April showers

April showers

April 21, 2013 |  by

To end the post, I would like to run down some words in Armenian that we went over in class last week. COLORS! Now there are a handful of colors that are different in Eastern and Western Armenian but for the most part they are they same (with slightly different pronunciation). And as an added bonus, some colors actually help you learn other words too!

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Spicing things up

Spicing things up

April 10, 2013 |  by

Armenia’s president was inaugurated on Tuesday. Same guy. Couldn’t go to the inauguration. I had my outfit all planned then they shut down the metro stop. I went to Liberty Square instead where Raffi Hovannisian gathered a lot of people and said well not much. He’s been doing that a lot…

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Ebert: Two Thumbs Up!

Ebert: Two Thumbs Up!

April 5, 2013 |  by

This morning I awoke to news that Roger Ebert passed away via text from my brother. I was taken aback by sadness.

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Why we haven’t blogged in a while

April 1, 2013 |  by

We haven’t blogged in a while because of many reasons but the most important one we wanted to share today. Allen and I have decided to move back to California. We realize that Armenia is just not the right place for us to be and will be returning to California…

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If they can do it, so can I!

If they can do it, so can I!

March 6, 2013 |  by

As promised: the following blog post has nothing to do with politics :) Quite the opposite…

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It's an Exciting Time to be in Armenia

It’s an Exciting Time to be in Armenia

February 28, 2013 |  by

We keep hearing it around us that it’s an exciting time to be in Armenia. I thought it was because Allen and I arrived and now live here but alas everyone is referring to the recent elections.

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 #Armvote2013

#Armvote2013

February 18, 2013 |  by

It’s election day today. I’m at Civilnet all day helping out, then going to the airport to pick up Sose. You can follow Civilnet’s election coverage live below or visit the election roundup section on their website here

You can follow or report on election violations here https://iditord.org/

Media Center, meanwhile, is gathering…

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Hey Diaspora, it's Election Day in Armenia on Monday, Surprise!

Hey Diaspora, it’s Election Day in Armenia on Monday, Surprise!

February 15, 2013 |  by

Guess what, it’s Election Day on Monday. Armenia has a serious choice to make come February 18 but no one back home seems to be too interested. I’m not a citizen and can’t really vote, but if I could, I would vote for Raffi Hovhannisian.

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Zvartnots, customs and iPhones

Zvartnots, customs and iPhones

February 11, 2013 |  by

This was probably one of the smoothest (and cheapest) flights I have ever had to Armenia. Here’s some advice for anyone thinking of a one-way trip

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Saying goodbye to family at LAX

Saying goodbye to family at LAX

February 11, 2013 |  by

I’m waiting to board my flight to Armenia, after a long and hectic process of rearranging our boxes to avoid fees. We met up with my old roommate Serouj, who is coincidentally also moving to Armenia!and on the same flight. Our families got together for a long Armenian goodbye. Next…

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