Archive | October 2012

Preserving North American Historic Architecture and It’s Landmarks

In recent news, I heard about a few landmarks in Toronto Canada will be shut down like Casa Loma because of Money, and that is a great course of concern for me. This is a big problem and it needs to be addressed. In North America, it seems to me that whenever a landmark gets old, or buildings get old with Historic Architecture, and when buildings get outdated, they automatically think its okay to demolish it or shut it down and build modern looking buildings that destroy a historic building and a site which was once a vital part of history. It is not right to tamper with historical monuments and buildings because when we look back in history books and pictures, people will wonder what happened to those buildings? Historians and those who are becoming historians and studying archeology and other forms of history subjects, it is important to preserve our history and not rebuild something new.

In All of Europe and some middle eastern countries, they are doing their best to conserve, preserve and make sure that artifacts, buildings, museums and other important parts of a country’s history does not fade away and that is exactly what North America is doing. A Hockey Arena the Maple Leaf Gardens were converted to a grocery store and a department store, it is not a cool thing to do, I’d rather it be there as a museum of Hockey history, rather than it being destroyed and used for other things. A lot of people were not happy about that. What I am saying is that, when a piece of history gets destroyed, that is something that Is not good for the future of Canada or the United States of America. Preserving and making sure that these are well kept so that future generations can visit and learn about it through history books, and set up trips to go see these monuments, buildings and actually get a feel of history. I am not saying that each historical monument or building is shut down or destroyed, but I am talking about the ones that are. It is crucial and vital for our identity as North Americans, and that is a big piece of the puzzle. If we destroy history, then what will we teach to our future generations?

This really alarmed me and I felt the need to share it with you all. It is important to raise awareness to stop from these things happening. We all need to do our best to prevent history from fading away and preserve it as much as possible.

Thoughts and Prayers For The Hurricane Sandy Victims & Affected Areas

Hello Everyone,

I’d like to extend my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the Hurricane Sandy Storm going around in the east coast and other parts of the world. I hope everyone is safe and has enough survival supplies in case things get really ugly. Hope everyone stays safe, and if you do not have to go out, please do not. Stay safe in your homes and if there is a real emergency going on, call 911 or your local emergency number and notify local authorities. For now stay warm and stay safe and secure in your homes. There have been reports of sharks swimming in the New Jersey New York Areas. be careful while in the water and please be cautious. This is a community effort, so please help each other out and be a team. work together, and if there is falling leavings that are being caught around the sewer drains, please remove the leaves and any debris around it and make the flow of the water go easy because there will be localized flooding if that is not taken care of. This is a time where everyone must help each other like everyday. Thousands of flights have been cancelled due to the storms and many airports have been on shutdown and have been evacuated. If it is not important and if you do not have to be out, just do yourself a favour and be home.

For safety precautions, I think it is important that work and school be cancelled to prevent accidents, to prevent loss of life and to prevent danger.

God bless everyone and just be safe.

Sincerely,

Talin Orfali – WordPress.com

I Can’t Wait to Make My Own Strawberry Ice Cream

I have been so excited to make my own ice cream that I want to start with my own Strawberry Ice Cream. When it comes to Ice Cream, I get super happy about it and knowing what I put into my ice cream makes me a lot happier. I don’t know the type of chemicals and preservatives they use in Store bought ice cream, but no more of that. I am going to make this ice cream more healthier and put real fruits into my ice cream. Yes there is sugar involved too, but not as much as what they put in regular ice cream.I am going to make a lot of it and then put it in a different ice cream container and put it in the freezer. I will be getting the ingredients. I just love working with different gadgets in the kitchen. It is where I spend most of my time with baking, cooking and so much more. Its the central place of the house. Anyway, I will be posting the Strawberry Ice Cream recipe soon. Thank you and all the best!

Envisioning My Big Break In The Future – Optimism Is Key To Success

In recent months and within this one year that I have been on WordPress writing blogs and committing myself to a world of writing, and outreaching to the general public of the internet and the world, I began to envision my big break for the plans I have in the future. I have big plans for my life in the next few years and it is important to sort it out and taking extra steps to being initiative in everything. I have time and time again brought up being on Talk shows on Television, I have spoke about getting myself out there and publish my posts to perspective newspaper companies around the globe and I know I can offer a lot and put my cards on the table to get to where I want to be in my life and I believe that each and everyone of us have a passion in life and something that we want to achieve and strive to get on up there with our goals and succeed with everything we have and putting our energy into things we want to excel in. With all that said, optimism is the key to success with an enthusiastic approach, the right attitude, and having the will to do everything in my power to succeed in life.

My passion is ultimately writing, and my passion is to make a difference in the world, getting my gigs on these television talk shows such as Ellen DeGeneres whom I have tremendous respect for, who has such a successful television show and someone whom I have grown fond of for several years now. She is someone I can get along with, and her humor, her personality traits, the way she cares so much for people, the way she helps so many people is something out of this world. When her show finishes, there is a production called, “A Very Good Production” and that is exactly what her show is and it says it all in those 4 words. Meeting her and being on her show would make me the happiest woman in the world. She always talks about bully prevention, she always talks about very important issues in our world, and her monologues are excellently done in a tasteful manner which I absolutely adore with all my heart, mind and soul. She incorporates dancing and getting the audience to dance with her with including them, giving 12 days of giveaways during Christmas and other times during the year. I’d love to one day meet her and get to know her one on one. She is such a beautifully spirited person who touches so many lives and she has touched mine in words, I cannot even express. Thank you Ellen DeGeneres for making life so enjoyable for so many of your fans across the world, thank you for being with us for an hour on Television, for making us laugh, for making us realize the importance of living life to the fullest. I wish Ellen the best with good health and may she smile, laugh and dance always.

There is so much I envision for my life and envisioning on positive and happiness for future is something I really enjoy. I have had a lot of time to myself this past week, and I have been having these scenarios in my mind and dreaming about making it big in the world, and getting myself known out there with good intentions, with the intention of making a big difference in the world with important issues and the prevention of problems in society with bullies, and other serious issues in regards to the well-being of people and the way things are handled. I believe that I can do something good for our world, and I am super confident with my willingness to do my best in society, reach out to those in need of a friend, to those who need someone to talk to, and those who feel lonely to make them feel a part of society and welcoming them to a new world of lovely and friendly people who still exist in our world and there are some really nice people in our world. We just have to look past with what happens and move forward with life.

Envisioning is always a good thing, I do it all the time and now more frequently. I believe and know that all of us can do the same with our lives. Live life the way it is intended and envision everyday. All the best and I wish you nothing but the best.

Bible Studies Have Resumed At My Armenian Church – I Am So Happy About That

I was at An Armenian/English Bible Study this past Thursday evening and Hayr Sourp(The Priest) taught us about the Tree Of Life, and the Tree of Life is Jesus Christ and it is important to gather youth and young adults together to hear Gods word and be together to eat from the Tree Of Life.

Bible studies have resumed for young adults and youth sessions, Every Thursday at 9pm at St Mary’s Armenian Church at 45 Hallcrown Pl. Toronto, Ontario — www.stmarytoronto.com

Verses from The Bible.
John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”

Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God,

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Everyone is welcome to The studies. It is educational, yet wonderful. Come make new friends, and be part of it all. It is interactive, and beautiful.

 

 

I Have Missed A Few Days Of Blogging

Hello All, I apologize, that I missed a few days of blogging, but I am back and fully ready to resume to my daily blogging task. I have missed you all and I miss interacting with the world. So much has happened, but I am back to the swing of things. I just want to say that, we all have times where we experience times where we cannot perform tasks due to some personal reasons, but then again when the time is right, we shine back up again and get back up on our feet again. I just want to say never give up and never stop doing what you love doing and go for it. Sometimes we may have breakthroughs and that is normal. We all go through times in our lives where a few days of rest is needed to cleanse the mind, body and soul and back to civilization once again and reality sets in. It was the case for me. I feel bothered because I missed 3 days of blogging, but now, that is behind me and I look forward to spending more days with you and writing more and more everyday from this day forward. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Will be blogging again tomorrow and the next day and everyday…

So Many Talk Shows These Days, But Where is The Quality?

I cannot believe the amount of talk shows there is on TV these days. Ricki Lake, Jeff Probst, Anderson Cooper, The Talk, amongst other TV talk shows. It is crazy, but where is the quality? They all seem to have the same type of genre in all their talk shows and cannot differentiate them from each other.  Too much saturation and too much quantity than quality in my opinion. I like talk shows like “The Talk” Ellen DeGeneres, Marilyn Denis show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors. They have great quality and I really enjoy them as for nightly entertainment I love Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon. Jay Leno has the headlines, the jaywalking and everything else which I like. Anyway, today I am going keep this short and sweet to recognize great TV Talk Shows…. Many thanks.

I Will Never Fly With United Airlines Again

On the night of October 18th, 2012, I had embarked on United Airlines from Las Vegas, Nevada to Cleveland Ohio for a layover to where we were supposed to fly to our final destination to Buffalo International airport, which never happened. We were supposed to fly out by 8:30am from Cleveland to make it to Buffalo at almost 10am in the morning, but that never happened. They kept announcing that there is a delay, the plane has not arrived from Newark, New Jersey, and kept making us wait and wait, and then the announced that the plane has arrived, but we have to wait again until 10:30am to board our plane, that never happened either. At this point, people started getting really mad and saying, can’t we just board any plane to buffalo? The Airline personnel were very rude to people, and not being professionals at all, and they were carrying on and laughing, thinking they are all that, while people are sitting around when they are doing nothing for anybody. After that, they asked for 2 volunteers to stay back because of overbooking on a plane. How can a plane be overbooked when seats are assigned? No flight should be overbooked, which I find to be ridiculous and strange. Now, that is not enough, and now United Airlines delayed us again at 12:20pm. Now we all started to get really mad.

These disabled people were also treated with disrespect and were left stranded too. Now I started to get really mad, and I went up to the counter at the gate and I just reeled into them and this man started yelling and the police were called to keep the peace. Now at this point, I got really angry because We needed to get home and our car was left in Buffalo. Now the idiots at the airline counter made another announcement that freaked people out, you don’t announce that the plane is broken and for faulty wiring. They did not handle it in a professional manner at all. They should be fired. You just have to say, due to maintenance issues, we must keep the plane grounded, so we regret to inform you that the flight has been cancelled. that is all they had to say to people. Not the plane is broken. People got freaked out and right away were trying to find alternate travels. Now, here is the part I really hated. They knew what was happening with the plane, so they kept us at the gate for such a long time where we could have found another alternate transportation until then. So another flight would have not been available until Monday, we said NO WAY, were renting a car and driving to Buffalo which took another 4 to 5 hours. So we went back got our luggage and made our journey to the rental car place, got the rental and out we went. It was a very very long day and plus being treated terribly by this airline with no dignity and respect on top of that.

If I don’t have to travel to the United States and take American based Airlines, I will not because United Airlines sucks and I will never travel with them again. I will take other airlines that are not American but then again I have family and friends in the states. The Airline personnel in Cleveland, Ohio are very rude and they laugh at people and give people these looks. Plus paying 25 bucks for checked baggage is a total rip off and they said, they cannot reimburse you for your checked baggage. Are they kidding me? and the planes are so uncomfortable. Everything was perfect up until the last day. It took over 26 hours until we got home. It was crazy and we were dead tired as we never slept a wink. They are such money hungry people and they gave us a joke voucher for 10 bucks  each for breakfast and what did that cover? Barely nothing we had to give them more, and everything is expensive at the airport. It is unbelievable. We were starving and didn’t care. we just ate the breakfast, left to go back to our gate and we still had a delay then cancellation. Then we made friends with other frustrated passengers and we all became a team and started mouthing off and yelling and bickering. I really felt for the girl who broke her ankle in Vegas and had to get home. She was so upset and crying. They didn’t care about her either. What a drama it was. Then they give us 300 bucks each for a voucher to use within one year with another United Airlines flight, but I will never step foot on another United Airlines plane again. United States needs to improve A LOT on Air travel. It sucks and airport and plane travel is no fun anymore!

Missing Montreal More and More Everyday

I can’t even begin to put it into words on how much I miss Montreal. A whole lot. I have been listening to my favourite tunes when I used to put it on my way to Montreal and it makes me miss it even more. I can’t bare the thought of not being able to go to Montreal and not driving on my highway 401 East in Ontario, Canada. Due to some circumstances, I am unable to go until next year. I started to cry today and I realized how much I miss it, But I have pictures and memories that will last me a life time. I am in love with my happy place. I miss it very much and especially my friends there. I need to see them very much. I know that friendship works both ways and they can also come to my city and see me too, which a lot of people have told me that. They said Talin, if you mean so much to them, let them come and visit you for a change and you not go to Montreal as much as you did. In a way I agree with them because it works both ways and friendships from a distance works only if people work at it, But then again I feel like I am missing a big part of my life by not going to Montreal. I have so much on the go and I am unable to make it, but I will be soon and next year is just around the corner and I look forward to going. It is going to be bittersweet because I have been away for so long. Time to make a good visit down….. That will be soon….

Love them all.

So Blessed With All My Experiences In Travel

There is so much I am blessed with and I am so happy to share it with you today. I am so blessed about my experiences in travel and in the past weeks and months, There have been people who have asked me so many questions on travel and so many things and I have helped them with the best of my ability and they came back from their trips so happy and thrilled. They gave feedback and told me that I was there travel consultant. That made me feel so incredible, and so blessed. I want to be able to cater to people, assist them in their travels, and whatever questions they have, I will do my best to answer them. I feel I am a great asset to any travel company out there and I feel though I have enough credentials to get out there to help people and to make a difference in someones travel plans and no matter how big the airport or how small the airport is, no matter where the travel hubs are, and so on and so forth, I am here to assist at anytime. If you would like to know about certain documents, visa’s, passport validation, among tickets, and so many things, I am here always to help you and I am honored to do so. Traveling is one of my favourite things in life and getting out there to explore the world is what I love to do and help people too. Thank you.

I Only Exist To People When They Need Something From Me

Isn’t it funny how the human interaction works? Isn’t it crazy how things have turned out to be, and existing in some people’s lives only when needed? I have been through heck and back for that. People do not realize how bad it is to use people for their own benefit and nothing to show for. It is not nice at all to put someone to the side when they are not needed. It is not a good feeling at all, and I have been through it a lot and I have experienced a lot of people tossing me to the side. It has happened so much to me, that I never really noticed it until recently. Because when people have a good heart, when people are raised with good values, that is something that people never say no to or hardly ever say no. I know I have brought this topic up a lot about being used and everything, but nobody can really tire of hearing it, because it is an eye opener. Never be afraid to say no, and if they decide to not to want to talk to you or involve you in their lives, then so be it. You don’t need people in your life that will use you, and abuse your good nature and go on with their lives. It is not a nice thing to do. People need to start learning that material growth is not always going to get people anywhere and I do not like materialistic people who just need things and don’t care about people. Time to say no and time to pick yourself up and realize that this world has become greedy with some greedy people. Not cool at all. Save yourself a lot of hurt and only put those people in your life who actually are worth being part of it without materialism and being used. All the best in your relationships!

You know what’s beautiful? Read the first word again.

Often people put themselves down as though, they are not good enough or beautiful enough for anything, well, think again. Check the first word on the title and think long and hard about it. Each one of us has beauty and we are all beautiful in our own little ways. Don’t misconstrued yourself and put yourself down. That is not a good thing to do. You have all the beauty and when you have a beautiful personality, you stand out more and people will appreciate it. If they don’t then it is tough luck for them. Always remember that you can never be another person and you can never have someone else’s beauty but yours, You are uniquely beautiful in your own way and don’t try to alter your look by getting plastic surgery and all these stuff. It is not cool. Just be yourself. There is nothing wrong with that. Nobody is better than the next person, Nobody is more inferior. You must always remember that there are people in this world who look beyond beauty and they look at what is inside the most. That is true inner beauty. Once you have that. Everything else will fall into place. If you have an awful personality, people won’t want to get near you and people will stay away from you. That is not what you want is it? You want to create bonds with people, you want to do things you never thought you could, but you can. When you have a beautiful personality, success is just around the corner for you, but you must work at it and be yourself. It is the best regimen anyone can have and establish for themselves. Try it and you will be amazed at how much progress you can really make when you are yourself and when your beauty shines with that. Just give it a try and you will wait and see with all the progress and all success you will truly have in your life. Do it!

Writing Everyday Makes Me Feel Great

Today Is another short and sweet day of writing. I love to write everyday and its an amazing feeling to write and feel at the same time and it takes a load off of my back always to come up with new things to write about everyday, personal stories of mine and among so many things that I feel the need to share and talk about always. I am always ready to experience new things always and be part of the world and share stories with everyone in the world who can relate to me and my life and who can give me feedback too. I enjoy it very much and when the going gets tough, I feel always to write and enjoy what I write. All the best to you all!

How Is It Almost The End Of The Year Already?

How Is It Almost The End Of The Year Already? It is super craziness to have to think about it, but it is reality. I cannot even believe 2012 will be over in a couple of months. unbelievable. It is so crazy how this year just flew by. It seems like each passing year the years are going by quicker and quicker. I am so thankful for everything and everyone in my life. It is crazy how things end up to be huh? Today I am going to keep it short and sweet, Well, I want to wish you all a wonderful rest of the year and I wish you the best for 2013…

I Have Been Discovered By A Travel Advisor!

I am so excited to announce, that I have been discovered by a travel consultant with all the tips and all my travel blogs I have written over the last few months, and said that I am such a good travel advisor, and now I may have a great job as a travel consultant for airports, cruise ship travel, and among other advice to give to clients who travel. Who knows, I may get in and I may get into the world of travel and that would be one incredible thing. Lets see how things pan out, but lets start with I got discovered. Only a matter of time until I land a great job and a great future ahead of the travel industry. Lets do this. I am keeping this short today because I am going to head out and celebrate my happiness and being discovered is something I really appreciate. I cannot name the travel consultant as I would like to keep that confidential but it is one of the big travel companies out there. Anyway, I am so happy! Thanks for believing in me and giving me energy! signing off now :)