25 August 2009

Last days of summer

Have you ever heard the saying "you can’t buy love"? Well! apparently that is a lie. It seems that the cat and I are getting along pretty well. I give her treats every time I feel she is out of control. Now she loves me and I don’t have to worry about any cat hissing which could be really frightening.

On a different note, I heard some outrageous remarks from some people. They believe that a university is a better place when they are no students around. How can you work in a place and not liking the people you work with and still enjoy your job?

Our beautiful campus seems like a ghost town now. It is too quiet. I can’t wait for the first day of classes when all those students march into the campus. Some of them excited and some of them confused but one thing is for sure and that is they will bring energy with themselves. I need some fresh and young energy to surround me. I need to recharge my expired batteries. I need the distraction. I never thought I would say that one day but the last days of summer are approaching and I am happy about it.

22 August 2009

White Cliff Park, March 2009

20 August 2009

Thinking of Sohrab

Wherever I am, let me be!
The sky is mine.
The windows, the mind, the air, love, earth, are all mine.
What does it matter
if mushrooms of nostalgia (the leaves of solitude)
grow from time to time? *

The sound of water by Sohrab Sepehri

May he rest in peace because his poetry brings peace to my mind and soul. Please share with me anything interesting that you know about him or his poetry. I try to learn more about him.

19 August 2009

17 August 2009

"Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep." --Albert Camus

16 August 2009

One day, in the near future, my next destination will be Toronto or Vancouver.

13 August 2009

The Best Moments

I received a silly email today from a good friend. I toyed with the translation a little bit and add some notes [in square brackets] just to be sarcasm since not all applies. According to Charles Chaplin the best moments of one’s life are the following:
  • To laugh your head off [I agree]
  • To see thousands letters after coming back from a vacation [and probably half of them are the bills you have to pay]
  • To go on a vacation to a beautiful place [ I would be happy to go on vacation anytime, anywhere]
  • To listen to your favourite song on the radio [or iPod, TV, computer nowadays]
  • To fall asleep by the sound of the rain [totally agree]
  • To submit your last exam [it depends on how well did you do your exam]
  • To get a phone call from someone you don’t see often but you would like to [or an email or a text] ... I just got a phone call :)
  • To wear the pants that you don’t wear often and find some money in your pocket [ I love when this happens]
  • To laugh for no reason [?]
  • To overhear someone says something nice about you [that probably shows how insecure you are but I am sure everyone is insecure at some level]
  • To wake up and realize you still have a couple of hours to sleep
  • To hear a song that reminds you of someone special
  • To be part of a team [ if you like your teammates]
  • To watch the sunset
  • To make new friends
  • To feel butterflies around someone
  • To spend times with your best friends
  • To see people you love are happy
  • To run into an old friend and see nothing has change between you two [impossible]
  • To take a walk on the beach
  • To fall in love [I can’t argue with that]
  • To hear that someone loves you [to hear that someone misses you]
  • To think of silly/funny things done by your good friends

Well! as I was formatting this post to publish, I got a phone call from 3 friends in Vancouver. It totally changed my mood. Life can be good. I wish everyone all the things listed above.

12 August 2009

I told her there would be other times and opportunities to go shopping for clothes because you know where to find them. I asked her where could I fine a peace of mind to buy. I was in desperate need of one. She said if I found out I should tell her know too.

10 August 2009


The smell of my sleeping bag reminds me of Shomal.

I looked calm and I acted cool but deep down I wasn’t okay. No matter how much I would tell myself, it was not a big deal it didn’t work. Finally I stuffed myself with chocolate. Chocolate does work!

6 August 2009

I am building a heart of laughter from here.

5 August 2009


2 August 2009

I have to live with a very annoying cat for one month. I think it is safe to say that I am NOT a cat person.