Monday, April 24, 2023

Out & About With Some Brief Month-End #RandomThoughts


Iranians reflect upon how it was and how it is depicted by an AI-Powered rendition of the ancient capital of Persia and the predicament now in Iran as Girls are being subjugated to either poisoning in School or being forced to marry early as so brilliantly depicted by Mana Neyestani.

May the world witness a day when all of Iran will utter, "Free at last...Free at last...thank god almighty we're free at last".

Monday, April 17, 2023

Out & About with some Brief Mid-Week #RandomThoughts


It has been quite a month!!

I was reflecting upon the month and the year as I had the pleasure of attending a play by the independent collective artists of Los Angeles as a tribute to the Iranian Revolution:  Seven Labours of Liberty.    

As I also was working away, I realized how as a simple ordinary face, I have done what I can to make a difference- by serving as a Scout Leader and volunteering for my local Catholic parish food pantry.   Despite the odds, this is also as I continue working on Daily Outsider projects.   Despite a very challenging schedule, though, I do what I can for our World as a simple ordinary face by doing social advocacy contributing to Global Citizen to contribute to their campaigns on the environment and social equality issues around the World. I also am a member of the World Community Grid that, contributes idle my idle Computer time to scientific research around the World.

I also, through ecosia, contribute to doing what I can for our Earth as I leverage the usage of the Treecard App. For every 10,000 steps, ecosia plants a tree around the World. When a certain dollar threshold is made, a tree is planted. I have done my small part having been able to plant 240 trees over the last 12 months.   As we're also approaching Earth Day 2023, I plan on joining my hometown's earthy day events at our city's Botanical Preserve to help plant trees.  

I am grateful for the privilege to reflect upon my blessings to do my small part to make a difference in every way possible.   

Monday, April 10, 2023

Out & About with brief Personal #RandomThoughts

While working away, I wanted to reflect upon a very proud aspect of my personal history as I was a student at the Don Bosco "Andiseh" Academy in Iran, and I decided to reflect upon it as I also feature this about the beauty of Persian Culture: 

Gheymeh Nesar

Gamaj Kabab - Lamb Stew With Herbs And Walnuts Cooked in Terracotta Pot

Gamaj Kabab is a mouthwatering dish from the Gilan province in northern Iran. Gamaj is a piece of Persian Terracotta-style cookware to slow cook meat and fish.

Gheymeh Nesar - Persian Jewelled Rice with Meat

Gheymeh Nesar is a divinely luscious dish from Qazvin, Iran. This luxurious rice dish is a celebration of color with a heavenly taste. Gheymeh refers to the small pieces of meat and Nesar means something like ‘offering’, highlighting how precious this dish is, which is why it is often prepared on special occasions.

Khoresh-e Khalal - Persian Lamb Stew with Dried Limes, Black Barberries, and Slivered Almonds

Khoresh-e Khalal is a flavourful lamb stew from the Kermanshah province in western Iran.The black barberries give the dish a pleasant hint of sourness. The sun-soaked limes add further tartness and irresistible fragrance, while the slivered almonds add texture, making each spoon full a multi-sensory adventure.

Do Piazeh Jegar - Spicy Onion Chicken Liver

Do Piazeh Jegar is a southern Iranian dish made of chicken liver. There are different recipes in different regions and southern cities but they all have a common ingredient - chilli. I tried to keep the authenticity of the recipe with a bit of Hami’s touch!  



Monday, April 3, 2023

Out & About With Brief #RandomThoughts On Nowruz

 Yesterday, Iranians throughout Southern California celebrated Nowruz--the 13th Day with a day with Family.

I salute the team at Farhang Foundation who's done so much (and I've had the privilege to periodically contribute to their work) as I note these #RandomThoughts on this pivotal #WomanLifeFreedom Year: 

We wish you a very happy 13th Day of Nowruz.
As we close this year's special annual Nowruz season, we look back at all of Farhang Foundation's programs and events in observance of this ancient Iranian holiday.

Wishing everyone around the world light and freedom in the new year.
Over 700 Nowruz - Woman Life Freedom
street banners throughout the streets of Southern California
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