Month: April 2009
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…
Vilminore Di Scalve
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…
Cultural perceptions Summary
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,…
Reflections on Dinner.
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…
Chiasso, Lugano and Shengen.
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…
Thursday April 16th
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…
More to come from a wonderful easter weekend spent in Milano!
Friday and Easter Weekend. (PassoverFTW)
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…
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…