How I came to USA?

How I came to USA?

How I came to USA?

My family and I were able to receive green card through my mother-in-law when she got an American passport and applied for her children. She was 80 years old when she applied for citizenship. After her citizenship, she constantly reminded us that we have not been to USA ever, what if you never get the chance to go, and my answer was always something like that we don’t have enough money yet. I lived a very good life. Continue reading “How I came to USA?” »

Is Quibids a scam?

Is Quibids a scam?

Is Quibids a scam?

First I would like to start this topic by saying how I gotto know this website, as a young Persian immigrant, always I am looking forways to get a head on this new internet age. One day I was searching for aproduct called iRobot which is an automatic vacum cleaner and I search Googlefor a phrase that I don’t recall now, and I stumbled on Quibids, because this website which is a penny auction website was selling iRobot. Continue reading “Is Quibids a scam?” »

Memory and Recycle Bin (Part 3)

My Personal Recycle Bin (Part 3)

My Personal Recycle Bin (Part 3)

High confidence in human beings sometimes may prevent them from taking the right action. Mr.Taghi came back from his pilgrimage trip after two months. Now he was entitled as Haj Taghi. Neighbors came to our house for celebration. We had a big party in his honor. Opium was provided for the guests. For a long time, Taghi was a drug addict. He had parties at his house every week in which drug was used. His wife had a sister named Anis. She was opinionated, confident, selfish and tough. She came to Taghi’s party and brought her handsome and irresponsible sun. Continue reading “Memory and Recycle Bin (Part 3)” »

Memory and Recycle Bin (Part 2)

My Personal Recycle Bin (Part 2)

My Personal Recycle Bin (Part 2)

In our community high percentage of society was suffering from poverty. Najmeh’s grandfather was clergy. He would give speeches in the mosques on the pulpit and he was respected by the people. He had three children, two girls and a boy, his son-in-law similar to him was living outside of Iran. Khanoom Agha who was Najmeh’s aunt was not happy with her husband, Continue reading “Memory and Recycle Bin (Part 2)” »

Journey through loan modification continued….

Journey through loan modification continued....

Journey through loan modification continued....

After what I reported on my first post I just wanted toreport an update on where I am at with our journey in loan modification, you can read the first post here, after the forbearance agreement ended on April 2011 which was a period of forgiveness, I kept calling LBPS which is the servicer for our mortgage company to so what , and I kept updating the documents they asked, and still no answer, every week they would say call back the next week there is no update, Continue reading “Journey through loan modification continued….” »

Memory and Recycle Bin (Part 1)

My Personal Recycle Bin (Part 1)

My Personal Recycle Bin (Part 1)

Today is my birthday and I am not feeling good, I don’t know what feeling I should have. I was born in 1954. My father was a good man but he was irresponsible towards his own family. My Mom was perfect woman , she was my role model.

We lived in a big house with high walls which was plastered with cob and straw and crenate edges, west side of it consisted of two rooms Hafdari room and Mirror room. Continue reading “Memory and Recycle Bin (Part 1)” »

Make a Balanced Marriage

Make a Balanced Marriage

Make a Balanced Marriage

YEY!! The weekend is here. Many of us are planning to make parties with our family members, get together with our friends to have some fun time after a week of hard work. And some of us (like me) can’t wait for tomorrow (October first) to attend Annual Persian
Fall Festival (Mehregan) which will be held in Irvine, California. Continue reading “Make a Balanced Marriage” »

Culture of Gift Exchanging

Culture of Gift Exchanging

Culture of Gift Exchanging

Even thinking about the topic of ‘GIFT EXCHANGE’ tastes sweet. Just the behavior of giving gift creates feel of fulfillment both in the giver and receiver of a gift, the giver fulfills his/her inner need of being productive. The giver assumes by giving gift, he/she is capable of making someone happy. On the other hand, the receiver of gift feels someone likes him/her. This may elevate self-confidence in the person. Continue reading “Culture of Gift Exchanging” »

Immigration and Social Connection

Immigration and Social Connection

Immigration and Social Connection

YES, it is the Western world and loneliness…

In the Collectivist cultures, there is a tight connection between family members.  Individuals usually live in groups. As a result, less often individuals feel loneliness. In
contrast with  the Collectivist culture, it is the Individualistic culture. In this type of culture, family has less value. Many people live alone and they don’t get married. The development of each individual is the main concern in such societies. Continue reading “Immigration and Social Connection” »