Meeting the Prints of Persia

Since discovering the (now-defunct) hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Better Living Pque called “Little Tehran” back in 2003, I’ve fallen in love with Persian cuisine. Back then, I was totally hooked on their luscious Lamb Biryani. Their version for me is unparalleled till this day. They served a generous mound of saffron-flavored basmati rice (good for 2!) covering the huge oh-so-tender lamb cuts, served with savory lamb broth soup with bits of fat floating on the glistening, oily surface, and a bowl of Persian salad with chopped fresh veggies and hits of lime and olive oil dressing.  I always had this dish with sweet yoghurt lassi shake on the side.

My love for Persian cuisine opened unusual doors for me.  (Oh did I mention that my name “REZZA” is actually a male Persian name??) In 2011,  I decided to finally get myself an orthodontist and have my braces.  I met the gorgeous half-Persian, half-Pinay Dra. Shideh Nikbin of Fashion Smile Dental Spa and Clinic through PSI, and she and her partner, Dra. Far Shamsi are young, modern and highly-qualified dentists who are passionate about their profession!  Because of this, I entrusted my pearly whites (well, I have yet to undergo teeth whitening after my braces are out), and I got myself my ceramics! Months later, I was thrilled when they told me that they were opening a spa within their clinic facility.  The idea was so new, but it made sense to open a place to provide relaxation and comfort to the clients who are waiting, or had just finished their dental appointment! In June 2012, ARAMESH Spa & Wellness was born!

Aramesh Spa and Wellness – Beauty in Serenity

I was invited to try their Aramesh Signature Massage.  Before my session, I was served Persian tea.  This is served complimentary to all their guests/patients (upon request). As with all things exquisite, everything they used were from Persia (now known as Iran).  The teaset was intricate, and made with iron gently cladding the glass cup.  But what really  caught my attention was the sugar cones! Literally, they were tiny white cone-shaped thingies.  I made the mistake of popping one right into my teacup. Dra. Shideh laughed and said that was not the Persian way of drinking tea!  So I tried it all over again.  It should be this way: 1.  Place a sugar coneon your tongue.

2.  Slowly sip the hot tea (make sure its not too hot!), and allow the tea to slowly melt the sugar cone.

3.  Savor the melding of flavors of both the tea, the cardamom-infused sugar.  Awesomely delish!!

After that tea-drinking experience, I sooo loved the sugarcones that I wanted to order for myself, hahaha!

Watch out for my next entry about their Signature Massage! 😀

Live abundantly and love unconditionally!



Destiny Cards – an interesting Facebook app

I never did like the use of cards for astrology reading, whether they’re your run-of-the-mill playing cards, or worse, tarot cards.

But today I got curious and decided to click on “Destiny Cards”.  The app automatically reads your birthday, and this is what it gave me.  I marked those I found particularly interesting 🙂

Your Birth Card:  Nine of Diamonds 



Rezza’s Birth Card



The Card of Universal Values and The Giver‘s Card

Nine of Diamonds people are here to let go and complete a major chapter in their evolution. This entails a lot of giving to others. If they have not heeded the call to give and let go of others, money, relationships, and love, their life can be filled with disappointment and remorse. Those on the positive side are philanthropic and generous, happy and productive. All have the opportunity to experience first hand, the heightened consciousness that comes from living a “universal” life. Despite losses from time to time, these people can do very well in business, especially when it involves selling or other creative enterprises. If they keep money in proper perspective they may even attain affluence. A disregard for the higher laws will inevitably result in misfortune and misery. They should be careful while driving and in taking other chances. They can be reckless. Marriage is usually karmic and often long lasting. The men should always beware of female Clubs cards.

(The last sentence befuddles me, hahaha)

Love abundantly!


Hootsuite after 7 months

Seven months after my initial foray into Hootsuite, I find myself managing a dashboard containing 15 different online accounts. And to think that doesn’t include ALL my digital accounts in Plurk, Tumblr and the other sites I’ve joined.

Is there a way to integrate and monitor EVERYTHING you have online into just ONE account? Am not too happy with, and lasted me all but 2 weeks.

I sure hope all this online activity doesn’t implode on me! LOL…

2 Years and 4 Months later…

…I find myself tweaking my WordPress account.

I reluctantly opened one during the Youth Conference in Singapore last 2007, and that seems AGES ago!  I’m looking at that single entry I wrote during the workshop, and realized how sad it was to have 3 comments:  All re-written by me.

So I wonder.  Is it worth continuing this blog since I’ve zero readers anyway?


Is there value in making this my ‘secret’ blog since no one knows me here anyway?