A beautiful little mind

Look at my collection of experiences,
Hear about the little things I love.
I will tell you about my family and friends,
my colleagues and people I’ve heard about;
I will tell you about my hobbies,
the books I’ve read, the films I’ve watched.
I drew a painting once!
I have travelled. I know bits of history and art.
I had a past. Things changed since then,
now I’m thinking about the future..
I have strong ideas, I believe in ideals.
I bet you nobody shares this collection of things, because it’s

ME!

Come along, let me show you my beautiful little mind

Some anonymous quotes

During coffee break after lunch

Let me get a hot beverage to be able to digest my afternoon..

On career prospects

Regardless of the time in your career, *** is where your career ends..

*** name of company

A good deal

Time is the most powerful force in the universe;
for without time, we would not learn and we would not forget.
We pay the price of ageing, a generous currency.
Manage so that this currency does not depreciate,
but becomes more and more valuable with time.
That is then, a good deal!

Citizens of the world

I'm not an Athenian, not a Greek, but I'm a citizen of the world

I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

This quote from an ambiguous ancient source (credited to Socrates but more likely uttered by Diogenis) has quite a wide range of interpretations.

To me it means that you are neither bound by nor entitled to your “national heritage”. Some attributes you acquire without choice or much thought. If you subtract those attributes from yourself (not permanently; you may wish to claim them back), you are free to discover your own self, make your choices and contributions to humanity. There is no better way to achieve this than by travelling…

Stuck in my head #2

Alfredo De Angelis – Pavadita (instrumental), 1958

Pavadita means “silly little thing” and its exactly those little things that make everyday life a pleasure! Enjoy..

A formal dinner at McDonalds, henceforth the “McFormal”

So my girlfriend really likes McDonalds. I try to discourage her from eating there whenever I can so this was the perfect scenario for ¬†surprise! I despise Valentine’s day like the next person so I thought it would be hilarious to have a formal dinner at McD’s! (our home town -Cambridge,UK- is all about “formal dinners”)

This was the setup: I told my girlfriend to meet me outside a nearby fancy Italian restaurant. I went to McD’s 15min earlier with a friend (thanks Michele!!) and asked the manager if I could set up a formal table. They laughingly agreed, but “no flames in the candles in case the fire alarm goes off”, fair enough. So we set the table in front of a bunch of lol-ing teenagers, getting reactions like “omg! this is soooo cute”, “can I take a picture??”, “we should ask them to dim the lights!!”, “we’ll sing a song for you!”. I told my friend to wait at the table and go order as soon as he sees us coming in.

So I went outside to meet my girlfriend nearby and asked her to close her eyes (at this point her suspicions¬†of something “fishy” going on came true..). I gave her a couple of swirls for disorientation (she knows the location of McD’s quite well) and guided her to the entrance. She opened her eyes, laughed, and said “aw, what a great idea!”. So we went inside the restaurant and I wondered out loud, “where should we sit, where should we sit… Oh! This looks like a nice one!” and pointed to the set table. She was completely speechless. After the first wave of omgs, she wondered how we would get food. At that point, my friend arrived with our orders, which he placed on our nice crockery and then wished us a good evening. We filled our fancy glasses with sprite and coke and had an awesome meal among giggling passer-bys…

McValentines