a mesa de luz

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

lisboa (ve koyun)

Beşik Dürtmesi

Kuzu gibi olun diyorlar
Buyuyup ortaya cikinca
Koyun gibi gutmek icin sizi

Can Yücel

Cradle rocking

Be little lambs, they tell us
So that when you grow up
We can lead you like sheep.

Can Yücel

o Palácio do Kebab (kebap saray)

most kebab joints in Lisboa are owned by Pakistanis or Bangladeshi but when I saw the knife on the man's hand on TV I knew he was a Turk. there are but a few Turkish places in Lisboa, Derviche for more expensive and the Kebab place at R. Almirante Reis with awesome service, tea, and several dishes for those longing for the real deal, such as me. the Kebab Palace opened two months ago by Istanbullu Mustafa in a restaurant and bar area of the city with fast food good kebab: real meat and real bread. I wish he had baklava, maybe in the future. Mustafa has been in the country for 4 years and wants to bring his wife and two children. although he is a hard working, tax paying person, he still does not have the Portuguese papers to do so.
two days ago, Mustafa was getting ready for a new day, opening the door of the restaurant just after 7 in the morning, having worked the previous night until 2:00am or so I am told. a group of African-Portuguese (not immigrants) nationals, about 30, were leaving the night club across the street. there are several of these gangs around the city who have caused violence, theft and disorder. unfortunately they decided to attack Mustafa, beat him and rob whatever they could of the new shop. Mustafa grabbed the kebab knife and fought for his life. he sent a number of the criminal to jail and saved himself and his shop.

the event has raised some issues in the social networks and society: those who are against muslims and refugees and defend nationality lost much of their arguments. Mustafa was raised to the hero condition by many Portuguese who have been unable to defend themselves against these groups of criminals that roam the city at night to cause trouble. Mustafa dropped charges and all he wants is to go on with life. the police is in the hunt forthe 30 cowards who decided to attack a working man who was by himself.

I went to Palácio do Kebab yesterday and had a wonderful treat; a huge döner special and really nice and friendly service. I wish Mustafa all the luck. sometimes I am ashamed of what happens here.
iyi şanslar!

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so many messages of support, I'm really happy about this. the restaurant has gone from 200 likes on fb to more than 3000 in a couple od days. there have been messages from all sorts of different people. I need to share this one by Alberto Esperança Esperança, the men holding the #esefossecontigo tag, a tag that has been used by the national tv channel in a series of programs agaist discrimination (what if it were you). ---proud!

by Jorge Galvão Nazaré.

there's also a "support" group on fb, mostly jokes actually:

to follow here: www.facebook.com/Palacio-do-kebab-191758911188428

Monday, April 25, 2016

freedom, 25 Abril 74, carnation revolution

"The court ruled that Dündar had “insulted public officials” in a series of articles on the Dec. 17-25, 2013 corruption allegations, which President Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) claim was a plot to overthrow the government. " nothing is more precious than freedom, freedom of thought, of the press, of gender, equality, equality of opportunity. it doesn't matter what shallow things we decide to do with the freedom we were given, all it matters is we have a choice.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

getting ready

for the alla turca salads. (pazar)

Rumours by Neil Simon

an awesome school production.

Friday, April 22, 2016

iyi hafta sonları

douro (nehir)

história visual de um rio

road maps for digital transformation

for million dollars organizations, clearly not my case, by capgemini
banks, by MIT Tech review.
slides, by john sinke
a seven step one.
another guide.
um tema desde 2014. mostly marketing related while I'm more interested in organizational structures.
about DIO, digital integrated organizations. and here, digital transformation.
so these are the key-words.
(gosto do meu mapa a priori)

"The technology platform is the foundation, while internal processes, organizational structures, and corporate culture are the various floors, including the installations (insulation, electricity, heating, plumbing, and so on)."

 One executive quoted younger employees as saying “Come on. I know the company’s more than
100 years old, but our IT capabilities don’t have to match the age of the company.” Other employees are incorporating their personal practices into their work lives without waiting for corporate practices to catch up. According to one CIO, “Officially iPads are prohibited by our policies. Yet 50 percent of our employees are using them at work.”

ERP, enterprise resource planning, suite of integrated applications, not happening in the example above.

from the cap gemini paper, pretty good, but hey 2011.

verbs, evde uçan

Ben Kris'e Kitabı veriyorum. not true, just learning verbs. swallows arrived at their nest last Sunday. one can say spring has arrived after weeks and weeks of unusual cold and rain, the coldest march in 30 years.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

mudança de estação

i just figured i really like twenty one pilots. (thanks to my sweetsker)
and... a haiku by Basho, from Anthology of Japanese Literature:

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There a beggar goes!
Heaven and Earth he's wearing
for his summer clothes.


spotifying plans

from here.

working on it.

colecção com c de bolos

Fıstıklı Tel Kadayıf Tatlısı Malzemeleri

400 gr. Tel kadayıf
250 gr. Tereyağı
250 gr. Antep fıstığı

Şerbet Malzemeleri
2 su bardağı şeker
3 su bardağı su
3-4 damla limon suyu

Şerbet için sos tenceresinde şeker ve suyu şeker eriyinceye kadar kaynatın ardından limon suyunu ekleyip soğumaya bırakın.
Tel kadayıfları eritilmiş tereyağı ile beraber elinizle açarak, ayırın.
Kadayıfların yarısını fırın kabınızın tabanına elinizle iyice bastırın. Üzerine Antep fıstıklarını serpiştirin.
Kadayıfın diğer yarısını da üzerine yayın ve iyice bastırın. Kadayıfları iyice sıkıştırmazsanız, istediğiniz kıvamı elde edemezsiniz.
180 derecede önceden ısıtılmış fırında 45-50 dakika pişirin.
Fırından çıkan sıcak tatlının üzerine soğuk şerbeti dökerek servis edin.

e pão de ló de fubá.
estamos em R&D para domingo.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

since we're at it

arka, arka bahçe, arka koltuk, arka ayaklar, arka kapı, arka sokak.
Beyoğlu'nun arka sokakları
İstanbul: Hatıralar ve Şehir:

cherryblossom, vişne çiçeği

A photo posted by Ana V (@amesadeluz) on

from the backyard, arka bahçede vişne çiçeği. looking for ways of saying arka bahçede, I found this blog: I can also say  "Evimin iki bahçesi var", but unfortunately I am not a gardener. ama kırlangıçlar gelmiş :)