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Sakura In The Center Of Yerevan In Memory Of The Japanese People

May 2, 2011 4 comments

 What I saw today was really beautiful and breathtaking. There’s a sakura tree growing right at the center of our city. Who could ever think of it?

The plate on the fence says: “In Memory of the Japanese People.” And there’s a signature beneath: “SAMURAI.”

The tree is planted in front of the “Samurai” sushi-bar at the beginning of Baghramyan avenue. But it is very modest and unnoticeable. I wouldn’t notice it if a couple of women weren’t standing there examining the japanese phenomenon.

Actually, Sakura is a cherry tree. But it is also the symbol of Japan.  The cherry blossom is the flower of flowers to the Japanese people. It symbolizes their national character. This is because the life of a samurai of feudal times was proverbially compared to the short-lived cherry blossoms that last “no more than three days”, for a samurai was always ready to sacrifice his life for the sake of his master. Another saying is that “what the cherry is among flowers is the samurai among men”.

We remember the victims of Japanese disasters and mourn with the world.

Brusov Or Confucius: What’s The Difference?

April 23, 2011 3 comments

A few hours ago one of the leading online news sites of Armenia Tert.am published an article about the monument of Confucius – the great Chinese philosopher, which has been removed by the authorities from the Beijing National Museum.

But the point is not that Chinese don’t like this statue. The point is the brightest and smartest article of the Tert.am‘s super-journalist. Actually, the last paragraph of this article.

It says: (Նկարում՝ Կոնֆուցիոսի արձանը Երևանի պետական լեզվաբանական համալսարանի մոտ, որը տեղադրվել է բոլորովին վերջերս՝ Չինաստանի կենտկոմի պատվիրակության հայաստանյան այցի ժամանակ):

Who doesn’t know who’s statue is in the picture please, don’t be shy, ask me…

Shame on you, Journalist. I hope at least you haven’t graduated our university.

Taxi Battle

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

 There’s so little space in Yerevan that one has to fight for each milimeter. Of course! The Armenian capital is a highly urbanized megapolis where life boils, and you’ll have to keep up with its rhythm, otherwise you’ll be thrown out of the routine.

And this, apparently, was what two taxi drivers on Mashtots avenue were doing – fighting for a place under the sun. By the way the sun today is quite warm, so after the morning rain it can be characterized as worthy to fight for.

Anyway, it isn’t a pleasant thing to see when two middle-aged men argue for some six meters. They were shouting and offending each other out loud. I wonder, don’t they think about women and children passing by?

Conclusion: civilization is not only iPhones and credit cards.

Coming Soon… Came Already!

April 17, 2011 Leave a comment

OPENING TODAY!

Welcome everybody! I have just returned from JFF camp in Aghveran, Armenia where I got certified that I already know something about new media and blogging, and I’m inspired and full of strength to start a blog. THIS BLOG.

So, let’s consider the opening party finished and the work started. Wish me good luck :D.

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