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I Am Greek

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    It's Amazing!

    So I was on a microfiche at my local library, looking into my ancestry, and I discovered that my great-great-grandfather was born in Sparta, Greece! How cool is that? I was in awe for the rest of the day after that. XD So now I just want to be all "This. Is. SPARTA!" and kick a...
    TheSkunkLady TheSkunkLady 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Greek and Proud

    Greek and Proud I have been to greece 1 time but I hope to one day make it over there again.  It's beautiful down there.  My great grandparents are from Tripoli.  My maternal grandparents were from Athens and my Paternal grandparents are from Kalamata were the...
    zoigirl zoigirl 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2007

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    Made Of Up Them All

    I think I am made up of the cultures and people that went into making me...I am all of them and more..so yes I am Greek...my grandmother was Greek...I am Native American as her husband my grandfather was thus...my mothers side of the family is essentially Southern as in the...
    wickedlittlepixie wickedlittlepixie 41-45, F Sep 4, 2012

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    Greek Pride

    Im half greek but i never refer 2 myself as being half greek i believe ur either greek or ur not. Im the 2nd generation of my family born in south africa my grandfather came from greece 2 this country in the early 50s he was born in Gythion in southern Greece. I carry the greek...
    Greekvampire Greekvampire 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    I LOVE BEING GREEK, 100%

    but split 4 ways Crete kalamata grevenia and pontia
    Greekguy00 Greekguy00 18-21, M Dec 6, 2013

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    Being Greek

    Biologicaly I'm half Greek and half African-American. To be honest though I feel 100% Greek. I grew up in Greece, went to a Greek school, because of circumstances I only dated Greek guys, and learned how to have fun the Greek way! I may be living in the Ststes now, but I'm...
    athena4cort athena4cort 26-30 3 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Geia Se Olous Tous Ellines !!

    geia sas paidia !! I m half greek half australian !!! my mum's from sydney and my dad' from Lefkas !
    natasak natasak 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2010

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    Thanks to My Grandpa.

    Im half greek my grandfather was born and raised in greece and i love to cook greek omg the food is the bomb, being greek has its wonderful points like criss angel mind freak hes beautiful.....well everyone just cook some damatas and greek lemon soup and get some feta chesse and...
    babycricket babycricket 26-30 7 Responses Sep 24, 2008

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    Χελλόου!

    Όσοι Έλληνες είσαστε εδώ, για πείτε λίγο, πως ανακαλύψατε αυτό το μέρος;
    Rimbaude Rimbaude 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Part Greek.

    i can't really tell u much about it but my father would always tell me about back in the day and people in the fam i never met and he told me that his grandfather was 50% greek and i thought that was the coolest being a black man with greek roots along with african ones too.
    jerseyjerz jerseyjerz 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    Surgery Date Just Around The Corner!!!

    Hey ya'll! I am feeling so many emotions right now I don't know whether to smile, cry, laugh, cuss(lol), or all at the same time!!! My surgery date is September 29, 2011, and I am so very excited, but extremely nervous!!! I feel as if I have made the right choice for me. I chose...
    mallory1986 mallory1986 22-25, F Sep 11, 2011

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    Hi!!!!!Τι ωραία!!

    Στην αρχη νομιζα οτι ειναι ξενο site οπως το ειδα..Αλλα τελικα..παντου υπαρχει εστω κι ενας ελληνας!!!Κι εδω φαινεται πως ειμαστε αρκετοι..Μπαβο μας!!!
    redluna redluna 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Kanas Ellinas Ellinida ?

    spera ! :D meno aglia kai exo pethimisei thn ellada xD ama thelei kapios/kapia na kanei add gia na milame den tha me peiraze
    stefos223 stefos223 18-21, M 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    'Candles' by Constantine Cavafis

    Constantine P. Cavafy (1899) The days of our future stand in front of us like a row of little lit candles -- golden, warm, and lively little candles. The days past remain behind us, a mournful line of extinguished candles; the ones nearest are still smoking, cold candles, melted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    It's True

    I am what I am... and that can be many, many different things On any given day With many factors affecting that EXACT Equation Factors ranging from my unpredictable mood to my incalculable reaction to your interaction Infinite... But one thing will always be...consistently the...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M Feb 5, 2012

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    Im Blacka-terrainian

    half greek and half jamaican but still a whole lotta woman loll love both and deff love the greek bit :) mums from cyprus not greece but i couldnt find a page for that so came on this one :) love to cook it and eat it and been goin since i was a baby, greeks are beautiful and i...
    pinkmango pinkmango 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2009

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    Greek

     I Am Greek.My Grandfather is fully greek.My Greek last name is Kafidies.He died when I was 10mnths so I really never got to learn about my culture.I want to learn how to speak it.I really never met my greek family.But I do have pics of my grandfather.I learned a couple of...
    teitei teitei 16-17, F Jan 26, 2010

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    Hey Greeks

    Hey Greeks im a Greek to,o i live in AthensI want to tell that Greeks must stick together or our country will destroy ,there must be love between Greek people...
    nikosdbz nikosdbz 18-21, M Jun 2, 2012

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    One A$$hole Doesnt Make Them All Bad...

    Some people on this site are just stupid. It's really sad that there are some idiots on here that don't realize America is the melting pot of the world, hence Greek Americans, Canadian Americans, Africans American ect.....just because a person's ancestry(heavens' forbid is Greek...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I Am One Quarter Greek......

    My Father is half Greek and Italian, wow talking about crossing the bloods. His parents - his father was the Greek side, and his Mother was the Italian side. Being they were such old school, we were raised to stay within our own, then one day as I got older and braver, I used to...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    Very Greek

    I'm 1/2 Greek on my mother's side. 3 out of 8 of my great grandparents came from Greece. My pappous's parents both came from Greece, and he used to speak the language (he's deceased), and my yiayia can speak enough to get by. I'm hoping to go to Greek school (if we can find one...
    shadowAKA086 shadowAKA086 18-21, M May 11, 2008

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    greekguy24 greekguy24 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Is It Wrong To Wear My Hair Down Now That I Am Married?

    hi, my name is chelsea and i am 100% greek. i was born and raised in crete until beginning of high school when i moved to the united states. my father was in the marine corp so he was away alot of the time so i lived with my yaya. my friends make fun of me and say i was brought...
    mrschelseabailey mrschelseabailey 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    I'm 1/4 Greek, But Can I Call Myself Greek?

    I'm a 1/4 Greek. My mothers father came from Greece. I only know that because after my biological mother relocated me, she told me. See, my mother put me up for adoption when I was three years old. I grew up with a classic American family of Dutch-German-Scottish-Irish make up...
    vavamama vavamama 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    Γεια!!!

    Wow, glad that there are other Greeks in here! hi everyone!!! Γεια σε όλους!!! that's actually amazing, the fact that there's a group , cause in most of the other similar sites i could not find anyone Greek! love this site!!! maybe i should have written all these in...
    Kate97 Kate97 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    I'm half Greek. My mother was born in Aigio

    and her family was from Paida. I'm very involved in my community and love my heritage.
    Phaedrus25 Phaedrus25 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Half Greek, Really

    My mom is Greek, but she's from Jerusalem, where her mother was born. Her father was born in Turkey.
    blnjms blnjms 51-55, M Nov 4, 2013

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    Μια απορία...

    Ερώτηση. Γιατί γράφουμε αγγλικά σε σελίδα που υποτήθετε λέμε οτι ύμαστε έλληνες?
    Theanonymuswimp Theanonymuswimp 18-21 6 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    The Homework That Changed My Life

    Me, A girl that was clueless of her heritage came home with a huge homework assignment... To find out about my heritage which most of us californians didn't care about. Not even me. Then I figured that the sooner it gets done the sooner I can go to the beach and work on my tan...
    Ahlea123 Ahlea123 13-15, F Jul 24, 2013

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    To Be Greek Means You Carry A Burden

    If you do not understand this then you are not Greek. What is the essense of this burden, what it encompasses and what are the ramifications in your every day life, is a question that only someone who was born and lived there for most of his life will understand. I am sorry to...
    MasterKosh MasterKosh 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    Greek and Proud

    I have never been to greece but I hope to one day make it over there. My great grandparents, Plutarchros and Christante Piezes, were the immagrtants that came over to the US.
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 2007

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    Grecian Baby!!!!

    gia sas!!! iam greek .. well half but anyone who asks me i say greek.. my father was born on the island of syros.for those who dont know its a very beautiful place.my mother is canadian baptised greek orthodox.i lived in greece for a good portion of time about 7 yrs....i learned...
    theresa0322 theresa0322 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    Greeks .......

    i am greek. i was born in australia by greek parents, in australia i was called the greek , in greece i am being called the australian.. what the f*** am i ?? hehe..:P   we are what we feel and i feel 100% greek , but i am ashamed of being greek.... most of the greeks still...
    mirea mirea 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2010

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    Well, One-half Greek At Least!

    I am only one-half Greek.  Mom is 100% Greek, and I consider myself Greek before any other nationality, since the other half of me is split tons of ways. I grew up with more Greek traditions than anything.  I love the Greek sense of commitment to family and community...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 1 Response Jun 6, 2008

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    Gee

    my father is greek. the only thing i know about him is his name and the only thing i get from him is money. the only things i thank him for is staying out of my life and not giving me a greek nose... even though i dont think the last rally counts. but i am glad i can tan like a...
    DarkAmber DarkAmber 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    Originally from Chania,

    Crete but living in Larissa now :)
    Rivalry0x Rivalry0x 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Not 100%....but Still Am

    I am French- Canadian and Greek that makes me a...Fre-eek! I lean more toward Greek side, was raised with the traditions and love them. When it comes down to it...I am really just an American with Greek/Canadian decents.
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65 46-50, F Apr 23, 2012

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    I Am Half Greek.

    My Grandmother's father came over from Greece, and had all girls. My grandmother married my grandpa who is Italian, Plastino is his last name. He was big and jolly..reminds me of Santa clause. but he was the most amazing man ever. anyways, I have found that Greeks are a very...
    samanthaoswald samanthaoswald 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    My Story

    Im Greek! And proud of it!! I was born in Greece, I'm half greek and now living in San Diego, CA. But there's no Greek community here. Do you know of big greek communities anywhere besides Greece?(:
    PeaceAndLove29 PeaceAndLove29 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Geia Sas Sympatriwtes/sympatriwtisses

    exw 3exasei ta ellhnika mou edw sto Experience Project.. eime filous me pollous an8rwpous alla ligoi einai ellines.. gia ayto osoi eiste ellhnes .8a mporousate na me kanete add ? (ama bebaia 8elete)
    nikosdbz nikosdbz 18-21, M 2 Responses May 25, 2012

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