not?) Diego asked today for the first time.
I guess we are entering a new phase with the kids.
have completed my reading marathon of the Rama's books
serie. The first book Rendezvous
is a wonderful story, categorized as Hard
me dream. The rest "It's all downhill after the
first kiss" (cit. Lou Reed).
Reading Voraciously Rendezvous with
Rama, Rama II, The Garden of Rama, Rama Revealed
Nonno Ugo, Opa Christoph, Oma Marie Luise... thank
you for visiting us in Berlin!
A broken washmachine
, and I went back in time, like in the '80s while
visiting my compare Matthias and his family.
I have to admit that 4 kids altogether is a big challenge...,
but we had a very good time - men's babysitting on Friday
evening (oh my God I felt lost at one moment, but then it
was a pleasant evening drinking wine and random talking) -
Saturday driving bikes through the parks and night out with
M. was nice even if our Karaoke performance had to be cancelled
(will be proposed to another date and place tbd).
black monolith is my new entertainment, kindle
paperwhite. Looking forward to reading more and falling
asleep with comics and space stories.
And in fact the first downloads are Dabolik and Arthur
C. Clarke's "Rendezvous
Thanks to Regine for the idea.
Wanda and Diego speak more and
more every day, and both in German and Italian. That
is an amazing experience for them I guess and for sure
for Regine and me. Let's store here some of the funny
kids expressions, which we could tend to forget, before
they start speaking fluently.
Yoiut (jogurt) - Meme (Madchen) - Awaia (?) - Toti
(Diego) - Nanna (Wanda) - akkawive (reparieren) - (will
add more) ...
and celebrating in Berlin with Nonno Ugo, Nonna Anna, Regine,
Diego and Wanda.
& Wanda sing along!
Rotta di Cristoforo Colombo (Lucio Dalla) cover by Diego &
Dario was in Berlin for about 1 week from
13 to 18. I took some time off work and we enjoyed
some quality time together and with the kids.
Stars live) I am trying to remember the concerts
I have seen. It is sad to realize that PULP and Rod Stewart
are still missing from this list; but I've met Jarvis Cocker
personally on 31 March 2017!
Lucio Dalla, Morgan, Lou Reed, Elton John, Pet Shop Boys,
The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton, Bjork, Blur, Simon and Garfunkel,
Sting, Paul Simon, The White Stripes, Robbie Williams, U2,
The Velvet Underground, Robert Plant, Paolo Conte, The Cure,
Pino Daniele, Element of Crime, Max Raabe, Franco Califano,
Air, Philip Glass, Brett Anderson...
to you". Flying to Napoli for 1
night, celebating my mother's 70's birthday. Happy to be there
and to meet my family and relatives.
I cry for Music. This one is
about Diego & Wanda. This one is for Wanda & Diego.
e fiumi Attraverserò Dentro la tua terra Mi ritroverai
Turbini e tempeste Io cavalchero Volero tra il fulmini Per
averti Meravigliosa creatura sei sola
al mondo Meravigliosa paura di averti accanto Occhi di sole
mi bruciano in mezzo al cuore Amore e vita meravigliosa
Luce dei miei occhi Brilla su di me Voglio mille lune Per
accarezzarti Pendo dai tuoi sogni Veglio su di te Non svegliarti
Non svegliarti Non svegliarti ancora Meravigliosa
creatura Sei sola al mondo Meravigliosa paura d'averti accanto
Occhi di sole mi tremano le parole Amore e vita meravigliosa
Meravigliosa creatura un bacio lento Meravigliosa
paura d'averti accanto All'improvviso tu scendi nel paradiso
Muoio d'amore meraviglioso Meravigliosa creatura Meravigliosa
Occhi di sole mi bruciano in mezzo al cuore Amore e vita meravigliosa
Meravigliosa creatura un bacio lento,
Meravigliosa paura d'averti accanto All'improvviso tu scendi
nel paradiso Muoio d'amore meraviglioso Meravigliosa
creatura Meravigliosa Occhi di sole mi bruciano in mezzo al
cuore Amore e vita meravigliosa
Extremely hot weather
is hitting Germany, since the end of July. I have been
really suffering it, and this city is not prepared for
such conditions, there are very few places equipped
with air conditioning. I have been looking for shelter
in the few air conditioned places I found, having lunch
and wandering in supermarkets, working from www.becycle.de
(which I found out to be a vegan place as I tried to
order something to eat…). In the evenings, having
to keep windows open, had some insects visiting my kitchen
with a special mention for a grasshopper scaring me
to death. And in all this I was alone! as Regine and
the kids had moved for a week in Herrenberg
to Oma und Opa, where they had a wonderful time. On
the first of August I also flew here to stay for few
days, regenerating myself (nice company and better weather),
and we came back together to Berlin on the 4th.
2018 - Gianni
meets London, 30 years Anniversary
30 years ago, July 1988, my life, my thoughts, changed
and took a new direction. I was in London for the
Staying @ the Queen Mary College South Woodford, Lynden
creative towers (torre)
every evening before preparing for bed.
Diego & Wanda came into my room and, for the fist
time, woke me up with 2 kisses
Diego & Wanda are almost 2 years and 3 months
old now. I thought... these are the first years of
their lives, the years in our lives that we normally
do not remember when we get older. I am 43 years old
and my memories of my childhood start from the age
of 5, 6, maybe 10, I am not sure; the more I go back
to the past with memories, the less and shorter are
the things I remember until they get just flashes
of impressions, pictures, pure emotions.
Many memories of this first 2 years of D&W are
documented on videos and pictures which I am not comfortable
in publishing here. Videos and pictures (you can get
here some), togheter
with memories, stories that we will tell them, this
website and much more will help Diego and Wanda to
live again This Years.
I am putting all my energy and love to help making
this years as much as possible beautiful and happy
for them (and for us).
Hotel on Mecklenburgische Seenplatte!
On this Baltic Sea Island with Regine, Diego,
Wanda, Oma, Opa, A., S., P., A., P.. In a beautiful
big house, going to the beach, watching and tipping
on the World Cup, BBQ, celebrating
Opa's birthday, fishbrötchen,
crossing the border for my first time
(Usedom is a Baltic Sea island divided
since 1945 between Germany and Poland - Wikipedia),
and a secret Berlin' spot : Obersee
- beginning of June 2018
& Anne's wedding was a really good
time we spent together with Regine's family and Anne's
family on a long weekend in Großen-Buseck.
Then a working day in
Hannover to meet my colleagues/friends,
and a saturday @ Tegel
See with the kids walking hand in hand.
And a lot
of attention dedicated in this period to the politic
situation in Italy,
where a new wave of new people was elected and gave
birth to the new government, after a 90 days exciting
Diego and Wanda
grow, they speak words
and their first sentences with their
main language being German but understanding and talking
Italian too. And obviously they are the center of our
lives. Every moment spent without them is a moment wasted.
website for a while at the end of May. Now a
remapped keyboard to find the missing
will hopefully help me to be more productive again.
of Diego &
April 20th we celebated the
second birthday of Diego & Wanda - 2 magic kids!
And us living Berlin and
its beautiful surroundings with the good weather
and the extended family,
Nonno e Nonna
first we visited our friends and my compare Matthias in Leipzig!
- 28.March.2018 (Thanks
God I met PULP)
meeting this year took place in Athens.
annual event is beautiful thing, face to face with
your team, brings joy, motivation, energy.
time I was here it was
1983, I was 9.
contributions to my Numeri
Aurei discipline: I have
the the An
meaning description and demonstrated the An
calculation method. Here.
PS. I need to find a new name for these discipline as
was recently renewed into a vertical
view, easier to navigate and to visualize also from mobile.
VW Touran is my new car
Isaac Asimov... I am fan, an addicted
to. He is the creator of one of my best dreams, his
story of the Universe and its future. Here is a good
Universe Timeline and here is a good suggested
order for his novels. So that you can dream with
out with Niko
night in Prenzlauerberg
like during the old times, pizza,
My mother came to Berlin for a week to help
us with the kids still sick at the end of January and myself
too busy with my work on the quarter end.
By the way, I
to Senior Manager
What happened in January 2018...
...lot to do with the Kids and with work that there
is no time for this diary...
Barcelona to a business meeting, nice to meet
collegues and friends again...
I have finished my comic books and now I am reading The
Naked Sun again to fall asleep and just found
out they re called whodunit
came to Berlin to help already twice, God bless her...