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.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Some quotes.... Jotting Down.... Don't Let 'em Go:::....

The Most Elite Club in the World (Business Week)
"Most philanthropists, even experienced ones, say that it's harder to give money away effectively than it is to make it," says Beth Cohen, director of the Global Philanthropists

A fascinating, unprecedented work of behind-the-scenes long-form journalism by the New York Times' scent critic (chandlerburr.com)
Herm├Ęs had agreed to give Burr complete internal access to watch Ellena and its marketers create, from beginning to end, their next scent, which they would be launching one year later on the $31 billion perfume market.

...Grasse, France's traditional capital of perfume.
Grasse Info
Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, is a gateway town to Beyond.
The French perfume industry began in Grasse in the 16th century.
Also, perfume beyond website;

Grasse had been a flourishing leather and tanning center since the 13th century. When perfumed gloves became fashionable, the town provided them, and when the leather business faded away, the perfume became king.

Grasse was ideal because of the sunshine and micro-climate that facilitated the growth of the most delicate flowers.

By the 17th century, perfumers and apothecaries began settling here, and in 1729, the perfumers published their official statutes.

Photo of Grasse, by BeyondThe industrial side of the perfume business is located in the countryside and villages surrounding Grasse. The perfume industry now relies more on the chemical process than on flowers, and there are hundreds or thousands of products in our daily lives, other than soap and perfume, that require a "scent".

Some of the ancient factories, now abandoned, can be seen along the southern edges of the old town, recognizable by the high, brick smokestacks for their distilleries. "

...Parker's fragrance was being made in New York City by one of the largest commercial producers of perfume in the world, Coty, Inc., a $3 billion corporation headquartered in a midtown skyscraper.


One such forum is the US website www.perfumecritic.com, of which Burr has been a contributor in the past. The site reviews all major scent launches on the US market, as well as providing valuable insights and tips into fragrance development.

According to market information provider Euromonitor L'Oreal had a 12.9 per cent share of the $20 billion global fine fragrances market, while P&G comes in second with a 12.2 per cent share.

The third biggest player is luxury goods group LVMH with an 11.2 per share of the market, while Coty has a 3.9 per cent share.

Being Measured for a Bit of Sweden (NY TIMES, T Magazine, Thanks NY Times, finally it is free to read online)

Dr. Kenneth Mroczek, an orthopedic surgeon and director of the division of ankle and foot surgery at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, confirmed that flip-flops were bad for feet. “I’ve had a lot of people with flip-flop problems,” he said. “They give your feet no lateral support at all. I had trouble with flip-flops myself when I went on a walking tour of Italy.”

Chandler Burr's article on February 22, about Coco Chanel

Mr. Lorenzo said, “A lot of traditional players — like us — are worried” by mass market perfumers, “who churn things out all the time with no content and no beauty but commercial appeal for a short-term win.”

“For the high-end players who believe in luxury and scarcity and real design and a perfumery about creative fragrances that will surprise people, this could work well,” he said. “There’s an element of rarity and high end in their proposition."

Kate Greene, the vice president for marketing fine fragrances in North America at Givaudan, said that 800 new fragrances are expected to make their appearance in 2007. Yet Chanel’s collection, she said, is “great for that part of the industry in search of innovation.”

- "I think it is so true for some mass marketed fragrances" says cafealaturca.

For new fragrances, visit this amazing website;

Now Smell This (a blog about perfume)

While reading the comments about the new perfume, DKNY Night Delicious
On November 16, 2007 Elizabeth said:
There was an advertisement for this fragrance on the back of my MetroCard (for any non-New Yorkers, that's the card you use to pay subway/bus fare) a few months ago. I have never seen such a thing before!

I haven't tried Delicious Night, but that was weird - though hardly surprising in our plaster-every-remaining-space-with-ads society."

A Slickdeals.net forum post says,
"I saw on the local news that since the Magic won last night, Dunkin Donuts is giving one free donut. Not sure if this is got for last night's game or every time they win. Please include which store works or doesn't work."

Cafealaturca laughs~!!! :LOL, wish the same for Philadelphia Sixers.

Idea Found - 5 Seconds and Write:::::...

Reading an every-week-day-morning-must-read-blog Daniel Altman's (from IHT) Managing Globalization blog, came across a nice quote to be jot down here to long-live forever..

"The market for oil is one of the poorest-informed markets in the world. Sure, there are plenty of analysts, traders and spies trying to find out just how much is being produced and used in every corner of the world. But scarcity, the main force that drives all markets, is uncertain in the near future and ultimately unknown. It’s why people worry about conflicts in the Middle East, demand from China and India, sabotage in Nigeria and politics in Russia and Venezuela. And putting aside the vicissitudes of short-run supply and demand, may I remind everyone that we lack a geological map of the entirety of this planet’s insides?"

If you want to connect online, don't miss earthlink's $6.95 deal for the first 6 month. No commitment is necessary. On peak hours, the wireless speed is slow, but acceptable (no streaming videos, or music though)
Unfortunately, Verizon and Comcast internet services are still too expensive. If you don't bundle up, then $45 (inc. tax) is too high. There should be a more affordable way.

By the way, verizon FIOS is very expensive to install on those streets you see the thick black cable hanging out next too the other air cable, but they are committed to make money, so they ask for your commitment when you sign up for their services.

Today's post is a dramatic one. It has been a long time, and not much love has been given to this blog for a long time. Retail work environment is very demanding. It is both fun, and sometimes could be tiring as well. If any one of you work in retail, would you mind sharing your experience with us.

Counting down for the Black Friday. Illusion, perception, drama..
Here is one creative video clip. My equation for this video is desire and illusion mismatch!