Monday, August 14, 2017

OMG! I AM SO ALONE!



”Do you go alone to the cinema?”, “Who do you go with?”, “Aren’t you scared to do things alone?”, “Well, of course you can do things alone, you’re boy, I’m girl”.
These are some of the things that some people most tell me when they find out that I have done something “alone”. I don’t really understand why, but some people seem kind of shocked when I say I do something alone. Others perhaps even think that I am asocial or that I don’t have a “social life”. I don’t really get why some people have this fear to be “alone”. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! There are more than 7 billion people who live in your same planet! Do you think it is not enough? You may answer me :”I don’t know 7 billion people, I am always alone”. - Aren’t you a person? You’re not alone, believe me. You are with you, and with yourself. Just you and yourself. Is it just me who thinks it is nice to have some moments only for you?

I am writing this post because I’ve noticed that some people, especially the youngest have a bad conceit of being “alone”. To not have someone on your side when you’re going to the beach or going to shop is considered uncool. Just why? If I go to eat an ice scream with nobody, it does not mean that I do not friends. The same if I go to watch a horror movie at the cinema. You know what it actually means? It means that my friends don’t enjoy creepy stuff, and that’s ok, we are all different and we have different tastes, but I won’t never renounce watching a film that I have been waiting for so long. And then I also got as answer :”You know, it’s different. You’re a boy, you can do it. I am a girl. It’s dangerous for me”. – Honey, listen up. I explain you everything. It’s not that I am a boy and you’re a girl. It’s just that I love myself, I am not scared to share what I love with myself, and I'm not going to lose what I want to do just because I do not find someone who wants to do that thing. Moreover, you’re very sexist if you think that girls can do less than boys.

I wanted to write this post so bad because I'm so sorry to see people that are stuck just because of the stupid society that puts the wrong ideas in your minds. Truly, if there is anything you like to do, do not stop for any reason! You are not alone, you’re with you and yourself, and then in the street you might find some new mates, who knows it!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

5 things you can't miss to visit in Bratislava!

Welcome back to Phil's World with a new #TravelNote. Last time I wrote about "5 things you can't miss to visit in Prague". Today's post is about the unconventional city of Bratislava! Why unconventional? Because it is different from the other capital cities, it is not famous as Vienna or Prague, it is not that big city, it is calm, and relaxing. In the past, the city was named Pressburg by the Germans. The current city was named Bratislava only by 1919 through a survey to citizens. Today Bratislava is Slovakia capital city and the biggest one of the whole country.
So let's start with "5 things you can't miss visiting in Bratislava". HERE WE GO!


1) The white castle
Above the hill of the city there is this white castle, almost perfect with its symmetries. It is the "Castle of Bratislava", now home of the Parliament. During the 16th century it was home to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

2) What a friendly statue!
Bratislava is full of bizarre statues. One of these is Cumil, the one who is in charge of sewerage. The statue, like many others, has been there since 1997 to make the city a little more cheerful than the gritty architecture of the communist regime.

3) Is it Disneyland?
It may look like a Disneyland castle, but it's actually a church. Just because of the unusual coloration it is often called "Blue Church", but is dedicated to Elizabeth of Hungary, grown in the white castle.

4) OMG! Is that an UFO? 
Commonly called "UFO" for the round building on the top, this is the Novy Most, one of the most impressive bridges on the Danube. Going up there is a luxurious restaurant, and on top a beautiful panorama of the city. It is advisable to go to sunset.


5) A bit of shopping is never a bad idea
It may sound foolish to go to a mall on holiday, but believe me if you've been tired a bit of the town or of the hot weather, a visit is worth it. There are two malls in the city! What I recommend is called "Eurovea" and is not far from the city center, next to a park.

Now I should go because my friend is waiting for me at the library to study together. See you tomorrow with a new video :) 


Monday, August 7, 2017

My last days in Sicily

In these days I am literally melting like an ice-lolly. Now it is around 40 degrees. It is frustrating, tiring, it is like being inside an oven, and you are the chicken. I am not exaggerating. When you go out from home, if you don’t spread solar scream all over your body, you will turn into a mature red pepper. So, in these days I spent most of my time at home with the cooler turned on because I don’t want ruin my poor, tender skin. This summer is a bit weird for me. It is my completely free summer after two years: I don’t have nothing to do, nothing to study, just nothing. Instead, in summer 2015, when I came back from my exchange year in Denmark I had to study for being accepted again in my class, and then in 2016 I had to study for my admission test at university, and fortunately today I am studying where I wanted!

This summer is free, but not free from boredom. Sometimes I think I complain too much. When I’m busy, I want to be free, and vice versa, when it’s hot, I want weather to be cold, and vice versa, and I could continue for many other lines. Yes, I should enjoy the moment. I try. Last Saturday I went out with some of my friends in San Leone. Who does not know it, it is the bathing area of my city, and in the seafront there are many nice restaurants and other places where to hang out. And I must say that I enjoyed very much to see my friends again after a long time, talking together, taking some selfies (you know that I am a selfie addicted), etc. Nevertheless, then when we went for a walk, the street was full of people, like a beehive! Nevertheless, the problem was not that there were many people, but the real deal was that it was huge mass of people: some of them throwing things on the floor, the same for the ones who smoke, or others who just stopped in the middle of the street and didn’t let you go. I know that some people would tell me “you’re such a drama queen!”. But that night I could see only decay. And that made me feel sad.

This is the summer, no wait, the last days of a Sicilian that in a pair of days is going to leave again to go back to the other city, Venice! About my complains, some people tell me that I am too exaggerated, but why do I have to withstand something that is not nice in silence, why I should not say my opinion. Just why? I simply say what I think and I believe you also should it!

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My next #TravelNote is not this Wednesday, but on Thursday! (just a little change). See ya travellers! 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

5 things you can't miss to visit in Prague!


Welcome back to a new #TravelNote post! Last time I made a list of "8 things you absolutely need to visit in Vienna", today it's Prague's round. Before suggesting you the top-5 things to visit in this pictoresque city, I want to specify that I have been in Prague for just one day because I was staying overnight in Vienna. Anyway, if you have the chance, I reccomend to stay some more days in the fantastic Czech Republic's capital city. And now ... HERE WE GO! 

1) Check out what time it is!
I am talking about the astronomical clock located in the "old town" of the city. Why is this clock so popular? The mechanism is quite complex, there are three different clock face: the astronimical one, "The Walk of the Apostles" where every hour you can see the twelve Apostles that move, and another one that shows the twelve months of the year. 

2) Imagine one world as one!

Yes, I am talking about the legendary John Lennon. In Prague there is a whole wall dedicated to him. Why in Prague? Because during the Communist regim he became an idol, a source of hope for many young Czechs. Today, you can find many peaceful sentences and graffiti on the wall. 

3) Have a walk in the Jewish neighbourhood
Prague has been for many centuries a big centre in Europe for the Jewish community. Indeed, not so far from the "old town", you can find a Jewish neighbouhood with many sinagogues. I reccomend to visit at least one of them!

4) OMG! Venice is pursing me! 
Ok, in Venice the houses are kind of different, but this place is named "The Little Venice". There are actually water channels and our friendly tour guide explained us that in the past the city was flooded several times. 

5) Take many pictures in the awsome Charles bridge!
Charles bridge is one of the most famous sposts in Prague. Charles IV was actually the Bohemia's king at that time and it was him who asked to build it. It is made in stone and it is long 515 meters. 

I hope you liked this TravelNote. Next time I will write about Slovakia's capital city: Bratislava! 

And, if you missed my vlog about my latest trip, here it is!


Monday, July 31, 2017

A no-sense post

It’s Monday. 23.46. Oops! I had to publish my #PhilsDiary post.
Today I didn’t go out. I woke up. Always a little bit late. Actually I woke up because in the streets there was noise. I weighed myself. 58,3 kg. Too much. So I decide to eat only my yoghurt. No biscuits. Waiting for important calls. I hate when I have to wait for something very important. I get very very anxious. But if for breakfast I ate only a yoghurt, during the afternoon break, I ate two ice creams, mini salted pretzels, biscuits, bread slices and an entire little bread. I know it does not make sense. But when I feel nervous, I would go to live to another planet.
However, anything was all bad. I played with my brother with Nintendo Wii. It was a very long time I didn’t play with him. When he asks me to play together, I always answer:”No, I’m busy / I don’t want to”. I know I am such a shady, sometimes.
And then, after dinner, I obliged my brother to watch some Lady Gaga videos (ahahahah I love to do it!) and then we watched other trash videos of one of my favourite youtubers (check out my Instagram account to see). So, though in the morning was a so-so day, from afternoon on I enjoyed.
Now my room stinks of feet (don’t know why), and then I will lay on my bed thinking about my dreams. If you’re reading this now, I wish you good night!


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

8 things you can't miss to visit in the elegant Vienna!

If you have followed last week my Instagram story and Facebook page, you should know that I have been in Vienna (and not only) for holidays. And as I promised, here it is a new #TravelNote about my stay in the Austrian capital city!
So I prepared a list of “8 things you can’t miss to visit in Vienna”. HERE WE GO!

1) The huge St. Stephan’s Cathedral

Situated in the heart of the city, when you get out from the subway stop Stephansdom, you will see it in front of you! It became through the years the city’s symbol and its spire, one of the highest in the world, can be seen almost from every corner of Vienna.

2) Have a walk in Wonderland!

I am just kidding, but doesn’t it seem a place from a storybook? It is actually the Hundertwasser village, an alternative neighborhood projected by the homonym artist and architecture. Its goal was to “make happy” a not so wealthy neighborhood of Vienna. And I think he succeed with his idea. It is absolutely my favourite area of the city! 
Have a look at the public toilets!!! 

3) Visit Hofburg … what?
Hofburg, situated not so far from the center of the city, was for many centuries the heart of the Austrian power. Today it is the current Presidential residence. Not bad. 

4) Go back to the past with Sisi museum
Have you ever heard about the beautiful princess Sisi with very long hair? Well, if you entered inside the Hofburg there’s a big museum dedicated to her and to silverware used by the Royal family. This in the picture is only the centerpiece (and I did not manage to photograph all of it!) 

5) Schönbrunn: Sisi's house
Schönbrunn castle is the famous Vienna’s imperial palace. The queue to enter can be sometimes very long, so I suggest to book from your sofa at home. (click here to book)

6) Be kissed by art!
Did you recognize it? It is the famous painting The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. The real one! You find it inside the huge Galerie Belvedere and there you will find many other Austrian/German and other famous artists such as Monet. 

7) It’s time to have fun!

I love so much amusement parks! So I couldn’t miss to visit this one! Its name is Prater and is well known for the panoramic wheel. A ride is highly recommended! 

8) Have a sacher cake 

After have visited all the main places of the city, sit in a typical café, relax and have a delicious piece of cake. The one I suggest, and perhaps the most famous, is the sachertorte, which is a chocolate cake served with cream.

See you next Wednesday with a new #TravelPost about Prague! And Friday, too, with a new video on YouTube!

And to finish, I want to congratulate with arianna.michi and fedegattolini who guessed where I had to go through my Instagram stories :D


If you have any question about Vienna, send me a tweet at @itsphilworld with the hashtag #TravelPost. Bye!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

A hot and weird summer day


In these days, it is particularly hot, for not talking the high percentage of humidity that does not let you breath.
Yesterday evening I felt a bit weird, so I went to sleep at around 9 pm, a little bit early, isn’t it? And before going to bed a switched off my mobile and put it inside my bedside table. It was like I didn’t want hear anybody, I didn’t want to see anyone, I didn’t want to do something, I wanted to be seen. So I slept, slept, and slept till this morning. You know when I woke up? It was 12 am!!! Like I slept for almost 15 hours?!? It’s not me! I mean, yes, I like sleeping, but not that so long. In the afternoon my mood was the same, perhaps even worst. My mind was like exploding, and the only things I did was laying on my bed or eating, not because I was hungry, but because I had a sort of “mental block”.

It sometimes happens. It sometimes happens that I have this “mental block”. It’s not the first time that happens. Other times it lasted for days, or even a pair of weeks. But now I said I have enough of it. I must say STOP to this fucking sick state of mind. Do I really want to reach my dreams? If so, how can I reach them if I lay the whole time on my bed? Wait! Today is Monday! I have to write my #PhilsDiary post! Yes, yes. I know nobody reads what I write. But I don’t care! Because I love so much my blog and it is one of the things I do I love most. Probably I will never have a big blog of success, but at least when I will be old I can say “at least I tried!”. And then, I write also for myself. It will be nice to read what I wrote in this personal public diary (who really knows me, knows that I am somewhat addicted to diaries).

What I wanted to tell you with this post, if you’re reading it, is that sometimes it is ok to be a little bit sad or to have troubles, because you know that the sun does not shine every day, some days it rains and the poor gypsy street cats get all wet. Nevertheless, the most important thing is that you ALWAYS rise from that dark pit and that you will NEVER GIVE UP on your dreams.

Love you,
your Phil


If you missed, watch on my YouTube channel my first episode of #PhilTries, where I try sweets from my last trip :D

See you this Wednesday with a new #TravelNote post!