Everyday life

Locks

Everyone manually locks their unit, but I think that in most of the apartment buildings, people don’t manually lock their main entrance. However, when it’s locked it can create problems because, as written above, you need a key to unlock. As I have written in a past post, I cannot understand why, in Greece, we… Continue reading Locks

Greek language

Looong Words

  I’ve heard that German has many long words. I wonder if they are shortened when used. In Japanese, we tend to shorten words a lot. For example: Keitai denwa (cell phone) –> “Ke-tai” Convenience store(s) –> “Konbini” Shushoku katsudou (act of finding a job) –> “Shu-katsu” Remote controller –> “Rimokon” To copy and paste… Continue reading Looong Words

Something about Japan

Instruction Manual

My brain froze after reading the first sentence, so I couldn’t immediately understand that it meant “using.” Languages are so interesting/scary because just replacing one letter could change the meaning completely. I am assuming that this English instruction was prepared using machine translation. Personally it is difficult to understand why the company wanted to provide… Continue reading Instruction Manual

Food

Power of Souvlakia

    I don’t understand why they taste so good…I can be as happy as when I eat Japanese food. Our favorite souvlaki place is in our neighborhood. Their souvlakia are big and really tasty. Usually we eat chicken pita gyros. Thinly sliced meat is layered vertically on a large skewer, and the meat is… Continue reading Power of Souvlakia

Food

Cabbage Consumption

We buy cabbages from the same person at the laiki agora. I cannot explain what’s so good about these cabbages. However, when we buy a cabbage from somewhere else, we cannot eat as much (it just doesn’t taste good). I like to add soy sauce into the salad. Olive oil and lemon go very well… Continue reading Cabbage Consumption

Everyday life

Who is the Culprit?

I only had experience with soft water, so I had never imagined that mineral deposits could build up so much… When I had a better understanding about hard water after one year, I realized the cause of the problem. I’m glad we didn’t throw away the kettle! Because I had never clean the kettle, it… Continue reading Who is the Culprit?

Everyday life

Melomakarona

Serve after pouring syrup and sprinkling chopped walnuts↓ My husband’s mother uses 2kg of flour every year, which produce about 160 melomakarona. To tell the truth, I prefer them without syrup…, so this year I have asked her to set aside a few plain ones for me. (My husband absolutely refuses to even try without… Continue reading Melomakarona