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Tony Sebastian
My family is working on becoming Greek!
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The new Blog will be found at: http://www.thesebastianfamily.com/ Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Becoming Greek
Tomorrow we are having Zoe dedicated and we have a small video we want to show of her. If you are in America we wanted to post the video online so you can see it. If you are in Thessaloniki... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2012 at Becoming Greek
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I cannot believe how fast Zoe is growing up!! She is going to have a really big weekend. Friday is her name day, Saturday is her birthday, and Sunday is going to be her dedication. We are really excited to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Becoming Greek
This week I filled up my heating oil tank in my home. Three years ago the tank cost under 175.00 euros to fill 500 liters. This week the cost would be right at 500 euros to fill the same tank.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at Becoming Greek
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If you click on WIkapedia today you will see a strong protest against the Congress attempts to monitor copy written material on the internet. This idea is interesting because where does the rabbit hole end? Yes its wrong to take... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Becoming Greek
We have just moved in 6 new people to Thessaloniki for this upcoming year. I am so excited to see what 2012 has in store for us. I believe that this year will be fantastic for the iheart coffee house,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Becoming Greek
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On Saturday morning when Greek students are getting their beauty rest, iheart was invaded by Mac's school mates..... The invasion included loads of cupcakes, a bouncy castle, cowboy outfits, and a slew of little voices shouting in excitement!!! Mac walked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Becoming Greek
My beloved 49ers have the first playoff game in 10 years. I have faithfully worn hoodies, pajama pants, and t-shirts this past decade. And its finally time to watch a playoff game. Its all going down on Saturday. I'll be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Becoming Greek
We are in the middle of Birthday week at the cbass household. Jamie celebrated her birthday yesterday, and had a great cake baked by her husband!! We also had a date night thanks to our friends Kali and Themis. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at Becoming Greek
Early this morning a 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit our local area. It woke up my wife who was obviously startled. I felt the final little twitch, and was surprised at how this small earthquake can pack such a punch!! I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Becoming Greek
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This year held some very big moments for our family. Those moments translated into trying times of stress, but also had a flip side of joy and accomplishment. In 2011 we stated work on our coffee house called iheart located... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at Becoming Greek
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The front page of CNN reads of deadly clashes in Athens. The article shows some anarchists throwing rocks while a trash bin burns in the background. Frankly, the media makes me sick in how they are portraying the protests. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Becoming Greek
Brady came home today and was a little sad. He explained in great detail how he pulled out a tooth in class. Apparently this was super cool to all the kids. Unfortunately, as quickly as he was walking in glory... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Becoming Greek
Zoe has been talking to me all weekend!!! He first words are Ba-Ba..... Which in Greek is daddy. She loves to talk to me and she is bi-lingual!!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Becoming Greek
Today a small business owner covered himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire because the debt is to much for him to handle from the banks (article). The banks are worried because there amount of deposits are slowing. And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Becoming Greek
Kalo Mona! As of today September 1st the VAT (sales tax) jumped on cafes, restaurants, and bottled goods. The government desperate to raise 800 million euros in extra taxes for its bailout packages. The previous VAT was 13% which was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Becoming Greek
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Today Jamie and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary... Time is flying by, and I have enjoyed the journey with Jamie. We had a nice coffee this morning and reminisced on some of the best times we have enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Becoming Greek
There are times when a a cultural nuance still surprises me here in Greece. Over the weekend we took a trip and wanted to go to a specific restaurant. When we arrived around 7 pm we were told that they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Becoming Greek
I am a lucky man who has a wonderful wife. I cannot express how amazing she is and how lucky my boys are. The past 12 days have produced some funny moments. So before my wife returns I thought I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Becoming Greek
An Applebee's has been taken over by it's workers on the prime road of Nikis in Thessaloniki. Here is how it happened..... For the past two months the management of Applebee's refused to pay it's employees which is a common... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Becoming Greek
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Jonathan payed volleyball for PAOK, a local team here in the city and he and his wife became good friends of ours. He is an Olympic hopeful and a tremendous role model. Check out the article Here Check out the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Becoming Greek
While my wife is away for 10 days it creates a perfect time to break any unwanted habits from the boys. Ask anyone who has helped our boys in the morning and you'll find out they are serious divas with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Becoming Greek
Life has been a little silent on the internet side of our life as we have been patiently waiting..... and waiting...... hoping and waiting........ We had a great friend give us some buddy passes to have the chance to fly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Becoming Greek
Last week my friends Kali and Themis received a phone call that every parent fears...... "There has been a bad accident with your son". Their son Daniel was on a bicycle when he was hit by a car, and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Becoming Greek
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Brady lost his first tooth this week!! He told everyone about his tooth!! The crazy part is the inflation from the tooth fairy. Kids here get a "bill" when they lose a tooth or a toy. This means that to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Becoming Greek