Archive for November, 2007

Comin thro’ the Rye

November 27, 2007

Comin thro’ the rye, poor body,
Comin thro’ the rye,
She draigl’t a’ her petticoatie
Comin thro’ the rye.

Oh Jenny ‘s a’ weet poor body
Jenny ‘s seldom dry,
She draigl’t a’ her petticoatie
Comin thro’ the rye.

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro’ the rye,
Gin a body kiss a body —
Need a body cry.
Oh Jenny ‘s a’ weet, &c.

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro’ the glen;
Gin a body kiss a body —
Need the warld ken!
Oh Jenny ‘s a’ weet, &c.

Robert Burns (1759-1796)

We bury honored Mr. DOLLAR

November 23, 2007

1USD = 305AMD

Тhe coinage was drastically debased especially yesterday. Apart from some well-known reasons for such a dramatic exchange rate, which are the upcoming elections for allegedly putting higher numbers in the budget, and some people’s desires to accumulate more money, don’t know whether it may have some connection with yesterday’s All Armenian Fund raising Telethon during which they managed to gather $15,276000. If given that the previous day the exchange rate was 311AMD the difference with today’s rate should worry some people, especially when it is predicted to debase up to 250AMD as far as New Year celebration and feasting is not far anymore, and willy-nilly people will have to change their dollars sent from abroad.

Thus, dear compatriots, let’s lament the loss of our dear dollar, it was a good cheap fellow!!!

Save Teghut Forest!

November 21, 2007

Concerns over the possibility of destroying a virgin forest and posing a threat to the adjacent settlements within the next 30-40 years were confirmed several days ago as the government of the Republic of Armenia conceded to the Teghut Copper-molybdenum mine in the province of Lori for exploitation.According to the working plan by Armenian Copper Program (ACP) the exploitation of the ore mine demands logging 357.16 hectares of wood, where the volume of timber will make 57,700 cubic meters.Environmentalists say 170,833 trees will be logged for the exploitation, including rare sorts of walnut, oak, apple and pear trees. In the Teghut woods 55,000 rare and 45,000 valuable trees grow, as well as plants and animal species included in the Red Data List that will likely vanish when the mine is exploited.“Our estimates show about 2,000 hectares of forests will be destroyed for exploitation, creation of the tailing and communication infrastructure. As a result Teghut will become a landslide zone,” says economist Razmik Terteryan.The fuss kicked up by environmentalists somewhat delayed the government’s decision. However, the new Minister of Environmental Protection Aram Harutyunyan, came up with a hasty positive conclusion to the examination set for the issue, thus continuing the work his predecessor Vardan Aivazyan began, despite the minister’s statement for holding another examination within the next one month.The work by the former and the present ministers was approved by Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who visited the mine in the village of Teghut several days ago to attend the set up of the ore mine. According to the PM any kind of mine exploitation would affect the environment, but the company has taken an obligation [to minimize the negative impact]. “I think there is no need to worry, because the RA government clearly defines the rules of the game and we, as the government, will constantly be supervising the second party of the process,” Sargsyan stated.

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Some things…

November 20, 2007

I have a bit free time, so decided to post something, though don’t know what to talk about. At the moment everyone and everything is engaged in politics and elections, and I bet mostl of them are fed up with it from the moment they start thinking about it. I belong to that group as well.

Yesterday our entire block didn’t have electricity and everything was dark around. My brother kind of kiddingly said: “Hehe… I see Levon is back”. Now everyone are intrigued by the ex-president Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s return into the political arena and his efforts to become President of the Republic of Armenia once more. Years of his presidency are remembered by people as “dark years”, to which I referred in this blog long before his “Second Advent”. However, whatever happens and whoever wins the upcoming presidential elections, “dark years” will always serve as metonymy to Mr. Ter-Petrosyan.

On a different note, finally I grew my hair long enough to cut it equally in a line, so that they be of one length. Actually I managed to withstand everyone’s’ persuasions to cut my hair into layers and dye it, something that is done by almost all young girls, whereas I don’t like artificially looking hair. I always wonder why right after finishing schools young girls hurry to look older through dying their hair, making up as much as possible preferring an artificial look, or jumping into high heels for “visiting” the universities they will study at. (more…)

Excuses… for the Muse

November 9, 2007

There are so many things roaming about my mind, and I’m sorry that I can’t find time to at least jot them down here. I see my computer at home rarely, haven’t touched it for the last month actually, as the only thing I dream of when I get home late is to sleep. Yet there are so many things to do, that I get deadly tired and my brains stop functioning any more. Today I realized that I haven’t composed any song for the past month or so, as I’m usually full of music and record everything that sings inside, however, I’ve been dumb for the last month. Yesterday, the girl’s group with who I train my voice asked me to compose a song for them as they liked my songs, which I sang for them some time ago. Sure, I will try, just how to explain that I’m waiting for my muse?! Hope she will not leave me for good 😉
Probably my only consolation is this poem I wrote recently. Enjoy! Or don’t! Whatever. Cheers!