I am watching the program on RAI, Paradise for the Ladies. I love it! It is a story of a department store, called Paradise Delle Signore”, beginning in 1953. The story begins when Teresa, the main character, breaks up with her fiancé. She leaves Sicily for Milan to live with her uncle and aunt. There is a lot of drama after she arrives in Milan. Finally, Teresa gets a job as a salesgirl at Paradiso Delle Signore.
There are two men who are interested in Teresa. Pietro Mori, the owner of the department store and Vittorio, who works as an advertiser for the department store. Personally, at first I couldn’t decide between Pietro (known as Sig. Mori) and Vittorio. Both men are charismatic and handsome. Signor Mori seems older and more powerful, but Vittorio is more fun and nicer. Also, I like Vittorio because he has hair like my husband had, many years ago.
There are man stories in the program. My favorite character is Clara Montovani, the boss of the salesgirls at Paradiso. She has a child, that she gave up for adoption, ten years prior. She also has a relationship with Corrado, the boss of the warehouse. So many stories show the differences in culture and in time, and in the south and north of Italy.
Hello! I am Vanessa. I am 29 years old. I come from Chile, in South America. I live in Valparaíso, a coastal city.
I speak English very well, and, of course, Spanish, my mother tongue (native language).
I am a teacher.
My hobbies are watching TV, learning to cook, learning languages and walking my tiny (female) dog.
I want to learn German and French.
My favorite food is Cous cous with avocado and a veggie burger. I love sugary drinks (soda), for example, Coke.
My dream is to live in New Zealand for a year (or more).
Thank you for reading my text.
Today I am a little sick. My head hurts. After I have medicine, for breakfast I eat cereal with soy milk and I drink coffee. My two dogs eat meat with vegetables. For dinner I will eat pumpkin soup! I love pumpkin soup. It is my favorite soup. That is my day. Thanks!
After a weekend of hard work I have noticed something important that I want to share with you all. I tried to watch a new series, Suburra, and I have noticed that I can’t understand all the words, all the expressions, that the characters use. But it’s not a problem with my ability to listen, it’s a problem with my vocabulary. I don’t know the right words so I can’t understand all the phrases. I need to improve my vocabulary to improve my listening. An important lesson!
Oi galera. Hoje eu não fiz nada, mas amanhã tenho um teste de biologia, não estou nem um pouco preparada. Preciso de férias.
É muito difícil escrever sem usar um tradutor, saber como escreve ou saber as palavras, por isso é provavel que tenha muitos erros horriveis aqui.
Por hoje isso é tudo.
He said she has been to the city yesterday afternoon, but I didn’t believe him since, when I called her, she told me that she hasn’t been there.
After all of this, I’m finally back to the building I live in, but I wonder… how long has it been that he’s been lying to me?
The big day had arrived! I woke up early because I know this day would be very long and busy. At 7 we went for breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. There was a breakfast buffet in this restaurant where you can eat as much as you like. With all the things you expect. Sausages, eggs, bacon, hash browns, black pudding and lots of other stuff. When there is so much on offer I don’t worry about the diet. I filled my plate and sat down to enjoy a big breakfast with my better half. After another plate of food and a dozen cups of apple juice, it was time to go to the venue.
My fiance was a bridesmaid, so when my sister arrived we had to be there. It doesn’t take me as long to put on my suit so I didn’t have to rush it. So, I spent most of the morning walking around and helping when something wasn’t right.
After a long wait, the big moment had arrived. My sister, the beautiful bride, was walking down the aisle with my step father. She was beautiful. In that moment I realised that my little sister wasn’t a little girl anymore but she had become a fantastic woman and I was so happy to see her so happy. The ceremony went smoothly except when my sister said the next line in a hurry because she was so nervous and excited.
Then there was time to take some photos and drink some beers before the dinner. I found some peronis so I was very happy. The food at the dinner was fantastic and all the speeches went well. Especially the two best men’s speech. They were really funny and their joke was very popular. When they made the toast, they removed a slice of toast from their pocket and raised it up. Very funny and stupid.
I don’t remember much more of the evening and night, because I drunk lots of peroni and I spent a lot of time dancing, singing and generally enjoying myself. The following morning I wasn’t enjoying myself. I have a huge hangover which made the journey back a lot more difficult. Now I have to prepare for my wedding. Only 8 months left now…
The past few days, the past few months I have achieved many of my deepest dreams. I thought that I would be full of energy. Full of desire to follow my passions. Full. It is the opposite. I feel a deeper emptiness than I have known for a long time.
Have you ever finished an intense book, where you felt like a part of the story? It becomes a part of your life and you can’t imagine a day without that story, without those characters. When you finish that book, how do you feel? I am sure that you have a feeling of desperation, of absence. I know because I felt the same way after finishing the Chronicles of Narnia… the first time that I read them.
Now it is the time to share it, the sequel. Sharing it can be difficult in its own way and I am not yet capable of giving it all of my energy. My heart remains with the prequel. I hope that you would help me until I am able to find my strength. If this site is helping you, if you like these texts, I ask you to share it. Just a single click would help me out a lot.
Tutti i miei amici continuano a chiedermi se scrivo ancora il mio blog e avevo la scusa che Finite Languages non fosse ancora on line. Ma adesso? Non ho più scuse! Sono eccitata a riguardo e sono davvero felice per Bryce e per quello che sta facendo per tutte quelle persone che stanno imparando una lingua.
Eccoci qui! Non ho idea di cosa possa scrivere ma posso inventare qualcosa per voi. Lasciatemi pensare…
A dire il vero, ho una domanda per le persone “non-italiane”: vi siete mai chiesti se il formaggio sia l’ingrediente principale della cucina italiana? Io penso proprio di si!
Quando vivevo in Italia pensavo fosse un’affermazione stupida ma adesso penso davvero che il formaggio sia forse l’ingrediente più importante. Perché lo penso? Avere qualche amico inglese ti fa comprendere le piccole differenze fra la loro cultura culinaria e la tua. Prima di tutto, ad essere onesti io metterei il formaggio dappertutto. Penso dia più sapore alle pietanze. So che per particolari piatti è proibito mettere il formaggio, ad esempio cibo a base di pesce ma solo perché il pesce possiede già il proprio sapore e il formaggio coprirebbe quel sapore. Non so se siete della mia stessa opinione, ma sono un’isolana quindi fidatevi di me: mai mettere il formaggio su cibo a base di pesce, qualunque esso sia. Potreste perdervi il fantastico sapore di mare!
Quando ho organizzato una cena con la mia migliore amica inglese, ho preparato un piccolo antipasto con formaggio e gli spaghetti alla bolognese (spagbol solo per pochi speciali amici inglesi). Gli spaghetti alla bolognese erano magnifici, anche se lei li ha mangiati con il pane all’aglio.
Un altro suggerimento riguardo la tipica cucina italiana: non potete mangiare pasta e pane con lo stesso morso. Quindi eravamo pari: io ho mangiato l’antipasto e lei ha mangiato il pane all’aglio.
Amo trovare le differenze tra i paesi, o soltanto tra i gusti. Amo far provare alle persone il cibo tipico italiano se sono capace di prepararlo e fare sapere loro quanto bella sia la mia città perché se un solo morso può essere meraviglioso forse la città potrebbe essere milioni di volte migliore. Ecco perché cerco sempre di portare qualche specialità dall’Italia quando ne ho la possibilità.
Giusto riguardo questo, ritornerò in Italia tra pochi giorni. Non vedo davvero l’ora di tornare lì, godermi la mia famiglia ed essere accanto al mio ragazzo il giorno della sua laurea. Augurategli buona fortuna!