september 23, 2001
Once when I saw Venezia and all of its loveliness I thought it nice to question the cafe owners of how they live at such a beautiful place normally. I would visit all of the owners of the shops and the cafes and the restaurants and try to chat with my little Italian and learn their ways. Very funny people the Venetians. I happened upon a little taverna in the middle of a square and inside it had books lined up on one side of the wall for people to take and bring back and i loved that little cafe. At the back room of the cafe sat two slot machines which as Americans we find intriquing since you had to go to a casino to play slots but here they're everywhere. There was alittle overturned bucket on one chair and I put a euro in the slot and wow out came 38 euros just like that I thought hey that is a pretty good slot machine! This older blonde lady came back in the room and started yelling at me for playing the slot saying that it was out of order and that i couldnt play it! She made me leave but of course i took my 38 euros with me! Then as i glanced back I saw here playing the slot! She had chased me away so she wanted to win all the money!
As I walked dejectedly away I crossed the little bridge and here came a very gorgeous guy blonde muscles storming his way over the bridge and to the cafe. I thought for some reason it was because of the little slot machine and I hoped that i wasnt in trouble for playing a machine that had a overturned container on it like it was some sort of signal that that machine is going to hit and not not to play it. Anyway I kept going and about 8 hours later I sat at alittle cafe somewhere hidden there and drank an espresso and I heard ching ching ching ching ching ching and saw all these euros dropping from a machine to my right and when i peaked there is these very big blue eyes of that blonde storming man staring back at me! He kind of smiled at me and walked away. I thought that kind.
The conversations at Prague! Emme I love that city could you tell me as a resident why do you love Prague? Guy who owns the restaurant Little Whale
I love my little pub that is number one and I love the drinks they're inexpensive and it is a huge big beer culture...you can walk everywhere at Prague and drink a beer plus there is okay to, smoke weed! But the Xzech's there pussies! zero fights! (hmm good to know), plus I am Irish and I love beer and there isnit any cut off for beer you could be passed out on the floor and we'd take your money out of your pockets and keep letting you drink! (really!)
Guy at jewelry store, "I am from Isreal" (of course he is jewish owning a jewelry store-all of the New York Jewelry wholesalers are jewish)and I think that Prague is beautiful. I am very happy here and the people they're very happy. I am 1/2 muslim and 1/2 jewish, interesting combination, but all of the fighting at Israel is political and about money it is always about money. Oil really." Emme, Israel doesnt have any oil does it? I thought that everybody just wanted Israel because it is a tiny religious country and that is where Jesus is born... Guy at jewelry store, " No it isnt because of that it is because of money.There you are either with the government or they shoot you! I was in the Israel army for 2 years and I saw that all the Israel government cared about is money. That is why I left Israel and now I am at Prague!" Emme, okay but I thought that they wanted Isreal for the fact that Jesus is born there and all of that...
Guy at Jewelry store, " No the arabs don't care that Jesus or Mohammed or whoever is born there it is all about the money money money money!" At that point I am wondering where is all the money he is talking about? Emme, Why does Syria want to bomb Israel? Guy at jewelry store his name is Samuel
Samuel, "Because it is about money all of the countries not, just Syria, want to bomb Israel-Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran all of them" Emme, why? It is a tiny country and where is the oil? Saudi Arabia is much bigger and it has all of the oil you don't see all of the countries wanting to bomb Saudi Arabia...I don't think it is about money, it is about perception...Isreal has a huge strong army and the military is respected all around the world all of its jets planes etc take armed guards with each flight it is 100% safe and it is a strong nation of great reputation of always being a fighter and keeping tight that holy land, every time someone is perceived as strong and respected somebody wants to be like them so since Isreal has such a great reputation it is now a trump card. The Jewish people all around the world refer to Isreal as their homeland and because of that fact now when you talk about bombing Israel you are talking about bombing a culture worldwide a religion worldwide and to take that action will literally and I mean literally cause World War Three; therefore it is a trump card. Yes Isreal could have possibly nucleuar weapons but the entire world knows Isreal would never use them. They only use their military to protect and keep their borders intact. But if a nation is saying that they're going to bomb Isreal it is purely a religious and trump card motive that is all.
Samuel, " No it is about money!" Emme, Money where is all the money that Israel is receiving? Samuel, " 80% to Army, that is where all the money goes!"
Okay the next person thought Prague is beautiful for the atmosphere the river and the collection of mixture of different architectural structures and the airports. hmmm the airports?
Because I am from somewhere else I love people here. I am from 110 kilometers south...okay
"I don't like Prague because I am from a village far away and the memories from that city they're the best. I married my classmate and we have 5 children.
I miss when cities change I like my old memories. I remember walking down my street and the first girl I loved." Emme, aw and her name?
Guy, " I don't know her name I've met plenty of other girls since her!" Laughter o okay! Guy, " I met many girls the last 20 plus years."
Emme I wonder what happened to the specialness of the memories!