Action Speak Louder Than Words

“Love is a silent film: remove the volume and concentrate on gestures.” Massimo Gramellini In the last year I’ve been thinking a lot about this thing of speaking actions. Gramellini explains it well in his book, I will try to make a summary. We remove the volume of words and look at the expressions, actions and gestures of the people around us. If someone tells us “I love you” every moment but then is absent, treats us like we were a piece of furniture bought and placed in the corner of the room (bright and airy, but always a corner) maybe it’s not love. At lowered volume his lips may have pronounced anything rather than I love you, like: “iron

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Hong Kong: Umbrellas

It is raining. In the summer in Hong Kong it rains. Monsoons, typhoons, summer rains, thunderstorms, amber, red and black rain. We have them all, one after the other. To stay on the train with the colours of the rains, the flooding, the closure of the schools and everything involved in living in a place with shit weather, there are various ways including: Hong Kong Observatory App that sends disturbing warnings of natural disasters every ten minutes and that I have silenced and obviously never consult. The school SMS that warn about the conditions of the roads, the delays of the school bus and the eventual closure of the school, which I read late (who reads text messages in 2018?).

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Cittiglio’s Waterfalls

I know it is too long that I do not write, way too long. Two months in Italy to recharge the batteries. Two months of holidays, food, friends, relatives, love, sighs, laughter, sports, sea, faces, talks and even a few teardrops. Two months of places visited. Many things have happened to me: intense, unexpected and in the middle of a pile of shit (excuse me for the French), I felt extremely alive, happy and loved. It is true that life is not programmed, there are no Excel files with times and dates, events, phrases, people to put in a column. Life is more like a moving ocean, a giant blender, a summer storm. And this year I decided to close

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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

“Good morning girls, today we’ll go for a trip! Yeah! “ “Where?” Emma asks suspiciously. “In a beautiful place, at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery “. “You go see those Buddhas, I do not care” she replies. “Uuuuuhhh, nice trip to Poopooland, thank you so much” adds Nene. I would say that we are all in a positive mood, happy and energetic, full of enthusiasm, ready to face the 30 humid degrees and the long journey ahead. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) is located in Sha Tin in the New Territories. Built in the ’50s by the monk Yuet Kai, this monastery gathers more than 13 thousand Buddha statues of different sizes, each one different from the

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