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, d├ęcor, 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.