Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Breezes

The sudden shower has passed,
the spring breezes rustle

Blossoms of the cherry-apple
wake from sleep,
one petal dancing

By the rocks in the garden
the shimmering
heat waves rise

On the surface of the pond
a leaf boat
glides quietly along

I pray that
the spring breezes of good fortune
blow in the hearts of all

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Year Dishes

Sabzi Polo Mahi: The New Year's day traditional meal is called Sabzi Polo Mahi, which is rice with green herbs served with fish. The traditional seasoning for Sabzi Polo are parsley, coriander, chives, dill and fenugreek.
Reshteh Polo: rice cooked with noodles which is said to symbolically help one succeed in life.
Dolme Barg : A traditional dish of Azeri people, cooked just before the new year. It includes some vegetables, meat and cotyledon which have been cooked and embedded in vine leaf and cooked again. It is considered useful in reaching to wishes.
Kookoo sabzi : Herbs and vegetable souffle, traditionally served for dinner at New Year. A light and fluffy omelet style made from parsley, dill, coriander, spinach, spring onion ends, and chives, mixed with eggs and walnut.

Happy Norouz

Norouz is referred to as an Eid festival. It marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Persian Calendar.

10,000 B.C.

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. . . It was Very nice movie if I get a chance I would like to watch it again.

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

The story is about a lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend .... I really liked it.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Feast of Love

Feast of love showed the truest form of real life, when it comes to the human heart and our soulful search for something real.

How to Be Happy

More than 100 years ago, author Robert Louis Stevenson offered the following tips for maintaining a positive attitude. They still apply today.
1- Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
2- Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.
3- Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.
4- You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.
5- Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.
6- Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
7- Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.
8- Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, enmity, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
9- Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places.
10- Don't hold postmortems. Don't spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things.
11- Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
12- Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.
Robert Louis Stevenson