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    Haha, i agree democracy.
    My iranian friend was telling me that she wants to be a lawyer, but her parents were like, 'NO, YOU HAVE TO BE A DOCTOR!'
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    Lol, its true. My sister wants to become a lawyer, but my dad's says " no, its a rubbish job, you will have no future..." He wants her to do medicine!
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    (Original post by petzneo)
    I believe it is. Are you from Iran???
    I'm not, no. But I like Iran. Does that count? :p:

    I also want to know some good places to have Persian food But in central-London area?
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    Lol, its true. My sister wants to become a lawyer, but my dad's says " no, its a rubbish job, you will have no future..." He wants her to do medicine!
    I should mention, that "have to be a dr" rule doesn't seem to apply in my family...for my parents (who are both iranian btw) it's "you have to study law". Which I'm not gonna do, ever :P


    I also want to know some good places to have Persian food But in central-London area?
    Apadana on Kensington High Street...heaven on earth
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Apadana on Kensington High Street...heaven on earth
    I'll try that, thanks!

    Any others more central? Or near to Edgware Road/Oxford Circus?
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    Yep, that counts farhan!

    About the doctor and lawyer thing, I guess that they say this for our own sake, as they always seem to be right!

    I was sent this link a while back, and I thought that it was really funny, as it answers my question, You are an Persian/Iranian if :

    -If you dress up to go to the supermarket.*(embarassing but sadly true)
    -If you smoke 5 packs a day and tell everyone you don't smoke
    -If you pronounce "Sure", "SHOOR". *
    -If you are about 35 and have no hair on your head. *
    -If you watch Iranian program on TV, but always nag for programming. ( i don't get it?)
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    -If you are good in playing backgammon and chess but can't do your taxes ( i don't get this)
    -If you pronounce "gas station", "gas esstation".
    -If you carry 3 pagers and 2 cellular phone and no one ever calls you.
    -If you claim your dad was a very good friend of SHAH. *
    -If you don't own a house and have no job, but still can afford a BMW.
    -If you have to shave more than once a day.
    -If your in-laws come to visit and they never leave. ( I hope to God that never happens to me!)
    -Your parents pronounce their w's as v's-vhat, vhere, vhen, vhy
    -Your parents forget the 'h' in 'th' and pronounce their 'th's' as 'd's' -dhat, dheir, dhen
    -When Andre Aghassi comes up you immediately pronounce it "aghassi" instead of "agasi" then you start about how his dad was a famous iranian boxer. *
    -When you see a farsi/Iranian license plate on the road like "Shaytoon" or "Alis Beemr" you immediately cut through 3 lanes of traffic and try to speed up to see whose in the car. *
    -You get excited when a cashier is persian. * ( I think we get excited just to see a Persian/Iranian, for some reason there are very little in my area)
    -You walk down Wilshire Blvd in LA and you are trying to eavesdrop on others' Farsi conversations. * (In London!)
    -Your parents tell of how they knew/saw Googoosh at parties when she was a little child back in Iran.
    -You drink tea at the end of the night to sober up.
    -Within five minutes after you leave a party your parents are talking %%%%%%%% about all the people who they were just "ruboosy"ing while you are listening idly in the back seat of the car. *(lol)
    -You parents want you to become a doctor or a computer programmer. *
    -Your dad tells you daily, "Donyayeh ayandeh, donya yeh computereh"
    -You started college as a biology major wanting to go to med school, then you figured you'd become a dentist because its easier, then you tried computer programming, then you switched to become a lawyer, and you finally have ended up as a real estate agent. ( I hope that doesn't happen to me, but its going that way!)
    -You use the phrase "Ghorbooneh Shoma" or "Ghorbonat" or "Ghorboonet" at least 30 times a day.
    -You start every sentence with "Bebeen"
    -You walk down the street with your cell phone in your hand, whereas you could stick it in your pocket or belt clip.
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    -You've always wondered (especially as a child) why Hagee Feeruz was black. *
    -You've always found it difficult (especially as a child) to eat pesteh. *(Sometimes)
    -Male=You wish Catherine Bell was your wife because she's half persian and incredible.
    -Female=you own a pair of black pants (wtf)
    -After 15 years of marriage, your mother still calls your wife "Aroos"
    -When they ask "where are you from?" you reply...Italy!!..yet have a "tasbeeh" in your hand.
    -Have rice with yogurt using a spoon and fight over its Tahdeeg. *
    - Have an "Aaftaabeh in your Toilet" and if not...water in a milk bottle will do just as good.
    - Invite friends over for dinner and buy Pizza, yet cook some extra rice...just in case! * (my mum must have done that once!)
    - Believe no one else can make Kabaab better than us. **( ITS TRUE)
    - Watch Rugby Test Matches, yet play only football over the weekends.
    - Being addicted (so much) to "Tea " that you drink it in a big coffee mug. * (not me, but the rest of the family, yes!)
    - Have dogs but don't let them come inside the house.
    - Complain about everybody's accent, but yours (my dad!)

    The ones with the stars I can totally relate in terms of what I have seen, and for the rest that’s for you guys to make your minds up!

    BTW : A Persian from America wrote it, so some of it is iffy!
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    Lol I've read that before, it's on urbandictionary too, it's funny
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    Actually does anyone really know why hagee ferruz was black??? When I was a kid I never understood why!
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    OK I wanna take a few of my friends to this Apadana place on Friday.

    Hope its not packed or anything! Need a nice cosy place to talk for a few hours.
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    Erm go earlier in the evening like 6 or 7 ish cause by 10 or 11 the place is live!

    Oh and make sure you get the Kebab eh barg and kebab eh koobideh
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    Oh wait, we're planning to go around lunch. Didn't think of that! Oh well.

    What times are they open anyway? Might just go another time then.
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    Erm I don't actually know, they should be open at lunch times, but give them a ring if you're not sure, the numbers on this page:

    http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/restaur...urant-1812.php
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    Yep saw that website before and others; none have opening times. Will ring them sometime.

    Looking forward to having some Iranian food! I love Turkish and Lebanese food and I'm Asian anyway, so I'll probably like this too. :cool:

    Thanks for that dude.
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    Hey, no problem :P
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    Salaam everyone!
    Good to see persian society is back

    Ok so my question - do you think that the term 'persian' is used because it is more exotic and has more positive connotations than 'iranian'? I personally always call myself iranian...
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    (Original post by mangomaz)
    Salaam everyone!
    Good to see persian society is back

    Ok so my question - do you think that the term 'persian' is used because it is more exotic and has more positive connotations than 'iranian'? I personally always call myself iranian...
    Wa alaikum salaam!

    I think Persian sounds nicer and yeah more exotic that's why I use that more than I use Iranian. :cool:

    What do you mean by "Persian" has more positive connotations?
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    You say iranian and people think of mullahs and nuclear weapons...

    Persian and people think of beautiful artwork, carpets and literature. And of course, beautiful women Basically Iran's rich history.
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    Did you used to be jusfarhan?....

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