Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekly Sum-Up Vol1: Let there be Snow

"Weekly Sum-Up" will be a series of posts, posted each Sunday evening, and presenting numerous interesting articles that I came across during the passed week.



Vol 1: Let there be Snow
We were lucky enough this weekend here in Xanthi, to face a "white-day"! I woke up in Saturday morning just to find out that a snowstorm was hailing the area. The result was a wonderful snow-powdered field of my Sunday view! Check out the photo I posted on Instagram.


A Mini Sub That Could Steer Through The Body: See how the future body scopes, mini-travellers inside the human body, will work on this post from Popular Science

Speaking of the human body, did you know that an adult is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms??
Find out 20 amazing facts about the human body, in this interesting article from TheGuardian.

Are you a college student? Or are you an engineer? Or do you what to be one?
Here are the 10 Best-Paying College Majors as provided by Forbes! $70,400 salary of a Computer Engineer!! I guess I'm doing it wrong! ;)

Gadget-wise:
Case Turns Your iPhone into a Hard Drive - That's a nice one!
Pee-Wee Herman cycling skinsuit - If you gonna ride, do it like a boss!

Travel-wise:
The Most Relaxing Island Resorts On Earth - Cayo Espanto for me please!!

and last, for the friends and lovers of beer, a well-written article on Popular Science entitled
  "BeerSci: What Is The Difference Between A Lager And An Ale?" [hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavour]

Since we felt some snow, lets close this with Wintersun's Land of Snow and Sorrow


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Entry No1: ...and the Journey begins

Hello friends, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades in the journey of life and beyond.

I'm Michalis, and as you can see, I'm a Celestial Traveller. This is the very first post in my digital journal, a journal to deliver my thoughts, my experiences, my photographs, my tastes, my opinions, my loves and my hates, and many many other relevant or irrelevant things.

Who Am I?

Born on the Island of Cyprus, somewhere in the late 80's, I'm an electrical engineer who's basically enjoying life in a highly energetic mode! I have many interests in a variety of subjects, and somewhere through the future posts, you'll be able to see the whole me. For now, a brief bullet presentation of my self has as follows:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Extreme Sports Lover
  • Metalhead
  • Astronomy Enthusiast
  • Passionate Collector
  • Adventure Seeker
  • TRAVELLER
I know, a human being cannot be described by a f#ckin' bullet list.
Well with this small list in mind, i hope you get a taste of what the upcoming posts will consist of.

Why Celestial Traveller?

Some of you will wonder what the hell is a Celestial Traveller?
Quoting by thefreedictionary.com the definition comes as:

ce·les·tial  (s-lschl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the sky or the heavens: Planets are celestial bodies.
2. Of or relating to heaven; divine: celestial beings.
3. Supremely good; sublime: celestial happiness.
4. Celestial Of or relating to the Chinese people or to the former Chinese Empire.
n.
A heavenly being; a god or angel.

trav·el·er or trav·el·ler  (trvl-r, trvlr)
n.
1. One who travels or has traveled, as to distant places.
2. often traveller Chiefly British
a. A traveling salesperson.
b. A member of any of various groups of traditionally itinerate people living especially in Scotland and Ireland.
3. Nautical
a. A metal ring that moves freely back and forth on a rope, rod, or spar.
b. The rope, rod, or spar on which such a ring moves.

So, in simple words a Celestial Traveller, is a person who travels or has travelled to the skies or the heavens.
I chose this name because of my interest in travelling, my passion for astronomy and space, my ability to dream far and beyond the boundaries of the earth, and my childhood vision of me being an astronaut!

Thanks for joining me to this digital journey!
Lets drink to the best ones to come!
Cheers,
Mike

PS: The Journey Goes On, by british AOR legends Praying Mantis