Thursday, October 27, 2005


Know what? I had the opportunity to drive the xillion dollar fuel cell vehicle the other day - thanks to the charity event being held in our office!

The car was a Ford Focus which was ~300 Kg lighter than the standard Ford vehicle, but after loading it up with the fuel cell engine and it's preferals, it was ~300 Kg heavier than the standard Ford vehicle.

The drive was quite smooth, but it was noisier than I expected. (Still was way more quiet than the sound of average vehicle's engine!)

it took 30 seconds until it boot up (started) and about the same time to shut down itself. the price of Hydrogen fuel is now about 2.5 times more than the price of gasoline (per Km). The Ballard rep said that it would be eventually cheaper than this, as there will be more Hydrogen stations.

Although this is the most environment-friendly vehicle up until now, but the cost (even after it's massively produced) is quite high and yet seems quite impractical.

But this for sure was the most expensive vehicle I ever drove in my life! ;-)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


The swedish massage was fan-tas-tic!! so soothing, so relaxing... I didn't want it to ever end! The virgin cocktail which came after, along with the dried fruites, raw almonds, and the ice wine just made it even more heavenly! I also got a complementory make up touch-up afterwards! what else could I wish for?


Today the gals and I are going to a bar (in the other side of the town) to support our friend "Crystal", on her "rookie of the year" pole dancing challenge. We're all so excited for her. She's so determined and she deserves all the success on the road ahead. Good luck to our fabulous gal!

P.S. "Crystal" did a great job performing on the stage. She had the fire fighter costume on, and the crowd was going nuts for her! I guess she would become the 2nd or 3rd, if she doesn't win the 1st place.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Too busy of a weekend

I knew Avi was going to be in town this weekend, so I planned to spend all my time with her on Saturday and Sunday morning, but I had no idea that Ouna would be in town on the same weekend too!

So, I was on my way out of the shower to get dressed and drive to the mall to get something for Avi's bday on Saturday afternoon, when I answered the buzzer and found out that Ouna was at the door!!

It was TC's request that Ouna surprises me with his arrival and as usual they succeeded! I was shocked and surprise as Ouna smsed me in the morning that he's planning to visit the British museum in a day or so! He had bought me the "Forgotten Empire" book and also a souvenir plate from the October Fest in Germany.

The rest of the weekend was spent with these two good friends (individually) and made it all worthwhile to be restless again! :) Love you guys! :)

It sucks that my best friends live so far away from me! But at least V is now back from her 1.5 month vacation! :)

Being this restless, now I even look more forward to receiving my 60 min swedish massage next weekend at the new spa in downtown... a part of TC's last year big Xmas present! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Love n' hate relationship with Tuesdays

I am in a kind of "love n' hate" relationship with my Tuesdays... My fitness class was moved from Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 to Tuesdays 5:30-6:30! This means I have to head out from work at 4:30 the latest, rush back to busy Granville St., and spend 20 mins to find a parking spot which is not expiring after 6:00 or it allows me to park as early as 5:20!! And of course, gotta have enough change ($2-$3 minimum) for an hour with the meter.

Also, leaving the office at 4:30ish in "jam packed with meetings" Tuesdays is not quite easy either.

After finishing the fitness class at 6:30 (all exhausted and sweaty) I run back to a few blocks farther, where the car is, and then I find myself driving impatiently towards the Rumi class. Hoping to find a parking spot in Burrard, I make sure I haven't spent all my changes for the greedy meter. I grab a grande machiatto at Starbie (although "grande" is not close to being enough for the 3 hour Rumi class!!) and run to the class.

This is the time I hope none of the people I know are present in the class as I would be embarrassed to kiss them on the cheeks (the Persian way of greeting friends) because I had no chance to take a shower after the fitness class, so it's quite likely that I stink!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Thankful, I am!

He is away again… for a long time… Feel so empty somewhere inside me since yesterday. Never thought I could feel this way for anyone. Cannot explain it with logic.

I woke up with his phone call this morning. Then I had my morning mix (steamed milk + instant rich coffee) and left home to do some errands.

It was the perfect fall weather, rainy but not cold, quiet, and peaceful. I walked a bit more after… to the crescent… sat there and relaxed under the rain for a while… I feel much better now… Although I miss him so bad, but I am happy that I miss him… it means I have someone to care about and deeply miss in my life… I feel thankful!

I am thankful for everything I have and for anything I don’t have… I am thankful that I could taste a true love and compassion in my life… I am thankful for living in Canada, where it gave me the right to be myself and thought me to love and respect all human beings regardless of their differences with what I was used to… I am thankful for living in Vancouver, where transformed me to be more peaceful and easygoing… I am thankful for being blessed… I am thankful for what I am and who I am…

Happy Thanks Giving to you all! :)

Sunday, October 09, 2005


I found this link somewhere... Kids are such sweet and innocent creatures... Cannot help loving them...