Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Yesterday I recieved a bad news that two of my friends are getting divorced. When my husband told me that, we were both shocked. I could not believe him. They were so in love with each other, a great couple that we always mentioned them as an example of successful couple. The first time that I met them they told me about their love story that how they met for the first time, very interesting and passionate story.

I still can’t believe they are going to get divorced. I heard different reasons, that why they want to be separated but none of them make sense to me. None of them are serious enough to convert the great romantic life to such an ending point.

It’s like 4 years that they have got married, and last and first time I saw them was last year. They gave Nima (my husband) and me series of small size books about secret of success in love. They were so nice and energetic. And now…

I can’t believe, I don’t want to believe…GOD please stop this…

Monday, June 25, 2007

Raccoon in the waste bin

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One of my major passions is animals. I do love animals specially mammals. During my childhood I used to keep different pets, especially dogs which are my first favorite animals. I think each individual animal has his/her own character just like us; some of them are shy, or quiet, loud,etc.
When I was a little girl, my grandfather has a big garden and there were always several dogs there to guard the place. I used to go deep inside the garden with my gang of dogs, which I used to choose a name for each myself. We were really good friends, I had a good understanding about their character, what they need what they are trying to say. They were just like my friends with another language; they weren’t just a dog for me. Any way but I think maybe being in contact with animals from childhood make me a big fan of them.

Yesterday (Sunday, June 24) I went to Erindale park with my husband for walking and on the way back we heard something is moving in the waste bin. Then we discovered that a small raccoon (not a mature one) was get stuck in a waste bin and can’t come out of it.

His face was so cute and there was no fear in his eyes but just a bit frustration of trying to get out. I wasn’t sure if I can pet him or not, (I think I was braver when I was a little girl who didn’t care about the risk of being bitten). Finally we tilted the bin and he came out very slowly and walk toward the trees. I wish I could have pet him. Nima (my husband) took a picture of him.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

We really miss you

Today I received the bad news that one of my previous teachers at Tehran University passed away, Dr Mehdi Ghalibafian. I had a course with him on the third year of my bachelor years. He was a very famous teacher , very knowledgeable, very polite and gentle. Can't say more "God bless his great soul"

Saturday, June 09, 2007

I am so happy

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These days the St. John’s weather warms up and it is just perfect, with 22-23 degree. I really enjoy walking from home to office and back. There is the trail that I am walking through every day and the path is pretty nice with a river passing along.

I love dandelions, those circular yellow flowers growing everywhere. They look so vivid and give a lot of positive energy to me. I put some photos of this trail.

This is a perfect life: beautiful trail to pass along every day, thousands dandelions smiling at you every where, listening to birds singing and to river, and enjoying the weather.

I am simply sooooooooooooooooo happy.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Traditional Iraninan Concert at St. John's

One of my friend’s parents came here to visit him few weeks ago. His father is a musician, and he is playing Setar and Kamanche and he is expert in traditional Iranian music.

Yesterday (Monday June 4th), he had a casual concert at music building on campus. Most of the small Iranian society members showed up and also local people who were interested in.

I am not really fan of traditional Iranian music, I just like some of them but I was curious to see what other people think. At the middle of the concert, one of my non-Iranian friend (John) asked, why one song is so long? I couldn’t help laughing as I remembered the related joke.

But generally everyone found the concert very interesting, but it seems some people preferred Setar to Kamanche. As John said it sounded like the angry female cat.

But another non-Iranian friend, Bob, seems to like it and said you should let your ears get used to it. that's a Good advice for me!!