Homer was a Greek poet. No doubt about it. So was the Trojan horse, Greek. Right?
This afternoon I received a press release from Bahrain Economic Development Board with regards to the performance of Turkish dance Company “Fire of Anatolia” in view of Bahrain’s Spring of Culture on the 28th and 29th of March.
I was infuriated with the part where it is stated:
The show portrays the legend of Troy, written by Anatolian poet Homer in his masterpiece the Iliad and the Odyssey in 1180 BC, and hailed as one of the most known compositions in the world.
I didn’t need to be a university student at the Hellenic Civilization Faculty of OUC to agree with the fact that Iliad and Odyssey are (two actually not one!!) of the most known compositions in the world. BUT THEY ARE KNOWN TO BE GREEK!!!! Of course in the PR there is no mention WHATSOEVER about Greece. And I am wondering since when Homer became “Anatolian”? Who are these ignorant people who wrote this Press Release?
So let’s get things straight, shall we?
Irrelatively where HOMER was born (there are several claims about his birthplace):
1. The world back in HOMER’s time WAS NOT the same with the world we live in today. So weren’t the borders.
2. HOMER was a GREEK poet and his epics are INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS Greek. It’s a FACT. Open a History book you guys!
Bahrain Economic Development Board should apologize to the Greek Community in Bahrain as their Press Release is offensive and ridiculous. As for the turkish dance company I really don’t want to believe that the artists are that illiterate not to know basic History. But as a friend put it on my Facebook post: “Definitely they’re not, we can let pass d silly things like coffee and sweets.,etc but when it comes to a whole History, well, am Moroccan but would say : Basta !!“
Update: The provocation goes on, the latest from Spring of Culture’s Facebook page: “In the words of artistic director Mustafa Erdoğan, Troy “is not only a show, it has a historical claim…telling the world about the legend of the Trojan War, Anatolia’s culture and mythology.”
First it was Homer’s nationality, now the Trojan War is Anatolia’s culture and mythology.
Note: The post was updated with screenshots as Bahrain Economic Development Board has corrected their Press Release to read: “Poet Homer”. Please check our Update: Homer Anatolian? Epic Fail!
Yes! you read it right. Chanel’s F/W14 runway in a supermarket. Well, it was Grand Palais turned into a supermarket, to be more precise, Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of presenting the new collection. Kinda weird right?
A great oxymoron to me. Cause if Chanel was to be sold in a supermarket, it wouldn’t be Chanel.. On the other hand how many of the ladies wearing Chanel (even those carrying a handbag) would actually visit the supermarket in their precious outfits? Very few, if none including myself, I suppose (now that I’m giving it a second thought, I think my auntie Evangelie would but she’s an exception)..
Ladies in Chanel don’t go to the supermarket themselves. They ask their personnel to do the grocery shopping. In fact they don’t even ask…
But then again Karl has a different opinion…
Watch the video:
What do you think of Karl Lagerfeld’s idea?
Video from AP. Photo: Reuters.
In a brilliant video concept for her song “Nouveau Parfum”, Hungarian singer Boggie is undergoing a virtual make-over with the help of photoshop. The result is astonishing: The girl of next door is transformed into a beauty goddess, a star, a model. Food for thought: Is this the “perfection” we seek in our everyday lives? And how much stress do we experience trying to reach our utopian goals?
Αφιερωμένο. Just a little laugh… unwrap it with care 🙂 Σε αγαπάμε κουκλίτσα! xxx
After watching back to back episodes of “Homeland”, an eccentric young woman has a dream that sparks an internal struggle with her ethnic identity.
Kathreen Khavari (www.kathreenkhavari.com) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3111065/)
Directed by: Shahaub Roudbari
Written by: Kathreen Khavari
Director of Photography: Jennifer Hook
Unsung Lilly is an inspiring pop band from UK. With their music and stance on life Sera, Frankie, Wayne, Allan and Russ, embody many of the values and principles I live by, so it couldn’t but “just be” a love at first sight!
Now if you want to be featured in their new video about self-acceptance visit their blog here and find out how. Act quickly!
For a little inspiration, here is their song “Just Be” which was released last year…
And YESS!! The CHANEL Paris-Dallas 2013/14 show. Watch here:
Machine Gun Geezer, the alternative/indie/groove band from Bahrain will participate at the music competition organized during the National Day Festival at Bahrain International Circuit.
The group will go on stage at 4:30 pm on Friday 13th of December at BIC and we believe they certainly deserve your support and applause!
For more information about the band you may visit their Facebook page and why not become a fan as they are awesome!
Last month, the group had their debut performance at the Dilmun Club, from where the short clip:
Best of luck to you guys!
Cartier’s Winter Tales have sort of become the house’s tradition so we couldn’t resist posting this year’s magical ad. Directed by Bibo Bergero, the video is taking us to a magical walk through Paris of the 1920’s with baby panther once again the protagonist. Just watch the video and who knows? Maybe Cartier’s baby panther and elves could pay you a visit this Christmas 🙂