Ehsan Ghanbari

Business, Travel, Books

Before you quit your by job Robert Kiyosaki is unparalleled!

             

It was about 16 years ago when I was only 13 that I found a book with the title: "Before you quit your job" by Robert Kiyosaki. I had read several books by Antoni Robins, Brian Tracy before that time, they were great and I still respect all of them and read their books and use them in my daily life. As a matter of fact, "Before you quit your job" was a sort of story, a real-life experience, enthusiasm, power, inspiration, expectancy and anything you can imagine that motivates you and empower you to achieve your goals! it was a kind of miracle for me! This book means a lot to me! I really don't know how many times I've read this book so far and it's again in my "Should be read" list and it's start time would be the next weekend!

I will always love this book! If you like reading motivational books, I recommend you to get around to this one!

 



10 interesting and strange Idioms in French!

I'm listing 10 strange idioms in French that could sound a little bit weird in English literal meaning!

 

French: il fait un temps de chien!

English: The weather is so bad!

 

French:Avoir un poil dans la main

English: to be lazy

 

French: Avoir un chat dans la gorge

English: to have a frog in your throat

 

French: les doigts dans le nez

English: Doing something easily

 

French: L’habit ne fait pas le moine

English: To judge something by appearance

 

French: C’est dommage

 English: that's too bad!

 

French: Appeler un chat un chat

English: To tell the truth!

 

French: Être à l’ouest

English: Being out of something

 

French: Avoir du pain sur la planche

English: Having a lot to do

 

French: Poser un lapin à quelqu’un

English: to stand somebody up

 



Music plays an important role in everybody's life 

I personally enjoy music, either by listening or by playing. A piece of music can change the entire mood of mine, and that's mostly because I'm a sort of emotional guy, but the effect of music cannot be neglected. There are lots of art in the world, and, we may be interested in some of them or maybe not; But music is the only art that everybody likes it, and it's Impressive. You listen to music while driving, eating, exercising or even working. I've listed and sorted my music library and they have been specialized for place and time! I do believe that you shouldn't listen to every music every time and everywhere, despite if you would be interested in that.

Although I'm not a professional player, since I've started playing an instrument, I've added another big nice challenge into my life. If you are a player or have an experience of playing music, you know, it's really hard to become a professional musician and it takes a lot of time and dedication. In my point view, every professional player is a successful person, because getting progress in playing music requires effort, perseverance and of course the fondness! I suggest you to start playing music rather than listening and continue it forever, It would be more flattering!



Learn to Speak French Workbook

Today I'm gonna introduce you a nice and complete book about learning French language. It's been more than a decade that I've started learning French but unfortunately it's not been continuously. During the years I've seen and sometimes read a lot of books about French. Although reading the book does not suffice on learning a language but it would be helpful of course.

"Learn to Speak French, Workbook (The Learning Company)" by Linda S. Leppig is the title of the book that I'm talking about and I've approximately read it. You can get the book from amazon Online store. To tell you in detail about this book I'm listing the content of the book below:

 

  • Basic Phrases...................................................1
  • GREETINGS AND FAREWELLS ..........................................1
  • GETTING INFORMATION .................................................2
  • INTRODUCTIONS ............................................................3
  • GETTING ACQUAINTED .....................................................4
  • MAKING FRIENDS ............................................................5
  • Story and Action Dialogues ............................. 7
  • TRAVEL............................................................................7
  • Asking for Directions .............................................................. 7
  • Checking into a Hotel .............................................................. 8
  • Maid Service ........................................................................... 9
  • Making a Phone Call ............................................................. 10
  • Room Service ........................................................................ 12
  • Buying a Train Ticket ........................................................... 13
  • At the Airport ....................................................................... 14
  • Taking the Metro .................................................................. 15
  • SHOPPING .......................................................17
  • At the Bakery ........................................................................ 17
  • Shopping for Groceries............................................ 19
  • At the Butcher Shop ............................................................ 21
  • Shopping for Clothes ........................................................... 23
  • Shopping for Sundries ......................................................... 24
  • Comparison Shopping ......................................................... 26
  • EVERYDAY LIFE .................................................28
  • Greetings and Introductions................................................ 28
  • Small Talk .......................................................................... 29
  • At a Café .............................................................................. 30
  • The Family........................................................................... 31
  • Traffic Mishaps .................................................................. 33
  • LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH
  • ii
  • Labor Day ............................................................... 35
  • Dining Out ............................................................. 37
  • Under the Weather ................................................. 39
  • Reporting a Theft ................................................... 41
  • An Evening Out ....................................................... 43
  • An Invitation ......................................................... 45
  • At the Hair Salon ................................................... 47
  • Finding an Apartment ........................................... 49
  • Moving Day .......................................................... 51
  • Locked Out ........................................................... 53
  • Fire! ...................................................................... 55
  • Grammar Topics .................................57
  • NOUNS...........................................................57
  • Gender of Nouns......................................................... 57
  • Indefinite Articles ......................................................... 57
  • Definite Articles..................................................................... 58
  • Contractions with À and Le ................................................. 59
  • Contractions with De and Le ................................................ 59
  • Negation of “Some”.............................................................. 59
  • Demonstrative Adjectives ..................................................... 60
  • PRONOUNS .......................................................61
  • Subject Pronouns .................................................................. 61
  • Direct Object Pronouns ................................................... 62
  • Pronoun On ..................................................................... 63
  • Pronoun Y ....................................................................... 64
  • Indirect Object ................................................................. 64
  • Pronoun En ...................................................................... 65
  • Celui and Lequel............................................................. 66
  • Stressed Pronouns ........................................................... 67
  • Order and Position of Object Pronouns .......................... 68
  • Pronouns in the Perfect ................................................... 68
  • Impersonal On and Se ................................................... 69
  • Relative Pronouns ........................................................... 70
  • Pronoun Review .............................................................. 71
  • iii
  • Contents
  • ADJECTIVES ............................................................72
  • Gender, Number, and Definite Articles ..................................... 72
  • Nationalities ............................................................................... 73
  • Possession: Mon ......................................................................... 74
  • Possession: Ton, Votre ................................................................ 74
  • Possession: Notre....................................................................... 75
  • Possession: Son, Leur ................................................................. 75
  • Interrogative Adjective Quel ...................................................... 76
  • VERBS ...........................................................77
  • Conjugation ........................................................................... 77
  • Regular -er Verbs ................................................................... 77
  • Regular -re Verbs ................................................................... 78
  • Regular -ir Verbs .................................................................... 79
  • Aller ....................................................................................... 80
  • Aller + Infinitive .................................................................... 80
  • Avoir ...................................................................................... 80
  • Boire ...................................................................................... 81
  • Connaître ............................................................................... 82
  • Devoir .................................................................................... 82
  • Dire ........................................................................................ 83
  • Écrire ..................................................................................... 84
  • Être ....................................................................................... 85
  • Faire ....................................................................................... 85
  • Faire + Infinitive .................................................................... 86
  • Mettre ................................................................................... 86
  • Partir, Venir, Voir ................................................................... 87
  • Plaire .............................................................................. 88
  • Pouvoir ......................................................................... 88
  • Prendre ........................................................................... 89
  • Recevoir ......................................................................... 90
  • Savoir ............................................................................. 90
  • To Know ........................................................................ 91
  • Tenir .............................................................................. 92
  • Vouloir ........................................................................... 93
  • Commands ..................................................................... 93
  • Let’s ............................................................................... 94
  • LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH
  • iv
  • Il faut ................................................................................... 94
  • Pronominal (Reflexive) Verbs .............................................. 94
  • The Perfect............................................................................ 96
  • The Perfect with Avoir ........................................................... 97
  • The Perfect with Être ............................................................ 98
  • Monter, Descendre, Sortir..................................................... 99
  • Past Participles of Regular Verbs........................................... 99
  • Past Participles of Irregular Verbs ...................................... 100
  • Polite Requests ................................................................... 100
  • The Imperfect (Imparfait) ................................................... 101
  • The Perfect vs. the Imperfect.............................................. 102
  • The Future Tense ................................................................. 103
  • The Conditional ................................................................... 104
  • Time Expressions................................................................ 105
  • Past Perfect (Plus-que-parfait) ............................................ 106
  • Passive Voice ...................................................................... 106
  • Present Participle ................................................................. 107
  • Subjunctive: Use ................................................................. 108
  • Subjunctive: Formation ....................................................... 109
  • Verbs and Infinitives ............................................................111
  • Verb Review .........................................................................113
  • Review of Tenses ................................................................119
  • ADVERBS .........................................................123
  • Adverbs............................................................................... 123
  • Il y a (ago).......................................................................... 125
  • Depuis, Pour, Pendant......................................................... 125
  • SENTENCE STRUCTURE .....................................127
  • Chez ..................................................................................... 127
  • Negation ............................................................................ 127
  • Nothing, Nobody ................................................................. 128
  • Yes / No Questions .............................................................. 129
  • Inversion Questions ............................................................. 129
  • Qu’est-ce que ...................................................................... 130
  • Qu’est-ce qui...................................................................... 130
  • Quel...! and Que...! .............................................................. 131
  • Conjunctions .................................................................... 132
  • Que as Conjunction .......................................................... 133
  • Plus and Moins ................................................................ 134
  • Comparative ................................................................... 134
  • Superlative ............................................................. 134
  • Si Clauses .............................................................. 135
  • EXPRESSIONS.....................................................136
  • Voici / Il y a ........................................................................... 136
  • Question Words .................................................................... 136
  • Avoir Expressions ............................................................... 137
  • Être Expressions ................................................................... 138
  • Faire Expressions................................................................. 139
  • Linking Elements................................................................. 139
  • TIME AND DATES ..............................................140
  • Telling Time .......................................................................... 140
  • Expressing Dates .................................................................. 141
  • Months ..................................................................... 141
  • NUMBERS ..........................................143
  • Numbers 1–101 ....................................................................... 143
  • Grammar Exercises.................................145
  • Exercise Answers.................................... 189
  • Vocabulary.............................................205
  • Appendices............................................223
  • APPENDIX A: ARTICLE WORDS ...............................223
  • APPENDIX B: PERSONAL PRONOUNS ....................224
  • APPENDIX C: VERB REVIEW ..................................225
  • APPENDIX D: GRAMMAR GLOSSARY ......................231
  • Indices ....................................................241
  • DIALOGUES INDEX ...............................................241
  • GRAMMAR INDEX .................................................242

 



Small goals will be covered by big goals

                                                                                                  

I'm not a motivational writer or speaker, but, I read a lot about and I'm very interested in that. I'm gonna talk about a real experience. Firstly, let me start with a quote from Donald Trump in the book "think like a champion": "Why do you set your goals so short?" I read this sentence when I couldn't wake up at 6 AM in order to run and it was really hard for me on some days of the week. In other words, waking up early in the morning and starting the day by running was one of my concerns!

My goal about exercise was so short and waking up was topless one for me in the morning! After changing the waking up plan by adding 100 burpee box jump and 100 toes to bar; waking up was a piece of cake for me because I had bigger goals to achieve! Now it's my daily plan and I'm not sure it's a big exercise goal to start my day, maybe I would change the plan again and set bigger and bigger goals. It's really simple but most of the people don't obey these rules and don't make any signs of progress in their life.



About Me

Ehsan Ghanbari

Hi! my name is Ehsan. I'm a developer, passionate technologist, and fan of clean code. I'm interested in enterprise and large-scale applications architecture and design patterns. I spend a lot of time on software architecture. Since 2008, I've been as a developer for different companies and organizations and I've been focusing on Microsoft ecosystem all the time. During the past years, Read More

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Before you quit your by job Robert Kiyosaki is unparalleled!
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Music plays an important role in everybody's life 
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Think like a champion by Donald Trump