2011 will forever mean
the love You have been giving to me durign this unforgettable year,
in this our new World. Thank you.
I love you Regine. "...It's meant a lot to me to start anew, Oh the winter's
cold but I'm so warm with you. ..."
Christmas @ Zionskirchstraße,
is about to launch a new feature.
Do you think I should think about a claim of copyright infringement?
The Timeline section is available on this web site since its 10th anniversary,
U and S Bahn stations
But I am using Trams and Buses as well
...Inn Berlin @ Zionskirchstrasse
little thing that I wrote on my Facebook page. It is about the new government
in Italy, the celebrations that have welcomed it: why Vatican should
not pay taxes like all the others? One of the many things that media
slowly remove from our minds, and become Forgotten.
And this time it was easy to do, while people were dancing and singing
who knows for what.
Title: Into the Scordanza. - Subtitle:
Perche' altrimenti di che stiamo parlando?
Scusate, ma qui arrivano notizie frammentate e titoloni del tipo 'chiederemo
sacrifici a chi ha dato meno'. E allora penso che finalmente Padre Pizzarro,
Padre Federico, Padre Sedimento, Padre Barbi ed il Vaticano tutto inizieanno
a pagare l'ICI come gli altri, perche' altrimenti di che staimo parlando?
Ma si, sara' di sicuro cosi', perche' altrimenti di che stiamo parlando?
Foss' mica che mentre la gente canta, balla e stappa lo spumante...la
buttano un´altra volta Into the Scordanza?
Socratic method is a negative method of hypothesis elimination,
in that better hypotheses are found by steadily identifying and eliminating
those that lead to contradictions. The Socratic method searches for
general, commonly held truths that shape opinion, and scrutinizes them
to determine their consistency with other beliefs. The basic form is
a series of questions formulated as tests of logic and fact intended
to help a person or group discover their beliefs about some topic, exploring
the definitions or logoi (singular logos), seeking to characterize the
general characteristics shared by various particular instances. The
extent to which this method is employed to bring out definitions implicit
in the interlocutors' beliefs, or to help them further their understanding,
is called the method of maieutics. Aristotle attributed to Socrates
the discovery of the method of definition and induction, which he regarded
as the essence of the scientific method.
Autumn, has been a great time here in Berlin. Sun shining every day,
acceptable temperatures and a wonderful background made of the Berliner
streets and squares full of yellow, dark green and brown falling leaves.
An amazing weather, an amazing place, an amazing time.
Now temperatures are decreasing and Winter
has come. It feels like I am part of a community that is preparing itself
to enter into this period, which won't be short but will probably give
the same senstations of last years: the season for braves, the season
with less tourists and without occational appreciators.
The season of the Berliners.
- I am attending a German language course here in Berlin at GLS
Sprachschule. A2 seems to be my current level.
Elementary Speaker. Can understand sentences and
frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate
relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping,
local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine
tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on
familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects
of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas
of immediate need.
- Eight years with Regine.
I am blessed because I have been by Her side for all this time.
I am blessed because She has been by my side for all this time.
I am blessed because I have felt Her love for all this time.
I am blessed because I have seen Her smiles for all this time.
I am blessed because I have held Her hands for all this time, while
She was holding mines.
I am blessed because I love Regine, more than ever.
and Claudia came to visit us @ Zionskirchstrasse at the beginning of
see Cirque du Soleil “Alegría“ at the Berlin O2 Arena.
Happy Birthday Regine!
2 weeks in Italy, between Rome and Naples. Back to Berlin, where autumn
is really commenced...
15.09.2010 - 15.09.2011 ... an entire
Universe seems to be wrapped in these 12 months.
And I wouldn't want to look back now, as this story is already in and
between the lines below. But "...io non l'ho detto e lui lo
And I am here now, naked and shaked by
this incredible year, living my new life and embracing this new place.
Like an high mountain I've climbed or like a long road I have traveled;
I am naked and shaked by these days, these days full of love.
On the path I was placed by the Destiny,
I am 37 now. And my life is never trivial.
Kastanienalle in September
around Zionskirchstrasse and a Berliner September. 37, 38 at 10119,
The background scenario of all this 'Berlin living' is...
...the two of us so happy about our new Home here, and about its start
We now reside in the Mitte's Zionskirche/Kastanienalle, right on the
border with Prenzlauerberg: it looks like a sign of the destiny, as
in May I was describing the gradual shift of our spare time activities
from the Kollwitz 'kietz' to the Kastanienalle one.
The 'Schlafzimmer' has already been chosen, and the 'Schlafsofa' as
well: all the rest is a 'wunderschön Baustelle'.
...in the meanwhile, we attended two
live events here in the Hauptstadt...und Sie waren toll!: the Max Raabe
und Palast Orchester concert in the Waldbühne (20.08.2011) and
the Bundesliga match Herta Berlin vs VfB Stuttgart (26.08.2011).
16.08.2011... A sunny date for us, my
adorable Regine you will agree I am sure. Our new Berliner nest is officially
ours now, and the rest is all going fine. Thanks to your love.
My parents came here in Berlin for the
second time. And this time was an almost sunny time, all around Mitte
and our future location.
But Summer ... seems to be here just a 'pretty word to say'.
Youtube, music and TV of these times: Two
and a half Men and The Beach Boys!!!
All about Mitte, die Zionskirchestrasse
and the Kastanienalle kiez mood...
All about our holidays in Binz, Rügen: once again, our fantastic
All about enjoing Berlin, in this Summer 'staycation'.
June and July 2011, have been and are all about this.
This Day, for us together, for us forever. And this Day for you Regine.
Regine, so sweet and so Immense, silent when your heart pulse had ruled
and gently towering when you had to drive.
Anniversary of a registration.
This personal website and its contents are online and updated or renewed
since 1999. But this month we celebrate an official, formal and important
event: as a trademark and as an official name, Lapelazzuli.com appeared
on the web on Thursday 10 May, 2001; before that date, from 1999 to
2001, it was registered as digilander.iol.it/lapelazzuli.
Prenzlauerberg to Mitte May is only just started. In the last days we are gradually
moving the barycenter of our interests and activities from the wonderful
Kollwitz kietz in Prenzlauerberg to the more sparkling Kastanienalle
in Mitte. Well, at least this happens those times when this 'Precious
German Sun' decides to show its face instead of hiding somewhere I don't
know. But when it happens, it's really weird.
I am just coming back from one week in
my hometown Naples, where I met parents, relatives, friends, the real
pizza and playstation rendezvous.
Wochenend und Sonnenschein
Frühling. The Spring. It's here in Berlin as well the Spring as
a 'Sipario', a stage curtain opening over Berlin to show this Stadt's
best face. Wochenend und Sonnenschein...and by Wasserturm and Prenzlauerberger
bars I spend my time.
And the music of Max Raabe is the soundtrack of now.
Basic Speaker. German Lessons are continuing, and music
helps me a lot. I recently passed another test, classified A 1.2
in the Common
European Framework: I can ask others questions about themselves
(about their background, their family, how they spend their free
time, their daily routine and so on) and answer questions like
these. I have had about 75 hours of German language tuition and
have a vocabulary of about 500 words.
My parents came in Berlin
to visit us at the end of March
listenings here in Berlin Prenzlauerberg: Chopin and Max
Venus All the time, when I think at Regine,
I know I was blessed. In 2003, before we met, I was probably singing
Venus was probably listening.
Venus, if you will Please send a
little girl for me to thrill A girl who wants my kisses and my arms
A girl with all the charms of you
Venus, make her fair A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair And take
the brightest stars up in the skies And place them in her eyes for me
Venus, if you do I promise that I always will be true I'll give her
all the love I have to give As long as we both shall live
just begun here in Berlin.
I am everyday surprised and fascinated by the efficience of the German
system and by how life can be easier; exiting is this city and exiting
is becoming this experience as 'power' slowly arises. My German is gradually
improving, and work/life balance (with its new office and colleagues)
looks better from this first weeks perspective.
And the Sun, who's really being hiding in the previous months, begins
to show his face again in the streets of Berlin; still too shy, a bit
pale sometimes, but here he is back again. And Berlin appears ready
to show its best side shortly.
Recent readings: A Space
Odissey saga (2001, 2010, 2061, 3001) by Arthur C. Clarke. The original
idea is fantastic. But it loses the 'verve' along the way and the sequels
to 2001 are not worth the money and time. Asimov remains unreachable.
But all this happenings, readings, space-day-dreamings, Einstein's relativity
understanding attempts of mine...are maybe lighting a new idea of God
inside of me, closer than ever to an 'Old One' idea (to be continued...).
Exploration starts from Prenzlauerberg Post Gravity low
pressure tricks do not permit a speed of light for us, while inside
us the willingness of living at 100% our new city would push us both
far ahead. But it is maybe enough fort the moment, and my senses are
slowly rising .
And so exploration starts from Prenzlauerberg, where our place stands
now, where our kokomo is.
facebook page I am updating links with the places we are bringing
inside our best memories, most of them cafes, restaurants, squares,
streets. Must say that Hilde
is probably the place we´ll more then others remember of this
period: a place where I can spend part of my evenings reading my Space
Odissey books and waiting for Regine to reach me.
Regine... She is more wonderful then ever in this moments of needs.
And from February 1st, I feel I can
finally shout... ICH BIN EIN BERLINER!!!
Berlin is and will be my new place for the present and upcoming future.
This milestone of my life. This wish I have worked hard for, going beyond
so many hurdles. This goal, achieved and among the mains of my whole
A new scenario spreads itself in front of me. A new perspective generates
from a new perception of the whole thing, and it is not necessarly clear.
A new path awaits me, just in front of me, and it has not necessarly
Beside me, holding my hand, the wonderful Regine. Mein sockel my family
A thought, a deep intense and thankful
thought, goes to the city that has embraced me for 10 years: the beautiful,
magnificent Rome. Roma Eterna! Rome in my heart, Rome that I will forever
dream. Rome and those beautiful years.
And as Gravity
gradually disappeared, my feet could finally leave the ground.
And I finally flew back, on the 1st of January.
Back to Berlin.
Back to our apartment in Prenzlauer Berg.
Back to my Regine.
With a new perception of the 'whole thing'.
With a great will to embrace life.
And with an immense sense of gratitude
and admiration for my parents, Anna and Ugo, the Heroes of my 2010.