Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Almost all of the students in our lab have gone/are going to go back their home to have the Thanksgiving dinner with their families in their home! "Home" is what I've missed. Hey wind, please say my hello to my home. Hey sky, please reflect my face image to my family on the other side of the earth. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

NW Cetner for Engineering, Science & Technology

This is my school where our laboratory and classes are located.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Big Pink: U.S. Bankcorp Tower

The US Bancorp Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in Portland, Oregon. It stands at 536 feet (163 m) with 43 floors (42 floors excluding the missing 13th floor). The unusual pinkish color earned the building the nickname "Big Pink", after an album by The Band.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PSU Urban Center

Look at that white point in the sky: this is the yesterday's helicopter.

September 19 - November 19, 2008; Two months have passed since I came to the US.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

OMSI Submarine

This is the old submarine of Oregon Muesum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Seattle in Portland Daily Photos

November 6th, 2008
We took the train from Portland to Seattle. It was a rainy night when we arrived this lovely city. We took a bus to the University Motel. Jimmy Johns was the restaurant where we ate our first dinner in Seattle. The next place where we visited was University of Washington campus. How enjoyable was walking in UW's old and beautiful campus in a rainy night. We came back to our motel and had a good sleep.

November 7th, 2008
We waked up soon in the morning to go to the conference and in summary we had: breakfast, speakers, presenations, lunch, posters, again presenations, giving awards, visiting StarLab of UW and happy hour in Ram restaurant in University Village. The most interesting part of the conference was that I won a 200$ prize for having the best presentation. It was the first conference and the first presentation I had in the US. I also met Kim :) She gave a us a tour around Seattle.

November 8th, 2008
Again we waked up soon in the morning to go out and visit the Space Needle and Market place. It was a beautiful sunny day. Can you believe? A sunny day in November in Seattle? Do I really bring the Iran's sun to anywhere I go? It seems true! At the end, we took the train to come back home: Portland.

Such a small world it is! It's hard to believe that the former blogger of Mashhad Daily Photo, a city in the north eastern of Iran, near the Afghanistan and Turkmenistan border, and the currnt blogger of Portland Daily Photo has met two other bloggers, Lynette in Portland and Kim in Seattle. Who will be next one? Elaine?

Seattle through my eyes:
1. Heavy rain
2. Very long crowded buses
3. Jimmy Johns restaurant (we don't have it in Portland)
4. University of Washington: Beautiful old big campus
5. 200$ award for having the best presentation
6. Lovely Kim (Seattle Daily Photo)
7. Amazing Space Needle
8. Interesting Pike's Market Place (do you know what the "flying fish" is?)
9. Beautiful downtown
10. Seattle Central Library: different architecture

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go Vikings!

Portland State vs. Idaho State

What is football? What is soccer? I don't know why only Americans in the world have different football, I mean they call football soccer and they have their own football. ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Chinatown Gate

This is the official website of Old Chinatown of Portland
http://www.oldtownchinatown.net/

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

This is how I dressed up: A Mummy with a Blue Tie. It was very fun and I also enjoyed the way others dressed. How creative the Americans are in dressing up for Halloween!