Weekend 15-16 May


Barış Manço had an album in 1977 named “Sarı Çizmeli Mehmet Ağa” and the most popular song of the album was the song too. Few people know sarı Çizmeli Mehmet Ağa was a real person and lived from 1810 to 1920. Mehmet Ağa was born in Karaman and he was a land owner in Ermenek Karaman. Ottoman Empire once found him and gave him a big land in Cyprus and told him to use this land for farming and employ the local people. He was said to be a very good and and fair person. He employed all his people, helped them to get married and even paid their debts. During his life devoted to charity work, he helped a huge amount of people, spent all his fortune and died as a poor man in 1920. Barış Manço, who was impressed by this man, made the song in 1977, found his grave in Cyprus in 1982 and made a tomb for him. After Barış Manço died, Cyprus government renewed the tomb as in the picture and remembered to attribute to Barış Manço’s name.


thinking and behaving as if you are younger than you really are
“Dad may be nearly 90 but he’s still young at heart.”



-what are your short term plans?
-what are your long term plans?
-do you have any plans for your business or your work?
-do you have any plans about your education?
-what are your plans for the weekend?
-do you have any holiday plans soon?
-are you planinng to buy anything nowadays?


-what time and what do you usually eat?
-do you have a healthy diet?
-what type of food do you usually eat?
-what don’t you usally prefer eating?
-tell us about your favorite restaurants in your city


-How important is time in your culture?
-In your opinion, is it polite to always show up on time, or to show up a little late?
-Talk about what takes up most of your time.
-What would you do if you had a few extra hours in a day?
-Would you rather have more time or more money? Why?
-Talk about the most significant time of your life.
-What is your perception of time now? Does it go by slowly or quickly?
-What do you think the perception of time depends on?
-Are you a “night owl” or an “early bird”?

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