22 December 2010

"If my coming were up to me, I’d never be born
And if my going were on my accord, I’d go with scorn
Isn’t it better that in this world, so old and worn
Never to be born, neither stay, nor be away torn?"

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it."

By Omar Khayyam

I am at work. It is very quiet. Many people are already gone and there are not that many students around. I am pretty sure that those who are, don’t want to be here at this time of the year. 

I am listening to radio Javan, chewing on my candy cane (I don't like candy cane), and trying not to think about the argument I had with my mom yesterday over the phone. What an awful day was yesterday. So many disappointments. The longer I live, the more I learn that there is nothing to the end of this life.

21 December 2010

Reflecting on this year

The biggest disappointment of the year for me is my lousy love life and something that I am most proud of is learning how to play squash and I am getting better at it.

18 December 2010

The Great Gatsby

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over my mind ever since.” “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had that advantageous that you’ve had.
From the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is the opening paragraph of this book. I am half way through this book and I think I am just about to understand what the story is all about. The writing style cannot be more elegant and sophisticated. So far I have been enjoying this book. I will write more about this book when I finish reading it. 

15 December 2010

A call to men


"My liberation as a man is tied with your liberation as a woman" and vise versa
Tony Porter 

13 December 2010

Time


Sept 2010

Some people might argue that time is valuable because when it passes, you will never get it back. However, to me, time is valuable because potentially it provides answers to many different issues we have to face or obstacles we have to overcome in our lives. Yes, time is a tricky thing. I have to give it some time until I will be able to cope, recover, forgive, or to forget.
When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you might think that the pain will never go away. It will takes time but eventually there will be a day that you can think back and the thought of that person will bring a smile in your face instead of tears in your eyes.
When you get hurt emotionally, you might think that you will never get over it. But overtime, the pain and the heartbreak will go away.
It is only with time that you get to know yourself and others better. Time is the gateway to this hidden knowledge about relationships; the relationship between you and you and the relationship between you and others. It is with time that you will come to your senses and get your act together. It is about time that I come to my senses before it affects my entire life.

11 December 2010

People

People can simply be categorized into two groups :
1)  those that I get to like more and more as I get to know them more
2)  those that I like less and less as I get to know them more.

7 December 2010

'Bastard Coated Bastards'

I understand that my blog is becoming the second youtube but I have to post this right now.

6 December 2010

This is a very beautiful song by a great Iranian singer. I found the animation adds a nice touch.

5 December 2010


Aicha by Cheb Khaled