Good morning Utrecht!

24 04 2014

Good morning world!!


Morning bike tour

22 04 2014

I thought I was late this morning for catching the bus at 7:38 at the spot I planned to reach by bike but even leaving home around 7:05 I managed to take the 7:22 bus!! That actually came earlier!!

It was good to test the road yesterday (when I made a couple of mistakes per way!) and this morning all went smooth…


Easter bbq in Amsterdam

21 04 2014

Changing my plans, or better, without any plan for Easter weekend and nobody to visit in Germany I decided to enjoy the good weather in Amsterdam and the company of colleagues that know the best spots over there.

Saturday it has been more about drinking good beer, enjoying easy food and the wonderful sun (even my face got reddish!).

Easter weekend in Amsterdam

a refreshing beer at Cafe’ Bukowski

Easter weekend in Amsterdam

800gr fried fish with Maurizio

Wonderful to discover so many amazing spots in Amsterdam, thanks to Maurizio:

Easter weekend in Amsterdam Easter weekend in Amsterdam Easter weekend in Amsterdam

I also bought my first bike since in Holland (and since quite some time!!) and then Sunday got back in Amsterdam for a long time planned bbq with colleagues: the weather was still great even if more windy than Saturday. That did not stop us, thanks especially to some neighbour Polish “barbequers” that were much better prepared and professional than us! They helped us to get the little one time use bbq going (like Norway yeah!! Brilliant idea always!), keep it going and they even gave some amazing Polish sausage and spare ribs!

All in all great food, friends and very relaxing day.. good for me and my mind!

Easter weekend in Amsterdam Easter weekend in Amsterdam
Easter weekend in Amsterdam Easter weekend in Amsterdam

Easter weekend in Amsterdam

…there is still so much sky to explore and I have not finished flying.. alone or not..

My new baby

21 04 2014

…for not feeling lonely in the cold stormy nights…..

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Missing Hefei

19 04 2014

where i live now..

Nan Yan lake

Many can think it is crazy, but I had a great time in that “little” city!

Italian jerseys

789.. dice game!

Fencing practice

working in clean room

Missing the good time with friends..


Missing the guy I used to be!

Teppanyaki in Hefei

At Perfetto

Chinese kebab roll

Missing the food of course!!!

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

17 04 2014

Subtitle: How can two letters, E and X, add so much weight to a word?

I have just discovered how “ex-girlfriend” is a tough word since I have been using it more and more often in the past few weeks. As expected ** broke up with me and I did not fight her decision because I do think it is the best for her.

Age differences but not only stand behind it. And the fact I do care a lot about her, stop me from fighting against her decision. That does not mean I do not care or I do not feel hurt by this new change. She was the right person for a long time, exactly what I wanted.

On the other hand she defined the break up as a habit to quit: probably she had left interest in us long time ago and she had just taken her time to make up her mind and prepare properly for the “aftermath”. Nothing against her! I am ok for her not suffering, probably even being fast ready for another step of her life.. as she said fast enough: 向前走,莫回头 – move forward, don’t turn back! She has always been the one more practical in the couple, and I always wanted to learn more from her.. this is the time!

My mind though is still struggling when I am asked about my trips and my experience in China and I tell stories including my girlfriend… wait, no, my EX-girlfriend! The “problem” is that the main part of my experience in China has been shared with her, and it has been special thanks to her, more complete, more Chinese, as I always wanted.

Even if for someone maybe I failed during that period, returning to Europe after only 3.5 years, I value a lot that time and I miss Asia a lot. But thinking about China is almost impossible without thinking about her. And I do not want to stop thinking about Asia! The dream is not over, even if I have been there and come back to Europe!


It might even be possible in the future we will be friends again. Time will tell. Even if in my personal break up history I haven’t managed to keep much contacts with exes. But maybe with her it will be possible, since the relationship was based on quite a few things in common, as we had understood during long summer walks.

For the time being anyway I certainly do not want to know who is her next important person that will make this European experience as special as she deserves it. I am not so “holy”.. As I know myself, I have to grow stronger, and not looking in her direction any more.. I also have to 向前走,莫回头!!

 I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But It’s home to me and I walk alone

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
my shallow hearts the only thing that’s beating
sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
til then i walk alone

Read between the lines
What’s fucked up and everything’s all right
Check my vital signs to know I’m still alive
And I walk alone

Waiting outside

15 04 2014

As a couple of times before I forgot my keys hanging at the door and my landlady, who lives a floor below mine, collected them.

Unfortunately she forgot about me: she said she was going out max half a hour at 7pm so I worked overtime. Got here at 8pm…. And she will come back at 9pm…. I see I’ll be defrost at 10pm, hopefully!!

The weather is fine though (just coldish), I got food and a good book… I’ll freeze not too unhappily…





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