Friday, March 29, 2013

Penny and Aggie | A Webcomic Review

Read the comic here

I love a good webcomic. There are hundreds out there on the internet but I always find it tough to find ones that I become really invested in. One of the first comics I ever started reading and stuck with to the end was Penny and Aggie. A story of two high school enemies whose character development is fun, interesting and worth reading.

In the beginning the plot is so subtle that it is almost non-existent, but it's there all the same and as you read it becomes more and more apparent. You are slowly brought into their story and many decide to stay and see how it ends. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Iran in Pictures

Waiting for Gas

Tehran is a bustling city that is usually host to traffic and crowds of people who cross the street whenever they please. And while city life can be exciting it can also be overwhelming and exhausting at times. So many Iranians make it a point to take some time to travel outside Tehran and enjoy a slower pace, cleaner air and beautiful landscapes.

Not sure of the title for this one but I really like it!

 Erdipa Wirengjurit (I just call him Dipa) is a very good friend of mine from Indonesia that I met here in Tehran while studying Farsi. He is, among other things, a very talented photographer. I decided to snoop through his files - with his permission of course - and choose my favorite shots to share through my blog and he was all for it. So all the pictures you see in this entry belong to him and were taken in Iran. FYI, he's also the one that took the picture of the pomegranate that I'm currently using as the header of my blog.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Skinny Little Liars

ABC's Pretty Little Liars

So lately I've had the urge to watch a series without having to wait week to week. So I decided to give Pretty Little Liars season three a go.

I'm not exactly a fan since I always end up losing interest in the story line whenever I would watch this show week to week but I did manage to watch season one and part of season two for a short while a few years back. I watched the season finale of season two just to see who "A" turned out to be and I found the episode... blah. But that is of course only my opinion.

 I have nothing against the show but it's never been anything I've found to be too worthwhile. I get distracted from the story line by other things. And it's the other things that are keeping me watching at this point.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Trapped In that Place Between Asleep and Awake

Lightheaded by Christophe Kiciak

You know that feeling when you are so close to being awake, but at the same time the laws and logic of the dream world still have dominion over your brain?

It's a moment when everything seems so real that you go through the movements of a normal routine in a way that makes you think, "Oh I'm awake now." But you're really not.

This happens to me way more often than I would like. But it isn't always "normal." In fact it is pretty damn weird what I think at those times is absolutely ordinary. The things that I take for granted are clear indicators that I am not actually awake. But I don't notice them until my eyes are truly open.

My latest adventure in the land of the damned included: a shower, my siblings, a creepy doll and nakedness.... Oh yeah aren't you curious now...

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Series of Unfortunate Events | One of my First Encounters with Awesome Author/Reader Interaction

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)

A book can be so much more than just a story written down by an author, waiting to be discovered and explored by an eager reader or any reader at all really. The author is actually allowed to play with her readers, speak to them directly and help make the reading experience all the more personal and fun. Daniel Handler, under the pen name Lemony Snicket taught me this with his books A Series of Unfortunate Events when I was about 13 years old. I am so thankful that he did. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Persian New Year عید شما مبارک

Street Crossing in Tajrish Tehran, Iran

A New Country a New Adventure

It's been almost a year since I last wrote in this blog. I was in a different country starting out on a new adventure. I will never forget my three months in Tokyo and I hope to return, if only for a visit, sometime in the future. However, now I have been living in a new and very different country for a little over five months. Iran is so different from my home country, Mexico. But at the same time it has more similarities than I would have guessed. It is definitely a country worth exploring.


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