Romantic Movies vs Reality: A battle for the brave

I was with my girlfriends on a night out recently and the conversation went to relationships and how hard they have become right now. Well, alcohol boosts this kind of conversations anyway. To cut a long story short, because let’s be honest, in a big company of girls this issue can hardly be exhausted, we confirmed that what women are looking for in a guy or relationship is highly influenced by long-established representations that circulate around the media. To put it simply, we concluded that what the teen or the girl of an even  younger age watches repeatedly on TV shows or movies shapes most of her ideas about what her future boyfriend, his approach and his treatment of her, and the course of their relationships should be or look like. Without noticing it. This tends to follow her into her adulthood til the moment she’s mature enough to realize and harness it. If she eventually does. Continue reading Romantic Movies vs Reality: A battle for the brave

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Autumn Tunes

I have a soft spot for autumn. Nature is at its best and it’s safe to say that the colours appearing this time of the year can easily compete against spring’s green palette and even win. This autumn finds me in Athens and since I have plenty of free time I manage to spend it digging into music and strolling around the city. It’s not as idyllic as it sounds (light rain, hot chocolate, hoody jumpers etc.), given that the temperatures here are still in summer mode – hello 28 degrees! Continue reading Autumn Tunes