When I go paranoid …I think and write in Greek


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Αυτο που απασχολει παρα πολυ και με τρομαζει ειναι μηπως με τις φωτογραφιες μου της Ικαριας στο Φλικρ συμβαλω ωστε να αυξηθει η τιμη της γης και τα ενοικια. Μηπως χτιστουν διαφορες βιλες στα βουνα και πληγωσουν το τοπιο. Μηπως οι ιδιοκτητες τους νομιζουν πως απο τα μπαλκονια τους θα βλεπουν τετοια τοπια.
Μηπως συμβαλω στην οικοπεδοποιση του Αιγαιου;

Χριστε μου, εχω καιρο να περπατησω καπου συναρπαστικα και να μου φυγουν τετοιες σκεψεις. Κι αυτη εδω η πεδιαδα που ειμαι τωρα δεν μου κανει. Ακομα και να μη φοβομουν τ’ αλογα, αποκλειεται να μαθω ιπασια στη παρουσα φαση.

ImageΥπομονη…

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Everything is illusions -stay cool. There are other forces at work besides constructors and speculators. You know this well.
biz-bijoux
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Thursday September 7, 2006 – 10:22pm (EEST)

This may not be all paranoid. Look…
I quote from
http://www.artbox.gr/
about the Greek participation in this year’s Art Biennale of Venice

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The Concept of the Greek Participation >
The Aegean Archipelago is a scattered city

The governing concept of the Greek participation in the 10th Venice Biennial of Architecture is a presentation of the Aegean as a city.
Making reference to the thought of Italian philosopher and mayor of the city of Venice Massimo Cacciari, the notion of the Archipelago is presented in the Greek pavilion as a vital allegory for mutual social understanding.
In the context of the discourse regarding the metacity, the Aegean is being introduced as a counter yet extant example of an aquatic city that is a radiating land of desire. Its allure does not stem from the sediments of nostalgia, but rather from the enduring character of a structure of habitation that contains the promise of a different metacity, one that intently embraces the call for freedom.
The fact that the islands are surrounded by the sea, exposed to light, the sun and mighty winds of the Aegean delineates the unconditional relationship of the Archipelagic city with its nature, proposing not an anachronism but a topical, alternative form of urbanity throbbing with the intrinsic tensions of the metacity.

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A *metacity* ? An *archipelagos* ? Do you agree with these concepts? To my nose they smell st-trong of wet concrete. 😮

Friday September 8, 2006 – 09:54pm (EEST)


ze nnews im mbrief


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βουλωμενη μυτη

ze nnews im mbrief

-> I have a cold, I have a sore throat, I have a headache, I have dry lips, I have a red nose, I have red eyes and they are running. I have a dribbling mouth. I have a lot of toilet paper and the waste paper basket is by my side. I empty it every 4 hours. The content will be good fertilizer for the garden.

-> I don’t have fever. I don’t have cramps. I don’t have stomachache. I don’t have diarrhoea. I don’t have bird flu.

-> I don’t have malaria. I don’t have two red hot iron bars in my nostrils (I’ve checked it in the mirror).

window 22 Ikaria

ozer mnews im mbrief

-> I can write & I can think too -very hard, slowly and exclusively about my nose, but I can think.

-> I can’t smoke. I can’t have coffee. I can’t eat. I can’t remember what french fries (Ikarian style -my favorite) taste like.

here iz zome mbore mnews

-> I delivered the final draft of something and it was well received.

-> I went out to see a piece of land (a cliff actually). I liked that piece of land.

-> I met the man with the earth mover (bulldozer) who is going to make a road to the land I liked.

He is going to destroy at least half of the beauty of that land (not to mention that the road will be very risky and probably slide down and disappear altogether), however the price of the land will rise because it will be ‘accesible’ then.

bIG nAIL

-> In spite everything I liked that man!?! ^^’ 

These 4 factors combined together undermined and weakened my (overloaded) system, so I caught a virus (as it usually happens with me) and now I’m running on «safety mode» tzzz krk krk bzizk apstchou !…

+ zome goodz mnews

-> today waz ze firzt day of zpring. «Earini Isimeria» = equal day-equal night. Εαρινή Ισημερία.

-> many ozers too, not only me, are ill, the zame az me.

-> I got rid of the idea that I am harming the tourism of Ikaria with my pictures in Flickr.

-> Someone is coming tonight to rub my back with warm alcohol. I will be allowed (and I’ll allow myself) to groan, sigh & moan during the process. I’ll be allowed (and allow myself) to be ill.

more zome other day

iz enybody interezted in reading ze story ov my life?

I feel like writing ze story ov my life rightz now. Or maybe it’z becauze I’m ill.

I’ll thimk amboud it ndomorrow.

kisses

😘 😚

viruses

😜 😝

Eleni

P.S. did you know? I was going to post that photo of the sea here anyway but then as I opened my Ikaria 139blog I saw the last of Jimmy P’s comments. I dedicate this photo to him. No one should deprive anyone of such a view of the sea. It must remain public.

 

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Grazie 1000 per la dedica, sono onorato.

Wednesday March 22, 2006 – 01:41am (CET)

Get well soon, El! It’s difficult to read the blog when you type with a stuffy nose  😉

Telling your life story, eh? That sounds like it has a bit more soul-stealing potential than a photograph to me.

Tuesday March 21, 2006 – 10:22pm (EST)

The sea is endless, life is not, that’s what it means.

Tuesday March 21, 2006 – 07:39pm (PST)

μπερασντικά !
Είμαι γκι εγκώ γκρυωμένος γκαι η μπύντη μου είναι μπουλωμμένη.
We look forward for spring and here’s what we get… hahaha

Wednesday March 22, 2006 – 01:04pm (EET)

There is terrific tempest of the equinox blowing right now right here. I won’t go out to take pictures. I’m staying in drinking tsipouro (like ‘grapa’ hey Jimmy?) in warm water with honey. Good medicine… Felicia, my cat, sings me her songs. She is pregnant.

Thursday March 23, 2006 – 03:49am (PST)

iv it heppns agen, edd sam sinnamon barrk & a fiu cloves 2 ze hottt tsipouromelo… «u uil rimembrr mi» 😛

Wednesday May 13, 2009 – 10:03pm (EEST)

copied that 😌 tanx

Wednesday May 13, 2009 – 12:38pm (PDT)


REAL ESTATE


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house face sunrise
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REAL ESTATE

  • -Why don’t you buy a piece of land and build a house?
  • -You should buy a piece of land and build a house.
  • -Shouldn’t you think of buying a piece of land and build a house?
  • -Let us find you a piece of land to buy and build a house.
  • -Do you have a piece of land to build a house?
  • -That person may be persuaded to sell you a piece of land etc.
  • -It can’t be that you don’t have a piece of land etc.

Why all that grammar?

It may be because,

1) people like me,

2) people got used to me,

3) they want me to stay or visit more often,

4) they feel sorry for me because I don’t live in a modern, comfortable house,

5) they want me to commit myself into something concrete (literaly),

6) they want to know me better through the process of building something concrete,

7)they don’t want to see me as a tourist anymore,

8) they are inviting me in the community,

9) they want me to show my ‘surface’ -spend some real money here,

10) it’s an irresistible trend -everybody seems to be involved in some kind of building activity. This seems to be part of the new local identity («aah, you are building? oh, good, ok, fine»)

So why not?

(TO BE CONTINUED)

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They like you? I would.

Saturday January 21, 2006 – 05:11pm (PST)

All I know is that I like you!

Sunday January 22, 2006 – 04:24am (PST)

Let’s buy together!

Monday January 23, 2006 – 06:21am (PST)

Hey! I have priority!!!! O_o

Monday January 23, 2006 – 10:28pm (EET)