We Have The Power – Peace for Armenia, Artsakh and Armenians

The power of social media outreach is so important. The words, videos, pictures we spread, who it reaches to, how we communicate to people. All are important. Hashtags and geotagging is something where our words get transmitted across the world quicker. How we word and write makes a huge difference. We all need to be social media influencers in all social media platforms. Especially now where our Armenians, Artsakh and Armenia are concerned.

Making a difference in the world, recognition, awareness, acknowledgment, prevention is something we are working extremely hard for. It is very difficult as the world stays silent and we have to fend for ourselves. Recently, some dignitaries and some in government started to become more aware of what is going on, but we want more.

We apologize for the inconvenience for all the repetitive posts, flooding stories, newsfeeds, groups and everywhere about what Artsakh and Armenia are going through right now. We are just trying to stop another Genocide from happening again from April 24, 1915 and right now in 2020 an unprovoked Aggression perpetrated by the Azerbaijani’s and Turk’s. 1.5 Million Armenians were massacred, a lot of our lands and Mount Ararat was stolen from us. They are continuing what they started and said that we have to finish the Armenians and take over. We will not allow that to happen.

We Armenians are peaceful people and we are demonstrating, voicing ourselves to let non-Armenian individuals know what is going on. Azerbaijani’s and Turk’s are killing our soldiers, bombing, shelling our cultural centres, churches, ripping families apart, destroying homes and cities of Artsakh.

We are boycotting Turkish products. Now these Azerbaijani’s and Turks are going around social media on Google and searching for Armenian businesses and they are falsely rating them with a 1 star and writing horrible things. They are lying on social media, posting cruel and disgusting comments to us. We are simply ignoring them. They want us to retaliate, but we won’t let them have that satisfaction.

Social media is powerful and it is very important to us to get the word out there. We just want peace and solidarity. We need to defend and fight for what is ours. We will win this battle. We Armenians are strong and dedicated to our culture, heritage and identity of who we are. We are innovative, intelligent, the first to adopt Christianity. We have so much rich history, so much to be proud of. We are Armenians and we are and will always be here forever! We are not going anywhere! God bless Artsakh, God Bless Armenia, God bless our Soldiers, and God Bless Armenians!

Why Is Montreal Laval a Happy and Sentimental Place For Me?

In life, some people find a connection and a sentimental happy place which is special to them. People automatically feel that sense of belonging to each their own. To me, Montreal and Laval, Quebec is a sentimental and happy place for me. It all began in 2003.

Our Armenian Youth Committee had organized a camping trip in August, 2003, where people from Montreal, Laval Toronto, Mississauga, and other places came to join us for a weekend in Brighton, Ontario, Canada. So I began to meet new people as they started to arrive, first few were from Montreal. Our friendships began instantly its as if we had know each other for a long time. We clicked. There was about 20 people or more who were from there.

I never had friends prior to 2003. I was always bullied and hurt emotionally and mentally by people and it was the worse times ever in my life. When I joined the committee and after leaving the school life behind, life got so much better and made all these friends and was overjoyed with happiness. I couldn’t contain myself. I always thought that I would never have friends until I went to this camping trip. It changed my life forever. I went through so much emotions and I felt so left out, but then everything turned around a whole 360 degrees. It was amazing.

Soon after our camping trip happened, I made a trip to Montreal a couple of months later to visit our newly made friends. I remember they all came to see me at my hotel. we were about 15 to 20 people. So we went out to eat and made great and fond memories. Since then I have driven to Montreal countless amounts of times from Toronto. the drive is so awesome and I always have had great memories in Montreal. Not one bad one.

At one point I had about 30 people visit me at my hotel room just to come and see me. I felt this strong sense of belonging. best feeling ever. We all went out with several cars and they all came for me.

I started to become fans of the NHL team there like the Montreal Canadiens, and started to become obsessed and attached. The restaurants, the areas, streets, and all the amazing times and memories all around the city and suburbs. One of my favourite places is the St Joseph’s Oratory which is in Mont-Royal. I always feel at peace there and I feel refreshed. You can see it in various areas around the city and from Laval too from highways and streets.

I always like to visit the Armenian churches there and see the priests and the others I know who work at the community centres. They love it when I come to visit. I have actually surprised people a few times. Its an awesome feeling when they get excited to see me too.

So many of my friends there said, Talin you know more on how to get around Montreal and Laval than we do. My passion grew that much.

In around 2006 to 2009, I had made Facebook friends from Montreal and Laval areas. So, I began to expand my connections in Montreal even further. I met many new friends and know so many people there now. I remember going to Armenian festivals and other gatherings and parties and there were people who recognized me through social media and they stopped to talk to me and say hello. It felt so amazing.

At one point, I wanted to move to Montreal, but the only barrier was that I don’t really understand French that well. I just know the basics, but It is not far from Toronto, so I can go anytime. I still keep in touch with my friends and we never lost that connection. It has almost been 20 years. Its been amazing.

After COVID19 is over with, we plan on having a big reunion and gathering. I can’t wait for that.

My sentimental views of Montreal even became closer to me. I was there a lot more then I was here in Toronto from 2003-2012. Then for a couple of years I couldn’t go visit as much, but then began again in 2015 for events, weddings and Armenian festivals and up to this day.

A lot of people have asked me why I love Highway 401 East and the Autoroute 20 going toward Montreal, its because its not so much the road, its the connection to my friends there and the city, the restaurants and so much more. Well, now you know.

I will always continue to keep driving down and enjoy the whole process of the connections I made. I am so blessed, thankful, and appreciate them all. They will always be in my life and my heart. I love them very much. I can’t wait to spend more time there as soon as the pandemic goes away.

The 29th Armenia Independence Day Celebrated in Niagara Falls

The 29th Armenia Independence Day Celebrated in Niagara Falls
By: Talin Orfali Ghazarian

On September 21st, 2020, hundreds of Armenians drove to Niagara Falls to celebrate Armenia’s Independence day. People from Toronto, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ottawa, and other places came to witness a beautiful sight to see. People already began to fill up early so they do not miss the time. The falls was lit with our Armenia flag colours at 10pm for 15 to 20 minutes.

As soon as the flag lit up, we began to sing our national anthem and screamed with joy and happiness. It was so refreshing to see and to enjoy.

The colours of the Armenia flag are red, blue and orange. For the first time ever Niagara Falls and the Canadian Armenian Embassy Ottawa, gave us this beautiful gesture and gift. We appreciate and are so grateful. I have always loved and enjoyed Niagara and now I will always remember September 21st, 2020 and whenever I go back to visit the falls, this beautiful memory will forever be in my vision when I look at the waterfalls.

Thank you the Canadian Armenian Embassy of Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Canada, Armenians and all those who were involved to make this happen for us. It was such an emotional night. The colours were so vibrant, beautiful and It was so awesome to see. Photos do not do its justice. Seeing it in person was absolutely stunning. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude. Passerby’s also were present during our gathering as well.

People took photos, videos and shared a live feed so people who were not able to attend, could watch it from home or wherever they were. We were also waving our flag proudly. This meant so much to us. We are hoping that this will be a yearly event at the falls to enjoy for years to come.

God bless Canada, God Bless Armenia and God bless our people of Canada and Armenia!

Here are pictures of the Falls.

Cruise Ship Technology of Today VS. The RMS Titanic – It Has Come a Long Way

Many years ago and to the present day, cruising has become a popular choice for travel and a great way to see so many countries all in one vacation. There are some people who have watched and heard about Titanic so much that they opt out of cruising and being on deep waters of the seas and oceans. They let fear take over and have this phobia since the first maiden voyage of the vessel in April, 1912. The RMS Titanic sank due to hitting an iceberg which left a huge cut under the ship. It was due to lack of technology, emergency equipment, tools and alertness to see the waters ahead for any danger.

I always advise people that ocean liners and cruise ships have come a long way with 100% improved technology, equipment, enough lifeboats, life vests, rescue rings, tools and other emergency equipment. That is why they conduct muster drills to educate cruise passengers and crew if in case an emergency does occur, but nowadays with top of the line technology, and more education and attentiveness to quality work, and attention to detail, rigorous testing before they head out to sea with trials, the builders of the ships really pay attention to every aspect of the vessel which is very important.

There are officers and operators of the cruise ship constantly on the lookout everywhere, cameras, binoculars, and people are always on the bridge when the captain is not there. Cruise ships also run on GPS and they sometimes sail on their own with supervision of course. Someone is constantly observing out to the sea and when approaching ports of call. They also calculate the sea depth, wind, speed, nautical miles, knots, and can pinpoint exactly where the cruise ship is by a compass and navigation systems. In the end, the captain always give the orders and to supervise everything to make sure his/her vessel they command is going the way as planned.

The cruise ships go under various steps to build. The pieces come together as a puzzle and pre-assembled before welders, engineers, electrical and other aspects of the ship gets built. A lot of blue prints, data entry and steps for testing, inspecting each and every inch of the ship to make sure that it is beyond perfection.

Now, with stabilizers under the ship, the bulb, rudders, bow thrusters, propellers, the workmanship for under the ships have come a long way with thickness, good distribution of air and other important aspects to keeping the ship afloat is very important with how a cruise ship operates. Cruise ships have become so enormous in size, that you barely even feel the ship sailing.

Thousands of passengers and crew sail these vessels around the world with different shapes, sizes, amenities, activities, culinary food options and amongst comfort in various sizes of cabins from inside, Oceanview/porthole, balcony, suites and beyond. Each cruiser has their own perspective, preferences and ideas of what their cruise vacation should be to them.

I think the Titanic has become a very big problem with some people that can’t seem to get past their fear. 1912 was 108 years ago. That is a long time. Since then a lot of things have changed and drastically that you cannot recognize anymore. Cruises have evolved over the years. When the Titanic was around there was the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class passengers and you were grouped by your class, and now there is no such thing anymore. The only thing is if you have a suite booked, you get extra perks. that is about it.

I think it is nonsense now to think about the Titanic. That was way in the past. Now, it is time to look forward to the future. Cruising is such a beautiful and great experience. Some people get scared of motion sickness, but nowadays, you cannot even feel the ship moving which is such an amazing technology. There is always something to do on the cruise ships and it goes to different ports of call and its just so incredibly amazing.

Cruise ship builders, building yards are always coming up with innovative and economic ways and to protect the environment, the earth’s atmosphere with clean fuel technology, waste management and other key components to make sure that these ships are to code, federally inspected, always maintained, taken to drydock every couple of years to conduct inspect of the bottom of the ship to make sure it is in perfect condition to sail out again.

Cruise ships are christened/baptized and blessed before they sail out with passengers and they are called she/her. Cruise ships also get blessed before it touches water for the first time for sea trials after being in drydock. The cruise line chooses a Godmother to bless the ship with the captain by cutting the ribbon with a champagne bottle attached to it, and it must hit the bow of the ship and it will break against the steel. The reason for cruise ships to be blessed and christened is so that it will have safe voyages, and blesses everyone who sails them.

So, do not fear. Try a cruise ship, experience travel in a whole new way. If you need any information, assistance or anything, please contact me and I will help you. It is so enjoyable that when you try it for the first time, you will always want to cruise forever. I am addicted. I have been on 8 cruises and will go for more once Covid19 is over with. I am so impatient and excited to get back to cruising. Hopefully soon.

Please reconsider and take my word for it. You will not regret it. In the meantime stay healthy and safe. Hope to hear about first time cruisers in the near future. I will be there every step of the way for you. Have a good one! 🙂

 

Our Legendary Armenian Icon Adiss Harmandian – 1st Year Memorial Commemoration

By: Talin Orfali Ghazarian
September 1st, 2020

A year ago on September 1st, 2019, I woke up and started my day like every other day, and so it was time for me to get ready to go to a coffee shop here in Toronto, Canada to meet with my friends near our Armenian Church. I was excited to see them. I started up my car and there I went. I get there and my friends got there few minutes after I did. So we were having conversations and weren’t look at our phones.

Another friend messages me about an hour to an hour and a half after. So I responded, I decided I will check my Facebook news feed since I had my phone out, and there it was. The worst day of my life just unfolded within seconds when I read the announcement that our Armenian Icon Adiss Harmandian passed away. My world just came crashing down as I am sure everyone else did when they received the message.

I began to cry so hard in front of everyone and they knew how much I adore, respect and appreciate Adiss. My whole mood was full of raw emotions. I decided to call it a night and go home as I was not in the mood to talk anymore. Everything just shut down for me. I couldn’t sleep properly for days and I couldn’t just sit there and not do anything. Ever since I was a kid, I met our Icon Adiss, took pictures with him, shared memories, had conversations, and listened to his beautiful songs and I still do today all thanks to my mother who introduced me to him.

Family, friends and fans were all devastated by hearing this terrible news as the news traveled fast around the world to those who love, appreciate and adore him.

Whenever we went to our cottage and Montreal on highway 401 since I was a kid until now, we always listen to Adiss music and so my husband and I drove down to Montreal twice within two weeks last year, so we listened to him the whole way to dedicate it to him. He is so perfect to listen to in the car, at home and everywhere.

Before Adiss Harmandian passed away, a few years before that I connected with his family and became close. I just couldn’t sit back and not do anything. I created a tribute group to Adiss a day or two later to allow his family, friends and fans to join in to share memories, photos, music and more about him. Ultimately it is to keep his legacy alive and to cherish moments. We shed many tears, and it was such a crazy time and still is to this day. It is still so fresh in our emotions.

We were not able to fly to make it to Adiss funeral which was held about a week after his passing on September 7th, 2019, however we booked a flight soon after. On November 17th, 2019 my family and I flew to Los Angeles from Toronto to spend time with his family and to visit his grave site to pay our respects at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. We laid red roses, prayed. We spent a week or so in Los Angeles and flew back.

Adiss has appeared in my dreams many times. I have lost count. I feel that his presence is in my home with many signs coming from him. Mourning grey pigeon doves keep appearing, white feathers, and so many other ways that he is communicating with our family from heaven. It is amazing and comforting. He knew how much we love him and how much we appreciate him.

We never lost the opportunity to go see him at his concerts, and dance parties in Montreal and here in Toronto. We would always secure tickets to see him and every time we would talk to him and take pictures each time. Glad we did. We will never forget it.

For his one year commemoration memorial, My mother and I were supposed to fly back to Los Angeles to pay our respects and to be there this week, however due to COVID19 our plans were derailed, we could not make it in, however we will go back once this pandemic is all over with. That is a promise. Just recently a plaque with his name has been placed at his grave site. It was very emotional to see the pictures and still cannot get over the shock of his passing and seeing his plaque felt so final, felt so permanent. There isn’t anymore tears left.

I made the promise to his family, friends and fans worldwide that I will keep his legacy alive and that is my life’s mission and I am keeping my promise. If you have not joined his group on Facebook — In loving memory of Avedis Adiss Harmandian – Tribute to Honor his Legacy, please do so. Also you can check on YouTube for his music and go on the App and download Yerker to find his music and listen in. There are lots of tribute videos and music dedicated to Adiss.

This year has been a very difficult one. We still cannot believe that our Legendary icon Adiss Harmandian has passed away. It is something we cannot process and we do not ever think we will ever accept. Yes, it is part of life, but for some people you think they will live forever. I know one thing, Adiss is living forever through his legacy, music, and in our hearts of those who love and adore him. He will forever live on through us. Keep spreading your angel wings Adiss. We miss you and we will never forget you. We love you and may you rest in peace.

Defending Ellen DeGeneres – I’m On Her Side

Defending Ellen DeGeneres – I’m On Her Side

In recent news, you may have heard rumors going around that Ellen DeGeneres has put her staff in a toxic work environment where they feel mistreated, intimidated and feeling like she puts people under pressure, but I am going to defend Ellen DeGeneres because I do not believe for a second that she has done these things to bully and torture her staff. I think these are just bogus and done out of jealousy. Jealousy is a powerful thing and it can ruin everything.

Every work environment is not perfect. Employees, clients and customers may have disagreements, do things differently, obstacles may come in the way, and some days can be good and / or bad. Its the magic of work. Nowadays everybody gets so offended and are so sensitive on everything always takes everything the wrong way.

Ladies and Gentlemen, life is unfair and the good people in this world are the ones who always get treated unfairly, they are the ones where people make up things about them that aren’t true, good people always get trampled on. Jealous and Itimidated people always find a way to ruin a good persons reputation and its really sad to see.

Ellen has changed so many people’s lives for the better, she has donated to causes, she has given people a second chance at life, helped families, has flown people to be part of her show, has helped families go on vacation, built homes for people, given her audience things, 12 days of giveaways, she made the show what it is, she’s done so much for schools, and so much more. She has helped kids gain stardom and her slogan at the end Be Kind to One Another. I do not believe for a second that she is unfair to the people that work for her.

I am sure her show has been so successful and with the people who work for her and herself. Look at all the Emmy and people’s choice awards the show and her crew have received. They should appreciate her and the hard work she has put in to employ all these people. They should be glad to be in this business of entertainment. There are people who want to get into something like this and they cannot, but it looks to me that these workers of hers do not appreciate anything and so they want to hurt her name and her career because they are jealous of her.

It isn’t easy working in the entertainment industry with long hours, and a lot of work, writing, filming, lighting, décor, and a lot of other things goes into it because its not just the crew, the stars and everything, its to think about what to do for fans who are watching these talk-shows, films, TV shows, soap operas, game shows and everything. Its not easy, and I am sure these workers who signed up for these knew that and that is what they signed up for.

With the Corona virus going, it is hard to decipher when things will get back to normal and when her coworkers can return to working and so her workers are also saying that they are unfairly treated because she isn’t telling them a lot about how the show will go on after the pandemic, but now we all don’t know how things will go. We don’t know what happens tomorrow, we don’t know what happens in a month from now. I think this just all bogus just to tarnish Ellen DeGeneres’s name.

I am defending Ellen DeGeneres because she is a good, kind-hearted person, and she has been someone I respect for so many years having tuned into her shows. I had been trying to get on her show to educate people on bullying, and how to deal with social issues, and to just meet her and to bring positivity to her show as she has, but due to the amount of emails, messages and everything she gets, its hard for her to get my messages which is totally understandable and as she is a busy person with a lot going on.

When you are a good person, people take advantage of that and then start to ruin a good name, they start to get jealous and that is what is happening now. So now, people start to get people to join in to take her down and it is so wrong. I think it is important to not believe everything you hear about a person.

I am sure she feels absolutely betrayed by the people she employs and that she could count on everyday. It is absolutely disgusting. Now, she has been forced to apologize for things that she did not do and I know for a fact that she did not. Whenever I have that gut feeling about someone, I am always right, whenever I feel how a person is good, kind-hearted and thoughtful, I am always right.

Think twice, three times before you believe in headlines about a person.
look at my article about destroying a persons reputation.

https://talinorfali.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/people-who-try-to-destroy-others-reputation-watch-out/

and backstabbers and betrayal

https://talinorfali.wordpress.com/2020/05/18/backstabbers-and-betrayel-important-life-lessons-to-learn/

read these both.

I am staying loyal to the awesome Ellen DeGeneres and nothing will change my mind about her because I choose not to believe it. Be careful and be mindful as well. Thank you.

Join Me on Instagram — Talin401 – Follow me

Recently, I have been developing and building a lot of content on my Instagram account at Talin401.

I have been touching base on what interests me, how I view the world, things that are relative to me and my travels, I have also been posting photos and writing about celebrities and interacting with some of them which is pretty incredible. Instagram is one of my favorites to interact with my family, friends, and fans worldwide.

For so many years, I have been active on social media and it is my absolute favorite having to interact with people, building a community of people who share and value my same interests. I have also met many people through social media personally. I truly believe that social media opens up doors to a whole new community and these social media websites and platforms are a great way to build friendships and enjoy your time with people you have in common with..

I have been on a new project with Bildbord which is a social media app where you can find people in your same interests and its an amazing app to interact with others.

If you have an Instagram account, feel free to follow me @Talin401

Thank you.

The Bildbord App – Social Media In An All New Level

In our lives, social media plays a big role and how we connect with others on the internet. It consists of everything to make communication easy for people all around the world. Recently, I discovered The Bildbord app that has changed how social media operates. The digital world is growing every passing day and the Bildbord app lets you add photos, websites, your business, e-commerce, music playlists, shops and a lot more. This is not like an ordinary social media site. Bildbord is a lot more.

You can add hashtags of ethnicity, religion, your location, your common interests with others and it narrows it down to whom you have similar interests with. Bildbord has allowed us to be who we are, how we can be located, and to match ourselves with others.

There are sites out there that restrain you from chatting and communicating with others, Bildbord allows you to chat with others with no limitations and you can interact 24/7/365. Whenever it is convenient for you.

On the Bildbord website, there is a quote that is incredible and it says,

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
– C.S. Lewis

That there says it all. Creating friendships based on interests and personality traits is a whole new approach to social media and how we can make friends instantly. Easily send messages to each other and enjoy making new friends. Besides we all want to connect with others and that is what social media is ultimately about, so Bildbord takes that to an all new level. Discover and represent.

Create your very own face verified profile photo and never be bombarded or tricked by fake online profiles ever again. Add your photos, gifs, and add links of your business and personal websites to gain more exposure. Get creative, and enjoy yourself. Life is about enjoying and being ourselves.

The Creators of the app are Daniel Goddard and Bryton James. Daniel is a former actor of the Soap The Young and the Restless who played Cane Ashby and Bryton is currently on the soap as Devon Hamilton. They came together to create this new project and its such a great thought and idea. It is such an awesome site that offers so much for us. Daniel and Bryton are such awesome people. I wish them success and all the best in this project.

You can get the app on Android Google Playstore or The Apple Appstore.

Bildbord is 100% free, no in app purchases, no hidden costs. Ever! Sign up today. You can use your phone number or e-mail address. Enjoy the Bildbord app and have fun!

Check out Bildbord on Instagram and Twitter.

To find out more, go to the website at

https://www.bildbord.com

 

Bildbord

The News Media Deliverance – We Want The Truth

In our lives now with constant information being transmitted through our televisions, tablets, cell phones, radio, internet, social media and news sources; we are often caught up on the news as it happens from news media sources. Now, how do we know that we are getting the real truth? Some speculate and suspect that when major news stories hit the headlines of newspapers, and online articles, we think that the news media and parts of social media are hiding the real truth.

These TV, radio, internet stations, editors, writers and how news is conducted and presented to us viewers and listeners is very important. Delivering news no matter how false or how true it is, sometimes we can never know the real deal. Who do we trust? How do we put faith in our news media? How are reporters, anchors and those obtaining information are truly understanding and how are they working on gathering material to present to us? We put our trust in these news stations to give us the truth and wholesome communication.

Sometimes, the bottom line is that these people are being paid to deliver news to us and even though some of them know it is wrong, they have to keep up their job status to prevent themselves from getting fired, so they have to follow the rules and do what they are told to do.

We have seen Anchorman, we have seen Mr. Deeds film and other movies and shows that describe what it takes to be reporters and anchors and it is a big responsibility as the public counts on them to deliver with quality. I think these news media publications need to be more truthful, tell a news as it is and not sugarcoat and hide any secrets as the truth always comes out. Actually, some news stations have been called out because of inaccuracy in news and that builds tension and no trust.

That is why a lot of people opt out of listening to the news and don’t tune in much anymore as the bad seems to dominate more than good news. Now, a lot of people get news from their newsfeeds in social media. We also have to be very careful of the news source. A lot of sites now are full of satire material.

we must learn not to fall for all news and really focus on what and whom we are listening to. Especially nowadays with the COVID19 pandemic, all this chaos we are going through. We need to always hear the truth, and we need to be kept in the loop too. Everything needs to get out in the open. Our lives depend on it and our families, friends and how we need to move forward. We need to be able to see our loved ones again, make memories and more.

When we tell the truth to people, they will appreciate it more because that prepares them for what they need to do. When kids and teens commit crimes, the news must include their names and tell us the truth of who they are, when weather, and other news happens, the news media needs to stop making it so dramatic and by editing a lot of detail and leaving very important aspects of the news out.

We need truth in advertising, in our lives and in our world. Lying to general public will make matters worse. I know it has been like this for a long while, but I wish it wasn’t. We have the ability to change all this, we have the ability to make responsible and good decisions. No matter what deliverance is very important. Lets put trust back into media again, lets put our faith in what we watch.

Quality needs to make a comeback and it is lacking due to mismanagement and lack of communication.

In the comments below, please write your concerns about media. what changes do you want to see? What is your opinion on what media should be? Have you lost trust in what you listen to? Why is news  important to you? would love to hear from you.

 

 

Having Writers Block is Not Fun

Hello Everyone, in the last month or so, I haven’t had much to write about. I guess because of writers block. I am sure it happens to most of us writers out there. Sometimes our thought process doesn’t produce content and topics to write about. Now with COVID19, the whole pandemic, it is pretty hard to focus with everything going on.

I am just thinking about the whole process, unpredictability, What the future holds for our families, friends, and when we will get back to our daily routine, when we can travel again, to find inspiration, new things to discuss and so much more. I have had writers block before, but not to this extent. It is not a fun thing to go through.

I guess we are longing for entertainment in this quarantine life we are living. In spite of it all, It has been a positive experience for me because it brought back time for me to do projects, more family time, to interact and communicate on social media with family, friends and fans from around the world. It has been an uplifting experience, however I also need to make time for writing too as that is one of my greatest passions in life.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy and practicing social distancing. Hopefully this pandemic will be over with soon so we can reunite, make memories and share our moments with our loved ones together again.

Star Wars – The Mandalorian & The Child – The Dream I Had

Baby Yoda came into my dreams a few times and one of them was this story that happened.
From Talin Orfali Ghazarian

Please do not mind the spelling errors of some words. We fans made up this kind of language of baby toddler talk. I find it to be quite adorable and fun.

In My dream, I was in a Star Wars Mandalorian episode and I came into town and then we ventured off to a mission and then we ended up in a field full of stormtroopers, and Mando and I were protecting Baby Yoda, The Child, and there were hundreds of Storm Troopers, so We used light sabers, and other ammunition and also Baby Yoda did the force choke on them and we killed them all in under 5 minutes. No Storm Trooper dare to touch our baby. We protec the child and the child protec us. Then there was a sea of stormtroopers bodies, so we took some of their weapons and put them into our pod.

After our mission was accomplished, we saw a McDonald’s on the way back to our base, and Baby Yoda saw the big Yellow M. He wanted to stop. So we stopped and we ordered McDonald’s and he ordered Chicky Nuggies, Fwies, Choccy Milk, got his Fwoggy toy. Then mando got him a choccy fudgy sundae. after he ate, he wanted to go play in the playground in the restaurant, so we let him go play on the slidie slide and carefully watching him of course. We were eating our McDonalds Biggie Maccie combos

Baby made new friends in the playground and they were enjoying his cuteness. After about half an hour, Mando and I told Baby we gotta go home. You can play with your new fwoggy toy at home. We went home. Then Mando surprised Baby Yoda with choccy chippy cookies, his very own gear ball, and a nicely built roomy room for him and his toys, clothesie clothes and fun lightsabers and more, and went to sleepy sleep while Mando and I looked on and saw how cute and adorable he is.

Then I woke up. Imagine if this happened in an episode? They should incorporate things like this to the character of Baby Yoda, The Child.

Backstabbers and Betrayel – Important Life Lessons to Learn

Betrayal and backstabbing are one of the worst feelings ever. At times like this, you know who your true friends are and you know who genuinely cares for you. Everything happens for a reason. Don’t let other people’s jealousy and intimidation get to you. Life is too short to worry about those who start trouble out of nowhere. Be who you are, do what you love to enjoy, and don’t mind people who just want to be raining on your parade and happy moments.

People can be friendly, be happy for you and say good things to you in your face, but then deep down inside, they are plotting to take you down, and talk behind your back to others and create a group like a clique and put you under the bus. When people are jealous and intimidated, they will do anything and everything to betray you and backstab at any cost even if it means friendships lost.

Those people who start trouble also are people who come across as so thoughtful and helpful. Everyone will believe they are good people, they will buy gifts and give out kind gestures for people to butter them up and one day if the person has a fallout with another person, they will use all that against them saying oh, I helped you out, I was there for you and then the cycle of trouble start once again. Some people always have strings attached to whatever they do. It is very rare to find genuine people these days with no strings attached. Trust is very rare these days. Find friends who will genuinely do something and no expect anything. People who appreciate you and stick by you through thick and thin will never act this way.

Because when people are unhappy, negative, miserable, and are having trouble with whatever circumstances they face in life, they want to bring everyone else down with them. It’s important to give them the love and support they need too but don’t allow anyone to bring you down in the process and put you on the spot. These people will also twist and put words in your mouth and assume things about you that are not true.

Everybody in this life makes mistakes and nobody is perfect. To some people you cannot make mistakes, you cannot have weaknesses and flaws in their eyes. They will use it against you, make a federal case about it and go on and on and for utter stupidity, and for no reason at all, then behind your back, they have a group that will talk behind your back and plots something terrible like bullying. You never do that to your friends. It is ridiculous and absolutely mean.

Making assumptions about a person’s life and making up stories is something that is a red flag. Sometimes things need to happen in life that protects us from people like that. certain situations need to surface so that you can see someone for their true colors. Betrayal is the worst and you will know when that happens.

Some people destroy life-long friendships and companionship, people will ruin a good thing by ganging up on you all because of jealousy.

Karma is something I believe in and what goes around comes around. Lessons will be given out to those people who are backstabbers and those who betray. Not today, not tomorrow, but someday when they least expect it. Don’t worry about a thing. Let God and let nature take its course. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and wait for the show to happen while you go on with your life.

Live your life on your own terms. You owe nobody an explanation of what you do, where you travel to, how you want to conduct your life. Everyone’s lifestyle, situation, and expectations are different. Do not discriminate against that.

Be grateful for the true friends that stick by you without strings attached, that accept you for you, and who don’t use anything against you. Those people who stick by you will always support, love, and appreciate you.

Those who betray and backstab and talk behind your back are behind you for a reason. Don’t give them the satisfaction of belittling you and giving you these terrible vibes. Move on with your life. Time is too precious to waste on nonsense. It is their problem. Not yours. Live life to the fullest, enjoy it, and don’t worry, be happy.

Our Love for Baby Yoda – The Child – Star Wars – The Mandalorian

Our Love for Baby Yoda – The Child – Star Wars – The Mandalorian
Talin Orfali Ghazarian

In life, we all have different interests, and a lot of us in the world share the same love and passion for something or someone we love. In the past year or so or more, we have learned about the cutie pie and adorable character named The Child Also known as Baby Yoda from Star Wars the Mandalorian on Disney+. We thank Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni for creating him. The voice and sounds of the child were created by sound editors named Matthew Wood and David Acord. It cost 5 million dollars to create him.

Our Baby Yoda has definitely stolen our hearts and endless fun with our child. In the last little while, people have been preordering 11-inch basic plush, talking baby Yoda, puzzles, build a bear plush, funko pop, Topps trading cards, mugs, t-shirts, stickers, decals, party favors, plates, coloring books, a lifesize The Child and amongst other merchandise of our beloved character whom we treat as a real-life baby.

Some people have been going to great lengths to buy car seats, baby clothing, pretending to give him baby and toddler food, interacting with others on Facebook groups, sharing our love, photos and the joy we are getting by our child and treating him like he has now become part of our families, and we have even come up with our own baby, toddler language. Some examples:

Chicky Nuggies – Chicken Nuggets
Choccy Milk or Moo Moo Juice – Chocolate Milk
Fwogs – Frogs
Fwies – Fries
Cuppy Cup – Cup
Blankie – Blanket
Mando Dadda – Mandalorian Daddy
This is the way.
etc…

It is evident that some people who have been depressed, going through stressful times, and who have been going through personal issues in life, also now with the pandemic of COVID19, the happiness, joy, love, laughter, good times people are having. Seeing the smiles of people who receive their babies and become daddalorians and mommalorians of The Child is something that is so incredibly awesome to see. I love to see people smiling and being happy with someone like Baby Yoda. That is very important to me.

Yes, I call him someone as he is for us all who enjoy and love him. This is a great obsession we have and it has been amazing.

I have seen pictures and videos of people bringing him home like he is a newborn. Some people have gotten lucky by getting the 11-inch plush and already enjoying him. Some stores such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, and other stores in the US already have him in stock, while some people ordered him online and still waiting for their precious baby to come home to them. While some are impatient for him but with the pandemic going on, shipments have been delayed, but hopefully everyone who wants one will get one to enjoy him. Some parts of the world do not have a lot of merchandise yet like Canada and other areas, but it will all happen in due time.

My passion for this cute, adorable, and precious character began months ago as I was seeing Memes, articles and social media posts, so my curiosity I decided to search for him and I automatically fell in love with him and became so obsessed. I started to join groups on Facebook and started to really get into it in the last 2-3 months. I began ordering merchandise online and I received quite a bit of it. The happiness and joy it brought me have been out of this world.

I have made many new friends off the groups, and knowing that I can share this awesome interest with others is so awesome. It definitely makes me happy. I am also being courteous, helpful, and assisting others with helping them to find merchandise online, and sharing cute photos, gifs and videos of him. Baby Yoda has definitely won our hearts and he is the cutest in the galaxy and in the world.

For the first time ever out of all the characters created that I have known since I was a kid until now, I have never ever loved and been obsessed with a character more than Baby Yoda, the Child. he is the absolute top for me and he will forever be. In this world and everyone has different interests, different hobbies and it is so awesome to be part of it. There is just so much more to learn about him which we will get to know him more as the seasons of The Mandalorian come out.

As soon as we lay our eyes on our beautiful child, we squeal, scream with happiness, and bring out our inner child no matter how old we are, Baby Yoda, The Child has brought back the child in us and made us forever young.

Here is one of the many many adorable photos of our baby. Enjoy his cuteness and take it all in.

Talin’s Signature Rice with Orzo Noodles

Talin’s Signature Rice with Orzo Noodles

serves 4-6 people

I love to cook rice a lot. I find it is so healthy. I know the experts say it is filled with carbs, but there are health benefits to eating rice. It has nutrients and I think they are good carbs. We can’t let go of carbs entirely from our diet. We need balance and if we get rid of something entirely, it is not good. I pay very good attention to detail and taste when it comes to cooking. Rice with Orzo Noodles is something that I have been doing for so many years, so I decided to share my recipe with you all. My family and friends love my rice and they enjoy it so much they always get seconds.

The secret to making good rice is to never let it get sticky, mushy, and way well done. Sticky rice is meant for sushi, basmati rice is good too, but the best rice I find is parboiled. The texture is amazing. The key to cooking rice is to make it al dente just like pasta. Never overcook the rice. When you are cooking rice, always keep your eye on it. So important. Also to keep in mind, make sure the head is always on medium. Never cook rice in a low heat setting.

Remember, you can always tweak the numbers of servings with the number of people you can cook for. Rice is something that goes well with a lot of meals, especially if you make meals like chicken with sauces, roast, Stir fry, and all other kinds of food. Well, here is the recipe. Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:

5 tbsp of vegetable oil or 3 tbsp of unsalted butter. your choice.
2 cups rice – parboiled
5 and a half cups of warm water
2 chicken bouillon cubes – to add flavor. no need to add additional salt.
half to 3/4 quarter cup of orzo noodles

How to prepare:

1 – put the unwashed parboiled rice in a strainer with thin holes so the rice does not go through

2 – wash 4-5 times with cold water – until water is crystal clear

3 – put 5 and a half cups of lukewarm water in a separate bowl and set that ready to go.

4 – use vegetable oil or butter and add in the orzo noodles beginning with high heat in the pot and then lower it to medium heat and until it becomes golden brown or lightly browned.

5 – Add the warm water into the orzo and put it back to high heat and let the water boil really well.

6 – add the chicken bouillon cubes into the water until they dissolve.

7 – after the cubes have dissolved. time to add in the rice – I have learned that it cuts the cooking time in half when you preboil the water before adding in the rice.

8 – bring the rice to a boil and then cook it covered by leaving a little air so the steam releases.

9 – every 4-5 minutes open the lid, mix the rice.

10 – the rice should be done in 15 minutes with the water dissolved.

11 – let it rest for about 2-5 minutes before serving or you can serve right away which is what I prefer. The texture of the rice will be just right.

12 – enjoy 🙂

 

 

Never Allow Someone’s Miserable Behavior to Rain on you

This quote is so absolutely true.
 
I can relate to this so much. Another issue is when people start problems out of nowhere then pin it on you, walk all over you, and then they run a squad to gang up on you and then talk crap behind your back, and then they have people acting like surveillance cameras to watch your every move.
 
I have no time and energy for bs from other people. They start problems out of jealousy and intimidation and they can’t handle it because of whatever insecure and miserable thing is going on in their lives so they have to hurt and gang up on another person for stupidity to feel superior, mighty and who think they are all that and to make someone miserable too. Some people can’t handle it.
 
God protected me from these people and he led me to the right path where I can be surrounded by people who genuinely love and care about me for me, who I can be myself around with and who don’t start issues out of nowhere. 
 
I believe in kindness, respect, and being happy for people of what they do, where they go, and how they want to live life. You owe nobody an explanation of what you do on your terms in your lifestyle. Who am I to judge other people? Everyone’s circumstances in their lives differ from yours. Never ever let anyone walk all over you. stand your ground and get away from people who belittle you.