in the following posts you’ll see our videos from the last trip to Lori, you’ll see #coaf - children of armenia building designed by Paul Kaloustian, 12th century Kobayr monastery which looked much cooler when they did not start the restoration work, and Odzun church and village. #walk #armenia #kobayr #odzun #friends
made it during the night/morning.
#proof #friends #film #movie #gwyneth_paltrow #2005 #talk #birthday #mathematics
— I realize that they are closer friends than me and my friends. Because photos they make, how to say, are close to each other, while photos I would take, and photos my friends would take, differ dramatically.
#talk #friends #art #photography
My German friend, when he lives in Yerevan, rents a room in some family apartment. it’s not only cheaper, but also he is able to socialize and understand locals better.
Last time he was renting a room in the flat of the elderly couple of musicians. they were speaking Russian, and were cursing Putin every day. He was asking, how it’s possible.
— Why, aren’t there people in Russia who disagree with his politics? — asked I and answered myself — Of course there are. Also, they speak Russian because educated people had to know well the language of the empire, and it was becoming a standard, default language for the educated class. it’s normal that educated people understand who is Putin, and don’t like him.
other time our German friend said:
— I’ve got acquainted with Armenian family from diaspora, from LA. They left Armenia in early eighties, but they look like stereotypical Americans - fat, they subsist hamburgers and they drink coca-cola. They were very thankful to Russia, they said: “Russia gave Armenians land to live
He recounted it with small sparks in his eyes, wondering how we’ll react. i wanted to start explaining that it might be typical for Armenians who left in early eighties, and why. But my friend was unable to resist, and he shouted:
— it’s bullshit!
Now our German friend rents a room at the old woman’s apartment, previously she was soviet engineer. now she does “alternative medicine”. One of her patients has cancer and she believes that she can cure him with her movements. “When i awake, and see someone lays in the kitchen, i realize i cannot get a cup of water” - complains our friend. He also says that this elderly woman loves Putin.
— Why not? — said my local friend — Putin also can be considered as “alternative medicine”.
#putin #armenia #yerevan #medicine #talk #stories #friends
մարդիկ կան, ունեն երեւակայական #ընկեր, իսկ ես ունեմ երեւակայական #թերափեւթ (people sometimes have imaginary #friends, however I have imaginary #therapist) #therapy #ուտենց
In times of uncertainty, we see a dramatic polarization, with the #rich more focused on holding onto and attaining #wealth and the #poor spending more time with #friends and loved ones,” said Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in #psychology at UC Berkeley and lead author of the paper published online this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120831104201.htm