Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I finally had a chance to watch President Ahmadi Nedjad address to Colombia University students and their Q&A session.
I have read so far a few pro and cons commentary about this address. One of the most ridiculous one I read was that president of Colombia University insulted and disrespected the Iranian president and Iranians.

After careful listening and watching the event I have to make these commentaries of mine:

1. President of Colombia University Mr. Lee Bollinger was demonstrating the other side of the two ideas confrontation and debate. I tend to agree that he has little cross the line in his final part of his speech and may be insulting Mr. AN, but his quotes were completely correct and were valid.
He was presenting the group who are opposing Mr. Ahmadinejad. He was not the moderator. He was protesting voice to IR of Iran regime.
So, having said that he could make those comments and in my opinion there should be no opposition.

2. We did not see a single disrespect from the moderator and that was definitely on the track with freedom of speech.

3. Mr. AN speech was a preach of a man who feels is a sender of the god. He did not what so ever address the issues that brought up by Mr. Bollinger. He just preached that god and angles and human are excellence. Or something like that I idn’t watch after 10 min the rest!

4. President Ahmadi nedjad was on many occasions quite uncomfortable about the questions he was receiving. I think this was quite amusing for the audience. When he was asked ”why he denies holocaust”, he replied: ” I am defending right of European scholars!!” At the same time he claimed since we continuously conduct research on the physics we shall continue research on Holocaust, too [my opinion: if something is accepted and is facet why conducting research and spending money!]. The moderator repeated the question once again and Mr. Ahmadi Nedjad simply said:”all I am saying is we should continue to do research as we do on any subjects like Physics, Chemistry, …, GOD, and …” I think this was one of the highlights of his speech and the Q and A. So, we can conduct research on almost everything even god and its existence and etc.!
(no one emphasized on this fact!)

5. In general, he tried to cover his ass, sorry for my uneducated sentence, since he wanted not to make the hardliners in Iran unhappy with himself as well as not repeating those comments that agitates world community; he tried to manoeuvres around the questions rather than answering them directly.

6. I think overall, to may opinion, he was a loser since he did not address the facts and those real questions it was raised.

7. I think another highlight was when he said women are completely free in Iran and there is no gay or homosexual in Iran!!!!!!!!! The audience were booing!

see the rest in Youtube:

Friday, September 21, 2007

One man's junk is another man's treasure!

1. The title is self explanatory! I have watched Mohsen Namjoo documentary and quite impressed with one thing. He is from Mashhad (North east province in Iran), born in Torbat e jam but he doesn't recall much from there. He portraits people's opinion about him, especially I think his mom.
after seeing the documentary I came to undestandting how a person from quite small town in Iran, seemingly religious background turns to today's world. that is what I like about IR of Iran or should be slightly appriated. Before the revolution due to many superstitious people tend to stop their children from going to school, university or higher education, many mullas were saying that Shah's higher education is currpted.
Today, however, because technically Iran has a government known as IR (Islamic republic), no parents has excuse to stop their children from going to higher education.
As Mr. Namjoo's mother says:"...not sure how, but they[i.e. government] decided to allow the music is not taboo anymore when he[Mohsen Namjoo] was in grade 8. So, he went and bought his first se-tar and started to learn playing in local school was held on behalf of Ministry of Islamic guidance!"
see his documentary here.

2. I am just watching the move called 300. It has protraited Persians as demon and stronge looking people! However, in my opinion it is comic than anything else. Xerxes I is shown as gay, black guy, clean shaven!!:))
The army of Persians consists of Chinese, mostly arabs (or at least their closths are like desert peopel), Indians and black plus monsters and witches!!:)) The funny ones are known as special guard of the king of Persia, they look like a Ninja:)). They have Samurai sword and Chinese mask!
I think the voice of the singer who is also an Iranian, Azam Ali is most powerful item of the movie.
The movie gets too too epical! In the end of the movie the narrower himself becomes the head of Spartan army facing Persians to save the world from mistic and tryanny!HAHAH:))

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Scheduling and planning!

My agenda for next 8 days:

1. Meeting about organizing the symposium!
2. review some abstracts!
3. finish a draft of a paper!
4. write minutes of the meeting of the meeting of two days ago.
5. get worry about seeing so many rooms and being turn down! Look for a room!
6. buy ticket to Canada!
7. Do your paper works!
8. Solve the wrapping problem of the designed muscles!
9. Smile as you do to people!
10. distribute some of the abstracts you have received for the symposium between the reviewers!
11. find a paper that you are told!
12. learn a software!
13. manage to purchase a winter jacket!
14. prepare an abstract!
15. deposite the old clothing to the designated bin!
16. figure out an optimal optimazation method.
17. make a new osstioligamentious model!
18. make an appointment in Canada!
more to come!

2.1. Honey I am home! is this something I should experience! may be yes may be not! There are certain time of your life you think something is missing in your life! may be just sex! or may be more! so, be it! whatever missing, is missing! and whatever not missing is not missing! does that make sense:)?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Memory of 9/11!

1. I recall vividly that date. I was sitting in my cubical at my work in Cambridge, Ontario and working. The department boss came out of his office and said 'have you heard that there has been a large devastating terrorist attack!' I said, I have seen so many attacks in my life this one probably is not that important. Then, everyone started to run around and listen to radio around the floor to hear the newsat every minitues. I continue my work, tried to avoid my attention to my work.
Until a guy from first floor came upstairs: "This has been work of you and your kind?!" David said. He was in his middle of his 40s at that time. I smiled and I replied: 'first of all, those attachers apparently who have done this are Arabs and I am not an Arab,... and there was another guy in the cubical I was with, who jump in and continue with smile, David, you have picked the wrong guy, this guy is not religious what so ever!!
anyhow, everyone was in disarray as we were informed all the machines we had sent to overseas and USA were kept in custom and can't go their distination. For next three months, since we couldn't do more businesses, we started to form learning groups and teach each other what we knew! about less than 6 month later, I got laid off from work due to lack of job and because the entire high-tech division was going down! of course even according to those friends who I have, first they get raid of Arabs in department, then me, then, Indians and others. Life changes so quickly!

2. Dr. Yazdi (not that I ever like him) conversation with Mr. Khomeini about Iran and Iraq war. [my notes: After watching this clip I came to this conclusion how illiterate we were in foreign and world policy and that is exactly what is happening at this moment and who suffers, ordinary people!]

Friday, September 07, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti dies at 71

1. Luciano Pavarotti who in my opinion cross boardered between main stream music and opera died due to Cancer, yesterday.
On one hand he was quite famous for his great performances on the other he aparently was great lover! I will not elaborate more...
anyhow, his work will be remembered.

here him with remaining of the Queens' group performing too much love would kill you.

and this is Ave Maria of Schubert

Three Tenors O Sole mio

2. Ok, I said that my Chinese housemate leaves his food outside for days!
above are two photos taken to prove my point. This pot so far has been out for 2.5 days. I think tomorrow they will finish it!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

How do the Chinese survive or how do the Chinese multiply!

1. Not sure if this is right title for what I am going to write. I think I have described my Chinese housemate. After lots of wondering I realized how Chinese have survived throughout centuries!
Please look closely to the above photos! The fish was frozen and left outside for more than day until completely defrosted. See the water in the background!
They usually leave frozen meat for hours not to mention days on the kitchen counter. The most loved meat, according to my housemate, is the one that is boiled, then fried and then cooked. Or, If they boil the meat in ginger and spices they have, simply leaveing it outside on the stew for at least 3 days and they say it taste better!
Milk for example, is usually left on the kitchen counter for at least few hours! I am not talking about ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization milks. I am talking about those that should be saved only kept in refrigeration. Having said that he keeps saying to me Chinese most preferred food is fungus! The fungus that is growing on the cut wood. Not mushroom, though fungus that none Chinese throw out!

Another observation about Chinese family is as they grow more familiar with you; though I don’t talk to them since they (except the husband) don’t know a single word of English, they have been here for almost 2 month; they behave poorly towards you.
More or less all respects happened from beginning start to disappear. I have observed that nature in Iranian Children, too. I have to admit that the daughter of family which is 11 or 12 yeas of age has become ruder and impolite that is difficult for me to imagine since I have seen her for the past two months. At the beginning she was quite shy and quiet. But she speaks loud, impolite and with attitude!

So, drawing conclusion that is how Chinese survived, because of the food they consume!

Monday, September 03, 2007

All by myself!

As a fan of Sergei Rachmaninoff, I always was wondering why I feel I have heard this song in my life sometime before!
All by myself is the song. Written by Eric Carmen in 1975 the song has great infuence of No. 2 Piano concerto in C minor of Sergei Rachmaninoff (I just recetly read that!) and was powerfully performed by Celion Dion in 1996.

See the performance by Ms. Dion in Youtube.


When I was young
I never needed anyone
And making love was just for fun
Those days are gone
Livin' alone
I think of all the friends I've known
When I dial the telephone
Nobody's home

All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself

Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And loves so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself
All by myself
Don't wanna live
All by myself

When I was young
I never needed anyone
Making love was just for fun
Those days are gone

All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself
All by myself
Don't wanna live
Don't wanna live
By myself, by myself
By myself
All by myself
Don't wanna live
I never, never, never
Needed anyone