Saturday, July 3, 2010

Women Inspiring other women








Ebleksa menan aliti - Fani Drakopoulou

Turkish Invasions


The Hellenic Genocide was the systematic torture, massacre and ethnic cleansing of several millions1890's and the end of the 1950's.
Hellenes (Greeks) perpetrated by the Turks in Asia Minor, Constantinople (called Istanbul by the Turks), Eastern Thrace, Imvros, Tenedos, Macedonia, Cappadocia and Pontos between the beginning of the
Millions of children, men and women were tortured and massacred or expelled from their homes only for being Hellenes. In the same places and often at the same time, were also massacred millions of Armenians and Assyrians.

The only "sin" of those millions of persons was to live where their ancestors had lived for thousands of years before the Turkish invasions. The Turkish rulers carried out with unimaginable cruelty their plan to create a "Turkey for the Turks."

Twin Flames


It sometimes happens that a man and a woman meet...

... and instantly recognize the other half of themselves behind the eyes of each other... The eyes have been rightly called "the windows of the soul." Even their voices are familiar to each other's ears, like a remembered chord of music... These are two who immediately sense the unalterable fact that they have been--are--and must always be One... even though they might have fought against their fate for centuries and struggled in vain to escape their linked destiny... Almost from the first moment they meet and gaze upon each other, their spirits rush together in joyful recognition, ignoring all convention and custom, all social rules of behaviour, driven by an inner knowing too overwhelming to be denied...

During the periods of twinflames being apart, however brief or however extended, both persons are lonely, empty, and incomplete... yet even throughout any such temporary spaces in their togetherness, there's a constant, pulsing astral communication between them-- for even then, they are linked by a cord that connects them over the miles.

Don't get mad its not good for you health

Dont get mad its not good for your health !!!

When angered or provoked, Mars in Taurus will manifest as a disturbance in the biochemical cell salt of Natrum Sulphate. Nat. Sulph. eliminates excess water from the body. It is a natural diuretic. When the weather is hot and humid, as it is now, this moisture enters the blood stream through the lungs. Our blood becomes overcharged with water from the atmosphere more than from the water that we drink. When we become angered, intolerant or “swallow our words,” excess water will accumulate and edema occurs.
Sodium Sulphate works with the fluids of the body and it is essential for the digestive process. The bile of the liver, the pancreatic juices and the secretions of the kidneys are dependent upon this cell salt. A sluggish liver can make us slow, tired and fatigued when getting up in the morning. When the digestive organs are not functioning optimally, sore throats and colds can occur.

Regulating Blogs

The government is poised to bolster the legal framework surrounding blogs after an investigation was launched regarding the alleged blackmail of journalists by colleagues through the popular blogspot press-gr.
Government spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos confirmed that the justice ministry is working on amending an existing law (#1187) that grants people the right to press charges against the media, journalists, editors or the organisation itself in cases of slander or libel.”

Who are the oldest people in the Balkans?

In the study of the history of the Balkans, a very interesting question appears: Who are the oldest people in the Balkans?  Ancient tablets found in South Balkans (Bulgaria) are written in the oldest European script found ever, German scientists say.  The tablets, unearthed near the Southern town of Kardzhali, are over 35-centuries old, and bear the ancient script of the Cretan (Minoan) civilization, according to scientists from the University of Heidelberg, who examined the foundings. This is the Cretan writing, also known as Linear A script, which dates back to XV-XIV century B.C.

Myth

The Greeks, Japanese, Native Americans and the Arabians are just a few of the cultures who knew and respected the phoenix's power. It was nearly 5,000 years ago that the Ancient Egyptians first recorded this incredible tale... At the end of its life, the phoenix makes a nest of cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, and other magical herbs. After lighting the nest on fire, the phoenix is consumed by the ashes...only to emerge as a healthy young bird, three days later. No matter what happens or how bad things get, the phoenix always rises from the ashes. That's why the phoenix is one of mankind's most enduring symbols of immortality.

Kompoloi

The Greek word for worry beads is kompoloi (Greek: êïìðïëüé), often spelled koboloi, komboloi, or coboloi and was first introduced by the Turks. From the Turks it became popular, as an accessory at the hands of the dignitaries and sovereigns as symbol of force, wealth and power. Soon kompolois became popular among the common people as means for meditation and companion in lounging and to calm the pain.

Beauty is only skin deep

Daphne Halkias, a Greek-American psychologist who has worked in both countries, says the emphasis on being thin has led to a sudden rise in anorexia and bulimia over the past five years. She and other psychologists say the phenomenon is so new here that it is only beginning to be studied, and there are no discussions of the issue yet in the mainstream media.

Ms. Halkias sees distinct differences in the Greek trend toward eating disorders. While in America, the problem is generally confined to females in their teens and 20s, in Greece, she says, "It's not just in teenagers, but in women in their 30s and even in their 40s." These women are passing down a preoccupation with thinness to the next generation, she says. "It's not uncommon to see women putting their 4- and 5-year-old daughters on diets here."

Cuisine of Crete

We sat down under a hovering old sycamore and soon were treated to one of the best meals I've had in Greece: Crisp, fried zucchini blossoms with a creamy garlic sauce; incredibly flavored runner beans, lightly stewed with whole, fresh plum tomatoes and mint; pan-fried wild goat; rabbit casserole; local cured pork cooked with eggs; snails seared with vinegar and rosemary; a wild greens omelet called sfouggato; and local wine by the carafe.
That trip was not my introduction to the delicious rustic cuisine of Crete; I have visited the island a dozen or so times over the last few years. But it was one of the few times I organized an entire week there around eating.

My big fat greek fireworks battle in CHIOS

1940-41 Ellada/Greece First Victory

Το dvd απο το ένθετο που εβγαλε η National Geographic. The dvd from National Geographic about the italian and german invasion in Greece.



Brides - Nifes



"Brides - Nifes"

"The acclaimed director Pantelis Voulgaris in collaboration with Martin Scorsese (Executive Producer) offers his spectacular new film, accompanied by a wonderful and nostalgic score composed by Stamatis Spanoudakis. ‘Brides’ the 11th film directed by Greek Director Pantelis Voulgaris and produced by Martin Scorsese.

"Brides - Nifes" is the story about Niki (Charalambidou) a dressmaker from Samothraki and the American photographer Norman (Lewis) in the summer of 1922 in Smyrni.
Niki is one of the 700 ‘mail-order’ brides who are being chosen off a photo and come from every edge of Greece, Turkey, Russia, Armenia and all of them carry the picture of an unknown groom who’s waiting for them and their wedding-dress in their suitcases. Some of them emigrate through agencies, others through orphanages or church constitutions. Niki is travelling to find and marry Prodromos, a tailor she never met in the place of the sister who couldn’t stand living in foreign lands and returned home anyhow.

Aurora

Width: 141cm Depth: 7cm Reproduction relief showing Aurora driving a quadriga. Her lover (Tithonus or Cephalus) is at the head. The original neo-Attic relief dates from the first century B.C., but is a replica of a fourth century prototype. Found at Herculaneum, it is in the collection of the Duc de Loule in the Museum of Lisbon. Aurora or Eos, the dawn goddess, who is usually depicted in a two horse chariot drawn by Lampos and Phaeton (Shiner and Bright), was the sister of Helios (the Sun) and led him each day into the Heavens. From the fifth century she was often depicted pursuing or carrying off Cephalus or Tithonus, her lover. According to Homer, her son Memnon was killed by Achilles in the Trojan war; the morning dew is said to be the tears she shed for him.

Worldwide Greeks

Looking for a Bouzouki?? lolol

MCFETA - making profits in the village lolol

Areti Ketime

 Areti Ketime


Areti Ketime (b. July 26, 1989), Greek Αρετή Κετιμέ, is a singer and as a santouri player from Greece who performs a broad spectrum of Greek traditional music.
Growing-up in a family originally from Pontus, Ketime was closely connected to the traditional music and was thus exposed to music from the age of 6. From 1999, she has participated in the Syme Festival. In 2002 she met noted musician George Dalaras and made a common appearance in several concerts. Areti also participated in Dalaras' album «Από Καρδιάς» singing the folk song «Μαραίνομ΄ ο Καημένος».
In 2003, she participated in a festival dedicated to Asia Minor along with Glykeria, Dalaras and Estudiantina of New Ionia. Dalaras produced her debute CD, To Tragoudi tis Aretis,Greek: Tο τραγούδι της Αρετής- ('Virtue's Song') with four tracks on the Parlophone label (MINOS/EMI). Ketime, accompanying herself on the santouri, performed at the opening ceremony for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Ketime turned professional in 2005, and began playing with her own group of musicians. She has appeared in many concerts themed on traditional Greek music, performing in a broad spectrum of both Greek traditional music (singing and playing), as well as classical.
*wikepidia*

Prove them wrong

Paulo Coelho - To find your path, trust God and go ahead without asking too many questions.Mistakes happen, but you are protected (You don't believe in God? Don't worry, God believes in you)

An Indian legend tells of a man who carried water to his village every day, in two large jars tied to the ends of a wooden pole, which he balanced on his back.
One of the jars was older than the other, and had some small cracks; every time the man covered the distance to his house, half of the water was lost.
For two years, the man made the same journey. The younger jar was always very proud of its performance, safe in the knowledge that it was up to the mission it had been made for, while the other jar was mortified with shame at only fulfilling half of its allotted task, even though it knew that those cracks were the result of many years hard work.
It was so ashamed that one day, while the man got ready to fetch water from the well, it decided to speak to him:
– I want to apologize, but because of the many years of service, you are only able to deliver half of my load, and quench half of the thirst which awaits you at your home.
The man smiled, and said:
– When we return, observe carefully the path.
And so it did. And the jar noticed that, on its side, many flowers and plants grew.
– See how nature is more lovely on your side? – commented the man. – I always knew you were cracked, and decided to make use of this fact. I planted flowers and vegetables, and you have always watered them. I have picked many roses to decorate my house with, I have fed my children with lettuce, cabbage and onions. If you were not as you are, how could I have done that?
“All of us, at some point, grow old and start to acquire other qualities. We can always make the most of each one of these new qualities and obtain a good result.”

Manolis Tsantakis

Manolis Tsantakis first became involved with photography twenty years ago. He studied photography at the Art and Design Institute, in Athens. He subsequently worked as a professional photographer in the field of advertising and later on, in publications of tourist material, creating postcards, diaries and posters having as a theme the islands of the Aegean Sea, giving a different view and an artistic approach to the tourist publications. He is one of the most recognized and prized Greek artists. He has won countless awards, gold medals, and international competitions. Collectors around the world have purchased his Art Photography. His work and interviews have been included and published in countless magazines and books in the United States, Japan, China and Europe. By drawing strength and inspiration from nature's majesty, as well as from the harmony and grace in the movement of the female body, he created a big collection of photographs, a photographic journal, and a collection of images, which provides a poetic, lyrical and fluid setting for his work

“Have the courage to do what you love, and the drive to do it well.”

These were the words a good father once spoke to his aspiring son.
Pavlo could have been a lawyer or he could have spent his life teaching music, but the truth is - all of his life, Pavlo wanted to do one thing only…play the guitar.

From the moment Pavlo was born, June 29, 1969, it seems the stars would line up to fall where he might wish. 
Pavlo was named after his grandfather.  “Pavlo” is the Greek version of the name, “Paul”, and ironically, Pavlo was born on the very day of “St. Paul”.  Being of Greek heritage, this was also Pavlo’s “name day”.  His family always said he was “lucky”.  To make things even more interesting, St. Paul happens to be the patron saint of musicians.
Since the time the guitar topped Pavlo’s Christmas wish list at the age of five, he believed he was meant to entertain the entire world.  By the age of twelve, Pavlo had composed his first song, and by thirteen, he would throw himself onstage and in front of any audience that would listen. 
As a teenager, Pavlo would play in several rock and roll bands, and as their venues would be alcohol serving bars and clubs, Pavlo would perform, with a signed permission slip from his parents.  At the same time, Pavlo would achieve honour roll in school, and then enthusiastically study flamenco guitar, classical guitar and the art of song writing.
In his early twenties, Pavlo would continue playing in rock bands; he worked odd jobs; finished university; studied entertainment law, and on the weekends, he would have fun playing with a Greek wedding band.
It was during a vacation in Santorini, Greece that a melody came to him.  Pavlo picked up his guitar, and wrote the song that would spark what became Pavlo’s very own distinct style.  “It was like a light came on”, he remembers.  It was a song that was Greek inspired, and the melody made him happy, much like the way he felt growing up in a celebrative household.  “It felt like home.”  In that moment, Pavlo realized doing what he loved meant celebrating who he was.  He baptized his new genre of music as his own “Mediterranean” music.
That song was entitled, “Santorini Sunset”.

TOYTH NIXTA

THRAKI

Hatzigiannis singing in Armenian

Is anything Sacred???


If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn him the other also - So says the bible in the Gospel of Matthew. Yet on Sunday Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christians alike forgot these words as they clashed in a no-holes-barred brawl in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israeli police were called to the scene to break up the fight as the clergy members punched, kicked and slammed religious artifacts on one another.


 

Sword and Armor artifacts for your home - Toscano


Swords and Armor artifacts for your home

Design Toscano is the country's premier source for statues and other historical and antique replicas, which are available through our catalog, website and Gallery store located in Arlington Heights, IL.

We were named in Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing privately-held companies for three consecutive years-an honor unprecedented among catalogers.

Our founders, Michael and Marilyn Stopka, created Design Toscano in 1990. While on a trip to Paris, the Stopkas first saw the marvelous carvings of gargoyles and water spouts at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Inspired by the beauty and mystery of these pieces, they decided to introduce the world of medieval gargoyles to America in 1993. On a later trip to Albi, France, the Stopkas had the pleasure of being exposed to the world of Jacquard tapestries that they added quickly to the growing catalog. Since then, our product line has grown to include Egyptian, Medieval and other period pieces that are now among the current favorites of Design Toscano customers, along with an extensive collection of garden fountains, statuary, authentic canvas replicas of oil painting masterpieces, and other antique art reproductions.

At Design Toscano, we pride ourselves on attention to detail by traveling directly to the source for all historical replicas. Over 90% of our catalog offerings are exclusive to the Design Toscano brand, allowing us to present unusual decorative items unavailable elsewhere. Our attention to detail extends throughout the company, especially in the areas of customer service and shipping.

Christos Marketplace Inc.








Christos Marketplace Inc.
Fine Greek Goods, Gifts and More
Greek Specialty Foods and other European foods
Christos Fruit Market and Deli, located in Arlington MA, carries fresh produce, Deli Foods and Greek Grocery . After Years of experience in the business, we are happy to offer our imported products across the USA and Canada via our online presence, Christos Marketplace.

Visit Our Store at:
200 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474

Kalofagas.ca

First of all, allow me to tell you what “Kalofagas” means. In Greek, it’s a “gourmet”. I am a Canadian of Greek descent, born here in Toronto. I’m a financial advisor, love traveling (especially to Greece), I have pet cockatiels who are also prolific breeders, enjoy a quiet night at home or going out to be a tourist in my own city. In case you haven’t wondered…I love food and this will become more evident as I write my installments.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Eleni bitali and Dimitris Zervoudakis



Zervoudakis Dimitris - Afto to ax na min to les

Maria Iakovou - Tha pio kai tha methiso

Where is your chiron???

After being in Aquarius since 2005, Chiron joins both Jupiter and Uranus and gets his hooves wet in Piscean waters on April 20, 2010 at 2:37 a.m. EDT (April 19 at 11:37 p.m. PDT). He'll retrograde on June 4 then return to Aquarius on November 11, before re-entering Pisces on February 8, 2011 to settle in until 2018 and again, for a few months in 2019.

In Greek mythology, Chiron was the centaur (half man, half horse) son of Greek god Cronus. He was knowledgeable in the healing arts and mentored Greek heros like Hercules, Jason and Achilles. Unlike most centaurs who are known for their impetuousness and hot-headedness, Chiron was wise and patient. One day, he was accidentally wounded by Hercules, and despite his extensive medical knowledge, he could not heal his own wound. Being immortal, he endured great pain until he exchanged his life to free Prometheus from his suffering and die in his place.In astrology, Chiron is the wounded healer, representing our wounds -- may they be physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual or otherwise -- and our healing -- may it be through being nursed back to a physically healthy state, releasing painful memories, letting go of negativity or restoring our faith. For 5 years, Chiron's transit in Aquarius focused on "healing" social structures through individual humanitarian efforts coming together to make an impact despite the differences in our races, cultures, belief systems, etc.

The Solar Eclipse of July 11 and 18-2... - Astrology - tribe.net

The Solar Eclipse of July 11 and 18-2... - Astrology - tribe.net

Julia Gillard - YOU GO GIRL !!!













U.S. President Barack Obama offered his congratulations to Gillard on Thursday saying in a statement that he looks forward to working with the new prime minister "across the broad range of issues on which the United States and Australia currently enjoy strong and deep cooperation."

Gillard becomes Australia's first female prime minster.
She was born in Barry Wales UK, so that South Walean Town is over the Moon at the moment, that one of their own has become the first Female Australian PM.
Julia Gillard  who was originally from Wales in the UK  emigrated to Australia under the "Ten Pound Pom" scheme in 1966. This was an Australian immigration initiative to encourage British workers to emigrate to Australia. As a child Julia Gillard suffered from chronic pneumonia. Following doctor's advice to her parents that she should move to a warmer climate the Gillard family decided to move to Australia.
Julia Gillard had the following to say after becoming Prime Minister:
"I think if there's one girl who looks at the TV screen over the next few days and says 'Gee, I might like to do that in the future', well that's a good thing,"
Gillard has been promoted rapidly since entering parliament in 1998 when she was criticised for being single and childless. Gillard had decided to push to oust the leader after a recent report in the Sydney Morning Herald stated that Rudd and his chief of staff Alister Jordan had tried to sound out backbench support for Rudd. A recent Herald/Nielsen poll also showed that the Government would now lose a General Election.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/38035/
http://www.workpermit.com/news/2010-06-25/australia/australias-first-female-prime-minister-is-from-uk.htm

July 11th Eclipse















"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC"
The second solar eclipse of 2010 occurs at the Moon's descending node in central Gemini just 45 arc-minutes east of the 3rd magnitude star Delta Geminorum. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands), Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and several isolated atolls. The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina (Espenak and Anderson, 2008). The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America (Figure 3).
The central eclipse path begins in the South Pacific about 700 km southeast of Tonga at 18:15 UT. Traveling northeast, the track misses Rarotonga - the largest and most populous of the Cook Islands - by just 25 km. The first landfall occurs at Mangaia where the total eclipse lasts 3 minutes 18 seconds with the Sun 14° above the horizon.
The southern coast line of French Polynesia's Tahiti lies a tantalizing 20 km north of the eclipse path and experiences a deep 0.996 magnitude partial eclipse at 18:28 UT. Several cruises are already scheduled to intercept the umbral shadow from Papeete.
Greatest eclipse occurs in the South Pacific at 19:33:31 UT. At this instant, the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center. The maximum duration of totality is 5 minutes 20 seconds, the Sun's altitude is 47°, and the path width is 259 km. Continuing across the vast Pacific, the umbral shadow's path encounters Easter Island, one of the most remote locations on Earth. From the capital, Hanga Roa, totality lasts 4 minutes 41 seconds with the Sun 40° above the horizon (20:11 UT). The 3,800 inhabitants of the isle are accustomed to tourism, but the eclipse is expected to bring record numbers to this unique destination.
The Moon's shadow sweeps across another 3700 km of open ocean before beginning its final landfall along the rocky shores of southern Chile at 20:49 UT. The shadow is now an elongated ellipse and its increasing ground velocity brings with it a corresponding decrease in the duration of totality. It is mid-winter in the Andes so clouds and high mountain peaks threaten to block views of the total eclipse. Nevertheless some hearty eclipse observers will find Argentina's tourist village of El Calafate a prime destination for the eclipse. The Sun's altitude is only 1° during the 2 minute 47 second total phase, but the lake may offer an adequate line-of-site to the eclipse hanging just above the rugged Andes skyline.
The path ends in southern Argentina when the umbra slips off Earth's surface as it returns to space (20:52 UT). Over the course of 2 2/3 hours, the umbra travels along a track approximately 11,100 km long that covers 0.48% of Earth's surface area. It will be 29 months before the next total solar eclipse occurs on 2012 Nov 13.