Καλώς ήρθατε!!!!

Ο,τι συζητάμε σ'ενα καφεδάκι.. Πολιτικά, κοινωνικά, οικονομικά, περιβαλλοντικά, τηλεοπτικά και άλλα πολλά θεματα..!!!

Τρίτη, 26 Μαΐου 2015

A different taxi ride...!

New house means purchasing new stuff. A desk, a chair, decoration, etc. UBER was the easiest and cheapest solution to drive us home safe and sound from a big shopping day out. I didn't expect what would follow...
The guy was Kurdish. He asked me where I was from, and I sincerely told him from Greece. He then started talking to me in Greek by saying Greek words and phrases. "Hi, how are you? All good?" (Γεια σου. Τι κάνεις; Καλά;). Common phrases that nonnatives may know after a vacation trip to Greece. Well, few moments later I would understand he wasn't another person knowing Greek phrases...

Τρίτη, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

SYRIZA: chance for hope or death?

Greece is the main theme in the news all over the world since 26th of January, when the new government was elected. 
No one thought that this would be an easy path.. Many people voted for SYRIZA since they didn't believe any of the rest political parties. Others, including me, were sceptical about it as they were overly offering money to all the workers of the public sector, without mentioning anywhere where they will find the money to act so or providing convincing answers for the development of the private sector which was severely demolished since the burst of the economic crisis in Greece.

      The analysis that follows is made with two aspects in mind: why the election of this new government can act as a relief to the greek civil society and why this negotiation is actually so hard.

Κυριακή, 29 Ιουνίου 2014

A nice day out..!

Well, many things have changed since my last blog entry. A new flat, - yes yes I know, that's a reality the past few months, but this is the last one and that's for sure -, but yes new flat, new housemates, finally settled down.
    And guess what? There is also a new aspect of my life! Yes, I do want to stay longer in London! Not because I loved London all of a sudden and cannot think my life away from it, but mainly because I haven't made the most of it, it is too soon to leave again, and deeply inside me I know that if I leave now Ι will never return. And, to be honest, I have just started to like it..!
    Nice places, every night a new corner to explore, and every day you have to go out there and confront your fears. The last one is not always easy and may not pleasant as well... But it brings out of you a new self that you may not know it existed! And you have to start enjoying time on your own, and this is hard to achieve it when you were used to living with your family, being surrounded by friends, and everything near you were already known and safe.
    I have many times asked myself if I had problems in adjusting to London; if I was really slow taking decisions through this process and things like that, but finally I think I am fine so I stopped asking. And yes life is not always perfect, but a nice day in the garden with some friends, a theatre in a pub, some food, and some nice walk in a new place can fill your day and change your way of thinking...!

Σάββατο, 3 Μαΐου 2014

Relocation project

I don't know where to start. My name is Anna and I am fine! I keep repeating that to myself for the last 2 months. I should be more than happy since I have achieved my dream; an internship abroad exactly in my field doing everything from scratch. So? Why am I not as happy as I should be?

Well, one thing you have to know when you decide to relocate for a job is that for sure things will not be as easy as you thought they would be. You are in your 30s, you are less adaptable than in the past, you don't want major changes in life and you are going to one of the biggest cities in the world. Although everything at work seems to work just fine, you can't help it, you cannot answer all important question that everybody ask you: "Do you want to live in London permanently?". I believe it's too soon to answer that, in just two months I have moved at least 5 times, being hosted by friends, places and hostels. And according to the Pyramide of Maslow: you have to be safe in order to try to achieve further things. So no for now, I cannot answer the question, I don't know if I like London, but I certainly cannot think me living here forever.

I miss my friends and my family and believe me making new friends and meeting new people in a huge city like London when you don't know no one is pretty tough here... So that's why Meetups are for.. You get to meet new people hanging around in new places or walking in the streets. But how easy is it to find the right people? Believe me, if you don't try it, you won't get it.. When you go to a new place, without knowing anyone, YOU have to make the start meet people... You have to go out of your comfort zone, don't be afraid of what people will say about you turning there alone and try to socialise. Because if you don't socialise, you won't be able to adjust to the environment, find your way around, settle down and see if you like London or not...

Yes, I am lucky, the best friend of my cousin is here and I have met also two terrific and really giving girls in my second meetup that they care so much for me. But is this enough to keep you in London? Everybody says that for now it's just perfect, for later on maybe not. I am just trying to chill out, enjoy my time in London and try to make the most of it. It's not as easy as I thought it would be.. But that's what life is for, to constantly surprise you..

Now I am writing from a borough near the city centre, in a shinny day, a little bit chilly though... I love the sun, but can I leave without it?

Τετάρτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2013

Η Θεσσαλονίκη τον Αύγουστο...

Πάει καιρός που έχω γράψει, σχεδόν κοντά ένας χρόνος.. Πολύ τρέξιμο, διάβασμα, δουλειές, η στήλη, το γεγονός οτι επιτέλους βρήκα τι θέλω να κάνω και αποφάσισα να κάνω τα πάντα όσο το δυνατόν καλύτερα και πιο γρήγορα για να καλύψω το χαμένο χρόνο που έχει περάσει...
Σκέφτομαι πόσο έχει αλλάξει η ζωή μου τα τελευταία 2 χρόνια... Ναι δεν είχα δουλειά για τουλάχιστον ενάμιση χρόνο, ναι περιορισα έξοδα και έκανα περικοπές, αλλά ανακαλυψα και πάλι εμένα, βρήκα αυτό στο οποίο είμαι καλή και αποφάσισα να το κυνηγήσω μέχρι τελικής πτώσεως... "Δε θα νικήσει η κρίση.. Εγώ θα νικήσω", είπα μέσα μου και κάπως έτσι ξεκίνησε όλο αυτό το τρέξιμο..

Δύο χρονια μετά λοιπόν μου μένουν μόλις 4 μαθήματα για το δεύτερο πτυχίο, που δεν παρακολούθησα παρά ελάχιστα, πηγαινοερχοντας για δύο εξάμηνα κάθε βδομάδα στην Κοζάνη, μια διπλωματική που γίνεται σε ενα ανεξερευνητο πεδίο για τους περισσότερους και ένα όνειρο για μια πρακτική στο εξωτερικό που ευελπιστώ να ευοδωθεί..!!

Είναι ωραίο να δημιουργείς, να τρέχεις, να μαθαίνεις, να ανακαλύπτεις, να βρίσκεις ευκαιρίες, να μαθαίνεις τον εαυτό σου και τις δυνατότητες σου... Ναι τα πράγματα είναι δύσκολα, αλλά αν δεν αδράξεις τη μέρα τίποτα δεν πρόκειται να σου δοθεί..!

Και κάπως έτσι μετά από ένα πολύ κοπιαστικό χειμώνα καταλήξαμε στη Θεσσαλονίκη, χωρίς διακοπές ακόμα, να τρέχουμε έναν ακόμη μαραθώνιο...
Όταν δρέψεις όμως τους καρπούς σου θα σκέφτεσαι τι ωραία ήταν που τα κατάφερες όλα αυτά...
Ή θα σκέφτεσαι την ατάκα της κολλήτης σου: "Με τόσα που κάνεις γιατί δε βγάζεις και ένα δίπλωμα;"

"Θα φύγει κι αυτό, θα δείς θα περάσει..", που λέει κι ο Πλιάτσικας...!

Κυριακή, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Events με ιδέες που μπορεί να αλλάξουν τον κόσμο...

Season premiere με νέες ιδέες και project προς παρουσίαση στην παρέα του Open Coffee. Η σεζόν εκκινεί στη Θεσσαλονίκη με την 35η συνάντηση της που θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Τρίτη 18 Σεπτεμβρίου στην αίθουσα εκδηλώσεων του Νέου Δημαρχιακού Μεγάρου Θεσσαλονίκης, ενώ τις παρουσιάσεις ακολουθεί για όσους το επιθυμούν χαλαρό ποτό στο μπαρ του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου Θεσσαλονίκης, για περισσότερη δικτύωση και συζήτηση γύρω από νέες ιδέες και startups.
Ignite is a fast-paced geek event started by Brady Forrest, Technology Evangelist for O’Reilly Media, and Bre Pettis of marketbomb.com, formerly of MAKE Magazine. Each speaker gets five minutes on stage to present an idea, with 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. Welcomed to attend are startupers, pioneers, visionaries, future Leaders, dreamers.
Reload Greece is an initiative started by a group of Greek graduates in the United Kingdom.
Our goal is to re-evaluate the current situation in Greece from a different angle and inspire the next generation of Greek entrepreneurs.
We are realistic optimists.

We believe Greece has potential and opportunities.
We believe Greeks have the ability to innovate and initiate exciting projects.
We are aware of the difficulties.
We believe that, through the current adversity, a new culture of entrepreneurship and innovation can be generated. We aim to reinspire. We aim to reset mentalities. We aim to revitalise the way we do business.
TEDxAcademy in Athens is a nonprofit organization devoted to making a difference in a country that is undergoing historical change.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration not only from the world's most inspired thinkers, but also from a community of Greeks -  curious souls - to engage with ideas and each other. TEDxAcademy started out last year as a conference at the Benaki Museum bringing together people from the fields of science, technology, art, business but since then its scope has become ever broader.
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

Τρίτη, 17 Ιουλίου 2012

Καθυστέρησε το τρένο; Έχεις έκπτωση!!!

Όλοι ζητάμε από το κράτος τα πάντα, αλλά πόσα αλήθεια γνωρίζουμε εμείς οι ίδιοι για τα δικαιώματα μας και όχι για τις υποχρεώσεις μας;

Επειδή μου συνέβη σήμερα, είπα να το μοιραστώ μαζί σας και να σας ενημερώσω ώστε να το ξέρετε κι εσείς από δω και πέρα.


Για ποια δρομολόγια ισχύει η έκπτωση;

Για τα δρομολόγια που υποστηρίζουν κράτηση

Πότε δικαιούμαι έκπτωση;

Όταν το τρένο καθυστερήσει πάνω από 30 λεπτά.

Πότε μπορώ να την εξαργυρώσω;

Μέσα σε διάστημα ενός μήνα από την ημερομηνία του ταξιδίου δινοντας το εισιτήριο σας. 

Τι έκπτωση δικαιούμαι;

  • Για καθυστέρηση άφιξης του τρένου 31-60 λεπτά: έκπτωση 25% της αξίας του αρχικού εισιτηρίου για την έκδοση νέου εισιτηρίου.
  • Για  καθυστέρηση άφιξης του τρένου από 61 – 90 λεπτά: έκπτωση 50% της αξίας του αρχικού εισιτηρίου για την έκδοση νέου εισιτηρίου.
  • Για συνολική καθυστέρηση άφιξης του τρένου από 91 – 120 λεπτά:  έκπτωση 75% της αξίας του αρχικού εισιτηρίου για την έκδοση νέου εισιτηρίου.
  • Για συνολική καθυστέρηση άφιξης του τρένου άνω των 120 λεπτών: χορήγηση νέου εισιτηρίου ίσης αξίας με το αρχικό.

* Κρατήστε το εισιτήριο της διαδρομής που καθυστέρησε ως αποδεικτικό.

Πηγή: http://www.trainose.gr/content/periptoseis-kathysterisis-ekptoseis-se-epomeno-eisitirio