London Calling

Photo essay: Looks like I'm going to become a Londoner

by Jahanshah Javid
There's a good chance I may move to London for six months at the end of March. I went there for an interview for a part-time job and got myself re-acquainted with the city. I had the best time hanging-out with friends.

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You live in U.S and worried about U.S 'installation'?!

by benross on

I wonder how shallow a political statement can get... doesn't seem to have any limit.


Marge dear,

by Monda on

I believe it's NZ.  But set me straight on that if you can, cause Australia's one of the places I'd like to live and work in.  These things (US installations) matter to me.

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek


by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I've heard only good things about Australia, except that the US military has an installation there too? Or is it New Zealand?


& I bet Robert is gone miss

by SamSamIIII on


his uncle J for the time away. Best wishes 

Path of Kiaan Resurrection of True Iran Hoisting Drafshe Kaviaan // //

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

A secret should stay secret since every thing is sacred !!!!!!!



میترا خانوم میخواین شما سوال کنید، به ما که جواب نمیده!


Everything is sacred.

mitra northcal

آقای موش , نات یعنی که نه .

mitra northcal


موش عزیز , آها  پس شوخی کردی . من از روابط شما خبر نداشتم یا شاید سنس آو حیومر من را یک موش دیگر خورد .


میترا خانوم نات یعنی‌ نه یا خل وضع؟! من با جی جی شوخی‌ می‌کنم.


Everything is sacred.

mitra northcal

موش عزیز , غوغا می کنی . دل می ربایی , نات .

mitra northcal


موش عزیز , بعضی اوقات با کامنتهای متفکرانه و مهربانی که در این سایت می گذاری , مثل کامنت در مورد کار ج ج , بله غوغا می کنی . دل می ربایی , نات .


good luck and keep a stiff upper lip

by MM on

But, realistically, it is not like we see you every so often here in the US!  So, the more things change, the more they stay the same, I hope.


JJJ whats d job?strip club attendant?! feeding penguins at zoo?!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.



by Nur-i-Azal on

Come to Australia where you get the best of the UK and the best of the USA all rolled into one. Plus there is still lots of frontier to be chartered in this place.





by AsteroidX on

You look good for 48! If you have time go and visit Oxford and surrounding villages, as well as the Cotswolds and Bath. London is great but the outskirts are traditional England. Surrey has some nice villages too. Paris is just a train journey away. Have a great time.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thank you for your sweet and kind messages. I had the loveliest time there and I'm looking forward to be spending a few months. And I'll be close to Europe. There are so many places I want to visit... I'm very excited.

And it's good to be 48 :)


I've always wanted to go to London

by Gavazn on

I hear it has a great music scene and people have good humour. They're kind of eccentric and it seems a lot of originality comes from there - music, fashion, etc. Have a gret time JJ. I am so jealous.


Happy Birthday

by statira on

Happy Birthday and good luck with the new job. Send more pix while you are there.


Happy Birthday JJ

by ramintork on

Sorry I couldn't be there that night, but if you are planning to be in London we'll have that drink down the pub after all.



by ariane on

Best of Luck!

Is that Turkish restaurent in Bayswater?

London is awsome, enjoyable expereince. World of its own.

For making this website, u deserve to live in heaven with all them "houries". 





by PERS66 on

Happy Birthday J Shah,

may you have many more.





by anglophile on

Absolutely spiffing! Welcome back to the land of hope and glory. There are so many benefits in moving to London JJ.

  • First of all you'll learn some genuine English. You would drop that fake American accent - and pick up some fake English accent instead :)  BTW, American accent in England is viewed as sexy and modern by younger girls. Your spelling would become real. You'd regain your honour as the investigative journalist you once used to be and make London the centre of Persian blogging. Remember never ask where the rest room is. Loo, is the word.
  • Prepare yourself for many mornings of arse burning when you visit the loo to clear your system from last night's vindaloo. Always gulp down four or five pints of lager before going to London curry houses (Khan's of Bayswater is a bargain).
  • Your photopgraphy is that of a deeply depressed man battling with mid-life crisis. After all who comes all the way to London to take pictures of a coffee cup? London is a haven for the depressed. So, wouldn't be surprised if you become even more depressed. My only worry is that in your most depressed state you might become a target of those lefty Iranian women in their mid thirties looking to get out of England and have a spiffing time in SF (I am talkimg about the kind of lasses in Peyvand's circle). You are better off in Siamak's company. Who knows you may return to America with Mrs Javid No.3!

Have jolly good time old chap.


ps - beware of that Afagh guy and his band and give a call to Dizaei if you can.

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

amgw4 - it's not just the Iranians

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

A lot of AMERICANS born and bread are leaving this disaster called the USA. Even the military colleges are asking their students to take arabic and persian. A lot of academics have left the states too, when they are able to find work abroad. It will be interesting to see what happens.

maziar 58

que diablo!

by maziar 58 on

jj khosh be halet enjoy those BLOODY BRITS

few years ago had PT job in another state and after deducting my home state expenses was left with little to have BURRITTOS and cold water at a local 7-11 almost every day for 3 monthes.

eydet mobarak.  Maziar


Mind The Gap!

by Arthimis on

In whatever you do!!! :-)

Good Luck dear JJ, Please continue helping Free Iran and Iranians ( Be Omide Khoda...) and Be Well friend!

Best wishes,



Great city

by jasonrobardas on

  You need to cheer up JJ. The gloomy weather already got you down .


Bazam Engilisa!!

by masoudA on

nemidoonam eena az joon ma chi mikhan.   Een cheshm chap haye naghola.   JJ doroogh chera....zood bargard


A lot of Iranians are leaving the USA

by amgw4 on

due to the economy. Some go back to Iran, others to Europe.

Mona 19


by Mona 19 on

Happy Birthday Mr. Javid

My Gift to you

Mona ;)



Enjoy London

by anonymous111.2 on

It's a great city, although the lack of sunshine is always a depressing factor.  

Enjoy your stay.  And of course, do not forget to post some photos of the Persian stuff at the British Museum.   


Dear JJ

by amirkabear4u on

You must be really popular because you do not even live here but got yourself a job. People who are here all the time can not get a job let alone being in mexhico!!!!!!!

If I can be any help to you do not hesitate to let me know.

Good luck.

Fairness and Equality in Justice


Good Luck

by Cost-of-Progress on

I'm sure these 6 months will help you with your diet cause the food there sucks. (speaking from my 7 months experience living there)