She chose the columns in honor of the palaces of ancient kings and queens of the Persian Empire.
When she talks about those long-gone leaders, she doesn’t praise the golden crowns, jewels, or pageantry—though Persian rulers certainly had all of that.
As a general rule, whoever suggested the outing should at least, offer to pay first.
But it’s becoming more common to split payments on dates – especially when you’re both students – so don’t be alarmed if your date wants to chip in as well. There are more Australians with Facebook accounts than without.
As a profound lover of her culture and history, she explained: Thousands of years ago, it was a Persian king who decreed that no worker should be a slave and banned work without pay.
It was a Persian king who decreed a pregnant woman should stop working at seven months, but continue to receive pay.
"With our budget, every house we looked at was broken down, and old, and smelled bad. He had 2,000 workers under him in Iran," where he was an engineer overseeing the construction of Air Force bases and hangars, she said.
She punctuated each historical note with: "And that was 3,000 years ago!
" These are the things that straighten the spine of anyone of Iranian heritage, including me: The high-minded regard for human rights expressed by our ancestors, and often lost in modern politics.
The main thing to remember is that we don’t have a huge pick-up culture here. Try to have at least one decent conversation before you ask to see more of someone.
Generally, people will want to know someone a bit before they agree to share contact details or hang out somewhere. This totally depends on what kind of people you are.