Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Present Hunting for Daphne's Name Day


Hello everyone :) Yesterday was Daphne's name day and we celebrated all together with lots of food, chocolate cakes and presents! Her parents got her a new phone, cause as you may know she was in terrible need for a new one since her last one was stolen. But before celebrating I had to storm in the stores to find the perfect dress. It's so hard to pick something even for your best friend...
I looked everywhere in Athens and I couldn't find a dress which screams Daphne. It's extra hard these days to find a dress that it's cute and declares you are a feminist at the same time. Unfortunatelly I couldn't find the perfect gift so I compromised with a blue collar skater dress.
Anyway this was a hard task for me and I regret to admit that I failed. The above photos were taken before realising that I'll never find the perfect present. But we should all wish to Daphne again happy name day!

Gracie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Space in Public Transportation-Feminist Side

Hello everyone :) Today I want to talk about men in public transportation. I want to start by saying that whenever I am alone in the subway or the bus I am constantly alarmed that something inappropriate might happen to me. Most of the times men are invading my personal space, they do it on purpose and they do it to proclaim their dominance. I haven't seen one guy sitting in a normal position in the subway, they always try to take as much space as they can spreading their legs as far as they can in a desperate move to get noticed.
They are all so obnoxious and loud, especially when they are with their friends or when they try to impress a woman, little do they know that women are not impressed by lousy, noisy, needy boys. Yesterday there was a guy hitting on a girl on the subway and his loud voice and his awkward laugh made me cringe. I hate how they are so confident screaming their non existing opinions in every situation. I don't care if their opinion is positive or negative, they can keep it to themselves. I don't want to hear if you like my hair or if you hate my outfit, I just don't care, get over it. No wonder why I disrespect men. I have this constant need to protect myself and other women from men that I can't feel any need to hear them or talk to them. I feel that I'm always in danger and it's not unreasonable when the leading cause of women's death are men. So whenever I see a woman struggling to get away from an uncomfortable situation I always go near her to see if she needs any help. Do you feel the same?

Gracie

New smartphone?

Hello everyone,
Recently I've been looking at new phone devices 'cause I'm in need for a new one. My previous phone was the Motorola Razr xt910 and I was really happy with it. It delivered a great performance and our friendship lasted for 2 outstanding years. Unfortunately, one month ago, it was stolen from me along with my wallet. Sometimes I wonder where it had ended up and what kind of creep has seen my pictures and apps. Good thing that most of them were just photos of Ella. I just like to imagine that they formatted the phone soon after in order to re-sell it. Right now the highest price for it could be around 130 euros (for a used phone) or much lower. Which basically sucks. I thought that no one would be interested in an old phone, but I guess I was wrong. Good luck trying to sell a super used phone with a broken speaker (that is hard to change) and a somewhat faulty screen. Oh well. Above you can see me and RAZR (and admire the bad quality of the photos)

So yeah, now I'm back on the phone market ready for a new one with better specs and hopefully a low price. First things first. I have a budget of 200-300 euros and I'm really hoping that the new phone will cost at maximum 220 euros.
My needs are the following (in order of importance):
High resolution screen
2GB RAM and quad core CPU
8MP (at least) camera and 2MP front camera
SD memory card slot
Supporting the latest android version out there
Offering fun stuff
  
An easy choice, I could make is the new Moto G by Motorola. A great Smartphone at a really low price. It has a great screen resolution and a quad-core processor. However, it has an only 5MP camera and 1,3MP front camera which is kinda disappointing. Another big reason I might not end up buying this phone is the small storage. With only 8gb available storage and not an SD slot I cannot see how one can use the quad-core processor. Maybe that's why the camera has such a low resolution.
 
At the same price the only decent phone I found was Galaxy S3. I remember I really wanted that phone when I bought my old Motorola. I kept seeing it in K-dramas and was really jealous. While it is a fair competitor with the moto G and a smashing bargain, it is now an old phone. It will get the latest KitKat update, but I believe that will be the latest update it will ever get. Also the technology used when building this phone is now outdated and unfortunately I watched a lot of videos of people comparing the specs with newer phones and they made me lose interest...


Especially after I saw the S4 vs S3 comparison. Now S4 is a phone I would genuinely love to own. Good camera (good enough to take a decent photo and have a decent Skype video call), expandable storage, great processor and RAM, great screen and resolution and a LOT of weird features and sensors. And I'm just a sucker for things like this. Like yeah, I want that humidity sensor, it is really important in my life. A lot of reviews were saying that the phone is gimmicky. But gimmicky = interesting and fun? It also supports 4G and has other great stuff. Also, it is made of plastic, but I don't care. I've seen it up close. It certainly doesn't look cheap. It looks really cute. And there are TONS of cute cases available since it is a popular model. Like I'm always jealous of how Iphone users have aaaall this variety of cases to choose from. Well, I believe that a samsung galaxy is as close as you can get to that. So yeah the price is 307 euros right now and is gradually dropping. I'm thinking of trying to wait a month or so to see if it ll continue to drop and meanwhile be on the lookout for any offers of used phones. As long as they offer warranty I'm fine with buying a used one. What's the point of spending extra money on a new one if I'll get stolen again in a couple of years...


Other phones I've been considering that are about the same price as the S4, are the Nexus 5 and the LG G2. At first I actually wanted the G2 but guess what? No SD slot. Well lol, I'll pass.
This was an extremely LONG post (trust me, I could write about the phones forever since I'm obsessed right now), but hopefully it will help anyone looking for a budget phone. You just have to write down your priorities in a phone and always remember that no phone is perfect (except the samsung galaxy s5) and move on.

Have you bought recently a new smartphone that you love?
Do you have any reccomendations for me? I would love to hear them,
Dafni

Monday, April 7, 2014

Back Back Back

Hello everyone :) We've been super busy these days so we didn't have much time to take photos or make any posts.. sorry..But from now on we hope that we'll make it up to you, or at least we'll try. Yesterday was Efi's name day and we made some chicken pies and the most awesome cake we have ever eaten. Unfortunately we didn't took any photos of the cake cause we ate in 2 seconds.
 
I can only saw you the chicken pies which were delicious. We were kinda rusty and the only thing we did was watch some Rupaul's Drag Race episodes. Then I fell asleep. So I can promise you 2 things. First is that we won't be away for that long again, and the second is that we'll make Efi's cake again and we'll post the recipe! We hope you have an awesome week!

Gracie

Friday, March 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday #5

Hello everyone :) Today I'm gonna share with you a really old photo of me! It was back then when I had long brown hair. This picture was taken right before going to a costume party. As you can see I wasn't prepared at all, I was just wearing bunny ears and that was my costume.
I don't really remember much from that night but also don't remember taking this photo, so I was really shocked when I found it in some old folders. 
Anyway one more day to go and the weekend is coming. aaarg this was a really long week!

Gracie

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Master's Seminar

Hello everyone, today me, Gracie and Efi went to a masters seminar. Several representatives from various universities were there giving valuable information about their programs and leaflets. However the universities we are interested weren't participating but we went anyway 'cause we've learned that there will be a CV expert kiosk. They basically checked your CV and gave you advice on how to improve it. Which was actually really helpful.
Another important reason we wanted to go was that Efi would be there and we wanted to be supportive on her choice of ~maybe~ attending a master herself. So we really didn't learn anything groundbreaking at this event and we didn't find the buffet which was supposed to be on the roof garden. This sucked because it was my main argument to Gracie from going "Imagine all the free food Gracie! We should go" and I let her down. Then again she let me down by taking us to the wrong place in the rain and making us 1 hour and a half late. 
On the above photo you can see me pretending to be interested in studying management (I'm not) cause almost all the universities there were only presenting their management related programs. Maybe there is a hype for management masters in Europe that I am not aware of. 
And here is us looking tired from running around the city in the rain without an umbrella. I love how we are both wearing dresses with collars. We even have the same dresses as well. We will totally wear them on a photoshoot to creep you guys out. Yay.
That's all for now! Have a nice day!

Daphne

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ella the cute lady

Hello everyone :) Today me Daphne and Ella had a quiet evening. We were drinking tea and Ella was sitting on the bed watching us. She looks so confused, maybe she can't understand why we are working so many hours. Applying for unis isn't easy Ella!
Other times she pretends to be indifferent that we are on the same room. She might seem occupied with random objects like this beanie but all she wants is attention.
She is really depressed when we don't pay attention to her like we ought to. She's a royalty and it's undeniable that she deserves the best treatment. Who can resist to this silly face!
Although she tends to jump off balconies and roofs trying to break her previous record Ella is the cutest cat! Those big green eyes are too cute to handle :)
Ella wishes you a great day!

Gracie


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