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Re: Visit Malta

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:07 pm

She's great! I think I met her once (I doubt there's more than one Russian who reads poetry in Maltese). Didn't know she lives here permanently.
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:17 pm

FCBayernMunchen wrote:She's great! I think I met her once (I doubt there's more than one Russian who reads poetry in Maltese). Didn't know she lives here permanently.

she published a book with Maltese Russian translations... And she said it was very popular in Russia.
She is so bright... I confess I cried...
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:24 pm

Yes I think she might have read one or two of those poems. I can't remember exactly, I had been in a hurry and couldn't stay to discuss with her and others after the event unfortunately.

I agree with what you said. On the literary scene especially (since we're talking about that), the works of Maltese writers aren't popular even in Malta but some of the admittedly few I've read are among the best works I've seen. In fact, my aim is to become a translator and while for practical reasons that would mean working on sociopolitical issues, I would love to have the opportunity to translate some Maltese literature on the side so it can be exported to Europe and elsewhere. I believe it's a field that's starting to grow slowly locally.
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:00 pm

I wish you success... that would be great...
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:47 pm

Malta ranked second safest place in the world for natural disasters [source]



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Re: Visit Malta

Postby ramsej84 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:57 pm

hope it does not jinx us...
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby kod2600 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:42 pm

Fun fact: Over here we use "Malta" as a metaphor for a far-away place. lol
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby ramsej84 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:09 pm

kod2600 wrote:Fun fact: Over here we use "Malta" as a metaphor for a far-away place. lol


Do you know that our country is one of the few who fights for your rights? Our late Pres Dr.Guido de Marco was great friends with Arafat. God grants them eternal peace.
They used to meet a lot...
jews hate us for this cause we always fought for your country on every occasion that the issue was raised
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby kod2600 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:17 pm

ramsej84 wrote:
kod2600 wrote:Fun fact: Over here we use "Malta" as a metaphor for a far-away place. lol


Do you know that our country is one of the few who fights for your rights? Our late Pres Dr.Guido de Marco was great friends with Arafat. God grants them eternal peace.
They used to meet a lot...
jews hate us for this cause we always fought for your country on every occasion that the issue was raised


That's really great to know. I'll be more than honored to visit Malta one day.
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby ramsej84 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:39 am

Tribute to Guido de Marco at UN meeting
Guido de Marco’s legacy will influence the establishment of peace and cooperation among all nations of the Mediterranean, according to the chairman of the UN’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of Palestinian People.
Speaking at the committee’s 325th meeting, Paul Bajdi, UN Ambassador and Permanent Representative to Senegal, expressed his “deepest sympathy” for the passing away of Malta’s former President, while paying tribute to his memory.
“Prof. de Marco is well known to the members of the committee as an ardent supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting solution of the Question of Palestine on the basis of international legitimacy and the United Nations resolutions,” Ambassador Bajdi said.
Prof. de Marco contributed personally to identifying practicable approaches towards moving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process forward, he said, adding that the former President highly valued the role of the United Nations, including the committee, in resolving the conflict.
“As President of the General Assembly in 1990, he addressed the special meeting of the committee to commemorate the International Solidarity Day with the Palestinian People. When, in 1992, the Government of Malta invited the committee to hold its European meeting in Malta, Prof. de Marco addressed its opening session in his capacity as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta.
“He remained a true friend of the committee, always prepared to support its work with advice and counsel. Participants in the United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace held in 2008 in Malta gained from his vast experience and insight on the situation in the Middle East as part of the Mediterranean when he addressed the gathering as an invited Honourable Expert,” Ambassador Bajdi said.
The Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, also shared his condolences for the passing away of “a true friend of Palestine”.
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby kod2600 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:26 am

Massive respect for him. May he rest in peace.
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby ramsej84 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:13 am

Maybe your elder folks remember him...
And I can tell another story about a Maltese... freelance photographer ...This could well have ended in a tragic way... But in the end all was fine...
He was in Palestine to photo-report the plight of its ppl under the zionist opression and he was caught between two factions along with other friends with weapons aimed at them... Now here is the turn of events; at one point out of frustation he started yelling and swearing in Maltese! At that very moment both realized that he is Maltese and all went to hug him and apologized.
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby kod2600 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:48 am

Nice story. Good to know we share good friendly history. :D
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:42 am

kod2600 wrote:Fun fact: Over here we use "Malta" as a metaphor for a far-away place. lol

Weird, we're not that far away. ;)

I'm not sure whether we have a comparable expression. Maybe Hawaii or China?
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Re: Visit Malta

Postby kod2600 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:13 pm

FCBayernMunchen wrote:
kod2600 wrote:Fun fact: Over here we use "Malta" as a metaphor for a far-away place. lol

Weird, we're not that far away. ;)

I'm not sure whether we have a comparable expression. Maybe Hawaii or China?


I have no idea why they picked Malta out of all places haha but this term is as old as I can remember. Been used forever. But maybe it has something to do with the strong relationship between us. Maybe old folks heard your country's name and assumed it's faraway since it's not as known as USA or Russia etc.

For example: "Are we there yet? Feels like it's in Malta. :x "
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