A Note on Cultural Chaos
"Stripping yourself of all judgments is a necessity in order to be able to truly discover what this land and people are about. Yet you need to take it a step further and make yourself humble, accept the way of life you experience as you travel throughout the country, and do all you can to not impose your way of life on the rotating wheel of customs and culture out here."
"By winning first place in the bucket-filling contest we began our winning streak; we won soccer yesterday and limbo today. After the first win the drive in the kids to win was sparked."
"Camp Gyumri has been an eye-opening experience. I didn’t quite know what to expect before coming here, but I’m very pleased with the outcome. For this session, we were prepared to accommodate about 100 children, but had a much greater turnout. As I made a personal goal to mesh with the locals, I discovered some disheartening things."
A new perspective on old traditions thanks to Babo
I’d like to dedicate this blog to Babo, her son, Vahleri Baboyan, and all the mothers who have lost their husbands and sons in the war. We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice.