Once the Fathers (Der Dajad, Der Shahe and another priest) blessed the salt, water and bread, Harisa was served to all. Harisa is made from barley and chicken pieces blended together forming soup type dish. Hari means to whip or mix, sa means this, meaning this mixture? I�m just repeating what I was told, don�t quote me on this.
After dinner, of course Armenian music was being played and everyone danced. Again the kids performed songs and recited poems. Again I took heaps of photos.
On Monday night, I�m organizing a get together with my students, as I haven�t seen them for a couple of weeks (we�re on a break till end of February). I remember in one of my lessons, I was teaching the students how to order in a restaurant in English when it occurred to me that none had ever been to a restaurant. In fact one of the students confirmed it. So the other day, I was talking to the Diaspora friend visiting from NY re above and told him that I would really like to take them out to dinner one night. That�s all it took, he immediately advised to organize a gathering and that he would pay for all!
It�s all under control, I have phoned each of my students and asked them to meet me at California Pizza for a �special class�. The conditions are that the menu will be in English, they will need to order in English, speak to the waiter and amongst the group only in English, otherwise no food. There will be 15 of us including my friend from NY and myself. It should be a great night; I really have missed them all! Have a great weekend.