Archive for November 16th, 2002

Last night

We had some (Be-related 🙂 good friends coming last night for dinner. We had plans to watch Lord of the Rings (extended version) on DVD, but they all decided to play board games instead.
I would play along too, but I am not confident at all at these games. I know that in most northern countries families are gathering around on winter and playing monopoly, chess and other board games, but I am coming from a country that winter is not around for too long, so we almost never played board games on my house. We played cards some times, a very few times chess and a kind of chinese checkers. But that was many-many years ago (around when I was 10 to 14 years old). Most of the time we were out of the house, playing outside. It is funny to see such differences in culture, really.
The other day I cooked a whole roast chicken. In Greece, we eat all parts of the chicken meat. JBQ would only eat the breasts. When the next day I showed him that we would eat the rest of the chicken, JBQ said that he does not know how to eat that! :o)
He does like and eat American spicy chicken wings though. 😀
But yes, my point is the difference in such very small things from country to country that surface when you share your life with a person rom a different part of the world. There are a lot of such issues, laughable some times, some times not so.

On other news, I miss my village. I miss the ability to go out, look around me and see all these immense mountains, listen to the river running, climb our olive trees… I don’t think I ever really “left” that place… My parents do not live there anymore, they have moved to a town, just 20 Khm away, but this village is where I would like to be.