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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ice cream & your personality!

What kind of ice cream do you like? your favourite kind of ice cream can signify some of your personal characteristics. choices are; vanila, choclate, banna, strawberry, coffee, pitatue and nut.


Answers:

vanilla: you are a happy, full of excitement and ambitiouse person. you like variation and you are not afraid of taking risks. you have great goals and expect toomuch from yourself. you enjoy being with family you are also very hard working and emotional. you can easily get along with some one who likes vanilla ice cream!
choclate: you are very fresh and creative, and also very handsome. you cant hide your emotions. you are very attractive & In parties you are the center of attention. monotonouse condition is boring for you. you can be a good friend for some one who likes ice cream.

banana: If you prefer banana to other flavoures you are an easy going person and act normally. you are very generouse and you can get a lon with others easily. you are very honest and sympathic. you can get a long with the lovers of all kinds of flavoures!

strawberry: If you prefer strawberry, you are a shy person! but you have strong feelings. you are very suspiciouse & selfish and reproch yourself because of your weak points. sometimes you get bad tempered and pessimistic and loose your confidence toward others. you can be a good friend for some one who likes choclate.

coffee: lovers of this flavoure have a good memory and they remember all past memories exactly, they also enjoy reviewing them! they can show their feelings easily. A friend who likes choclate can be the best one for you!

pistatue: you are very patient and can solves problems patiently. you seldom become angry. you are very emotional & have a good relationship with others. you understand other people'sroblems very good. lovers of banana are good friends for you.

Nut: you are a neat and tidy and preservative person. you are very ambitiouse and you pay much attention to the details. you are also a very responsible person.you enjoy copeting others especially in sport and always like to be the boss! you can get a llong with lovers of choclate and nut .

Visiting God



Once upon a time, a little boy decided to go and visit God and because he knew he would have a long way, he picked up some cookies and drinks and started his journey. After a short time he saw an old woman in a park, sitting on a bench. The little boy satdown beside the old womwn and wanted to eat something but he found out that the woman was hungry, so gave her a cookie. The old woman took the cookie happily and smiled at the boy. Her smile was so beautiful that the little boy gave her some drink in order to see that(smile) again. Her smiles made him really cheerful!
They spent all the afternoon eating and drinking wiyhout saying even a single word. It was grtting dark gradualy. The little boy felt tired,it was time to come back home. he started treading, but he hadn't gone much that came back to the old woman, held her in his little arms and another time looked at her beautiful smile.
When he got home her mother felt his happiness so asked the reason. The little boy replied;" Today I aet the lunch with God!" and before the mother could say anything continued;" And her smile was the most beautiful I had ever seen!"
The old woman came back home happily, too. and in her response to his son who was amazed by her mother's strange happiness, said;" Today I aet cookie with God, and he was much much younger than I expected!"

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

"Armenia"






'Origin of the name":
"The original Armenian name for the country was Hayq, later Hayastan, translated as the land of Haik, and consisting of the name Haik and the Persian suffix '-stan' (land). According to legend, Haik was a great-great-grandson of Noah (son of Togarmah, who was a son of Gomer, a son of Noah's son, Japheth), and according to an ancient Armenian tradition, a forefather of all Armenians. He is said to have settled below Mount Ararat, travelled to assist in building the Tower of Babel, and, after his return, defeated the Babylonian king Bel (believed by some researchers to be Nimrod) on August 11, 2492 BC near the mountains of Lake Van, in the southern part of historic Armenia (presently in Turkey)."

"History":
"
Armenia has been populated since prehistoric times, and has been proposed as the site of the Biblical Garden of Eden. It was a regional empire with a rich culture in the years leading up to the 1st century, spanning from the shores of the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea during the rule of Tigranes the Great.In AD 301, Armenia became the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its official state religion, ten years before the Roman Empire granted Christianity official toleration under Galerius, and 36 years before Constantine was baptised.

"Administrative provinces":

Armenia is divided into eleven provinces (marzer, singular - marz):
1.Aragatsotn (Արագածոտնի մարզ)
2.Ararat (Արարատի մարզ)
3.Armavir (Արմավիրի մարզ)
4.Gegharkunik (Գեղարքունիքի մարզ)
5.Kotayk (Կոտայքի մարզ)
6.Lori (Լոռու մարզ)
7.Shirak (Շիրակի մարզ)
8.Syunik (Սյունիքի մարզ)
9.Tavush (Տավուշի մարզ)
10.Vayots Dzor (Վայոց Ձորի մարզ)
11.Yerevan (Երևան)


"Geography":
Armenia is a landlocked country in the southern Caucasus. Located between the Black and Caspian Seas, Armenia is bordered on the north and east by Georgia and Azerbaijan, and on the south and west by Iran and Turkey. Though geographically in Western Asia, politically and culturally Armenia is closely aligned with Europe. Historically, Armenia has been at the crossroads between Europe and Southwest Asia, and is therefore seen as a transcontinental nation.
The terrain is mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers and few forests. The climate is highland continental: hot summers and cold winters. The land rises to 4095 metres (13,435 ft) above sea-level at Mount Aragats, and no point is below 400 metres (1,312 ft) above sea level. Mount Ararat, regarded by the Armenians as a symbol of their land, is the highest mountain in the region and used to be part of Armenia until around 1915, when it fell to the Turks.

"Demographics":

Ethnic Armenians make up 97.9% of the population. Kurds make up 1.3%, and Russians 0.5%. There are smaller communities of Assyrians, Georgians, Greeks and Ukrainians. Most Azerbaijanis, once a sizable population, have been forced to leave their homes since the independence and the occupation.The predominant religion in Armenia is Christianity. The roots of the Armenian Church go back to the 1st century AD.


"Culture":
Armenians have their own highly distinctive alphabet and language. The letters were invented by Mesrob Mashdots and consists of 36 letters. 96% of the people in the country speak Armenian, while 75.8% of the population additionally speaks Russian as a result of the Soviet language policy. The adult literacy rate in Armenia is 99% [4]. Most adults in Yerevan can communicate in Russian, while English is increasing in popularity.

Armenian hospitality is legendary and stems from ancient tradition. Social gatherings focused around sumptuous presentations of course after course of elaborately prepared, well-seasoned (but not spicy-hot) food. The hosts will often put morsels on a guest's plate whenever it is empty or fill his or her glass when it gets low. After a helping or two it is acceptable to refuse politely or, more simply, just leave a little uneaten food. Alcohol such as cognac, vodka, and red wine are usually served during meals and gatherings. It is considered rare and unusal for one to go inside an Armenian household and not be offered coffee, pastry, food, or even water.
The weddings are usually quite elaborate and regal. The process begins by the man and woman becoming "promised". The man's immediate family (Parents, Grandparents, and often the Uncles and Aunts) go over to the woman's house to ask for permission from the woman's father for the relationship to continue and hopefully prosper. Once permission is granted by the father, the man gives the woman a "promise ring" to make it official. To celebrate the mutual family agreement, the woman's family opens a bottle of Armenian cognac. After being promised, most families elect to have an semi-large engagement party as well. The girl's family is the one who plans, organizes and pays for the party. There is very little involvement by the man's family. At the party, a priest is summoned to pray for the soon husband and wife to be and give his blessings. Once the words of prayer have concluded, the couple slide wedding bands on each other's right hands (the ring is moved to the left hand once a formal marriage ceremony is conducted by the Armenian church). The customary time to wait for the marriage is about one year. Unlike other cultures, the man and his family pay for the wedding. The planning and organization process is usually done by the bride and groom to be.
The National Art Gallery in Yerevan has more than 16,000 works that date back to the Middle Ages. It houses paintings by many European masters. The Modern Art Museum, the Children’s Picture Gallery, and the Martiros Saryan Museum are only a few of the other noteworthy collections of fine art on display in Yerevan. Moreover, many private galleries are in operation, with many more opening each year. They feature rotating exhibitions and sales.
The world-class Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the beautifully refurbished city Opera House, where you can also attend a full season of opera.
Yerevan’s Vernisage (arts and crafts market), close to Republic Square, bustles with hundreds of vendors selling a variety of crafts, many of superb workmanship, on weekends and Wednesdays (though the selection is much reduced mid-week). The market offers woodcarving, antiques, fine lace, and the hand-knotted wool carpets and kilims that are a Caucasus specialty.
Armenia’s long history as a crossroads of the ancient world has resulted in a landscape with innumerable fascinating archaeological sites to explore. Medieval, Iron Age, Bronze Age and even Stone Age sites are all within a few hours drive from the city. All but the most spectacular remain virtually undiscovered, allowing visitors to view churches and fortresses in their original settings.

long history as a crossroads of the ancient world has resulted in a landscape with innumerable fascinating archaeological sites to explore. Medieval, Iron Age, Bronze Age and even Stone Age sites are all within a few hours drive from the city. All but the most spectacular remain virtually undiscovered, allowing visitors to view churches and fortresses in their original settings.


"Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն"
"Hayastani Hanrapetutyun"
"Republic of Armenia"


Motto: Armenian: Մեկ Ազգ , Մեկ Մշակույթ
(Transliteration: Mek Azg, Mek Mshakouyt)
(Translation: "One Nation, One Culture")
Anthem: Mer Hayrenik
("Our Fatherland")

taken(shortened)from wikipedia.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Happy Mothers Day!




"God made a wonderful mother"


God made a wonderful mother;
A mother who never grows old.
He made her smile out of sunshine;
And He molded her heart out of gold.
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars.
In her cheeks, fair roses, you see......
God made a wonderful mother;
And he gave that dear mother to me.




"What 'MOTHER' means?!"


M... is for the million things she gave me,

O... means only that she's growing old,

T... is for the tears she shed to save me,

H... is for her heart of purest gold;

E... is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

R... means right, and right she'll always be.

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me!



Thursday, April 27, 2006

Iran's nuclear power

Since natural resources(such as oil,gas,...) are being quickly consumed and almost all natural resources seem about to finish in the near future,scientist have been trying to find a new source of energy which can replace the former ones. All their efforts led to exploring a new source of energy called 'called nuclear power" which has many uses in different fields of science and industry.Beside being used in philantrophic activities, unfortunately nuclear power has been used by some countries for developing nuclear weapons, which is the biggest enemy of human kind. This use of nuclear power has caused many disasters(such as the nuclear attack of the USA to Hiroshima and Nakazaki), so that even now after after many years its consiquences can be seen on both nature and humankind.
To day just afew countries (most of which are developed countries) have access to this kind of energy and amongst them, some of them have used it to develope nuclear weapons inorder to use it as a thret to other countries especially against third world countries or developing societies. And the intresting point is that although they themselves are using this energy in antiphilantrophic activities such as the production of weapons, they are trying to stop other countries from reaching this energy and they call it " violating human rights"! even when these countries are just using it according to international laws and for scientific or industry goals.
Regarding Iran, Iranians have always declared that they will use nuclear power just for peaceful purposes and they dont aim at making nuclear weapons, but powerful countries (like europe and especially the USA and Israel) have always tried to hinder Iran's nuclear activities. At first they declared there are some irregularities in Iran's nuclear activities and asked Iran to stop its enrichment proccess. Since 2002, Iran has stopped its uranium enrichment proccess many times in order to negotiate with the west, but each time they either broke their promises or they only considered theirown benefits and not the benefit of the Iranian nation. So last year Iran resumed its uranium enrichment process and nuclear activities withuot atttention to western countries' statement or threats. And in recent days ,fortunately, Iranian scientists succeeded to reach the perfect cycle of nuclear power, and I as an Iranian congratulate all my countrymates on this great victory!
Iran has many times declared that it wants nuclear power for peacful purposes , but some governments such as the european, american and israel insist that Iran should stop its nuclear activities, and call Iranians "Terrorist"! as if they have forgotten the horrible disasters and wars they have caused all over the world. Its not atall fair to deprive a nation from scientific progress in peacful ways with the excuse of developing nuclear weapons without a certain evidence or proof and due to hostility toward that nation. Iranians have always been seeking honor and prosperity, so I believe Iran will never stop its peacfull nuclear activities. Nuclear power is our certain right and we will defend our rights!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Hafiz



الا یا ایها الساقی ادر کاسا و ناولها

"love's awakening"


Ho,saki,haste,the beaker bring,
Fill up, and pass it round the ring;
Love seemed at first an easy thing-
But ah! the hard awakening.

So sweet perfumethe morning air
Did latly from her tresses bear,
Her twisted, musk-diffusing hair-
What heart's calamity was there!
Within life's caravanserai
What brief security have I,
When momently the bell doth cry;
"Bind on your loads;the hour is night!"

Let wine upon the prayer-mat Flow,
An if the taverner bids so,
Whose wont is on this road to go
Its ways and manners well doth know.

Mark now the mad career of me,
From wilfulness to infamy;
Yet how conceal that mystery
Whereof men make festivity?
A mountain sea, moon clouded o'er,
And night the whirlpool's awful roar-
How can they know our labour sore
Who pass light-burthenned on the shore?

Hafiz,if thou wouldst win her grace,
Be never absent from thy place;
When thou dost see the well-loved face,
Be lost atlast to time and space.

translated by A.J.arbery

Thursday, April 20, 2006

anecdote


"The new pleasure"

Last night I invented a new pleasure, and
as I was giving it the first trial an angel
and a devil came rushing toward my house.
They met at my door and fought with eachother
over my newly created pleasure;
The one crying; "It's a sin!",
The other:"It's a virtue!".

by Kahlil Gibran,"the mad man", published in 1918 by AlfredA.knopf, Newyork.

on love


You don't enjoy love unless you appreciate loneliness.


You can't buy love...But you pay heavily for it!


Without dreams there's nothing to love, and without love nothing is worth to dream about.


Lucky is the man who is the first love of a woman, luckier the woman who is the last love of a man!


Don't marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you can't live without.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Norouz


"norouz" is an old tradition of Iranian. each year at the begining of the spring when the nature is reborn and the earth begins to breath again, when trees begin to bloomand flowers are born, we celebrate it as new year.Iranians respect norouz tradition very much and from weeks befor the begining of the new year they prepare themselves to welcome it. they clean their houses,they buy new clothes,they buy candies and cookies, they decorate"Haft-Sin",etc to celebrate norouz. "Haft-sin" is decorated with seven fix elements which names of all of them begins with "s",so its called "Haft-Sin".
this year such as past years, our family started the new year with all the traditions.when the new year began, all the family members were sitting round the "Haft-sin"and after saying the prayer of the new year every body congratulated others. then,first of all we went to meet our family such as grand parents, aunts, uncles and friends. we took part in some parties and celebrated new year with all our family. we spent 5 days on visiting our family and friends and then we went on a trip to the north of Iran. in our trip my aunt and her family including her children and grand children companied us. we had a nice time there and we really enjoyed our trip. the weather and scienery were both great. In our holidays we enjoyed ourselves and rested and prepared ourselves to begin the new year much more energetic. I hope all my countrymates have a nice year!