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[Quiz] What Lidl Salad Are You?

Oh, hi there. Please look at the past three months as the summer break of  a cheesy teen drama. Only difference: instead of living Summer at its fullest like Dawson and Joey, I was busy building a shelter for the upcoming nuclear war (s/o to… Read more

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100 Days of German Words – A Quiz Show

You thought my 100 Days of German Words project was water under the bridge? You poor thing. I’ll keep riding this success with the desperation of the Fast and Furious franchise, repurposing old ideas like they were an unnecessary acoustic version of Jagged Little Pill.… Read more

I Tried Cooking And It Was Brutal

Is there anything more rewarding than waking up at the crack of dawn and prepare a nutritious breakfast for the whole family? Hell if I know. Unlike Mary Berry, I’m the person who: 1 – Barges in around dinner time tenderly shouting “Me Want Food”… Read more

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How to Marry Ryan Gosling

After watching La La Land, I thought: One Ryan Gosling, please — Federico Prandi (@amorequietplace) January 8, 2017 For a long time I had suspected he’s the most perfect man who’s ever walked the planet Earth and now I was facing the ultimate evidence of… Read more

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100 Days Project in Retrospect

So last year, for (more than) 100 Days in a row, I have invented a German word a day trying to express feelings that felt important, quirky or invisible. This is what I wrote before starting the project while the following are thoughts I’ve collected… Read more

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Letter To A Skinny Boy Entering His 30s

Dear skinny boy, Remember when your mom used to promise you amazing presents if you managed to put on weight while my mother had to desperately hide food from me? Remember your effortless high school success at gymnastics,  floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault,… Read more

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How to Fabricate a Fake Boyfriend

You guys, isn’t Netflix’s Stranger Things the most amazing tv series you’ve seen this year? It has EVERYTHING: 80s nostalgia, Matrix-like scenes, children riding their bikes, an amazing soundtrack, breathtaking cinematography and FREAKING WINONA RYDER! Everything. I started watching it without having seen the trailer… Read more

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6 Freaky Things About Berlin Startups

Unless “mystery shopper” and “cat sitter”  really count as grownup jobs, it is fair to admit that I never had a job before moving to Germany. I had a family, though, and that family was led by two proud members of your average Italian working… Read more