21 January 2014

Iranian Studies and Persian Language program at UBC

The Iranian Studies and Persian Language program at UBC is offering various courses related to Iranian culture, language, and history. You can search for list of courses here. None of them are offered online yet!

10 January 2014

A Promise

"Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson, YourForces and How to Use Them

8 January 2014

FB or no FB

For pages like this, I am tempted to go back to Facebook!

TED Open Translation Project

To learn more about TED Open Translation Project visit here. If you are interested in joining this project, sign up HERE.

7 January 2014

Why phones shouldn't have cameras

The ubiquitous access to cameras and Iranian culture don't go very well together since you can't take a decent group photo.  We LOVE our group photos but when everyone is standing, there are several cameras on at every single moment and each person is looking at a different camera.

5 January 2014

When two cultures meet

Well! We made gingerbread this year for Christmas and when you are so blended in with Iranian culture, this is how you decorate it using noting but Noghl :)

3 January 2014

I want to be a hard-ass-career-woman-manager-superstar too!

This is exactly what I want to be and I think these people said it well in this post.

2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” By Arnold Bennett