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10 February 2014

glimmering lights from the puddles

I've been lucky enough to find some really lovely people to spend my time with.
They may not know me but that seemed to be the least of their worries.

There was a night where I went out with a couple of them.
I sat in the rear part of a bike, the streets were empty and suddenly...it hit me.
This was where I had been wanting to be all this time.
Looking up and feeling infinite with my surroundings, all while
absorbing one of the most beautiful language and city.

I wanted to cry.

All my hard work, tears and patience was for that very moment.
And I will never forget it.
above photo by Marine from mrnbtrn

08 February 2014

lab rat in a pink bathtub

It's been a week since I moved into my apartment (!!)
My entire room is made out of wood and I have tall pine trees outside my window.

We have a bathtub in a pastel blue and off-white little bathroom that I am in love with.

The first night I moved here I forgot to bring thick blankets from my
aunts house and slept wrapped up into a taco freezing cold ha ha.

It's all so different, I'm learning the language & culture while adapting to new routines and humans. I feel like a little lab rat :-( ...but a very happy one at that! :-)*

    Being the introverted fool that I am, I found it very difficult to even go to my own kitchen at times. I talked to Hanna (who's back in L.A.) and we shared the same feelings towards being new in a place where others have their own things going on.
It's pretty terrible at first, but once you get over being a big fat chicken and actually step out into the hall...it all gets better with time.

The other day I attempted to make my very own pomodoro (tomato) sauce for my gnocchi's out of fresh pomodoro + a shallot, sugar and salt. It was pretty terrible since I burnt the shallots a bit with the oil.
Either way I felt happy, maybe because I expected it or I just simply added it to my "omg I guess I'm an adult now" list. It's all really frightening but exciting.

Hope you're doing well from wherever you are
watching Italian films and covering the english subtitles with a paper.
we have this nice chandelier that I like to stare at sometimes :-)