Not long ago, I had a long discussion with my dear friend, Deborah, about the sort of things that I should blog about. She feels that I should write more personal stuffs on my blog and my immediate response was I didn't want to sound narcissistic. As always, she convinced me with a sound reply-- blogging is indeed about narcissism.
I admit that I have been pretty reserved when it comes to sharing my personal life here. I guess it's got to do with this perplexed feeling that I have, which forbids me to roam freely in writing. I’m too conscious of what I say online (not in person though). I feel responsible for everything I write. I certainly don’t want to mislead anyone or talk irresponsibly and be held accountable for any repercussions. And truly, I don't want to make a fool out of myself. I’m pretty convinced that I have neither the personality nor confidence and skill to write like a professional. Just bearing with these thoughts is enough to diminish every desire I have to express freely. But then again, I know it takes practice to perfect everything. I need to invest more time to learn how to write better and elaborate my thoughts clearly so I don't sound like I got massive ADD.
I love to cook and I love to take photos of my food. That is my biggest passion and I want to continue to do this for as long as I can. And if you are reading this right now, I hope you could bear with me and let my photos and recipes do most of the talking here. Marco and I don't live a glamorous life. We are like many other couples out there; struggling everyday to pay our bills and at the end of the day, our biggest reward is the food that we put on our dining table.
I recently took up a freelance job and it was to document a social enterprise's short stay for previewing the Milan Expo. Honestly, I didn't do most of the work here. It was more right up my girlfriend's alley. Ilaria is a professional photographer and a native Milanese so she ended up doing most of the coordination. I'm so thankful to have this girl around. I wouldn't be able to make it without her, seriously. Long story short, the week went by pretty fast and now I am back in Veneto where I'll be staying at most of my time.
I still haven't got time to whip up any special cool dishes because I've been traveling a lot for work. Plus we live quite far from our work places so we get home pretty late everyday. But I did get to cook a little bit this past Sunday. We had a nice brunch outside the patio. I also took some photos when I was heading to buy vegetables down the road. As soon as I get the flow going, I'll definitely go back to my blog post regularly.
For the time being, let me share some photos that I've taken so far. :)
Ciao for now!