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Spanish flatmate in a nutshell

All truth about sharing flat with a Spaniard

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5 THINGS ABOUT ZUZANNA (EN)

How to live with a Polish flatmate and not to die trying.  Continue reading “5 THINGS ABOUT ZUZANNA (EN)”

ITALIAN STEREOTYPES 100% TRUE (EN)

We have already talked about not-well-known things that Italians have but… what happens with the things that most people normally know? Are the Italian stereotypes true? Let’s revise the ones that are 100% loyal to the reality.
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Mira cómo vuelo (SP)

– ATTO PRIMO. SCENA… PRIMA –

Interior de un aula con pizarra blanca al fondo. Sobre las paredes un mapa-mundi y otro con las provincias italianas remarcadas. Las mesas están agrupadas de tres en tres. La profesora viste falda larga y gesticula cuando habla para hacerse entender. Continue reading “Mira cómo vuelo (SP)”

Five things that FOR SURE you did not know about Italy

 

We all know that Italy is about eating pasta, wonderful ice-creams and gestures when talking. But, is there anything about this country that we don’t know? Well, after living almost one year in here we can assure you that there are things that, despite the well-known stereotypes, will take you guys by surprise.  Continue reading “Five things that FOR SURE you did not know about Italy”

Education in Italy (EN)

I guess that it was impossible that having two teachers as parents did not have any kind of impact in my life. The thing is that, wherever I go, I always like to try to understand the educational system that the country has. So here you guys have a post that shortly explains how it works in Italy. Continue reading “Education in Italy (EN)”

Quanti pallini ci sono in questa immagine?

L’esperimento che stai per fare si trova nel campo della cognizione numerica non simbolica; cioè, studiamo cosa succede nel cervello quando si fa la matematica. Continue reading “Quanti pallini ci sono in questa immagine?”

Ines vs. Zuzia #3

“You don’t inspire me anymore”

Zuzia: 

You don’t inspire me anymore.  Yes, exactly, you’ve understood correctly.  

The sudden pain in my chest was, to my shock, quite paralyzing. Hmmmm, the reaction is stronger than I expected, it occured to me. The surprise on the face, the smile that got shadowed. How was it? It was hard, it still cost me some pain but the effect was the one I wanted. I had to be honest. After all, after such a disaster I evoked,  what else could I do? Suicide? I am not that melodramatical. And I still have some things to do in here.  
Her facial expression… When she realized that I cheated on her, she started to cry . She was brave, I must admit. She was desperately trying to pretend her cry was a mere sobbing.  Long term friendship we ‘ve built  like a foreign language let me understand perfecty what she was going through. I took a breath and while  grabbing my things I took a last glance of that blonde girl with whom I shared literally everything. Maybe that’s what has led us to the end. We had too much in common. Even him. Continue reading “Ines vs. Zuzia #3”

Ines vs. Zuzia #2

 


“Un doppio espresso per me, per favore”.


Inés:

– Un doppio espresso per me, per favore.

It is said that smells are able to bring out memories.

When living a moment, smells are usually attributed a secondary role of the scene; something that, despite its permanent presence, is purely decorative, a trivial element, an insignificant factor, something that belongs to the scene as a simple part of the context. However, when time passes, a brief odor is enough to make us travel to the past.

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