Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Assyrian Christmas Greeting!

When Tommy Mirza, an Assyrian from Australia who interviewed me for his website http://www.myoomta.com/interview/nineveh-dinha.html asked me to wish Assyrians a Merry Christmas in our native language on Fox 13's morning show and then post in on youtube so that he could see it, I never imagined that it would generate so many hits in just one week *over 9,000*! I also never thought I'd get a flood of emails from Assyrians across the globe, but I did. I got a tremendous amount of support, kinds words and thanks from so many Assyrians. The youtube greeting even connected me to a fellow Assyrian journalist that works for CNN International. Gotta love the internet, right?

I just want to say, as cheesy as it may sound, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the continued support. Wishing you a Merry Christmas in Assyrian is the least I can do for the community. I should be thanking you. Thank YOU!

In case you missed it, here's the youtube clip!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I'll keep this short, which is somewhat out of character for me BUT sometimes some things are better left unsaid.

2010. A year of CHANGES...a year I'm dedicating to MYSELF. That means enjoying life to its fullest, making resolutions I'll keep and no I'm not talking about losing 5 pounds. I'm talking about realistic resolutions because let's face it, I'm not going to stop indulging. And I'm totally okay with that. I've thought long and hard about what my resolutions for 2010 would be. Among the long list of things I want to work on, the most important: ME. Almost sounds selfish, but this year I'm going to be a little more self serving. Nobody should feel guilty or unworthy of wanting the best. I deserve it, and so do you.

Cheers to an amazing year ahead!