First of all, I would like to thank those who sent their New Year wishes to me on the eve of our Persian New Year. Thank you and Happy New Year to all of you!
Before we start today, I would like to share something with you.
It is somehow a response to those who do not believe there is still love in this commercial world. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not preaching you! And I don’t like people preach me either!
Let me ask you a question. How much are you ready to give away for your friends?
Nothing? As much as you can? Let me see who is that person? It depends? You have not thought of it? (Me too!!)
But somebody has! A nice lady from southern California sent me a message last week that impressed me a lot. They are in touch with a Persian family. Her granddaughter is going to be the bride of this Iranian family.
How much would you care for the husband of your future finance’s sister if you were that girl? Probably not that much! In these days, people hardly love their own fiancé!!
But you know what? This girl is going to donate one of her kidneys to the brother-in-law of her future husband. What is this if not love? She is living among you, at this age, and in this commercial world.
The next are two of the messages I received from this lady as well as her contact address. Feel free to contact her and express your feeling to her family. For sure, they need your spiritual support and prayer during such moments. Do not let them feel lonely if you can. They are in my prayers.
Hello Hassan, from Southern California ,
I enjoyed your website.
I have been invited for the first time, to celebrate the New Year with Persian friends, at their home. Could you please advise me, on what would be an appropriate hostess gift? I thought about preparing a special dish to add to their table, but I have no idea what it would be, I am open to you suggestions. I often take flowers, or a special wine, or candy to a hostess. But, I want my gift to be appropriate for this happy occasion.
Thank you for your time,
Happy New Year!
Thank you ever so much for your prompt response. My granddaughter (age 30) will be marrying into a lovely Persian family. The family has invites us to share their New Years, as we had included them in our family New Years, January 1.
I love the idea of cloth for the mother of the family. The party will be held at the mother of the groom-to-be home. Also in attendance will be her mother, a beautiful woman who speaks little English. I think I’ll choose something for her, and the hostess.
A note about my granddaughter. She will be donating a kidney next month to the husband of her fiance’s sister. Needless to say, I am very proud of her, and a bit worried. It is all in God’s hands.
You have been most kind with your suggestions. Thank you for you interest and time.
And, a special Happy New Year to you and yours,
You may reach Jeanne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All right, now let us see what we have today.
Many of you have been asking for a Persian song (like a Persian lullaby) to sleep with!! I wish you had asked for some awakening song!!
Actually and honestly, they have not asked a song for themselves! They want such a song for their little kids.
I could not find such a song on internet. I surfed my intranet then! I mean my brain! Luckily, I found a song in there. I remember I listened to this song long ago and dreamed that one day I would sing this song for my children to sleep!! Sometimes, dreams come true!
The only problem is that I am just feeling sorry for you! Since I don’t have this song recorded, I have performed it by myself!! So, this is a home-made art work! I am sorry, for you have to listen to what I murmur!! Believe me, there was no other way!
Watch out carefully when you ask your children to listen to it! They may faint instead of going to sleep! But, I have done my best; they will not get harmed seriously!!
Please do the Quiz first. Then, go to Useful Drills page to enjoy my masterpiece! I wish you all great patience and pray that God will give you good rewards in heavens for your sufferings here on this site!!
Once again, thank you for your messages and Happy New Year to all of you.
And please do not forget Jeanne.
See you next week (if you survive my voice!).
1- Listen to the audio files first (preferably once). Repeat it for a couple of times. Write it down on a paper. Find their English equivalents. (Seen)
2- Find the Persian equivalent for the following words and make four sentences with each of them (in different tenses).
3- Say these numbers in Persian:
19 – 91 – 119 – 911 – 991 – 219 – 229 – 922 – 912 -299
4- Follow the examples, combine the letters, and make words using the given letters. You’ll have to change the big letters into the small ones whenever needed.
See you next week!