World News 2017: Selective Trump’s Immigration Bans

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(The omission was too glaring and that simply adds to the unfairness of the whole affair. Image source: http://www.slate.com)

Well, it finally happened – that “The Apprentice” guy, Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America on 20th January 2017.

So it was not a big surprise when Trump decided to “shake” things down once he had officially taken office – Trump has been talking about throughout his election campaign.… [Click to read the rest] “World News 2017: Selective Trump’s Immigration Bans”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Sorry, No Alcoholic Beers Here

beer non alcohol iran

(It looks like beer, it smells like beer and the people are drinking as it is beer but certainly it is not beer. Great stuff from Holland!)

Iran, I guess is the second country that I have been to without any drop of cold beer. Brunei was the other country although I could have brought a crate of beer after declaring to the customs.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Sorry, No Alcoholic Beers Here”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Trip to ‘Chilly’ Restaurant

Chinese restaurant tanglung

(One good sign that it is a Chinese restaurant is red lights and tang-lungs on the inside and on the outside. By the way, Chilly in Iran means Chinese)

From day 1 after we had arrived here, we have been looking for a cheap Chinese restaurant and thus far, we have been unsuccessful.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Trip to ‘Chilly’ Restaurant”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Time To Be A DIY Chef Part 2

chef food iran

(Another item on the chef’s list is a cooked chicken cocktail with fried eggs and a good dose of Maggi sauce – not healthy, I know but who cares?)

Lately, we have been finding harder to get by without having a good dose of vegetables – going for the ‘big job’ has not been as smooth as it used to be.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Time To Be A DIY Chef Part 2”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: No Internet Access!

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Last Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of Iran’s storming of American Embassy in Tehran and taking 52 people as hostages for 444 days. Apparently this event is celebrated on a yearly basis in Iran. However this year, such ‘celebration’ was also used by the oppositions here to protest against the ruling party.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: No Internet Access!”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Time To Be A DIY Chef

chef food noodles iran

(If I am trying to be a chef, the easiest dish to do would be instant noodles. One of the ‘local’ instant noodles on sale here but compared to Maggi and despite both take the same 3 minutes to cook, it was rather bland and tasteless)

If there is one thing that brings the ‘chef in me’ when I am abroad, it is learning to be independent in the kitchen – independent in the sense of ability to cook something for dinner.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Time To Be A DIY Chef”

First Day NaNoWriMo 2009

(Photos – Snow peaked mountains on the way to work)

I guessed I fared better this than last year…

Despite not having a firm plot for this year, I have managed to complete almost 3,600 words on the first day itself. As I keep writing, I managed to get more ideas on how to expand the the current plot.… [Click to read the rest] “First Day NaNoWriMo 2009”

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