Never Beg … Be Yourself … Be Surrounded by the Right People

430-never-beg-be-yourself-be-surrounded-by-the-right-peopleThe more one grows the wiser they become. Their perceptions change and people see the world from a different angle. But in order to get all these reflections, one has a long way to pass and a lot of lessons to learn. And here are several lessons which might be of help to you to walk the long way of life more quickly.

Never beg”: Never beg anyone to remain in your life. People come and people go, and only your family and true friends are always part of it. The rest might leave it immediately if your texts, calls and visits get ignored. Continue reading

La Città delle Rose (The Town of Roses)

When you are on your way from Venice to Ferrara in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, you might make one some-hour stop in a small but very pretty town in Veneto. It’s situated nella Pianura Padana (in the Po Valley) and namely this lowland is known as Polesine. It’s “hugged” by the rivers Adige (to the north) and Po which are interconnected by il Canal Bianco to the south. The Adriatic Coast is only 40 km far away from the town while i Colli Euganei (the hills between Padova and Vicenza) are really very close to the town. And this town is …. 🙂 Continue reading

Irresistible Like a Classical French Pastry

428-irresistible-like-a-classical-french-pastryThe Confectioner’s Tale: A Novel of Paris by Laura Madeleine is a nice love story and it is as sweet and irresistible as a classical French creamy pastry of melted chocolate with some golden caramel added and powdered sugar sprinkled above. But at the same time  it’s a secret love story between a young man and woman makes this pastry even sweeter.

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Don’t Make Me Angry

427-dont-make-me-angryThe third “element” that constitutes Italy and that characterizes it is its people – the Italians. For me these are the most open-minded, the warmest, the most loving and the most affectionate people ever. They fall in love easily and when they love, l’amore (love) is true and forever. They are too passionate and are always dedicated to the ladies of their hearts. Continue reading

The Prince With the White Donkey

425-the-prince-of-the-white-donkeyOnce upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away there was a prince with a white donkey who worked as a cashier in the Fantastico Castle because of the crisis. One day, at lunch time he was turning the pages of an on-line book of fairy-tales and of job offers when he stumbled upon a very beautiful and intelligent princess who spoke three languages plus her mother tongue. They got in touch and began spending time together firstly in that book for jobseekers and for seekers of opportunities and then they continued their chats in the other book with the blue logo.

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The Island of Feelings

424-the-island-of-feelingsOnce upon a time there was one island where all feelings and values of human beings lived: Good Mood, Sadness, and Knowledge ….. including Love.  One day it was announced to the sentiments that the island would collapse. So, they had to prepare their boats and set off. Unfortunately, only Love wanted to remain there till the very last moment. When the island got drowned Love decided to ask for help. Wealth passed by Love in an extremely luxurious boat and Love said to her:

Wealth, will you bring me with you?

No, I can’t. There is too much gold and silver in my boat and there isn’t space for you.”               Continue reading