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Kamishibai for Kids & in Manufacturing

August 11, 2011


Bang-bang, bang- bang. The loud noise of the wooden clappers, hyoshigi (hyo-shigi), signaled the beginning of the Japanese story. It wasn’t your ordinary book reading session. It was Kamishibai “paper drama”. About twenty kids, with their parents, gathered at the Japanese American Service Committee in Chicago to get something their parents in the United States […]

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Armenians In Ottoman Empire Through Postcards

May 24, 2011


Each of us got one black and white post card. As we peered at the copies of picturesque landscapes and faces of our ancestors, Osman Köker, founder of BirzamanlarYayincilik (Once Upon a Time) Publications opened his notes. “Have you ever been to Turkey?” asked Köker with his weighty Turkish accent resonating from under his thick […]

Posted in: Armenia, Multimedia, Turkey

Calm ChinaPhobia

May 16, 2011


Walmart has announced that it is making a shift from “Made in China” to “Made in US”.  Good news for US local business. However, this move of a notoriously tightfisted retailer signals to me that China and anything associated with it has become a tool to propagate fear at home. So, I decided to pull […]

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