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The finger and the moon

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  Today I want to speak about the finger, I do not care about the moon. I am not going to tell you about the Ukrainian occupation, invasion of a country is always a wrong thing so I will not occupy this. I want to hear nothing about the reasons for the Russian occupation (this aspect is the moon). I am going to ask myself some questions (these concern the finger pointing to the moon): - why Italian people have supported the armed struggle everywhere in the world (South and Central America, Africa, Asia), and today they want the Ukrainians to surrender - they have mythologized the Italian armed resistance against the Nazi fascists (the resistance was made also with the American weapons), and today they want the Ukrainians to surrender - they asked me for years to support the boycott of South Africa even if the resistance was certainly not peaceful, and today they want the Ukrainians to surrender... They perfectly remember the Cuban Missile Crisis but they do not remember the occupation

Entropy is never enough

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I guess entropy is not going to grow if now I write something about the Russian aggression on Ukraine. Yes, Russian aggression not special operation . I think Ukraine is not a paradise for Russian-speaking minority but this is not an authorization for the invasion. I have read many comments on the wars initiated by the Americans: Putin's friends have a good memory, but not enough to remember the invasion of Hungary and Czechoslovakia and the wars in Chechnya and Afghanistan? The government of each nation is also responsible for the politics of previous governments, it has to pay a price for these politics so Biden may have to answer for the politics of Trump, Obama, Bush father and son and down to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Putin's friends remember (to them and us) when Zelenskyy was an actor or when he worked on TV but they forget the political choices when Putin was president or prime minister?  I am not understand. Of course I am very interested in learning about my every spe

I'm mourning

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Now I am going to explain this, but you have to know this thing is hurting me. A TV series made me much pain and it is not the first time. Many years ago my whole family used to watch the TV series ER (in Italian ER. Medici in prima linea ) and we were shocked when dr Green ( Anthony Edwards ) died. It was the first time we felt so much pain over the death of a TV character. We loved much dr Green and his death was so traumatic for us. Some years later we had to attend to Debra Morgan's ( Jennifer Carpenter ) death in the TV series Dexter . A stupid and meaningless death. None of us will ever forgive the writers of the series: they will be damned forever!  I had another big pain when Nairobi ( Alba Flores ) was killed by Gandía (a real shit) in Money heist ( La casa de papel ). I am continuing to watch this TV series but I hate the writers and I will never forgive them for it. Ok, I was fell in love with Debra and I had suffered too much for her death, but slowly the pain has sub

I am going to use a bit of foul language

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  Maybe I am going to use a bit of foul language. Of course in a single sentence, I already have a big doubt: it is better to use "will" or "going to"? I had planned to write this post yesterday so I think it is right to use "going to"... Yesterday I saw an episode of Letterman's show on Netflix ( My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman ) . He was interviewing Lizzo, a black singer and good flute player. I did not know Lizzo , she is a really talented singer. She was telling Letterman some anecdotes from his igh school life. She was the best player of the whole school players, she was very talented with her flute and she told Letterman that at the high school “she was smoking them hoe”…  I right away searched for this expression on google translator and the result was “ si fumav a quelle troie”, but the subtitles said “gli facevo il culo a strisce”. In italian “fare il culo a strisce” does not have a sexual connotation, but “troie

I'm beginning to understand something

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  I’m beginning to understand something The picture is the introduction by Charles Bukowski to Ask the dust written by John Fante . I bought this book on a stall eleven years ago. Many times I started to study English and I never reached big results. Currently, I practice with Duolingo for two years, also I started to use the app Elsa to exercise my pronunciation. Many years ago I tried to read English books, especially children's fairy tales, then I read with many difficulties "The old man and the sea" and a few short stories by John Fante and others. Being able to read English books is my main target. A few weeks ago I started to read Charlotte's web , this is a children's novel but every chapter contains dozens of unknown words for me. There are many strange verbs and nouns that I do not know. Today I accidentally found John Fante's book and I read the introduction (I tried to read it many times without achieving the end), and immediately I understood all

I like the lego bricks

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  The lego bricks teach a lot of things. You start to build simple structures, then you learn to build complex structures, every time more complex. You take bricks from your brick container and you become more able every day. The same happens in English learning, you start to acquire words, verbs, a little bit of grammar, and build simple sentences, then you acquire other little parts of English, and you build sentences more complex, and you start to understand snippets of conversation. Many times you write trivial phrases so like you build childish structures, but you slowly improve your knowledge of English or build better things with legos. The most important thing is to spend time having fun because learning something can be funny. In Italian I would have written it like this, more or less:  I mattoncini lego insegnano molte cose. Inizi col costruire strutture semplici, poi impari a costruire strutture complesse, ogni volta più complesse. Prendi i mattoncini dal tuo contenitore d

A really scary hour

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  A few days ago I attended a virtual meeting with a teacher and an international group of students of English. Duolingo organizes this type of event and I, after two years of use Duolingo, took the whole courage and I signed up for this event. It was the hardest experience of my life, oh, yes you and I know: I never worked in a mine or on an oil plant, I have never dug trenches in winter or paved roads in summer… It's a shame that no one reads this blog, it could be a great chance to make fun of me. I am going to have to do this on my own! There were students who come from Argentina, Messico, Marocco, Russia, Ghana, Germany, and other countries. The teacher did show us a short movie, she did a test then she divided us into groups and she asked us to make up a story by continuing an opening. My contribution to the meeting was nothing! I understood almost nothing and therefore hardly ever spoke! My main problem is... when I speak English I need to have in front of my eyes the Google