Friday, March 12, 2010

I cannot believe academy gives 6 Oscars to this disassociated movie!

The first thing I did after watching the Oscar 2010 live, was to check if "The Hurt Locker" is available around. Unfortunately it was! I've got the movie from the RedBox. It is one of the most disassociated movies ever made about Iraq war (Oil War II). Comparing with "Battle for Haditha (2007)" and "In the Valley of Elah (2007)", "The Hurt Locker (2009)" has nothing to show you. You can hardly believe the war scenes and you can more hardly find logic relationship between them. In other word, the film makes no sense! I suggest you to watch the other two movies (mentioned above) plus "Body of Lies (2008)" and "Syriana (2005)" if you have not seen them yet. I just want to know why they waist lots of Oscars on this movie?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From Boston to Vavcouver

Rambod and me, cycling around park

Ship surfing under the Lion Gates bridge

Downtown view from the UBC road

UBC front yard

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Molana Persian Restaurant

I heard about Molana Persian Restaurant from the first day I'd entered Boston, but I was never there till last night. Thanks to Tony, my roommate at Somerville, last night we attended to Molana Restaurant.
At first, every thing was a bit disquieting to me, because The miniature painting on the wall and me myself, were the only Persian things there! Most of decorations, live music (with guitar), all the people (except me), and drinks was non-Persian, however, after they serve the food, I found out how much I missed taste of Persian (Iranian) food.

Molana Persian Restaurant, upstair

Yes, the dinner was good. At first the waiter told me that they do not serve any Halal meat. So I ordered "Mirsa-qasemi" without any meat. But then he came back to me with good news: they had some kind of Kabab with Halal lamb meat. And, honestly, it was good. I suggested Tony to order "Chelow kabab Soltani" and he did (I wish he liked it).

Tony and me in Molana Restaurant
As much as the food was delicious, the decoration was distracting. As a Persian restaurant, I expected some comfortable sitting benches (beds) with Persian (or at least cheap Pakistanian) carpets on them. And also the worst thing you can imagine in a Persian restaurant is a bar!

5-6 friends of Tony were there, they were really nice and funny. Tony, can you please help me put their name here?

In conclusion, if you are at Boston area and want to eat good Persian food, go directly to Molana [5 Spring St, Watertown, MA 02141, (617) 923-2554] but do not expect a Persian traditional restaurant environment.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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