Surprised with the clinic

Yesterday, Olga and I went for the regular check to the caretaker. After than we went (finally!) to see the clinic where Olga will be taken care of when the time for labour and delivery will come. And we were so surprised! It was unbelievable.

Limassol clinic is a small two or three floor building not too far from our house. It looks like any other building in the area. But it is inside that shocked us. There are not to many 4-star hotels in Limassol which feel that good. Clean and tidy, cozy, with paintings and plants were all over the place. Excellent furniture and a touch of style to everything. All rooms have a single bed, shower, couch and a couple of armchairs, TV, fridge and anything you could with for. Newly born babies can stay either in the rooms with their mothers or in a separate place. There is also a VIP lounge. It is a huge two-room space with more furniture and comforty items.

And there was no this hospital smell anywhere. I was really shocked.

When I saw all of this beauty and excellence I started to prepare myself for a bloated bill with at least 4 digits in it. It turned out that the whole thing costs almost twice as cheap as I was imagining it before seeing the hospital. 650 CYP includes labour and delivery, with 3 days stay in the clinic. This is a very reasonable price. If it is not, at least I am satisfied with it.

Anyway, now we are looking forward for when the time is right. The baby is doing fine. It is about 1.7 kilograms now. All the tests look OK, ultrasound doesn’t show any problems and the heartbeat sounds clean and good. We will be monitoring the progress even more often with the caretaker now – once every two weeks instead of once a month.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Somehow Olga managed not to see “My Big Fat Greek Wedding“, so we had to rent it and watch it. I’ve seen it before in the cinema, but since that was before my blogging times, I decided to post about it.

The film is a nice comedy about the wedding of Greek woman to a Jewish man. From what I have seen, cultural differences are a good source of humor and this film does exploit this resource to a good extent. It doesn’t go into showing too much or explaining everything. It just provides a number of funny episodes and templates. If you get them – good for you, if not – there are more.

Good mix of acting, traditional music, languages, and fun – deserves a 7 out of 10 in my book. :)


Cheats” was on TV.

I don’t know why I never heard of it, but this is one excellent film. Originally, I think, it was aimed at teenagers, but it is good for a much wider audience. If you have ever cheated in school or college, or if you just knew someone who did, you even if you just went to school or college, or just passed one by, or wanted to, or seen one on the picture – you’ll like it. It has plenty of good humour, interesting story, suspense, photography, music, and rock-n-roll spirit. And you can watch it more than once.

Amazing film. 8 out of 10. Make it 9 out of 10.

Martial arts, stunt performers, and stunt coordinators

While looking up the info on Xin Xin Xiong I came across a really good resource about martial arts, stunt performers and coordinators. It features pictures, biographies, filmographies and all sorts of useful information about people who have to do some much for many to enjoy so little.

All this site needs is a complete redesign…

Movie thoughts

Olga and I went to Pizza Hut for dinner today. While eating and (me) having a couple of pints, we talked about movies. We both think I watch a lot of them and that kind of stimulates me (or us) to talk about movies. So we talked (read: everything below is a product of one somewhat short dialogue and no Internet research what-so-ever)…

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