Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
At first I learned a little English. Then I learned that teambuilding is a game, it's like game, it's importanat to find the best things in every member of the team and to use them. What about media? I think that the basic media is communication and talking with people as it's very important to know people to work with them. I've made several videos and interviews here with flip camera. It's cool. Another thing that I learned is that it's very difficult to live without internet :) Twitter is very useful tool, Web 2.0 technology. It was also very excited to visit the Newseum(museum about news). It's a great and cool place. I love it. Then NPR also was great. We went to State Departament and met various people from various project. It was great.
2. What did you learn in Washington, D.C. about your student colleagues from the other two countries?
Oh, a lot. First Americans love pets :) Then I thing everyone had a little cultural shock. And as David S. said: "the first thing that was a cultural shock for me was 1st night when all Armenian student speak Armenian." I learned a lot about American standarts as pounds, mills ect. A lot about American phone providers. And again languages. I leared languages. It's really interesting to learn some words in Azerbajani. Our Azerbajani friends joined us at last day, but I know that they are very good and smart guys. I'm sure I'll learn a lot from them during the program.
3. What has been hard or challenging about the DOTCOM program so far?
Of course there were several hard and challenging things. First again is language. It's a little difficult for me to understand and to speak English with Armenians but I try. Another thing is that our Azerbajani friends joined as at the last day and we didn't each other as well as Americans but I think this will not be a problem im future. I'm sure. Internet is a problem as I need internet and it's difficult to be without internet.
4. What has been exciting and rewarding about the DOTCOM program so far?
DOTCOM is an excellant program, and students are cool. Everything is great! I think everything our house in D.C. Our friends new and old. English everywhere, meetings, discutions, David's and Lilir's music, nice evenings, pool parties, Lenin! Of couse it was very exciting to be in Washingtom at 4 of July. Great day, great parad, flags everywhere, happy people everywhere. But however the best thing for me is to meet 20 young student from 2 other countries, to talk with them and to know them better. 20 men, 20 dotocmers.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
It's interesting day today! First day of SUMMER! Congratulations to everybody! I like summer, nice weather outdoors and everything is awesome! Today is Children's Day and by the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child we also are children I want to congratulate all you with this day :)(: Than today I got an interesting e-mail about DOTCOM's summer program. I'll live with Jacob(DOTCOMer from US) at Gross's Family! Great! And so I'm very happy to connect to all our participants and host families. If you've any questions, your always welcome. My Skype name is har-nick. My Facebook name is Nikolay Harutunyan. My e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com. In my blog you can find information about me and my life and my interests. Here is my autobiography . You can also read about me here. Video about me is here.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Some interesting information about birthdays of our DOTCOMers. May was a month of birthdays for our Armenian DOTCOMers. Happy birthday to all our DOTCOMers! And a real surprise for me and I think for all our DOTCOMers. DO YOU KNOW THAT KATIE'S(Katie Spencer: DOTCOMer from US) BIRTHDAY AND ALSO MINE IS AT THE SAME DAY 24-th of February. It's cool,very cool and I think we'll celebrate our birthdays in DOTCOM next year. Good idea :)
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
And now a little laugh for you.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
“Tolerance according to Children”
We, the worried youth considering tolerance essential for the whole humanity, admittingand respecting opinions of others and expressing ours freely, aiming to sow the seeds of tolerance in people, proclaim:
Everything can be tolerated unless it threatens the national security.
Article1. Tolerance is the basis of democracy, but everything shall be tolerated unless Human Rights are violated.
Article 2. Tolerance and respect for Human Rights shall first be developed in the family for the first institution of upbringing is the family.
Article 3. Whereas the Human Rights reflect respect for person's dignity they shall not deserve intolerant treatment.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
5.Books.I can't say that I'm big fan of reading.I don't like read books that aren't interesting for me.But I like read and I read interesting and attractive books.I like reading armenian writers and also foreign writers and books.I'm big fan of "Harry Potter" book of J.K.Rowling.
I read poems and novels.I like russian literature,mostly Pushkin and Chexov.I like "Ruslan i Lusmila" and "Mciri".I likeWilliam Shakespeare from English writers.I read "King Lear","Othello","Romeo and Juliet","Hamlet" of Shakspeare.
6.Video games.I like fun and I think video games are a very good way to relax and to get fun.I very usually play video games.For example "Need for Speed","Grande There Auto","Fifa 2008","Empire Earth","War Craft" etc.
I share my games with my friends.I'm not a big fan of video games,but I like to get fun and to play moderate.Now I play "Need for Speed" and advise you it.
7.Newspapers.I seldom read newspapers.I read local newspapers and magazines.I read "New time","Yes" ect.I think that newspapers are a traditional way of getting information about our life and community.
There are a lot of armenian programs that are funny,intellectual,interesting.I like watching TV "round tables" and discussions.Sometimes you can see me in TV news and programs.There are some interesting programs I watch regularly.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I advise you to listen to this music.
If medieval music interests you read about it on the official website of Xeremia band.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Mostly I like to listen to good and nice music.I like classic music and French music.My great fan is Charles Aznavur.He is a genius of music.I like "Yesterday When I Was Young","Une Vie D'amour","La Bohème", "Hier Encore","Sur Ma Vie","Embrasse-moi","Ave Maria","Pour toi, Armenie" etc. of Charles Aznavur.
I like armenian and also foreign music.From armenian composers I like Aram Kachatryan
I listen to music via CDs,TV,computer but mostly I like live performances.I've part in various concerts of different musicians.Now I listen to Charles Aznavur and I think he is a musician of all times.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
There are a lot of useful websites where I visit. For example Google, Yandex, Yahoo, Mail, FaceBook, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Internet is a very-very big network, that helps us to connect people, get information and have fan. I’m proud that I’m member of this big network,of this big family.
What sites do YOU like?
Monday, January 26, 2009
My father is physicist.He is an intelligent man.He love my brother and me very much and I love him,too.
My mother is the kindest and best man in all over the world.She is a teacher.She works in our school and teaches pupils of 1-4 classes.
My brother is 13 years old.He likes music and plays the violin and the piano.He's a talented boy and a good friend.
And at last about me.I'm a familiar man.I love my family and my friends.Everywhere I remember my family,I remember that without it I cann't be a realy good man.
I love my family!
I think work in groups is more interesting and effective.I always help people who needs help.If we have collective works,I'll do my best to be helpful for my group.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Hi.Now I want to talk about community.I live in Armenia.I like my country and my nation,but Armenia is a young country and there are a lot of thinks to change in our policy in various fields. Our country choose democracy.It's true,but it's also very difficult for our young country.
I'm a young citizen of Armenia and I'm interested in live of Armenia.Here is the problem.There are unique people who understand that democracy isn't only word,it's live,live of every citizen of country.Unique people understand that they must be interested in live of their country,that their opinion is very important,that everybody must have and say his opinion.
Today we have got a lot of problems in our community,but all this problems will resolve when we understand that our government is only construction that is created by us and that it must work only for people of that country.I'm a young boy but I think that my own opinion is also very important for our community.I've met leaders of our community and I've discussed different problems with them.For example education, economics,politics,culture etc.Some weeks ago I've met with minister of education,we've had and interesting discussion and in Febrary I'll meet with prime minister of Armenia forth time and we'll continue our discussion that we've begun in ministry of education. My big dream is to become president of my country and then I'll do my best to transform Armenia to a big and rich country. I understand that I can do it only with hard and collective work,but I'm ready for it.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We live at 21-st century.Nowdays everybody communicate and work with media.Everybody watch TV,listen music,read books and visit internet sites.This is media.
I like "Harry Potter" books,Saroyan and Pushkin.I like classic and French music,but I also listen to modern music and rock.Mostly I hear Charles Aznavur and Beethoven.I like to play video games.For example "Need for Speed","Grande There Autos" etc.
This all is media and it's very interesting for me.I'm interested not only in its content,it's very interesting its creation and editing.I try to understand everything and maybe to create my own media.For example I think this blog is also my own media.I think,if we understand media better our work in DOTCOM programm will be more attractive and effective.Here is the film about my media.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I like to study everything and I have got a lot of interests, but mostly I like to study languages, because it's very interesting.I study English,Russian and French now.And I want to study Spanish and German in future.I like mathematics and chemistry too.I studied computer myself.I think that there are a lot of things I don't know,but I want to know everything.I like travelling in Armenia and in all over the world.I visited a lot of interesting and beautiful places in Armenia.I visited France in 2005 for cultural exchange.I visited a sister-town of Nor Hadjn(my native town) called Chass-sur-Rhone.I lived 2 weeks in house of armenian there and saw a lot of interesting places.
I'm member of different clubs.For example "Club of Francophones" in my town,"Club of young politics" in Yerevan.The second one is very interesting.I'm one of 7 members of this club.We are meeting leaders of community and politics,discuss various questions and problems and find answers and outcomes,take part in round table discussions.I'm an active man, because I want to be an active man.
I go to school in my town.It isn't a big school, but it's very good school.There are about 200 puples there, I'm in 10-th grade now.I study very good and always help my friends in school and not only in school.There are 24 puples in my class.I like all subjects in school.I'm leader in my class and I often prepare various interesting projects in my class.For example I did a project about human rights.It was very interesting.
I have got a lot of passions anf dreams, but the greatest of them is to become Man,good and intelligent man,to have my profession and work,to have my place in the world.I haven't choosen my profession yet.Maybe I'll be president of our country.I'm leader and I organize well different projects.I'm an observer man and I try to study everything about everything.I'm president of the "Puple's Consul" in my school.I'm organizing a piece of Pushkin now.Last year I created a movie in my class about human rights.