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  • #11
    Re: What is it like...

    just go visit. You'll feel like a total outsider because you haven't grown up Armenian. Go to Nor Zovq supermarket when you can, it's the cheapest in Yerevan and my uncle owns it
    Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
    ---
    "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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    • #12
      Re: What is it like...

      Originally posted by Mos View Post
      just go visit. You'll feel like a total outsider because you haven't grown up Armenian. Go to Nor Zovq supermarket when you can, it's the cheapest in Yerevan and my uncle owns it

      Actually, I'm quite familiar with Armenians and their culture... Every Sunday I go to my mom's friend's house, Harout.. And he grew up in Armenia. I often go to dinners with Armenians among others.

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      • #13
        Re: What is it like...

        Originally posted by Julia
        Actually, I'm quite familiar with Armenians and their culture... Every Sunday I go to my mom's friend's house, Harout.. And he grew up in Armenia. I often go to dinners with Armenians among others.
        In that case Julia, you should have no problems. Refer to Catharsis's long post for places you should visit-- I have visited the majority of those places myself, and they will all give you a greater appreciation of Armenia, its history, and its culture.

        Considering your will to pursue Armenian history as a career, visiting Armenia prior to your studies and then having a constant connection with it is extremely vital in my opinion. Any Armenian, especially one interested in its history, needs to have a healthy notion of what their homeland means to them in real and practical terms.
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        • #14
          Re: What is it like...

          Originally posted by ArmSurvival View Post
          In that case Julia, you should have no problems. Refer to Catharsis's long post for places you should visit-- I have visited the majority of those places myself, and they will all give you a greater appreciation of Armenia, its history, and its culture.

          Considering your will to pursue Armenian history as a career, visiting Armenia prior to your studies and then having a constant connection with it is extremely vital in my opinion. Any Armenian, especially one interested in its history, needs to have a healthy notion of what their homeland means to them in real and practical terms.

          Thanks.

          Would I be welcome, though? What if I was to live there?

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          • #15
            Re: What is it like...

            Originally posted by Julia View Post
            Actually, I'm quite familiar with Armenians and their culture... Every Sunday I go to my mom's friend's house, Harout.. And he grew up in Armenia. I often go to dinners with Armenians among others.
            If you want to really benefit Armenian Race, marry an Armenian (prefabably hayastanci which is person from Republic of Armenia not 3rd generation diasporan (akhpar) because in this case he will be less armenian oriented. and make sure the kids grow up armenian. Send them to armenia every year (maybe even move there). What is your other 3/4 ethnicity?
            Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
            ---
            "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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            • #16
              Re: What is it like...

              Originally posted by Julia View Post
              Thanks.

              Would I be welcome, though? What if I was to live there?
              You would have to get used to Soviet mentality, heavy corruption everywhere. It will take a while to get used to after US but things are chaning for better and Yerevan is becoming more and more modern so it is good time now and improvement is a lot. I'm going to move back to Armenia after my studies, all my relatives are there and going back and forth every year to Armenia just makes me miss Armenia more. Once you look at Armenian mountains and valleys you will think there is no place more beautiful...

              Nice videos on life in Yerevan:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o6izWV7RFo (great song!)
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufPOsBKrc1Q
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Q6ILy2b50
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cShZ4vQZsfQ
              Last edited by Mos; 11-17-2009, 06:42 PM.
              Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
              ---
              "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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              • #17
                Re: What is it like...

                Originally posted by Mos View Post
                If you want to really benefit Armenian Race, marry an Armenian (prefabably hayastanci which is person from Republic of Armenia not 3rd generation diasporan (akhpar) because in this case he will be less armenian oriented. and make sure the kids grow up armenian. Send them to armenia every year (maybe even move there). What is your other 3/4 ethnicity?
                The other is a mix between English, German, and Welsh.

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                • #18
                  Re: What is it like...

                  Originally posted by Mos View Post
                  You would have to get used to Soviet mentality, heavy corruption everywhere. It will take a while to get used to after US but things are chaning for better and Yerevan is becoming more and more modern so it is good time now and improvement is a lot. I'm going to move back to Armenia after my studies, all my relatives are there and going back and forth every year to Armenia just makes me miss Armenia more. Once you look at Armenian mountains and valleys you will think there is no place more beautiful...

                  Nice videos on life in Yerevan:

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o6izWV7RFo (great song!)
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufPOsBKrc1Q
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Q6ILy2b50
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cShZ4vQZsfQ
                  I agree, that is a good song. Thanks for the videos.

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                  • #19
                    Re: What is it like...

                    Make sure to be part of Armenian Church and if you haven't already be baptized into Armenian Orthodox Church (I was baptized in Armenia when 1 years old). And also importantly, knowledge of Armenian language is obviously key (eastern armenian).

                    And listen to Armenian music!

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chw8sAKOM5k

                    -Aram Asatryan, he passed away few years ago, he is very well known Armenian singer and great voice he has
                    Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
                    ---
                    "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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                    • #20
                      Re: What is it like...

                      Originally posted by Mos View Post
                      Make sure to be part of Armenian Church and if you haven't already be baptized into Armenian Orthodox Church (I was baptized in Armenia when 1 years old). And also importantly, knowledge of Armenian language is obviously key (eastern armenian).

                      And listen to Armenian music!

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chw8sAKOM5k

                      -Aram Asatryan, he passed away few years ago, he is very well known Armenian singer and great voice he has
                      I'm certainly religious, I just don't know if I could join the Armenian Apostolic Church because of my religion right now...

                      I already do listen to Armenian music. My mom's friend Harout gives us a bunch.

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