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Sa'adi Poem placed at the Entrance of the United Nations Building NYC

Mona Kiani

Sa'adi Poem placed at the Entrance of the United Nations Building NYC

Fun Fact: New York is MY FAV CITY in the world. and on my travels I visited the UN building on Manhattan guess what I found out? There is  a Persian poem written by Saadi  at the entrance! Rhyming translations by M. Aryanpoor:     Human beings are members of a whole,     In creation of one essence and soul.     If one member is afflicted with pain,     Other members uneasy will remain.     If you've no sympathy for human pain,     The name of human you cannot retain! بنى‌آدم اعضای یک پیکرندکه در آفرینش ز یک گوهرند چو عضوى به درد آورَد...

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First day of School for Englisi Farsi

Mona Kiani

First day of School for Englisi Farsi

  Have you ever had that sinking feeling... you dont know if it originates in your heart or in your gut..... That feeling that you are no longer needed. After 3 years of being the go to person for my son. "Mummy this" and "mummy that". My son walked into his first classroom and waved goodbye with his cheeky smile.   Heart in my mouth I turned with tears in my eyes. Proud of his new found confidence. But shattered that this boy no longer needs his mama and has found his way into this world. So problem number ONE:...

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Do you want Englisi Farsi in your library?

Mona Kiani

Do you want Englisi Farsi in your library?

When I was 6 months pregnant I went to the local library looking for bilingual Persian children's books.  I was pretty disappointed with the calibre and quantity of bilingual literature available for the Iranian diaspora.  Would you like your local library to stock more Persian books? Help us make Englisi Farsi available everywhere. Request Englisi Farsi Bilingual Books at your local library. Help us stock Englisi Farsi at your local library.   National Library of Australia Melbourne Libraries   Or even internationally:   We have been catalogued in the Australian National Registry under the following International Standard Book Numbers; Englisi Farsi Bilingual...

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PIFF POFF BEZAN

Mona Kiani

PIFF POFF BEZAN

I was at my grandmas house and there was a wasp infestation about to take hold of her shed.  She said: "PIFF POFF BEZAN" and sealed the entrance.  I Lost it! PIFF POFF BEZAN! I go to my grandmas for one day and I have a years worth of material! Whose parents/grandparents use PIFF POFF?

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Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween

How good do these Persian Dolmeh's look? So much character in their faces YUMMY! Made by the talented @Rojna just in time for halloween. xxx

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