Asa is clearly jealous of Lily for some reason and is not being "real" herself, and why is she laughing at GG now when she acts crazy, she's such a hypocrite.
Yachting all day on the same waters my wonderful father sailed in his youth. Such a wonderful day hanging out with my friends. Away from the B.S. and in this beautiful place enjoying each other’s love and company. Princess Island was so relaxing and charming. Every restaurant was a seafood restaurant, and I was in heaven!
Asa is clearly jealous of Lily for some reason and is not being "real" herself, and why is she laughing at GG now when she acts crazy, she's such a hypocrite.
I didn't like your treatment of Lilly at the reunion. It's not just your comments about the makeup, the hair or the lashes, it was your whole attitude to her. When she was upset, you discarded her and kind of "shooed" her away. Peace and love to all, right? Maybe that is how she is "real." And look at how you treated her. Just because someone doesn't act exactly the way you want them to, Asa, doesn't mean they should be treated like that. Quit ganging up on her and show her some friendship. You say, "I've tried, I've tried." According to the show you've only just met her not too long ago! How much could you really have tried?!
stating on PUBLIC TELEVISION THAT IRAN IS NOT A DANGEROUS PLACE IS UNBELIEVABLE ! THAT'S ABSOLUTELY CRAZY ?!!
Asa something you need to know about Turkey, the Burka/Niqab is actually against the law and they're not too fond of the hijab either. To say people need to respect the customs of a middle eastern country, when those women wearing the Burka are violating the law, is ridiculous. Your comment may be valid in another country, but certainly not Turkey.
I think Lilly was very wise to keep herself to herself as all of you showed your true colors and what being a friend to any of you means.
I would not put it past any of you (especially enlightened Asa) to take whatever vulnerability she might have exposed and use it against her, and that suspicion was proved correct. Lilly was attempting to express what she was feeling, through tears and even then you accused, attacked and disparaged her for not being real.
Lilly was trying to explain herself and in that moment you chose to alienate her even more, how fake is that coming from someone preaching love, happiness and togetherness. Of all people Asa the way you try represent yourself as some sort of "Earth Mother, healing the world" , in that respect perhaps you failed more so than anyone else. Re-examine what you are trying to be, because the negative energy you put out through words, it is bound to come back at you…one would think you know this already.
The comments here have all be so correct about you. Before you preach, you need to learn ALOT of self-awareness and your own relationship with reality…
When you live in a glass house its best not toss around verbal stones.
Asa, I think that the two-part trip to Turkey was perhaps the best on BRAVO ever!I think that you were terrible to Lilly on the Reunion. Lilly is a newcomer. She does not have history with the group. She doesn't drink and she is a quieter and different type of person. Your group is very tight and very tough. You all are so focused on yourselves you cannot take in what someone who is different from you is trying to say. I think that Lilly could be a good friend if you would help each other along and try to understand her instead of judging her. Thanks for the wonderful trip and for sharing the time with your family.
Asa-you were a completely self-righteous, judgmental bitch to Lilly at the reunion. Of anyone on the show who comes across as fake, you would be at the top of the list. Why should you care if she enjoys dressing up and making up her face?
I commend Lily for stepping away from this bunch. I too, was very disappointed in how you especially, treated her. You talked about her "costume". Really?! You said that to her?! Lily is who she is, and has remained that way from the start. You all get your digs in when it comes to Gigi's drinking and how she should slow it down, why can't anyone commend Lily for not drinking, and making a fool out of herself. Seems to me that anyone with any integrity on this show, like Lily, get's shunned simply because they choose not to be a drunken, ghetto fabulous fool.
Asa, you accuse Lilly of not being "real". You of all people are the least "real" of all of you. As for her using this show to promote her business, all the people on the Bravo shows do just that. You are just as guilty, your Diamond Water, your music, your "art", etc. So perhaps you should just back up and take a really long look in the mirror before you start accusing anyone of what you accused Lilly of.
Asa, you were my favorite until the reunion. Every single thing you accused Lilly of doing YOU have done. If anyone is using this show to advance and promote themselves...it's YOU. From your lunatic water to your singing and art! I don't like you any more!
I agree with comments from zgma and kurly01... You tell Lilly to keep it real by not wearing makeup but you appear to wear just as much as she does. She is keeping it real, she loves to dress up, wear extensions and be made up. That is her real self. To not wear all that stuff to please you would make her fake. You do more self promoting than everyone else, Diamond Water, your art show etc.
Asa do you know what real is? From the diamond water (lol) to the living art or whatever that display you had. Real well the only thing real about you is your real big a.
Asa, I've always liked and respected you. That said...I was more than disappointed in the way you treated Lilly at the reunion. You said she wasn't being real, that she's only interested in promoting herself through the show but, aren't you guilty of the same? The world watched while you started your Diamond Water factory, GIGI promotes her fake hair line, Reza and Mike promote their real estate business, etc, etc. You were so over the top in your rudeness toward Lilly and for the first time, GG was the only logical person at the table with her statement, "Can't we help her open up?" I hope you watch this episode closely and realize that you really owe her an apology. Of all the people to use the show this season for self-promoting their business, I saw you do it more than anyone else. Very disappointed in how you have acted. One more thing....how does someone wearing full hair and makeup make them not real??? I don't remember seeing you without full hair and makeup throughout the whole season and then there is that ridiculous gold thing you wear over your face...is that being real??? I think not.
I like Asa on the show but I do think she is delusional about her career and immature and unrealistic to think herself a princess when she is not one only in her mind. I think she should use he education to benefit her people that she loves so much instead of pursuing things that seem to benefit no one but herself
I guess I kinda like Asa....she seems to really be all about family. So glad her mom got to be with her.
...And I LOVE the beautiful tresses!!! There's so much, I hope your neck doesn't get sore.
Keep up the good work.
It was very touching. Unfortunately Asa ruined it with her over the top arm waving and drama. She's a very masculine mess.
Probably the most powerful reality show moments ever. Your Mother is nothing short of awesome & what a lovely experience you gave her.
I used to be a fan of yours until I saw the reunion. 1. Just because you say "I don't want to be mean to you", or "Not to dis..."... you are doing exactly that. Just because you are to say in your words "real" doesn't mean you get to throw people under the bus. You joined the gang against Lily and it showed. Who the hell are you to judge anyone...you know.. being real and all.
This was a very touching episode re the trip to Turkey. I knew nothing about the political refugees' feelings about Iran until I watched this reality show.
Asa, you lack self-awareness. You were extremely rude to Lily at the reunion. Being a "real" person has nothing to do with whether or not someone enjoys wearing wigs or makeup. You come off as pretentious and self-serving. You and your friends have a lot of growing to do. Gigi was the only one who logically said something like, "Why don't we help Lily..." Good question.
Hi Asa, what a touching episode, Im glad you got to see Iran from afar and if you really wanted you can go to Iran you could, I know people who were 10x more connected to the shah than your father and have gone back and some actually never left and live there now so your fathers background would not be a problem. However, being on this show and living an Americanized life style and views might be problematic but then again it hasn't stopped the other cast members from going back.
Hi Asa: You looked great at the reunion, but I thought you were too hard on Lilly. I hope you really help her open up and welcome her back with open arms. I think if you're trying to be the best you can be, then you will.
Asa, I just wanted to say that I didn't like you much last season. It seems that this season you are the voice of maturity, peace, and reason! I love this side you!! Please don't change! And I was so moved by the episodes on your trip to Turkey. I cried! The love that your family has for one another is priceless! Your mother is a fierce, brave, and beautiful woman. She reminds me so much of my mother. I love you!!!
It was an amazing episode for sure. But if I hear you correctly....now you are blaming your inability to go back to visit Iran on being a feminist? I'm sorry but you keep changing your story. Look, if you don't want to go visit or don't feel comfortable or safe...don't! But coming up with a different bogus excuse everytime is not 'keeping it real' as you say. What you say in your blog about Iran has some truth to it, but if you really think that Iranian goverment officials are over there looking at your 'art' salivating to get their hands on you...you are delusional.
In fact, after just watching the 1st part of the reunion, your comment to Lily about being 'real' if she wants a friendship?.....I just wanted you to understand...you are not the 'Real Police' by any means. Most of the season was such a bs water commercial from you. Along with your persecuted refugee identity, you're 'friendship' flip flopping to apease whatever Reza's mood is that day ..your overinflated ego...you were by no means keeping it real.
You are a good person with a good heart, which showed towards the end. But you need to stop pretending to be the judge and jury on what's real because you haven't fully embraced it yourself.
I'm glad you decided to dedicate one more blog to this episode.. I definitely Like this blog better than your first.... I didn't feel like you gave your trip the justice or importance it deserved by dedicating half your first blog to Mike and his reactions to the culture... This episode was important enough on its own... There is no room for cattiness.. I totally understand you not wanting to risk going back into Iran.. Leaving a country as a refugee leaves so many legal doors open as to what they could do to you, should you ever return.... I would never take that risk...
@sunnymia Sunny, well I agree with you on one thing: I think Lily should stay with the group. She really does say it like she thinks it is, and I am begining to like her for that. However, I agree with Asa that when one thing went wrong Lily backed of and started throwing knives.
Everyone knows that when people throw knives, you have to throw them back!
@fairytell Well she's a normal straight Iranian girl and probably proud of her heritage and loves that country. So cut her some slack. Everybody like sweets dont they?
@fairytell Every country is "dangerous" if you break their laws. Don't be naive.
@Socialebritey_SF Very well said!
@Socialebritey_SF You're absolutely correct. What's bad, for me, is that I really liked Asa. For that matter, I really liked Reza and his great sense of humor. I didn't like MJ, but I get why she is the way she is. She needs healing, and Reza's right behind her in needing healing.
Asa has no excuse. She doesn't come from a broken home. She preaches Mother Earth and Peace, but when it comes right down to it, she's shallow and takes cheap shots.
I guess it's time for me to move on. I've loved watching the show for the past three years, but I just don't like those three people anymore. They're just too mean and selfish to watch. I was thinking that there's a lot of other great tv to watch. Honestly, I wish them well, I wish for them to realize that they can be better people, but it's just time for me to move on. It's too bad that they've caused me to lose interest in the show that I so much enjoyed, but sometimes good things have to come to an end.
@kurly01 You just have to remember Asa's singing on stage jumping around and Lilly was right there cheering her on. ASA YOU CAN NOT SING. I guess that was real. How about the gold coins buried under the front entrance. I guess that was real also.
@kurly01 Yeah she said Lilly would not go out without her costume(meaning full makeup). Just look at the garb that Asas comes out in. You could not even hear the reunion show without her bracelets clanking. She is so unaware of her own demons but she can sure point out other peoples shortcomings.
@mercedes7 Wonder if those tresses are all real or if she wears any kind of extensions to fluff it up..if so, isn't she fake?
Its like pointing something out to someone, then following it up with "just kidding!"... You just don't want to be vulnerable for your words. Don't hide behind pretenses.
@kwallace Don't put Much negative about Asa or they won't print it. I have elaborated 2 times about the things Asa said at the reunion and they will not print it. No bad words just observations. It's not like Shas blogs are overrun with comments. Someone is protecting ASA.
@kwallace Well said kwallace. There is nothing "real" about ASA... I think she'd love to make the show all about her so she can do her costume changes and go on and on about nothing. Lilly has so much going for her that ASA is nothing in comparison and she knows it. She just wants to eliminate the competition.
@kwallace Yes! Asa talked about how Lilly came to lunch in her costume (dress nicely). Who has more costumes than Asa? Really Asa. The over the top bracelets All you could hear during the reunion show was the clanking of Asa's bracelets. Lilly came to lunch and still had fake eyelashes so big deal. Asas how much black can you put around your eyes and you always string something in your hair or across your face. You always accuse Lilly of the very same thing that you are doing. KEEPING IT REAL! Your art show with pictures you pasted on the wall as you pranced around in a pageant dress. You never keep it real. You also said the Lilly didn't want to be your friend she just wanted to be on Shas. Well he!! that's what all the rest of you want also. Let's face it MJ has always been jealous of Lilly and now Asa is. If you had been taught anything when you were growing up you should have known to be nice to the new kid. The fact is you all have been rude to Lilly.
@kwallace Indeed. Asa's not the Spiritual person she claims to be.
Lilly is a victim. Asa just chooses to further victimize her, instead of doing the Spiritual thing, which would be to talk to her in a reasonable way and to help her. Asa wasn't reasonable. She lashed out at Lilly. That's not what a good priestess does. I hope Asa looks deep within herself and realizes that she was wrong to treat Lilly that way. Even that Mean Girl Reza was nicer to Lilly than Asa was. Even he said that he'd be willing to have a talk with Lilly to try to mend things. That's more than Asa the "Priestess" did.