Archive for February, 2008

Snow in Cyprus

The kids had a couple of days off school for midterm so we decided to go to the mountains and play in the snow the yesterday.  It was difficult to get everybody going in the morning, but it was good to get out of the city.  It had been a few months.  The kids no longer had all the snow clothes that had been such an important part of life in Reit im Winkl so we didn’t stay very long.  30 minutes sledding, lunch and another 30 minutes sledding was enough to get really wet and cold.  Check out the pictures on Flickr.

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Snow in Nicosia!!!!

That’s right.  Last night it snowed in Nicosia.  Yes, it was very wet and no, it didn’t stick, but it was still fun.  Our family has seen lots of snow, but the guys we had over haven’t.  It just doesn’t snow much in their part of Africa.  It was really great to experience the snow with them.  We were watching “I am Legend”  when Daniel noticed that it was snowing.  We paused the movie and all ran outside. 

As far as “I am Legend” is concerned, it was nothing like I expected.  To be honest, I really didn’t know what it was about, so I was very surprised.  And maybe the 15 minute break in the middle to enjoy the snow disturbed the continuity and momentum of the movie.  I don’t think I’ll watch it again to find out.  This was Chris’ second time to watch and he said it is pretty interesting.  Have you seen it? What do you think?

Learning Greek

This morning was my first class of Modern Greek II at Americanos College.  I never took Modern Greek I so I was a little nervous this morning.  But God is so gracious.  It seems that the international students don’t come to class the first couple of weeks, so I ended up having a hour and half private lesson.  The teacher took me through the first 2 chapters of the book.  The class is actually on chapter 20 so I have a lot of catching up to do, but the teacher assured me that my previous knowledge of German will be a big help and I shouldn’t have much trouble.  I also have a friend to help me. 

Learning German was relatively easy.  I had taken two years of it in high school and with just two months at the Goethe and the help of friends I was communicating pretty well.  But now I am 4 years older and closer to 40 than 30. I have had no previous Greek.  I’m interested in seeing how my brain handles it.

ACN and Prison Break

Last night was the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.  Egypt beat Cameroon.  We had our Cameroonian friends over and this time I was rooting for Cameroon.   I was not only disappointed that Cameroon lost, but that the whole thing was over.  Last week we had people over 3 nights to watch football.  It has been really fun. 

On another note, I started watching Prison Break.  I’ve been hearing about how great it is since we moved here.  The Zimbabweans love it and couldn’t believe I had never seen it.  I was interested in seeing it but I hadn’t made much of an effort, so last Monday night, after the football game, Daniel showed me an online sight where I could watch it.  So I started watching Tuesday morning.  All the guys had told me about staying up all night watching because they couldn’t wait to see what happened next.  I thought, “not me, I have too much to do.”  Well, I was wrong.  I watched 8 episodes the first day.  Now, a week later, I am through season 2 episode 16.  If you haven’t seen the show yet I recommend that you set aside a few days and get started.  Of course you have to start at the beginning or nothing will make sense.