I had got a nice Yalda Night last night. It went all well, we sat in our cosy sitting room and on the coffee table was full of delicious things for this night: pommegranates, nuts like cashew nut and pistachio, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, and of course tea! I ate a lot and enjoyed the longest night of the year which is celebrated by Iranians each year on this date. Have a happy Yalda Night!
For more info about Yalda Night, read this article from PressTV.
Terms of endearment are the words people say to show love and affection, like dear, honey, babe, etc. in English language. These are terms of endearment in Persian language. You can use them with your friends as well:
azizam: dear eshgham: my love khanoomi: missy janam?: Yes? (used when someone calls your name and you want to answer) jan: dear (used at the end of names like "Sonya jan" which means dear Sonya) jigar: (very informal) sweetie jigar-tala: (very informal) sweetie (tala means gold, funnily enough jigar means liver!) khoshgel khanoom: pretty girl (please use it just for females you know, if it's said to strangers it has a bad meaning) aziz-e delam: the dear of my heart asal: honey (not very common but still you can use it) doosetdaram: I like you Asheghetam: I love you divoonatam: I'm crazy about you mikhamet: I want you delam vasat tang shode: I miss you miboosamet: I kiss you boos: kiss
You can surprise your Iranian friends/sweethearts with these words. Have fun!
This is Arash, the Iranian singer in Sweden. He has got a famous song called Melody (but in my opinion not better than his song Dasa Bala, feat Aylar, et al). There is a blond baby at the end of the song in Arash' arms. Many people said Melody, the little girl at the end of the video is Arash' daughter.
My question at that time was if she's his daughter, why so blond? Had Arash married a Swedish girl? Then by little searches I understood, firstly Arash married just some months before the video and it's not possible to have a kid so soon (unless the bride was expecting a baby before the wedding which I'm sure wasn't the case!); secondly Arash married an Iranian girl and it's not possible for an Iranian couple to have such a white blond baby (if they had, ask some genealogists what had happened), thirdly Melody is his colleague's daughter, a Swedish man.
A few moments ago Arash updated on his facebook page he became a father, has twins called Donya and D…
Today I'd like to write about someone who wasn't Iranian but for sure had a role in Iran's history: Queen Fawzia.
If you ask me to name the most beautiful women in the world, one of them is certainly Fawzia Fauad.
Daughter of Malek Fauad, the Egyptian king, she was born in 4 November 1921 in Cairo, Egypt. Malek Faud's family were originally from Albania, and you can see that in their blue eyes and light hair.
Reza Shah, Iran's King at that time decided to choose a wife for his son Muhammad-Reza among Eastern princesses. From all those girls, Muhammad-Reza chose Fawzia.
Soon a Royal group from Iran with Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi left Iran to Egypt, for the courting ceremony and planning the wedding. The young couple met there and a splendid feast was held.
After a few days Muhammad-Reza, Fawzia and a Egyptian royalty group including Fawzia's Mother and sisters arrived in Iran for the wedding ceremony. The ceremony was very magnificent according to the Life magazin…