Life it not measured by how many years we have celebrated our birthday, but by how many new experiences we had during that time and what we have learned from them.
I am sure you have had lots of unforgettable moments in your life. Today, after wishing you a very happy birthday celebrations with your family and friends, I also wish to treat you with a new experience.
Any adventure is often more enjoyable when we have a friend to share it with. I hence have bought an hour-long Segway experience for you and a friend or a family member you want to share it with. I hope you will enjoy it.
Happy Birthday dear Atria.
Your dad Farshid
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
This photograph of desert perch has been taken by Husain Alfraid and it was one of the National Geographic's best shots this May. I really like it. I think the eyes of this eagle-owl look very fascinating and hypnotic while it scans the terrain. The bright yellow eyes are characteristic of the species. The birds are generally found in arid habitats of North Africa and the Middle East and are efficient nocturnal predators—even scorpions are on its menu.
Recently I had a bit of sore throat. I didn't think that it is serious enough to go to a doctor and I decided to 'attack' the problem with lemon and honey. The combination of these two natural ingredients and a hot water does wonders. I am fully cured now.
Honey has antibacterial properties and also acts as a hypertonic osmotic, which means that it draws water out of inflamed tissue. This reduces swelling and discomfort of a sore throat. When you combine honey with the juice of half a lemon and hot water it's even better as you will get high dose of a natural vitamin C, which busts your immunity and helps your body fight off the infection. You can try it yourself next time if you feel like you may be catching a cold or you need an extra bust of immunity.
I am your dad Atria.