Where have you been?

At the beginning of the year, I found out that my dad passed away and I had to travel outside the country. Now that I’m back there are a lot of readjustments I have to make so it may take a while before I really write again. In the meantime, I’ll post stories here and […]

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What got me through 2020

What got me through 2020? 1. Watching 90 Day Fiancé in all its permutations I have watched 90 Day Fiancé since it first aired and out of the whole 90 Day Fiancé universe I think there are maybe two seasons I haven’t really watched. All the spin-offs that aired during the year have been a […]

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Florence: Galleries & Gelato

I almost didn’t make it into the Uffizi Gallery because of an oversight. I was apparently supposed to get a placeholder ticket before standing in line and I didn’t know that. It wasn’t until I got to the entrance that I realized that people ahead of me were exchanging a placeholder ticket for an official […]

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Florence Meltdown

My last full day in Florence was a Sunday. I woke up early in the morning and after breakfast, walked to the Accademia Gallery. I’d been told to expect long lines on this day but there weren’t many people queuing up at the time I arrived. The reason the first Sunday of the month holds […]

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Scenic Florence

I feel so much brighter today. I spent my mid-morning finishing the walking tour of Florence then made a pit stop at the Piazza Santa Croce before crossing the river to the other side of Florence. The walk alongside the river was pleasant. I visited the Rose Garden, which is quite beautiful, before climbing the […]

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A Rainy Interlude

I slept well into the afternoon on the day following the second night of the festival. I was totally wiped out and I did not feel enticed to go out because it had been raining all day. I ended up ordering Indian food and headed to pick it up in the evening. Not doing anything […]

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Florence V: Just My Luck- Part 3

New Generation Festival-Night II During intermission, I head to the food station in the garden with Anne and she helps me place my order in Italian. Anne enjoys a gelato while I eat my vegetarian sandwich and we have a lively discussion about her experiences living in Italy. When I get back to my seat […]

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Florence V: Just My Luck- Part 2

New Generation Festival-Night II First came his violin. Then his voice speaking mutedly to whoever is beside him. I am unable to see him due to a structural obstruction and when he soon walks up to the stage I still can’t see him at all. He is basically wedged between two large statues, one of […]

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Florence V: Just My Luck

New Generation Festival-Night II When my alarm wakes me up, I head to the bathroom to get ready and this time I am not as nervous as I get dressed. I don’t try to leave a bit earlier as I did the night before and I don’t even put as much effort (or time) into […]

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