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, 20130

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. 

20 comments
Rebeccactn
Rebeccactn

GG has changed so much this season.  If it were the old GG, MJ would likely be in a hospital.

cindy.butler.140
cindy.butler.140

Asa after reading what you wrote you need 2 go back from where you came why can't ggs family camp all you guys talk about is getting college degrees and if you don't your no one. what a hypocrite and that head dress needs to go you look silly oh I forgot you are silly you talk about what I can buy my parents, diamond water and that dam art what kind of job do you have?

jules@1216
jules@1216

Asa, you are such a nice, calm strong lady, I wish you the very best on all your endeavors.. you deserve it. they are lucky to  have a good friend like u,

cgon1977
cgon1977

Of course GG kept her cool she was sober and at one of her gigs that she planned. GG never loses it at one of her gigs. 

cinchy
cinchy

"There has to be some law about not smoking while WHITE WATER RAFTING!"

 

She probably threw the butt in the river, too.  Bleh. 

 

"As for GG… I’m proud of her."

 

I am, too.  Apparently, therapy is working for her.

Toeknee
Toeknee

Mj....what pills are you on now...reza, who's life are you ruining now....Asa, are you a doctor now with that gaudy mask on....lmfao at that billboard

shysharon
shysharon

MJ is still on something is  my guess...she makes no sense whatsoever! Asa with that gold thing across her nose, also makes no sense! Hello, this is America! Her mother talks like a truckdriver and she's covering half her face? HUH???

Philosophy
Philosophy

Goodness Asa. What kind of a freak are you, covering your mouth with the gold necklace? 

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

the culture is interesting I take it as a learning experience

tjjpt
tjjpt

You sure come out fake with your gold mask and the diamond water.

DeeDee5304
DeeDee5304

I have to be honest; the best part of the show is when I see all the food. I really wish that somebody tell what type of food their having. I also wish they give recipes and name the food. I want to come through the TV and be a part of the show just to try the food.

LuvDeBar
LuvDeBar

Hilarious blog and so true.  MG is a busy body and completely annoying. 

damond123
damond123

Asa is a fake... She need to get off the show--very corny....

 

Oxford
Oxford

 @shysharon

 That is what makes American beautiful. We all come from different backgrounds and we are allowed to believe in any God we want or don't want. In American we have the ability to express ourselves anyway we want without prejudice. Shysharon where were you born?

Oxford
Oxford

 @Philosophy

Cannot believe the prejudice of most of the people regarding this situation. Once again, America let's you believe or not believe in any God, Buddha and Idol. That is why people die coming here. How dare  mock that which we don't understand. This is the reason why wars have gone on for years and years. Some just can't let go. I was lucky to be brought up in the USof A yet I'm ashamed about others who would point a finger from one religion to another. Don't we all worship God? 

 

 

 

 

Adoniat
Adoniat

 @DeeDee5304   Although not Persian...it's my favorite food.  I noticed that Gormeh Sabzi (stew) is served a lot which is usually served w/Tadiq(sp?)  which is the bottom of the rice that is browned w/oils and spices.  So good!  If you have a Persian restaurant around you anywhere you should try it :)

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

 @damond123

 I think Asa goes out of way to be different......she has the luck of being on Bravo she uses it as a opportunity to showcase her eclectic lifestyle

shysharon
shysharon

 @Oxford  @shysharon

 I did not say she isn't beautiful, nor did I mention religion, but I do agree we can express ourselves without prejudice, so what does where I was born have anything to do with anything? I just happen to think Asa is full of contradictions. Me, I was born here to immigrant parents. So I don't need to hear that I don't get it. I do get it.