Hazardous Hotel and Scandalous TV
Imagine you are sleeping at night, and one of the "security" guards walks into your room, stands at the edge of your bed, and stares into your eyes? I will leave it at that. The hotel's name is made of 3 letters.
On another note, almost every hotel in Yerevan is completely booked this summer.
I still think Congress is the most decent with its affordable prices. Plus their outdoor café/restaurant and pool are really nice, especially in this heat. (By the way, apparently it's supposed to reach 40c (104f) in the next few days.)
Golden Tulip Yerevan and Marriott are a little pricey; that dilapidated Erebuni Hotel, with its awesome location, really needs to be rebuilt; Europe Hotel is currently being boycotted, by a group of travel agencies, for false advertising their prices; and Golden Palace is not in the center. Then of course we've got locally owned hotels which are usually not of international standards. Soon the Soviet-era Youth Palace will be torn down to be replaced by a 5-star hotel. Which I need to photograph like mad before it's demolished.
Anyway, so I've logged about a few immoral commercials I have seen on TV, but these 3 or 4 Giani jewelry commercial series are really sad. It started off with a young guy who bought his girlfriend a gold necklace, though he had another lover on the side. The same people were portrayed a little older in the second commercial, and the third one had the lover having nightmares of the guy's girlfriend having the nice Giani necklace and not her. This fourth commercial I saw had the same actors, though I'm not 100% sure if it was actually a Giani commercial. The man is in bed with two girls and is talking on the phone with his lonely clueless wife. Sure they're nice, but non-Christian, "fantasies", but why does the State TV channel have to encourage it by constantly airing it?
Another commercial shows a woman making coffee for her lover, who is laying down in her bed in the next room. The husband comes home early after work and bumps into her wife coming out of the kitchen. She says to her husband, “Here, I made coffee for us”, at which point the lover comes out of the bedroom with only his t-shirt and underwear. I can't even remember what they were advertising, but I'm guessing it was a coffee commercial. But why? What is the purpose? Is there no other way to advertise jewelery and coffee? I don't get it.
On the State H1 TV channel, they have a show called Open Project, and it’s basically a talk show (sort of like Jerry Springer but actually real and not as scandalous.) They recently had a show titled ... "The Person You Love Has a Family ... When you love, you forget about many things: for instance that the person you love has a family and it is impossible to love on demand." HUH???
Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.
All these construction projects of new roads, buildings and hotels are really really nice ... but we have sooooooooo many social issues that desperately need to be dealt with. I just wish our Church was a little more active with these issues.
Sorry for the depressing log. I'll try to be a little more happier in my next one. :-(