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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Good Heart - Fortunetelling or Turkish Coffee Cup Reading

The news come from Jaffa, Israel. A fortuneteller named Kuma has been convicted for fraud and magic practices, plus reading coffee grounds.

"Kuma's transgression is something known to its practitioners as tasseography, the ancient art of overturning a coffee cup — usually a demitasse used for Turkish coffee — and looking for answers in the patterns left behind by the grounds."

According to Israeli laws, "it is OK to offer advice based on tarot cards and the stars. But not coffee grounds.

I have yet to find out if it is OK to practice coffee grounds reading in the US. By the way, if you know how to read coffee grounds, check out the pictures I posted on Flickr. Comment on any symbols you can figure out over the grounds.

Once again, keep enjoying your Turkish Coffee.

A couple of words about Turkish Airlines

Europe's fastest growing airlines company Turkish Airlines.
However, they still try to negotiate with "the Turkish civil aviation workers' union Hava-Is over workers' conditions are not resolved mutually."
According to Airwise News;
- The union, which represents about 11,500 THY employees including pilots and stewards,
- Turkish Airlines, which is also the national flag carrier posted a net profit of USD$132 million last year, up 28 percent from a year earlier.
Airwise also got this news from Reuters.
So, let's research Reuters about THY (Turkish Airlines). Same quoted news have been released on Yahoo India News by Reuters.
Their success might also be a result of their decision taken on Oct. 19, 2005.
"Turkish Airlines is applying new technology to achieve greater revenues from improved inventory management. The airline has s
igned a multi-year contract worth more than US$1 million with Sabre Airline Solutions for decision-support technology from the Sabre AirMax Revenue Management group of products. Turkish Airlines expects to boost total revenues by five percent as a result of the deal."

Besides, their admission to Star Alliance group at through the end of 2006 might have boosted their revenue.

To make the long story short, did you fly with THY? How w
as your experience? For me, their non-stop flight from New York, and Chicago (and Miami) to Istanbul is very convenient, even better if you redeem your miles :-)

Today's post took about 30 minutes. Through the surfing, I found out about Globalcool.org
The best application they offer is calculating your CO2 Emissions. Go ahead, and measure yours. and save the planet. I pledged to reduce my CO2 emissions by 2,056 tonnes.

I still stand for recycling, and cannot believe how much littering goes on in Philadelphia streets. Everything begins at the early age, even a young child can sometimes teach his/her parents. So, recycling should be on the agenda of every elementary school. My elementary school teacher told me not to even spit on the street.

While searching for the motto on Philly trash cans,
"Fill It For Philly's Sake, Do Not Litter", I found out about this Sake site, and I want to dedicate this bookmark to all my Japanese friends. Arigatto!

Last, I laughed a lot to this picture below. Again, I was intending to search for littering in Philadelphia, but Google showed me this search result.

Thanks Google, you are awesome! I
mean it.

Take care for now. Please, do not litter wherever you are breathing in oxygen.