Football in Iran has always been a popular sport. Their men’s team are ranked No. 1 in Asia (No. 39 in the world). What many people don’t know is that there is an Iranian national women’s football team, and it has some incredibly enthusiastic players and followers. Their team, however, is ranked 59th in the world – 13th in Asia.
Archives for October 2015
What happened to me on the top floor of my elementary school so many years ago actually feels as if occurred just yesterday. To be ridiculed like that hurts you to the core, and there are so many feelings surrounding that hurt: shame, sadness, guilt, anger. You want it to stop, to end, you want to have a normal brother, you want his “sickness” to go away.
I’ve been traveling now for 10 months and have seen many spectacular sights, most of which I’ve written about here on Life As A Human. Recently, I’ve been faced with a few challenging situations. In this blog, I’ll describe those challenges (mini-crises actually) and how I handled them. I’ll also give some advice that will be useful to anyone thinking about setting out on an extended trip of their own.
New York, London, Rome, Budapest are some of the towns which delight me.
The drawings are strongly inspired by these cities or they show an amalgamation of any of these exisiting places. It takes between two weeks and half a year to finish each piece, altough I work on several pieces at the time.
In a van, we rode 30 miles out to a remote village. I held my hand out the window as I gazed at the landscape so confused to see that just a short ride out, beautifully lined buildings and gorgeous architectured homes had begun to vanish.
MX3D, a highly innovative company in Amsterdam can now print metals and resin in mid-air, without the need for support structures. They are going to print a metal bridge in Amsterdam!
After a 9 year voyage, most of it spent in hibernation, on January 15, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft began its final approach phase to Pluto. The images it has sent back are simply amazing!
I heard the singer asking that he might stand tall once more and do what needed doing. For a drifting moment in the darkened house, my home for many years, the singer’s voice felt like my own.
I have been reminding myself to do the best I can every day by improving upon what I learned the day before. What I have realized is that no one is faultless and there is no need to be faultless. Seismic activity is good for my soul.
Classism is a form of violence, which discriminates and oppresses those living in all parts of the social strata. It is a prejudice that holds people in the lower economic echelons back and violates anyone who tries to attain the unattainable lifestyle. In other words, it erodes the self-worth of those not sharing the ideals of mainstream society.