Rather, we were given every ‘allusion’ that she was Iranian – mentions of Ghormeh Sabzi and Farsi class, her fondness of Iranian men, and an introduction to her Persian Jewish boyfriend.She and her Iranian co-worker and roommate, Nazy Farnoosh, spoke of their close friendship because of their similar backgrounds, but again, there was no distinction made between Nazy being Iranian and Durrani being Afghan.
Therefore, both her names scream Afghan, and are very patriotic, to say the least. However, Durrani quickly clarified on her Twitter account that she gets confused for Iranian, but is in fact, Afghan.
Tara’s Taiwanese friend received a greeting card from her American boyfriend, and was disappointed.
In Taiwan and China, it’s more typical to give a concrete gift.
Tara puzzled over whether the boyfriend was adhering to an American custom or just being cheap.
“If I remember right,” she wrote, “my friend’s b-day [birthday] gift is also a card…” But that’s one of the perils of dating in the U. – there are few rules to dictate what is the “proper” behavior.