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Our Ultimate 1308 Miles of California Getaway

A couple of weeks ago on May 21st, 2015 after a long wait and anticipation, Our ultimate California getaway had arrived when I went with my Family. We were so impatient and anxious to get to Toronto Pearson’s YYZ Airport to take our Air Canada Flight AC 789 to Los Angeles Airport LAX at 8am when it took off. As we submitted my boarding pass to the Air Canada attendant and as we made our way to the Aircraft and grabbed our seats, we were absolutely excited for the 5 and a half hour flight, which to us did not feel long at all, as we are used to flights. We arrived at 10:10am LA Time, so we had the full day ahead.

As soon as the aircraft attendants announced that we will be landing momentarily to LAX and as we saw the Los Angeles Buildings in Downtown while landing, the hills, valleys, and the beauty of LA, we began to get more excited then ever and then I said to myself, it is about to get real now. So much is waiting for me to discover, my family to see, my cousins wedding to attend to, Facebook Friends whom I met for the first time, and covering so much ground in so little time. 10-11 days went by like a dream.

It was an incredible time when we went through towns and cities, and firstly after getting our rental car, we made our way to Newport Coast, where we stood the night, taking the 405 Freeway, where then we began driving north to Fresno where my cousin got married, and reunited, and united with family and friends, then after Fresno, we made our way to San Francisco passing through San Jose, Oakland, and many other towns. After San Francisco, we ventured out to Highway 1 Freeway 101 which is the Pacific Coast Highway. It took over 8-9 hours to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We made a stop in Santa Barbara for a night, Then we stood in Northridge Area, visited Santa Monica Pier and Beach after that we went back to Newport Coast where we ended our trip with more family time. On May 30th we returned our rental car, then at 10:20pm we departed Los Angeles LAX airport to arrive back to Toronto on May 31st, at 6am in the morning our time.

In Beverly Hills, we were on our way to Santa Monica, where I saw Actor Hugh Jackman driving a black Porsche when he was getting out and stopped on one of the streets in Beverly Hills close to Carmelita Ave with the tall Palm Trees around the homes. All the cars were either Range Rovers, Porsche, Mercedes, Ferrari, BMW, Maserati, Teslas and so many more crazily expensive cars around there, and then there were cleaners and maids coming out of some of the stars homes as I was driving and watching the streets. It was quite awesome to see a celebrity in LA… What is a trip to Los Angeles without seeing a celebrity?

With all that you hear from Movies, TV, Entertainment websites and all the hype of Los Angeles with the home of Celebrities, Music Performers, Directors, Producers and a huge Population that works in the entertainment industry somehow are scattered all over Los Angeles area’s. LA is just so huge that you need at least a month to comfortably go all around. 2 weeks is not enough. There is just too much to see, too much to do. If I lived in Los Angeles, I would definitely be in the entertainment industry.

Now Los Angeles is not just about Film, Entertainment and everything. There is far more to it than just film making, awards, studios, mansions, Malibu beach houses, movie sets, the glitz, glamour, vanity, fashion and everything is not just everything about it. There is so much more to do. If you have never been, you should make a trip there whenever convenient for you.

Now, they say that the Highway 401 here is jam packed and so much traffic. You haven’t seen and heard nothing yet. We took doses of the 405, 110, traffic and that is extremely brutal. I do not know how residents of California, LA area can handle that day in and day out. It takes patience, skill and guts to go through that almost everyday. Highway 401 traffic in Toronto is nothing compared to what they go through on the 405 and 110. I would go crazy with that everyday. People of LA are brave.

I love Los Angeles so much. I am excited to make a return next year. I have been back for a couple of days now and I miss it so much already, especially my family and my friends there. Next time I will be there longer to see my other Facebook friends that I didn’t have time to see. Cheers to LA!

There is so much more that I have to say about my trip, but this was just the bit of it.
Now to take off my bucket list:

– I saw the Painted Ladies and the Full House TV Show house, and Alamo Square in San Francisco,
– I saw the Fisherman’s Wharf, also the skyline of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge.
– I saw the Santa Monica Pier
– I Drove on the Pacific Coast Highway
– I went close to the Hollywood Sign
– I saw Beverly Hills and glimpse of Celebrity Homes
– I saw a celebrity in LA – Hugh Jackman in his Black Porsche.

John Travolta’s Name Mishap at The Oscars 2014 – People Make Mistakes

Today, I am going to be ranting about something that has been disturbing me and its become a big bother for me, and at the Oscars 2014 when John Travolta appeared on stage to present a performer, something happened that made headlines in the news among many memes, and so many things that people came up with, even an app on the computer that says “Travoltify your name” or Travoltarize your name or something in less 12 hours after the Oscars. I just thought that its something that should not have been created. Even though it is fun, but it really isn’t. It really isn’t funny at all.

I am sure we make mistakes with pronouncing peoples names or mispronouncing a word or something, and I just think people went too far with John Travolta’s mishap on the Oscars 2014 while Presenting and introducing a singer to sing Let it go from the Movie Frozen. When you are being watched by millions of people throughout the world and on a major night in Hollywood like that, and I know that John Travolta has done many speeches, presenting and being in the public eye. Sometimes people do get so caught up in the moment that they have all that pressure.

It doesn’t matter how many years you have been in the entertainment industry, sometimes mistakes happen, were human, sometimes were going to make mistakes pronouncing names or words or something. I know he said Adele Dazeem, when it is Idina Menzel, but I think its enough making fun of him and making jokes. There is a limit to everything, and that limit has been crossed. His mind may have been elsewhere or something going on that day with him or something. This has been in the spotlight, in newspapers, on the internet, social media, and so many other places, even on billboards now or signs people have made.

A lot of people have too much time on their hands to do these things, and I think some people need to utilize their time to do something worth while, positive, good, and influential. Okay the Oscars Selfie is okay to make memes and stuff, but it depends on what you are doing a meme on, but not something about a persons Mistake like “Adele Dazeem”…

People take things way out of context. I like John Travolta a lot and he should not be criticized for that, but unfortunately there will always be people who will criticize and make fun. Not very cool. This is a form of Bullying somebody and its not right at all. Some people may have speech impediments, some may have problems with pronouncing things. Its not good to make fun of others. People sometimes do not think about what they do or say before they do it, and people may face consequences in the long run.  John Travolta is a person too and he should not be treated any differently than anybody else.  That is it for my ranting.


Edgar Martirosyan – The Famous Oscars Pizza Guy – An Armenian

On March 2nd, 2014, A Whole new twist and something that has not been done before in Oscars Academy Awards History was done this year. Ellen DeGeneres had Ordered Pizza a couple of days before the Biggest event in Hollywood, telling The Pizza Guy from the Big Mamas & The Papa’s Pizza Place to be there between 4 & 5 or something, and Edgar Martirosyan followed Ellen DeGeneres the Host of The Oscars 2014, to the stage, and Shocked Edgar, did not realize or know that he was on the stage of the biggest event of the night which was viewed by over 43 Million people on television. He said, he was not expecting that.

Edgar then got instantly famous with giving out pizzas to Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, and many others. Then Ellen passed around Pharrell Williams Hat, and the stars compiled up to 600 dollars in Tips, then when Edgar the Armenian Pizza Delivery Guy was invited to go to Ellen DeGeneres Show the next day where she evened out his Tip totaling to 1000 dollars. Then later Edgar appeared on Piers Morgan’s show, and made headlines everywhere.

Edgar then said in an interview that he always loved Julia Roberts since hes watched her movies, and giving her a Pizza was a great feeling and he was in complete surprise.

I automatically thought that he was Armenian, because he has this Armenian Look about him. As I was sitting down and watching the Awards show with my family, I knew and told them, that He is Armenian and then mere hours later on the news outlets, and the internet, It was indeed true and did find out he was Armenian. Like me. So I should say I am so excited and happy for my Fellow Armenian for having this amazing opportunity to deliver Pizza to the Oscars. Lucky him. I wish Edgar and his business that he owns with His Brother a great success and I wish him all the best. When I visit California again, I will definitely go to Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza :)

Article from IanYan Mag


Big Mamas Papa’s Pizza


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Ellen DeGeneres – The Best Oscar Host Ever – I Vote Ellen for 2015

On March 2nd, 2014, in Los Angeles, Hollywood, California, the 86th Annual Academy Awards, The Oscars took place at the Dolby Theatre. A night that is celebrated by Film and Entertainment Excellence in the past year. Ellen DeGeneres hosted the grand event which is the most biggest night in Hollywood, which turned out to be a great success. Ellen DeGeneres is a natural and a fabulous host and she did such an incredible job. Throughout the night I was left in suspense as to wondering what she would do next, on what would happen. Ordering Pizza was one of the coolest things ever and it was an Armenian Pizza Delivery Man named Edgar and the Pizza place Big Mommas and Poppas is owned by an Armenian, which is amazing.

Ellen DeGeneres showed up in a princess dress after one of the commercial breaks. She then went in the audience and gave us more surprises. Ellen then took selfies with many celebrities, such at Julia Roberts, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and many more. She then tweeted the photo and crashed twitter down for more than a million retweets in such a little time. It was one of the most retweets in Twitter history. She then updated her twitter account throughout the evening while she was hosting. Social Media soared, and buzzfeed quickly began producing articles and funny things which I enjoy that website a lot.

The Fashion, Make Up, Glitz, Glamor, Dresses, and the whole night was just spectacular and of course there were things that were seen like Jennifer Lawrence falling down, how people photobombed each other, so on and so forth.

I have loved Ellen since she started with her own talk show. I am telling you, she is somebody whom I really respect, admire and appreciate so much. I vote Ellen to host the next Oscars in 2015. I had so much fun watching the Oscars 2014. It felt like I was there, and it felt like I was part of the fun, the red carpet and so much more. Hopefully one day I will physically be there, dress up and be part of the most exciting night in Hollywood. Best wishes to Ellen and I hope that you get voted in to be the host for Oscars 2015.

Happy 10th Birthday Facebook! Taking Social Media To A New Level

It was 8 years ago that I joined this social media website to stay in touch with family, friends, people in relative to me and people I have met through my travels and beyond. Little did I know, that the circle would get bigger. I met some incredible, beautiful, lovely people from this social media website that I began to meet some of them in person a few years later, which made the world a smaller place. I have yet to meet a few people who I so badly want to meet that I met from other friends on Facebook by merely commenting on a picture or status message and we automatically grew fond of each other, so we added each other and our friendships have blossomed since then.We have become like a family and its an amazing feeling to know that you can take time away from life’s busy schedule and converse and keep updated with your Facebook Family online.

Facebook unites many people around the world. Its incredible on how things fall into place, and see how many people are interested in the same things you are by just joining groups, pages and fan pages of a famous personality, idol, or other miscellaneous things.

Facebook definitely makes the world smaller and in seconds a lot of photos, videos, links, news, sending wishes for birthdays, baby, wedding, engagement, graduation, university announcements, invitations to events and parties, status messages, comments, messages, likes, groups, pages, businesses, food, restaurants, menus, recipes, radio stations, entertainment, movies and other things gets transmitted throughout the world. Sometimes all you need is Facebook to get all your news and information with the help of Links of course. I love Facebook because it’s a website that I am so grateful for and for Mark Zuckerberg who created this so that our communication becomes easier with the world and encountering many people on all walks of life.

Thank you Facebook for Connecting me to the world and to people I would never have met if it wasn’t for you. I am so blessed to have you all on my list and I love you all very much! Mind you, I am very careful with my selections on who I choose to add-on my friends list. I have been around on the Internet since 1997 and I am very well-educated when it comes to social media moguls and everything else.

If anybody has anything bad to say about Facebook, it’s because of the way you use it, Some use it carelessly, some use it to do bad things, some use it to do stupid things. As long as you use Facebook wisely and know what you are doing, and what you are sharing, posting and who you have on your Facebook account, that is good, but do not post every single aspect of your life as it can be misinterpreted. So the bottom line is, if you do not want your personal business on a social media site, do not post it at all because somebody can see it within the second you post it. Some things have to remain private and don’t use Facebook to bully others, hurt or offend other people, Photoshopping in a bad way and making insensitive posts. Post wisely, because each thing you post does not go away, even after deleted. Especially on a Social Media website, that can be accessed by billions of people around the world. So be careful, exercise caution and use it to inspire, to be kind, to do great things with it like communicating, and enjoying it.

Do you use Facebook in a great way? Do you have an account? If so, what are your thoughts about the social media website? What do you like or not like about it? I would love to hear your opinions on it. How can you spread the awareness to use Facebook in a good manner and not use it in the wrong way?

Most about Facebook is good, incredible, and awesome and I believe that Facebook has changed the interface of communications forever. I wish FB Continued success throughout the years. Heres to strengthening communication of people from a distance, and cheers to everlasting friendships through Facebook across the many miles around the world. Happy Birthday Facebook! Heres to another 10 years and beyond!

Never Give Up On Your Passion – Keep Reaching For The Stars

In My life, I have been so passionate about many things, and one of them is to write. I have been doing that for 11+ years now, and I am not stopping on what I am passionate about. Not only does writing interest me and what has been instilled in my life for more than a decade now, but I know I have so many other great skills and talents I want to utilize in this limited life. I want to make a difference in this world, I want to shine, I want to get to where I have always dreamed of. In the last little while, I have been walking like I am on the red carpet of an award show, and holding something that resembles an award and pretending that I am accepting that award and thanking everyone, and being so grateful. Well, I do not want to pretend anymore.

I want to make it a reality, and I want to one day feel that feeling of so many people being proud of me, and my accomplishments. No dream is unrealistic, and no dream is too big and out of reach. When you are passionate about something and feel so incredible, amazing, and wonderful about, you got to try your best, you got to reach for the stars and I know that it will not be an easy task to do so, but eventually you will get there. I know I cannot just sit behind a computer screen and write and write. I must get out there to shine and head out to where I can make my dreams a reality. God has a plan for you. Maybe not now, but in the near future or someday. I am just so happy that I have discovered my God given skills and talents, that someday I will represent All Armenians in the community and basically the community of the world of all nationalities, all walks of life and do my best in this life.

I know I must do this on my own, and nobody will walk in my journey to get there and reach for the stars as I must stand on my own two feet, I can’t just keep talking and writing about it like I am now,  but I do believe that the more people that get my name out there, the more people that know of me and about me and my purpose, the more better it will be. Somebody in the entertainment industry, an idol of many people, a famous personality will see my blog. I want to clarify, that I am not just doing this to get myself famous for the sake of getting famous and getting the publicity I want, but its to make a difference, its to do something fulfilling to reach to many people as I am a people lover, and I am a people person, even in my local community, and surroundings.

I just love to write, I love to get my feelings, my words and myself out there for the world to see me and who I am. I know I have a lot to give out to the world, and I know I can do this. I will not let negative, jealous and those who do not believe in me that I can’t do it, that I can’t get there, because I can, and I will.

God bless you all and Thank you to those who believe in me. Your support means so much more. I love you all!

Talin’s Journey to Hollywood – My Vow To Fans

In the past 11 and a half years, I have taken this journey into writing for my Armenian community newsletters, writing scripts for my drama class back in high school, getting great marks in English class, always writing speeches for my Armenian community, where I had the pleasure of having the opportunity to conduct public speeches, where I got so excited to do, and I had standing ovations after my speeches and soon after I would have many people greet me throughout the event, where people would compliment me on a job well done. After a few years writing for my Armenian Community, I resorted to online posting since Facebook was established, and soon after I began the wonderful world of Blogging and engaging into social media a lot more, where I can put my thoughts, feelings, and the way I see things into light.

Having said all of that, Writing has been a passion of mine for so long now and I plan to utilize my skills, talent and my enthusiasm to fulfill my dreams of writing for big productions in Hollywood, California in Los Angeles, where I can grow and adapt and make my writing journey one that will mean so much to me. I know in Hollywood there is a lot of competition, there are thousands of people who want to be in that position where they want to make a name out of themselves in the public eye and for everyone to know that person. I know you are probably wondering what I can bring to the entertainment industry? That is a simple question to answer, simply by saying that, I know I can bring fresh new ideas to the productions, and big television and movie corporations and especially making the fans my #1 priority, as that should matter in the end as that is the main reason why the entertainment industry survives today, as many Actors, Actresses, Directors and Producers have said at award shows and interviews on television.

In the past month and a half, I have encountered and met many new friends online from many places in the world and sharing with them my views, their feelings, emotions and opinions on the whole Michael Muhney and Billy Miller Case of being Let go from The Young And The Restless Soap Opera on Television, and so much more that caused a major blowout with many fans being disappointed with the outcome, and thousands and thousands of fans took it to social media websites, magazines, newspapers, and other news outlets to share their emotions, and those fans are serious about not watching the show after January 30th, 2014 when it will be the last time we see Michael Muhney or Billy Miller and it is sad to see them go with the poor writing and story-lines that have been airing lately and fans are working so hard to get the actors that we love on the show back and bring great quality writers who can render and work their great craft, where fans can finally be happy, satisfied with the outcome and mainly make us smile and wait impatiently to come home from work or school to tune into our favorite show, to PVR pre-record the show, so that the fans can watch it. If things are not dealt with in a proper fashion, Fans maybe lost for good, and they can tune into other soap operas and they can do something else with their time.

Also, with that being said, I want to get to Los Angeles, I want to be able to look at that Hollywood sign on the hills everyday, and say I made it, I want to wake up everyday with those big tall palm trees of California and say, I made it, and I want to get that satisfaction, that pleasure into know that I made fans smile, that I made them feel important because they are important to me, and I promise and make that vow to my fans, that whatever I do, and will do, it is for the great benefit of you and I will one day get on the Movie Critics Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, The Oscars, The Academy Awards, Peoples Choice Awards, Emmy Awards, Prime-time and Daytime, and when and if I win those awards, I will dedicate it to the fans firstly, and I will say, without Fans, our careers will not be where it is, and it would never exist. Thank you fans. It is all about making priorities, It is all about putting people first. I want to know that what I have or will do will blossom the entertainment industry and how incredible life can be for those who depend, who dedicate their lives to our craft and what we do.

If I can one day get this chance, if I can one day get to where I want to be, I will work so hard, accept and take on many challenges, and I will be prepared for whatever comes my way. I know it is easy to say it now, and it is easy to talk, but where I stand, there will be not that much talking, and there will be action taken with every vow I take for my fans, and for every single person whom I will work with or work for and create a family in the entertainment world. I am so excited and ready for this phase of my life. I cannot do it without you all and without your help to send me there. Thank you to those who believe in me and thank you so much for the sweet and lovely comments. I appreciate that so much. This is for you!