The Hard Truth & Sad Reality of Social Media – Devices That Consume Us

The sad reality of how smartphones and other devices are consuming us and face-to-face human interaction and communicating is diminishing and at a rapid rate. We need to set limits within ourselves to go offline, explore our world around us, connect with humans at a personal level, show emotions, and develop our personalities.

This is the fact and the hard truth and it has become a huge problem in our society, when we prioritize what’s on our screens, and play with apps. We no longer need to do any critical thinking anymore, we no longer need to learn the basics, even mathematics, spelling, counting. Everything is done for us and there are apps for everything.

We are putting smartphones and devices first in our lives, and physical communication with people second. Even paying attention to our families and friends have diminished. I see it happen far too often where people get together at restaurants and coffee shops and they sit around not talking, but they are on their phones and showing no emotion, and no personality. It is so sad. Why have we come this far? Why do we have to do this 24/7?

Here I am talking about this on a social media blogging platform.

We have become so dependent on these devices that we even ask Siri and Alexa to do basic chores around the house like taking down decorations for example, but we know that it won’t happen that way, but maybe one day. I wouldn’t put anything past it. Screen time is consuming our time at a very alarming rate.

So much of our lives are going by and we don’t realize it. Spend time with your loved ones and create memories without these screens. want to take pictures? Buy a digital camera and take pictures and then look at them later. Smartphones have made it easy to take pictures and to share instantly too

Our brains are no longer functioning without these devices that we stare at for hours and hours a day. People cannot even put these devices down when driving, walking, and even shopping. This has become a big disease and it is running people’s lives.

It’s very serious. I am very concerned about the coming generations.

These images are so powerful and the description exactly and spot on of what these devices are doing to us. Hopefully, it will make people think about their actions and take these matters seriously. What can we do to combat this? How can we take a break from this all?

I am definitely making changes in my life. Life is too short. 

Be Kind to One Another – The Ellen Show — Ellen DeGeneres

Hello Everyone,

As you may or may not know, Ellen DeGeneres is someone who advocates kindness and she always says be kind to one another after her shows. I have been writing for so many years now and a lot about emotions, spreading kindness, positivity and hopefully making a difference in people’s lives. I have been through bullying and people not treating me right because I am different.

Now as some years have gone by and many attempts to get to meet Ellen DeGeneres, get onto her show to spread out more kindness and everything she stands for hasn’t worked in my favour and to get my big break in the world to advocate change in social issues, and to mainly focus on putting smiles on people’s faces and being an inspiration. It has been so hard to reach out to her because basically hundreds of thousands of people do on a daily basis and its so difficult.

I want to be able to travel to Los Angeles again and this time visit Ellen at the studios and get to help the world. I want to empower and put happiness in people’s lives. I want to be able to meet my favourite stars, get into the world of entertainment writing too, work with the stars, head to award shows and at the same time advocate kindness and positivity into people’s lives as well.

I feel like I have been hitting dead ends and not getting anywhere. I will greatly appreciate, be so grateful if someone can help me. I know in my heart that I can make magic happen and I know in my soul I can put meaning into this world and spread love and joy into people’s homes, family life, relationships, and friendships.

Thank you.
Love,
Talin Orfali Ghazarian

Happy New Year 2020 Everybody! Happy New Decade!

There is so much I need to write about but do not know where to begin. I just have so much on my mind and in my heart about so many things. When I write about it, it will release the pressures within me. Writing is very therapeutic for me and where I feel so good at doing. Mostly positive, but also things that I have been through in my life. I’ve been given this gift from God to write, to express myself and to help others too with whatever they are going through too. I love seeing people be happy, smiling, having a good time and living their best life.

Life is too short to dwell on the past and to deal with people who put you down, humiliate and ridicule you. It is 2020 now and a new decade to focus on true and loving people, to be happy, to think happy, to love and be kind, enjoy your life.

What you do in your life, how you lead it, where you go, and how you control it, you have no need to explain to anybody else everyone walks in their own shoes, everyone has differences. You have no idea what somebody is going through in their lives. Always important to be understanding, nice, loving, kind and appreciative. Compassion, and giving someone compliments and accepting is truly a great gift you can give to someone. You truly have no idea of what a positive impact that will be on someone.

Happy New Year 2020 everyone and have an awesome new decade filled with health, happiness and good things. May your memories of this decade be good ones. Enjoy and uplift yourself and everyone around you.

How to Make This World A Better Place In The New Decade

As the years and decades go on, years keep going by so quickly and time is just flying by. As another decade comes to an end, a new one begins. What are your expectations for 2020 and this new decade? What would you like to see the change in this world? What can we do to better our world? I have a few ideas in mind to share with you all on what we can do together to make this world a better place and to start off the decade right. Here are some of them:

– Be kind to each other and look out for one another.

– Spread love and cheer.

– Be patient, and do not rush your life and what you have to do.

– Spend more time face-to-face with loved ones and take breaks from screens, social media and online. come up with activities, fun things to do with your family and friends that do not involve technology and gaming. Our lives are being taken over by all that. Time to take a step back and evaluate our lives. Social Media and technology isn’t everything. Whatever happened to our brains and actually using it without apps helping us?

– Have actual meaningful conversations with people, interact and communicate vocally face-to-face. Develop your emotions, personality and come up with great things to talk about, use your mind, current events, and subjects to discuss.

– Reach out to lonely people, those who do not have a lot of friends, welcome them into your life and work to preserve friendships and relationships.

– Do positive things to help your local communities, get out there and be involved in inspiring, doing good deeds for others.

– Steer away from negativity, the drama that people create, and focus on positive things that can make a great difference in a person’s life.

– Stay away from Stupid and pathetic trends online that have no meaning, substance and a purpose. Always think before you get into it. chances are its not a good idea.

– Before commenting and passing judgment on others on social media, make sure before clicking on that submit, send or post button, that it is not rude and terrible. Always practice good thoughts. Hiding behind screens doesn’t make you entitled to be rude to others and to say mean things. Be careful. Words are far more hurtful than anything else. Take care of it and it will take care of you.

– Appreciate more about life, be grateful for people around you, cherish loved ones and never take anybody or anything for granted.

– Never take advantage of the goodness of people’s hearts, be good to kind-hearted, soft-hearted and great people in this life. Never treat them with disrespect. They will go to the ends of the earth, they will do anything and everything for you. Do not use them to your advantage and always be thankful and appreciate them. It is a rare thing in this world now to find generous people who do good things from their heart without expecting anything in return. That is so sweet and thoughtful of them.

– Money and material things are a necessity in our lives but do not think that is the only way to win a person’s heart. Don’t take advantage of people’s generosity.

– If you are a fake in this world, it is not a good trait. Be real, be who you are. Fakeness is not a great thing at all. Be original and do not put on a show and pretend. You will be caught sooner or later. Lies do come out. Steer far away from that.

– Say please, thank you, and develop good manners, do not be selfish, apologize for wrong-doings, admit your faults, respect each other.

– Have a great outlook on life, surround yourself with positive vibes, keep thinking good thoughts.

– Enjoy your life. You only have one. Do anything and everything you can before it is too late. Travel, enjoy the scenery, get out there and do things you wouldn’t normally do, create a to-do list and goals you want to achieve.

– We all go through problems in our personal lives, and we all deal with things in different ways, always a good idea to be nice and say good things to people all the time.

– Smile when you go out in public, hold the door for people going in and out, say thank you and you’re welcome, be patient when at restaurants, fast food places, be kind to your server and waitress and speak nicely, be kind to those working in retail, say thank you and appreciate people working and standing for those long hours serving you.

– Take care of the world, do not litter, help your neighbors around you, take care of the environment, and ultimately take care of yourself.

The list can go on and on. It is up to us people in this world to make the world a better place. The earth has life on it. It is important to take care of it, so it can take care of us. We only have one life to live. We should do everything we can while we are still living to do good things and to leave a great legacy to our loved ones and communities.

What are some of your ideas on making the world a better place? Please leave politics and religion out of your ideas, please. Everything else welcome. Thank you.

The Baby Yoda Poem

The Baby Yoda Poem
By: Talin Orfali Ghazarian – talinorfali.wordpress.com

Baby Yoda all cute and sweet
Ever so adorable, even your tiny little feet,
All of us people have gone so crazy for you,
You are so loved, that I wish you had a clue.

All the videos, photos, memes galore,
That we can never get tired and want more,
All the coos, moves and all the power,
we love looking at you hour after hour.

Your cuteness is so very overloaded,
That your videos and memes are downloaded,
In the galaxy and universe, you have taken over,
You are so green and lovely like a lucky four-leaf clover.

Baby Yoda sees a frog and eats it
Swallowing every piece bit by bit,
He loves drinking his choccy milk,
it is so tasty that it goes down gentle like silk.

Oh baby Yoda, we are so obsessed,
That you brought people together and we are so blessed.

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Mandalorian – Baby Yoda – Takes over the Galaxy and our hearts – Star Wars

It is so exciting to report that a new character has been added to the Star Wars Mandalorian franchise. It’s so incredibly cute, cuddly, and absolutely adorable. Baby Yoda is his name. This beautiful green icon has taken over the galaxy. It eats Frogs and has choccy milk, soup and its a protector from evil. He protects the people he loves and enjoys touching things he is not supposed to.

I was never into Star Wars until I saw one of the films a few years ago. I got hooked. I love the series and it gets me excited and now more especially when Baby Yoda came into the picture.

I just learned about Baby Yoda this past week and I am already hooked and obsessed over the little guy. I just joined the group on Facebook where you can see videos, memes, photos, and all sorts of things relative to Baby Yoda and here it is. Enjoy the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Yodababy/

You can also check out another group called baby Yoda memes gallery  https://www.facebook.com/groups/399739984242246/ filled with memes and fun stuff too!

So many cool postings from so many people who enjoy, love, obsess and adore this cutie patootie. I am warning you though, You will experience cuteness overload that you cannot handle it. I am sure that this cutie Baby Yoda will bring us all together in this world to enjoy and love him and he will spread out joy to people of all ages.

To learn more about Baby Yoda, you can check out the group link I posted and you can check on Google too for more information on him. Enjoy the cuteness!

How to Approach Celebrities, Stars and Well-Known Figures Personalities of Today

In my life, I can say I have been pretty lucky and have had my fair share of meeting celebrities, stars, well-known figures, sports athletes, reporters and anchors and many more for so many years now without going to any events. I just meet them spontaneously all the time which is pretty amazing with being at the right place at the right time.

I’ve learned ways to approach them and treat them like they are ordinary people like you and I. You never want to come across as an obsessed, crazed and screaming fan that will creep the well-known personality out. Make sure that you approach them in a calm and collected manner. Just think if the roles were reversed.

Just come up to that person and say hello, and then introduce your name to them and give them a nice compliment about what you like about them and then talk with them for about 30 seconds to a minute and then ask them if you want to take a picture with them or get an autograph. Nowadays, people want that photo op with the famous person to post on social media and have total bragging rights that you met this person which is totally fine.

Don’t right away ask for a photo, engage in a meaningful conversation which will then be appreciated and welcomed and not just use a celebrity to just take a photo with them and then that’s it. That will make a celebrity feel used. Do not do that.

In my previous article, I had posted was that these well-known personalities, stars, and celebrities are there because we fans got them there, and we pay their way to entertain us. They should always be thankful that we give them the kind of attention because, without us fans, they will not have jobs. It all comes with the territory of becoming famous.

However, there is that border that should not be crossed and there are so many ways to approach these people. If you are calm, humble and greet them with a firm handshake, that will open up the door to them welcoming you to talk to them. One thing to keep in mind that if you see them walking around and if you see them from afar, make sure they do not see you make eye contact with them. Pretend you are just walking and then as you make that approach, stop them and say hello, I think I know you from somewhere and you are familiar, and then do your magic.

certain things fans do can get themselves into big trouble when they overstep and touch them in not so flattering ways and they will go far enough to stalk them at their homes. They will find out everything about the well-known personality and they will find themselves at their homes which is why they are unlisted.

These Hollywood Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Star home tours are welcoming these overly-obsessed fans that know where these people live and they will do anything and everything to get video footage and look into the gated homes with tall trees and shrubs just to snag some photos for social media and all that. They have massive security alarms and codes to open up the gates for anybody who is permitted, but if you show up unannounced, that can result into getting into problems that you do not want.

— Now, that is something that is not cool. Not when it comes to their personal space like their homes. It is a no-no to invite yourself and that will cause you to get arrested for trespassing and will maybe result in restraining orders which is not good for your record.

I’ve been to Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and areas where celebrities live in southern California and I can assure you those bus star home tours are just a waste of money. You cannot really see anything and you can maybe see the roof of the huge homes and maybe just maybe symbols and signs. Just ask me and I will tell you. I have never been on those star home tours, but I’ve followed those buses around and its really not ask exciting.

I meet these people by luck which I have mentioned. All of them have actually really enjoyed my company. I’ve met Amanda Bynes, Kevin Bacon, Atom Egoyan, Alison Lohman, Colin Firth, Breckin Mayer, Sharon Lawrence, Paul Telfer, Ian Buchanan, Chloe Grace Moretz, plus a few others which I cannot remember, Sports Athletes, Politicians, Anchors, Reporters and amongst others.

Approach them, but when they are away from their homes in public spaces. If you are invited, that is great and if they know you that is great, but do not ever be that obssessive person because that is a huge red flag.

You will get your 15 minutes of fame once they announce your name all over for stalking a celebrity at their home. You don’t want that kind of publicity because that is a recipe for disaster and people will always remember this and you do not want that kind of reputation going on about you. It’s really not worth it.

Stay calm and know your limits. Never feel intimidated and nervous meeting these well-known personalities. Just think they are just regular people like you and I. Trust me, you will appreciate it when I tell you this, they will be grateful that you did.

Being in the Public Eye – Celebrities and Well-Known Figures of Society

In this life being in the public eye has its pros and cons, but mostly pros. Let’s begin with Cons. When you are well-known and you are doing your own thing by going shopping, heading for a flight at the airport, or your dining at a restaurant, having fan events and walking around and you get noticed, there are those certain few that overstep their boundaries and begin to touch you to make you uncomfortable which is way over the top and not good, and those who are so overly obsessive that they want to stalk the person. Now, those are cons, but there are a lot more pros to what happens.

When you become a celebrity and a well-known person in a community, and in the world, one of the key things to remember is that when people know you, and they come up to you and want to talk to you, take pictures with you and want to be around you, it comes with the territory. Be nice, kind and humble to those who love and worship you.

Some celebrities don’t even give their fans and supporters the time of day let alone take pictures and stuff with them. If it wasn’t for fans and supporters, these people would be out of jobs in the entertainment industry and other industries. I’ve seen videos where stars, celebrities have total disregard for their fans and just walk and shove them away and continue doing what they are doing to get into a car or store or whatever. It is rude. You signed up for this life, so you have to deal with everything that comes with it.

Some celebrities live in isolation away from fans and that is not right.

Communication is key with your fans. I think more artists, actors, actresses and other people who are well-known should engage more in their fans and make it easier for them to meet them. I’ve been lucky a few times meeting celebrities in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and other places I have traveled to.

I am on social media and the internet and people recognize me at the most random places. It feels amazing.

I get approached by so many people who know me from everywhere and it makes me feel good and I appreciate and thank them. My fans, friends, family and all those who support me mean the world to me and I love everyone so much. When you are in public society, it’s important to have that connection and unity with people who spend precious time to follow and to support you. As a contributor to social media, it is awesome when you get approached personally.

That picture, autograph and a few minutes to spend with them mean a lot to them and to me. You have no idea how deep of an impact that gives people and you build yourself that great reputation that is important. The legacy you create is the legacy that everyone will remember.

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.

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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.

Icons 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
Icons live forever
Because Icons 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!