To the one who just ate a big muffin

I was astounded when I realised that the big muffin, that existed few seconds ago, was gone in a blink of an eye. I thought about it with a sorrow. I should have got a bigger bite. But on the other hand I discovered the most powerful organ in the body. Go on guess. Brain, emmm... no. Heart, emmm... no. Reproductive, nooo. Stomach, oh yes that is the one, the almighty stomach. Anyway I just wanted to dedicate my scientific discovery to the one who just swallowed a big muffin and is planning for the next one.

Long Time No See

Hey there, long time no see.
So did you think I was talking to you, right? Wrong,
I was talking to myself . Yea why not I suddenly remembered that I had a weblog once upon a time and came and thought while I am here say few words to myself just to make myself feel better. You know what! depression is a terrible thing. When you are depressed you are depressed and when you are not depressed you miss being depressed. So in either case you no longer feel that life is funny. Well I never did. How about you, did you?

I will talk to myslef again in the stupid weblog again when I will remeber again that some clever species (with two legs and some hair) have created some useless, pointless, miserable thing called weblog. I could not be more sarcastic than that. So lets hope that these pretty much evolved species ban me from talking to myself in their stupid invention. And by the way that would force me to restate my favourite technique which is talking to a mirror.


Some time ago someone told me that he was depressed and disappointed in life and after many endeavours to overcome the illness, eventually hit the jackpot!.

The jackpot was a DVD called "The Secret" and of course a book to go with it or maybe a book and a DVD to go with it or maybe an online flash play and both DVD and book to go with it!. Well it might sound a bit funny but the truth is that these kind of remedies to our complex and countless diseases are filling the shelves of any bookshop, chain store, pharmacy, drugstore, online virtual store... you name it.

I really don't know how the hell people get cured by a Hollywood style thrilling documentary (of course well presented and well cunning) and as this guy said his life got turned over for the best. But I do know the golden rule of "if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is".

Oh by the way if you thought your incurable diseases or failures got cured by these kind of therapies, then you didn't have any bug in first place!.
If you still don't believe me, then follow the link and try it for yourself. After all you might get cured who knows. Even if you realised that it was another scam then you have definitely healed the soul of your virtual therapist by your little contribution to his favourite bank.

Corroded Liberty

When I visited the statue of liberty, first I appreciated the art and then I said "wish you were here liberty". I think the 'liberty' has been oxidised over the years as the copper statue itself. The only difference is that the copper has gone green but the liberty has gone black!.
Who can say better than the great persian poet Saadi (1200),

Saadi's mausoleum in Shiraz
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
بنی آدم اعضای یک دیکرند........ که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار....... دگر عضوها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی.......... نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی

The irony is that, this poem is used to grace the entrance to the Hall of Nations of the UN building in New York, with the call for breaking all barriers.

Where are you Saadi to see that how little and strange your invaluable thoughts have become in our world!

Larger Companies, Greater Graduate Pressure

At last some people have started to realise the predatory and disgusting graduate recruitment process that usually large corporations adopt. The article below by Mike Barnard is only pointing out one of the many facts that unfortunately many graduates are facing today in this country. What these employers don't realise is that, their recruitment attitude will cause a negative feedback on themselves as a consequence.

Employers place unrealistic demands on fresh graduates by Mike Barnard on 7th March 2008
Firsts and 2:1s are unfairly used to benchmark graduates when they apply for jobs.
It is claimed those with anything less than a 2:1 face an uphill struggle to be called for interview as employers look at grades first when choosing potential candidates.
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) reveals the findings in its Winter Review 2008, claiming employers will discard graduates with lesser qualifications.
It adds this is causing a recruitment shortfall as graduates without a first or 2:1 are ideal candidates for the jobs available, but they are being automatically discarded.
Elspeth Farrar, of the AGCAS, claims companies are placing unrealistic demands on graduates. She said: “There has been a major shift in what companies expect graduates to come out of university with and how prepared [for work] they expect them to be. In the past, employers were more prepared to take the time to train new workers themselves, but the assumption increasingly seems to be that this is the responsibility of universities.
"It seems now that companies are expecting students to come out of university work ready.”

Vincent van Gogh, Orsay museum, Paris

There are only few people (which most of them are dead) I would be very interested to meet. Vincent is one of them.

A nostalgic clip from Fereydoon Farokhzad
As the Iranian proverb says ' Whatever comes from a heart will reside in other hearts'.

Khorno and friends

Khorno was a loved rooster who grew up with us hapily but his life was turned bitter by the arrival of a turkey who he called 'choghalamono' khorno believed that choghalamono was a fierce rival for him. He had a big yard with trees and flowers to himself so he was a happy guy in a land of free which it was his teritory. Any bird or animal entering his land was thought to be a threat to his freedom and therfore happiness. So it happened by the arrival of choghalamono and his happy life started to get turned around and became stormy with a lot of stories day in day out. If you could only see him when he used to come crying and complaining to us from choghalamono because of the miseries he was put through by him, then your heart would break for him too.

What is life and Who are we?

We lead such a complex life that sometimes I wonder to myself who realy am I. Perhaps Lord decided to keep many secrets to himself. My problem is that I can not make any sense of any of it secret or no secret!

Insecurity is a terrible thing

Our fears and insecurities come from the fact that we think we can not handle the situations we might encounter. I guess the golden rule is to believe that whatever the situation is, we can deal with it and we can handle it.