Procrastibaking

So tomorrow I have an important exam – and what would be more adequate now than baking a fresh plum galette? … Studying? Revising? Meh! I believe making sure to have a fulfilling breakfast for the next day, that will allow me to start the day in the best way possible (with freshly baked goods obviously) and therefore focus perfectly on the exam, has to be my absolute priority now 😉

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In my defense, plums are finally in season in Italy and they just looked so juicy and sweet. I mean, they basically asked for it! I promise it was a very quick bake and afterwards I returned to my desk and went over all the important con concepts of Web Marketing one last time.

XX, Angie

Edit 6.5.: We got the marks, and let me just tell you: I did well. The cake definitely helped 😀

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Mamabesuch!

Mama_Collage.jpgAs schools in Austria close for easter holidays already during the whole of holy week (as oppose to Italy, where schools and unis only close after Wednesday), my mum came to visit me in Rome! ❤ She recently discovered online booking, so the whole trip was planned and booked when she arrived.

Unfortunately I couldn’t spend all the time with her, as I still had lessons and even an exam on Wednesday (Economics, urgh!) but we managed to spend a lot of time together. It was so good to show her “my Rome” and we had a really nice time!

We had authentic Pizza, went to see a Burlesque show, had caffé and cornetto, lunched in a little restaurant just around the corner of Saint Peter’s square (but hidden from the tourists), I introduced her to fried zucchini flowers and showed her the little mercato close to my house. But the highlights were definitely the guided tour she’d booked for us through Saint Peter’s church and the cupola on Wednesday afternoon just after I finished my exam, and the tour of the Colosseo, Palatine Hill, the Forum Romanum, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona on Thursday – yes, that was one massive walking tour and afterwards we rewarded ourselves with a proper pizza and amazing gelato. 😀

I really enjoyed having my mum here, strolling through the streets together, pointing out my favourite vincolos and gelaterias and take her to shop at Tiger (she loves colourful useless things just as much as I do). The best part was that I could finally show her my little apartment and room, which she’s only seen on Skype so far and that she could help me pack and get ready for my journey to Kuwait.

On Friday morning she came to pick me up and we had breakfast together before she saw me off to the airport. Everything’s just so much nicer with a mum around 🙂

Danke Mama, hab die Woche sehr genossen!

XX, Angie

Se avessi studiato di più…

Da oggi ho ufficialmente il livello C1 della lingua italiana! Superfluo dire quanto sono fiera e contenta!

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Per le ultime settimane ho frequentato un corso offerto dell’università per le suore straniere che studiano scienza della educazione (o qualcosa simile) e devono sostenere l’esame per legge – ed io ho potuto frequentare con loro, come preparazione per l’esame che ho fatto a scelta.
Era molto divertente fare il corso con le suore. Sono un gruppetto divertente e sempre allegre. Quando abbiamo imparato il periodo ipotetico e il congiuntivo, hanno fatto ipotesi tipo “se avessi un marito…” e si sono messi a ridere un sacco!

Finalmente ho imparato il congiuntivo! Per anni mi sono bloccata ogni volta che volevo esprimere una ipotesi o una possibilità. L’ultima volta che ho fatto un proprio corso d’Italiano era anni fa a Milano, durante l’erasmus per ottenere il livello B1! (*sweet memories*) E dopo ho solo imparato in giro e parlando con la gente. Ovviamente nel frattempo avevo adattato un modo sbagliato per esprimerlo ed era difficile impararlo in modo giusto!

Se avessi fatto un corso per il B2, avrei subito imparato il modo giusto. 😉

So che faccio ancora degli errori, sopratutto quando parlo velocemente (senza pensarne) e che sbaglio sempre i preposizioni e articoli composti. Ma boh! La gente mi capisce e di solito sono così gentile con me! Tutti mi assicurano che parlo molto bene e si prendono il tempo per capirmi.

Grazie a tutti che mi ascoltano, correggono e mi insegnano sempre nuove parole! Vi voglio davvero bene! ❤

Tanti baci, Angie

More tulips!

Today is Saturday. Today I had to get up at 6 am in order to get to university on time to write the Media Planning exam.

We had a written exam first and the prof corrected it straight away – and we had some caffè and cornetti breakfast in the meantime, discussing all the questions, possible answers and mistakes and getting each other nervous for the oral exam that was still to come… Then we were called in to do the oral part. I was rather nervous, but I ended up getting the highest mark (30 e lode). I am in fact rather proud of myself!

On the way home I decided to celebrate my success and the super sunny day with a bunch of tulips and some strawberries – classy.  😀

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(The morning was really sunny and lovely, but it started raining the moment I came home – I guess that’s a sign to grab a book, hide under the blankest and just do nothing for the rest of the day. Maybe have some strawberries for merenda.)

Have a good weekend!

XX, Angie