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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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

So… Do you live in Milan? No, I live in the library

This is what I would’ve answered to anybody up to yesterday and again from tomorrow.

Today it’s been my day off, and instead of doing nothing – as I usually do – I decided to go cycling around Milan.

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Wonderful city. A bit cold though, and I hate most of the people who live here, but today it was a sunny day and I was in a very happy mood.

Meeting some old friends, meeting some new friends, almost getting killed 3 different times… How can you not love days off??

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Finally, I also managed to buy a game for my Xbox and this is why I’ll keep this post very short… No time to write, it’s time to play!!!

p.s.: one last picture since today the weather was awesome! Enjoy!

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The incentive to deviate

One thing I learned from the (probably) most useless subject I’ve ever studied at the University is that human kind – in the case of the subject we were talking about firms, but it’s the same – is the incentive to deviate, or, put simply, the incentive to fuck up the other person and get all the surplus in the short-term. I hope it’s clear, I’m not going to explain it again.

In my case, the incentive to deviate is given by not taking the exam tomorrow and enjoy one more day of freedom before taking it on the 4th of February. I know, it doesn’t make much sense, but another thing I learned from the course is that if the discount factor is quite high (or quite low, don’t make me think about it), there is the likelihood that the individual values the freedom today more than the freedom tomorrow… Is that all clear? It should be, otherwise it means that I didn’t pass the exam because I didn’t understand it either.

Then, if you add the fact that I have an Xbox and that Microsoft is developing something like the stuff you will see in this video, you will understand why I’ve got an incentive not to study for tomorrow and playing instead.

 

Yeah, this post is quite confused, as I am right now… Maybe I should go to bed right now, wake up early tomorrow morning and study up to 1 minute before the exam… Or I should have another coffee and study now instead… Or I shouldn’t write on the blog when my favourite team is playing…

Or, I should go and see a doctor.