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hookah bars, hookah calm and respecting hookah.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by Abraham Appel

Originally published on Hypnosis tobacco website.

Hookah smoking is  also a spiritual activity. And how you approach your time smoking shisha, and the enviroment you decide to smoke Hookah in may affect how you approach your life. How you feel inside.

The famous quote for Hookah smokers says that cigaret smokers are fast paced and tense while hookah smokers are calmer. But most hookah smokers today are hookah bar smokers. They don’t make their own hookah. how is that different than cigaret smoking?

It was even more recent that hookah bars opened.

And even more recent that Hookah bars took on the loud music, over TV’s playing, with the expensive prices fast food feeling we enjoy today.

hookah bar at lunch in India

Hookah bars in tradition were friends smoking at the days end. Or time alone to think.

hookah on roof.

In NY in the early 1900’s a hookah bar was a place where Immigrants would reconnect with others just arriving and those in the same upward struggle.  But mostly a Hookah was something you brought out to appreciate a conversation in your house or in your neighborhood.

To truly appreciate hookah we must look at our surroundings and those we are smoking with to decide its spiritual effects on us. Hookah bars are not the tradition. And with the noise, and with us now not even making our own hookahs; smoking Hookah tobacco has become no better than fast food for some.

And if you look at many of the people you are smoking with regularly you may notice that they are looking tired, tense, and getting more broke and are not connected to their Hookah because they only smoke in these hookah bars.

Smoking hookah is a time to let the sounds of the air pulling up the Shisha and bringing reflections of the day to rise up. Let the hookah and silence help inspire the mind to go deeper. Relax. Let the pressures fade away. Maybe even find some new life and energy by slowing down and believe things will get better if you are going through those rough patches. And most importantly make a hookah and appreciate what you made.

A reply to Some Hookah forums

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2010 by Abraham Appel

I don’t know how to fit in at the Hookah forums. I’ve been kicked out many times for the Ed Hardy Hookah Blog. It seems that so many people have hidden agendas that when you are honest and say that you write for the Blog they assume you’re an agent and not a lover of hookah culture. And then you look at every forum after that as agents who will call you an agent. And then you don’t know why people hate A hookah that you like so much.

I write the blog to be honest, to share what I see as American hookah culture, and to hopefully create the best blog online for Hookah news. More than just products. The American and maybe world Hookah story should be covered with an eye on more than just selling products. Of course we want to sell our products but we want to be part of the Hookah culture as a whole as well. Not one-dimensional.

I can handle criticisms. but what has been so frustrating is that most critics say things like “just look at it.” Or I hope he sells it quick so that I don’t have to see it.” How can you hate something you have never seen and how can I really believe you if you wont go see it?

I try to explain at the blog that what you’re hating on is actually what you’re supporting. You see Ed hardy , the name as a big company instead of as the new start-up. So you say you’re defending Hookah culture but what really is being supported is a cultural rejection of Ed hardy hookah by those who already make huge money from Hookahs.

In the hookah world we at Ed hardy are the newer, small company. We have done well. But we are not an established company like the ones usually mentioned by people dismissing us out of hand. So we really do have to have a good product. Doesn’t mean its the greatest thing since sliced bread. But its a great looking Hookah, a well-built hookah. And people who have bought it have not treated it as less than a very nice smoking hookah.
https://edhardysmoking.wordpress.com/…y-and-hookahs/

Palo Alto; murder;Da Hookah Spot drama

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by Abraham Appel

The article came out  five days before the arrest of Palo Alto’s, Da Hookah Spot owner, Paul Zumot. Da Hookah Spot was becoming a place to be.

da hookah spot photo from sf gate.com

Today the press follows  “Da Hookah Spot saga.” Murder charges on the past owner Bulos “Paul” Zumot, and the candlelight vigil greeting the new owner of Da Hookah Spot against the past owner of Da Hookah Spot.

Meanwhile; Department of Justice tests have begun to challenge the police’s first assertions that Mr. Zumot  (The hookah spots previous owner) doused his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi with gasoline before setting their apartment on fire. Causing  both sides to start digging in their heels. Those who feel their friend and Hookah bar owner could never do this murder might now be as convinced that he’s innocent, as the victim’s family is sure he’s guilty.

People at first thought she had died in the fire with no foul play.

But police, citing the history of restraining orders against Mr Zumot, and the police claiming that it appeared that Ms. Schipsi had been strangled, arrested Mr. Zumot 4 days after the apartment fire.

That was the beginning of what appears to be a story twisting  stranger, deeper and more painful for everyone involved.

picture of vigil published in the mercury news.

It is hard to imagine how Da Hookah Spot is going to survive the reporters walking in and candlelight vigils outside.

And this just in: The case is being moved form the Palo Alto court-house because of shouting matches and security concerns between supporters of Mr Zumot and supporters of the deceased.