Jealous and Fake people. Walk away from them

When there are jealous and fake people in this world, it is not your problem, it is their problem. You continue doing what makes you happy, do positive things, keep going and never allow others who create problems belittle you. Be yourself and be who you are.

You do not have to explain your life, and what you go through personally to anybody, and you do not need to tell anybody what you do in your daily life.. You do not owe anybody an explanation. Everybody goes through things, but at the end of the day, we are human. Keep smiling, and don’t let others control and walk all over you. It is none of their business how you manage your lifestyle. You do whats best for you, not for anybody else.

just walk away, cut ties with people who begin drama, be with people who understand and love you for you. People who appreciate you, and who are there for you in thick or thin without calculations, without strings attached and all that. In times of those who gang up on you are the ultimate test to see their loyalty and their fakeness.

Sneaky people will set up plans behind your back to take you down, and orchestrate everything to just get rid of you in their circle, clique and that is what jealous and insecure people do.

They have nothing better to do in their lives but to meddle and hurt others.

don’t give anybody the satisfaction. be strong and walk away.

A Genocide Unrecognized is a Genocide Supported

In recent events on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, The Armenian Genocide was recognized in the US. by resolution (H.Res.296) in the House Congress which is a big deal and something that the Armenian Diaspora and Armenia were waiting for a very long time. The gratitude and appreciation we feel is something that we are grateful for. They say it is better late than never. Now, if anybody decides to deny the Genocide ever happening, the US. House will block and disregard the denial.

Now, it is up to the Senate.Res and S.Res.150 and The US. President to recognize the Armenian Genocide. We are halfway there, which is incredible. Our ancestors and the victim’s souls of Genocide are so grateful. Thank you to ANCA The Armenian National Committee of America – Aram Hamparian and the works of Congressman Adam Schiff and more.

The Armenian Genocide occurred on April 24, 1915, and it was ongoing until 1923. The Armenian Genocide was committed by the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Turks massacred and killed 1.5 Million Armenians, displaced them from their homes, made them walk in the desert with no food, no water and if they got tired, the Turks would beat them, rape them, and kill them. Turks also stole a lot of our lands and our Mount Ararat where Noah’s Ark’s Boat had landed. There were a lot of blood, flesh, bones, severed heads, Armenians hung and the acts of cruelty were indescribable.

To this day, Turkey still fails to admit their crimes. Not only to Armenians, by the Greeks and Assyrians killing hundreds of thousands more. A Genocide that is unrecognized is a Genocide supported and encouraged. Over 31 countries of the world have recognized the Armenian Genocide and more are on the way to doing so.

When some people do not recognize, and not raise awareness about these terrible acts to humanity attempting to wipe out a nation of people from this earth, then the world will never go forward to peace, we will never see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I wrote a quote saying “Those who deny Genocide and who do not recognize, are the ones who encourage and support it”. — Talin Orfali Ghazarian

The reason for the Armenian Genocide was that Armenia and Armenians were the first Christian nation to adopt Christianity. The jealousy of the Turks sparked fuel and they began to plan to wipe out all Armenians and invade all of Armenia, but they could not succeed.

Recognizing Genocide is a vital and important aspect of history to never repeat itself again. Turkey Run, Turkey Hide, Turkey Guilty of Genocide!

We are now living in a society where social media is on our phones, tablets, and computers. We have so many resources to spread awareness instantly. There is still a lot of work to be done to acknowledge, to be aware, to educate others on what happened. It is very important for this generation and generations to come, that being recognizing Genocide is a vital part to end the stigma.

Many communities across all continents of the world, come together to commemorate, remember and hold peaceful demonstrations, candlelight vigils, memorial events, and marches. Not only in Armenians but other ethnic backgrounds and how they remember what happened to remember those souls who died as a result of mass killings. Innocent people were slaughtered.

Now, I could just imagine if all these people did not die and all these families wiped out, we could have had a lot more innovative people in this world inventing incredible things that are beneficial for this world, things that help, and do great things for this world. I can just imagine how much more beautiful this world would have been. I still believe that we have not seen everything in this world. I always wonder what could have been, and definitely, the world would be in peace and harmony. We can all only wish.

Genocide’s and Holocausts of Rwanda, Jewish, Ethiopia, all these genocides that occurred. We must stand together of all cultures, races, heritage and finally put an end to these terrible acts to humanity, and live and let live. When we recognize today, the future will be a better tomorrow.

The Armenian Genocide

Kim Kardashian West – I support her and appreciate her

Kim Kardashian West and her sister Kourtney recently traveled to Armenia to visit the Armenian Genocide memorial, to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide. Kourtney and Kim have baptized their children at Holy Etchmiadzin during their visit, Kim took part in the technology event WCIT 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia. Khloe visited with Kim and Kanye 4 years ago as well. Kanye West went to visit Tumo which is a school for technology, graphic design and more in Armenia. Kim is showing who she is, her roots and she put Armenia on the map. She is so popular with millions and millions of people who know her around the world.

Kim Kardashian West and her family have really grown on me in these last few years. Kim has certainly turned her life around and has become a mature woman who is setting a great example and baptizing her children in Armenia was incredible. Kim is such an intelligent, inspirational person who is a great businesswoman, a go-getter, and someone who deserves appreciation and support for all she does.

Look, she isn’t perfect, she has had a past and track record, and there are things she has done that has not been great, but who are we to judge her? We all aren’t perfect and we make mistakes, but Kim has changed her ways and as she is a mother now with a lot more responsibilities and providing for her children, she has certainly gained my appreciation and respect toward her.

Kim is working hard to raise more awareness on the Armenian Genocide, and for the US to finally recognize it. She dressed so classily and presentable on her trip to Armenia, and her photos in Armenia with her family was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. My love to you Kim Kardashian West and family. Thank you and may God bless you all.

Legends Live Forever – Song of an Angel

Dedicated to Our Armenian Icon Adiss Harmandian
By: Talin Orfali Ghazarian

Adiss, an Armenian icon with a beautiful heart,
His lovely songs are a work of art,
He gave his dedication and energy to his passion,
I absolutely loved his suits and style of fashion.

Adiss explored and traveled to many places,
His voice, grand entrance, put a smile on many faces.
His singing, performance, personality and more,
many people began enjoying on the dance floor.

The blossoming flowers bloom
every single time you used to walk into a room,
You stood out like a single red rose,
That every single person who came enjoyed the shows.

Adiss, a family man, friend, icon, legend to all,
When I heard about him passing, I began to bawl,
His legacy, his music, will forever live on,
But I truly cannot believe that he is truly physically gone.

Adiss is now performing on heaven’s stage,
Entertaining all of the people no matter what age,
We will definitely miss our legend, and his presence,
His voice, tunes, beats, rhythms has this awesome pleasance,

God rest Adiss lovely soul
Legends live forever
Because legends never die, he achieved his goal

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Thank you Adiss
We Miss you
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
You will always be our Icon and your legacy and soul will live on with us forever.

Adiss Harmandian – Remembering The Life of Our Late Armenian King & Legend

In life you come across beautiful incredibly awesome people and I am here to Introduce you A True Armenian Legend, Maestro, Singer, Artist, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, A friend, a brother and a talent that was and still is truly one of a kind and a very rare gem and his name is Adiss Harmandian. Another name is Avedis – Adiss was born on January 14, 1945, in Beirut, Lebanon. He kicked off his musical career in the 1960s with his iconic song “Dzaghigner” and amongst other songs which then he became popular in Lebanon and the world began to know about Adiss and music. The diaspora quickly got hold of his music and he began to travel the world to perform on stages to grace the crowds with his presence.

Adiss moved to Los Angeles with his family. The family owns the iconic Baklava Factory in Encino which I had the pleasure and excitement on visiting 4 years ago or so. It was exciting to meet his son Norair. Many prominent figures, actors, actresses have visited the Baklava Factory to buy Middle Eastern sweets and more from there. He has had a restaurant in Lebanon called Adiss Signature and amongst other things.

Adiss’s energy was felt through his music and singing. He sang from the heart and was and still is a truly dedicated Armenian to his people. He has hundreds of thousands and even millions of fans worldwide who has become a staple in homes, vehicles while driving, stages, Armenian community centers, Armenian restaurants and more with his music blasted up, sung, and CD’s, Cassettes, and Vinyl records bought by so many people.

He became a pioneer in Armenian/Arabic and International music which then other musical performers began to follow in Adiss’s footsteps and his talent blossomed to others as well. It all began with Adiss.

His iconic musical career blossomed as he created 30 albums and over 400 songs that get you addicted to listening to him. Noune, Karoun Karoun, Kisher eh Kisher, Ashoun Eh Ashoun, Taline Anoushig, and Liana Liana both songs dedicated to his daughters Taline and Liana. He also has heratzir moratzir, he also has an album with the Iconic International Vatche, and he has had numerous duets with several singers and one of them is Ararad Aharonian. He has a whole lot of other popular songs of which I cannot share all of it, but if you search him online, you will see and listen to his music. He has had several band members and collaborated with Levon Ishkhanian and his band as well as local bands of certain locations in the world.

Adiss had also written a book called Yerki Jampov, meaning musical journey/road, and he tells his readers all about his life, music, some lyrics, amongst challenges and yet success stories, his tours all around the world and more. He has received many honorary awards from priests, dignitaries, amongst the Armenian community and in the world. He also earned a well-deserved medal called Mesrob Mashdots rare medallion!

Adiss is and will always be so near and dear to my heart and soul and to my family and to a lot of people I know around my Armenian community in Toronto and in Montreal in Canada and I know of many people around the world who share the same sentiments as I do. I have had the pleasure of speaking with Adiss Harmandian many times face-to-face. I have met him numerous amounts of times in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. Every single time I would hear him coming, I would definitely secure tickets to go see him with my family and I would go to Armenian Summer festivals in Toronto and Montreal for the purpose to see him. I took pictures with him every time and I love our pictures so much and the memories shared together. We would be the last ones to leave the party just so we can go talk to him freely and spend time with him.

Adiss was a kind-hearted, dedicated, driven, passionate, and an incredible person inside and out whom will forever be my #1 artist. The world become a lucky place with him. I truly appreciate all the hardships and hard work he went through to go through and to create his lovely music. and more. There truly aren’t enough words to describe this incredible and beautiful man.

We have all of his music and we have listened to it for probably over a million times, and we will never stop. I became quite close with his children with many conversations throughout the years and recently in the last 3-4 years and even more. It is such a pleasure to know his family and to be connected to them.

Adiss has been part of my life since I was a baby. My mother always put his music on at home while cleaning, cooking, and just sitting down and relaxing and when we are driving somewhere. My favourite is when I am driving to Montreal on the highway and I would put Adiss on in my car and it is so suiting and fitting to drive to his music passing through cities and towns. It is the absolute best. Greatest feeling ever. When we also had a cottage, we would drive up there too with his music. My mother introduced me to him and his music and I will forever be grateful to her for that. Listening to Adiss has been a vital part of my life and I appreciate it so much.

I thank Adiss for giving us these beautiful gifts of his music, talent and his life who he dedicated to us all who was so selfless, put his family, friends and fans first before everything else and worked day in and day out.

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In the last 15 years or so, Adiss had been battling cancer off and on, and in the last 2 years, his health deteriorated further and I was always communicating with his family. Sadly and unfortunately cancer took his life and passed away on Sunday September 1st, 2019 and passed away at the age of 74. Adiss was blessed with 3 children, Norair, Liana and Taline and was blessed with grandchildren as well.

His funeral took place at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles, California on Saturday September 7th, 2019 where someone said in a speech that Adiss was famous and popular worldwide before YouTube and social media was introduced and that is so absolutely true. I was unfortunately unable to attend the funeral physically, but they broadcasted the funeral online live so those who couldn’t attend to watch and be there with them. Adiss has been a huge part of the Armenian Identity and became the #1 prominent figure and face of Armenian Music and more. He was an artist as well. He has so many beautiful qualities about him that I just cannot even describe to you. It really hurts to know that he is not here anymore physically. It has definitely put a huge scar in my heart.

I learned so much more about him during his funeral and sharing more about his life from his children, priests, friends and more.

This past week has been a very difficult week for my family and I as we try to process this tremendous and huge loss. We had this bond with him that was so special. It has been a week full of tears, raw emotions, and so much more. The hurt, the devastation hit us very hard. We are trying to come to terms with this. We never thought this would ever happen.

It will take a long time for us to adjust to this new reality, but Adiss Harmandian’s soul, music, voice, memory, legacy and his life will forever live on with us. He is and will always live with us in our hearts forever. We love you so much Adiss and we forever will miss you. May your music forever be heard. God rest Adiss beautifully kind hearted Soul and may he rest in peace.

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Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Adiss family, friends and our fellow fans around the world for this tremendous loss.

 

 

Fun Cruise Ship Terminology to Know – Glossary of Cruise Terms

Cruise Ship terminology is a totally different language when you get on a cruise ship. There are different terms to describe things and places around the ship. It’s such a fun thing to know and when you study and use the terminology on a cruise ship, its pretty awesome. Get on a cruise ship and learn to talk the talk. So, here are some fun and important terminology to know when you are on a cruise:

Aft: The back part of the cruise ship

All Hands:  All crew members

Amidships: The middle section of the ship

Atrium: a part of the ship where you can see multiple decks

Beam: Widest part of the ship which is the central part

Bow: The Front of the ship

Bow Thrusters: the propeller’s in front of the ship to help it move.

Bridge: A place where the captain and it’s officers control the ship.

Buoy: markers at sea that direct ships to enter ports and indicates where ships must navigate.

Cabin/Stateroom: A room for passengers aboard the ship

Cabin Steward: Someone who cleans and upkeeps your room

Cast off: To release the ship from her mooring

Cruise Director: A person who is in charge of all entertainment and announcement.

Debark: Going ashore at ports

Disembark: the leave the ship

Deck: describes each floor on a ship

Dock: When cruise ships come to port and get tied up.

Embark: to go onboard the ship.

First Seating: described as early dinner time

Fleet: the number of ships in the cruise lines

Forward: same as bow, but front portion of a ship

Funnel: The ship’s smokestack

Galley: It means the Kitchen on the ship

Gangway: A ramp that is used to get passengers on and off the ship safely and easily on the concrete dock.

Head: the bathroom

Inside Cabin: a room that does not have windows, porthole or balcony

Keel:  The heavy steel beam at the bottom of the ship upon which the ship is built, and which helps to keep it upright.

Knot: A measurement of a ships speed. A Nautical mile per hour is equal to one knot.

Maiden Voyage: A first inaugural ship sailing.

Master/Captain: the leader of the ship

MDR: Main Dining Room

Moor: To hold the ship in place with lines at a berth

Muster Drill: An exercise that is conducted on the ship that is mandatory for all passengers and crew. A safety drill regarding instructions for life jackets, life boats and directing you to your station. In case of emergency at Sea.

OBC: Onboard Credit. a credit added to your onboard account, either as a perk of booking or as compensation for an unforeseen event.

Pitch: The forward and backward movement of the ship as it moves

Porthole: A round window in a cabin

Portside: The left side of the ship – when facing forward.

Purser: Also known as lobby reception desk

Shore excursion: a guided tour organized by the cruise line.

Sister Ships: Ships built of the same design-sometimes referred to as ships owned and operated by the same cruise line

Starboard: the right side of the ship

Stern: A the back or rear portion of the ship. Same as Aft

Tender: When cruise ships are anchored in the water and not at the dock, and where little boats transport passengers and crew to the shore. This is done because the water is not deep enough by the shore.

Veranda: a private balcony attached to the cabin

Windward: The side of the ship exposed to the wind.

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Lido: Lido deck is located toward the back of the ship where you can see the propellers moving or at the sides of ship.

 

Travel – Cruise Advisors – Why Do We Give Travel Tips, News & Advice to you?

I am here to explain to you on why travel and cruise advisors such as myself give travel tips, news and advice to you whether you are planning, being new to the travel scene, when you want to travel again, and amongst getting very important information out to you that you should know to prepare yourself.

It is our utmost pleasure to assist you because we care about you and want to make your travel experiences as enjoyable, relaxing, fun, fantastic and a lot more. We assist with airlines, airports, cruises, cruise lines, baggage, how to pack, what to pack, tips and tricks, carry-on baggage, allowances, what to pack in your carry-on, being efficient, all-inclusive resorts, border crossings, bus trips, amongst other forms of information in regards to documents for travel, passports, bookings and specials.

Traveling in this life to see the world, to experience all walks of life, to meet people from around the world is a way to a new perspective on life, on how you see other people living, learning local laws, beliefs, and viewing the world in a different light. We travel advisors help you to get there. Yes, it costs money to travel, but it is money well spent. You will not take the money with you. The world is meant to be explored.

If you have never traveled in your life and do not intend to ever, then you are missing out on a whole lot. Pictures, videos, and stories do not do its justice. You need to see it for yourself.

You can travel, we travel advisors can help you get on your way.
🙂 Bon Voyage!