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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)