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30.       seyit
547 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 10:41 am

 

Quoting Leelu

 if more people accepted each others religious beliefs a lot of misconceptions and prejudices would be gone from the world .. in my opinion .. but more importantly there would also be "respect" and that is why turkey and turkish people hold a special place in my heart .. it is the respect that I saw whilst there.

 

 I support you wholeheartedly...

31.       Trudy
7887 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 10:55 am

 

Quoting CANLI

Mmmm,guys,i hate to interrupt,but can you tell me about the candle thing ?

 

Quote: CANLI

Btw,what does lightening the candle means ?

İ know he was praying,but when you light a candle along with the praying,what does it means?

 

 

You can pray for anything you want. I - being an agnost for years now - still light a candle at a Maria statue (mother-figure to me) while thinking of my late father. Small inheretage of my catholic upbringing....

32.       libralady
5152 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 11:53 am

 

Quoting lady in red

What´s wrong with a St Christopher?  It´s hardly a major religious symbol in Christianity is it? You might think twice about giving him a cross - but St Christopher is the patron saint of travellers and a St Christopher pendant seems a nice gift to give to someone who travels a lot - not much different to a Turkish person giving you a Nazar as a gift (and they often do!)

 

 I think if you were a strong Roman Catholic you might have a different view!  He may be a patron Saint of Travellers, but only originally in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian faiths.

 

My point was that it would not have the same meaning to a Muslim as it would to a Christian.  If I was looking for a gift of this nature I would try and find something that is relevant to the persons culture, faith (if they are believers), country etc etc

33.       Janette1169
92 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 12:02 pm

Thank you so much to all of you for your thoughts and comments on this. Very interesting views i must say.

 

I suppose it would do no harm to offer the gift to my friend and ask if they would accept and let them know the meaning of it.

 

All i wanted to do what to let them know i would be thinking of them and their safety while they were travelling.

If they didnt want to accept it, then i wouldnt be offended by that at all.

 

Libralady ... i will do some research into gifts of this nature for a muslim and their beliefs. Thank you

 

 

34.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 12:03 pm

 

Quoting libralady

 

 If I was looking for a gift of this nature I would try and find something that is relevant to the persons culture, faith (if they are believers), country etc etc

 

Everytime a TC member asks for advice on a gift to take to Turkey for friends or boyfriend´s relatives, it is suggested that they take something from their own culture/country!  Personally if a Turk was to bring me a present in the UK I would much rather have a Turkish ´Eye´ than a St Christopher I could walk into Argos and buy any day of the week!

35.       Janette1169
92 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 12:11 pm

Everytime a TC member asks for advice on a gift to take to Turkey for friends or boyfriend´s relatives, it is suggested that they take something from their own culture/country!  Personally if a Turk was to bring me a present in the UK I would much rather have a Turkish ´Eye´ than a St Christopher I could walk into Argos and buy any day of the week!

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Sorry Lady in red. i cant do the goin to args bit.. i dont have 4 kids.. a buggy and a tracksuit to do that haha.

 

However i do see your point, but to give a turk a turkish eye is not something different is it. Maybe i should give my friend  compass so they dont get lost on their travels.. omg why didnt i think of that ages ago!!! lol 

 

36.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 01:04 pm

 

Quoting Janette1169

Everytime a TC member asks for advice on a gift to take to Turkey for friends or boyfriend´s relatives, it is suggested that they take something from their own culture/country!  Personally if a Turk was to bring me a present in the UK I would much rather have a Turkish ´Eye´ than a St Christopher I could walk into Argos and buy any day of the week!

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Sorry Lady in red. i cant do the goin to args bit.. i dont have 4 kids.. a buggy and a tracksuit to do that haha.

 

However i do see your point, but to give a turk a turkish eye is not something different is it. Maybe i should give my friend  compass so they dont get lost on their travels.. omg why didnt i think of that ages ago!!! lol

 

 Haha!  And your name´s Janette and not Waynetta!! {#lang_emotions_laugh_at}.  OK - I amend ´Argos´ to ´Ernest Jones´  !!

 

Modified:  How relevant!  Just go an advert email from Argos - how about one of these!!

 

Tom Tom 

 

 

 

 

37.       Janette1169
92 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 01:29 pm

Quote:

Modified:  How relevant!  Just go an advert email from Argos - how about one of these!!

 

Tom Tom 

Oh thank you sooo much... i totally forgot about sat nav! must drag myself into the 21 st century!

 

Would have to be in Turkish language though! haha .

 

Im so sorry too lady in red about the comment i made on Argos shoppers.. didnt know you shopped there too.. been on their mailing list an all

 

NOTE TO SELF... DO NOT STEREO TYPE ARGOS SHOPPERS!!!  hehe

38.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 02:31 pm

 

Quoting Janette1169

Quote:

Modified:  How relevant!  Just go an advert email from Argos - how about one of these!!

 

Tom Tom 

Oh thank you sooo much... i totally forgot about sat nav! must drag myself into the 21 st century!

 

Would have to be in Turkish language though! haha .

 

Im so sorry too lady in red about the comment i made on Argos shoppers.. didnt know you shopped there too.. been on their mailing list an all

 

NOTE TO SELF... DO NOT STEREO TYPE ARGOS SHOPPERS!!!  hehe

 

Yes!! Be VERY careful what you say!! lol.  Never bought jewellery from there but even people who don´t have buggies, 4 kids and a velour tracksuit and aren´t called Waynetta are allowed to shop for electrical goods, garden furniture etc. you know! (although I do have 3 kids and I did once have a buggy for them and when I wasn´t so lazy and used to go to the gym 3 times a week, I even owned a tracksuit!!

39.       libralady
5152 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 02:39 pm

 

Quoting Janette1169

Quote:

Modified:  How relevant!  Just go an advert email from Argos - how about one of these!!

 

Tom Tom 

Oh thank you sooo much... i totally forgot about sat nav! must drag myself into the 21 st century!

 

Would have to be in Turkish language though! haha .

 

Im so sorry too lady in red about the comment i made on Argos shoppers.. didnt know you shopped there too.. been on their mailing list an all

 

NOTE TO SELF... DO NOT STEREO TYPE ARGOS SHOPPERS!!!  hehe

 

Isn´t the Argos Catalogue a Chavs Bible? {#lang_emotions_lol} and I am waiting to be struck by lightening!

 

40.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 02:43 pm

Janette, I have an idea: why not introduce your Turkish friend to GPS (Global positioning system) Lots of fun for adults and children:

 

http://www.drive.subaru.com/Win06_Feature.htm

 

 

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