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
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
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?
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