I had dinner with my friend Sarah Takesh at L'atmosphere. She is a Persian entrepreneur that started a fashion line (Tarisan and Blinkley) employing Afghan women. The restaurant is the getaway from the usual Kabul life. It seems to offer balance to westerners that live in Kabul and let them get away from the strict social rules that they have to adhere to and follow.
I had a surprise guest at our table. Asma Nasseri. She works in Kabul for the UN and is the baby sister to 2 of my very close friends Ozair and Nilab. Sarah and Asma are both X Berkeley'ites and we had a blast chatting about the old days.
Also my Cousin Mustafa and Sarah's friend Saad attended dinner. Saad runs a TV program called Tolo and he has been in hot seat these days because his camera men have been showing the members of parlament napping, literally picking their noses and yawning during important session. They are trying to call his TV unislamic. Dinner was fun, great conversations that shifted from politics to art and fashion and to social issues. Something that just doesn't happen in NY.