Monday, April 30, 2007

92nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide: Reconciliation is impossible !

Further to the commemoration ceremonies or meetings I have personally been able to take part on April 24th, I must say that I have been quite in disgareement - not with the tone - but with the underlying meaningful core ideas of various speeches held by officials of Armenian diaspora in the region of Lyon, France.

Key quotes as I registered them: " There will be no reconciliation without dialogue (Decines, France, April 29th)". " To establish a real dialogue, 2 parties should be involved (Lyon, France, April 24th)".

I think the key finding of 2007 can be summarized as follows: "1,500,000 + 1". If Hrant Dink's murder has proven us one thing is that there is no reconciliation possible.

As a matter of fact, what is unforgivable cannot be forgiven. We would be lying to ourselves and to the world if we pursue in this direction. No one can deny that We have an historical repsonsability in front of all citizens from all nations around the world. We can mislead the entire world. Whatever Turkey does or does not do, there is no dialogue possible.

There can be no reconciliation.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Did you walk cool - serie 2 ?

Please check the definition of cool in Wikipedia. It is so stylish !
" Cool is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance, style and Zeitgeist. Because of the varied and changing connotations of cool, as well its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning. It has associations of composure and self-control and is often used as an expression of admiration or approval."

They even pretend that "some notions of cool can be traced back to Aristotle, whose notion of cool is to be found in his ethical writings, most particularly the Nicomachean Ethics". That's so cool !

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

La Nouvelle-Djoulfa, 400 ans de présence arménienne à Ispahan

année de l’armenie

Antony - Maison des Arts /
L’histoire des Arméniens de la Nouvelle-Djoulfa commence en 1603 lorsque Shah Abbas, roi de Perse, décide de déporter les Arméniens de Djoulfa (situé actuellement au Nakhitchevan – Azerbaïdjan) et des provinces avoisinantes vers sa nouvelle capitale, Ispahan, qu’il vient de créer. Ce point culminant des guerres entre l’Empire ottoman et l’Empire perse au XVIIe siècle entraîne la déportation de 300 000 Arméniens en Perse.
À Ispahan, ils participent au développement de la nouvelle capitale en créant la Nouvelle-Djoulfa au sud du fleuve Zayendeh-Rud qui traverse la ville. Leur présence est active dans l’architecture, la peinture, l’artisanat et le commerce. Pendant quatre cents ans, ils maintiennent leur identité chrétienne en symbiose avec l’environnement islamique et établissent des liens culturels, artistiques et commerciaux jusqu’en Europe, en Amérique du Sud, aux Indes et en Extrême-Orient.
L’exposition est composée principalement de photographies (anciennes et récentes), d’estampes, de tableaux et de gravures qui représentent la vie sociale et religieuse de la Nouvelle-Djoulfa. Sont également présentés des objets tels que des manuscrits, des tapis, des livres imprimés, des broderies, de l’orfèvrerie, des tissus produits à la Nouvelle-Djoulfa.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Antranik Scores two !!!!

Andranik Teymourian scored two second-half goals to keep Bolton on course for Europe in a 3-1 win that piles the relegation pressure on Wigan.Emile Heskey's 100th league goal of his career was in vain as Sam Allardyce's side produced a stirring comeback at the JJB Stadium.
Nicolas Anelka initially hauled Bolton level four minutes before the interval before Iran midfielder Teymourian grabbed the first Premiership goals of his career in the space of five minutes.
Teymourian, signed on his performances at last summer's World Cup, appears to be another of those shrewd Allardyce captures.
Starting only his second league match, the 24-year-old certainly delivered in a crucial local derby victory that keeps Bolton in the hunt for a possible Champions League place

Friday, April 6, 2007

No comment serie 3 - Cérémonie du lavement des pieds à Jerusalem

Cathédrale St. James dans le quartier arménien de Jerusalem, Jeudi 5 Avril 2007

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

First Armenian TV-reality star ever...

Kimberly Noel Kardashian (born October 21, 1980 in Los Angeles, California) is an American socialite and is one of the three daughters of the deceased O. J. Simpson attorney, Robert Kardashian. Kardashian's media attention has primarily been attributed to her close friendship with Paris Hilton.

Like her friend Paris Hilton, Kardashian has been reported in the tabloid press for her romantic interests in singer Ray J, and a graphic sex tape that depicts Kardashian and her then boyfriend Ray J performing various sexual acts. Prior to the release of this adult film Kardashian announced her intention to pursue legal action to further block distribution of the tape. This was the first public acknowledgement of the existence of the tape, which she had previously denied. Despite the impending lawsuit, adult retailers started offering the ability to pre-order the tape in February 2007. Vivid Video made the sex tape available online in March 2007