Salon Bella Mar — For All your Beauty Needs in Boston

Are you visiting Boston soon? Are you a resident of Boston and areas? Are you looking for beauty professionals to cater to your needs? Well, look no further than Salon Bella Mar. Salon Bella Mar is located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts near the Harvard Yard. The very talented professional in beauty care Mari along with her other talented and professional staff are focused, driven, courteous, efficient, and dedicated to cater to your individual beauty needs where it is from your hair, nails, feet, toenails, skin care, and more. They are ready to get you pampered to the fullest extent. Mari and her staff only provide high in excellence in client services.

Salon Bella Mar offers Hair Cutting, Styling, Hair Color, Extensions, Hair Removal, Bridal Services, Proms, Special Events, Nail Care, Skin Care, and more. There is also the Keratin Complex Soothing Therapy, Brazilian Blowout.

In my personal experience, I visited the Salon last August, 2013 where I fell instantly in love with how beautiful the place really is and again I visited Boston this past May, 2014, I had the pleasure of getting a professional and beautiful manicure done on my nails, where It was my first experience ever getting a manicure, so it was very awesome to get to choose my own nail color. I got to choose two different nail colors. I chose pink and turquoise/blue and I had a flower put onto 2 of my nails. You can see a picture of it located on Salon Bella Mar’s Facebook page where I had uploaded. Thank you Mari and your lovely staff for an excellent job done. To this day I still have not taken my manicure off my nails and I refuse to take it off with nail polish remover. I want to try to preserve my nails as much as possible.

I cannot wait until I visit Boston again and go to the Salon once again.

Salon Bella Mar only uses the best and excellent quality beauty products to cater to you.

Salon Bella Mar is located at

1105 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Telephone #: 617-661-4293

To obtain more information please visit the Salon Bella Mar Website.
http://www.salonbellamar.net

Visit the Facebook Page.
https://www.facebook.com/salonbellamar

So go ahead and get pampered head to toe to emphasize your unique natural beauty.
Have fun, and enjoy the experience. I know I did and I loved every moment.

99th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide to Take Place in Ottawa, Canada – April 24th, 2014

The 99th Anniversary on the Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide is quickly approaching next month on April 24th, 2014. To Canadian-Armenian community and more, Lets make our attendance in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in front of the Parliament Hill, The March to The Turkish Embassy a successful one with thousands of people, Lets crowd and fill the park by the Turkish Embassy, lets make the march there a huge one. Lets stand tall, voice ourselves even louder.

We need to get out there in the public eye and raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide. Not just getting together in Armenian Community Centres to commemorate, but must take a stand outside Like of course Ottawa, Queens Park, and in front of the Media eyes, gain as much Television, Social Media Awareness, get these news casters to the scene, get us on Television, and make us well known. That is how we are going to let people know what happened. We have many Armenians in Media. Lets get this Rolling…. I have never seen our Ottawa commemorations air on our TV’s and Broadcasting Corporation Channels. Something must be done about that.

The Turkish Ottoman Empire Killed 1.5 Million Armenians, and tried to wipe us all off from the Earth on April 24, 1915, but could not succeed. They also stole our lands and our Mountain Ararat – Also Known as Mount Ararat.

Please make prior arrangements from now to attend the commemoration. It is important and something we all should participate in and do our best. Lets help each other and join each others hands and lets go to OTTAWA, CANADA. Canada’s Capital….

Please see your local Cambridge, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Laval and other Armenian communities to gain more information on Buses, and times, so on and so forth. Lets make this year a big number in attendance. We can do this.

Merry Armenian Christmas — Orthodox Christmas

Armenia

Armenians celebrate Christmas (surb tsnunt, Սուրբ Ծնունդ, meaning “saint birth”) on January 6 as a public holiday in Armenia. It also coincides with the Epiphany. Traditionally, Armenians fast during the week leading up to Christmas. Devout Armenians may even refrain from food for the three days leading up to the Christmas Eve, in order to receive the Eucharist on a “pure” stomach. Christmas Eve is particularly rich in traditions. Families gather for the Christmas Eve dinner (khetum, Խթում), which generally consists of: rice, fish, nevik (նուիկ, a vegetable dish of green chard and chick peas), and yogurt/wheat soup (tanabur, թանապուր). Dessert includes dried fruits and nuts, including rojik, which consists of whole shelled walnuts threaded on a string and encased in grape jelly, bastukh (a paper-like confection of grape jelly, cornstarch, and flour), etc. This lighter menu is designed to ease the stomach off the week-long fast and prepare it for the rather more substantial Christmas Day dinner. Children take presents of fruits, nuts, and other candies to older relatives.

It is frequently asked as to why Armenians do not celebrate Christmas on December 25 with the rest of the world. Obviously, the exact date of Christ’s birth has not been historically established—it is not recorded in the Gospels. However, historically, all Christian churches celebrated Christ’s birth on January 6 until the fourth century. According to Roman Catholic sources, the date was changed from January 6 to December 25 in order to override a pagan feast dedicated to the birth of the Sun which was celebrated on December 25. At the time Christians used to continue their observance of these pagan festivities. In order to undermine and subdue this pagan practice, the church hierarchy designated December 25 as the official date of Christmas and January 6 as the feast of Epiphany. However, Armenia was not affected by this change for the simple fact that there were no such pagan practices in Armenia, on that date, and the fact that the Armenian Church was not a satellite of the Roman Church. Thus, remaining faithful to the traditions of their forefathers, Armenians have continued to celebrate Christmas on January 6 until today.[42]

In addition to the Christmas tree (tonatsar, Տօնածառ), Armenians (particularly in the Middle East) also erect the Nativity scene. Christmas in the Armenian tradition is a purely religious affair. Santa Claus does not visit the nice Armenian children on Christmas, but rather on New Year’s Eve. The idea of Santa Claus existed before the Soviet Union and he was named kaghand papik (Կաղանդ Պապիկ), but the Soviet Union had a great impact even on Santa Claus. Now he goes by the more secular name of Grandfather Winter (dzmerr papik, Ձմեռ Պապիկ).

CREDITS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_worldwide

The 2013 Armenian Toronto ACC Summerfest Was A Great Success

This year from July 12, until the 14th, 2013 The Armenian Community Center of Toronto held a huge party under the tent for the Armenian community and this year was the 17th season. This year like from the year our Summerfest have begun, they have become a great success from bringing many known Armenian and International Performers from Dancers, to Singers, Comedians, Radio Broadcasters and so many more surprises that occur each year. The Armenian Summerfest is held at the Armenian Community Youth Center Parking lot.

This year many Armenian singers from Los Angeles, Lebanon, Cambridge Ontario, Montreal, and other places attended and sang at our Summerfest and they are Ararad Aharonian, Khoren Mouradian, Onnig Dinkjian our folk Traditional Singer, Kevork Artinian, Armenchik, and Andy Madadian with their bands that graced our stage with their incredible and beautiful talent in our Armenian Culture singing a variety of songs from slow to fast and while the crowd was dancing traditional Armenian Dances as well as just dancing with family, friends and enjoying our time with our Armenian community. Some of the performers also did a duet on stage as well which blew the crowd away and people were dancing like no tomorrow. We were then Broadcasted live from our Radio Station present and that is Setrak Garabedian who traveled from Montreal, and his radio station is called TrikTrak With Setrak and he updated and tuned those people who were unable to join at the Summerfest across the world so they too can enjoy with us.

The purpose of the Armenian Summerfest is to bring the Armenian community together, to strengthen our bonds, to make new friends, to reuniting people who have not seen each other in a while, and nowadays people meet each other on Facebook and make friends on the social networking site and people connect in person together for the first time or many times before and it makes Summerfest to be a smaller world when people reunite together. People of All ages were in attendance at the Summerfest which made us into one big happy family of our Community. a few thousand people were in attendance this year.

There were many vendors and traditional cultural Armenian and Middle Eastern Food and Desserts for people to enjoy while at the summerfest, there was also a Kids area where there was deflatable playing centers, Along with Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, and So many things to do for people of all ages.

I am glad that I attended all 3 nights and I got to reunite with my Friend whom I call a sister from Montreal, I got to see my friend from Boston who I had not seen since last year, and I saw all my facebook friends and some I met for the first time. It was so incredible and It was special time. I had such a great time and My face was always smiling and I was just so happy all around.

I would like to personally thank the Organizing committee of the Annual Summerfest and I appreciate all the hard work, commitment, dedication, nights and days that are put to pull of a huge event with renting of the big tent, organizing and planning the performers, the food, the communications, advertising committees and so many more things that go into planning an event. Thanks again and I am excited for the 18th year in 2014. Thanks for a fun weekend. Until next time.

The Armenian Genocide – 98 Years Later – Proof & Evidence of Cowardice Behavior By The Turks

For the past 17 years in a row, I have attended the Armenian Genocide Commemoration Protests in Canada’s Capital Ottawa, but this year I could not attend due to personal reasons that I missed out this year, however throughout the day I had friends update me on what is happening in Ottawa for the April 24, 1915 Armenian Genocide Commemoration March from Parliament Hill then Marching to the Turkish Embassy to keep me in the loop.

Little did I know that in the history of My Attendance in Ottawa for the Armenian Genocide March went into a total new twist and for the first time ever Turkish people that showed up at their Embassy celebrating the Armenian Genocide by killing 1.5 Million Armenians By raping, hanging, and doing so many terrible things to Armenians, evicting them out of their homes, making them walk in the dessert when they got tired, the Turks beat the Armenians down, Killing them, Our Lands stolen, Mount Ararat stolen from us. I cannot believe that this year I was not there and this happens. It is so crazy, stupid and ridiculous.

The Turkish protestors did not have a legal permit to protest on the day where we usually go protest in front of the Turkish Embassy for them to stop lying and admitting the truth to Armenians and the world, and they Lied to the permit givers that it was going to be a Turkish Celebration Barbecue party, which appalled me so much and I was at a loss of words of what was happening in Ottawa. They were flashing their Turkish flags, dancing, waving, singing. This is all the evidence and proof that the world needs to say enough is enough.

Some countries have recognized the Armenian Genocide including Canada, President Obama had promised us before his first term campaign that he would recognize the Armenian Genocide and that it really did happen and I think the White House and Mr. President Obama should watch this video that I am about to post that this should be proof, evidence enough to see how disgusting they are and how terrible they are for celebrating Genocide. It is about time that the rest of the world see this video to recognize what has happened.

How can people celebrate killings? How can people celebrate a Genocide that tried to wipe out a whole race and tried to finish people? How can people be so horrid and cruel? Such a shame!

98 years have gone, but the wounds are still fresh, the murders and all these terrible things that Armenians had to endure in the past have certainly put a big scar and it is felt by Armenians across the world and Armenian Supporters. Thank goodness somebody posted a video of Cowardice behavior of the Turks to show to the world on how these people are. I cannot believe how cowardly they are, and how inhumane, bullies, disgusting, disgraceful, distasteful these people can be. They are being taught lies that Turkish people did not commit the Armenian Genocide Crime, but they definitely did. Enclosed is a video of these cowards in Ottawa, Ontario Canada on April 24, 2013.

The Armenian Genocide Celebration By Turkish People in Ottawa, Canada April 24, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdNHw6zRZfw

So terrible. Next year I definitely will be attending for the 99th Anniversary.

Happy Easter Everyone! Wishing You The Best

Hello everyone, I am going to keep this short and sweet today as Today for some people it is Easter and I’d like to wish you all a happy Easter and wish you all the best. Many blessings to all of you. Thank you for your continued support in reading, and engaging into my blog. It is much appreciated. What are your Easter traditions? What do you cook for Easter? Is there anything in Particular that you and your friends or family do during Easter time? In My Family we get together for dinner, then we have egg cracking contests, distribute Chocolate, and then we usually pray and Thank the Lord for all that he has done for us.

Remember, it is not just about the Chocolates, Bunny Rabbits, Eggs, and the Pretty colours of Easter, it is about our Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life for us all and his love for us and he was crucified on the Cross. Today, Jesus Rose, and he is watching for all of us, but Easter may mean different things to different people and that is all okay too. What are you most Thankful for when it comes to Easter time? Being with Family and Friends is the most important and coming together during days like this is something great. It should always be that way right?

Well, I am going to keep this short today, so I wish you all the best and have a blessed and joyful day.

The Oscars Are Around The Corner – 85th Academy Awards

It is that time again where the 85th Annual Oscars Academy Awards are on the way this Sunday on February 24th, 2013. The glitz, glamor, dresses, the ambiance, displays, celebrities, artists, and celebrating an evening filled with incredible and great talent that makes television and movies the way they are now. I never miss a year of the Oscars and I always watch it. I make some amazing dishes for dinner and snacking, and prepare for the Oscars. It is a tradition in my family where we watch the Oscars and pick out our nominees and see who will win. I think ARGO is going to win this year. I have this feeling they are. I have never seen the movie yet, but I have heard incredible reviews and read so much about it. I haven’t seen most of the movies that are Oscar Academy nominees, but I plan to watch them. I don’t watch every movie out there, but the ones that are interesting to me. So I will watch ARGO when the DVD comes out.Who do you think the Award should go to for best picture and for best movie of the year? Django Unchanged? Les Miserables? or others?

The only thing is we don’t usually dress up for the occasion, we just have a cozy night in and watch the red carpet preview, then the award itself. Do you think Seth Macfarlane will do a great job as a host? I am confident he will be. I am sure he will add a flare of comedy into his introduction to the Oscar night. It must be an honor to be chosen to be a host for such a huge night in Entertainment. I wish him all the best in that and I am rooting for Seth. Way to go! I also liked it when Ellen DeGeneres Hosted as well. She added so much to it. I don’t know if you remember that year.

Do you have an Oscars Academy awards tradition? What do you do? Do you watch the Oscars? What do you think of the fashions as the years go by? Do you concentrate on everything in the background, and whats happening on camera? I am sure a lot of people do. I am thrilled and excited for Sunday. Are you?

In Honour Of The September 11, 2001 Attacks 11 Years Ago – My Prayers & Thoughts

The morning of September 11, 2001, it was a sunny day and I woke up, getting ready for high school,  It was already the second week of school, and I had come downstairs to have my breakfast, and after finishing breakfast, I had made my way to school. After 1st period of class was over, I headed to my next class which was Geography. We had began class for about 15 minutes. Our teacher then left the class for some reason we didn’t know, and there she came with a trolly and a TV. I said Oh were going to watch a movie, and then all of a sudden, she turned on the TV and the same time the same scene was on so many channels, I said Oh this must be a new movie coming out, and our teacher is showing us the preview so we can go see it as a class one day, but little did I know that it was really happening and that The Twin Towers, World Trade Center, Pentagon in Washington DC was hit and so many people had died, and buildings were blown up. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. At that moment, I started to cry so much, and so did a few of my classmates too. We were in awe and shock. So, then afterwards, there was an announcement over the PA System saying that, school has been cancelled for the rest of the day, and will resume tomorrow due to the Terror attacks in the USA. After that I went to my locker, grabbed my things and left to go home, Where I couldn’t stop crying because of what had happened.

I still remember this day like it was yesterday. I had the eery feeling and it was horrible on my way home. I was so scared to ride the public transit home, thinking something will happen while I am on the bus and thankfully I got home safe and I was just glued to the TV All day long. I still remember this day from the time I woke up and until I went to bed which was impossibly difficult to do, since my mind was in the states. After I eventually fell asleep past 2am in the morning and had to wake up at 7 for the next day of school. So I went to school and this was the topic all day and there was an assembly in the gymnasium where the principal, vice principal and teachers gave us information. This is where all the safety precautions started and everyone went to their classes and went on from there. I couldn’t believe it, but when it really happened, I just blanked out.

I just want to say my heartfelt prayers and my thoughts are with all families, friends, and to all effected by this terrible ordeal the world had to face on September 11, 2001 who lost loved ones. 11 years ago today, you all are on my mind, heart, and soul. My condolences to all the deaths that happened, and innocent lives were taken away senselessly by attacks that should not have happened. Today, I will remember all and my prayers be with you all and never let 9/11/2001 be repeated again. God bless and keep people from harms way always. Love each other and I wish for world peace amongst each other.

Living My Last 24 Hours of Being 26 Years Old! Thankful for Another Year!

Wow What a year it has been! I am living my last 24 hours of being 26 years old. This year brought me happiness, new discoveries about myself, discovering my passion and talent, my blogging website which is so important to me in spreading positive, happiness to people around the world, also making new friends, traveling to many cities and visiting Cuba, becoming a bridesmaid for the first time at my brothers wedding, and then a few months later at my good friends wedding. It also brought me some sad times, and times of grief of losing 3 family members within 2 months span. It brought fortunate and unfortunate times. I am so happy to be healthy, and kicking which is the most important thing above anything else. without health were nothing. So Thank God!

This year I was taught so many things about so many different things, on trust, who my true friends are, learning from people who inspire me in so many ways, learning different things from my fellow bloggers, and readers who continuously comment and engage into my blog, my family, my friends, my facebook, social networking family. Thank you all for giving me an incredible 26th year which I will never ever forget. It was a year full of learning, it was one heck of a year.

LOL Some people tell me your born right on April 30th when Tax season expires. Wow what a day huh? lol

All in all I am so thankful to God for giving me my 26th year, that I will never forget and most of all, spending time with family, friends and interacting with my facebook family this year. I love you all!

Here is to 27 IN 24 Hours from now!

Hello February! We Meet Again! :)

Hello February! We meet again. So much is happening this month on my blog. So many different stories, recipes, and exciting things. I do see people’s comments on my blogs daily and I thank you all for taking the time to write to me. I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart and I do read so many blogs and as I said were all one universal language. As much as I would love to reply to each one, it will take me sometime, but Everyone will get the answers soon enough. Anyway, its another month, another fresh start, lets see what this month will entail.

I wish everyone a wonderful February and I see that Valentines day is coming up. To those who are in relationships, or married, what will you do for your better half? Will you be going away? Will you be going out for a nice dinner? Going to the movies? OR the Big One? Maybe some couples will get engaged, Get married, elope. You never know when Cupid Strikes? Don’t worry single people, I am single too and sometimes Valentines Day makes me sad that I don’t have anyone but, thats ok, It will happen sooner or later. I am always looking at it as a glass half full. It will happen for me. I hear this all the time that someone out there is out for someone. I truly believe in that. Believe in yourself and believe in it.

Anyway, Have a great February, All the best!

Love

Talin

Happy New Year! First Day of 2012!

I’d like to wish you all a very happy 2012! May this year be wonderful and may all your dreams come true.

What did you do on New Years Eve?

I Myself went to a Masquerade New Years Eve Ball. It was very nice.  It was a great time with great company and I hung out with a good friend of mine who I haven’t seen in about a year and a half, so we caught up, had fun, took some pictures, so on and so forth.

Today I am going to keep it short and sweeet. Tomorrow I will continue with my blogging as usual 🙂

All the best to everyone!

HERE IS TO 2012!

It’s Christmas Eve!

Today I am going to keep my message short and sweet. I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous, Healthy Happy New year 2012. Happy Holidays!

All the best to you and your family and may life be be wonderful.

What are your traditions during the holidays? What are your favourite foods during the holidays? What are your beverage choices? Not the regular Egg Nog type of things….

ENJOY!!!!

Love,

Talin