Archive for March, 2010

Blingin’, Singin’ and Springin’…

March 23, 2010

I recently attended a panel of three Armenian jewelers, which was hosted by the Zohrab Center and the Armenian Network of New York. Being of Armenian descent on my dad’s side, I wasn’t surprised that our culture’s reputation for survival as well as our knack for entrepreneurship and sales were mentioned at points during the discussion–to learn more about how Armenians have come to represent a good number of jewelers and industry leaders in the Middle East and beyond, check out “Three Executives from AJA East Coast USA” on the homepage of the Armenian Jewelers Association.  

Another recent discovery is DJ Khaled and his latest single “All I Do Is Win,” featuring Ludacris, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and T-Pain. Right when I heard his name I thought, “Sounds like a rapper of Middle Eastern descent, how cool is that?” Sure enough with further research (Courtesy of Wikipedia) I found out he’s of Palestinian descent, more specifically, and quite accomplished in the industry and music genre. If you haven’t already heard the single, do give a listen…

As for spring, it’s officially sprung! Hope y’all got to enjoy it over the weekend and that the same weather comes back sooner than later 😉

Tabouli wishes and fattouche dreams,


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(Photo of DJ Khaled courtesy of