Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snow Valley

It's 7:15 in the morning, we are waiting for couple of friends to pick us up. We are heading to Snow Valley. The resort has the best place for snow tubing in Ontario. The weather is about -22, and we are wraped ourselves in two sucks, warm underwear, ski pants, jacket good enough for this weather. The only problem is that if our friends do not show up as soon as possible I am going to pass out from the heat. :)
The picture is from here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Start Your Virtual Life

The person that I am today is the result of several choices that I made in my life consciously or unconsciously. If you ask my friends, what kind of person Hiva is? there will be very likely common characteristics for me that they assumed.
Is she a load person? I don't think anyone would say yes
Is she rude? Is she reliable? Is she this or that?
Did you ever try to act differently? Try to make a choice totally different from what you always do?
For example, you are conservative person, always plan what to do next but once you decide not to plan, lets go and see what would happen; lets be spontaneous.
As we grow up we pick different habits, some of them we like some of them we don't. And as we grow older it's become harder to drop those we don't like.
Did you ever like to see what would happen if you where different to some extent. I mean imagine there was another world that you could make different choices and see what would happen.
I found this website, called "Second Life". The idea of the website is interesting. It's a virtual world and people sign up for it from different part of the globe. There, you can start your virtual life, make virtual friends do virtual shops...start your own business.

"Second Life® is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe. ...Once you've explored a bit, perhaps you'll find a perfect parcel of land to build your house or can buy, sell and trade with other Residents..."

People can make real money out of vitual life. :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

When God Surprises You

Imagine one day, someone knocked on your door; you open it and God is standing right out there!!! (take it easy just imagine)

What would be your first reaction?
-Oh My God... or
- Are you for real? or
- So you do exist, I knew it!
-I'm not dead, am I?

What would be the very first thing that you would say to him?
- Do you wanna come in? Have tea or something.. or
- Can I help you? (really stupid)

What would be your short conversation?
- Cold weather ha
- What's up? is everything ok up there?
- How's guys, Gabriel, Michael..? Are they doing well?
-It's a little messed up in here, oh I mean you know, here on earth, Global Warming, wars,..of course you know, you are God...
-Sugar in your tea?

If you could make a wish , what would that be?
- Can we talk for a while?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Here Are Two of My Favorite Songs...

Chris De Burgh was always one of my favorite singer. Here is two songs that I like a lot.

1- A Spaceman Came Traveling: the la la la la.. part of the song used to be my lucky song. at the time of trouble I whispered it to myself and bomb! The trouble was gone.. it was fun :))))
You can read the lyrics from here.

2- Round and Around: Good memories.. I can't find the song anywhere on Youtube but the lyrics is here

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stay Warm

We are going to a concert tonight, downtown, Toronto. The weather is -10 feels like -18. out of curiosity I checked the weather in my hometown back in Iran. It's a sunny day, +15 feels like +18. Oh My God... I wonder how I ever felt cold during winter when I was going to school.

There is this job opening at the island of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, called "Best Job in The World". Basically they need someone to stay in the island, work 12 ours a week for 6 month and blog. someone to write about the island, the creatures around...They call it best job in the world, for sure it is. more than 200,000 people applied for the job and I won't be surprise to see half of them are from Canada. ;) . A Canadian reporter on radio was making a joke that how about we do the same things and nominate Baffine island. Just to give you an idea:

"Baffin Island offers visitors such unique experiences as viewing polar bear, the Northern Lights, and kayaking between ice flows. Whether you are looking for an out-of-the-way adventure or simply looking to see Northern Canada, Baffin Island has it all. "

Stay Warm :)))

The Yawning Man

Do you have sleeping problem? Try this one ;)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy Birthday Roja

Tomorrow is my lovely sister's birthday, Roja. Roja is two years older than me, we grow up together. Since we were kids, we have our own differences, I was relatively quiet , dreamy little girl, in love with nature and animals. Roja was daring , brave and load. I was more like finding a peaceful, quiet way to reach to my goals she was more like fight to reach. Despite all our differences we were bounded; kept our little secretes safe and backed up each other.
I remember once , when we were kids, my mom sent both of us to our room as a punishment (we were messed up the sitting room all over) . My mom sent us there and said we had to stay there until we apologized for what we did. I didn't wait till her sentence finished and started apologizing, while Roja was frowning upon at me and looked at me as I was so easy. Well my mom let me out but Roja was too stubborn to say sorry. After ten minutes my mother called me and said:
ok Hiva go to her and say that you apologized for her and she can come out now.
I did what my mom said. You know what Roja said! "Mom told you to do this doesn't she!" :))
When it comes to choose a major Roja went with her instinct , ART. She always liked theater, movies, photography and she chose literature of theater as her Major.
when we were students at university we were roommates. we were roommates for seven years. God knows how many memories are just storming back to my mind right now. I missed her so much.
Happy birthday my lovely, pretty sister. From the bottom of my heart I wish , all your dreams come true very soon. Before it gets too late that you don't enjoy them anymore. I wish you health and happiness. I wish you hope and strength and I am sending you a big kiss and a very warm and tight hug.