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A good person saved me

Ken looked in his backpack to find his camera, but it wasn’t there. He had arrived in Oslo early in the morning and he was looking for his camera to show the photos to his friend. He was at his friend’s apartment and they were having lunch. When he couldn’t find the camera he began to panic.

He searched his backpack many times. He remembered that he had taken some photos in the café where he was drinking his juice. He quickly went to the café but there was no sign of his camera.

Then he remembered that he had eaten ice cream and took a photo with the ice-cream seller. He ran to the park to find the seller. He saw that he wasn’t there and was disappointed. At that moment the ice-cream seller went to the park.

“I found your camera on the ground,” he said and disappeared. He was completely surprised to find his camera. He felt very pleased that the ice-cream seller was kind enough to hand back his camera

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night!

Guy Fawkes was an English catholic and the captain of a plot called “The Gunpowder Plot”. ” ‘The Gunpowder Plot” took place on 5 November 1605 and it consists of Guy Fawkes and some other Catholics who wanted to kill the Protestant King James I by blowing up the houses of Parliament when the king and his ministers were inside. So, they decided to put 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellar. But someone told on Guy Fawkes to the king and he ordered his soldiers to arrest him. So, when Guy Fawkes was trying to put the barrels in the cellar of the houses of Parliament the soldiers found him and took him to the prison. Guy Fawkes was guilty of treason so they executed him. Consequently, because the king was safe he commanded people to light bonfires. Every year, on November 5th the English celebrate that fact which is known as The Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night. Children make figures with old clothes and come out in the streets asking for “a penny for the guy”. The children use the money people have given them to buy fireworks. In the evening they burn the figures in bonfires, people look at fireworks and eat jacket potatoes usually filled with cheese or bacon, sausages and caramel apples.

Where is my camera?

Ken looked in his backpack to find his camera, but it wasn’t there. He had finished from a photoshoot late in the afternoon and he wanted to take a picture of a couple. When he saw it wasn’t in his backpack he started to panic.

Then he remembered that he had been to a lovely cafe to drink a cup of coffee. He ran immediately to the cafe to ask the lady there if he had left the camera there. When he got there the lady said that no one had found a camera.

Frustrated walking back home he remembered that he stopped to get ice cream after he had left the cafe. He started running but he remembered that the ice cream shop was across the city. Bus after bus, subway after subway he finally got there. When the ice cream seller saw him he immediately handed his camera.

Ken was extremely relieved. After 3 hours of searching for his camera, he finally got it. He tipped the man a couple of dollars and then left. It was an evening full of frustration and anxiety. He made a promise to himself, that he would never take his eyes off the camera.

 

Where is my camera?

Ken looked in his backpack to find his camera but it wasn’t there. He had arrived in Rome that morning and his first desire, after leaving his suitcases at the hotel, was to taste a real Italian coffee. He was at a café when he saw a famous monument on the other side and he wanted to take a photo of it. So, when he opened his backpack he realized that his camera wasn’t there. But he was sure that he had taken it with him after leaving the hotel!

As he was very stressed, he started looking for it around the café. A lot of time passed, but he couldn’t find it so he decided to see it outside. There he met an ice-cream seller and told him about the camera. The ice-cream seller hadn’t seen the camera but he wanted to help. A lot of time passed, but they couldn’t find it. 

Finally, when Ken called the police he heard a loud voice” Ken, wake up. You will be late for work!” He realized that it was just a dream and he felt so relieved!


    

Wrong suitcase

 As soon as Peter reached the hotel he knew something was wrong. Last month he went a business trip to Greece and specifically to Athens. The day o his trip was beginning pleasantly. He boarded on the plane on time and the plane embarked and landed safely.
At the moment he reached Athens he took a stroll on the town with his colleague who travelled together. Nonetheless, they couldn’t enjoy a lot that sunny day as they had a meeting in two hours from that moment. So they caught a taxi and went to the hotel that they had booked.
Then, he got into his hotel room and perceived that suitcase wasn’t his own. He couldn’t believe his eyes. He informed his colleague by a message and he called quickly a taxi to the airport. When he reached there, he was trying to find his suitcase. Although he knew that it was pointless among so many people.
Finally, he sat down desperate to relaxed by the time his phone rang. On the telephone was his colleague that he also realised, the hadn’t his own suitcase. So they perceived that they exchanged them with each other.

Halloween🎃🎃

Halloween is celebrated on 31st October. Halloween activities are Trick-or-Treat, Halloween costume parties, games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. Halloween costumes are modelled after supernatural figures. Some supernatural figures are vampires, skeletons, ghosts, monsters and witches.

Halloween is usually celebrated with family and friends. Parties and other events may be planned on 31st October or in the weekends before and after this date. Adults may celebrate by watching horror films, holding costume parties or creating haunted houses. Many children dress up in costumes and visit other homes in the neighbourhood. At each house, they ask for sweets, snacks or small gifts. If they don’t get this, they threaten to do some harm to the owners of the house. This is known as playing “Trick-or-Treat”.

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting a damper on traditional Trick-or-Treat this year, a disappointment for kids and candy lovers alike. For candy companies, Halloween is the biggest season for sales and the pandemic stopped this.

Halloween

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on 31st  October in many countries. The word Halloween seems to come from the eve of the feast of All Saints – All Hallow Eve. It is believed to be a metaphor for the celebration of the god of the Underworld, worshiped, among others, by the ancient Celts.

History of Halloween

The roots of the holiday are said to be in Celtic traditions, specifically in the Samhain celebrations, which in Old Irish means “end of summer”. The Celts on 31st  October celebrated the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. Tradition says that on this day we come closer to the “other world”, that we can come in contact with spirits and the dead.

How Halloween is celebrated in America

The day of Halloween all houses in America are decorated by scary objects. But the traditional decoration is Jack-o’-lantern that is a carved pumpkin. On this day  children get dressed with scary costumes (witches, ghosts etc.) visit the houses of their neighborhood  and knock on the doors saying “Trick or Treat” hoping to give them candies.

Colors of Halloween

The colors of Halloween are orange and black. Orange symbolizes the autumn harvest and black symbolizes death and, in general, the “other world”.

Halloween in Europe

Halloween started in Europe, but is now known to the world through American culture. The immigration of Irish and Scots in the 19th century made the holiday popular.

Recipe for halloween pumkins

Materials
*4 types of cookies
*sugar past
*cream cheese

Implementation
First, we take a multi and beat the biscuits until they crumble . Then we put the biscuits in a bowl together with the cream cheese. Mix until homogeneous and put them in the fridge for thirty minutes .after they freeze shape the truffles and the sugar paste and make the shape you want.

Think of a shopping experience you had.

This July I went on a trip with my mom to Thessaloniki for one month, to see my sister and generally to do a lot of shopping. We lived in my sister’s house and we were transporting by bus.
One afternoon my sister wanted to buy some chairs for her living room from Ikea. The next day we took the 2k bus and went to Ikea. When we arrived I felt so tiny! The building was huge. It had the half building yellow and the other half blue and the label was colored also yellow. When we went inside it had everything about a living room: furniture, things for decoration and also it had its own cafeteria and restaurant! My favourite thing inside this building is: they already decorated rooms which show as a total of the IKEA products. Because I wanted to ”explore” them, specifically to open all the cardboards sit to all the chairs and sofas lying on the beds and e.c.t that’s how I got lost inside this huge building.
That’s how all happened: In the middle of the Ikea I wanted to a little bit further than my mom and my sister was, to a ”kitchen ” and I told that to my sister. She said ok and I will wait for you, but after five minutes she forgot me and she left without me. When I realized it, it was too late. Both of them have gone far away. I immediately started to panic and searching for them but I remembered what my mother said to me: If you get lost, you will stay in the place when you realized that we have gone. So I followed that and waited for my mum. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my phone with me. I was feeling so nervous and awkward that I almost cried luckily after ten minutes my sister remembered me and with my mom they started to search for me. She tried to hide her tears but I understood it.
After all those, I always hold my mother when I enter huge buildings. I felt so relieved and relaxed when they found me. That’s my unforgettable shopping experience.

A Story

Ken looked in his backpack to find his camera but it wasn’t there. He arrived in England with his friends and sat at a cafe, to spend the morning, and then he wanted t take some photos of them but he couldn’t. One of his friends realized that the front pocket of his backpack was open! Seeing, it was missing he started to panic.
ken immediately started searching his backpack pockets. Certainly, he had had it at the airport that morning where he lost his camera. At first, they tried to remember what they did all day. First, they went to buy ice cream at a local ice cream shop, then they went to the airport and finally they sat at the cafeteria in England. it was clear that ken lost his camera before going to the airport, at the local ice cream shop.
Suddenly the kens phone rang! It was the local ice cream shop. Because this shop was local and right next to Ken’s house they knew his and easily found his phone number from his neighbours. They told him that the waiter found his camera on the table which they sat on. ken felt really relaxed and he said to them if they can keep it in the store and when he arrives back to take it. Of course, they said yes.
In conclusion, Ken was feeling really relaxed, calm, and happy, when he found his camera. After all this, he continued his trip to England happily.

About Halloween

The name comes from Hallow’s evening. It’s also known as All Saint’s Eve. This is a celebration on 31sr October and the day of remembering the dead-saints and martyrs (hallow).

Halloween is celebrated in many Christian places all over the world. On this day people go to the church, visit cemeteries to pray and light candles on the graves of their loved people. They used to eat vegetarian food, including potatoes and pumpkins.

Halloween is a big celebration. All the public places and houses are decorated with ghosts, skeletons, witches, spiders, carved pumpkins, skulls, bats, devils, and other macabre symbols, which are associated with death. The decoration is inspired by folktales and myths.

People wear costumes, tell scary stories and watch horror films on this day children wear scary costumes and visit houses where they are offered treats, such as candies, sweets, and sometimes money. They represent souls visiting houses and asking the homeowners for a treat, by the question ‘Trick or Treat ?’

The celebration of Halloween is not only a day of having fun. Actually, it is the day of remembering all the loved people that have gone and it reminds us that death is inevitable

The how and what of Halloween!

HALLOWEEN

We celebrate Halloween on October 31st, when young children usually dress up in something “scary” and visit homes picking up a lot of sweets, saying the phrase “trick or treat”.

Many cultures consider Halloween to be a day when they can come in contact with spirits. It is a night when the dead could return to the land of the living to celebrate with their family or tribe.

BLOODY MARY

A Halloween ritual involved looking in front of a mirror at midnight holding a lighted candle so that the future spouse would appear in the mirror, a ritual that turned into a scary version called Bloody Mary. This version says that a witch who lived in a forest was known to the villagers as Bloody Mary and killed the little girls of the village while taking their blood to be revived. The witch was eventually arrested and burned at the stake. But while she was burning and suffering from pain, she gave a curse according to which, whoever looked in a dark mirror and said her name, would die of horrible tortures. “From that day on, whoever said the name Bloody Mary three times in a dark mirror would summon the witch’s vengeful spirit.”

HALLOWEEN & COVID 19

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

HALLOWEEN IN GREECE

It is celebrated in many countries around the world. Now, recently, Halloween parties have started to take place in Greece as well.
A little pagan, a little Christian, but I like it. I also like the idea of ​​celebrating our dead with something that brings us joy and not sadness.