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June 08 2006

Eliza Dushku visits Albania and what she got was a very warm reception. She met with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, and even got a tattoo of the Albanian Double Eagle. The article, strangely, doesn't mention she was on "Buffy" before she starred in "Tru Calling".

this one is the same article, but the picture enlarges to be much bigger, giving you a much better look at the eagle.

I think it's wonderful when people embrace the good part of the culture of their parents and ancestors. I kind of hope to come to grips with my parents' homeland sometime.
Well, I'm curious -- what homeland is it, Browncoat?
China, originally. The communism has, you know, put a damper on appreciating the ancestry, haha.
It gave me kind of a start seeing "Pristina, Serbia," though that's technically correct. Pristina is the capital of Kosovo, which is still legally, if not effectively, part of Serbia. I'm with you on the 'embracing the ancestors' culture', Browncoat, but getting involved in Balkan politics as an American is not something I'm sure I'd do even if my heritage was there.
Yeah...the problem right now is that even if I had a desire to go to Asia (I'll explain why in a second) it's a) way too hard to get in and out and b) they don't seem to like people who have left and returned as "tourists"...thus, if I don't feel welcome, why go?
Although China today is a troubled place, what a wonderful and rich history! Culture, language, architecture, cuisine, medicine (acupuncture, herbs, etc.) -- many wonderful things have come to the world from China. I experience chronic pain & spasms, and the best relief I get is from acupuncture -- thanks, ancient and medieval China! :-)

And the people of a country are different from the government -- there are many Americans who are proud of their country, but disagree strongly with the current government. The people shouldn't be condemned by the actions of their leaders (unless we are talking about individuals who are out there helping the leaders do bad things, but I would bet most people are just innocent bystanders). Even the Dalai Lama is not mad at the ordinary people or history of China, just because the current government is doing violent and oppressive things to his own country and people.

I would agree that going to China now may not be satisfying, but study of China before the current problems might give you a sense of embracing your ancestors' culture, Browncoat!
Hey, I'm Albanian and going to Albania at the end of July. Why couldn't you have gone then Eliza?
You two could've gotten matching tattoos.
Or half and half tattoos. Imagine being asked 'Why is your tattoo incomplete ?' only to respond 'Because the other half is on Eliza Dushku'. Talk about bragging rights. I doubt i'd ever have to buy myself a beer again ;).

(course this one would be a leetle harder to arrange. My people would have to speak to her people - which in my case would mean actually getting some people -, time off work would need to be arranged, huge sums of money transacted, it'd be a whole big thing)
"Or half and half tattoos. Imagine being asked 'Why is your tattoo incomplete ?' only to respond 'Because the other half is on Eliza Dushku'. Talk about bragging rights. I doubt i'd ever have to buy myself a beer again ;).

(course this one would be a leetle harder to arrange. My people would have to speak to her people - which in my case would mean actually getting some people -, time off work would need to be arranged, huge sums of money transacted, it'd be a whole big thing)
Saje | June 08, 13:35 CET"


...or you could just get half of a tattoo and tell people whatever you want. Admittedly when they asked ED or any of your other fantasy conquests about it you would have a problem. ;-)
I wonder how sanitary the tattoo parlors are there...I'd hate for her to get some kind of allergy.
What - you mean - Eliza's not Irish? Who'd have guessed? But yes, I like the idea of connecting with one's heritage as well. Like you, Browncoat, I hope to go to my parents' homeland someday, also (Canada -no, just kidding - Greece). It's neat to read about that kind of thing.
Good for her, and she handled the politics side of things discretely enough. I agree with you dreamlogic, I started at the Washington Post dateline too - but for now it is accurate.

Browncoat, I hope that things work out that you can visit, if that is what you want. And Dolphin Tamer, have fun on your trip.

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