April 22nd: I'm currently on a plane heading to Rome, where my friends, Gia and Valentine are. I know that they both care about me and my well-being means a lot to them. Valentine suggested that I visit him, saying, "It's been a while since you've been feeling down. Why don't you come here? I'm … Continue reading Finding Light in Darkness: My Depression Diary (part 2)
Finding Light in Darkness: My Depression Diary
April 12th: My tears wouldn't let me sleep. Everyone kept posting in the group chat, talking about the pubs they were going to one after another. Today was a pub crawl event. Almost all the students from Erasmus that I knew were there. I feel that they all have come to Germany to have fun. … Continue reading Finding Light in Darkness: My Depression Diary
Iranian Revolution Diary (part 2)
December 1st 2022: Yesterday, I joined the big protest of Iranian students from 150 foreign universities across the globe. The event at our university was organized by Mahsa, a thirty-year-old woman studying astrophysics. When I saw her message in the Iranian Brandenburg residents' group chat, I knew I had to be there to help. She … Continue reading Iranian Revolution Diary (part 2)
Stories of people (Valentin)
Maybe it was one Monday morning that his melancholic headache from the last night's drinking convinced him to quit his job. He used to wear his uniform and go to the bank every day. On the weekends, he went out with his friends and had fun. His salary was not bad; it could pay his … Continue reading Stories of people (Valentin)
Sabaudia, not far from home…
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday. He was about to visit Rome for a few days. "What a life! I'm not excited to go to Rome!" he told me. Maybe it's a fact that when things come too easy, it makes us less excited. Perhaps if I was not living in Italy, … Continue reading Sabaudia, not far from home…
When you go abroad
Starting living on my own was a huge step. I didn’t just leave my parents’ house and move to another place, not another city, but another continent. I made a big step out of my comfort zone while I had never traveled alone or lived somewhere on my own. When I said goodbye to my … Continue reading When you go abroad
Do you have it all?
Last year, when I was sitting behind my desk making applications for different universities abroad, I could imagine how my life would change if I came to another country. But I wasn't thinking of how other people's lives might also change. At that time, the last thing that came to my mind was not surely … Continue reading Do you have it all?
Can we really live a fingerprint on the lives that we touch?
In early June, I had a party at my place. I invited many people and I made them Iranian food. There were 14 people and I cooked everything on my own. There were Russians, Italians, Brazilians, Ukrainian, Malaysian, and one Iranian person. I guess they all liked the food a lot. I also had so … Continue reading Can we really live a fingerprint on the lives that we touch?
My life with Covid-19 pandemic
Currently, that I am writing this, I am suffering from a lockdown here in Italy. When I was coming here; I was hoping to make friends and to engage with a new society. But here I am, no university classes in person, no trips, no cafes, or any other kinds of social or fun activities. … Continue reading My life with Covid-19 pandemic