30 August 2011

26 August 2011

Girl meets boy I

Last night, I was told 2-3 stories that I will share here (pending if I remember one of them!) for people who are looking for something positive or simply like to hear fun stories. 

She told me about this friend of her that was a very accomplished, smart woman. She was single and didn’t go out much either. Every time one of the friends called her to invite her for a social event, she would come up with an excuse to not leave home. They started telling her “if you don’t go out how you do expect to meet someone? The prince charming will not come knocking on your door, you know.” Years passed and she moved to a new place. One day, a guy knocked on her door asking for the previous residents. The two of them are engaged now.

Although I do not believe in prince charmings, I do believe in destiny.

25 August 2011

The Sunshine in a glass

Cognac Monnet by Leonetto Cappiello (1875 – 1942) 

24 August 2011

A short break

The picture is from here

I am very stressed today because I am so unorganized and have a lot to do. So I need something fun to take the pressure off. This picture made me smaile. I hope it does the same to you.

22 August 2011

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton

Dropbox - Simplify your life

I have discovered this tool recently. Send invitation to your friends to get more storage space.

15 August 2011

"Time to grab life by the balls."

I came across this TV series called “The Big C”. I have only watched couple of episodes so far but I like what I have watched. It is a story of a woman who has diagnosed with terminal cancer and trying to shake up her life and change what she can change. So far, her compulsive behaviour and her wild attitude has made this series very entertaining and at the same time makes you realize to not take your life for granted; don’t let time/life pass you by; and enjoy while there's more grains of sand left in your hourglass.

14 August 2011

In the Mood for Love (2000)

I am not very impressed with the movie but the soundtracks were so good.

13 August 2011

This is culture shock!

There are two aspect in this story; It is interesting how they feel about their new environment and how other people think of them. Is it right to contaminate the simple lives of some people with something that we call life? I am wondering if they will ever be happy when they go back home or if they will be happy to stay and adapt to their new lives.
I am wondering if some Americans have sacrificed a quality of life for something that they think is freedom. What freedom really is? Do they really have freedom?
I should come back and write more about this video but now I am not in the mood.

9 August 2011

This is my 500th post :)

مثل تو پیدا نمیشه دلبری =
You are such a coquetry


Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Crosby St

Source from here.

I wish there was a coffee shop like this aroundand I could spend Saturday/Sunday morning there.

7 August 2011

My zucchinis casserole

I love Iranian cuisine. We know how to turn eggplants to the most delicious dishes, how to combine pomegranate paste with walnut to create some of the most toothsome meals, but let’s face it. When it comes to zucchinis, we are hopeless or at least my mom only knows one dish with zucchinis which I am not particularly a fan of. I made this over the weekend and it turned out great. I made up the recipe but looked up couple of recipes at simply recipes for inspiration.

• 3 zucchinis (sliced)
• 3 eggs
• 1 small onion (finely chopped)
• 1 cup cheddar cheese
• 1/4 teaspoon any hot chili sauce or chili peppers
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 tablespoon dry rosemary
• 1/2 tablespoon dry bay leaves
• 1 cups cubed day-old bread (from about 2 slices or a baguette)
• 1 tablespoon Olive oil
• 1 tablespoon melted butter

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat the eggs. Add all other ingredients except the bread, ½ cheese, and butter. Then mix everything to combine well.

Coat the bottom and the walls of your casserole dish with a layer of butter. Add the remaining of the butter to your mixture. Now add the bread. If your bread is not dry, toast it slightly before adding that to the mixture. Combine everything and pour into the casserole dish. Cover with the remaining of the cheese.

Place in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and crispy at 350°F. There should not be any liquid left at the bottom of the dish when you remove it from the oven.

Makes 3-4 portions. Enjoy!

2 August 2011

To all my lovely Iranian fellows who are planning to apply for any Canadian Universities, please consider that you are putting me in a very awkward situation by asking specific questions, which I do not know the answer to.

There is this old high school friend who has decided to come to Canada. Now she is applying for the winter term and she has less than a month before the deadline. I am sorry if I can’t recommend whether you should apply for a master degree or ph.d because you want to know which one has a better job market after graduation. Even if I knew your chances of finding a job with a master or ph.d now, who knows how the economy would be like by the time you graduate. 

Also, I don’t know which university is better in Environmental Engineering, Waste Management. This is too specific and you should ask someone who is already in this field. 

If I don’t give you specific answers is not because I don’t want to help you but it is because I don’t know. I am sorry if I can’t pretend that I am an expert in everything that goes on in Canada.