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Post by Mohsen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:05 am

Hi Behnam,

I can say that I am an exception ,because in the dowry I signed it there was not written about gold coin amount , and the other things is that I have paid the amount dowry which I was indebted to my wife , expect one thing that I should take her to Mecca.
You know that women whenever asked for their dowry ,men should pay it right away , there no need fighting and divorce. It is the Islamic rules . In my case my wife never asked for her dowry , but I paid it on my willing .. you know that thing are became expensive , so it is better to pay it sooner
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Post by Mohsen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:07 am

Hi Elham,

Non of my dreams came true until now , I like to have a confectionary ,a restaurant , an ice cream shop , I wished I had got married a Japanese girl. ,these are my childish ‘wishes.

When I was a child I was interested in confectionary ,cookie ,and generally sweetish things.when my father brought a box of it to home , I didn’t eat anything unless the box became empty … so my mother had to hide the box somewhere at house. At the same time I started searching operation , if I found the box , I would finish it in the hidden place , like a mouse under the cabinet . but most of the time I could not find it and gradually it was a kind of complex in my mind , so I wished I had have a confectionary shop as a dream. Also I spent all of money which I find at home to buy ice cream. It was usual for me to eat ice cream everyday .. so my parents began to suppress my feeling by different ways , they kept the money away from my hand and it was my another dreams to open an ice-cream shop ...and food and restaurant have the same story , I used to stripped the refrigerator . When I was adult my father encouraged my to join a sport club , and I went warlike club to play Karate , you know the karate is originally a Japanese ‘ sport . and if a person join it inevitability would be attracted by japans culture . so at that time I founded in japans style and I wished to marry a japans girl. May be I would like to exercise Karatte days and nights , that was my forth wish and failure in my life.


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Dreams!

Post by [amal] » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:03 am

Hello Elham,
Thanks for your patience, here is my post about dreams, I hope to read your answer about your own question after you finish reading mine:

Dear Elham, For sure we all see dreams and of course there are a lot of explanations about this, some scientists believe that we see at night what we face during the day or the lifetime and some of dreams are memorable while others aren't....

Oh, It's a very complicated subject and need a lot of study so let me talk about my own dreams which is a little bit simpler and easier. :lol:

My problem is that I see a lot of dreams but I always don't remember them!!!

However, I remeber that when I was a child my dreams all where about princesses and being a princess who lives in a big castle until her prince comes on his white horse and takes her faraway. {-:
Maybe that's because I was watching a lot of cartoons about that since my favourite type was like Mary Antoinette, The beauty and the beast...etc {-:

I don't think that my dreams as an adult have changed since I really still love their dresses, their style and their way of dealing with people and this has a clear impact on me and my personality.

Now let me tell you about the real life or my real dreams and wishes; I -in my whole life- didn't dream that I would one day study math after finishing the school, I even didn't imagine that,cause I totally dislike it! HOWEVER, MATHEMATICS was the main subject in my institute .:cry: poor me! :-( :lol:

However, I am very satisfied with myself for what I am and cause although math wasn't my favourite subject, I graduated with a very good degree.

Therefore, now my curret and biggest dream is fining a JOB cause obviously I am not interested in math and I can't work as an accountant, That isn't me!!!!!!!!!

Dear Elham, I wanted to write about your question
: 'which event of your life has been the most effective one and has caused noticable dfferences in yourlife or personality?'
But it really made me sad cause it's an old and painful story which I don't like to remember. However, I dislike to ignore your question therefore I am going to write about it briefly ...

The most effective event in my life is the day which I visited my father after he did his heart surgery. :-( It was an awful day which I wont forget! :-( It's really made a great change in my personality and I become more responsible girl who start to care about the people around her .

Forgive me Elham, I have to end my message here, right now my eyes are full of tears but in the end I feel like most of my wishes in somehow has come true and god has always listened to me and has always given me what I want. It's enough for me that god kept my father alive for us and this is all what I want from life.Nothing is important more than my family.

Thanks for reading.

Best wishes
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:53 am

Hi Mohsen,

Seems you are a rich man; why don't you start a confictionary or ice creem store? And you can hire someone to work there when you're at your main job! This way not anly do you realise your childhood dream but also you creat job for some one else!!! {-; :-D

I thought men dream of prittiest,happiest,...st( {-; ) wife, but I had never heard a man dream for a Kerate woman!!! :shock: If you had such a wife, wouldn't you be afraid to be hit by her when you became a bad man?! {-;
You know,my future husband is a very very lucky man, beacause I quited Kerate before I gain the brown belt; otherwise he couldn't defend himself while I got angry with him! He must be thankful to God and me! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hope your dreams come true one after another*

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Post by Mohsen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:55 pm

Hi Elham,

Thanks for you suggestion I, I think about it and maybe in future I treat you at my own Ice cream ,confictionary’ store.
Because I had a black belt , I never afraid of my Japanese wife , :lol: If I met you before and I knew that you have a brown belt ,be sure I would change my dream .

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Why are you sad?!

Post by [amal] » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:56 pm

Hi Mohsen,

How are you?

I was reading your posts here but I felt some sadness in your words, what's the matter?! Is everything going well with you?! What has made you sad?! Take it easy, nothing deserve your sadness...

I wish you a happy and healthy life.

Amal

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Post by Mohsen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:27 pm

Hi Amal,

Thanks for your morale which you gave me in your words. Yes I am sad ,today I had an interview in a petrochemical company at 12 o’clock. They asked for commercial manager ,a full time job , and I couldn’t accept it ,because I am working somewhere and I can accept a part time job. I am thinking to leave my former job and join to Petrochemical Co. This feel is killing me , I should be disloyal to my present manager ..

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Amoure » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:15 pm

Dear Behnam;
Hi.
I wanted to say YOU that we can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. And time after time YOU could! Well done!
L'amoure.

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Post by behnam » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:27 pm


Hi Mohsen,
When we are speaking about some social matters, we should consider the averages. Forget about yourself for a while and do a survey of the number of married men who are deeply in debt. They owe their wives actually. Well, you are a rich man, so you could pay your wife's dowry. How about other men in the society? Haven't you ever heard that 'One swallow doesn't make a summer' or 'A single instance of something is just that; it doesn't indicate a trend'?

What would you do if Saudi Arabia didn't let Iranians visit Mecca and make Haj? You are still in debt my dear friend! :lol: :lol: :lol:

My wife's dowry is 14 gold coins and a bunch of rose flowers(14 roses actually). However, I am speaking generally.

All the best,
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Hi Elham,

According to the chief Physicist of the world; Albert Einstein, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge..'. However, I am not good at imagining. I am also terrible at dreaming. I don't dream a lot, or I cannot remember them. I really enjoy sleeping at least 7 hours at night without any problem. Thank God!

I used to dream of giving my Noble prize speech in Sweden. After the speech, I used to dream about answering to the questions of news reporters! :lol: :lol: :lol:

In my opinion, the best thing in the world which could have long-lasting life is fame! I prefer fame to wealth, although I own none of them. I still dream about being a well-known person.

I don't like to be a famous football player, an actor or a singer. I don't value these sorts of careers. However, I like to be well-known in the world of science and technology.

For me, entering to the virtual world-the Internet- can be considered as a turning point in my life. Before that, I was a one-dimensional student. I wasn't good at communicating with people. I used to see the world through some Physics-based formulas.

It was just November 2006 that I started to learn English seriously. I entered the Internet and met many people from different parts of the world. I chatted with many people with different attitudes and thoughts. I made friends with a lot of people and communicated with them. I loved some girls, and some girls loved me! :lol: :lol: :lol: All these things helped me change my way of thinking. Now, I am a different person. I am satisfied with my role on the Internet. I could have positive effects on many people, and many people could affect my life. Thank God.

All the best,
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Post by Mohsen » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:06 pm

Hi Behnam,

I put on much air in my jowls ,when people think that I am rich ,thanks for your illusion of having a rich friend. Off course I am rich because my wife is content, her dowry value is as much as I can afford it.
If Saudi Arabia doesn’t let the Iranians visit Mecca, I will be very happy , first because this ban prevents of transferring of millions of dollars to Saudi regime packet . second the term of dowry for taking my wife to Mecca is conditional , it was written if I could afford it.. so according to the bad circumstance I have not to take her..
If we speak about common people , what is right or correct about them let alone dowry . all of behaviour or ceremonies are base on ignorance or they keep up with joneses.
Actually I got happy to read about your wife dowry .I owe you and your wife to offer my big CONGRADULATIONS.

B.Wishes,
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Post by Mohsen » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:11 pm

Dear muslim Friends,

I would like to offer you my Congradulations for commencing of Emam Zaman leadership. I hope we have enough worth and deserving to see the advent of Imam in our life.

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Praise be to Allâh the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions.

Happy Eid Almawlid {Prophet Mouhamad's Birthday} to all muslim Friends.

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Dear lovely friends,
My eyes are weak and the monitor bothers them. It is difficult for me to read posts written in so bright colours. Would you mind using some eye-friendly colours? I would appreciate if if you could consider this request.

All the best,
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Post by Mohsen » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:53 pm

Hi Friends,

Generally human being is imperfect, that is right. But some people try to change themselves to be a better human ,they have running life ,they are active, but some people are stagnant, they never try changing .The stagnants believe that they can’t give up the bad habits,and the worse thing is that they don’t want to think about their bad habits.
A person who has a running life always try to give up his/her bad habits and be better than yesterday.
If I try to respect other people ,believe that a person who is living beside me is better than me. She/he is more dear for god then me ,this feeling is a motive for me try to be more polite , I try to be more kind,I respect her/him more ,generally I try to make myself more perfect.

Do you think this attribute works out for a person to be more perfect.

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Hi Mohsen,

I guess I've understood your question. That's humble of you to think of other people closer to God, and to put them first. It is like sacrificing as well as the highest level of perfection, I believe.

There is a famous saying from Prophet Muhammad I guess, 'Whatever you need(want, like, prefer,....), other people need it, and whatever you dislike, other people dislike it too.' I couldn't translate it well from Arabic into Farsi, then from Farsi into Azerbaijani, and finally from Azerbaijani into English. I am sorry. :lol: :lol: :lol: However, despite my terrible translation, I think it still makes sense.

What does that saying mean? I think, it defines the exact meaning of humanity. For example, I enjoy eating delicious food and fruit; surely all people enjoy eating them. I like to be recognized; certainly there are many people like it too. I dislike to be insulted, other people dislike it too.

Let me put it another way. I've got a stomach. I'm not the only person in the world who has got a stomach. Everybody has got it. If I feel hungry; absolutely other people feel hungry too. The same goes for other instincts and senses.

If someones has faith in mentioned saying, they can be considered as human beings. Is it enough just to have faith in it? No, never. Believing in it is the first step of humanity. In order to move towards perfection(an ideal human); apart from having belief in something, we must do some actions too. What actions does the quotation suggest? I believe, putting others first is one of them. Caring practically(not just speaking beautifully and paying lip service to people) about others people's needs and desires can be another one.

I'd like not to sound so much philosophical about humanity. However, I believe, people who have a deep faith in mentioned saying need nothing else to start a right way towards success(perfection) in the both worlds.

All the best,
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I hope my dear friend Andrew and Amal will read this text.

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70 Brides for 7 Foreigners

Russia seems to be turning into a major exporter of brides. Almost 1,500 marriages with foreigners registered in Moscow every year. Another 10,000 women go to the international marriage agency Alliance each year, according to a poll, and 23 percent of Russian mothers would like their daughters to marry foreign citizens. Russian brides have always been prized by foreigners-ever since the time of Yaroslav the Wise [an eleventh-century grand prince of Kiev], whose daughter became the queen of France. But during Joseph Stalin's time, the attitude toward marriages to foreigners was intolerant.

In the 1960s, the registration of foreign marriages was resumed, and since then the trickle of Russian brides abroad has turned into a powerful torrent. Tens of thousands of Russian women dream of an advantageous marriage and look for foreign husbands. How? One way is through personal ads in newspapers. One ad read: "Man from Australia (... feet ... pounds) seeks short(... feet... pounds), slender woman 22-29 for marriage." The man is from Sydney. His mother advised him to marry a Russian woman because Australian women are very liberated; change men like gloves, and do not do housework. Russian women, in the opinion of the placer of the ad, love to clean, cook, stay at home, and have children. In two days, he got 100 calls.

Many women are not shy about going to dating agencies. Alliance is one of the largest in Moscow, with branches in Russian's large cities and abroad. In has been flourishing for more than five years. The director, Tmara Alekseyevna Shkunova, is an academician and director of the Russian Institute of the Family at the International Academy of Information System and editor in chief of Moskovskaya brachenaya Gazeta(the Moscow Marriage Gazette).

Each day about 10 women go to the agency, but only two to three of them are put in the files. There are criteria for selection. First, you must be successful in your professional milieu. Second, you must know a foreign language. And third, you must meet a standard of "European looks": blond with blue eyes, slender with long legs. Of the 2,000 women a year who get into the files, only 5 percent get married. Of the 200 who married recently, one was lucky enough to become the wife of a millionaire.

For a 25-year-old woman without children, the service costs $5.30: for 30 to 40-year-old women without children, the service costs $8.00.

There are 700 foreign men in the files, mostly from the United States, Germany, and Britain. Up to 300 men apply annually. They must meet only one requirement-that they be well-to-do. The information on the man's passport is checked, and a call is made to his place of work.

Once a husband is found, the next stop is Wedding Palace Number 4, the only place in Moscow that registers marriages to foreigners. Each year, 1,200 couples get married there. In 1992, the bridegrooms came from 96 countries. The greatest number came from the United States. In second place was Israel, followed by Turkey and Bulgaria.

Registration requires a passport and a guarantee from the groom's embassy that there are no obstacles to his getting married. The French Embassy for example, takes a very serious attitude toward marriages to foreign women. It requires that the French groom obtains certification of his "legal capacity for marriage." If an embassy official registers a couple that has not passed the requisite medical tests, the official is fined. Stiff requirements are also imposed by Germany.

The Wedding Palace requires confirmation that, in the given country, a marriage to a citizen of another state is valid. After all, in a number of countries, a foreign wife and her children could find that they have no property rights. In Syria, for example, marriage to a foreigner is considered invalid without special permission.

Many countries are trying to erect barriers to the marital migration from Russia. For example, one Moscow woman tried to nine months to get permission to go to the United States, where her fiance was waiting for her.

Another couple wanted to get registered in Canada. The finance was called to the Canadian Embassy for an interview, but an entry visa was never granted. "Prove that this isn't a fictitious marriage," they said.

Many Russian women who marry foreigners quickly get divorced and come back. The reasons are well known: a sense of second-class status, a language barrier, and financial difficulties. Deceptions are frequent: One "sweet-heart" described his home as a place with a fountain, but, in reality, it turned out that he lived in a small cottage without a bathtub.

Extracted from a book entitled "Mosaic Reading", 4th Edition, by Bernada Wegmann/Miki Knezevic
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Dear Andrew and dear Amal, the name of you countries have come in this text. How do you think about this text?

There are many useful collocations and expressions in the text. I hope you learn them and use them in your everyday conversation with English speakers.

All the best,
Behnam, 5 February, 2012




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Dreams!

Post by Elham » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:14 pm

Hi dear Behnam and Amal,

Thanks for your very nice posts about your dreams. I really enjoyed reading both of them.

Some of your dreams have been the same as mine; for example the princess in the castel and winning the Noble prize!

Dear Amal, all girls always dream of being treated like a pretty lucky princess by a very handsome and kind prince,don't they? {-; I think the biggest desire of any girl is to marry a real gentleman who loves her dearly ( and just and just loves her, not any other woman!!! ), who respects her like respecting a queen and cares about her like caring about a cute baby! {-:
Emmm, but it always remains a sweet dream for us; we just can see such gentlemen in cartoons and dreems! :lol:

Dear Behnam, I have seriously dreamed of gaining the Noble Peace Prize and even have practiced what to sat to the media! :lol: but you have to give a helping hand and lend me some of your sentences;you're perfect at speaking! ;-) :):):)

And here comes my more serious dreams:
:ok: One of my dearest wishes has always been and still is to be a big effective helper to other people!
:ok: It keeps me alive thinking about being a great lover and sacrificer!
:ok: It's very sweet to dream I'v become a successful famous writer!
:ok: I dream of being a very understanding, kind and successful MOTHER* :-)
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I dream a lot, and I believe that without dreams we are dead! I have noticed that my depression times are exactly times when I have NO dream; and what turns me back to life is just recalling my dreams and hope for realising them.


I don't know how distant this dream is but I dream to become a real Muslim woman; I feel full of life when I think of myself as a woman and enjoy all beauties,feelings, abilities and duties that God has put in women's creation*

Thanks for reading,
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Post by Mohsen » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:42 am

Dear Behnam,
Believing in it is the first step of humanity. In order to move towards perfection (an ideal human); apart from having belief in something, we must do some actions too.
An 86 year old man comes to swimming pool every night, He is a real champion, he knows English and sometimes we walk together in the water and speak English, He was an English teacher for many years, He was playing football professionally for many years as well, and now at the age of 86 He is teaching Quran in the mosque. He is a Quran teacher as well.
Last night When he was wearing his cloth , he was not able to bend down and put on his socks . so I remember your sentence and asked him to let me to help. I took his socks and help him wearing it .I was happy for my action , because I tried to kill the feeling of my haughtiness


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Post by Mohsen » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:06 pm

[size=150]Hi Dear Friends,

As God says , He is the best-tempered in the world. Congradulation on the the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his household).

Our best wishes for all of his real followers , We surly need to his intercessor in hereafter day.
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Post by behnam » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:06 pm


Hi friends,
I wasn't in Tehran; at home, last three days. I was in Tabriz. I'm at home now. As soon as I got home, I turned the computer on to check the mailbox and to see if there were some off messages from my friends. However, I don't know what wrong was. I neither could sign in Yahoo messengers nor could check my mailbox! Other sites I often visit; like this site, could be opened, but there is something wrong with opening Yahoo Messenger, googletalk, and mail.yahoo.com

The speed is enough to open them, but I guess the problem is something else. How about you? Can you easily use YM and Gtalk? Is it possible for you to check your mailboxes?

The rate of increase in the number of posts is not acceptable. It makes me sad. On the other hand, the number of viewers-people who visit the thread and read its posts- is dramatically increasing. That's very good. However, the worrying matter which is also disappointing is that those people do not leave comments in the thread! This is really sad. Why don't they put comments in the thread? Why don't they join us?


Please leave a comment and let's share something with each other and make the life easy to live(tolerate).

All the best,
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Post by behnam » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:08 am


Hi,

I'm at home and have nothing to do and nowhere to go. It's also something wrong with connecting to the YM and Gtalk. I talked to my wife about the things happened in Tabriz. I spoke about the things I'd done and some experience I'd learned from the trip.

Besides writing, I'm listening to some video files downloaded from the Net now. As you may know, Tabriz is famous for nuts, so I bought some dried fruits and nuts. Although the prices were high, the quality was acceptable. My wife has wanted me to buy some dried cherry (Albalu). She is making cherry jam now. We call it 'Morabbaye Albalu' in Farsi. To be honest, I don't know what 'Albalu' is in English. Actually it is smaller than cherry and has dark colour.

Anyway, it is boring to be idle! I dislike it.

Please introduce some topics for discussion. I've got some free time to spend on writing or discussing.

All the best,
Behnam, 10 Feb, 2012


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Hi again,

This week, I couldn't chat with my friends, so I've missed them terribly. I seem strict and unkind in appearance (maybe so serious), but actually I'm a soft-hearted person. I called some friends of mine and talked with them. Now, I feel happy and relaxed. Some friends didn't answer to the call. Well, guess it wasn't a convenient time for them.

I really love my friends and I feel empty without them.

In Tabriz, I visited some family friends. I also met some old friends. I had mixed feelings actually. I am not able to describe my feelings with words. I was happy because the meetings brought some happy childhood memories. On the other hand, it was short. It makes you sad when you know leaving friends is inevitable.

It's extremely important to have a positive attitude towards people, friendship, and relationship. Something is in my mind to say, and I'm searching for some suitable sentences and words to say, but I cannot find. Let me explain it:

Two things won't be forgotten at all. One of them is being beneficent-helping people when they are in critical situations. For example, giving hopes to disappointed and depressed people. Lending money to someone in a situation that s/he needs it, but is too shy to ask! Giving a helping hand when someone is in a critical situation will be stuck in minds forever.

The other one is disservice or badness-being bad to people and acting in a bad way. We call it 'badi kardan' in Farsi. As well as goodness, this will be stayed in minds forever.

In order to make it clear, let me tell you a story, extracted from 'Golestan Sadee'; one of my favourite books.


I was sitting in a vessel with a company of great men when a boat which contained two brothers happened to sink near us. One of the great men promised a hundred dinars to a sailor if he could save them both. While the sailor was pulling out one, the other drowned. I said: 'He had no longer to live and therefore delay took place in rescuing him.' The sailor smiled and replied: 'What you said is certain. Moreover, I preferred to save this one because, when I once-happened to lag behind in the desert, he seated me on his camel, whereas I'd received a whipping by the hands of the other, when I was a boy. I recited: He, who does right, does it to his own soul and he, who does evil, does it against the same.

As long as you can, do not scratch the interior of someone
Because there are thorns on this road.
Be helpful in the needs of a dervish(a poor person)
Because you also has needs.


This story reminds me 'what goes around, comes around', and also 'you reap what you sow'.

I hope you liked it. Thank you for reading.

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Post by behnam » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:17 am


Sorry to disturb, but I've made some mistakes in the posts. However, it is impossible to edit them. This site doesn't let us edit the posts a few minutes after posting! Among many advantages, this is one of its disadvantages. :-( :-( :-(

One of the mistakes is
I was happy because the meetings brought some happy childhood memories.
It must be 'I was happy because the meetings brought some happy childhood memories back.'

There are many mistakes in my posts. However, this one was bothering me. I had to correct it. {-: {-: {-: I apologize for making too many mistakes. My English is a bit rusty actually. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Elham » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:06 pm

Hi dear Behnam,

Welcome back! I hope you've enjoyed the trip to your beloved city(Tabriz the great {-: ). I know that you love Tabriz and breathing it's air.I havn't ever seen Azarbaijan,but your nice and excited descriptions about there and it's people -your love for there- has impressed me in a way that as if I have always loved Azarbaijan! I don't know how to describe my feeling...I can't put it in words, but I've got an special feeling for it!
And you should know that one my biggest wishes is to take a trip to Azarbaijan(specially your birthplace) with YOU! Actually, I would walk on air and be on cloud nine if it could happen! Alas... :-( :-( :-(

By the way,thanks for your posts; I enjoyed reading them.
DEFENTLY, you are a very kind-hearted man. Being a friend of you, I have always seen your pure sincere and valubale feelings for things.
Thanks for caring about your friends;You've got a golden heart! :-)

And my last thanks to you for sharing what was going on in your mind about goodness and badness. In my idea, goodness is to make some one else have a pleasant feeling(as a matter of fact, a RIGHT pleasant feeling, cause not any pleasant feeling is right!)! And it can happen by:

Helping someone in the critical situation,
Giving hope to a disappointed person,
Being a useful person and giving service to other people,
Making other people remember God and his greatness,
....
Or just being a lovely friend and calling a friend! {-; :-D



Sth is also going on in my mind; Let me try to put it in words!
I'm thinking of a diffrent shape of helping! Some times a person dosen't do anything special for us... more spicifically, he dose nothing for us directly, but helps us a lot! Some times a person helps us just by owning a nice and good feature. Observing his manner and goodness makes us admire that good featur, makes us admire goodness and shows us the goodness!

For me, it is one of the greates helps one can offer the others!
For instance, seeing a very polite and kind person not only dose make us admire the person himself, but also reminds us of politness and kindness and makes us willing to develope such qualities ourselves!

Oh, another terrific example just came to my mind!
Some people help us although we don't see them or they aren't even alive now but hearing, reading and learning about them, about their great personalities is the greatest helps to us!
One of these really really great people is Prophit Mohhamad(PBUH) - a mercy for all creation- ***
During last semester I was busy learning more about him and I was really amazed what an awesome and exceptional man he has been! To be hoest, I fell in love with him! :-D

I don't know how to describe it! Isn't it really a great help when someone makes you adore kindness,politeness,love,goodness,modesty,braveness,compassion,......and humanity,
in the truest meaning of the word?

Isn't it the greatest help to let other people know what god's aim is by creating human beings? Ohhh, isn't it the greatest help to show people how nice and good we can be?To be the best model of humanity for others?
My eyes are filled with tears, I love him, love him, love him soooooooo much!

Let me end my post at this poit,
Thanks for reading,

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The Internet, pros and cons

Some people think of the Net positively and ignore its downsides. Others are pessimistic about the Internet and highlight the negative parts of it. As everything, the Internet has some advantages and disadvantages.

These days, people spend a lot of time at their computers to browse the sites on the Internet. They do not spend enough quality time with their families. As a result, people feel lonely and isolated. This makes life difficult. In addition to that, there are some morally bad pages on the Net. Those pages threaten the mental health of young people and children.

On the other hand, the Internet is a big source of information about different areas in life. For example, for English learners, there are many electronic books, audio and video files on it. These files can be easily and freely downloaded. Furthermore, the Net has brought the users a lot of comfort and ease. For instance, sending mails through the Internet, online banking and buying have provided relief and comfort to the users.

Additionally, nowadays, by means of pressing some keys on the keyboards or on the cell phones, people can enter the virtual world. In this world, they can chat with different people from all over the world. They can also make friends with different people with different views, attitudes, thoughts, and education levels. This results in knowing cultures and developing friendship between different nations.

In conclusion, the Internet plays an important role in this modern world. Although it has some negative sides, it seems deleting the Net from people's lives create some difficulties. If we take every factors into consideration, I believe the advantages of the Internet weigh its disadvantages.

Thank you for reading. How do you think?

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Hi Elham,

Thanks for your wonderful post, full of delicate points.

I don't know why all 124,000 messengers are male. Therefore, we have no chance to check how women feel when men love female messengers. To be honest with you, I do feel jealous when you love prophet Muhammad that much. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think for women the right path to heaven is loving and satisfying their husbands. By the way, Islam is based on caring about God's rules not on loving prophets and Imams. When it comes to following a religion, love must be measured by the amount of care and action, not by saying something while there are tears in eyes! :lol:

Dear Elham, I am not criticising. I know you quite well. I know that you are a real Muslim. However, I found it a good opportunity to mention something which is maybe important.

There is no doubt about the greatness of prophets and Imams. We are supposed to follow them, not to love them. When we strongly love someone, we unwillingly produce enemies for them. Why? Well, we cannot deny the fact that human beings are jealous. Jealousy, as an emotion, more or less, is in our blood. Therefore, showing a lot of love creates a lot of hatred, as if there is always a sort of balance between them.

To be brief, it should be kept in mind-with the strongest faith-that love will be measured by action! That is why people say 'actions speak louder than words.'

Dear Elham, I must say again that I am neither criticising you nor advising. I am just taking the chance that you kindly have given to write something. Thank you very much for creating that opportunity for me. Kisses&hugs :oops: :oops: :oops:

About the trip, yes it was really great. I really enjoyed it. When I am in Azerbaijan, I am in my hometown, in my beloved place. My soul goes sightseeing, so it goes out of my body; flying in the sky. I feel relaxed, because
I am with my soul, and the body which plays the role of cage is left at that time.

I wish you were with me. We could have a lot of real fun.

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Post by behnam » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:10 am


Hi Amoure,

I was browsing the thread a few seconds ago and saw some posts from you! I don't know why I hadn't seen them before! That's strange. :?: :shock:

I do apologize for leaving your posts unanswered. :oops:

Tiger is famous for its pride. I am a proud person. That's why I am using it. Don't fear! I am not dangerous at all. Actually, I am as proud as a tiger, but not as powerful as it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I do agree with you. Determination and hard work lead everybody to success. This is a general rule.

Sorry for being late in replying. Please write regularly.

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Why do we make mistakes?

There are some silly mistakes in my posts. I call them silly, because they are really silly! It is believed that people learn from their mistakes. I wonder what I'm going to learn from those silly mistakes. :lol: :lol:

Let me have a look at some of them:
Although it has some negative sides, it seems deleting the Net from people's lives create some difficulties. If we take every factors into consideration, I believe the advantages of the Internet weigh its disadvantages.
As far as I know, there are two mistakes. Deleting the Net from people's lives creates some difficulties. If we take all factors(or every factor) into consideration,...

Another one
Because you also has(obviously must be have!) needs.
This one is terrible. It seems I am losing my accuracy. :cry: :cry: :cry:

That's OK to make mistakes, but some of them are really disappointing. :-(

There are two possibilities. It's considerably certain that I am getting old, and it's highly probable that my English is going rusty. :lol: :cry: Well, I am crying and laughing. What else can I do? hehehehehehehe....

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Post by Elham » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:26 am

Dear Behnam,

What would be wrong if you critisized or advised me?! Come on!
To be honest, I look for some excuses to make you criticize and advise! I love to hear your strong opinions, enjoy your comments on my words and try to be wise and take lessons.Your ideas are always welcomed. :-)

You made a very important and logical comment on my feelings. What you wrote was vital to be said;thanks alot.

Reading your post a question arose in my mind! Would you please let me know what is the right path to heaven for a girl ( a woman without husband like me)? I want to go there too! :roll: :lol: :lol:

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Hi Elham,
I am not sure, but apparently girls cannot go heaven! Therefore, there is no way for girls to enter there, unless they get married! :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Girls must keep their hearts open to love! Avoiding high expectations of marriage, they are supposed to say 'yes' to the person who proposes. I'm not a girl, so I cannot see the world through their eyes. However, it seems that girls are looking for perfect boys. Nobody is perfect. That's why people, who look for perfection, meet failure.

Bees look for flowers and flies search for rubbish. I prefer to be a bee rather than a fly. However, too much criticsing results in pessimism which is against bees' philosophy. :lol: :lol: :lol:

The most common mistake among young partners is to pay too much attention to the opposite sex in front of each other. Suppose a boy and a girl are dating together. The boy may ask the girl for her favourite singer. In such situations, wise girls know how to answer. They wisely avoid naming a male singer's name, although they love his songs and voice. It is the same for wise boys. They are very careful about what to say and how to act when meeting another lady on the streets or on TV, etc.

A girl used to collect football players' photos! She didn't know that her action might create an unpleasant sensation. She didn't have a happy marriage. Finally, her marriage ended in divorce. Pretending to be happy, she is keeping a pet dog and spending her time with it now! Well, loneliness is one of the direct results of stupidity!

Both men and women are jealous, but they reveal jealousy differently. Watching TV together, a man may say, "What a beautiful lady!" This sentence hurts his wife's feelings, and then revenge is inevitable. A tough sanction in bed will be probably imposed on the man! :oops: :oops: :lol:

However, men often take revenge in a different way. The majority of them may look for love affairs or mistresses! In many cases, disloyalty is an inevitable result.

This subject is delicate. That's enough for now.

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Post by Mohsen » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:38 pm

By the way, Islam is based on caring about God's rules not on loving prophets and Imams
Hi Behnam,
Thanks for writing your idea about Islam , Would you please explain what is the God rules that we should care about it. At leaat write some important ones.

All the best
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Post by Elham » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:25 am

Hi Behnam,

Thanks for reply,

I DO understand your point and definitely agree with avoiding high expectations and taking marriage easier ; but I'm afraid to say it's not that easy to say YES to whom proposes to us (maybe the first one!)!
Let me explain more!

I think there are two major mistakes girls make nowadays regarding marriage! One is what you mentioned and that is 'having high expectations' which ends in late marriages at older ages! it has many disadvantages that we all are aware of!

The second is again somehow what you said! To say YES to whom proposes! (Please pay attention that I'm looking at your idea from a different angel although I know what you mean!)

This is not hidden to anybody that divorce rate is soooo high and is increasing day after day; why???
I guess one of the most important reasons is that many girls nowadays easily say YES!!! To whom? The first one who proposes them and claims is in love with them or even to the first one whom their parents approve of to marry with!

Some times a boy proposes based on feelings, he is young,excited (az ruye hayajan)! He hasn't thought well and his decision is not logical! He just wants to quench his current thirst without considering the result of this marriage and how he may feel or what big problems he may face, some years or even several months (or even worth, just one day) after the marriage!

This is the point where girlish feelings threatens the whole future of two people! They mostly get emotional and say YES!
No doubt, you know about such things very well .You are my teacher!


I believe a wise girl neither postpones her marriage by developing unrealistic high expectations nor spoils her future by fast, unmindful and irrational decisions!


By the way, in case there is really no way for me to go to heaven as a girl, I wish I myself could propose to my ideal man and marry him because he may never come himself! :lol: This way not only would I go to beloved heaven, but also I would make some one else’s life on the earth a real heaven! Hahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for reading; I'll be happy to hear any advice or criticize by my dear friend and teacher :-)

All the best,
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Post by Elham » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:09 pm

Hi Mohsen,

Although you have asked a question from dear Behnam and he is supposed to answer you, I'd also love to give my own idea!

I have asked somebody your question before and she advised me to read verses 23 to 39, sureh Asra in the Koran! :ok:
You can refer to this address and read them right now:
http://www.andisheqom.com/Files/quransh ... ubid=30312


In my opinion, reading these verses you'll find the answer of your question!

I'm amazed that respecting the parents has come just after worshiping God and it's siad that we have to be careful how we treat and talk with them!!!! WOW!
And I really wonder why after that there's nothing regarding rights of wife and husband towards each other! :roll:

All the best,
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Post by Elham » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:28 pm

What a mess! It's tooooooo bad that we can't edit our post after a few minutes!
And there is also sth wrong with applying the colors! :-( :-( :-(

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Hi Mohsen,

How are you? I hope all is going well with you.

Our thoughtful friend Elham has answered to your question wisely. I am absolutely certain that you know the answer of your own question much better than us. God has given his instructions (rules) in the holly Koran, and some famous priests -Ayat Allah-have written many books-Resale Amaliye- about them. Not only a Muslim, but also Prophet Muhammad and all Imams are(were) expected to follow those instructions.

The only sign of loving someone is following his/her path; acting and reacting like him/her. Otherwise, it is like claiming without offering support! If I were brave, I'd say it is self-fooling! :lol:

We may love a teacher; pretend to love a teacher; praise him/her, or flatter him/her in order to get some marks. In this world, these methods sometimes work. However, according to what I've read about the other world, such tricks won't work there. You may ask for the meaning of 'shefaat'. This word is widely misinterpreted in Iran. Iranians can hardly understand what 'shefaat' means. Like what is (was) common, we often think of it as pulling strings to fool God and then to get into heaven, even though there is nothing positive in our reports!!!

Dear Mohsen, let's stop discussing this matter publicly further. I am too tired to search for another place to make nest in! :lol: :lol: :lol: If you are interested in discussing it further, please email me at:behrampednam@yahoo.com

All the best,
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A big mistake!

Post by Elham » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:21 pm

Fast decition??? Fast?! :shock:

Oh dear Elham, that's quick decision honey! ;-)

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Hi Elham,

Thanks for the reply with an excellent English. I really enjoyed reading it. In terms of English, it was fantastic. Congratulations!

I agree with you up to a point, but there are still some points I disagree with. However, I'm not in the mood for discussing them.

You've made significant progress in writing. In your last posts, your great improvement can be seen clearly. Congratulations on achieving success in writing professionally.

I hope to read more from you.

All the best,
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"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined
by praise than saved by criticism."


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Post by Elham » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:10 pm

Hi dear Behnam,

That's kind of you to notice any progress in my English! I really wish I could spend more time on my English, but sadly writting here is my only chance to practice it for now! :-(

Today, I read an article on the yahoo news about an Arabic Muslim woman who motivates other Muslim women to care more about their close relationships with their husbands and not to let too much shame threaten their marriage health which in many many cases leads to divorce!

Reading the article, I recalled my own recent post and thought about the topic more; I need to add up sth important to my comments.

It's so vital for a woman to know how to be a WIFE in the truest meaning of the word! She should be mindful of her great role in keeping a healthy successful marriage!

So, Emmm... I wanna say: maybe it's better for a woman to pay more attention to
'developing correct attitudes towards marriage' and 'learning about a wife's major role and resposibilty', then 'putting it into action wisely and mindfully' , instead of being too much involved in thinking about 'to whome she has to say YES' !!!
(long confusing sentence? sorryyy Behnam!) (Elham? Ask yourself! Can't you really express what you mean in a simpler way? :roll: )


It just came to my mind and since these days I love being busy writting in English, I just wrote it! {-: However, I'm a girl, I'll may change my mind tomorrow! :lol:

Thanks for taking time to read my posts,

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Post by Mohsen » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:40 pm

Dear Behnam and Elham,

Many rules that we consider them as Islamic rules are common among people of the world , for example ,not telling lie , calumny (accusing someone without reason ), helping poor people, respecting people , parents, trustworthiness, honesty and many many things . even unbelievers, people who don’t believe God follow these rules , there is no need for God to follow these rules ,the common people understand the rule and use it in their life.
The difference in the Islamic rules is that they start with love and loving the prophet and imam.
As in Soreh Shora/23 , It is clearly stipulated “This it is which Allah announceth unto His bondmen who believe and do good works. Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee therefor, save lovingkindness among kinsfolk. And whoso scoreth a good deed We add unto its good for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Responsive.”

We also have many saying (Hadith) about loving prophet and imam.
I agree with you that loving is not enough for a believer , a truth believer who love them ,should act to what her/his beloved ask for.

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Hi Elham,

Thanks for your reply. Would you mind emailing me the article? I like it's title.

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Happy Valentine's Day to YOU!

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Hi Mohsen,

You are right. Keep on going your own way. I wish you success.

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Post by Mohsen » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:39 pm

Dear Behnam,
Thanks that you approved my way. Today I am very happy ,because all jobs i was expected to do were done. I am satisfied , now I open the site , drinking a mug of black and green tea , listen to a happy pop music and writing you. I should be ready for going to swimming pool after few minutes , one of my friend will pick me up to the swimming pool .The weather is cloudy and I can smell the rain which will come very soon.
I am sure tomorrow will be marvel louse. A good day for running beside the river.
How is the weather in Tehran? ,will you do your regular exercise tomorrow?
Have good day, and a better one tomorrow.
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Post by setayesh » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:02 pm

Hi My dear friends;

I hope you are all fine.To be honest this is my secound post in this new thread.when I joined here I wrote a post which appeared on the third page with a long delay.perhaps no one has seen it :-( since you were writing on the 5th page at that time.Anyway,I've missed you all alot.

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Post by Mohsen » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi Behnam,
Have heard the news , I listened to the news , I can’t believe it one famous American converted to Islam , and it was happen today in my city Esfahan , the news is that Sean Stone, son of American Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone converted to Islam in Isfahan and selected the name of Ali for himself at the age of 27


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Hi Stayesh,
I miss you ,Please have a mercy on yourself , how much strict are you on your studying , you welcome ,waiting for your posts
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Hi Mohsen,

Thanks for your reply. It was raining and snowing last night. There is a little snow on the ground and on cars(on cold places). The weather is cold.

I used to have a one-hour walk in the park near my parents' flat. For some reasons, this year I stopped it. However, next year I am going to start it again.

Yes, I read it on the Internet (on Yahoo). I didn't know that the event has happened in Isfahan. Why in Isfahan? Is it a Muslim-maker city?

How is your back? Do you still suffer from back pain?

All the best,
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Post by Elham » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:45 am

Hiiiiiiiii Setayesh,

Very happy to see you among us in the new nest; Welcome back honey. :-D :-D :-D

I was waiting for you and your great posts. You should know how much I enjoy your presence here; thanks for joining us*

How was the exam? I really hope you have done it in the best way and you'll be student again next year! :-)

Don't hesitate to write as much as you can; I really miss your English.

Hope to read from you soon,


All the best,
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Post by Elham » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:48 am

It's snowing in the Tehran! :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:52 pm

Hi Mohsen,

How are you my old friend?many thanks for your quick reply to my post.Oh man I'm not as strick as you think,you know the problem is this;I just can't consentrate on several things at the same time.it's absolutly terrible;since you lose lots of things! one of several things that I've lost was my english indeed.it's got really rusty.

Tell me about yourself and your city.How's everything with you beautiful city Isfahan nesfe jahan ;-) ?If you like to know about here it's cold and rainy now.

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:09 pm

Hi Elham,

Thank you so much for welcoming me.And thanks for your nice words about me and my english.My exam was yesterday,thank God it was ok.

Oh Elham I'm in a horry I just wantted to write a quick post to let you know that I've read your post.I'm going to go shopping now(a new overcoat). so sorry for my short post.I'll promise to write more late.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by behnam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:04 am


Hi Elham,

I read that article but found nothing new in it! It was full of some incorrect interpretation on some verses in the Holy Koran.

From the begging of the history of human (when there were only Adam and Eva in the world) both men and women knew what to do and how to do. As you know, some actions and reactions are instinctive. Therefore, every human being has those inborn instincts. That(s...) isn't a new phenomenon.

However, sometimes what people do becomes habits gradually, and transfer from one generation to others. Finally, it becomes cultural heritage. What people are doing is the same, but it has different shapes or forms. For example, every person eats food, but there are different foods with different recipes in the world. The act of eating is the same in all over the world, but different people use different sauces!

I am sure you know those things much better than me. I wanted just to write something to you.

Now, a friend of mine is waiting for me to chat. I have to leave. I am sorry.

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Post by Mohsen » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:36 pm

Hi Behnam,

Sean Stone stayed in Abbasi hotel last night ,and many people were eager to visit him and congratulate him upon his converting to Islam. But it was really impossible ,because of crowed were so much.
Isfahan has some genuine Islamic believers ,which many people wish to meet them ,at least one time in their life have a chance to meet them face to face and Sean Stone , or Sean Ali stone behold the generosity and grace of God to had this situation.
There are some American people who are living in Esfahan ,because they have discovered the fact.
About my back pain let me say that I said good bye to it , but I am not allowed to lift heavy things.
You are not supposed to stop your regular exercise ,what is the reason? ,Is it for you are married? Let it start from today as tomorrow is late.
All the best
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Post by Mohsen » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:41 pm

Hi Setayesh
What are several things that you have lost ? You are a powerful and determined girl as I know you so far , never become sorrowful for what you have lost and never fall in love with what you have or find. If you can spiritually reach to this to this mood , you are always happy and rich.
Your English is not rusty and it is beautiful as always ,but if you think so, you continue your writing in this thread surely you coat your English with anticorrosion
About Isfahan , It is Thursday and there are many wedding ceremony are holding tonight , In many streets the are cars which decorated by followers , Also markets and bazaars are very crowded as we are close to new year and people are purchasing new cloths and furniture


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Hi friends, how r u and how r ur families? I hope everything is going well with u. I've missed u terribly. You don't know how much I've missed this place and writing on it too.This place is my heart and just now i feel that it starts beating. I really don't know how I could survive all that period without being here and reading ur posts; for sure I wouldn't do that without Elham's help, she copied some of ur posts and sent them to my messenger, so I am really thankful for her kindness, THANKS my lovely friend! Finally after two days, I finished reading ALL ur posts!!! I enjoyed them, they r great! I wish I was able to reply them. Oh friends, today, it's finally snowing in Damascus{ alhamdolellah}. I am verry happy! In fact friends, I couldn't come here and not put a message. However, I have to end it here cause I am sending it by my brother's mobile phone and I have no idea if it will work or not... I hope u get my message.Please forgive me and pray for me. Best wishes Amal

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Post by behnam » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:04 am


Hi Mohsen,

The main reason is changing the place of living. There is no park so close to our new flat that I can go walking. Another reason is laziness, since marriage has made me lazy! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh Mohsen, I've gained some weight after marriage, whereas I'm working hard 24 hours a day! What is the reason? :lol: :lol: :lol: Why do men become big-bellied (sometimes pear-shaped) after marriage? Do they eat more? Does marriage increase men's appetite? Why?


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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by [amal] » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi Behnam,‏ ‏How r u? How is the weather in Tahran? Is it freeezing as here?! Dear friend, do u think men in general love strong or weak women? Which kind of women attrak them?! In the society why do we see a lot of women who control theis husbands but we find those men happy and trying to not hust theis wives' heart {although they don't deserve that}; meanwhile, there r others who follow their husbands and try their best to pleased them but we find them dissatisfied?!!! Why do u think?! what kind of men r u? what kind of women attract u? And how is it similar to ur wife's behavior? by the way, i want to share u my opinian about ur question to Mohsen, I th4nk men gain weight after marriage cause they become happier cause most people eat more when they r happy.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by [amal] » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:21 pm

[amal] wrote:Hi Behnam,‏ ‏How r u? How is the weather in Tahran? Is it freeezing as here?! Dear friend, do u think men in general love strong or weak women? Which kind of women attrak them?! In the society why do we see a lot of women who control theis husbands but we find those men happy and trying to not hust their wives' heart {although they don't deserve that}; meanwhile, there r others who follow their husbands and try their best to pleased them but we find them dissatisfied?!!! Why do u think?! what kind of men r u? what kind of women attract u? And how is it similar to ur wife's behavior? by the way, i want to share u my opinian about ur question to Mohsen, I think men gain weight after marriage cause they become happier cause most people eat more when they r happy!!! thanks.

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Post by Mohsen » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:55 pm

Hi Behnam,

It is natural that your stomach has been inflated like a semicircle after marriage . you have no exercise as you confessed and also you have to eat what your wife cook at night. But you can’t ignore the pivotal role of lack of sleep in overweighting. This is evident that you can’t sleep the whole night after marriage. :lol: :lol: :lol:
What happens to your appetite when you sleep less and why does this happen?
There are numerous studies that show that lack of sufficient sleep leads to an increase in appetite and hunger.
In a study I have done on some men , healthy young men were examined under conditions of sleep restriction and of sleep extension.
The study showed that under conditions of sleep restriction, appetite increased by over 20%. In particular, the men exhibited cravings for high calorie, carbohydrate rich foods (often the very sort of foods which are highly deterimental to weight maintenance).
In another study ,which was done by another researcher , it was shown that appetite rose dramatically after a single night of sleep reduction.
This study was supported by another one which examined 10 young men over a period of 2 nights of restricted sleep. Lack of sleep was found to be associated with a reduction in satiety (an increase in hunger).
The question is, why is this happening? The answer is that the duration of sleep influences your hormones.
The way you sleep and the length of sleep changes the amount of hormones your body secretes. Mainly, the focus on two hormones: Leptin and Ghrelin.
The reason why these two hormones are important is that they have a tremendous effect on your appetite. Leptin is a hormone that promotes feeling of satiety. It helps you feel full. It reduces appetite.
Ghrelin, on the other hand, works in an opposite way. The more ghrelin you have in your system, the higher your hunger gets and the more likely you are to overeat, especially on high calorie, carb rich foods.
In a study which was done in Pyamnour, Posht tapeh unit, over 1,000 people were examined and their sleep habits analyzed . The conclusions showed that those who slept fewer hours had less leptin in their system and more ghrelin. The study also showed that those who slept less had a higher Body Mass Index (they tended to weigh more).
In Conclusion,It’s clear that if you want to curb your appetite you have to get enough sleep. I recommend sleeping for 8 hours each night which you have to wake up at 10 AM :lol: :lol: :lol: It is simply the easiest way to reduce appetite and it will help you lose weight.

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by [amal] » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:17 pm

Hi behnam, How r u? I have missed chatting with u. What r u busy with? What's the problem? Why didn't great Behnam speak with poor Amal??! I hope everything is ok. I hope u r not sad...

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Post by Mohsen » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:49 pm

Hi Amal,
Hope you are doing fine and in peace , Every day ,I heard the news about your country from BBC, VOA , France 24, Euronews. Of course they are not trustful news companies ,as these companies tell the news according to their benefits. what is clear for people of the world , they try to show that Syrian people are being killed by their government everywhere.
I hope peace comes back to your country as soon as possible and your people cut the hand of treacherous and foreigners who interfere to your country affairs.
B. Wishes,
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Post by behnam » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:05 pm


Hi my kind friend, Amal,

Thank you so much for posting excellent posts in this thread. I am sorry about being late in replying.

There are some interesting questions in your post. Let's look at them together:

How is the weather in Tehran? Is it freezing as here?!
The weather is freezing in the morning, but it is nice during the day. Right now it is a sunny day in Tehran. The weather is quite warm now.
Dear friend, do u think men in general love strong or weak women?
I am not sure, but I don't think men like physically strong women. I personally dislike muscular ladies. I believe, men are created to play the role of protectors and supporters. Therefore, they are supposed to be strong, brave and powerful. However, the majority of women like to be protected by their partners. They don't need to be strong.
Which kind of women attract them?!
As far as I'm concerned, in terms of physical body and appearance, beautiful and slim women draw my attention. In terms of manner, I love kind and patient women. They make me feel calm and relaxed. They give me peace of mind.

In the society why do we see a lot of women who control those husbands but we find those men happy and trying to not hurt their wives' heart {although they don't deserve that}; meanwhile, there r others who follow their husbands and try their best to pleased them but we find them dissatisfied?!!! Why do u think?!
As you know, there are different women and different men with various attitudes in the world. For example, some men are strict, whereas some are easy-going. Some men are brave, others are timid. Therefore, it is impossible to generalize about them. Generally speaking, right men do not like to be managed by their wives. They prefer controlling to being hen-pecked. I agree with you about happy couples when the husbands are easy-going and the wives are decision makers. However, this cannot be an ideal family, because happiness is only one aspect of the life, although it is extremely important. Fool people are always happy, but nobody likes to be a fool! I believe, everybody should play their own roles. Otherwise, it won't work. Apparently, everything may seem OK now, but in critical situations some hidden facts emerge.

what kind of men r u? what kind of women attract u? And how is it similar to ur wife's behavior?
I've already answered to these questions. I am a strict and kind man. However, my kindness is hidden. Kind and patient women attract me. My wife is very kind and really patient. In my eyes, she is beautiful as well.

Many thanks for sharing your opinion about the reason of getting weight after marriage. That can be true.

If the answers aren't satisfying and you need further details please ask me without hesitation.


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Post by behnam » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:23 pm


Hi Mohsen,

Thanks a million for your wonderful post and fantastic reasons. The post is written beautifully and the words are chosen wisely. Thank you very much indeed. I understood your post, but something in it seems difficult to catch. What exactly is meant by

This is evident that you can’t sleep the whole night after marriage. :lol: :lol: :lol:


What is evident? I sleep about 7 hours each night. I sleep very well. It is confusing. Would you please make it clear?

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Post by behnam » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:55 pm

Hi Elham,

How are you doing? I hope you are enjoying the trip. This is just to let you know that I've missed you terribly. I feel your absence. Please come back soon. I'm waiting for you.


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Thanks!

Post by [amal] » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi Mohsen, How r u? How is ur job? Did u leave ur old job? Many thanks for ur concern about my country... In fact, I am not too much interested in watching news. However, everyday I have been watching it for a year which reflected on my personality and made me depressed; I cannot tolerate watching innocent people dying without guilt. Moreover, as u said nowadays we don't know who we should belive; Everybody lies for their interest.. But what I am sure about is that we r strong and we all love each other...

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by yezterday » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:14 pm

Hello everybody, hello bednam!

I've joined this forum. And then I'm finding an active topic to discuss, but it's so hopeless. I feel everybody here is cold, and it hurts a newbie like me. Having a place to study English is difficult, isn't it?

Now I need to improve my English, but I don't have good condition. As other students in Vietnam, I'm poor, so money is a luxury thing to take a course of English teaching center. I'm preparing for taking a scholarship. I don't want to miss opportunity. Where I can improve my Listening and Talking?

Looking forward to hearing from you :)

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Post by behnam » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:20 pm


Hi Yezterday,

Welcome to this thread. Thank you for joining us.

People who are in this place are really friendly and supportive. I know them for years. It is unfair to judge about someone without knowing them.

I agree with you. Learning English in the language institutes costs a fortune. However, these days that's easy for English learners to learn English quite freely. What you need is a mobile phone that gives you access to the Internet. There are a lot sites on the Net which provide you perfect opportunity to improve you English skills. For example, www.bbclearningenglish.com and http://australianetwork.com/studyenglish are just two of them. You can easily and freely download some audio and video files from those sites and listen to them. They really help learners improve their listening skills.

In order to make progress in speaking, you have to use your English. You should take every opportunity to communicate with people in English. Well, for this purpose, you can join people in Yahoo Messenger and chat with them. It really helps.

For widening your vocabulary range and turning your passive vocabulary into active, it is necessary to write in English. I've found writing very helpful. It helps me learn correct structures, grammar and spelling. It also helps me with memorizing the practical usage of words.

People in this thread are always ready to give you a helping hand with improving your English skills. I'm sure about it. Please write more about yourself, and feel free to suggest a topic for discussion.

Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,
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Post by yezterday » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:40 am

Hey Behnam,

I'm not willing to judge someone, and I may need more time to understand everybody here.
Two sites for example above are so helpful. I wish I knew it earlier. Can you share me lots of experience? The way you upgrade your listening level? I can hear the word they say, but it's difficult to understand the whole sentence or passage. And a big problem for me, some words have the same pronunciation, how to distinguish clearly them?

Ah, I don't know the reason why I'm not allowed to post anything on Member pages. http://my.englishclub.com/

Thanks for your enthusiasm! Waiting for your reply...

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Hi Yezterday, How r u? Welcome in this thread. Please tell us more about ur country and about the topics which u r interested in... By the way, I have found the following site very useful and it has helped me a lot: http://www.effortlessenglish.com I like the audio lessons which said by A.j. Hoge. Best wishes, Amal

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Post by yezterday » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:08 am

Hi amal,
That is very kind of you to share me that site. Teacher A.J. Hoge is so great to give me lots of amazing experiences I haven't known. I'm really pleased!

Let me introduce my country, Vietnam. As you know, my country is really peaceful with 54 different ethnics. We have a diversified culture. The famous images of Vietnam are áo dài and nón lá. Do you know?

The demand for transport here is so great. You can see lightly-trafficked roads are filled all with motorbikes and cars. Foreign people who have the first time to stay in Vietnam judge that traffic in Vietnam is very dangerous. But It's really interesting for you to drive a motorbike and look around.

I'm lazy now, hehe. My lunch is waiting for me 8-) Ah, where are you from?...
See you later.

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Hi Yezterday,

I guess, all English learners, more are less, are facing those difficulties and problems. The important matter in this process is practising. My English skills are not good. I'm still practising. In my free time, I am engaged and involved in English. For example, I listen to English when I am driving. However, my listening is not satisfying.

Your English sounds good. Don't underestimate yourself. One of the main and important factors in learning a language is confidence. We should believe in ourselves. It helps a lot.


About your problem with the site, please ask the administrator for help.

I hope to hear more from you.


All the best,
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Post by yezterday » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:14 am

Behnam,
I like the way you write. Your presentation is really obvious.

In Vietnam, what we are taught are mostly new words and formal grammar. The amount of time for pratising with partners is very little. In speaking time, humorously and subjectively, my teacher is only one who has activities. Students keep silent and listen clearly. So, we don't have a good starting-point to communicate effectively. That's the reason why I decided to spend time on Internet. I'm finding my self-confidence.

(Of course, I can't listen to English while driving. You know, traffic here is not easy. And everything will be worse if I lost control of my motorbike. Hehe.)

I think you work in the office, don't you?

Have a nice day!

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Post by [amal] » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:27 am

Hi Yezterday, Thanks for ur reply and all these interesting information about ur country. In fact, I haven't ridden a motorbike yet but I hope I could ride it one day! I am from Damascus the capital of Syria. Do u know it? Bye for now

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Post by Elham » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:43 pm

Hi dear Behnam,

I came back today at around 4 pm; missing my friends and the thread terribly, I came straight to the computer and checked the mails and messages! Thanks for remembering me my kind and nice friend. :-)

My trip was a very special and really great one! It was so diffrent with the previous ones since I visited a totally diffrent city and culture. Visiting Dubai was so special; not beacouse I enjoyed it a lot but since it was a great new experiance; you may know how much I love to experiance new and different things.

Meeting people from all over the world and talking with some of them made me think more which helps me improve my personality! I seriously need to change some of my attitudes and habits!

Not only did new things and people influence me, but also I learned a lot from my companion's behaviors and some events that happened during the trip!

In general, it was a fantastic experiance; I really needed it!

Emmmmmmm.... but .... aaaaaaam..... nothing, no trip even visiting the most modern , amazing and beautiful cities can take the place of just one trip to Azarbaijan with Behnam! ;-) :-D

All the best,
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Post by Mohsen » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:16 pm

Hi Behnam,

You know women like to have some conversation when they are going to sleep, also the couple would like to associate ( bodily @ spiritually) when they go to bed ,particularly at the first years of marriage and many other things ,subject to this term that couple are in good health ;-) .

There are other reasons which the couple could not sleep well for example your wife won't let you sleep at night and if you fall asleep before her she wakes you up and makes you angry. You need adequate amount of sleep, so you want to go to the bed at 10, but she doesn't seem to need much sleep and just will not let you go to bed early.

Some women use to wriggle when they go to sleep and won’t let her spouse sleep. When the man is in deep sleep ,she kick him out or strike him by hands and wakes him up.

God have a mercy if she snores all night

All the best ,
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Hi Yezterday,

Many thanks for praising me for my style of writing. That's very kind of you.

Yes, you are absolutely right. I work at the office.

In my city which is the capital of Iran, heavy traffic is one of the serious problems. Every day, people waste a lot of time in traffic. It is increasing day by day. However, you can listen to English when you are stuck in a traffic jam or stopped behind traffic lights. You don't need to give your full attention to the dialog. At least, your mind gets familiar with English sounds unconsciously. It works!

It is almost the same in my country. Teachers often care much too much about English grammar and its rules. They also force students to memorise some words as vocabulary. However, students are terrible at speaking. What the teachers do is like teaching someone the rules of swimming and the effects of water on people's body. They often teach the resistance force of water to the different shapes of body. For example, if you open your fingers widely, water resistance causes you slow down! However, the students aren't able to swim at all. If you push one of them into a pool for instance, they will sink to the bottom of it. I believe, a good teacher is someone who teaches how to swim practically rather than what swimming is. For this purpose they (good teachers) expose the students to the real situations-they push them into water!

Would you mind writing something about yourself? Would you please introduce yourself?

Hope to hear from you soon.

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Post by behnam » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:17 pm


Hi Mohsen,

Nice reasons my nice friend. Thank you very much. But, as I said, I sleep 7 to 8 hours a day! Therefore, the reason of my problem-gaining weight after marriage-must be something else! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mohsen, a significant improvement in your writings can be easily seen.Congratulations! You are writing much better than before. How could you achieve this great success?

Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,
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Post by behnam » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:02 am


Hi Elham,

Welcome back dear. I'd missed you very much.

As you know, I've got a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MS degree in Physics. Therefore, I am an engineer and a physicist. Physicists often speak in general way. They don't care about numbers too much. On the contrary, engineers don't understand anything unless numbers. As a result, there is always a fight between them at some workplaces. In many cases, the physicists win, because producing numbers from formulas is easy, and they easily can do it. However, putting forwards a theory is impossible for the majority of people.

I told you that short story to ask you for speaking about details. Please do not speak generally. Give us examples.
In general, it was a fantastic experience; I really needed it!

What is meant by 'fantastic experience'?

My trip was a very special and really great one! It was so different with the previous ones since I visited a totally different city and culture. Visiting Dubai was so special; not because I enjoyed it a lot but since it was a great new experience; you may know how much I love to experience new and different things.



What made your trip special? Why was it great? What was the difference between this trip and others? What was the difference bewteen that culture and our culture? ....

Please give us some detailed information about the trip. Please quantize (give tangible examples) your trip. I personally love reading more about what you've seen and what you've done.

All the best,
Behnam, 26 Feb, 2012



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"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring
out the best in ourselves."


-- William Arthur Ward

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Post by yezterday » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:32 pm

Dear Amal,

I'm now happy with the site you've told me. Do you know, I understand what teacher A.J. Hoge says. This gives me confidence, I'm sure. I don't know how you "explore" that site, but I'm realy grateful.

However, I am also suspicious, a little. I wonder that is it his method efficient for me. I agree that his advice is really impressed. But it's still weird. I think you used to be in my situation, do you get what I mean? How is your result after doing as his advice?

Soon reply, my friend :)

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Post by yezterday » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:06 pm

Hey Behnam,

I'm very inspired to read your reply. You always give me something new to study. Your comparison (between English-studying and swimming) is so exhaustive and reasonable. I usually use it in Vietnamese passage, but I've never thought to apply its here. It's not difficult to understand how glossy, sweet and imagery your English is!

I'm your guest. So, let me introduce myself. My name is Phúc. I'm now a freshman at university of Medicine and Pharmacy in HCM city, which makes me proud a lot. Be young, I love so many things. Subjects? Uhm, Maths, Physics, Literature, Languages... =)). Music? Love songs which are sung by Westlife. Anyway, I don't have any idols. I only listen to music as long as it sounds good, I don't care who sings. So on so on... I will tell you more later. A few sentences can't show everything about myself. Hehe.

I rarely tell about myself to someone. I'm excited to have people a chance to get to know me, how interesting the way they get it! How about you, old man? :) :)

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Post by Elham » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:43 pm

Hi Behnam,

To be honest, I don't know what to write exactly. I'd rather chat with you in Farsi and answer all of your questions; what ever you wanna know.

All the best,
Elham

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Hi Dr.Pauc,

It was very nice reading your friendly post full of positive words about my English. That's very kind of you. Your English is better than mine. Thank you anyway, young man!

Thank you once again for introducing yourself. Your country is famous in Iran. It is associated with resistance and determination. I might not use proper words for saying what I meant. I mean the famous Vietnam War which is shinning in the history of your country brightly.

What else your country is famous for? Would you please write more about Vietnam? I'd like to know about it more.

If you've got any questions about my country; Iran, please ask without hesitation. I promise to answer as completely as possible.

I hope to hear more from you.

All the best,
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Post by behnam » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:12 pm


Hi Elham,

You used to be a great writer, what's happened to you? There is no doubt that you are a skillful writer. I've always loved your posts. They were filled with your sincere intimacy and girlish emotional feelings.

I'd like to create the viewers an opportunity to enjoy your great post about the trip. I am sure that you've noticed many interesting events and subjects(things) in Dubai with your special wisdom. As an educated and sensible girl(with sensitive detectors), certainly you've detected many things. You are an eagle-eyed lady with a wide field of view. I wish you could share some new experience with us.

OK, I agree to chat with you. That's my pleasure, but how? You are too busy to give some of your precious time to me.


All the best,
Behnam, 29 Feb, 2012


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Post by yezterday » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:48 am

Hi Behnam,

I didn't expect to be famous for our national liberation war. We just wish a better life, without being bloodshed and painful. We love peace. We love freedom. We're proud of our historical revolution. Our history is full of just wars to defend our country. There are too many historical events for us to remember. Past is a meaningful lesson for us to grow up.

There are so many rivers and lakes in Vietnam. Do you know Mekong river? In Vietnam, it's called Cuu Long ('nine dragons' in English). And Cuu Long river Delta is raised silt by this river every year. Thanks to idead weather, great water source and fat alluvial plain, Vietnam becomes the world's second-largest exporter of rice.

How is geography in Iran? Are people friendly?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Post by Mohsen » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:00 pm

Dear Behnam,
Thanks for your admiration about my progress in writing. It really encourages me to write with more self-confidence. Of course I can’t ignore your progress in reading comprehension. How did you improve it? :roll: :roll: :roll:
Sorry for being late in writing here , during this week I was engaged in some part of parliament election propaganda . During this week all satellite TVs ( about 20 channels) which financially are supported by USA,UK and Israel made all effort to encourage people of Iran not take part in parliament election by performing negative propagandas and threats. But fortunately people of Iran are smart and clever. they know their enemies well ,and when the enemy is weeping the crocodile tear or threatens , the people of Iran act exactly against what the enemy expect and tomorrow people of Iran take part in taking vote and show that they never bend their head against enemy’s threat and deceits.
Behnam ,about your gaining weight after marriage .does your wife sleep as much as you sleep ,7 hours at night?
Does she have over weight?
Good luck
Mohsen

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Hi Mohsen,

Many thanks for the reply. You've returned my compliment in Isfahani way. Well, you're an Isfahani, so it's normal. :lol:

I've lost my reading skills rather than improving them. The simple fact of the matter is something else. These days, you are employing a different tactic which is writing in plain English by avoiding complex words and structures. That was what I used to plead for! Finally, after four years we could understand each other. Congratulations! :lol: :lol: :lol:

We haven't got satellite TV at home. My wife and me (as well as our families) disagree with that. I personally seldom watch TV. However, my wife follows some series on that mysterious box. I spend my free time on the Internet instead. As well as chatting with my friends, I read news on Yahoo, visit the thread and check the mailbox.

My wife sleeps about one hour more than me, since I leave the home sooner than her. However, she is as slim as before. :lol:

As you've mentioned, today is election day in Iran. I am preparing to go out to take part in this important ceremony.

All the best,
Behnam, 2 March, 2012



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Hi Pauc,

It was nice reading something about your country. Thank you for writing about it.

You've asked me for writing about my country. To be honest, I found your question difficult, because I don't know my country that much to describe! It is a shame. :-( :oops:

It is said that Iran is a four-season country. It means that at the same time in Iran, it is winter in some parts, summer in some areas, spring in some regions, and autumn in some places. Iran is a vast country, but having four seasons at the same time isn't because of vastness. It is because of variety of climate in this country.

If you'd like me to describe Iran as briefly and wisely as possible, I'd say Iran is a female name in Farsi, so she is like a gorgeous and stunning lady in the eyes of enemies. That is way throughout the history she is thought as a prey and predators have been stalking it all the time.

About people, they are much too much kind in a way that they kill each other with kindness! Oh, I'd rather not say anything. I am terribly sorry.

I have to leave quickly. I hope to hear from you more.

All the best,
Behnam, 2 March, 2012



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Post by Elham » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:54 pm

Oh Amal,

You had written in your off message to me that it's snowing in your city and you're enjoying it a lot. I don't know why these days I easily envy other peoole terribly for anything! Good for you!

I really really miss a snow fall and the beauty, silence and calmness that comes along. Please enjoy and send some of that inspiring sense of waching the snow fall to my soul in Iran.I need it.

Thankfully, spring is coming! I am happy that this cold and depressing winter this year is coming to end.

Elham

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Post by [amal] » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:10 am

Hi Dr.Pauc,

How are you?

I am really sorry about my late reply, forgive me! :oops:

I am really happy cause you are happy with that site!!! {-:
I agree with you, the pronunciation of the teacher is understandable. I like his mini stories a lot, they are easy and contain a lot of new phrases and words.
Actually, my English has improvied very much after listening to those audio lessons. Even my English teacher at the institute noticed that!

unfortunately, these days I spend less time on learning English therefore it becomes rusty. I think I need a motivation! :-(

Best wishes
Amal

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Post by [amal] » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:46 am

Hiiiiii Dear Elham,

Thanks fro your message.

Although, we chatted yesterday but I started to miss you, please come back to chat sooon; What would I do without my sister??! :cry:

Last week, I was very happy cause it was snowing, The view was wounderful, I enjoyed it a lot!Although, I was freezing!!!!!!
Sadly, This year, I couldn't play with the snow and couldn't enjoy a lot of things as I used to, this winter has brought a lot of sadness and sorrow to us. I hope they end with this winter, we want to return to our normal life...

Uhhhhhhhh! what a depressing post! Let me tell you a good news in the end of my message, it's raining here now! :lol:

I wish you happiness.
Amal

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Post by Elham » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:54 am

Hi Amal,

We will chat again very soon. :-)

It goes for me too; this winter brought a lot of sadness and sorrow! I hate this winter. Maybea little snow could take some of my sorrow but alas... :-( :-( :-(

This winter was a real pain to me! The only event which made a small difference was my trip; although it didn't bring much happiness, I forgot about the winter for some while.

This winter, I got to know many sad facts about myself. It made me regret alot! It made me older!I hate this winter and I'm just looking forward to spring in the hope that it's pleasant weather, singing birds, gentle breeze and heady blossoms scent would be healing.

All the best,
Elham

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Post by Mohsen » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:44 pm

Hi Behnam,
I should organize my stomach for reception of many kinds of candies ,cookies , sweet things and delicious foods during the new year parties which will come within the next two week, I am really a bad luck man, my wife has broken her leg and I have a pain in my teeth. Toothache doesn’t let me to focus on my writing, I need something to control the pain , I eat another acetaminophen ,may It relieves the discomfort for a period of time. But the pain irritates me during the night. Tomorrow I will go to dentistry. A place which I hate it.What a terrible time I will have to treat the infection. The local anesthesia , intravenous sedation , if the nerves of my tooth becomes infected, the nerves should be pulled out, I prefer to pull the tooth out, but a successful root canal treatment lets me keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping my tooth helps to prevent me from having a denture tooth. How is the position of your teeth?, marriage may effect on the quality of teeth !!!!!
take care :mrgreen:
Mohsen

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Post by [amal] » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:10 am

لا أبحث عن أصدقاء ” فارغين ”
ولكني أبحث عن أصدقاء لا أسقط منهم سهواً في ” زحمة ” حياتهم !
ولا يغيبون عن ذاكرة قلبي في ” زحمة ” أيامي

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Post by Kamelia » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:58 am

Dear Friends,

Hello there. This is Kamelia. Just wanted to shout her presense outloud. She misses you all. She'll be writing here soon cuz she's got to catch a bus to college.
Lovely Behnam, I miss your writings and our arguments. I want you to know that I learned many things from you and that i won't ever forget them.

Hope to read from you all so soon,

Love,
Kami

P.S. Sweet Ellie, got to thank you a million times, if it weren't you I wouldn't find this place :D

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Post by [amal] » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:46 am

I read this story on the net and I liked it so I want to share it with you :

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, ?Do you know what I just heard about your friend??

Hold on a minute,? Socrates replied. Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test.

Triple filter??

That's right, Socrates continued. Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true??

No, the man said, Actually I just heard about it and …

All right, said Socrates. So you don’t really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good??

No, on the contrary??

So, Socrates continued, you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me??

No, not really ??

Well, concluded Socrates, if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all??

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by yezterday » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:46 am

Hi Behnam,

I'm sorry for my late reply. Time goes by so quickly. Perhaps I don't have time enough to do everything I want and get something I need. I've had a busy week with studying, some outdoor activities and preparing for scholarship. Especially, I've had my birthday party with my friends. My heart was full of happiness although no gifts were given to me. Maybe it's strange and weird. :)

Everything you tell me about your country above is enough to help me imagine. It's different from what I've thought before. Your country may be so far from mine, which is the reason why we don't know much about each other. I hope I will get more information and visit your city someday. I temporarily don't have any questions to ask about it. Anyway, try to search your memory and tell me as possible. ^^

See you soon.

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