From a listener's perspective...

I have carried out some sort of a research on myself just about a week ago on how much time I spend listening, talking, writing and reading  in a day. I am pretty much a chatterbox myself, (which degree varies depending on my mood and the time of the day) which is why I am astounded to find out that I am actually more of a listener as compared to being a speaker:

The "research" was done on a Tuesday, although I pretty much engage myself in the same, monotonous activities every other day.
&Okay, maybe the difference isn't all that significant at all, but the point here is that I listen a lot, even if I do speak as much. (Anecdote of a first-class multitasker)

To some, I am a loud and boisterous person, but to many, I am quiet and urbane (testified and sworn by)

And when I don't speak, I listen, and that is when my judgement oozes in. I have to clarify one thing though - I am a very considerate person. I will still listen despite how much I hate the topic or the speaker because I regard such action as a basic courtesy in life. However, if I have to come to a point where I am so sick and tired of listening to the same bullshit that doesn't concern me at all, and that the speaker is clearly unaware of how uncomfortable I am listening to his/her baloney about how stupid his/her brother's best friend's father-in-law's arch rival's nephew is, I will keep my distance or I will probably just politely ask that particular person to shut the fuck up.

I am no professional, but here's my two cents on what some of you can do in order to avoid being hugged in the neck with a rope or bashed with a baseball bat:

An effective speaker should:

- Not hog the conversation and allow other people to speak as well. It is a 2-way communication you hog (a domesticated pig which weighs over 120 pounds (54 kg) and reared for slaughter purposes) so consider shutting up for a moment and "grant" other people the "permission" to express and converse.

- Stop boasting. Well guess what? The world does not revolve around you, nor your mother, your disfigured face, your bike, your dog, your subnormal puberty, nor your distorted brain. Stop bragging and give others some room to b-r-e-a-t-h-e. No one wants to know too much about you unless you're dying or you're related to Monica Belluci.

- Be culturally-sensitive. You don't sit behind a table with 5 other people of different races only to mock and rant about how cheap or dirty certain races are.

- Speak only when necessary. If a question isn't being directed to you, then the answer should definitely not come from you.

Hope this is helpful, lol.
Cheers! xo

La Vida Persian Restaurant, Cyber Heights Villa Clubhouse, Cyberjaya

Had lunch at La Vida Restaurant over at the Cyber Heights Villa with the family on CNY. Really happy that my family is becoming more culturally adaptable now. Planning on making them try food from many other countries as well just so they will be mentally and gastronomically ready when I bring back my future fiancee (God knows of which race) for them to "evaluate".

Beautiful and spacious interior.

Even in the smallest, shadiest shop, these people always manage to decorate and furnish it with tasteful and refined decors to add up to their already delectable food, which is the reason why I really love dining at Persian/Iranian restaurants.

And their peoples are so beautiful. They're like the paragons of flawlessness. (Inferiority complex kicking in)

Mum was in love with the tea set (RM6.90)

Orange juice (RM5.50) and...

Doogh (RM5.50)

It is supposed to be some kind of a yogurt drink but it was unlike anything that I have tasted before. It isn't at all sweet, and I wouldn't say it is refreshing (like it was supposed to be). However, drinking this makes me feel like I've been slapped in the face because the taste is extremely strong, like my lungs are being stung by a sour, old mint tree. It woke me up, alright.

Imagine rasem (the soup you get after having banana leave rice), but more sourish and flavorful.

Here comes the food. (Fingers-crossed that I got the names right lol)

I believe this is called the Mirza Ghasemi (Google images cannot be wrong)

Kashk Bademjan

Both RM12.90 each, served with bread:

Zereshk Polo Ba Morgh (RM15.90)
Chicken Stewed in Iranian Sauces served with steamed Basmathi Rice topped with Barberries

Ordered this because someone close loves this and the dish reminded me of him lol.

Bakhtiyari Kebab (RM21.90)

Koobideh (RM15.90)

Shish Kebab (RM21.90)

Okay, honestly my verdict won't be fair because any food cooked within the walls of an Iranian restaurant is deemed delicious, exquisite and aesthetic for me. But here they are, anyway:

Food: ★★★★ (The rice is fragrant and goooood)
Price: ★★★★ (No tax)
Service :★★★ (A little bit sluggish because they only have one cook when I was there)
Ambience: ★★★★★ 
Cleanliness: ★★★ (Found small traces of dirt of the plates)

Address: Cyber Heights Villa Clubhouse, 63000 Cyberjaya
Landmarks: Sekolah Seri Puteri
Business hours: 10:00am – 1:00am, Monday-Sunday 
Contact No.: 03-8318 5095

Good view outside to have shisha.