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Welcome to my blog! True to my name, Shiva the Spy, I will be your eyes and ears in Iran, bringing you detailed accounts of everyday life from my perspective. You'll have a window into the social, cultural, political, and historical aspects of the country. I will bring you the stuff that American media can't...or won't. So, check back regularly for stories, photos, commentary, and anything else your curiosity calls for.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Yay. I'm Finally Here.

Hello, my special friends in America, I miss you already. As you know, I've come to Iran for a year to study Farsi. I decided this website would be the best and most efficient way to keep in touch with y'all, especially those of you who've lambasted me for my pathetic attempts to stay connected in the past.

This site will document the everyday observations of yours truly, in a land you've probably never seen, but hope one day to visit (Meri, I'm talking about you--yes, you). There'll be pictures (with my cool new Olympus SLR digital camera--hah!), daily musings, interesting facts, and more...much more. So, please, my extra special friends, visit my site often, and keep in touch. I will likely be on here regularly, as my school takes up only 2.5 hours per day...yes, plenty of free time. Plenty.

As for other guests, please feel free to participate in what I hope to be a community of curious people wanting to learn more about Iran. Anything you contribute will be welcomed, as I will have plenty of free time to bask in your thoughts. Plenty of free time. Plenty.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shiva, it is great to hear from you again! I'm so bookmarking this site.
I am taking the LSAT on Saturday (yikes!). I am taking a break now to procrasti - I mean, to eat and take a brief lunch break. Anyway, thank you for sharing all of this with us. I didn't realize a lot of the implications of the U.S. and other powerful countries imposing statutes unlawfully on Iran. I want to read up on this and more of the legal details once I have more time.
Anyway, thank you for this and keep in touch! I miss those late-night study sessions and Persian tea and watching Sex and the City! ;-) Bye for now!

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Blogger Debo said...


I miss you so much! It's just not the same at SC without you! So I take it from your first post that I'm one of your "special friends" that you miss? It's good to know that I'm "special"... just like everyone else! ;p

I must say, I'm really impressed with your website. Not only is it well designed, but it's extremely interesting to read and it shows that you've done a lot of research into Iranian politics.

So what did you think of the book, "The Persian Puzzle?" I'm curious to see what you thought of Pollack.

Anyway, I'm gonna visit here often. And while the photos of the Korean bazaar are cool to see along with your entry, I'd like to see more pics of lil ol purty YOU!

Just to let you know how much I'm suffering from *Shiva-withdrawal-symptom* there have been numerous times since you left when I've speed-dialed your number, only to get your answering machine before realizing that your thousands of miles away! waah! xo(

Hahah just to be sure, did I mention how much I miss you yet?

I miss you!


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