Friday, October 26, 2007

Last Day and No One in Class

Um...where are all of the students today? It's morning, and Jackie (the teacher) is here, but the students have gone missing. Time to send out a search party...



What to Pack in the Gargano

Tommaso, the only one from our group that comes from Puglia in southern Italy, wrote about what he would take to his small town on the Gargano Penninsula in our Meme about What to Pack.

"My city was founded in the medieval period by Federick II. It is situated in northern Puglia in the Gargano National Park."

What to Pack

- a swimsuit: my town has a very beautiful coast.

- some liqueur: Liqueur is necessary because the food is fantastic.

- some walking boots: In the Gargano, the landscape is quite varied. There are many paths in the woods.

- a guitar: In my town, any reason is a good one to celebrate!

- a handkerchief: there is a saying in my town--you need to have a handkerchief with you because the people are so funny that they will make you laugh until you cry!

Thanks for the list, Tommaso!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

More of us...

Here are some more pictures of us!

More Packing: Castiglione

More from our What to Pack Meme: this is a list written by Carmine (the Silent Sleeper) for the town of Castiglione, in the region of Abruzzo, Italy.

Castiglione was founded in the medieval period as a small territory belonging to the nearby town of Penne. Its name derives from Castrum, which means castle.
What to Pack for a trip to Castiglione

• Car Sickness Medicine, because the road is very curvy and the castle is on the peak of a hill.

• a camera, because the view is beautiful

• a lot of books, because there is nothing to do, and there is a lot of silence!

• Digerselz, because the food is very very rich and heavy. We fry everything!

Because there isn't any night life, after two days you will want to leave the city, because there is nothing to do!

Remember to participate in this meme...either with comments or a post on your own blog!

-Lost Crew

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Aren't we cute?

Some photos of us!

Tommaso looking words up in his Italian-English dictionary.


Simone's already had a long day, and it's just after lunch!

Matteo is a studious guy.

More photos soon!

Oops! Another once in a Lifetime!

We almost left this out! This is another addition to the "Once-in-a-Lifetime" Meme that we posted Monday. Alessandra (whose nickname is "Cassandra the scribe") wrote out all of the "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences in her beautiful handwriting, and then we forgot to put HERS on the list. So she gets a special post as a result.

Alessandra's Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Everybody should visit Paris at least once. It is a very beautiful city. It is an interesting cultural centre. The food isn't very good, but the museums are fantastic. I'd really like to go back to Paris.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Night at the Movies

Movies are always a subject worth discussing, and yesterday we shared some of our favorite movies, as well as some movies that we just plain don't like. Also, some movies were liked by certain students and not by others, so we rated them as well. Read our movie reviews:

Borat: thumbs up
A review by Sara

Borat, a reporter from Kazakhstan, goes to America and meets institutional people. They have various customs, and when Borat is with them, they feel embarassed. I like this movie because people who watch it often don't think about their material and superficial lives, while other people are living without anything.

Borat: two thumbs down
A review by Liana

The movie Borat is the story of a reporter from Kazakhstan who goes to New York to write a report about his culture vs. the American culture. From my point of view, it is a disgusting and vulgar film with images that are too strong. I think that it could have been done in another way, for a more general audience--kids included! Some images are funny too, but there are so many other aspects of a country's culture--not just what a man does in the restroom!

Upcoming reviews: Notting Hill, Dancer in the Dark, The Simpsons!