2014

DISCLAIMER: this is not the “Dottor Milione top 20 Youtube videos of 2013, but I will do that in the following days, so stay tuned!

DISCLAIMER P.S.: If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check the 2012 list.

 

So, the time for the usual yearly wrap-up has finally come.

2013 has been a pretty amazing year and, as it is usually happening recently, always better than the previous.

Easy to say, the most important thing that happened to me was my actual New Year – the 25th of August – when I moved to Copenhagen to start another amazing and interesting year abroad. I met some wonderful people, a new family, and the most amazing house I’ve ever lived in.

Another major win was the fact that I successfully made it throughout the year at Bocconi without dying or surrendering to the dark side (my exam sweatpants are the tangible proof).

And goats have finally taken over the Internet:

 

Also, it was a year of re-discovery: I travelled back to London after 6 years and to Dublin after 2 years. I finally had the chance to drink a Guinness again (I made a promise to myself that I would never drink Guinness outside Ireland – experts know that they are two completely different beers). It was breathtaking.

I also had the chance to meet again and talk to some old friends that I thought they were lost forever.

Finally, but this happened in 2014, I saw my beloved Xbox again. And it is also the reason why this post ends here. Sorry, I’ll be back shortly with the top videos of 2013.

Happy New Year everybody!

 

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A series of fortunate events

It happened again. I lost my regularity in keeping this blog updated.

So, here it comes another wrap up of the main events from October 13 until today:

1) Went to London, Nottingham, back to London, Eindhoven (setting a second-highest record of being awake for 44 hours straight), Amsterdam, Rotterdam, back to Copenhagen (yes, a hell of a trip including a 16-hour bus ride):

p.s.: more pictures to come!

2) Casually met Ban Ki-Moon while studying in the library… He was really focused in talking about Syria though:

3) Participated in a whole lot of events I could never think my body was able to attend

4) Fell in love with FlicFlac and Klingande (Youtube crashed, but it seems to be back online now):

 

5) Witnessed a storm first-hand

6) I love goats even more, and you will too, after this picture:

7) Found the first of my 6 doppelgangers

8) I got Assassin’s Creed IV (now I just need to fly back home to be able to play with it):

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

9) The 5th season of Misfits started, and

10) I’m going back to Dublin, 3 years after my Erasmus experience started.

 

“The man who said “I’d rather be lucky than good” saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It’s scary to think so much is out of one’s control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn’t, and you lose.” – Match Point

 

11) Finally, I may have found my purpose in life…

… but for the moment enjoy this compilation of animals that will make you suffocate from laughter:

Sorry, I’m back…

…right when you lost faith in my blog.

Just kidding, I know you didn’t realize I wasn’t writing anymore.

This last couple of months have been unbelievably wonderful: I finally settled in Copenhagen (and I have no intention of leaving it). My flat is amazing, my flatmates too. And the people I’m meeting every day.

I have to summarize two months, but I’ll keep it as short as possible.

1) Copenhagen is not as cold as I’ve been told (so far). It’s just freakin’ windy

2) I couldn’t choose better courses than those I selected (we’ll see this at the exam)

3) Cyclists are crazy (but not as much as me)

4) I won some pretty awesome headphones thanks to Telia (see amazing picture attached):

2013-10-13 22.10.43

5) I found some incredibly good Youtube channels: THIS and THIS. I got this song stuck in my head the whole day:

 

 

6) If you recycle here, you get the money back (guess how much my recycling rate went up):

recycling empire

7) If you don’t have a CPR, you are nobody (you will be asked for your CPR every time you want to do something that involves money)

8) I’ve got a Bugatti (just the bike, but I still have a Bugatti and you don’t!)

Bugatti bike

9) Everything’s happy, even sockets (this is probably the reason why Denmark is the happiest country in the world):

happy socket

10) My hand-ironing skills are reaching new unprecedented levels:

hand-ironing

11) I miss Italian food (no jokes here, this is serious business):

Italian food

12) Denmark landscape is astonishing:

13) Danish people love to control everything, also your farts’ speed…

fart speed

14) …and they are not so good in selecting #hashtags:

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15) Finally, I am studying. With a library like the Black Diamond, everything’s possible (sort of):

studying you're doing it right

 

That’s pretty much it, folks.

I hope you enjoyed the quick wrap-up of the last two months. Stay tuned for more news!

 

Leaving is never easy

This post couldn’t start with a different song:

 

Every time it gets harder.

Today I started packing all my stuff, and I became sad. I know, I’m leaving in 2 days, but there is so much stuff that I need to start some days earlier.

Going through books, notes, presents, made me realise how amazing this year has been. Friends, exams, more-than-friends… This is where everything gets harder. Most of my classmates will only leave for a semester and they will be back here in Milan to complete their studies, but not me. I will spend the whole Academic Year in Copenhagen, and I’ll be back here in Italy just for the graduation (hopefully I’ll have a job there and I will be back in CPH).

Today I also packed my Xbox. I know it sounds stupid, but it was the hardest thing to do, because I will never be able to bring it over in Denmark, and it will have to remain at home… Good bye Xbox, take care!

good bye xbox

Apart from that, I already packed 3 suitcases. I still got 2 more bags to pack, but luckily I’ve got my awesome car here that will help me moving everything in just one trip (fingers crossed).

However, packing didn’t stop me from finding amazing videos on Youtube. I started to think that this is the real purpose of my life. So, here you go:

1. Amazing body-painting from Fiat USA… I’m wondering why we never get amazing ads like this in Italy (here the article from Mashable):

 

2. This NSA thing is getting out of hands:

 

3. Good ad from Qualcomm, showing how the world without mobile would be… The hashtag #BornMobile is getting trending on Twitter:

 

4. I’m still sad, and this song is the perfect background music I need:

 

There’s only one thing left in my drawer now. But it’s by far the most important thing now. BRING IT ON COPENHAGEN!!

Bring it on Copenhagen

It is over, but it just started

This post is going to be quite long, since I’ll have to catch up with all the time left behind.

Big news #1: exams, and the first year of my Master’s Degree, are over.

Big news #2: my quest to look for a place where to live and a job/internship in Copenhagen has just started.

So, in few words, I won’t be having any holidays this year. Fair enough, I am going to spend one year in one of the most awesome places on Earth – after Italy, obviously.

I actually had my last exam on the 5th of July, but I had to catch up with a few things, such as getting some sleep… I also hosted an awesome friend of mine!! I met him for the first time in Dublin almost 3 years ago, during my Erasmus programme, and he decided to come to Milan for 3 days to relive the good times gone. Amazing!! Almost as amazing as a cat that wants to be a dog:

 

Going back in time, exams were really stressful, but I eventually succeeded. It feels awesome not to have any exams left behind (especially finance, a course that I used to hate and that now I love), so I will be better focusing in spending my year at CBS… Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Going even more back in time, I started learning some coding languages on Codecademy… It’s an amazing tool if you want to start from the very basic tasks. Plus, the badge feature pushes you to do always more!

Also, I have become a Beta Tester for Keepod, an innovative Operating System…

keepod beta testerCan’t wait to try it!!!

Oh, another thing… I participated to the Wired Next Fest here in Milan, where I saw the cutest scene in all my life… THIS ONE:

big vs small dog

Cute, isn’t it?

You are probably asking yourselves “Why Piero hasn’t shared any music videos yet?”. You probably aren’t. Either way, here’s the best songs that helped me studying:

  • Macklemore, but especially the trumpets at 4:01:

 

  • The next summer song:

 

I won’t go further because I have too many stupid videos that I found in the last weeks and I feel the need to share them with you… But before that, I want to share a gallery of stupid/cute pictures (it’s part of a secret social experiment, don’t tell anybody!!). Just click on one of the pics and the pop-up gallery will open:

And now, YOUTUBE TIME:

1. Sometimes I would just like to be a robot that makes clever jokes against Rory McIlroy:

 

2. The part when the dog gets stuck in the fence makes me laugh every time (btw, can this be regarded as animal cruelty?):

 

3. GoPro and Red Bull… No need for further comments:

 

4. One of the most interesting examples of guerrilla marketing:

 

This is probably enough for the day…

Ciaooooooooooooo