Greek language

A side effect of…

What is Greeklish? Please see the past articles –> Greeklish #1 and #2 Because I have lost much opportunity to handwrite Japanese, I also forget and make mistakes when handwriting kanji (Chinese characters), so I kind of relate to the situation. I have suggested he stop using Greeklish, but I guess it’s difficult to break… Continue reading A side effect of…

Everyday life

Feels Like Home

I was really surprised to find them here in Greece. The shape, the color, and the smell are exactly the same as those in Japan. The smell reminds me of the time I spent at my grandparents’ house during my childhood…so when I found them here, I bought it even though we didn’t need them.… Continue reading Feels Like Home

Greek language

Nose…Brick…

Yes, in Japanese the expression is “I sleep like mud.” In relation to food, there is an expression “My cheeks drop.” It is used when you eat something very tasty. I never thought about it, but it may sound strange to those who hear for the first time. Learning a foreign language makes you reflect… Continue reading Nose…Brick…

Everyday life

Road to Residence Permit (5 of 5)

Of course, we had my card issued on the same day. (For the sake of my husband, he is  very calm and usually never shouts in this manner.) I understand that the problems are not individual staff’s fault, but I want to say that they should be still careful what they say (and how they… Continue reading Road to Residence Permit (5 of 5)

Everyday life

Road to Residence Permit (4 of 5)

We weren’t going anywhere like this, so we went to the manager’s office to explain (+ complain) the situation. Then with a few more twists and turns, we finally found someone who could help us. It must be a worse nightmare for those who need to take small children… I felt sorry for my husband… Continue reading Road to Residence Permit (4 of 5)

Everyday life

Road to Residence Permit (3 of 5)

We headed to the immigration office with my temporary proof of health insurance. So, we achieved what we wanted with just one visit. As you may imagine, the immigration office is a huge chaos. In order to ask a question, you need to pay a visit to the office and wait long hours because yes,… Continue reading Road to Residence Permit (3 of 5)