Thursday, December 8, 2011

Last Post On My Gap Year!

This post was quite overdue, actually. I've been thinking many times to write it, but probably I didn't want to, 'cause I wanted this gap year to go on ;).
This is probably gonna be the last post of this blog. I'm no longer on a Gap Year and actually my Gap Year lasted a few months (blame on me!).
I wasn't rushing in finding anything at all, but ideas kept coming. Having a free mind and free time is amazing. Ideas really come easily. You see the reality with new point of views and ask yourself quite a few questions and this makes the click on your mind.
At least it did it in mine ;).
With the same spirit I had when starting the Gap Year, I decided to actually start a new venture, and at the same time help out my family venture as well.
I decided to give it a try, with big dreams, passion and fun but aware that in case it doesn't work, it's not the end of the world.
This is actually the best learning I got. If it doesn't work, it's not the end of the world. It's an experience you learn from and your life goes on.
Life is about experiences, people, dreams and about who you are. And what I learnt as well is that this just depends on you. Nobody else. If you blame anybody else for your failures or frustrations, and if you say that other people are just lucky and you are not, you don't really get how lucky you are yourself. We're lucky we've one life. Wasting it would be just stupid.
Thanks to everyone who was part of this journey.
Enjoy life. Always!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day (I lost count): Why Italian People Just Care About Retirement?

I've a really open question for you: Why is it that Italians just talk and seem to care about retirement?
If you're old, you talk about it, about the reforms, bla bla bla
If you're young, you specify you won't get your retirement when you'll be old
If you're old and talk with a young man you ask the youngster how he/she'll do with the retirement, 'cause it seems he won't get any.

People: STOP IT!
Oldies: you will have your retirement and you fooled all the young generations, so please just shut up or just talk with oldies.
Youngsters: please think about your present and future, build it. Don't think you wanna just get old, 'cause once you'll be there, there's no way back.

This is just in Italy. I never ever had this discussion abroad in any country I lived in. Why? No idea.

What do you think?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 128 - Welcome to Italy - Amitrano in Bianco Rosso e Verdone

Today I'm heading south by car and I can't stop thinking about this movie.
It's an evergreen from Verdone!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 127 - North & South

North & South do not exist. Or at least, they do exist but they are not absolute. They all depend.
What do I mean?
Well, I was born in the north (of Italy) and always considered myself as from the north (in a good way). Then I discovered I was from the south (of Europe) by living northern.
When I was in the south of Italy I was always perceived as the one from the north. Right, until I was saying that I've been living far southern than they did (in South America). So they were from the north for me.
Well, this is just to say that it all depends on what point of view you're taking, and remember don't just stuck with a definition, because you might be wrong and not knowing it!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 126 - Where The Hell Is Napoli? Viral Video By The Jackal

Do you know the video "Where the hell is Matt", the one with 38M views?
Well, if you know it, you'll kinda recognize this is quite inspired from it.
The idea though is good and is virality is actually following the same trend.

The Jackal, a indi production company from Naples, created this video to promote a cleaner image for Naples. There's trash, it's true, but people should fight it all together.

Well, enjoy the video!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 125 - MD (Movie Day) Invictus

Nelson Mandela is an iconic figure of this century. Everyone knows his name and his dream. Probably people don't know too much about his story.
This movie gives you a flavor of where Mandela is coming from and what he did, together with his great leadership skills.
Besides this positive story, I didn't like the movie. I found it slow, basic and I wasn't really expecting this from Clint Eastwood. I liked almost all his movies and they always have something great to be remembered of. Not this time unfortunately.

What do you think?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 124 - Even In Italy Somebody Talks About Gap Year

The sabbatical, or gap year, has always been a tabu in Italy.
Yes, weird, I know. But if you were born and lived all your life in Italy you would most probably think that if you're on a sabbatical either you're actually fired but you don't dare to say it or you're not willing to work. No matter what, you're bad.
Well, for the first time I see that in my favorite Italian newspaper ( there was an article talking about it. And yes, in a positive way. It's talking about multinational companies willing to support a gap year for their employees. Having Italian companies to support it would be too exaggerate, so, don't dare! :-/
Anyway, I consider it a positive first step!
Who knows if in 10 years everyone would think that good professional might decide to take time off to do whatever comes to his/her mind to get a better person and then start fresh again.
Whenever this will happen I'll remember of this post, and of my first Gap Year ever, which is the best decision I could actually take.
There's a right time for everything in life. This is my time for my Gap Year.
What do you think?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 123 - Gulp - YouTube Viral Video

Do you like stop motion?
As you can see, you can do it with a basic camera, but with a lot of imagination.

See this viral video now.

Official Link from the YouTube Nokia Channel

Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 122 - Why Should You Get Angry?

Anger just make your day worse.
Something went wrong? Well, fix it, ask for help or just sit down, if you can't fix it.
If you get angry for everything that happen, well you don't have enough time to be happy.
And happiness matters.
This is my learning of the day.
Enjoy, agree or disagree.
Happy day everyone ;)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 121 - iPad Girl - Viral Video

You can't miss this video ;)

I love technology! What about you?

Have you ever wanted to spend all your day watching your brand new iPad? Well, in this case you'll have 4 :)

Whatch it on YouTube :)

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