weekend in Athens!

yes, yes, yes!!!! this afternoon i am leaving for the weekend to visit my boyfriend in Athens!

yes, it has been more than 3 years of travelling back and forth but i still get so excited every time i visit him!

Athens during Christmas is a really magnificent city, worth visiting just to walk around the center, see the gigantic Christmas tree, the lights, the colours the music!

Since all my relatives from my father’s  side live in Athens, i have been spending my Christmas there for almost my entire life. it is the period of the year i think i enjoy most! this year, unfortunately, my family will be spending the holidays at home so this weekend might be my only chance to enjoy Athens in Christmas.

let´s hope my boyfriend comes to my city to spend the holidays this year!!!! please please please God, make it happen!!!!! it would be the best Christmas present ever!

off i go now to get ready for my trip, see ya in Monday!!!!

have a great weekend!


my favorite director, my top actress, an amazing true story about the first Greek female philosopher (and first female mathematician), a great cast and a beautifully selected filming location.
this is huge and i just can’t wait to see the movie and fully review it for you guys!!!

anyone know the release date in Greece???

ancient Greek philosophy

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you & me

sitting comfortably on my couch, with my laptop on my feet, i come to think why no one around me knows this blog exists. not even a soul! how weird and cool is that?

well, a couple of years ago a gave blogging a first try but it was really not a successful one. i had invited everyone to join in and it was quite a disappointment when i stopped blogging after a while. i told myself i wouldn’t blog again but my need to write never ceased, leading me to drawers filled with endless pieces of paper  and mini journals here and there. 

and so the time came when i felt i could do this again, because i really wanted to. this time though, i would do it in my own terms, with my rules. my inner feelings told me not to share this with anyone i know, but to open myself to the world, to new people and horizons without the limitations of my present. my family, my friends, my boyfriend, my Facebook friends, no one knows about this endeavour and i am quite proud to be keeping this part of myself exclusively. 

i want to connect to people who share some of my passions, my points of view,my hobbies. people who have an opinion about what’s happening around them, who value life’s little things and strive for quality in all it’s forms. i think all of these can be found universally, so why constrict myself?

you  are all welcome in my little home…i hope you find it warm and cosy because i really want it to be this way!!  help me discover the treasures to be found out there and let me know something about yourself!

sooooo, it has finally started getting cold around here….well, not really cold but it’s quite enough to put us in the holiday mood!!!

yesterday i had a very blah day, filled with tons of work and no fun. at this point i should just give you an outline of the things i have to do at work until the end of next week. let’s see:

  • prepare EVERYTHING (including, files, papers, education etc) for our end-of-the-year internal procedures’ inspection, in accordance with our ISO obligations. the inspections are being carried next Wednesday and Thursday and i am fully responsible of everything being perfect before, while and after they happen. following the inspection, i have to prepare my inspection report and make sure that all other inspectors hand me theirs so as to work to work on statistics, conclusions and extract from them part of the agenda for our meeting at the beginning of the year (mid January). i can´t even start to describe the pain of it all….
  • preparation of the agenda, general planning including accommodation and transportation for the visit one of our biggest German suppliers next Monday & Tuesday. i am also responsible for organizing our meetings, business lunches, dinners and everything else that comes along…quite a drag don’t you think?
  • wrap up all marketing activities of the year until the budget meeting in January.
  • make sure that certain payments have been made until the end of the year
  • start planning the budget meeting.

there´s more but i think you are by now in the borders of desperation yourselves. about now you must be wondering what the hell i am doing in this company i work for….well that´s a very good question but an equally tough one for me. let´s just say i belong in the general management team but i am also the TQ manager. alas, i have big responsibilities concerning both positions.

in between all that, this Friday i am going to Athens for the weekend visiting my other half, while i still haven´t made plans on my holiday vacations. (aaarrrgghhh!!!!) thank God i can really relax when i am with him since he always puts some serious effort on it. 🙂

and let’s not forget, somewhere around this madness i want to:

  1. visit our local library in search of books on Heraclitus & Xenophanes (new post to follow )
  2. do some necessary christmas shopping
  3. get a hair cut
  4. take my wonderful BMW for service
  5. work on my genealogical  photo album (new post to follow )

there are just not enough hours in the day, guys! should i mention i need to see my friends who are about to kick my ass for my non show? i would do the same in their position possibly….

oh well, let us go where our feet take us, until they can move no more!

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.   -Epicurus

(photos of my high school, my neighbourhood and my city)

my miracle foods: kiwi

The kiwifruit, often shortened to kiwi in some parts of the world, is the edible berry of a cultivar group of the woody vine Actinidia deliciosa andhybrids between this and other species in the genus Actinidia. The Actinidia is native to South of China.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 255 kJ (61 kcal)
Carbohydrates 14.66 g
Sugars 8.99 g
Dietary fiber 3.0 g
Fat 0.52 g
Protein 1.14 g
– lutein and zeaxanthin 122 μg
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.027 mg (2%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.025 mg (2%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.341 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6 0.63 mg (48%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 25 μg (6%)
Vitamin C 92.7 mg (155%)
Vitamin E 1.5 mg (10%)
Vitamin K 40.3 μg (38%)
Calcium 34 mg (3%)
Iron 0.31 mg (2%)
Magnesium 17 mg (5%
Phosphorus 34 mg (5%)
Potassium 312 mg (7%)
Zinc 0.14 mg (1%)
Manganese 0.098 mg

kiwi is one of my most preferable fruits. it makes my mouth water from the delicious juice, it gives me the minerals and the vitamins i need. moreover, it helps my bowels function clock like!!! i love eating kiwis all year long if possible, cut in small slices, accompanied with a large glass of fresh water. mmm……

tahini : Tahini (Arabic: طحينة), zhimajiang (芝麻醤), nerigoma (ねりごま), טחינה (tahina or t’hinaHebrew), Tashi (τασιή) in Cyprus or sesame paste is a paste of ground sesame seeds used in cooking. Middle Eastern tahini is made of hulled, lightly roasted seeds. East Asian sesame paste is made of unhulled seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 89 (371 kJ)
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 8g 12%
Sat. Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg < 0.1%
Total Carbs. 3.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Protein 2.6g
Calcium 21.2mg
Potassium 68.9mg

truly valuable food…i usually eat it on bread mixed with a little honey and cinnamon. pure heaven!!!!!

despite that, you can use it in so many different ways (with oats, yogurt, dips or even smoothies). i just love it!