Ok I am too tired to write in Italian so I’ll do it in English. I haven’t studied/practiced Italian in a while and I’m sort of sick. The best way to describe it would be that ‘my frame rate and core temperature is fluctuating. Do not overclock.’. Ah, nerd jokes galore. Speaking of which, I didn’t do much last Friday except think of lame Chemistry/Physics pick up lines with my friend. ‘Are you a hydrogen atom, because we should bond.’ Sadly, the rest are too child unfriendly for this blog post. Anyways, on with the matter at hand. Today I went to the Sydney version of Ferragosto – a celebration for the Italian culture. FUN!
I went with my with my brother and I had a good time. There was a lot of food. 🙂 However, my only complaint would be the lack of Italians (what was I expecting, obviously it would be ‘tourists’ such as myself who would go). Also, there was not enough ‘Italian-ness’. I was expecting something to immerse myself in because I’m an absolute fan of the Italian culture, but the only truly Italian thing there would be the flag displays (lol) and the Ferrari/Fiat car displays. Luckily, I had some ‘cannoli’ and ‘gelato’, although my lunch was Turkish gozleme which is hardly Italian. They also had a little square that claimed to resemble an Italian ‘piazza’ was disappointing as it seemed like an average…grass area with an average path around it. Despite the failure of creating an ‘Italian’ feel, I liked it and the festive atmosphere made up for it. In fact, I almost forgot that I had a fever whilst I was people-watching. Here’s some photos.
Awesome bro people watching.
Me me me me me me me.
Cannoli. Always wanted to taste one after seeing them on the computer game ‘Ciao Bella’. Did NOT expect it to be crispy. It was nice. This one was Ricotta.
Choc mint and choc gelato.
Not sure if a stilt-walker with a baguette is Italian, but I still love it. ALSO, accordion player. Funnily enough, the only Italian I heard the whole day is from these people.
Me and my future Ferrari. 😛
‘Alfredo Malabello’. Liked his songs. 🙂
Me and my brother. Had an absolutely fun day.
I might even go back next year! However, the real Italy is still irreplaceable and I’m still reaching for that dream. Heck, my dad even bought me a new Italian grammar book for me to keep learning. Anyways, till next time. Arrividerci!