Nadine Rajabi

Ep 4: Why is it so hard for MJ to apologize and so easy for GG to pitch a tent?!

on Nov 27, 2013

This week Reza’s idea to lure MJ into making up with GG ended up as camping with the Persian Griswolds. Someone needs to tell him that you can’t make people kiss and make-up. Before I get to the infamous “spa trip,” I’d like to dispel a couple myths that were mentioned in this episode. 

Myth No. 1 

Persians don’t camp….

Yes, our people are from the desert, but our idea of camping is waiting outside a department store on Black Friday. 

GG and her family are special circumstance Persians, kind of like seeing a Persian child with two eyebrows. You just don’t see them that often. 

Myth No. 2

Not all Persians like to have their face covered…

Yes, since the revolution, women have had to cover up and Iran’s taken a step backward, but someone needs to tell Asa that a gilded bird flu mask is not a fashion accessory. 

AND NOW I’d like to take time to do a graphic blog ode to Asa about what happened on this very special episode of Shahs of Sunset

MJ loves to do weird things with her body—be it sticking a tube in her butt to get the poop out or freeze her face, she’ll do it. 

And she’ll do it while wearing underwear!

Little did she know she’d have to pack a lot more than underwear for where she’s going next…

Next, Mike proved that he could negotiate like a banshee. 

What did we learn from all of this? $45K is way too much for a bus sticker, and $35K isn’t…

Persian school of negotiation from Mike? If all else fails and the ol’ “my girlfriend’s Italian, you’re Italian” trick doesn’t work… negotiate everything like you’re buying a car. Just pretend like you’re walking away from a deal and get $10,000 off your bus sticker, or as I like to call it an expensive bumper sticker.

Listen, Mike’s brother may be able to fill a cavity, but I bet he can’t negotiate like Mike. If Mike’s mom had seen him talk down the bus guy with the blue loafers, she would have been proud. Nonetheless, we saw some movement from mom this episode—hopefully her support will grow. 

THEN we learned that Asa is taking a break from music for a hot minute and throwing herself out there to do a gallery show. She wants to tell a story of her childhood through images, like a video installed art piece from the time she was born until the time she moved to L.A. when she was 15. 

Only problem is, just like her music, she’s never done anything like this before. Asa is a pioneer in her own right. Last season, she performed her first concert, she chanted her way to the perfect diamond, and now she wants to do an art installation in record time. Good on her!

Once piece of advice: If she wants to tell a story, she should remove the mouthpiece. 

While Asa was out fighting the Persian bird flu, MJ and Reza finally made it to the American River. 

How MJ didn’t know they weren’t going to a spa was beyond me. Yes, MJ, you will get a whirlpool, it’ll just be in the American River.