30 April 2010

The Moment

Music video by Kenny G performing The Moment. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

I'm annoyed

There are several types of people who irritate me to my core;
  • A spoiled person, those that think everything has to be their way; they are neither considered of others nor flexible; they also complain about everything because nothing meets their satisfaction  
  • A bigoted person, those that persist on what they think is the ONLY right way
  • Politicians and anything that comes out of their mouths (i.e. most of them, some of them irritate me more than the others. I believe honourable, genuine people don’t become politicians. I know that is a bit too strong and it is not accurate to generalize but this how I really feel).

26 April 2010

a woman should have ...

a woman should have...
  • enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to...
  • something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...
  • a youth she's content to leave behind....
  • a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age....
  • a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
  • one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...
  • a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...
  • eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored...
  • a feeling of control over her destiny.
every woman should know ...
  • how to fall in love without losing herself.
  • how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without; ruining the friendship...
  • when to try harder... and when to walk away...
  • that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
  • that her childhood may not have been perfect.. but its over...
  • what she would and wouldn't do for love or more ...
  • how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...
  • whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...
  • where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table...or a charming inn in the woods...
    when her soul needs soothing...
  • what she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month...and a year...
- Woman by Maya Angelou from here
p.s. it took me long enough but I finally post this! I looked back to evaluate where I was when I read this for the first time and compared that with where I'm now. I didn't like the answer since I don't believe I have grown enough in all different aspects of my life.

22 April 2010

So, I guess it's a relief to know that I don’t need Thyroid biopsy; just running some blood tests to see if I need to take medication.

20 April 2010

The Gravel Pit, by Emily Carr, oil on canvas, 1937. Location: Vancouver Art Gallery

I know I might be over my limit since I had this request before but I'm in a desperate need of hearing a good news. Anything works for me.

16 April 2010

I wish the world was flat. I wish we where in the same time zone. I wish the earth was smaller. I wish we were closer. Life would be much easier and more enjoyable. My heart is in pieces literally and each piece is with someone somewhere.

15 April 2010

Knowledge Through Vision

Scientists can be cool too ;) Check out this website which features scientific animations to display different molecular discoveries. This is one example: Active Cellular Immunotherapy
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.   Goethe

14 April 2010

think harder

I really have the urge to write something here but I don't have anything interesting to write about. This is very upsetting that there hasn't been any inspirational moment in my life these past few days. Having said that this post, The Enchanted Soul, is quite something.

11 April 2010

The future is not ours to see, Que Sera, Sera.

10 April 2010

The French way ;)

Recently, I met a young exchange student from France. She is a sweet, friendly, little girl who is not very familiar with the North American culture. Besides, she is struggling with the English language. Similar to Iranian culture, French people kiss each others on one or both cheeks as greeting. Couple of days ago, she goes to a party that she knows no one. Following French tradition, she introduces herself to this guy and she tries to kiss him. The poor guy who doesn’t know what is going on jerks his head back to avoid the kiss. While she is very confused by this reaction, she tries to explain to the guy by saying: this is the French way. When we meet each other, we do french kisses!!

9 April 2010

Super Power

If you could choose, what kind of super power did you want to have? I wish I could read people's mind. Call me over analytical but I'm sure that would save me a lot of pointless thinking or wandering. As much hurtful as if could be, sometimes it drives me crazy to not be able to guess what someone might think or why they said what they said.

7 April 2010

without a title

Today, I met with a friend who started her new job on Monday. She had pretty rocky relationship with her former boss. Let say her boss had some serious issues. I don’t want to go into details because it’s not important here. Anyway, I asked how her new job had been and she replied no one has yelled at her or insulted her so far. We laughed and I expressed my disappointment that how low our standards or our expectation had gone that we were happy just to be treated the way a normal person should be treated and we didn’t even think beyond that. She agreed with me.
Why we put up with some monsters. Why we agree to be treated less than we deserve. Why we let people to be disrespectful toward us. And worst of all why some of us think this is acceptable. There are so many reasons why we let ourselves to be treated badly. I agree sometimes the situation is beyond our control but what hurts me to discover is that some of us think having no rights for our own is normal.
I salute my friend for standing up for herself, for having the courage to say NO when she did. To those of you who can’t say NO for some reason, that is all right too. I have been there myself but that does not make the situation acceptable.
And why on earth would one think one might miss to be treated badly?
Today is one of those days that I want to do nothing but laying on the bed with a very good book and read for hours.

2 April 2010


La petite blonde au parc d'attraccions by Joan Miro

In all goodbyes I have ever experienced, this one has been the hardest one. However, I don't want to focus on sad things. I want to consider how lucky I was to get to know someone so special. and how grateful I am to have her as my friend. 

"As she SMILED, an amazing thing happened. The rain stopped and the SUN broke through the clouds. Flowers BLOOMED in her footsteps, birds began to SING and the trees burst into BLOSSOM all around her. ...And from then on, everywhere she went, LOVELINESS happened. " from The LADY who was BEAUTIFUL INSIDE by Edward Monkton