Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Typical Greek Girl

The typical Greek girl... so what is she like? Not to generalise and stereotype (you know I would never do that...!) but here are some of my observations of the typical Greek girl! Feel free to add your own in the comments below.

First of all, they're gorgeous of course; it's in the genes! The thing is, they most likely know it which oozes a flair of arrogance (pretty much no difference to the guys then!). 

Also like the Greek men, they too are covered in thick dark hair, hence why their chosen career path is most likely a beautician (oh sorry, they like to be called "beauty therapist") or a hairdresser; it's not their fault, they need to control all that hair! They can talk all day about their hair and nails and will apply so much hairspray to their wild manes they could be strong contenders for the number one cause for ozone layer damage... 

They apply mountains of makeup as they are masters in beauty - but is it worth applying it all just to go to the gym? I suppose it doesn't matter as they don't usually work out anyway; they like to just pose and eye up the man candy (although they never admit it!).

On a night out, it's easy to spot a typical Greek girl as they most likely have a big head of hair and are wearing very revealing clothing. Well, they spent all that time waxing their legs they want to show them off! It's a shame they don't cover up a bit though as watching them shivering in the winter time outside the bar/club just to get their cigarette fix is quite amusing!

Most Greek girls have excellent rhythm though and can dance really well; the favourite move being the typical hip wiggles and wrist twisting!

Having said all this, there are some really sensible Greek girls out there too of course (not that typical Greek girls aren't nice!), but you don't see them as much as they're probably being locked up by their fathers...! Any other typical Greek girl traits you can think of?

Monday, 2 January 2012

καλή χρονιά - Happy New Year!

Happy 2012 Typical Greeks!

Hope you all had an amazing start to the new year by devouring a massive feast; start as you mean to go on, and all that!

One of the biggest traditions Typical Greeks do at new years is a cake called "Vasilopita" named after Agios Vaslis; the saint who founded the Greek Orthodox Church. His name day is celebrated on 1st January so everyone has a feast in his name (any excuse, right!)

This cake contains a gold coin (it's wrapped in foil so don't worry health and safety inspectors, we Greek, we know what we doing...) and once the cake has been cut, the one who finds the coin in their slice will get luck for the rest of the year!

You're not allowed to spend this coin though or else you will lose your luck, so keep it in a safe place! If you've seen quite a few new years go by now, you may even have a little box where you keep them all hidden, awww bless!

Whether you win the coin or not, I wish you all a happy new year and bless you with all the luck in the world! Happy 2012!
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