We’re Not Getting Any Younger But It’s Alright

You’re not getting any younger.

Of course I’m not getting any younger, do you think that people are Benjamin-Button-ing in real life?

Also, I happen to like my age. I live on my own (well, with a flatmate but still not at my parents’), travel without a stewardess having to hand me crayons and papers after fastening my seatbelt (even though crayons sound really good), vote, can order drinks legally but, at the same time, still do a downward facing dog as well as a proper pull-up. OK, the last one might need require some additional effort but you get the picture.

 

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Excuse Me, Am I Smart Enough For You?

Once upon a time, on a cold London night I was having drinks with some friends. A bunch of smart, well-educated guys well into their academic careers and with a far reaching spectrum of interests and opinions. I arrived late, having endured yet another hectic day at work, and inquired about their news as I hadn’t seen them in quite a while.

Over laughs and ironic remarks, the conversation was unfolding well until… Continue Reading

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The Athens Diaries

Despite an ongoing, torrid love affair with Manchester and flirting with the idea of moving to either Berlin, Brussels or Barcelona (the alliteration is purely coincidental), Athens has always been and will continue to be my one and only true love.

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The One About Growing Up

About a month ago I turned 23. Twenty effin three. Still cannot believe it. Graduating from high school still feels like yesterday. How come the years passed so quickly? Where did they go?

Where is my life taking me?

Or, more importantly, where am I taking my life?

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Flaneur in Manchester: Chapter One Books

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is without a doubt my favorite area of the city. Conveniently situated a stone’s throw away from Picadilly Gardens and Market Street, it is my absolute go-to when it comes to coffee, food, drinks and people-watching. The beauty of Northern Quarter is that it has something for your every wish and mood. From Scandinavian-inspired minimalistic temples of coffee like Takk to quirky, romantic tearooms like Sugar Junction and to my all-time favorite Chapter One Books to which today’s post is dedicated.

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Have a Marvellous Weekend

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What is your biggest regret?  A touching photographic project about regret.

Songs that will instantly brighten your mood. Couldn’t choose a favorite.

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Μηπως κατα βαθος ειμαστε ολοι γραμματοσημα;

Μια φορά και έναν καιρό ήταν ένα κορίτσι που έβγαινε ραντεβού με ένα αγόρι. Ένα αγόρι που της φερόταν όμορφα, την έραινε με κοπλιμέντα, της έστελνε μια δυο και τρεις φορές τη μέρα, έδειχνε ουσιαστικό ενθουσιασμό με οποιαδήποτε βλακεία και αν του αράδιαζε (βαθμός ενθουσιασμού γαλανομάτικο χάσκι που περιμένει τον ιδιοκτήτη του να γυρίσει από τη δουλειά) και γέλαγε με όλα της τα αστεία – τα καλά, τα ειρωνικά, τα κρύα και όλα αυτά που πήγαιναν άπατα λόγω πολιτισμικών διαφορών.

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What Will Happen If I Don’t Take My Phone Out Right Now?

About two weeks ago I read an article written by Scaachi Koul, who compiled a list of all the things that could have happened if she didn’t take out her phone out right that moment. Among other things she listed “Someone will post a photo of a brunch sandwich—like, a really great brunch sandwich, one with bacon and avocado—and I won’t get to comment, “omg where.”” and “I will make eye contact with someone”, satirising our generation’s over-attachment to mobile devices.

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The One About Hoping in Vain

Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl with enviable Rapunzel-esque hair sitting by her window, up in the highest tower of her castle, waiting for Prince Charming to come by on his white horse. Fast forward five hundred years and a girl is staring anxiously at the phone, waiting for the cute guy who asked for her number last night to call. Twenty-ish (?) years later and I am sitting in front of my computer; I can’t help noticing that he’s also online on Facebook and wonder why he’s not writing to me already. Would another half hour online –screw early morning classes- help him register my presence online and motivate him to actually send me a message? We are after all the generation that grew up with the Paulo Coelho fallacy: “When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

The One About Hoping in Vain

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The One About Valentine’s Day

Sorry, this post is only in Greek. For more posts about Valentine’s Day in English click here and here – I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Έφτασε πάλι εκείνη η μέρα που αγαπάμε να μισούμε. Ειδικά αν είμαστε single. Ακόμα περισσότερο αν είμαστε πολύ πολύ καιρό single.

Αγαπάμε να αγαπάμε όταν είμαστε ερωτευμένοι.

Αγαπάμε να αγαπάμε χωρίς λόγο, όπως κάνω εγώ που η συγκεκριμένη μέρα με βρίσκει πάντα χωρίς ταίρι.

 

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