Summer equals spending your time at the beach. People prefer sea for their vacation over mountains. Everyone, the young and the old, enjoys themselves at the beach. The sea cannot be separated from the Greek people, so I completely assumed that everyone learns how to swim in the sea in their childhood… However,… Continue reading Sea = Hot Springs?
If I see it positively, maybe I have a good ear?? (I’m not speaking negatively about the Greek accent. Like I want to avoid speaking Greek with a Japanese accent, I’d like to pronounce words in English “correctly.” )
It’s not that I cannot swim, but I was afraid of swimming in the sea where my feet don’t touch the bottom. I still fear open water where I cannot see the bottom. It’s fairly normal in Japan for an adult to use a swim ring in swimming pools and in the sea (not… Continue reading Swim Ring
Now if I eat plain tomatoes, it feels something is missing. I also add soy sauce as well. Olive oil and soy sauce is a great combination. Actually, there is a name for this (bread dipped in liquid such as milk). It’s called “papara.” I asked someone about the “borderline” where this practice is acceptable.… Continue reading Feeling adapted #2
I don’t click my tongue though… I realized this after making an arrangement with my friend the other day. In the past, at 7pm I’d have met my friends for dinner. I try to hold myself thinking that it may be annoying…
Before coming to Greece I was trying to avoid eating after 9pm, so “the Greek mealtime” puzzled me a lot. Restaurants are still empty at 9pm, and it starts getting crowded at around 10pm. Sometimes I feel lucky that we can easily find a table at a restaurant because it’s “too early” by the Greek… Continue reading Mealtime
Why do I call fennel “pancakes”? They’re supposed to be shallow-fried, but because I use much less oil, mine look like pancakes… Because I didn’t use much oil on the phyllo sheets, they didn’t turn nice golden brown. (still tasty though) I love the “pancakes,” but it’s pretty time… Continue reading Fennel