If there's one thing Ruffa and husband Yilmaz share, it's love for shoes.
"Nako, kulang pa 'yong closet ko," she says of the dressing room in her house in Acarkent, Istanbul. "Even Yilmaz has a lot of stuff. He loves shoes as well. But when he saw my shoes, 'My goodness, you have a lot of shoes to fill up, like three floors of our house!' Now he knows it's my hilig."
It is in Istanbul, Ruffa admits, that she manages to keep a very organized closet.
"I put shoes in one section, and then my winter clothes in one section, and then I put my summer clothes in another section. 'Yong very organized talaga. When I go to my closet, I know exactly where my clothes are. Like, even one year later, kapag hinanap ko 'yon at wala 'yon doon, ay, naku, magagalit talaga ako. I know exactly my clothes, so nobody can ever take anything from me kasi hahanapin at hahanapin ko 'yon talaga."