Road trip

Road trip
by Jahanshah Javid

My road trip to Mexico has officially, most definitely started. Kinda.

I was supposed to leave on Monday for Los Angeles. But here I am sitting at Upper Crust Pizza in Santa Cruz, about an hour south of San Francisco.

I spent the night at Foaad & Kholood's place. Foaad is's chief techie and he's getting his PhD in computer science. With his help I got a reallllllllly nice MacBook Pro Aluminum. It's so gorgeous :o) ... But I'm still working on my old computer because I haven't transferred my files to the new one yet.

I've been working on and eating for past three hours (two slices of pizza, spaghetti, salad, a beer, two cokes). I'm just wasting time... Raftam beh sooye sarnevesht!


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Safe Travels...

by alborz on

Jahanshah.  We will miss you at the local events, but knowing that you are going to be with family will the best.

Best Wishes on the start of this new chapter in your life.

Be well and safe,



JJ, man imrooz ba khabar

by kofri (not verified) on

JJ, man imrooz ba khabar shodam ke dari miri pishe amigo ha. hala in yanii bye bye ama bedoon ke khosham miyad ke jolotar az ma hasti. yek saleh dareem harfe purtrico ro mizanim hanooz in jaeem!! har ja hasti be salamati o shadi.

Orang Gholikhani


Orang Gholikhani

مسافر همیشگی

مرا به آغوش بکش

تو که خسته ای

تو که به دورها میروی

به دنیاهای خیالی

افق را تو میگیری

یا او تو را از من میگیرد

میروی تنها

سبکبار با دلی سنگین

مسافر همیشگی

مرا به آغوش بکش

من آن جاده ام که میمانم

به انتظار تو زیر آفتاب



Anonymous wait....

by Majid on

Wouldn't that be nice ! and who the heck is gonna miss them? 

Do it JJ, bechepoon as many of them as you can in the trunk of your car and when there, you can accidently on purpose forget they are there!


wait wait...

by Anonymous wait (not verified) on

Can u do us a favor? Take a few of these islamists with you and leave them in mexico! They can lecture the mexicans on islam and iran rids of them at the same time. That is a win-win for both islamists and our beloved country.

Kaveh Nouraee

Drive Safely

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Please be very careful when you cross the border. Gas up the car before you cross and don't stop until you are as far south of Tijuana as possible.


Stay or go but...

by Anonymous Fish (not verified) on

don't spin your wheels. It'll only make you dizzy.


کجا میری داداش...؟


Your sarnevesht is right here!


Del Mar

by FriskycatdadJim (not verified) on

You are driving at night? Why? You can stay at my Dad's house in Del Mar.

Darius Kadivar

Khosh Bahalet JJ Jan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Have A Nice Trip Amigo and make sure not to drop into trouble on your way. If you do give me a call Amigo ;0)  ...

And another "pour la route" Aie, Aie, Aie ...


JJ Aziz,

by Hajminator on


Good luck, you're achieving something great.


Take care you're our hope provider. In one sentence: don't you forget about us. please look at this version of the song from billy Idol:

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

You people are way too sweet! I'm here in north LA reading all your kind wishes and comments. I'll keep y'all posted from time to time.

PS: As I was driving down here, I saw a painted red sign on a barn fence for "garlic ice cream". It was somewhere near Gilroy, which claims to be the "garlic capital of the world". I was in a hurry to get to LA or else I would have taken a picture. Just picture it! There were no other significant incidents.

Oh! I stopped at Carl's Junior to have one of those big burgers they advertise. The poster for the bacon and guacamole burger looked huge! I said give me one of these, as water dripped from my lab-o-locheh.

Well, the burger was only half the size of the one on the poster... sheeesh! :o)

Then as I was testing my blue-tooth ear piece (in California you can't drive and talk on your mobile phone) I called Majid, our LA party organizer, about ten times by mistake!

I couldn't hear his voice for some reason. Then when the call finally went through, I didn't know who I was talking to (we had never spoken before)! Then he mentioned his wife's name and then dozaareem khord to mokham!

So Majid jan, if I sounded weird on the phone, now you know why :o)))


Dear JJ

by IRANdokht on

Have fun wherever you are!  we'll hold the floor down for ya' 





by Majid on

آن سفر کرده که صد کامنت گذار، بلاگ نویس، آرتیکلیست  همره اوست

هر کجا هست خدایا به سلامت دارش

مواظب خودت باش......jjj  "جهانشاه جاوید  جان"


تو چند وقت هست که دیگه مال خودت نیستی‌، تو قلب همه جا داری



Nasrin Sasanpour

Taking a trip . . .

by Nasrin Sasanpour on

is always so nice & refreshing . . . new perspectives and fresh
experiences will abound, showing up your way not easily possible
when in the same locale day after day . . . . So you are going to have
a great time.

How many out there wishes to be in your
place?! I, for one, would have loved to be able to pick up and go
the way you have had a chance to. So enjoy yourself & keep us
updated very regulary; we love to hear about your whereabouts as you go
through this journey.

<> All that said, we, in the Bay Area,
are going to really miss seeing your friendly face & very nice
smile in places & events. So, don't stay away too long
. . . .

P.S. take it easy on all that carb & beer.
You have worked hard and are looking great in your trimmer version.



by berkeleygirl (not verified) on

Jeesh Daram

well wishing

by Jeesh Daram on

Dear Jahanshah:

Like everyone else, I am very happy for you and wishing you well.

Thanks to modern technology we are only a click of the mouse, an email away. Your
relocation will certainly be a great experience for you and your entire
fans. I will be looking forward to your travelogue, images and updates,
your new innovations, creations and literary thoughts.

You have made a great imprint among the Iranians all over the world and one way
to look at it would be that as you travel, you might be getting farther from
some, but somehow closer to another group of your fans that are scattered
around the globe.

I am also conveying the same goodwill from the other "anonymous"
names and multiple personalities that I use and am battling with and they wanted me to say “hi” to you.

Stay healthy and take care


Guys ,guys take it easy!

by Anonymous Iranian (not verified) on

The ways you guys are talking about it looks like Jahan is going to stay in Mexico for ever.Mastaneh stop crying and you Tahirih he is not starting a new life,he will be back.Anyways Jahan enjoy you stay in Mexico.


Positive signs

by bahram9821 on

I look at JJ move to Mexico as a very positive event for all of us. Look at all the Positive signs, he has already got a new MacBook Pro, he is going to trade in his Instead Polaroid Camera for a digital, that means we are going to get a much sharper pictures of Mexico. He is also going to stay with his sister, I would kill to have chance to live with my sister .He is going to be eating much healthier, living in a much nicer home in a warmer climate. The way I see it if he is happy we are going to be happy. Good luck JJ and take care, we are waiting for the next update.


Why can't I stop crying?

by mastaneh (not verified) on

I am a very sentimental person. I feel like I am loosing a very special friend. I wish you the best. Please take care of yourself, do that for me.


Mr Javid , I am sure

by Tahirih on

Lots of your friends are listening to this in your absence. 


Have a great time starting your new life,


Kouroush Sassanian

Persian New Year 2008

by Kouroush Sassanian on

Smoking a cigarette outside the hotel in San Jose!

bound by these four corners of life
now an attempt to change
take these chances like pills
but the cure is on the road
don't stop where the road leads
look around the corner, each an every four corner
you might find a fifth or more
greet those shadows, the smells, smiles that bring this world together

Khoda Negahdar!


JJ jan

by Souri on

This song is for you a " badragheh raah" from me.

Always friend,




Advice: - Always have

by TheMrs on


- Always have plenty of baby wipes, there's not one stain they can't conquer.

- Stay hydrated

- moisterize

- Quaker bars and Boost.

- Sabr oomad, 3 bar salavat befrest then move.

- Az zireh ghoran rad shodi ya na?

See ya!

Ali P.


by Ali P. on

JJ jaan:

 "Cho az iin kaveereh vahshat...

beh salaamatee gozashtee

beh shokoofeh haa , beh baaraan,

beresaan salaameh maa raa...!"


Ali P.



by Killjoy (not verified) on

Have a safe trip.

Do write about the trip and the things you encounter on the road, at some point.

Nazy Kaviani

Dear Jahanshah

by Nazy Kaviani on

Godspeed and Bon Voyage! Be safe my friend. Missing you already.

Manoucher Avaznia

او که در وسع

Manoucher Avaznia

او که در وسع نظر ورد زبان همه بود

بار دیگر به منزلگه یاران آمد.

گرچه در موسم گرمای تبستانی رفت؛

همره زمزمه بارش باران آمد.


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Khosh bashi va Salamat Amigo :=) .


bon viaje

by maziar 58 (not verified) on

agha jan an hour on the road and already starting to fill up ?
go empty stomach straight to tijuana & pay $ 10 or less for all you can eat and one beer. don't miss CAPRI..........
kheyr pish.