Expect the unexpected, follow the lovers lost in this blog.

A blog to cater your mind,body,and soul as you drink Turkish Coffee. We are proud to present our new storyline called Cafe's search for his "Zahir". Everyday is a new day for the "Cafe" (from Istanbul) & his journey for "Zahir" (from Baku). Don't expect extraordinary drama from the narrator, me. Still, this is a drama (maybe real!), and have better impact on you than watching a soap opera. Guaranteed. There is genuine feelings within inspirational periods. Cross your fingers for this story to end with happy marriage :-) All rights are reserved.

EDIT (01 July 2009) - She is engaged with another man, and I finally made my marriage proposal bringing my family to Baku. The result: She stays engaged and will have her wedding, so called "toy", with that another man.

Rest in peace Ms. Zahir.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What a nightmare it would be to see your 2007 forecast earnings less than expected, Capital One Bank does!

Not a big fan of BBC World, from time to time I take a look at the articles. Interesting aspect of blogs like cafealaturca is the chance to catch up with an article, although you might have missed it on its release day. Well, this is a fresh one. But, it might go stale if you read this post in the future. Your best bet is to subscribe to my RSS Feeds, which are NOT yet available:-) But, the time will come for that as well. Coming soon. Also, podcast and video blog is another theme I want to add to this little cafe we enjoy all together reading, from time to time. I shall suggest some music albums to listen while sipping your Turkish Coffee and reading this blog. Here comes the first one: Harry Gregson Williams - Kingdom of Heaven OST (Original SoundTrack)

Back to the article (you may realize, cafe goes off topic very easily), "Capital One has said it expects to eliminate 2,000 jobs - about 7% of its workforce - as it battles rising competition from rival card companies."Another day fades away to open up space for another new day. If you are new to Cafe A La Turca, welcome, please enjoy your Turkish Coffee.I don't know which coffee is this one, but looks similar to Turkish Coffee:-)
I shall provide you more insight about the similarities and differences between all those coffee types in the surrounding area of Turkey. Shall we call in short the pre-Ottoman Empire countries?

Whole Food Stores, Trader Joe's, vs. Food with Industrial Chemicals

After reading the news article in BusinessWeek, it is not difficult to make a better choice (still due to affordability) to prefer Natural Grocery Stores like Whole Food or Trader Joe's (my favorite, very good price, would highly recommend their 1lt. German Mineral Water).
"China has closed 180 food factories after inspectors found industrial chemicals being used in products from candy to seafood, state media said Wednesday."
Further, "Meanwhile, another regulating agency, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce, said it closed 152,000 unlicensed food manufacturers and retailers last year for making fake and low-quality products."

The big question is How Much Are We Informed through the labels on the food products. Like that 50 cent Great Value Tuna, or Soda Pops at Save a Lot??? Are we safe?

Still, we make our own decisions. For lower price, we can eat more variety. Or, we can choose to eat high quality with low quantity :-)