a stretching of our norms that needs to continue.

Next week we continue with bolum 1 / episode 1, at 40 minutes into the hour long video: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Will The Kids Win?  ;

Shira

Hoşça Kalın!

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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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

ShiraDest

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