Misc. articles

She Said

“Men confuse me,” declared Taline. “They say one thing but do something else.” She’d been on a date on a recent Friday night. She had very much looked forward to the night out with the young man. She spent two days fretting over what to wear and, on the day in question, she couldn’t help glancing at her watch every few minutes waiting for the work day to end.

He Said

“Armenian girls are different than American girls,” says Armen. “It’s true,” confirms Sarkis. It’s an age old topic, the courtship dance between men and women. I’m the only woman in the group as the men explain the illusive differences between the two genders while Vic silently listens to our discussion.

The Banker

Sitting behind the desk Zohrab looks through the windows that take up the two walls of his well lit inner office. His frequent glances monitor the activity in the outer room from the customers to the tellers to the other officers at the branch of the well known bank in downtown Beirut where he is the director.

The Philanthropist

What happens when you import the best of chocolates, the best of gelato, the best of coffee and put it all together in one place like?  You get a glimpse in the inner working of Zareh’s mind. For the past three years this he’s been operating a chocolate shop in La Canada because doesn’t believe

The Other Kessabtsi

Origins are an important element in this part of the world. The Middle East, particularly the Armenian community, relies heavily on this information when meeting strangers. Toros, after living in Kessab for over thirty years, still says he is a Sassountsi from Halleb. He is fifty seven years old with a thick bushy moustache, almost

Arthur Abraham: A World Champion Boxer, But Every Bit a Typical Young Man

Every time the Olympics roll around, as I watch athletes and nations contend for top medals, I always ask my dad, "Dad, what sports are we Armenia’s good at?" And my dad starts listing the usual: wrestling, weightlifting, chess (never mind whether that’s a sport or not). Oh, and boxing, don’t forget boxing, my dad