December, 2006 What happened lately
2006 has probably been one of the most stressful periods of my entire
One of the Sales departments of HP is offering to me a different position
from the present one, which should give to me a wider view of the business
and a higher level of responsibility; after few days of thinking...
I declared myself available for this position. But, as it must be, I'm
a simple employee of this Company and a good smooth way to support the
transition must be found...And this causes to me, now, a great work
recently been in Vienna, attending another HP Sofware event. That was
the fist time for me in Vienna, and I hope I'll soon find the time and
the energy to write something down about this trip.
eve has come, and I'm spending this days in Napoli with my family, while
Regine has moved to Germany for 10 days. Regine never stops surprising
me; she has built a sort of Advent chain all over the kitchen, from
where lots of presents were hanging....and from where every day I could
take one new...She 's so sweet. And I love her very much....And I dreamt
of Regine: she was pregnant.
And among this Advent presents I found the new Jarvis Cocker Album...which
has been finally released after a long waiting..... And a Clint Eastwood's
Dirty Harry portrait by Regine...
November, 2006 Clint
him the most handsome man
and I consider "Unforgiven" one of the best movies I've ever
November, 2006 The Greatest Thing
the Regine of my Universe celebrate today the third anniversary of our
deep love. Regine is the Present i received for my life...I would like
to know someone to thank to for this beautiful thing that I don't deserve
our families met eachothers for the first time. We spent a weekend in
Naples, in 2 sunny and cold days which will forever remain in my memories...
Anna and Ugo have been fantastic to me, this weekend and the rest of
the life behind. I don't have, I don't know the words that would say
wat is in my mind...maybe because I don't really know what exactly is
this greatest thing...and I can only hope that one day I'll have a son,
to understand what is the love that makes them so...beautiful
from there...and there is where my guiding star is.
November, 2006 Youtube
say that I am very in love with youtube.com this days, where I can find
so many videos I wished I could see when I was young, when I did not
have money to spend in buying videocassettes of my music idols, when
I did not even know such things had happened.
Thanks to internet I feel more free, I feel like I have access to more
things and informations...and to the things, music things, which are
in the depth of my heart...
October, 2006 Immer zusammen!
the fiscal year stressful period with a complete achievement of my forecastd
deals for October; this gives me good satisfaction and serenity for
But we all learned to know that these period are soon disappearing and
forgotten, and I assume a new tzunami will soon arise.
But I think I'll be ready.
switch and talk about the important stuff.
The adorable Regine shines as always. We are the perfect couple, for
this period I'm so happy about her and what she represents in my life.
I think about Regine all day long, and I long to meet her in the evening,
when we share our lives at the most intensive love.
We are renewing the bedrooms, making our house nice more then before,
and at the same time we are plannig the future...in Berlin? in Rome?
in Italy? in Germany? Aber, immer zusammen!
Garage moved abroad, and played in Colleferro at Python Bar last saturday!
I was moved by the new single " L'uomo nero". www.scarlattigarage.com
October, 2006 Stressful period
I miss from the web for such a long tome there's a reason, which is
I love updating this site, or making it different, and when I don't
do that is because something stressful is taking away my spare time.
This is one of the reasons why this site is becoming more and more a
personal blog, which was not supposed to be at the beginning of its
have made a big decision. I'm gonna try to modify my life"
I think I'm not made for the job I do now, a job which gives me good
satisfactions but at the same time takes away a good part of my serenity.
I'm realizing I'm made to be more easy, less business oriented than
the world I'm now involved in would require from one in my position.
So, something I'll do, don't know what exactly but something I'll do.
We are talking about moving in Berlin and maybe that wouldn't be such
a bad idea. Some new fresh air is seriously needed, and the air there
is really fresh, cold I'd say...
garage are doing well and they've been called for some dates in
Rome, that represent a breakthrough for their path to fame.
September, 2006 Today is my...
September, 2006 This summer in the Black Forest
has come, I guess, to spend some lines about this summer trip in the
Black Forest, southern Germany.
In the middle of August I started this vacation with Regine and Dario.
I had some others summertimes with my brother, but I this has been the
one which kept us more togheter then the others.
I'm getting used to visit Regine's place in summer, for it really gives
me serenity, relax, calm and beauty at the same time. It is the colour,
green brown grey and blue; it is the sound, soft low calm and gentle;
it is the time, slow unchained and silent to my senses; it is the whole
so respectful of me.
I feel very safe there, and I guess it is also because of the love that
Regine's family is able to transmit. If i was a writer i would have
described to you better, this feelings so good and nice to me. And I
wanted to tell this at least to Dario in the better way I could..and
so I brought him there. And I'm sure that now he knows what I meant
when i tried to tell...
from Rome and did one way directly to Calw, passing through that useless
place called Switzerland. Well maybe not completely useless, if you
need to hide away your dirty money and make them legally neutral, protected...and
dirty. Not completely useless place if you feel like hiding yourself
away from the World and keep your egoism in a land of neutral egoists.
Not completely useless place if you need to buy chocolate.
After a couple of days in Calw we moved to Wurzburg to visit Cathy for
a couple of days. So we enjoied her and her flatmates company and visited
the town. And we cought the chance to see the Medieval market show in
the old Castle.
Then we moved back to Calw where we found Almi, Peter, Ulle, Marie Luise
and Christof. In those days me made a one day trip through the Black
Forest, passing through the city of Freudenstadt with the greates market
square af the whole Germany and visiting the little lake of Mummelsee.
I also discovered some very nice and interesting surroundings of Calw
with the ruins of an old monastry.
We plaied to table games at night, or went out to play pool and have
a bier and relaxed two evenings at the Thermal Baths.
remained there 2 days more, while me and Dario visited Salvio, Daniela
and the new born Natan on the way back to Naples, which was our final
very good the holiday in this places
Places that I'm learning to love very much...
August, 2006 Music & webmaster
the webmaster of three websites
and of course www.lapelazzuli.com
them have a common baseline: music!
my multimedia artistical project, now exposes the Toilets new album:
"Demos". And host
other groups ideas, and modern poetry and photograpy.
Garage... You'll soon hear from them! Dario, Paolo and the other
guys from San Giorgio a Cremano are arising to success but most of all
they are composing great music, weird sounds and special lyrics. And
I'm proud of being their webmaster. From their site you can listen to
the music, read the lyrics and the byography, and fall in love with
their cool pictures...
website I recently restructured the Music
section. You can now have a more complete and better organized view
of my various musical experiences of the past. And you can listen to
the rough and precise sound of Mr
Bloom, or you can relax...get moved...and then feel unprepared...to
the childish noise of the Gianni
on Trial sessions...
July, 2006 In Berlin by the wall
visited Berlin, as the adorable Regine was so much looking forward to
it. And we spent 5 days in the one which is probaly now considered Europe's
Capital City. We stayed in an apartment in Kreuzberg. And mostly walked
around the city, meeting sometimes Alessandro and Claudia who were there
on vacation at the same time, and we met Caecilie and Jonas and Tine
and some other nice Regine's friends.
I liked the city, very fascinating, and big and easy and pefectly organized.
The East and West stuff took the most of my attention. So incredible
for me the differencies you can see standing there. And again so incredible
what those Comunist motherfuckers and sons of bitches were able to do
Then also other important things happened...
Robbie Williams show in Milan
It was a very exciting night. The first time for me in San Siro, one
of the most spectacular monuments I've ever seen. And the show was amazing,
full of nice songs, and people completely crazy for this funny British
talent. It was one of the best concerts I've seen; I can't easily remember
I've been to a show during which I sang so many good and nice songs...so
many. It could have been PULP, but they splitted before I could, it
could have been Elton but I was too young and now he's too fat and old,
it could have been Lou Reed...but Lou is not pop, Lou is not songs,
Lou is not on this planet, Lou's just in my soul.
Jarvis Cocker, my idol is slowly coming back and soon we'll have his
new solo album. He recently gave a preview with its first single published
on the web at : www.myspace.com/jarvspace
July, 2006 Italians. On the top of the World.
July, 2006 I watched Italy vs Germany...into my father's eyes
4th of July I watched Italy vs Germany on TV, the World Cup semifinal.
With me, Maiso, Marco, Mariangela...and my adorable Regine. The bravest
German Regine agains we Italians.
won 2-0, scoring its beautiful goals at the end of the extra times...
I lived very strong emotions, since it was a beautiful match between
two good teams and two amazing cultures.
during this rushes of feelings, I thought of you Papa'.
You always talk about what happend in 1970 in Mexico, when our team
prevailed 4-3 against Germany at the extra times. We, me and Dario,
wathed that historical match directly from you eyes, several times.
And I though...that at least this time I've been able to feel something
similar to what you have been feeling...such pure feelings which you
always represent...and this means the top for me.
These days I've seen you in Palinuro, we watched the Italy-Ukraina match,
I watched you live the soccer matches as you always did, since i can
remember it when me and Dario were very young.
You played soccer Papa' and were my idol, you always supported Italy
and Maradona with the passion of a teenager.
You are my favourite player Papa'. The best of all time. Your sons watched
you playing, and we were so proud...and I also tried to play..but I
never reached your levels, of course.
I watched Italy vs Germany, 2006.
And we won at the extra time.
And I will forever remember it...because that night made me a little
bit more like you are, with a piece of 'Azzurro' in my heart which I
also will tell to my sons...even if never with the passion you do.
This is a piece of you in me Papa', with all the other memories and
love you sculptured in to my heart.
Italy vs Germany, 2006.
And we won at the extra time.
No matter what happens in the Final: I love you from the deep of my
June, 2006 ...and then I met America again
mounth time quite a lot of thing happened into this life.
At the beginning of June I was in Munich (Germany) attending another
training so called "Break into CIO office". It was good, i
enjoyed the time spent with Massimo P. and Giovanni D.S.. It was good,
very good indeed experience: i learned enough to keep, and at night
i enjoied dinners in very nice places like the olimpic tower and a medieval
castle around Munich. I also had the chance to get in touch with some
foreign colleagues (UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany...). Very fashinating
always it is to talk to different people and discover the differencies
and other peculiarities. British they pretend to be not European...but
at the end of the story they are, they are european like I am...and
they are missing the chance to be a part of this idea which i like very
very much and which is called Europe.
then I met America again. This time I've been in Miami Beach! Imagine,
The HP Software forum again. I was there with two customers, Mario and
Paolo. Paolo also had a speech at the conference regarding an important
project HP made with their Company. This has been a reason for me to
be proud of miself, my group, and the job I'm doing with this customer.
As usulal Mario is very interested and enjoing the whole thing, and
at the same time prepared and clever enough to catch the main and most
important stuff from the conference acts.
Andrea came as always with his customers. We had a very good time I
think, at the Palms South Beach Hotel. We had, i guess, the right balance
of visiting around, attending the conference, and relaxing at the swiming
pool and on the beach.
America demonstrates different, very different faces...
Miami is less fascinating then Colorado, as expected. It is very turistic
and built up for fun, looks artificial and far away from the America
I dreamt of when I was a child. Siliconed people, hotel dressed streets,
hot and umidity and unreasonable air conditioning are the things I'll
keep in mind. But this experience was not to be missed and i did not
miss it; and I'll remember Miami Beach as onther funny and important
page of my life.
is San Giovanni's day in Italy, and that means that today is my 'Onomastico'.
May, 2006 Chronicles and some updates
just opened a new section on this website, in occasion of its 5th anniversary:
It tells about my story from the days that i can remember. Every time
I come to remember something i update this: It has been very exciting
from the beginning as I guessed how fast time flows and how easy I forget
things and thier importance in my life. I think this one will become
the most important page of the website, even if it is exclusively personal;
but it is rich of memories and rich of myself. And it will help me to
keep in mind all the people who contributed to this fantastic, but finite,
game that is my life.
been to Barcelona 2 weeks ago for a training with HP. It was the first
time in Barcelona for me, and I must admit I quite liked it. But not
as much as I enjoied Madrid, which seemed to me more romantic and interesting.
Next week I'll go to Munich (Germany) with HP for another training,
and then again I'll meet America: I'll be in Miami Beach (Florida) with
colleagues and customers. And you can guess I'm really looking forward
to it. And I promise I'm gonna tell you this...
Regine have important plans for the future. Some close future belongs
to our summer holidays: we'll stay one week in Berlin in July..."so
that i can see how great it is and maybe we can think about moving there..."
Some other plans...I'll write about it later on. By know just remember
that I love her very much and that I'm everyday surprised by how lovely
she can be and how lucky I was to meet her.
May, 2006 5 years of Lapelazzuli.com
site appeared on the web as www.lapelazzuli.com on the 10th of May 2001.
From 1999 to 2001 it was registered as digilander.iol.it/lapelazzuli.
we celebrate the 5th official anniversary of my personal diary and website,
known worldwide as www.lapelazzuli.com
April, 2006 Italians at the mirror
mind helps, i try to summarize the latest stuff happened around me lately.
left coalition has won the Italian political elections on the 9th of
April, headed by Romano Prodi. Even if with a really little supremacy,
this change gives me a bit of hope for the future and a feeling of liberation
from that cancer called Silvio Berlusconi, whose only touchable act
has been the one of representing a political justification for egoisms,
unfairness and moral superficiality which were never missing among italians
most commong feeling and way to behave.
Berlusconi, and the right coalition, got almost the 50% of votes. Votes
which confirmed a common believing it the values Berlusconi represents.
But the destiny is in the people, of which politics is a part. And Italians
deserve their government and politicians. Because, in democracy, Government
is the mirror of people.
And if Berlusconi resists...Italians are Berlusconi.
came from Vienna and we met one night in a pub by the Colosseo.
to Naples to watch Dario and the Scarlatti Garage live, and that was
a nice night with a good play and i was very shivering inside by watching
soccer won the third division league, Serie C. And raised to Serie B...one
step to the top.
April, 2006 Remembering Nottingham 1998
on the 27th of November 1997.
Very soon after, February 1998, I started working for Barilla in the
R&D department in Foggia as a researcher on food technologies.
During the first period in Barilla, as the noephite program scheduled,
I attended several training courses in Italy and Europe. This is when
I went to Nottingham....
Extrusion Technology Training Course, that one was the reason. I attended
a workshop held by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with
I lived 3 days at the Sutton Bonington Campus. It was a very deep and
emotional period... I was just 23, it was the first professional experience
and I was supposed to be there as a professional...and Notthingam was
just like i was expeting it to be. Cloudy, foggy, sad and very fascinating.
of Food Sciences, University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough Leics
LE12 5RD, UK
February, 2006 Caught between the twisted stars
it still remains in my deepest dreams, New York is the place I've visited
so many times.
And I'm pretty sure I've been to New York more often then many others
who have phisically been there witount opening their eyes...
This Album (Lou Reed - "New York", 1989) always brings me
there. Pure feelings flowing...
This is music to me. This is music for my life: the dream. Like it's
the twisted stars
the plotted lines the faulty map
that brought Columbus to New York"
February, 2006 Regine shines
Regine graduated in December 2005 at Università degli Studi di
Roma "La Sapienza".
After studying for about 3 years in Heidelberg, she moved to Rome and
completed her studies in the best possible way. She's now a Doctor in
Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, a Doctror graduated with the maximum
marks (110 e lode), but mostly a girl who went through all the difficulties
someone from Germany has to face when coming to a such burocratic and
disorganized structure like the Italian University.
And She made it. She made a big thing. And my pride knows no limits
at this time.
not stop...and found a job, I guess a good one: she will start as a
sort of assistant in a legal firm located in the Rome Historycal center,
a firm which mostly deals with Italian and Germans affairs.
She has been working hard for this, and searching a lot, and getting
a bit depressed as well for it seemed too hard to do but...she made
best wishes, and all the love I have, my Regine.
This site appeared on the web as lapelazzuli.com on the 10th of May
2001. Before it was registered as digilander.iol.it/lapelazzuli from
1999 to 2001.
Maiso is still living with us, but just for a little while more: he
found a room in a good furnished apartment, in Torrino (Rome south west)
which is pretty close to our place.
We are watching a lots of movies lately, and I guess this is because
we are tired when we c ome back home in the evening. But we love it
anyway. "Brokeback mountain" i liked, "Sympathy for Lady
Vengance" i did not.
And the job...I do my best, my employer (HP) does not...
January, 2006 Job, friends and master
sorry I did not update this site since december, though many things
happened in the last weeks.
my Christmas holydays between Naples and Rome, with relatives and friends
and the adorable Regine who came back from Germany before Silvester.
Cathy come with her and we all spent the new year's eve at Maurizio's
house with Dario and all the others.
Then we spent a day in Perugia, and the other ones sleeping and relaxing.
came in Rome to live with us, while searching for his own apartment
in the Urbe.
realized that i never write about my job on my own diary, which should
mean something unconscious.
But my job takes so many hours in my everyday life, and something i
own to it.
Recently i have had some good successes, and I must say I now feel ok
with it and the things this profession is giving to me. I feel a regular
progressive growth of my skills in this activity, which also contributes
to a personal growing and ripening. And i could touch it, it is visible
to me. Thanks to the environment, to friends, to relatives, to the adorable
Regine, to colleagues, and to my friend and master Andrea.