Nadine Rajabi

Nadine discusses Persian moms and shopping, Omid's hair feather, and the inner monolgues of a Shah.

on Jan 27, 20130

Moving on to Asa's recording studio visit with legendary Persian singer Andy. Being from Orange County, I wasn't as integrated with Persians as much as our Shahs were. But there is one thing that I know about Persian music and that's Andy. He's like the Persian Tom Jones only his legions of female fans don’t throw their panties on stage -- they actually throw themselves.

Anyway, for Asa to be in the studio with him was a big get for her. No wonder she was so nervous. When the man with sunglasses tells you to sing the word PCH better, you do it! Hell, you’ll sing every highway on the map. Here’s what baffles me (and I’m in no way trying to hate on Asa): I don’t get how she can call herself the Persian Pop Priestess when she's NEVER PERFORMED LIVE?!? I feel like being the Persian Pop Priestess is a title you earn once you've achieved some notoriety for your music. Someone like Googoosh (the most famous Persian Idol) is someone that can carry that title. But Asa has to perform at least ONCE to even call herself a performer. Otherwise, she's just like every other Bravolebrity that thinks they can sing.

19 comments
L.I.oness
L.I.oness

Nadine, You nailed it on Mike's bad behavior, and although I'm no big GG fan, I agree that she held it together pretty well considering. Mike was completely out of line and ruined that dinner.

 

ym10
ym10

I agree 100% with the comment made by Bliss124!  GG was totally attacked by Asa and Mike was definitely at fault for starting it all!  They directed all the attention towards GG for holding a knife which she was just trying to remove from what could've ended up being a very violent situation.  If you listen closely Asa was being defensive from the beginning and said really negative things to GG during their argument.  Asa is being such a hater!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaggieC2ditto
MaggieC2ditto

I also had a toxic mother, and just wanted her love and approval sooooo bad.  But finally

my shrink told me when I was 40 that my mother was incapable of loving, not just me, but

anyone.  At that point I had to let her go.  I literally let her go out of my life.  Of course I

hated it, but in the end I finally understood, it wasn't me that was not good enough, she

just could never accept me.  And I got healthy, slowly, after that.  I hope MJ reads this or

comes to this realization some day soon.  

shysharon
shysharon

wow you are really in their heads! hilarious! where is this rich ghetto they are from?! scratching my head!

ruthmd
ruthmd

 I love your blogs!!! It reminds me of the comedian Jay, that would blog for RHONJ.  I cringe every time I see MJ and her mom.  She wants her mom to accept her so badly but doesn't get that affection.  

digitalcake
digitalcake

MJ: "where are pablos pills". brilliant

sydlevin
sydlevin

super raw and real episode! great recap--love your shopping texts from mom!

Bliss124
Bliss124

Mike, Asa, and Reza were TOTAL hypocrites tonight! How can they continue to blast GG for acting on her pinned up anger but give Mike a free pass? That kind of behavior shouldn't be acceptable from anyone in any situation under any circumstance. Asa is so transparent.  She and Reza completely glossed over Mike's provoking of the situation (standing up and puffing your chest out IS a physical threat of violence; hands can be weapons too, morons!), and opted to focus on GG's picking up the knife. These people don't even listen to GG; the whole time she tried to STOP the confrontation and kept saying "No, no!" And it seemed as if she was poking fun at herself when she said that she would be the only one to stab anyone.  She didn't lunge or point it at anyone.  They just want another excuse to rake her over the coals.  If you don't want to be around GG, fine, but be real about the reason--you don't like her and don't *want* to like her.  Stop trying to make like she's constantly attacking everyone. It's so childish! This chick can't win even when she's NICE.   And not everyone communicates the same way. Why does she have to call anyone to apologize? She's been willing to apologize in person on more than one occasion.  Why would that be any less sincere? GG has admitted to being very insecure and I truly believe she was reluctant to speak to Asa because she knew they weren't really cool yet. Does no one else find it odd to greet and kiss someone whom you've fought with before even talking it out first? I do! I think it'd be phony as hell to do otherwise!  And we know how much Asa can't stand anything phony because she's so REAL. Riiiight… That was just the ammunition Asa needed to hold on to her bitterness.   I'm sorry, but the way the majority of this group (whom are NO angels BY FAR) have used GG as a punching bag to elevate themselves this season has been disgusting to watch.  I am in no way excusing any wrong that GG has done, but this whole "We're good and GG's bad" routine that they've pulled almost every episode is beyond ridiculous.  They all need to take a good look in the mirror before judging GG so harshly:   Asa - You're high as a kite every episode, not because you're spiritual, but because your head has gotten so big that you're floating away. Reza - Take a break from huffing arm pits and making out with random strangers long enough to realize what a mean MAN you've become. Mike - Your ability to control your anger is no better than GG's! I can't even take you seriously anymore. You ALL need to grow up, not just GG!!

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

MJ and her Mom moments always make me tear up because I know what it is like to have a toxic parent.   I do hope therapy helps them both but more so MJ.

I don't know what path GG is on but in her quest to be a kinder gentler person, she is bound to slip back into the old GG.  Personally, I think Omid and her would not make for a lasting marriage.  Omid has such a huge ego.

Lilly and GG hanging together or too long could cause much trouble.  There is only room for one "queen" and neither want to share the spotlight.

Ah, Asa, the Persian Pop Princess (NOT).  I think like she said earlier in the season if you live and act a certain way (rich, famous) it will eventually happen. I think all we see as viewers is a snobbish uptight person who takes delight in passing wisdom and judgements on others.

Mike, while I agree, had a right to be upset at Omid over the rumors he may or may ot have spread, should have been man enough to call him out on it long before sitting down to dinner with "friends."

I have grown to not like Reza so much over this season.

eden7309
eden7309

@nadinerajabi @bravoandy  Love Nadine's recaps hysterical and fun to read

Sam64
Sam64

I didnt read this whole blog....way too long! Did I miss something? Are you on this show? You say when you meet Lilly....are you a future cast-member giving comments early?? I'm confused.

JaneGold
JaneGold

Love the texts from your mom!!! So like my mom ;) You are spot-on about Asa and the bizarre "self-title" of Persian Pop Priestess. Super bizarr-o.

Aswillia1
Aswillia1

You are soooo adorable and funny!

MSQueen56
MSQueen56

I, too, was very proud of GG in tonite's episode.  I am soooo over Asa -- she thinks that she is so special -- NOT!   The deal with her and her Diamond Water is just really out there.

Mike was totally out of line... pot calling kettle black?  Didn't he come to GG time after time about her anger and losing friends?

I LOVE MJ, and I felt sorry for her with her mother.  If her mother wouldn't have come back, I think MJ should have just wiped her hands of her.  Her mom has been so cruel to her in the past, and MJ keeps coming back for more.

Needless to say, GG and MJ are my favorites.  I like Reza but I feel that sometimes he acts like a jerk the way he treats MJ and GG.

I, too, can't wait for next week's episode.  Got my fingers crossed for GG.  Of course, some times I would lose it, too, the way Asa and others continuously act "holier than thou" with GG. 

 

NewYorkStateOfMind
NewYorkStateOfMind

 @Bliss124 Actually, you DO seem to be excusing GG.  You are pointing fingers at everyone BUT GG.  You are not doing her any favors.  Seriously. 

Bliss124
Bliss124

Well, I included spaces/paragraphs when I posted all that! Sorry :p

Emiliano2
Emiliano2

 @MSQueen56 Where do you suppose Omid got his information about Mike talking about him from? Take a wild guess.

 

NadaFan
NadaFan

 @Bliss124 You NAILED IT! All of it! and for once, I have nothing to add!