Merhaba! It’s Magda from the Turkish coffee channel and … and I… And Nuri, of course, finally … Look, as I announced under the last vlog,
we want to start recording videos with Nuri again. He hasn’t appeared in videos for a long time. And therefore I wanted you to ask us questions for q&a, so that we can get used to camera again… But you’ve probably got so used to Nuri’s absence that most of your questions are directed to me. So we will do it in such a way that
I answer the questions first and later on when questions which we would answer
together with Nuri come, he will join us. Alright, let’s get started. An issue that appeared in several
questions relate to my work in Turkey. Questions like: When will you get a proper job in Turkey?
Are you going to work in Turkey? Don’t you get bored as you are
alone at home when Nuri is at work? And if you’re bored then didn’t you
think about some studies or courses? I would like to answer that today first. I think it will be the top topic today
because I have a lot to say. My dear friends, All these questions don’t make more sense to me. Why? Because I have been working in Turkey
for over a year and earn money here. How is this possible? Working on YouTube is same as working anywhere else. I know that a large group of my viewers are people
at my mother’s age or my grandmother’s age. And I understand that in your youth
it wasn’t possible to earn in this way. So maybe you’re not quite aware,
you don’t know how it works. That’s why I would like to talk about it a little bit. Working on Youtube, as I said
is a job like any other and … Just like you get paid by your employers each month, I get paid every month by my employer, which is Google. But now you’ll say:
Well, but it’s not a real job. How much can you earn on YouTube? This is not your occupation at all. You are wasting your knowledge.
You are wasting your skills. Look, I can’t talk directly about earnings. This is the point in my contract with YouTube. That’s why I’ll tell you just some bits to make you know. Obviously it all depends. What is the actual month, how did it go,
how many videos were there, how many views of these videos I got,
which countries were they viewed by … So earnings vary, but … If it’ a bad month, where there were really few views I earn at least minimum wage. And there are months that I earn even more than Nuri. And Nuri, as we said in the video
about the Turkish school, earns quite well here because being
a teacher in Turkey is a good job. So when it comes to earnings, I earn here
normally as I would earn a full-time job. But I don’t work in my profession. This will be your next argument, look … To work here in my profession, I am an English teacher, I would have to work in a language school, because in
Erciş there is no other job opportunity in this profession. I found out what conditions are offered here. First of all, I’d have to work six days a week. Secondly, the salary they offer is
lower than what I earn on YouTube. Thirdly, I would be stuck in this place. I couldn’t take a vacation when I like to. And I would have a boss who I can’t
know what a person he or she would be. And also the problem that I am a foreigner here.
I don’t have citizenship yet. So I don’t know if they would like to employ me legally. Because they would have to get me a lot of papers.
Not everyone wants to do this. And I don’t want to work illegal. I know what work in a language school looks like,
because I worked in such a school in Poland for 3 years. In retrospect, I know that … It was not my dream job. I couldn’t improve my skills there, because I was
teaching the same material over and over again, so … I was stuck in this matter. I was tired, I was stressed.
I was tied to this place. I couldn’t go somewhere or take time off
and not come to work whenever I wanted. I had quite a difficult boss in cooperation. And sometimes it happened
that there was no pay on time. Look, I don’t want to repeat such a scenario, I … I breathed a sigh as I said goodbye to that job. I certainly don’t want to experience
something like that again in my life. That’s why… As long as you watch my videos,
as long as I have ideas for them and I want to do this, as long as YouTube exists, I will do this as my job and I will not look for any another. On YouTube, I develop skills that until now I had no idea I had. I’m a boss myself. I decide what will be on the channel myself. How many hours I work and when to work. And I’m not tied anywhere, it’s all very flexible. If I need to go to Poland, I go and record from there. If I need a vacation, for example
I went to Antalya for two weeks. I record and prepare videos forward. And when I’m in Antalya on the beach,
videos are uploaded and I keep earning. I think this is a great opportunity. At the beginning when I started off my channel
I didn’t know how it would all go. I didn’t know if this channel would grow. I didn’t know if I would start making money from it. But at the moment I do and I’m happy about it. Take it seriously too, because I put a lot effort in it. You ask me: Don’t you get bored when
you’re alone at home and Nuri is at work? No, because I don’t have time. YouTube videos take up a lot a lot of time, many hours. I work as much as Nuri, sometimes even more. Cause it’s not like I sit down
record a video and upload it in right away. I’ve already shown you backstage of my work here. There you can see how it all works. Editing and later making subtitles. Subtitles in three languages for each video. They are not generated automatically by YouTube. I sit and physically tap every word, so that you have
these subtitles in Polish, English and Turkish. It really takes a lot of time. So… Our normal routine looks like we get up together, we eat breakfast, Nuri goes to work, and I go to my office which I arranged in our apartment and I work … At the same time as Nuri works. So I don’t have time to be bored. And even if it’s such a day, when I don’t work I have my hobbies and stuff which I then carry out. And we also know each other a little bit. You’ve been watching me for over a year and
I thought you were aware of my character. That I’m not such a person who
sits in the kitchen all day, stirring the soup and looking out of the window
to see if the husband returns from work. I’m a person who does her own thing. And also… I am taught by different experiences I’ve had in my life, that you have to be independent. I am financially independent from the beginning. Because at the beginning I didn’t work here, doesn’t
mean that I was dependent on my husband’s salary. I could afford it because I had savings from Poland. And… Due to the fact that I could afford it
I allowed myself, I gave myself time, so that I could get used to a new environment, so that I could learn the language
properly, stand firmly here and only then do something else. It is not easy to move to another
country and learn a language. Make friends here, to find yourself, I needed time, but … I could afford it, that’s why it looked like that. And now I earn normally, I have
my income, I’m still independent. And I don’t think that full-time work in a specific place, whether at school or in a corporation, or anywhere else, is better in any way from the work I do from home. And an additional matter – studies and courses. Apart from the fact about which
I told you, I don’t have time for this. But there is one more thing … I know that when you look at us
it seems we are are very young. Because we look young, I am aware of that. But we are not 20 years old, I am 29 years old this year. And I have my education long behind me. I studied 6 years. 3 years bachelor’s degree, one year post-graduate
studies and 2 years Master’s degree. I have a master’s degree and I don’t need no higher title. I don’t need any additional
studies or courses. I have my skills. I am educated and that’s enough for me. And I develop all the time in what I do now. The fact I shoot videos all the time … I think
I improve and my videos are getting better. And I also take various online courses in this topic. How to manage your YouTube channel? How to record videos,
how to edit them better and so. So I improve my skills regularly. All right guys. I think I have said enough on this topic. If you still have any questions
ask them in the comments, but I’m really asking you to take it seriously. This is normal work.
I work here and earn as you do. I am not dependent on anyone. And I’m not any goose that sits
waiting for her husband to come back from work. OK? Then let’s move on to the next questions. Why don’t you meet your
mother in the city where you live? And there was a question whether my mom
has ever visited us here in Van Erciş. If there are new viewers here who don’t
know yet why we live here in Van Erciş see it in this video, I won’t explain it now, but … Why do we always meet in Antalya?
Because it’s easier this way. Van Erciş – town located very far east of Turkey. And the connection between Erciş or Van
and Poland is quite complicated. And it’s easier for us if my mom flies
directly from Poznań to Antalya, and at the same time I fly from Van to Antalya and we meet in Antalya, let’s say halfway. For my mother to come here, she would
have to land in Antalya or Istanbul. There change to a domestic flight
and only then fly to Van. And this doesn’t always fit to
change immediately, because here From Antalya to Van for example
there is only one flight a day. My mother doesn’t know the language either. It would be quite stressful for her. And if I would go get her from Antalya and flew back to Van with her, it also doesn’t make sense. That’s why we always organize a meeting in Antalya
and Antalya is also a nice place for us … because we already know all the angles there. We feel good there.
There is usually nice weather there. And we like to meet there, although … There were plans that my mom now
will finally come here in May to see how we live here
what the east of turkey looks like. We were very happy about it, but in the current situation
I have no idea if this will happen. I think it won’t. I think we will have to put it off a bit. But we will see. As mom finally manages to come here
I will definitely let you know on this channel. And if we’re already on my mother’s topic there is also the question of how
I manage to say goodbye to her. Do I miss her much? What does it look like? I think my mother is much more affected. Because I’m an only child. It was hard for her to part with me
release me into the world. But I think she has already got used to it. And you know, it is the 21st century. We have the internet, we can talk to each other
every day, so it’s not bad, we have daily contact. And we meet as often as we can. But of course on the departure day tears appear, right? Obviously. That’s how it is, but I’m glad we have
the opportunity to meet and keep in touch. As soon as we can see each other
we always have a lot of fun together. What you could all see on my latest vlogs. Although now I don’t know when
we will meet again. We’ll see. Okay, what is the next question? Let me not be moved. I am looking if there are any questions
typically to me before Nuri comes here. Although Nuri is already getting impatient. It’s good that you can’t see what he
is doing behind the camera here. What you miss most about groceries in Turkey? I don’t miss much, because quite a lot of things
I missed at the beginning already appeared here. And I also bring supplies from Poland. But whatI bring from Poland and what is worth bringing if you fly to Turkey to friends, or if you have any Turkish family there, because of international relationship like us etc., there will be a video about it. So here I will not talk about it much. Sweets in general. Mostly I bring Polish sweets. But I will talk about it in detail in other video. And what else do we have here? You know what, actually, Nuri can join us now. We answer it together. Hello? Hello sir? Please connect a microphone.
You will have a shuffle now. I am here. Oo, it’s time for corrections. Coughed out, good. We have a question for example … Are you stressed? No. You sigh like that. Do you often leave Erciş? I mean further travels together.
Where do you like to spend your free time? Yes we do. Not right now, but … Generally, we go away here in this area. Usually in the east of Turkey, because we are close here. For example, now we plan when
everything that happens is over close to Syria, there are different cities historical things and really worth seeing There we want to go for example. Here in the east generally. Yes. Not far west or something. No because we want to use the fact that we are here. You know, then we’ll move. And then it would make no sense
to drive here again so far for trips. So while we’re here, we want to explore this region. But we’re sitting at home right
now, aren’t we? Just like you. Yes. And how do we like to spend our free time? And let’s put it together, there was also such a question: Do we have any friends here? Are there any Poles here?
And what do we do in our free time? Generally… For example, we are walking next to the lake. We have a nice promenade here really. Bicycle path and running path. We have walks there. there are some cafes on the lake.
Sometimes we sit and drink something. We meet our friends. Our friends. And probably that’s it. Yes, what we do together we record
videos and go on trips somewhere. Or we actually spend time outside when we can. At the lake with friends. We have friends here. Most of them are teachers
who work with Nuri at school. Yes. We meet them most often. And from Poland? Well… Recently it turned out that there
is a Polish girls here, listen! 40 km from us? Yes. I think so. Half an hour by car. Yes. I accidentally found out on the internet
that a Polish girl is nearby and we were talking on the internet. We will definitely meet, we are waiting
until things get a little better. Yeah… So I am very happy, because
so far I thought I was alone here. From Poland, and it turned out that there is a second girl. Nice. Nice, very nice. We will definitely meet her, by the way greetings! OK… Friends … aha! There was a question for me
if I have any Turkish girlfriends. I’ll tell you, it’s hard. There is quite a big cultural difference. I am also quite difficult with my character. Not everyone will like me. Not everyone will stand me. Whoever stands should get a medal. I don’t know how I manage to do it. We’ll see after this situation,
but we haven’t killed ourselves yet. We haven’t killed ourselves at home yet.
We’ll see how long we can last. No, but listen … These cultural differences can be
seen quite strongly because I have … I think quite rooted European behaviors. Turkish women have their Turkish behaviors and … It can’t always be adjusted. So Turkish friends to meet here for coffee not really. But I have a lot of friends with whom
we keep in touch via the internet. They are friends who I met on YouTube. Or it’s a friend we know from university times in Burdur. So … Such contact – online, they live far away. A pity, because if they lived here
we would meet, but now … Not with your hand … So that’s how it is with the Turks. Maybe I just haven’t met this
one and only Turkish girl yet. What was here? Do you have any favorite Turkish series,
which you watched fully? And then you too. Did we watch any whole series together?
Vatanım sensin. Hurt love. Cevdet and Azize.
You may have watched in Poland. And this is probably the only one we have seen. Well we are not big fans …
We watch what we want to. And we are not some big fans. Or we watch Netflix. Okay. Netflix, by the way, send us money. It would be nice, but it doesn’t
work that way, unfortunately. Okay. Is Turkey a country for
having a family and staying there? Or do you ever plan to move again and try in Europe? You can never say that we are here permanently. We can’t know what life brings us. But the door is open. Which means, there would have to be something … Unexpected so that something
will fall apart, I don’t know … Suddenly I get fired from my job.
Suddenly something happens in Turkey, I don’t know. That… We don’t have a decent life here
then we will think about it. But at the moment we are here. Yes. There is no reason for us to resign from
the life we have here and try somewhere else, because we are satisfied with
this life that we have here. And also on this occasion there is the question. Would you change something in yours life? I would like to leave the house a little bit. Yes. And besides? Do you hear that? Will they hear our birds? No. No? OK. It’s birds chirping. Everything is in my opinion the way we want. Perfect for us. But we would like to change for example
the place where we live, that is … We live in Erciş. We would like to move west. Yes. That was also a question. How much time do we have
to be here and where are we planning to move? Now it certainly won’t work yet, not yet. Maybe next year in June or in July. It is possible. There is such a possibility. Yes. I think this is our end of staying here. Now it’s our 4th year here. I think one or two more years and we will be moving. Where to? Two at most. Where? We can’t predict that either. They just open cities in the system,
where teachers are needed. We choose it. And it’s a lottery, but … Of course we would like some particular city. Yes? I don’t know, by the sea somewhere. Could be Izmir, Antalya. More warm than Van. That’s for sure. Antalya … it would be nice, although I don’t know if
in summer we wouldn’t running away from there. Or maybe somewhere near Istanbul,
but not Istanbul just around. There really are …
To have peace, but to be close to Istanbul. Yes, there really are cities that are
developed and everything is there. Maybe there. We’ll see how it goes. Yes, we’ll see. We will also inform you about it. But it’s still time. How does Nuri address to
your mother and you to his parents? Mom, dad, no? Yes, mom. I call her mom from the beginning. Well, even when we haven’t been
in a relationship you said mom. Because everybody called my mother like that. Because it was stupid to my friends
from Turkey to call my mother by her name. So everyone said mom from the beginning. We weren’t used to that in Poland you say e.g. You call someone by name, e.g. there is an uncle and
you don’t say uncle but Jakub, I don’t know, Kamil. Although it also depends on the family, no?
It depends, but … Generally, but I’m not sure if viewers know
that there is no such thing in Turkey. For example, let’s say his name is Ahmet,
we call him uncle Ahmet. Or older brother. Aunt Ayşe. So since this is my mother, my friends
from Turkey, also Nuri, they just said mom. And so it remained, and I also call
Nuri’s parents, mom and dad. I think it’s natural in a marriage
to call parents-in-law this way. I don’t know, it’s completely natural to me. Just as we talk about in-laws to
someone then we add the name, For example, say, Ayşe mom, right? That it would be clear which
mother we are talking about. Yes. So it’s such a difference. Do your in-laws plan to visit Poland
and did they eat Polish dishes? They aren’t planning to visit Poland
and it is impossible right now. So we don’t even think about it. It is quite difficult to organize
because a visa for the Turks it’s not as easy to get as for Poles to Turkey, no? There’s a lot to do. It’s easy for me, they even know me at the embassy. Yes, but for other members of
your family who were not abroad it would be hard so we didn’t try to do it. Did they eat Polish dishes? I didn’t have much opportunity to host them,
because we live far from the family, you know. It’s how many kilometers? 1600? 1600, 1700 almost. 1600 km away from the family, so
they don’t come to us for dinner. But I used to make chops in Burdur, I mean
you know like pork chops but chicken, no? And what? We tried to do pancakes. Pancakes. They ate it, but you know … Usually, the Turks are used to their traditional cuisine. So especially grandma doesn’t like to experiment. Although Nuri’s brothers liked the meat. They associated it with KFC because you know
meat covered with breadcrumbs so … they liked it. And that was also the question.
It came to my mind because it relates to the topic. Do I feel at ease at Nuri’s family home? Does Nuri’s grandmother who rules treat me well? And does she share her recipes with me? Does she teach me how to cook Turkish food? I feel completely at ease at Nuri’s family home. They accepted me from the very beginning. Although at the beginning we couldn’t get along
much because we didn’t know the language. So Nuri was translating as much he could. But they accepted me from the beginning. They treat me like their daughter. And now when I know Turkish and I can talk freely it’s great, there are no problems. Grandma is great too. I just think that if I smoked cigarettes,
we would get along even better, because grandma likes smoking a lot and I don’t,
so we can’t smoke cigarettes together. But it’s still all good. And as I ask Nuri’s grandmother about some
recipes she teaches me how to do it. But she doesn’t really pull me into the kitchen,
so I should sit there and learn to cook. Just as I feel like it then we do it. And there was the question in which
religion our wedding took place. We’ve already talked about it in
this video, so see yourself there. I will only quickly say we didn’t
do any religious wedding. Neither in the church nor in the mosque.
We only got a civil marriage. Okay. It was a question of whether they are
some hotels for tourists in Erciş. There are. There are. The end. There are. How did you stand the collision of summer
and winter after returning from Antalya? And is the apartment in Erciş warm
at such low temperatures outside? How did you stand it? How did I stand? I am used to changing climate back and forth. So it didn’t affect me much. And we have warm apartment. We have normal heating here. I also have to
emphasize it, because often comments like that come: Oh my God! You have such frosts, such snows,
and in Turkey there is no heating how are you doing? There is heating. Heating, radiators are not popular in such places like
Antalya, because they are unnecessary, it is warm there. But here we normally have radiators,
we have gas heating. So it’s warm at home here. Yes. And here is the question about the army. We have a video about the army
on this channel, so see it there But there is an additional question to this topic. How did you contact after the first month in the army? Was it still so hard? What did it look like in the following months? Did they allow access to the internet? The first month I will say was quite difficult. We had almost no contact at all, I can say. Because the army looks like a prison a little bit. You know. And till the oath there are some
rules out there, you know. Yes. And after the oath? After this first month? I will say this: Of course there is a ban smartphones
and the internet. You can’t do such things. But I had it a little, let’s say… Allowed illegally. Because I had a situation that I have a wife in Poland. Polish and there’s distance, I can’t call her. If she was in Turkey, it would be easier, but … And they let you. They didn’t let it directly but they didn’t control it. Let’s say like that. Ok so: Of course there is permission to contact family. Nuri couldn’t contact me normally on the
phone because I was in Poland at the time. So to contact me he had to have the internet. And he said it directly to his superiors
what is the situation, so … As they saw him calling me
they just pretended not to see it and … They turned a blind eye to it, but he
was honest with the situation. Normally it is forbidden to use
smartphones and the Internet. Here’s the question:
What does Women’s Day in Turkey look like? Well, like in Poland, probably? Yes it looks like in Poland. Excuse me. But in Poland I noticed that more flowers
are given to women than in Turkey. I can say that. It is also celebrated like in Poland
but in Poland they buy more flowers. But generally they buy more flowers
in Poland, that’s probably why. Any occasion, name day birthday – flowers.
You don’t buy flowers here. Flowers for the wedding only? Not even.
You don’t even give flowers at the wedding. For funeral … Carnation flowers are usually given on Women’s Day. In Turkey. Here? Roses too.
Roses too, but carnations are quite popular. And I can also see that girls meet together. And they get some flowers and gifts from guys. That’s it. Like in Poland. Ah! With books something … About books. I didn’t bring them here. But I have to show. It doesn’t make sense.
The books are there. What? Should I bring them? Yeah… Moment. No, maybe let’s skip this question. Oh gosh … Nonsense. One: Witold Szabłowski – Merhaba. Second: Agata Bromberek, Agata Wielgołaska
– Turcja. Półprzewodnik obyczajowy. I think that these are the two best books about Turkey. And I am currently reading
a book by Krzysztof Gonciarz. Human reason and dignity. Krzysztof Gonciarz, if you watch YouTube,
you probably know who he is. A YouTuber quite known in Poland. So I read this as YouTube inspiration. Are you reading something? Do you recommend any?
What books do you like? I can talk about book types. I like reading, for example…
maybe viewers will not be interested, historical books, a bit … not political, but … There is a bit of politics in it too,
they tell different things and … It’s strange but… I like to read such … how do you say branch? Something in the brain, neuro …? Medical books on neurology. About neurology. It interests me, I don’t know why,
I just like it. About the brain. Yeah. Yes. OK. Good. We have it. We have dealt with the books.
Pretty clumsy, but let it be. And what? One more question,
I don’t know if it will be the last one. Which place do you recommend
most for a holiday in Turkey? With reasonably cheap accommodation,
good food and something to explore. Van. Yeah. Cheap accommodation in Van,
good food and lots to explore. But I think Van is a bit hard to get by yourself. So maybe something easier? By the Black Sea. Poles never go there because they don’t know. Yes. There is … I don’t know what place in the world
you can give as an example. Switzerland? Yes mountains, forests. All green. Yes. Black Sea region is very beautiful. If it’s possible we will go there again and record vlogs, Because there are no vlogs on the channel,
and we really enjoyed it there. And we also want to show you
this region a little, encourage you. Because we all know where they always go. But if you want to go some easy point go to Antalya, no? For starters this is a first place. In Antalya it is not so touristy as
it is in these smaller towns. I mean there is not only all inclusive hotels etc. There is a lot to explore. You can organize your stay there on your own. There are a lot of videos on my channel
on this topic, so see yourself there. And Istanbul can also be a nice place to see. And now I don’t know if they would like to, but … Syrian border region is beautiful too. Really interesting but … I don’t know if you would like to travel there now. If … there will be a possibility to travel here again and you would like to try such a round trip here east of Turkey and southeast of Turkey
we also recommend it of course. Maybe it would be hard on your own,
especially when someone is travelling for the first time. It would be quite complicated
to organize it, but with a round trip … great, we recommend it! The end. End of questions. And so this video is probably
three hours long already. I’m afraid. Come on? Everyone is sitting at home.
And I’ll be… I will be working over the subtitles. I still check but I think it’s all we have. OK. So that’s it for today’s q&a. We will let you know when there will be next one. Then think about your next questions. And next time I say that we have Q&A with Nuri
ask more questions to Nuri. And now we don’t extend it anymore. That’s it. Subscribe to my channel, like, comment. And see you in the next video. See you soon! Görüşürüz!