mercoledì 31 dicembre 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I've not been here for a while and I'm sorry but my life was full of new feelings, new sensations and new experiences...I'll tell you one day. ^^ for now I just want to wish you all a prosperous, happy new year!!!
A kiss to everybody, God Bless You all!

giovedì 11 dicembre 2008

I am...Garlic!

Your result for What Spice Are You Test ...
You are Garlic!

You can be both mellow and sweet.

You are very loved and tend to get along well with people. People remember you! You love to help people and want to feel useful.

You may sometimes have a tendancy to talk a bit too much, but you also don't mind listening to other people either. You hate it when you become engrossed in your own problems, and you can often feel guilty.

You don't have a desire to lead, normally, and you don't mind taking directions and lending a hand. You have a generous spirit and a kind heart.

You are more than likely very attractive, but you would never stop to admit it. You do notice the positive qualities in other people, though.

sabato 6 dicembre 2008

Wishing you were somehow here again...

You were once
my one companion...
you were all
that mattered...
You were once
a friend and father-
then my world
was shattered...

Wishing you were
somehow here again...
wishing you were
somehow near...
sometimes it seemed,
if I just dreamed,
somehow you would
be here...

Wishing I could
hear your voice again...
knowing that I never would...
Dreaming of you
won't help me to do
All that I dream I could...

Passing bells
and sculpted angels,
cold and monumental,
seem,for you
the wrong companions-
you were warm and gentle...

Too many years
fighting back tears...
Why can't the past
just die...?

Wishing you were
somehow here again...
knowing we must
say goodbye...

Try to forgive...
teach me to live...
give me the strength
to try...

No more memories,
no more silent tears...
No more gazing across
the wasted years...
Help me say goodbye...

Help me say goodbye.


Four years has passed since that day, and though it may seem a long time, I feel like it was yesterday...

domenica 30 novembre 2008

Workshop with the headmaster

We had another workshop, this one with the headmaster of the academy... it was interesting, instructive, it was delighting! *_* here's a picture of that special day..

I feel like everyday I'm getting closer to my dream, and I want to reach for it with all my friends!

ps: I've got 2 exams this past monday...done! and with good marks!! I'm so happy!

sabato 1 novembre 2008

Academy : workshop with Cristian Ruiz

Have you ever met somebody that you wuld define " pure talent", a person who seems to have electricity running through his body and at the same time be the most quiet person in the world?
Well, I actually met that somebody : his name is Cristian Ruiz ( , a great italian musical performer who was in town with the national tour of Hairspray, the musical from which inspired the movie with John Travolta.
I saw him ( I mean Cristian) on tv and on youtube, bought his cd but never had to chance to meet him personally...finally the chance came!
Now, this gorgeous performer is so humble, so relaxed and yet he's able to fill you with such an incredible energy and won't let you stop working until he's not satisfied!Second and third year student had two days workshop with him, working on one of his most important show : Rent ( a great musical by Jonathan Larson, inspired by Puccini's La Bohème )
The class was so into it that we've forgot things like hunger, thirst, tireness...all the people involved wanted to do their best and they was a great success and we managed to live an intense experience, to work with a person who lives of his dreams*_* I'm literally in love with his talent, his power, his energy...and if dreams really comes true, one of my newest dream is to work with him someday, somehow! *_*

here's the picture he kindly took with me outside the theater after the show

Thank you so much!!!!

domenica 19 ottobre 2008

Back to the blog!!

I'm still alive, though it seems unbelieveble considering that I got the flu and all of the things I wanted to do I hadn't the chance to accomplish them... but I had to work anyway ( and this is bad) but also to go to the academy ( and this is sooo good!!!!!! *_* )
I 've had cough all this week, so I was afraid to start, especially for singing lessons..but our first day was absolutely awesome anyway! I will have time to tell you later or tomorrow for now I have to go to work...

ps: athena, I haven't the time to send the dvd, but on monday or tuesday I will send it finally! I promise!!!

lunedì 13 ottobre 2008

First day!!!

It's been a while and I'm sorry, but I had no time due to my jobs ( fast food, babysitter) and of course I tried to study a little for my upcoming exam...I haven't slept much these past two night, and I think I will not have a chance to rest till end of October, for I'll be working at the fast food every night ( my boss has some trouble with his other activity and cannot leave my co-worker alone, so I'm on)
anyway...later, this afternoon, I will have the first meeting at the musical academy! I'm so, so excited about it!!!! I will tell you later, or tomorrow, now I have to go to the gym!

giovedì 9 ottobre 2008

Viva la vida - Coldplay

Sometimes you find a song that you can take off of your mind and then you realise it is more than a song, it is actually saying something...this was the case of " viva la vida"... I used to hear it a work and I admit it, I do the " ohhh ohhh ohh ohhh" part :P but today I stopped and listened to it carefully and woah, it has one of the most amazing and interesting lyrics I've ever heard!

Here's the song and the lyrics! Let me know what you think! For me the leader of the coldplay is a genius and his band is just spectacular!

Viva La Vida

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter will call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter will call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

martedì 7 ottobre 2008


I've joined yesterday! It is a great site where you can put a list of book and then recieve requests from all over the world...then you can decide to accept the request and send the requested book and gain points you use to request books for yourself!
If you realise you don't want any book, then you can donate your points to an istitution that will use them for benefit :D
I think it is a great idea, a sort of bookcrossing! I hate to have books getting old and dusty on a shelf without anyone but me to read them ( I am a bookworm, reading almost 30 books or more a year, not to mention university books :P ) I used to give some of mine to the local library here, but it closed this summer so when a friend showed me this site I had no doubt and joined!

This is my page, so, if you ever want a book I have on my list, feel free to contact me there :D

ps: I have books in other languages also, I will post them day by day ^_^

lunedì 6 ottobre 2008

Back to the gym

This morning I made up my mind and decided to go back to the gym...I did Fitboxe ( I adore it!) till July then stopped 'cause I started working.
Now, to be honest I had the idea to restart with sport from the very beginning of September but for a reason or another I always ended up saying something like " I'll go next week!I'll go tomorrow!" and as you can see it is October already.
Well, that day has finally come and the secretary saw me coming across the doors with the same look in her eyes as if I were a ghost or something! :D
After a good chat, I paid the monthly subscription and thought " yes, it's done! I will start tomorrow!" and I was about to go when the secretary stopped me and asked me " Why don't you start today? Next lesson is at 12pm! You have 30 minutes "
I could not say no, so I went back home, took my suit and ...well..this was my first day after three months of complete stillness and now every single bone of my body is in agony! But it was so exciting, and I think I will feel better as the days go by :D

this is a picture of my gym :

People are nice and the place is big and confortable..what more can I ask for? :D

domenica 5 ottobre 2008


This is how the place where I work is called : Sfizeria! I really don'y know from where this name is taken but it sounds good :D

anyway, I found out that they have an internet site!

Here's a couple a pictures :

( The outside : it is a huge place, isn't it ? )

and can you see the guy standing there in the corner, staring seriously at the camera? He's my boss!
He looks like a bear , he's rude but I know that deep inside ( very deep, though... you have to dig for a while, I guess :P ) he's good hearted :)

Today costumers told me my "kebabs" were tasty and they truly enjoyed them! I was so happy, it is so nice to recieve good remarks for you job well done!

Now I will go to sleep... good night!

sabato 4 ottobre 2008

Working day!

This morning I woke up at 9 and I was late! I had to run at work, a part time, where I had to do a general cleaning...I managed to clean up the kitchen, yes, the kitchen only, and it took me three hours and a half! This evening I went to the fast food and in a hour it got so crowded I could not believe it was the same place! :P
Believe it or not, I think that Someone up above has heard my prayers, for my co-worker was gloomy for sales were not as good as she hoped and I told her not to lose faith and to believe that things' gonna be alright...then costumers kept coming till late midnight and none of us could sit and rest or even have dinner!
It was a great night, a tiring one, but still great!
My boss eventually gave me an extra wage tonight for my job well done!
Tomorrow I will post some pictures of the place where I work on weekends, this famous fast food I keep talking about! Now I really need some rest...good night!

venerdì 3 ottobre 2008

Josh Groban - New Album!!!

Well, it s not a "new" album, but a collection of his most famous songs, a " Best of" which will be released in europe this November!
I can't wait!
I really love his music, and his voice, and the guy is completely crazy!
His sense of humor and wit amaze me everyday, ss well as his kindness, his worship and his good attitude... :D
He' s just a great artist!

giovedì 2 ottobre 2008


Well, it is just one picture...but I think it is a nice thing to post it here!

Me and my new friends at the academy ( we're inside a room here, waiting to fill up our papers :D )
For those who don't know me, I am the one with the pink t-shirt and the big grin on her face :P

mercoledì 1 ottobre 2008

New friends!

I've been to the city today! This morning I had voice lessons with my voice coach ( she said I'm developing and I'm glad about it :D) whilst this afternoon I went to the academy and enrolled! I'm ufficially a first year student of the musical theatre academy! I still can't believe it! Please don't wake me up! I've seen some of the guys I've met at the audition and I was so happy to know they made it too!! My classmates seem to be nice and I love the idea to share this dream with them!
I've taken a picture of us ( not all of us, though) but I can't post it right now, I'm in a hurry! Late for work...

lunedì 29 settembre 2008

I'm in!!!!!

Well, what can I say? I had the audition less than a week ago, last wednesday and today I've received the call-back...
I'm in!!!!!
This Wednesday I will enroll and ufficially be a first year student of the Musical Theatre Academy! I'm so excited! I want to learn as much as I can, I want to live every moment, to share all this feelings with all the people out there!
I'm so thankful...I would love to thank God above and the entire world for giving me such an opportunity but all I can do now is promise that I will do my best and I will never give it up!

domenica 28 settembre 2008


While preparing some kebab at the fast food, tonight...

boss: "..."
me: " ...?"
boss: "..uhm..."
me: " yes? there's something wrong? "
boss: " you're taking it too easily, why don't you sing and whistle in the meantime?"
me: " really? you want me to sing? *_* "
boss: " ... keep doing your job, quick!"
me: " oh, ok! ^_^ "

What happens when all you can think of is singing out loud, to free your soul in the only way you know, to communicate to others in your own special way, to whistle a tune that seems stuck into your mind?
Well, you want to sing even when you're cooking and lots of people is waiting for the orders behind you :P
But I did not sing tonight, or at least I did not do it in front of the costumers... but after midnight, I was cleaning up the kitchen and I sang a little, just to distract myself from the pain I felt in my feet ( to stand for almost 6 hours would kill anyone, I assure you) and when I got out of the place a man sitting outside with his wife, my boss and another friend, told me I had a good voice.
My cheeks turnes red, for I didn't know they were actually listening...I said " Thank you" and then be gone as fast as Speedy Gonzales, straight to my car!
I'm not used to compliments, I will never be, I think, but I Am grateful :)

Now I am tired, another day is over ( or at least it seems..) so I'm going to sleep.

Good night!

Flying without wings - Westlife

Today I woke up ( without really sleeping, for I was at work yesterday night till so I'm still sleepy and tired but I could not really lay on my bed anymore, so here I am) with this tune on my is a beautiful song, its words keep touching me every time, even now...

So impossible
as they may seem
you've got to fight for every dream
'cause who's to know
which one you let go
would have made you complete?

I cannot give up any of my dreams, for I don't want to live the rest of my life in regret...It'll be hard, but as long as I have faith, two hands to work and a strong will to make it, I will try!
I dedicate this song to anyone who has found a reason to live for, and to those who haven't found it yet I say : don't give up!

Everybody's looking for that something
One thing that makes it all complete
You find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be

Some find it in the face of their children
Some find it in their lover's eyes
Who can deny the joy it brings
When you found that special thing
You're flying without wings

Some find it sharing every morning
Some in their solitary lives
You find it in the words of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry

You find it in the deepest friendship
The kind you cherish all your life
And when you know how much that means
You've found that special thing
You're flying without wings

So impossible as they may seem
You've got to fight for every dream
'Cause who's to know
Which one you let go
Would have made you complete

Well, for me it's waking up beside you
To watch the sunrise on your face
To know that I can say I love you
In any given time or place
It's little things that only I know
Those are the things that make you mine

And it's like flying without wings
'Cause you're my special thing
I'm flying without wings

And you're the place my life begins
And you'll be where it ends
I'm flying without wings
And that's the joy you bring
I'm flying without wings

venerdì 26 settembre 2008

First audition!

Hello! Long time no posting, so I guess I will write a lot ( but I hope not to bother you :P ) I had my audition on Wednesday, and it was truly the best of times :D
I forgot to tell that I have some kind of virus disturbing my stomach since Monday, so that day I decided not to drink and not to eat to prevent being sick during the audition...why did I do that? The audition was at 11.00 am so I thought it mught have been a good idea to be there at 10, but here's the disaster: the professors were all late due to traffic, so at 12 am we were still waiting...
I had the chance to meet a lot of amazing people, and to chat with them while sitting in the waiting room : three guys were absolutely lovely ( one could imitate Pip from enchanted and I swear, he was totally him! hehehe!) and the secretary was kind and patient with me.
I was nervous as always ( it happens to me, especially before and during an exam) but at the same time I felt all excited, as if it was a chance I could not lose, something life-changing, so when I finally came in my first thought was " I want to be perfect" but suddendly I realised that I'm not( not at all! :P) so when I sat and they asked me to talk about myself, I really did: I was myself, hyperactive, logorrohyc, enthusiast and dreamy, talking nonsense about my ambitions, my passions, my everything and then they asked me to sing, but not just play the role while singing!
The song was Popular, from Wicked, not my favorite song at all, but one of the cutest I know and when I chose that song I thought I would have had fun playing Glinda and trying to be someone that is totally opposite to me :D
I sang putting everything to it, acting silly and funny, or at least I tried, giving it 150% of myself, and I don't know, I think I did if fine 'coz at the end of the music, they didn't asked me for my monologue or even to dance for them. I hope it is a good sign.
We chatted a little more and then I left.

" We'll let you know" they said, " Next!"

At least I had the chance to sing, to be myself and to meet people who shares my same interest and passions.
I hope they'll take me, if not I will keep going on and try my best! I don't know when, I don't know how but someday I will sing on broadway!!! ( or London, or wherever there are musicals on stage! :D )

Ps: I had 30 for the second time! It means that I am a genius and that someone up above loves me! *_*

domenica 21 settembre 2008

You work too much!

" You work too much, you do too many things and you're's not good!"

Have you ever been scolded for doing your job , and trying your best to do it? Well, it happened to me just an hour ago! :D My boss told me I'm too smart for this job, I am quick and my work satisfy may ask, what's the matter? He said I am hyperactive ( what a news :P ) and I should give myself time to rest for I make him feel useless in his own Fast- food. This doesn't seem to affect my co-worker who is a nice lady and my boss' wife!
He said I have nothing to prove to anybody there, so why all that effort ?
Now, it was not my intention to make others feel small compared to me, i was just doing my job as I think it should be done...why he can't believe I just want to have my job well done? and why they can't accept the idea I just want to be helpful to my co-workers?
I will have no extra salary for extra work, I know, but I really don't know how to do my job in a different way without feeling useless myself : maybe the only person I have to prove something to is me.
However, I respect what he said and next time I will take my time and do as my boss asked...

ps: I didn't go to my audition saturday,I just found out it was for kids from 13 years old and the school only had 3 was not what I was looking for, that's it!
Can't wait for Wednesday!!!

giovedì 18 settembre 2008

Highest mark!!!

I did it! I got 30 ( out of 30!), the highest mark of all, and also the highest mark among the students that tried it that day! I'm so excited! It is just an exam, I know, but it is a little gratification for all those weeks spent on my books ( while not working, of course :P )
Hope I did the other exam as well as this one!

domenica 14 settembre 2008

Just back from work...

What do you call running through a storm ( a real one, with rain, thunders- which I'm dramatically afraid of -and lots of water inundate the street as you walk ) to get to work at 7 pm, serve people till 1 am, clean up everything before closing time and all of this for 15 euros? ( almost 23 dollars, I presume)
Well, this is what I call " my life so far".
I'm not complaining, though.
I earn money to pay my voice lessons ( the next is gonna be this Wednesday! oh, I can't wait!)
I'm just a little tired, but I can make it!
Sometimes I think of all the things I can do and I believe I'd be able to make a living anywhere! When I think of what I would like to do, instead, I cannot help thinking that the better places for me to go are New York or London, but I must be patient and not haste, for I'm not ready yet.
Time will come...In the meantime I will do my best with the things I'm involved in : first of all, I want to get my degree!;-)
Anyway, I'm just back from work...It's 2 am here and tomorrow I'll have to get up at 7 in order to be at work again at 8.
What more to say? My auditions will be on Saturday and on next Thursday and I'm completely frightened...but these are my great chances, I'm not gonna let anything or anyone stop me :D

I did my english exams last Tuesday and Thursday and I'm waiting for the results to be published. If I did it well, the oral exam's gonna be in October...I guess I will have to start opening my books and take a look at the program!
But not now, now it's time to sleep, so I kiss you good night and sweet dreams everybody!

venerdì 12 settembre 2008


This is a song I learnt to love while watching the Cirque du Soleil dvd of the show called " Alegria".
It has a beautiful, multilanguage lyrics and the singer is just spectacular!

Here's the song

the lyrics

Come un lampo di vita
Come un pazzo gridare
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena,
Come la rabbia di amar
Come un assalto di gioia

I see a spark of life shining
I hear a young minstrel sing
Beautiful roaring scream
Of joy and sorrow,
So extreme
There is a love in me raging
A joyous,
Magical feeling

Come un lampo di vita
Come un pazzo gridare
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena,
Come la rabbia di amar
Come un assalto di gioia

Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena,
Come la rabbia di amar
Come un assalto di gioia

Como la luz de la vida
Como un payaso que grita
Del estupendo grito
De la tristeza loca
Como la rabia de amar
Como un asalto de felicidad

Del estupendo grito
De la tristeza loca
Como la rabia de amar
Como un asalto de felicidad

There is a love in me raging
A joyous,
Magical feeling

martedì 9 settembre 2008

What to do?

Today I received another call from another musical academy here where I audition will be on September 20th...I think I will go and give it a try...but then?
I want to be optimistic ( or to believe in magic, miracles, whatever) : What if both the academy tell me I'm good enough to enroll? what am I gonna do? I'm not good at saying " No" or refusing opportunities, but it never happened to me to have not just one but two great chances at the same time, all of a sudden...
I don't know...

domenica 7 settembre 2008


Tonight I received my first tip at the fast-food!
Well, sometimes certain costumers would leave 10, 20 cents on the table, but I always put the coins in the cash..tonight this guy went straight to me and gave me 60 Euro Cents!
Now, Italy is not America, you are not forced to leave tips to the waiter or the waitress ( not in a fast food for sure!) for they usually receive a it was so nice when he handed me the coins and said " thanks" with such a satisfied expression I just smiled back at him! My boss told me it is not a great deal after all, but those 60 cents make me smile: I did a good job, first of all, and, if you convert the money, it's like he gave me a dollar! :P

Windmills of your mind

I've heard this song today sung by the artists of the pinoy Tv show Asap is a beautiful song I really didn't know, which has a wonderful it is:

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel thats turning
Running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half-forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly?
Was it something that you said?
Lovers walk along a shore
And leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway
And the fragment of a song
Half-remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over
You were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the colour of her hair

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

venerdì 5 settembre 2008

My first audition!

Ok, I know I'm not a child anymore, but yesterday I recieved the call back from the Musical Theatre Academy and I'm so excited!
I will audition at the school and If I'm good enough I will enroll as a student at the first first step to the long, difficult road to success! muhahahahaha!
Well, I'm not truly interested in success and fame...or, at least, I would not care if I'm not recognized by the moltitude out there ( if I were, I would have decided to be a cinema star, don't you agree? :P ) But I know it's all connected, so go for it...
I just want to live new and different lives, giving my voice to the characters I'm playing...maybe because there are so many things I would like to do in my life, so many things I would like to be...I I want to be everything! Lol! And being a performer would give me the chance to do so!
Anyway, I don't know what's gonna happen from now on, but September 24th will be a date to remember : I'm ready to take my chances! :D

martedì 2 settembre 2008

Tonight - West Side Story

they're amazing! I especially love her voice...audra is awesome!

domenica 31 agosto 2008

I'm tired

Yesterday I could not update this blog for I felt so tired I could hardly stand.It was 2 am when I finally came back home from work and now I'm just checking emails and take a look around before leaving because the kids are waiting for me!
Sometime I wonder what my life could have been if my father was still alive and in good health...maybe I would have spent all of time studying, maybe I would already have my degree and fulfilled his dream, maybe...well, maybe I would have been someone else, someone different, someone I wouldn't recognize as myself. the end of the day I like the person I'm becoming, even though I know I have lots of things to work on, and I know I am this way because of all the things happened till now in my life, so why should I complain, after all?
What a depressing post!
Never mind! I'm off, my kids await! :)

sabato 30 agosto 2008

Working in a Fast-Food

well, before I started working there, it was a Moderate speed- food :P not their fault,'s all about timing, and they still didn't get it.
I like to work ( well, I like to earn money, that's it! :D ) and, lucky me, I am a fast learner, so in a week I became faster than them, I prepare kebab ( or schawarma, it has so many names but take a look at the picture and you'll know what I'm talking about )

in less than a minute, and I already know how to use all of the machines they have ( good things to add to my curriculum for my future career as a dishwasher in some Ny City fast food, muahahahaha..err...I mean, it is always good to know how to do lots of different things and collect experiences for, anywhere I go and as long as I have my own two hands, I can work to make a living :) )
There are good and bad things about working in a fast food ( not a big one such macdonalds or whatsoever, but a small-medium sized one, not situated in the middle of the city but still in a crowded place ) and there they are...

Good things:

1) you get to know lots of people and have something that sounds like a"social life" ( I've been a caregiver for 7 years, and social life was a fantasy of mine till now :P )
2) you learn to prepare different dishes in less than a minute (and it's great, especially when you don't have much time for yourself)
3) people actually smile while giving you their money! and they say thanks too!( Isn't it amazing? :D )
4) at the end of the day all of the leftover is yours ( I just don't know how many fries I brought home tonight *_* )
5) you are not going to lift something that weighs more than 120 pounds ( thanks God!)

Bad things:

1) You have to stand on your feet all the time. You cannot sit even if you want to, for if you've finished serving people, well, you must clean out the tables or throw the garbage or just listen to your boss while he's complaining for something you are not really interested in.
2) Your boss: he has the right to be nervous, to sit and talk with costumers, to leave whenever he wants and to tell you what to do, always. ( Just say " yes, sir" and go on with your duties :P )
3) On the third day, you finally get sick of all the things you sell and that's good if you are on diet like me, but not if you have to dine there everyday, and of course you cannot show it to your costumers : everything is delicious, always.
4) Social life : if you had a real social life ( friends, parties, boyfriend and more, not like mine :P) well, forget it. Depending on your hours , you will be stuck behind the counter all nights, or just too tired to go out with your friends, and you'll probably miss birthdays, parties and so on.

Anyway, it's still a good job, not the one I've always dreamt of but people are kind to me ( as long as I smile, they smiles me back...that's so nice :D) , my boss and his wife are kind to me also and I'm saving my wages to pay university taxes ( what a blow..) and to buy a ticket for my next year trip to NY!
It's late, now...Good night!

venerdì 29 agosto 2008

Kung Fu Panda

There is no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness.

I laughed out loud for almost one hour and a half tonight: I went to the cinema with the kids
( their parents had some dinner with friends and I thought it would have been boring to just stay at home, so I took them to a fast food - the one I work for( muahahahah!)...oh, and tomorrow I am on charge!) and then we saw...Kung fu Panda! It was so funny and witty and yet so lovely and my little kids kept laughing even after we left the cinema, repeating their favorite lines all the way home.
I liked it so much I think I'll see it again someday...or maybe I will buy the dvd as soon as it comes out!
There's a line that I really liked and somehow I 'd have never expected to find it in a movie like this :)

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

ps: I've seen the italian version of the movie, with Fabio Volo dubbing Po and ( and the italian cast did an amazing job!) so I'll wait till the dvd comes out to hear Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan playing their characters, even though I'm pretty sure they were just great.

giovedì 28 agosto 2008

Sopas for Breakfast

This morning I woke up with the voice of my auntie echoing in my ears: she was calling my brother, asking him to buy some I got up and asked her what she was going to do with milk ( for she usually drink black coffee and nothing more...) and she simply replied " Oh well, I prepared "sopas" so we need some milk to pour into it, don't you think?" ...well, guys, I went to the kitchen to find this

on the table! And it was 8 o' clock in the morning!I was a bit shocked, for I forgot that yes, Italians usually eat pasta for lunch and dinner but, in Philippines, pasta is nothing more than a snack!
( I remember my cousin giving me a dish of Spaghetti and me asking " what is this?!" she gave me a smile and replied "merienda, of course!" lol!)
My brother bought milk and ate two cups of sopas my aunt herself finished one; I was late for work so I had to give it portion of sopas is still in the ref, waiting for me! :D

Ps: if you want to know how real sopas looks like ( as my aunt used tortellini and not elbow macaroni and didn't put meat and vegetables) take a look at this site :

Sopas is one Filipino dish that can be good as snacks or a complete meal itself. Traditionally, it consists of boiling chicken or pork bones with salt and pepper. Once you get good tasting broth flavor, elbow macaroni is added which you cook till al dente. When the pasta is almost done, vegetables are added usually chopped carrots and cabbage. Once done, season with salt and pepper to taste and add a cup of milk to make it really creamy.

mercoledì 27 agosto 2008

Oh, kids!

Today I went to work ( meaning I went to the magnificient villa my boss has and waited for his children to get downstairs to finally go to the beach) and you cannot imagine my surprise when John and Jennie ( translated names but not fantasy ones ) came down and I realised they had their clothes switched!
John was wearing tiny yellow-flowered shorts and a pink t-shirt, and Jeannie oversized blue-t shirt and shorts, almost disappearing into them! I asked them why they were dressed like that and the told me it was a bet!
The only way to find out which gender is the best was, according to the two, to switch between them and then betting on who was going to give up first! I laughed out loud for almost an hour, for they also switched names, accessories and even swimming suits! I had so much fun when I saw the little boy with his sister's bikini...He's still on his feet, and doesn't want to give it up at all, while Jeannie is missing her clothes and accessories, so I guess, she will be the first to surrender... but let me tell you something : A girl can dress like a boy and people will say ( as I heard today) " she got some style!" but if a boy dresses in a girly way, well, you know... it's not fair, it's just how world turns...!

Ps: they loved my crepes and told me I have a future in this business ( If I'm not going to be a musical performer, a bookshop owner, a professor or a researcher, I still can dream of being a great chef! :D )

martedì 26 agosto 2008

Cooking without really knowing how to...

This morning my kids ( No, I'm not a young mother, just a babysitter :P ) asked me to cook some "crepes" with chocolate cream...I froze. I realised I didn't know how to cook that "crepes" or whatever. Then I said : Honey, you already had your breakfast today...let's make it tomorrow, ok?"
They agreed, and while playing with them, I remember thinking " I have to find out how to prepare crepes! omg!" or something like that!
I got home and surfed the net...
Got the ingredients...
Got the recipe...
It was time to try and cook!
and...well, have you ever experienced a moment when everything you do seems to be perfect and it cannot be better?
That's exactly what happened this afternoon in my kitchen, lol!
Above you can see how my first crepe looked like ( without the flower, of course :P ) and it was delicious ( or at least I think it was, my brother ate it in a glance without a word and then asked for more!) and here's the recipe I found on the net :

3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
2 sp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached white flour

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend at high speed
for 1 min.
To cook crepes, heat an omelet or crepe pan on low heat for a few minutes.
No need to add oil, these cook fine without it.
Remove from heat, pour in 3 or 4 tablespoons of batter and tilt pan so batter coats the bottom.
Put pan on burner, cook crepe for a few minutes over medium low heat until
lightly browned. Flip crepe over and cook other
side for about 30 sec.
Gently remove and place on a plate.
Repeat process with remaining batter, stacking crepes as they're cooked.
Use with favorite breakfast, dinner or dessert crepe filling.

Of course I used Nutella ( God bless it!)as filling!

and I can't wait to prepare crepes to my kids tomorrow! :D

domenica 24 agosto 2008

Some Enchanted Evening

Well, Hello everybody! Today I' m posting a song that I can't stop singing and listening to on my pc ( it's addictive!).
I'm talking about Some Enchanted Evening, from Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.
It is a gorgeous, romantic and popular song, I should have known that, but to tell you the truth I didn't know a thing about this song and this musical until two day ago, when I finally received the cd I won on Ebay two weeks ago ( but it's another story and you may not want to hear it :P )

Anyway, the cd is " Broadway in Concert" by James Barbour and Hershey Felder ( It's autographed too!! but I found out that some tracks are missing, so I have to buy the other version of the cd, with Jellicle Song and Rapsody in Blue...and I will do it! - someday, I first need to reload my poor card with no more credit -_- )

Back to the song, it is in the cd ( what a surprise, isn't it?) but it's not the romantic, inspired song you may think to hear, but a very hilarious version sung by the artists themselves ( I love mr. Felder's Falsetto, lol!) involving the audience to sing along ( You are the South Pacificians! Chorus!)

I just love it and now I can't stop singing it wherever and whenever I can!

I heard the original version of Some Enchanted Evening sung by Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin and just fell in love with it...I think I will have to include Natalie Forbush to my very private and prestigious ( just kidding) wish-list of roles I will manage ( still don't know how) to play on stage one day! :)

Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you'll see her
Again and again.

Some enchanted evening
Someone may be laughin',
You may hear her laughin'
Across a crowded room
And night after night,
As strange as it seems
The sound of her laughter
Will sing in your dreams.

Who can explain it?
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons,
Wise men never try.

Some enchanted evening
When you find your true love,
When you feel her call you
Across a crowded room,
Then fly to her side,
And make her your own
For all through your life you
May dream all alone.

Once you have found her,
Never let her go.
Once you have found her,
Never let her go!

sabato 23 agosto 2008


Hello there! This is my second attempt to create a blog and keep it for more than a month or two, I already have something like that on Myspace but it's not as easy as blogspot seems to be, so here I am!
We'll see how long I will last! :P
My first blog was in Italian, my native language, but I thought about my relatives in Philippines who cannot understand it, as my friends worldwide also ( internet..what a wonderful invention!) so I decided to make it in english , and hope that you people will forgive my grammar horrors ( ops, I mean errors :D ) and have a good time here with me on my blog! I will not talk about politics, or very high and important questions... those who already know me will say I'm a dreamer and a good student and worker. Those who don't...well, my friends, you'll get to know me soon! Stay tuned! :P