The Island!

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To those who like moving stories, The Island, authored by Victoria Hislop comes highly recommended. The plot is gripping. The main actress Alexis logs to find out more about her mother’s,Sofia,  past. All she knows about it is that she grew up in a Cretan village. When Alexis decides to travel to Crete, Sofia gives her a letter for an old friend (Fotini) and says her daughter that she can learn the truth from her.To her surprise, Aexis finds that her family’s life is closely connected with an island, called Spinaloga, the former leper colony. Alexis hears  her grandmother’s and mother’s story from  Fotini as well as a family rent by tragedy, war and passion.

The Island premieres on Mondey night, at 10.00 on Mega channel. Don’t miss it!

Here is the trailer.

 

 

A hug for whoever reading this post.

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A great campaign in order to promote the power of a hug..

For anyone that is not convinced yet for the importance of hugs imagine that this kind of affection helps premature babies grow healthy much faster and of course makes any of us feel better even in rough situations..So don’t hesitate and give a hug to anyone you believe deserves it right away..

Reading an English Book!

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The latest year I have been reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. What is different, is the fact that I read it in english and this makes the whole experience a little bit more difficult. When I find a new word ( a word which I don’t know ) I either underline it and then look it up in a dictionary or try to work it out. But, most of the time, I cannot manage to find exactly its meaning, so I get a bit frustrated and bored but others, I find it really interesting and challenging. Another way of finding the new words is surfing the Internet. There are some special websites for this particular aim, such as the Dictionary.com, or you can visit gogle, click on translation and press any word. The meaning is shown as well as the meaning of this word as an adjective, verb, noun, etc. In fact, this ‘hobby’ is a motivation for practicing your English and getting better at the reading part of the exams!

Rumor has it!

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This is the trailer of the film Rumour has it with Jenifer Aniston.

Five little pigs

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If seeing that title you expect to read a post about a fairy tale guess what you’re wrong.Five little pigs is one of ,my personal favourite crime writer, Agatha Christie masterpieces.In fact it’s another task of Hercule Poirot in which it’s obvious once again his ability to solve a mystery without access to the scene of the crime.In this particular book Poirot has to deal with a crime committed fourteen years ago, as he’s requested by the daughter of the murderer who strongly believes to the innocence of her mother because of a letter she sent to her only few days before her execution.

So I believe it’s clear to everyone now why this book differs from the ones of its kind, as the ability of Christie to portray perfectly the setting and the state of her characters,in here extends and she even manages to show all the different aspects of the crime through the narrations of the people ,who were at the scene, as they remember it. Maybe the book is not unique but there are few details that make it valuable as one of the greatest examples of the talent of the author. A big thank you to Mary Clarissa Miller, who transforms herself  through her books into the best-selling writer Agatha Christie.

A major champion for a major title

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I’m sure that everybody who has been following tennis affairs the past few years has heard, read, and watched loads of things about the boy, as he firstly introduced himself, and now the man called Rafael Nadal Pareira, or just Rafa.Who hasn’t heard of the epic final between him and Roger Federer in 2008 in Wimbledon in which Rafa won 3-2? Is this achievement (beating the phenomenal Roger Federer in the Grand Slam in grass) enough to call him a real champion? Personally, I don’t think so. But the past two years have proved that Rafael Nadal deserves that title and maybe even more than that.

Rafa made it once again on Sunday and got his throne back in Wimbledon after ‘the most difficult year of his life’, as he named 2009 season. Learning what the tasks he had to face were in all levels it’s easy to explain his words.First the divorce of his parents and then a tendonitis on his knees that forced him not to even compete in Wimbledon, are two of the reasons that the Wimbledon champion will never forget the 4th of July again, even if he’s not American. His domination over the Czech finalist Thomas Berdych was total as the Spaniard beat him in straight sets: 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. (nothing like his first victory of the trophy in 2008)But Wimbledon was only the last episode in a series of major victories of him the last months in : Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid Opens and, last but not least of course, Roland Garros. Impressive come back, no doubts about this, with Rafa gaining two more majors and reaching eight in total.(5 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon, and 1 Australian Open)So now a new question raises, despite the honest respect between the two athletes: can Rafa break Roger Federer’s record of 16 Grand Slams and if so does that prove he’s better even from the great Swiss? Time will show us. For now, congratulations for his victory and a wish for the best of luck in US open,which personally I am waiting eagerly, to Rafa.

Should they remain unpunished?

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That’s a question that plagues millions of christians, and not only, around the world after it was revealed that Pope Benedict the sixteenth was concealing the ‘action’ of numerous catholic priests before becoming the leader of Catholic church. Estimating that the abuse of young children is not severe enough for Batikan to become aware of he indirectly helped to the maltreatmant of about 9,000 children only in the USA.However, despite the enourmous number of the victims, neither the priests nor the Pope,of course, was punished in any way. It is far too clear now that although there have been severall centuries since Batikan had the right to take millions of lives it is still obvious that it remains one of the most powerful and unfortunately the most influencing countries. After all those years isn’t time we should all separated the people who call themselves our spiritual leaders from our spirituality?

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