A Happy Birthday for Me!


Happy birthday, Deborah! The entire Pukkelpop team hopes you have a fantastic day! 


Here's the mail that I received! Pukkelpop, like the festival that I am going to attend on August and happy birthday, because, ehmm, like the most of you I was born one day in the past. Yes, I didn't spring up, sorry.

A friend of mine reads the last "h" of my name, so the the Deborah (with h silent) becomes DeboraH! So, maybe the Pukkelpop team was fooled too and they believe that I am a man (hence the man in the picture) and the only son of a rich emir, who trades black gold and emeralds, (hence the crown on the man in the picture) in the far Saudi Arabia. My full name is DenoraH Ibrazim Hamza, nice to meet you!


Και να τι μέιλ δέχθηκα σήμερα. Pukkelpop, όπως λέμε το φεστιβάλ που θα πάω το καλοκαίρι και χρόνια πολλά, όπως λέμε ότι δεν φύτρωσα αλλά γεννήθηκα και 'γω μια μέρα στο παρελθόν όπως πολύ από εσάς όπως θέλω να πιστεύω. Επίσης ένας φίλος μου διαβάζει το τελευταίο "h" του ονόματός μου οπότε το Deborah (με σιωπηλό το h), καταλήγει με DeboraH (= παχύ Χ).

Ίσως και η ομάδα του Pukkelpop να μπερδεύτηκε και να πιστεύει ότι είμαι ο DeboraH, όπως λέμε γιος (εξ ου και ο άντρας στην φώτο) πλούσιου εμίρη στην μακρινή Σαουδική Αραβία ο οποίος εμπορεύεται μαύρο χρυσό και σμαράγδια (εξ ου και το στέμμα στον άντρα στην φώτο) και φήμες λένε ότι είναι και μακρινός απόγονος του βασιλιά Μίδα. Ολόκληρο το όνομα μου επίσης είναι DenoraH Ibrazim Hamza, χάρηκα!


Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!