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Ahmad Ardalan

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Ahmad Ardalan is an ongoing cancer fighter. He was born in Baghdad in 1979. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to Vienna, Austria, where he spent most of his childhood and underwent his primary studies. After his father's diplomatic mission finished at the end of 1989, he returned to Iraq, where he continued his studies and graduated from the University of Dentistry. As a result of the unstable political, military, social, and economic conditions in his home country, Ahmad decided to leave Iraq and move to the UAE. After facing difficulties to pursue his career in dentistry, he opted to pursue employment in the business world. Since then, Ardalan has held several senior roles within the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, ...more

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A hopeful dream....

After staring at the ceiling for more than an hour, I was finally asleep, but I wasn’t in my dream.
I was walking and walking beside a small stream, and only stopped as I saw a big rounded tree. What made me stop was that the tree had leaves the size of a palm. Bigger then any size I had seen in my life.
I stepped under its shade looking closer at the magical tree and found that my name was car... Read more of this blog post »
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The Art Collector of Le Marais by Ahmad Ardalan
“Why do you paint, Akram?” I asked. “What—”

“Close your eyes, Sebastian,” he said, stopping me. “Just for a minute, close them and tell me what you see.”

I did as he asked and answered, “Nothing, just black.”

He tilted my head a bit to the west. “Open them now and find the blessing of vision. This abundance, the explosion, the mixture of colors, the movement, life passing by… See the sun setting? What colors can you find in the sea? Surely there are blue and gray, but don’t you also see that darker gray, light green, even black? Look at the hues of the sun drowning in the sea, melting in oranges, reds, purples. Look at those trees over there. Look at the waves, at me, at your hands, the eyes of your friends. Now, must you still ask me why I paint?” Akram replied. He then left me and walked to the tip of the yacht to enjoy the sunset and the breeze.

“Artists,” I mumbled to myself.”
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"What a great read. I don’t even know how I found it but am glad I did. Love reading of other places and times, and this story was just a great mix of all the best elements. "
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"I was always happy to find books that are set in the Middle East as well as my homeland prior to present disorder but during peacetime, and this one brought tears to my eyes! One of the best books I have ever read till now!!! I couldn’t put it dow..." Read more of this review »
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“After staring at the ceiling for more than an hour, I was finally asleep, but I wasn’t in my dream.
I was walking and walking beside a small stream, and only stopped as I saw a big rounded tree. What made me stop was that the tree had leaves the size of a palm. Bigger then any size I had seen in my life.
I stepped under its shade looking closer at the magical tree and found that my name was carved at its big trunk.
I was still surprised and bewildered at my finding when I felt the tree shake and a leaf fell in front of me. I was about to pick it up when more and more leaves started to fall, Leaving
the tree with only half of the leaves. I tried my best to stop my tree from shaking when I woke up from my dream. I was breathing heavily. My heart was beating fast. I was soaked.

“My life, The leaves are falling one by one from my life.”
I said to myself, as I closed my eyes hoping for my life to find spring again.”
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He voted for: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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“I believe in Love, and I know love conquers all.”
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“You asked if I loved her?
I can't even whisper her name, my heart would burst out of my chest.”
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message 16: by Kathy

Kathy Thanks for the request :)


Maria Kaye Hi, thanks for the friend request Ahmad!


message 14: by Robert

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Ahmad.


message 13: by Erin

Erin Thanks for the friend request.


message 12: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you for being my friend Ahmad :)))


message 11: by Thomas

Thomas Hello Ahmad! Thank you so much for your friendship here on GR! I look forward to hearing about what you're reading. Have a wonderful week!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Sandra Hi Ahmad,
Thanks for the friend-invite!


Sophia Thank you for the friend request, Ahmad!


message 7: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan Dustin wrote: "Hi, Ahmad!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for the friend request, I appreciate it.


Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!"


Thanks a lot. Enjoy your week as well.


message 6: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan ☆~Stephanie ~☆ wrote: "Thanks Ahmad for the friend invite! :-]"

Most Welcome!


☆~Stephanie ~☆ Thanks Ahmad for the friend invite! :-]


Dustin Hi, Ahmad!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for the friend request, I appreciate it.


Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!


message 3: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan إسراء wrote: "Thanks for the addition. I'm honored.

Can't wait to read your book!"


You are welcome!


إسراء Thanks for the addition. I'm honored.

Can't wait to read your book!


Khalid Almoghrabi كل عام وانت بخير يا أحمد :) أعاده الله عليك بالصحة والعافية


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