Monday, 25 February 2013

Poorness having only little relation, if any, with salary

I have been working in this remote place in Azerbaijan, for construction of a tourism complex. Although it will serve wealthy Azerbaijanis once opened, there is still some dust and mud around the hotels.

I was talking to the driver the other day about his cherry farm:
GOO: Why don't you bring us some cherry?
D: This is not the season for harvesting.
GOO: &+^%/'+/=!!    (It was winter then)
GOO: Ok, bring in summer.
D: Don't worry, I offer cheery for free every year (for religious reasons).
GOO: But you shall give it to the poor.
D: You are poor as well. Otherwise you would not be working in this place.
GOO: &+^%/'+/=!!

I am grateful to him for reminding me that.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

George Costanza

It is true that he loses money, jobs, women and hair. Hence, it is perfectly all right to see him as a loser in that sense. However, he is a true sceptic, who is not even sure of himself, a hero; he is definitely not a loser - even though he is a "bald man, with no jobs, and no money, who live with his parents."

Monday, 16 April 2012

Questions and Answers

It became very clear to me today that, in most of the situations, I like questions more than I do answers; I find joy in possibility of being mistaken, obscurity and scepticism.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Even she knows

the Lady: I have been to Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara.
the Gent: I have lived in Ankara for more than 20 years.
the Lady: Oh, I'm sorry. (smiles)

Monday, 9 April 2012

Invest in Future?

There has to be a limit to the number of days that one may spend as an investment for future, for future is unknown.

Monday, 28 November 2011

'Stop corporate power'?

I usually do not get why people protest - not that protesting itself is wrong - but this old lady says something with her sign reading "Stop Corporate Power."(not seen in the picture)

I want to learn more about the consequences if they stop corporate power.

Yeah, i believe majority of the protesters do not say anything at all - at least of the ones in Turkey.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

All in the past?

While we were talking about the books we have been reading lately, one of the secretaries working here in Iraq, the one who is Filipino, said "Why do you read history? It's all in the past."

I really enjoy talking to secretaries, truck drivers, carpenters, I mean.