Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Story!

“The new Einstein”

In the summer of 2006, I was in Athens, in order to visit my uncle, Sebastian, who is a very good scientist. One day, he took me to his laboratory to show me his new invention.

It was a big, purple hat, like the ones witches wear, with lots of yellow stars.
“Could you, please, try my invention?” he asked.
I put it on and within seconds I felt so dizzy that I had to sit down. I felt like my head was about to burst. My uncle looked as if he wanted to cry with joy. He was very curious and nervous to see the results of his invention.

So, he gave me a piece of paper with the most difficult mathematical calculations. I solved them faster than any computer. It was a hat which gave you amazing mathematical abilities. The invention worked exactly as Sebastian had expected. He was very proud of himself and satisfied, as well.
“You can keep it, if you want” he said.

Since then, I have been the best student at maths. That’s why everyone calls me “The new Einstein”. Everyone, that is, expect the scientist who made it possible.


  1. Christinoula, all your posts are absolutely amazing! See? I was right in telling you that you are a very articulate and skillful blogger! :-)

  2. Hi Christina! My name is Roberta, I'm from Texas USA and I'm the production assistant for Amy Poehler's youtube/google channel, The Smart Girls Channel.

    We have a new show to launch a week from now; it's called "Girls of the World" and I think you can help us!

    I've been looking at your website, and I can tell there are some pretty notable young women here! For "Girls of the World" we want girls from other countries to send us a video about a day in their lives. We don't have anyone from Greece yet! Do you know a girl who might want to become popular?

    Girls who speak English are our first choice, but that is not required as long as we can have a little help with translation for subtitles. We need girls between the ages of 12-16 years old. Since every girl's life is different, it's up to her to show us what her world looks like. (She can point out architecture, share a traditional recipe, show us around her house, teach us a local phrase or saying....)

    If you know someone who would want to be on our show, let us know soon. Email me at and I will get you all the specifics.

    Thank you for helping us with this!
    All the best,
    Roberta Araújo.