Author Archives: Paul Chaderjian

Horizon TV’s Hayk Tovmasyan Reflects on His Experience in the US Army

As American-Armenians honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation on this Veterans Day, Asbarez wanted to share the story of a member of its own family who is now serving our country in the Army. Asbarez’s broadcast affiliate Horizon Armenian Television viewers are familiar with Hayk Tovmasyan’s name and face. He anchored the news daily from August 2006 until April 2011. Asbarez’s Paul Chaderjian interviewed Hayk and his wife Mari (nee Gezalyan) about his decision to join the Army and what life for them is like in the military.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

On this small island in the middle of the Pacific, you’re bound to eventually run into someone you know or run out of land if you just keep going. You’re bound to speak pidgin and start saying ‘howzit’ and ‘bra’ and see the cast and crew of “Hawaii Five-O” in action. Or you may be forced to stare right into the dark eyes of the Armenian Genocide.

A Postcard from North Shore

This afternoon I pulled off the two-lane Kamehameha Highway on the North Shore of Oahu to watch the mighty Pacific and the brave surfers riding her waves. When I reached for the ignition to kill the engine, I became mindful that blasting on my stereo was Karnig singing “Leran Lanchin.”

Northbound on Highway 99

Some days the Sun seems closer to the Earth. Rays push down like a hundred pound weight. Temperatures soar past 99 degrees. Circulation, respiration, neurons, and cells work overtime, in concert, to keep us functional. We thirst for water, for ice. We crave for shade, for air-conditioning. We want to slow down, to sleep.

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