October 9, 2015

10 Things Italians are Tired of Hearing | #letsgetreal

This is another post of Italian-related things (here's the previous one!), that I'm tired of hearing! I watch a lot of videos on YouTube and when I hear some of those I actually get mad! Just because those are not true!

  • Pizza: there's no "New York" or "Chicago" pizza-debate in here... Pizza is pizza... Am I right??
    This is the Chicago-style pizza...

    ...And this is the real Italian pizza!
  • Italian language and accent: "God! I didn't know Italian was so similar to Spanish!"... Ehm... Of course! They are both "Romance languages"!! And no... Not all Italians have the accent that Americans usually try to imitate... Cause you know what?? Italy has a lot of different cultures and with those, a lot of different accents!
  • Nutella: not every food is been created by Americans... Nutella at first place... We are actually really proud of it!
  • Pasta with Meatballs: WHAT?? Never eat it! And I think I never will! (oh and even Maccheroni!)
  • Late Dinner: do you actually believe that we eat at 10 p.m.??? First thing first is not so healthy to go to bed when you've just eaten! Second thing... The reality is that we eat at 7 p.m. (some people at 8)... 
  • Religious People: I go to the church at Christmas and Easter... That's it! And most young adults do like so! We are not so religious as you may think! (our grandparents are, but that's because of the habits, mainly)
  • Picky about food: as people of the rest of the world, we're just used to our flavours! 
  • Cheese on pizza: the cheese on the pizza is not an undefined type of cheese... It's mozzarella!! (and sometimes Parmesan)
  • Big parties: actually I hate "big" parties with a lot of food... And I think that I'm not the only Italian person who hate the opulence of big parties (like the ones that you see on TV, like Buddy's ones!)
    If I have to tell you the truth, I've spoke with REAL Italians that were on vacation in New York and they went to Buddy's "shop"... They told me that it was expensive as hell! And what they've eaten tasted nothing like the REAL version!
  • Pasta: we don't eat only pasta! I actually don't like so much! Is it a pretty "fast" dish to make?? Yes! Most Italians return home for having lunch (if they work/study) near home and that is the fastest dish you can make if you want something warm to eat!! So... Sometimes we just eat it for practical reasons!
    Those are the "tipical" plates of every region... The names are not right (some of them)... But you also can see that Italians don't eat only pasta! Oh and you can even see that with all of those regions the  accents definitely change! (the one you are used to hear is from the south!)
  • (Bonus! AgainXD) Curiosity: we are not so curios as you may have heard... I mean... The rest of the world does always not care about others and doesn't give a f**k about other people?? I actually don't think so!  (but personally I make my own life and I don't like to search for gossip! It's not my attitude!)

I'd love to know if you've enjoyed this post! And if you want to read more about this things!:)
That's it for now! Let me know in the comments what you think about it!
Until next time,

October 4, 2015

10 Things That Italians Will Never Understand | #letsgetreal

Hello everyone!
Are you someone who watches videos on Youtube but, since you are not American there are some things that you think you'll never understand??? Here you are the perfect post for you!

I think that most of these things could be related to all Europeans, but since I'm Italian, I've thought this title would have been more real like that!
Let me know in the comments if I missed some things! Cause I've had so much fun writing this post (and I'm actually so proud of it!)!
I'm thinking, also, to do some other posts like this! Let me know if you enjoyed it!

  1. "Pumpkin-Spiced" food: Pumpkin Spiced latte, pumpkin spice candy, pumpkin spice creamer... What is that??? We don't even know what the flavour of pumpkin spice is!

    In here we have only the classic version of Oreos!
  2. Fast Foods: oh there's a McDonald in the nearby... And also Burger King!... But... Like... You have to drive for 20 minutes to get there! Oh wait... There are others type of fast food in the world??? Let's be real... In Italy fast foods are not so popular... And I think that they will never be! CAUSE PIZZA IS LIFE! (not really... But we enjoy more eating at "local restaurants" with regional dishes instead of fast food... I don't eat pizza often...)
    If you are a "normal" Italian (who doesn't travel abroad a lot!) You will only know McDonald's and Burger King! Maybe Subway if you travel a bit more!
  3. Coupons: "buy one get one free coupon", on the newspaper, in every magazine...Why in the U.S.A. there are coupons everywhere??... And what?? We don't even know what they are (basically!)... We just look at the groceries on offer! That's it!
  4. Avocados: it seems like avocados, for most people, are life... But sometimes Italians don't even know what they are!!! 
  5. Eating fast food more than once a week: what?? I feel guilt for eating at McDonald's... Like... Six month ago! (And the day after I worked out for almost two hours!)
  6. Groceries stores open at night (or till midnight!): in here shops close at 8p.m. ( 20:00, if you are Italian!)... And if you have some crazy cravings after that hour, you keep it till the next day!
  7. Inches: how much is an inch?? Cause one meter is like... A meter! 100 centimetres! 10 decimeters! And a mile??? No... We will never understand that (mainly just because we are used to the decimal system!)!

  8. Weight: "I weight 60 kilos..." Sorry... How much do you weight in pounds?? Don't ask this question to an Italian... He will never answer...
  9. Temperature: The temperature has hit 100 degrees in California today: a hundred degrees??? No way!! Water boils at 100 degrees!! Are you kidding me??
  10. Starbucks: what is that??? WE DON'T HAVE STARBUCKS IN HERE! And it will never be! Cause Italy is the homeland of espresso and "American coffee", for us, tastes like nothing! What do you mean for "latte"... Cause for us means MILK (YES! That's the meaning in Italian!)...
11(BONUS!).  Cakes: when Americans talk about cakes doesn't understand what an Italian "means" for the word "cake"... Because for cakes we, mostly, think about "patisserie" cakes! Like Saint-Honorè or in general cakes made with custard cream, but they have nothing to do with American-Cakes! (ours are more like pies, but not really!)...
That's not what we mean for cake and even thought they are becoming more popular a lot of people think that the classic ones are tastier!

In my family this is the most rated cake! #tiramisùistheway

So... Am I proud to will never be able to understand this things?? Sometimes, I must say! There are some aspects of Italy that  I love, but others that I hate till death! But I think that this happen to most of us!
With this post I don't want to make you believe that Italians are mind-closed, btw... We just have our story and our culture, that has developed for centuries and we (or you) cannot change it!
We may not be the best people in the world, but if you treat us right, we are nice and welcoming!

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Oh and... By the way... Italy is not just PIZZA AND MAFIA... Try to understand!