29 March 2009


I was as surprised as you the other day, when I received the photos from my manager (my uncle) regarding the front-page cover on the magazine and the billboard advertising that followed. Also in these times of crisis it is important to be alert so I therefore decided to update my resume.

Name: Josefine Defne Troelsen
Address: A room in my parents house
Phone: Yes
Fax: What is this?
Email: Of course

Troelsen family, Istanbul
June 2008 - present

In my current position I have the role of only child in a family consisting of my mum and dad. This job requires my present 24x7 and I put all my energy and strength into providing challenging positions to those reporting to me (mum, dad and my nanny). Since the appointment of Sehnaz as my nanny my workload has increased by 50% from handling 2 people full time to now 3 people full time. My employers have of course not provided me with any salary increase or additional benefit dispite of this large increase in my responsibilities.

Main achievements: Can sit without support, can keep parents up all night if I want, ability to clap, wave, cry when hungry/sleepy/bored/want attention. I can also pull hair/glasses and other loose things. Almost crawling.

Minimum package: Full service in terms of food, cloth washing, diaper change when required, personal washing, daily walks, entertainment when bored, new toys on regular basis, my mum when I cry.

Interests: Toys (preferably noisy), being carried, eating, sleeping
References: My grandparents, as they always love me and I cannot do anything wrong according to them.

08 March 2009

Move and birthday

Finally I am back online. Last month I made the decision to move to a new place, as I was getting tired of living in the same place for such a long time. I had, at that time, been almost 8 months in Anadolu Hisari, so it was time to move on. So I found a new place with proper access for me to go outside and a playground, grass to play on and a pool for summer. You can see more on http://www.arteverde.com.tr/ Since I moved I have had a lot of trouble with the internet provider, so only this week did I get my ADSL back up again.

Last weekend it was my dad's birthday. Everybody was here and we celebrated with a very nice cake. At least I think that it is nice, but they did not give me any of it. Instead I got my normal soup of potato, broccoli, carrot and rice, which is not very interesting. Next year I am going to eat a lot of cake.

Last I want to inform about a couple of new things that I have learned recently. Firstly, I can now scream really loudly especially when I see my parents after they have been at work the whole day. My mum has by the way started to work again, so I miss her a lot during the day. I also think that she misses me. Secondly, I am eating all sorts of food and especially fruit now. I do not really like fruit and they are giving me orange, which is very sour and my whole body shakes when I get that.