Costs Projection

Apr 28th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

For those of my readers who have been following my adventures and wondering – why can’t I do that? Well here’s a blog just for you. I’ve taken my expenses from my time here in Milan and complied them for those who are interested. Unfortunately for my engineering friends I can’t figure out how to make WordPress MSOffice Excel compatible so you’ll have to deal…

Vilminore Di Scalve

Apr 27th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Vilminore Di Scalve – 4-24-09 – 4-26-09 What a beautiful little village. Tucked away deep in the mountains above Bergamo is a small Italian village. High mountains and snow capped crags that ring the horizon. We’ve arrived after a little over an hour in the car from Milan. The night drive along the switchbacks and inclines was a harrowing test of mind and body. For…

Cultural perceptions Summary

Apr 26th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Journal Summary 24-4-09 Closing shop: These last two weeks have seen the close of my internship and the wrapping up of my time in Italy. I’ve been cataloging and summarizing my experiences – contemplating the information and value I take with me as I prepare to journey forward. Every morning at 7 am I awoke, prepared for work. By 7:30 I left the house and…

Reflections on Dinner.

Apr 19th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Italian cultural perceptions: My understanding of Italian culture is still in its infancy, but I’m noting a few things. Italian culture is strong, passionate and focused albeit outside of American cultural foci. The north and south are divided first and foremost by their histories and the historical influence of incoming conquerors. This is seconded only by their acceptance of international cultural shifts. In the north…

Chiasso, Lugano and Shengen.

Apr 19th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Saturday April 18th 2009: Chiasso, Lugano, Milano – Pta. Garibaldi. Rough morning, long night. What is this idea of time? What is it that makes us consider time itself as a diminishing resource? Is not time eternal, without count, without a defined beginning and end? I must believe so. Clocks, timezones, time itself. Time is a measure invented to discover and chronicle our movement through…

Thursday April 16th

Apr 19th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Journal Entry April 16th 2009 Thursday: After work I made my way home. Rushed through my clothes looking for a decent outfit for the night. April’s a nice time of year and the warm weather, sunny morning, and beautiful Italian afternoon had convinced me I’d be fine with a light shirt and jeans. I tossed some wax in my hair and rumbled out of the…

Saturday, Easter Sunday and Monday in Monza

Apr 14th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Saturday Saturday morning I awoke and decided to take advantage of a quiet day in a quiet apartment. My roommates have all abandoned Milan for the warmth and comfort of family and friends to celebrate the Easter holiday. The house quiet and clean, I settled into the couch and started on the second of C. Descry’s Triology: The Brothers Shikoku. The first book, The Daughters…

Milanese Easter

Apr 14th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

More to come from a wonderful easter weekend spent in Milano!

Friday and Easter Weekend. (PassoverFTW)

Apr 11th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Good Friday 2009 – April 10th 2009: After a half day at work I left for lunch with Gabriella and Valeria. It was again a solemn reminder of this lifestyle although on an accelerated timetable. Today was Vale’s last day. We had a going away party for her. She received a certificate from the consular section and a few other gifts as well as a…


Apr 6th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Saturday evening – Modá concert and Monday – Biella. Biella, Biella… aspett.. no, no…. nooo! Bella! Bella! Aha cos’è ragione! Giusto? La Citta Biella, con castelli e anche con birra, vino, cibo – risotto, salmone, gelatto, una macchina privata, e il sole piú forte. Ahh bel tempo, bel fortuna, tutto oggi e stato bello. Ma io ho voglio di passare il tempo con una ragazza…