Sunday, July 29, 2007

Have a nice holiday!

Ivan wishes you a relaxed summer with some love making and caring for each other!




See you on the 14th September.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Leaving London


I first started my Postgraduate certificate in 2003. Until then everything was going under a strict schedule. My Bachelor, my diploma in Piano,Harmony, Counterpoint were finished one after the other. I do like order in my life. Then suddenly in 2004 I decided to work as a waitress to get all the responsibilities out of my head and plan my next adventure. A nice little trip to America. I indeed managed to do that because I was determined to make the most out of working in a restaurant and saving money at the same time. The summer of 2005 was relaxing!During that time I had a plan back in my mind. I'd look for a proper job(that is, a job that would relate to my subject-music)the following November. So, there you go...Up until then my life was in full mode. Nothing could prevent me from planning and dreaming and having ambitions.
Therefore, I moved in the U.K that November because I thought it would be probably easier to find a job in London. Plus, the industry here is huge and more opportunities might be available. How wrong was I? My job hunt hasn't stopped since then. After looking for a vacancy as a music supervisor in TV and films I got dissapointed. To my surprise if you didn't know anyone from the industry it would be extremely difficult to get involved. That reminded me the greek mentality for a while. The time was going by and I said to myself "maybe I should look for ANY job in the media domain".Thus, my next search was for the vacancy of a runner(to paidi gia oles tis douleies). You can't even imagine the amount of job applications I have filled in and the rejects or non responses I have received during the last 1 1/2 years.There were some little jobs now and then but nothing serious.As you can tell this chain of order has already broken and now I'm in a situation where I have to take some sort of action.
My decision: well, to begin with in March 2007 I travelled to Nigeria. To see the cruel conditions of life over there made me most of all sceptical and came to the conclusion that I could do anything really in this life. No matter what I've studied I had already the basics. A nice home, a strong car, my family, my health,love, a country house...However, a job makes you feel strong about yourself. Being productive you have a desire to conquer the world.Your self esteem is on its highest. So, when I came back to London, I decided to change my focus of desire and work in the fashion industry. I had plans to begin working late June or beginning of July. Then change of psyche occured. I finally changed my mind because I knew that I've put myself in a compromise. By now you'd think I'm stupid. Maybe I am, but maybe I want the best for me because 17 years of studying the piano is not worth of any compromise whatsoever. The moment I decided to go back to Greece I became happier, more relaxed and quite optimistic that I'd find what I'm looking for. The only bad issue here is that from anergi(which means unemployed because you can't find a job) I might have transformed into an aergi(which means unemployed because you don't want to work).
I can't be anything else but hopeful about the future and ready to start planning!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Nigeria, Nigeria

It's been a long time since I last posted photos from my nigerian adventure. Let me take you on a journey!










Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Technology


When I was young I've always wanted to be an astronaut or at least visit space and watch the earth rotating. In a few years I'll be able to travel to space as a tourist. Now, how cool is that?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wimbledon



Watching Wimbledon tennis 2007, made me hopeful about the future of our two champions Eleni Daniilidou and Marcos Baghdatis. Although Eleni lost on the second round, she stood among her opponents with great courage and decency. Marcos came through until the quarter finals, where he had a very strong player opposite to him, Djokovic. The game lasted 5 hours and my agony was at least at the maximum during the whole game. Not even the Marathon athletes run for 5 hours!Can you imagine?
Good luck for both of them and bless them to stand as two strong players among other best athletes!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Holiday!

Who said I need vacations?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

July the 3rd

I'm dreaming of white summers...just like the ones I didn't know...
















































May your days be sunny and bright...And may all your summers be nice!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fire



Weather affected by the fires(red dots) in Georgia and Florida.

Monday, July 02, 2007

My Zodiac Chart




Planetary positions

planet sign degree motion

Sun Taurus 21°55'36 in house 6 direct

Moon Virgo 13°17'09 in house 9 direct

Mercury Gemini 8°20'55 in house 7 direct

Venus Gemini 1°09'59 end of house 6 direct

Mars Taurus 12°59'12 end of house 5 direct

Jupiter Libra 0°46'57 in house 10 retrograde

Saturn Libra 3°26'58 in house 10 retrograde

Uranus Scorpio 28°22'19 in house 12 retrograde

Neptune Sagittarius 24°18'41 in house 1 retrograde

Pluto Libra 22°10'24 in house 11 retrograde

True Node Leo 4°53'40 in house 8 retrograde

Planets at the end of a house are interpreted in the next house.

House positions (Placidus)

Ascendant Sagittarius 3°44'54

2nd House Capricorn 5°52'45

3rd House Aquarius 13°23'53

Imum Coeli Pisces 20°03'51

5th House Aries 20°08'30

6th House Taurus 13°50'11

Descendant Gemini 3°44'54

8th House Cancer 5°52'45

9th House Leo 13°23'53

Medium Coeli Virgo 20°03'51

11th House Libra 20°08'30

12th House Scorpio 13°50'11

Major aspects

Sun Opposition Uranus 6°27

Sun Quincunx Neptune 2°23

Sun Quincunx Pluto 0°15

Moon Square Mercury 4°56

Moon Trine Mars 0°18

Mercury Trine Saturn 4°54

Mercury Opposition Ascendant 4°36

Venus Trine Jupiter 0°23

Venus Trine Saturn 2°17

Venus Opposition Uranus 2°48

Venus Opposition Ascendant 2°35

Jupiter Conjunction Saturn 2°40

Jupiter Sextile Uranus 2°25

Jupiter Sextile Ascendant 2°58

Saturn Sextile Uranus 5°05

Saturn Sextile Ascendant 0°18

Uranus Conjunction Ascendant 5°23

Neptune Sextile Pluto 2°08

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Your Foam Bath

After so many years of exposing my body to foam baths, I read the label with the ingredients. To my perception it was all about chemistry:

Aqua: Water
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Detergent-Foamer
Sodium Lauroamphoacetate: Moisturiser
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: Antistatic/antiseptic agent
Citric Acid: Antioxidant, cleaning agent
Glycerin: Lubricator
Polysorbate 20: Detergent, emulsifier
Avena Sativa: Oat
Prunus Dulcis: Almond
Hydrolyzed Oat Protein: Natural Conditioning agent
Potassium Palmitoyl
Hydrolyzed Oat Protein: Anti-ageing protein
Hydroxypropyl
Mathylcellulose: Gelling agent
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Detergent-Foamer
Polyquaternium-7: Antistatic Polymer(very good for the hair roughness)
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer: No results
Tetrasodium EDTA: Water softener, antiseptic
Sodium Citrate: Flavoring agent
Phenoxyethanol: Bactericide oily liquid
Methylparaben: Bacteriostatic agent, preservative
Propylparaben: Natural substance used as a preservative
Ethylparaben: Preservative, E214
Butylparaben: Fragrance ingredient, preservative
Sodium Benzoate: Preservative, effectively killing most yeasts, bacteria, and fungi
Parfum: Fragrant