you know you are in ib when

Never judge someone with a chronic illness if they...

• choose to eat something that’s bad for them
• forget to take their meds
• take something for chronic pain
• never drink (some people can’t ever drink because they can’t mix their meds with alcohol or because they physically cannot tolerate it)
• decide to lay down and rest all day
• skip their treatment one day (meds/shots/IV treatments should sometimes be rescheduled of we catch a cold or we feel rly bad that day)
• drink
• complain a lot about their symptoms/illness
• ignore their symptoms

I could go on but you should NEVER judge someone with a chronic illness when they DECIDE to do something. Unless you know what they are dealing with and can offer a better alternative for them then shut up and keep your comments to yourself. It’s our body and we are the only person responsible for the consequences. It doesn’t mean that we should actively make decisions that hurt us, but you’ll never understand the life we lead and all the limitations that come along with it.

The lie of privacy rant

My mother would gossip to the other parents about my stomach pains, the rashes, my bowel movements and bed wetting when i was a child.

I begged her to not share these things but she would insist maybe one of those catty women would know a way to help.

My grandmother laments my strict diet and shelves of medication to her bible group and I simmer when they make jokes at dinners.

My father complains about the medical bills to his buddies, I hear him on the phone telling a man I’ve never met about the anxiety attacks I have always hidden from my friends.

My sister explains to the people ar the grocery store why I walk so slowly, why I limp, why my breathing is so loud even when i ask her to stop.

My grandfather asks people to pray for my crooked spine, my failing lungs, the way my joints have begun to give up.

They do it because they need to explain why I’m not normal, they do it to vent about the burden.

They say it’s public information since anyone could see.

But that woman in the store didn’t need to know about my bowel movement when i was 13 and burning red with embarrassment.

The church ladies didn’t need to know the amount of pills i take in a day.

I deserved an increment of privacy.

But if you’re disabled in any way you are seen as a small child. Private information is nonexistent, they speak like you can’t hear them, like it doesn’t matter how embarrassed you may be.

And that sucks.


mood: maaan i hate myself for sucking at math

this is an introductory post because that’s apparently the thing u do when you start a studyblr. so hello. i am in grade 12. currently stressed out b/c of school, but when am i not???/???

i thought i would make this blog to keep up with my goals, which include graduating high school with my nerves in tact, trying to get a butt, and not going in debt. follow me if you care. reblog this so i can check out your blog b/c god knows i need motivation to study

surprise! i’m not dead

I’m sorry for my long unannounced and unexplained absence- School has been absolutely overwhelming, as i’m in the IB diploma program as some of you noticed from my math book. Life is wild and crazy and unpredictable and you never know when you’re gonna find a caterpillar or be kicked down the stairs of academia

for those wondering chicken nugget is no longer in my care, i freed him august 2016 and hes somewhere in that great big ol world as well in my heart. tears were shed and i miss him but sometimes you gotta let things live their own lives to be happy

The finished post is > here < for those of you who haven’t seen its tearful conclusion and additional chicken nugget posts can be found in my > tag < and @chicken-nugget-appreciation (which isnt run by me btw! my friend @gummiebearz does it and i am so thankful for him and i love him)

for those of you who have sent me so many asks and messages I’m so sorry i will get to responding as soon as i can

I’ll also make an faq soon 

thank s

Make the most of 2017

The new year is just about to start and with that comes new opportunities to make the most of your education – whether that be in the form of private or public accomplishments/rewards. Here are some things that I do to take advantage of every second I have.

Keep a planner/bullet journal. This one is a given, but I feel like not everybody listens when I say that keeping up with this is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I write down everything that I need to do, regardless of whether it’s school related or not.

  • If you know that you need to do it, write it down.
  • Keep track of important dates and anything you plan.
  • Keep it with you so that it’s always there for reference.
  • When I cross things that I’ve done off I feel so happy and motivated to do more.

Make lists for everything. This goes with the first point, but this goes for more random things too. You have a few things you want to buy? Make a list. You have some ideas for a project? Make a list. You want something new for your study space? Make a list.

  • You can compile lists so that they don’t get too overwhelming or you can keep separate lists for everything to keep yourself more organized.
  • When you make lists, you keep yourself in order.
  • Organize your lists by priority so that you always have the most important things in the forefront of your mind.
  • I can draw little sketches in the margin that make me laugh so that I’m already in a good mood when focusing on what I need to do.

Use stationary that you like. We all se studyblrs everywhere using Mildliners and Muji products. While that gives us all somethings in common, it’s not always practical. Using the products that you like for x, y, and z reasons will make you happier and more motivated to do work. If that happens to be the products aforementioned, then use them! The point is, you do you, and you will be more productive in the long-run.

Have a study space that works for you. You have to enjoy where you will be for the next eight few hours before you can start to focus on your work. If you’re not completely comfortable then you won’t enjoy studying and learning.

  • Make a space your so you feel more comfortable and ready to hit the books.
  • Have a couple of backup spaces for when you’re not feeling that go-to space. Changing it up once in a while will prevent your work from feeling like work and help you find that motivation again.

Take breaks every once in a while.

  • Whether you feel you need them every half-hour or every three, use them!
  • Do something productive on your break or don’t – whatever helps you feel better.
  • I personally prefer to take a break from one subject by working on something else that I need to do or eating a small and healthy snack. By staying productive I feel better when I get back to what I was originally working on.
  • However, sometimes I like to catch up on a show I’m watching or read a couple of chapters from the book I’m reading. Staying productive can help motivation, but sometimes you just need to do nothing for a while. And that’s okay.

Set goals for yourself. When you have a goal, you are more likely to be motivated and stay productive.

  • Small or large goals, keep them in mind.
  • Set goals for what you need to do before your next break.
  • Set goals for the day, week, even month.
  • Imagine where you want to be by the end of a certain time period and work towards it.
  • When you reach your goal, reward yourself! You deserve it!

Be stern with yourself. You are your biggest cheerleader, so make sure that you stay on top and finish your tasks. You will feel better finishing that paper today than you will when you have to finish it tomorrow. You can do it, so make sure that you do.

Go to sleep early and wake up early. A healthy sleep schedule is key to motivation and productivity.

  • Start by waking up early. You will have a longer day to do what you need to and will feel better when you finish earlier.
  • When you wake up earlier you will naturally want to go to sleep earlier. Use this chance to stop staying up all night.

Music can make or break you.

  • If you prefer to study in silence, then go for the quietest place you can find. If you prefer listening to music, choose your music wisely.
  • Classical music is my go-to, but sometimes I need faster-paced music to make that twenty-page paper less of a drag. Understand what you need to finish a certain task without losing concentration or falling asleep.

Utilize the studyblr community and others around you. Personally, I am fairly new to having a studyblr, but I already have made great strides in my productivity by using the advice and help of others.

  • Find someone studying similar courses as you. They can help you understand a certain topic or guide you to a great online resource.
  • Use the accomplishments of others as your own motivation to get work done. When you see others succeeding, you will also want to succeed.
  • Talk to others when you are feeling down. If they don’t completely understand, at least they can be a way for you to vent your feelings.
  • Get to know others in your class. Having the number of that nice person that sits next to you in class will really come in handy when you least expect it. And you can make a friend somewhere along the way.

Remember, you don’t have to utilize everything listed above! Even using just one or two things will help you be more productive and feel better. And the best part is that you can change thing to make them fit your life!

In this year, I hope you all do your best! I would love to hear from you.

Xx Rhianna

amosaicofmagic  asked:

Hey, tumblr mom! Since everyone is asking you about food can I ask your opinion on frying pans? We need to replace ours and my husband is really into the idea of buying cast iron frying pan. It seems like to much work for me, tough. I've always used either stainless steel or teflon ones. What do you think? Is it worthy? And if you had to choose between teflon or stainless steel which would you buy?

Oh, and I was going to mention it in the other ask I sent but forgot. I have IBS and one thing that really helps me is chilean boldo infusion. Idk how easy it to find it where you live (the fresh leaves work best), but it’s something a lot of south-americans use to treat hepatic and gastrointestinal issues. (Fun fact: the nurse at my high school used to have a bottle of concentrated cold boldo infusion in the fridge to give to students who were hangover)

Thank you for that last little bit, it’s something I will bring up with my allergist/many doctors as a quick google tells me it could also help my gallstone/bile production issues. So thank you :)

And ooooh god not teflon, anything but teflon, firstly because I don’t like how they cook/retain heat, and secondly because of some of the health concerns that comes with what happens when teflon starts to break down and you start eating it/breathing it in. Y’all can call me a mad hippy over that if you want but when your immune system is as fragile as mine you’ll avoid anything at all that might harm it.

Both stainless steel and cast iron have their merits. 

Cast Iron

You are right in that the cast iron takes a little more work to upkeep—initially. After it’s been seasoned a few times and you don’t do things like soak it in water or scrub it with lemon juice, it’s going to become practically indestructible. There’s a reason you can still buy cast iron skillets in antique stores that just need a little bit of salt and oil to get them back in working order. If you maintain it right, your cast iron will likely outlive you by quite a few decades. I wipe mine clean after every use using waterand  a non acidic soap, dry it on a high heat, and then season lightly with some oil after each use. Once it starts to smoke, that’s you, you’re done seasoning. You only really have to do the salt and oil scrub if it loses the coating or if something gets burned onto it, or if you have rust spots, which happen form not being properly sealed. 

I will say, cast iron is hard to get used to working with at first, because of how differently you have to manage the way it conducts heat. Cast iron is great at retaining heat, which is what makes it great for searing meat and yes, even baking in, but you need to get it hot first, which can require about ten minutes of prep over a hot stove trying to ensure even heat coverage. (I throw mine in the oven for 20 mins)

That might seem like a lot of work, but given how well it retains the heat after that, it actually cooks things better. With stainless steel the output of heat is enough to sear the outside of something, but to cook say, a chicken in it (yes you can cook a whole chicken in a skillet) you’d need to keep it on the heat for longer for the heat to reach the middle, resulting in chewy over tough food. With cast iron, the heat output from it is so much better that it’s already starting to cook the rest of the bird while you’re searing it, resulting in less cook time, and hopefully a more juicy meat—as well as making the outside very nice and crispy. Cast iron is great for making things crispy.

That and you know, you can fight the Fae folk with it if the need arises.

Stainless Steel

There’s a common misconception that you can just throw things into a stainless steel pan and it’ll be fine. But the truth is if you want to maintain your stainless steel in good working condition, you will want to make sure it’s evenly oiled before any food touches it (Ask ETD about the time he made popcorn and ruined my pot because there wasn’t enough oil around the SIDES of the pot so the heat just obliterated everything and I had to buffer the pot to get it back to working condition, he felt so bad lol) and make sure that it is adequately preheated. Otherwise your food is just going to burn and stick to the base and it’s going to be a mother fucker to get it off. I’ve seen far too many people burn away the caramelization going on in their stainless steel pans because they don’t know how to heat/preheat with it. (note if your caramelization does get stuck, loosen it up with some water or better yet some stock, get that flavor back in your food yo!) Other than that, yea, once you get used to how stainless steel works and retains heat, it is lower energy when it comes to maintenance vs cast iron. Just don’t use cold salt water in them, or you risk pitting the pans. (As I have previously talked about)

Because you have mentioned you have IBS, I will stress the importance of trying to buy as high quality stainless steel as you can, as not all stainless steel is made equal. 

Surgical stainless steel is the safest as it is non porous, while a lot of the cheap stainless steel you can pick up (I’m thinking of places like Walmart and Target) can break down and leech into food during the cooking process. Stainless steel is an alloy made from a mix of metals including iron, chromium (is what keeps it from corroding) and nickel to name but a few components, and given nickel is a high allergy metal you don’t want that going into the foods of people who may be sensitive/allergic. (I had a friend find this out the hard way that that is what was going on with her)

The way I was taught to test the quality of the pan is by holding a magnet up to it. If it sticks? It’s typically going to be higher in nickel than you want it to be and could cause a possible health risk for people with nickel allergies. Nickel is also a carcinogenic and considered worse than aluminium which everyone and their dog is now trying to get away from because of the metal being linked to cancers and altzheimers, so, just something to keep in mind seen as how you already have a compromised gut <3 

(Also to those of you reading this now who are about to go check your pans: if it sticks? It’s not a cause for panic. Although if you have a known nickel allergy and you keep getting sick and you have no idea why…you may want to consider replacing your pans.)

There is also a third option available to you, which is ceramic pans. Which honestly have become my favorite frying pans to cook with. Due to their low metal content they will not work on induction stove tops, but if you’re using electric or gas you’re good to go.


They still don’t have the slippy non stick you get from teflon pans where flipping a pancake is akin to wielding a projectile weapon, but given how ceramic heats up and retains heat, they are pretty non stick and it makes them ideal for cooking with a lot of things. You also generally shouldn’t use metal utensils on them, because you can damage the glaze, but plastic, wood and silicone are fine.

They’re sort of like the easier to maintain version of cast iron in that regard and use less oil to cook with. (I personally would never fry eggs on stainless steel, meat and veg sure, but eggs need a surface that is more forgiving and ceramic was a god damn revolution to me. I speak from over a decade’s worth of experience of making breakfasts in restaurants and cafes) They are also great for throwing in the oven, and using as shallow casserole dishes, provided you make sure they are listed as oven safe. (Mine is good up to 350′f)

Due to the materials  they are made with, they are also pretty damn sturdy and hard to break, and you also can’t damage them by soaking them in water, which is also nice. You should not however cook on anything higher than a medium-high heat on them, whacking your heat up as far as you can with a ceramic pan is going to cause issues (it will cause issues with a lot of pans tbh, but you can generally get away with it for boiling water, just not in a ceramic pot), like breaking down the glaze quicker and ruining the non stick. You also should not take it from a hot stove and throw it in the sink right after cleaning. You really shouldn’t do that with any cooking utensil, but especially do not do it with ceramic as you might crack or even explode it. And no one wants that. 

Again, like stainless steel, not all ceramic pans are made equal and some will be made from cheap material/coated with an extra non stick layer to compensate for this, and they will break down faster/ruin your food, so keep that in mind if you do decide you want to look into them. Between the three, ceramic is in my experience the best, most easily maintained non stick without the health risks of teflon. It’ll also cost less in the long run, because you wont have to replace the pan as often as you would a teflon one.

I currently have the Green Pan Lima frying pans, which tbh I found a lot cheaper in an outlet mall than Amazon currently has it listed for, and I think Target might be selling them right now too for cheaper. It’s an excellent pan and I can get really crispy results with it due to how well it holds heat. I’ve also used it to bake with.

I have also used the Cuisinart ceramic range, which you can use metal on, but I sort of found the heat retention to be not as good as Green Pan Lima.

And then there’s also the Green Life range which tends to be cheaper and rather cute, even if it doesn’t feel quite as sturdy in my hands. (They currently have both the large and small pan on sale on Amazon for $30, which is pretty good)  I’ve got my eye on their ceramic bake ware sets though. I’m intrigued to see how they’d work out compared to my metal tins.

Anyway, I hope some of that was helpful for you, in weighing your options. Ultimately it’s about personal preference. I love all my pans, cast iron, stainless steel and ceramic, but it really depends on how much maintenance you are willing to put in, and how much you are willing to spend.

As for the rest of you, you now know more about cookware than you likely want to, but who knows, it might be useful for you one day :)

ib things i’ve learned so far

*** these are mostly for the full diploma program but they apply to any class i think, even if it’s not ib. but, if you’re not in the full DP program there will be a few irrelevant things

do your heckin’ homework

there will be times when you have massive amounts of homework and other times when you have very little work, but the bottom line is that either way you have to get it done. learn to prioritize your work and talk to your teachers about due dates. 

also do your heckin’ readings and ANNOTATE THEM!!!

i know reading can get tedious as f*** but one way to make them more interesting is to annotate. i expand on this more later but even if your teacher doesn’t tell you to, you should annotate the readings whether its english or science. interacting w/ the text is incredibly important. it helps you obtain more info and it’s also really helpful when you’re going back later on trying to remember why you highlighted or underlined something.

be open to discussion

i have not had one ib class where discussion isn’t a major part of the class. it’s not always a class grade, but i can guarantee you that discussion will help you with essays, worksheets, and pretty much everything else in ib. your own ideas will evolve as will your understanding of other perspectives, something that ib LOVES to see.

consider as many different perspectives as possible (within reason)

like i just said above, perspective in general is really important to all aspects of ib. try to consider cultural perspective as well as econocmic/class, location (rural/urban), anything else that isn’t your own perspective.

side note: i’m constantly worrying about being incorrect when considering other perspectives, but ib doesn’t care. all ib wants is to see that you’re able attempt to put aside your own biases and privileges to a certain extent and empathize with others. 

use some kind planning system

i know everyone says this but there are still a ridiculous number of people that i know that have no planning/organizational system. there are plenty of apps and different methods you can use to keep track of everything, which is especially important with ib. ib has tons of long term deadlines and projects and it’s really likely that that is how a lot of teachers will lay out their assignments. its crucial to have all of these dates SOMEWHERE. i don’t care if it’s in your bullet journal or the notes app in your phone, but just keep track of them. you also don’t want to be that person constantly asking everyone what’s due today

create your own deadlines

if you have an ia due in 2 weeks, give yourself mini goals and deadlines to keep yourself on track. a lot of ib is independent and self-guided, which means you have to be motivated. reward yourself when you accomplish your little goals and give yourself breaks, but also stay accountable.

*some extra little things that i’ve found helpful*

  • keep a list somewhere of basic reminders. with ib if there are nights where no work is assigned (for me at least), i can guarantee that there is a list of at least 5 things that i should be working on. i tend to remember these things at the most inconvenient times so it’s best if this is kept somewhere that can be easily accessible.
  • experiment!! ib is incredibly individualized compared to other high school classes, so take advantage of it!! in tok ias, math ias, the ee, and other things i can’t think of at the moment you basically get to choose your focus and that can be pretty much anything. take the opportunity to look into something you’re curious about, really interested in, or are considering studying in college.
  • don’t put cas on the back burner. just don’t. make some sort of schedule where you update it every other wednesday or every time you have a softball game. whatever it is, make it a priority. and, anything you can think of will probably work as a cas activity as long as you’re reflecting consistently and meaningfully.
  • create study groups with people in your classes. i genuinely have a groupchat for every ib class that i’m in.

that’s all i have for now, but i’ll keep compiling things like this if you’d guys like!! i’m going to try to be a lot more active and i can make posts/elaborate on any of the things i’ve mentioned above, please just shoot me a message!

xox annie

kim-seoeun  asked:

This isn't about art, but...I remember reading somewhere in response to some ask or something a long time ago that you were in the IB Program. I don't know if it works exactly the same way, depending on the area, but did you think it was worth it? I'm in the IB Program now, and it's okay, but it's pretty stressful and I had to switch schools to do it, so I have no friends, lol. Was it worth all the work? Did it get easier? Do you have any advice for managing it with school, sports, hobbies..?

In the end, IB was worth it. But to be honest I didnt feel like it was worth it until I hit college. The IB Program gave me a TON of college credits. So when I went, I didnt have to take any courses other than art at University. No math, science, history (other than an art history course). I was able to relax in college and do what I wanted. Illustration, book making, advertising, business, etc. 

In that way, it was extremely rewarding! IB also, I think, helped with my college applications a great deal. Although while I was in high school people were constantly asking me “if you want to be an artist, why are you in IB?” to which I usually just got angry, because artists can get a good education too, you know! 

I know it’s tough switching schools. When I joined IB I not only went to a new school, but had just moved to a new city too. And it utterly sucked. But in general, your fellow IB students will be smart, empathetic and it’s a close knit community inside of your high school. You’ll get to know the other students very well and make new friends. 

The classes were definitely tough (I am an awful test taker and if a subject doesnt interest me I have a terrible memory for facts), and for me at least, they didnt get easier but you do get used to the flow of the classes. By Senior year I was tired and I just wanted to focus on art and the math classes (i loved math) were getting ridiculously convoluted. But I do think it was worth it in the end, it made my life easier in college, where I really wanted my life to be easiest. 

I’m not sure if my answer was inspiring or demoralizing. But I don’t think you will regret plugging through the IB program, if you decide to stick with it! No knowledge earned is really ever a waste. 

It Started With...

Summary: Request: Doyoung Soulmate!AU, in which you really want to meet him, but accidentally panic when you do. College!AU

Idol: Doyoung of NCT

Word Count: 1182

Warnings: None

Before you had ever met your soulmate, he had made you laugh. Every time you looked at your wrist, where his first words to you were forever imprinted, you would laugh. Every time someone new came into your life and saw your wrist, they would question under what circumstances the two of you would meet.

Especially when you were younger, when his words made sense to no one since the trend wasn’t in then. His first words exactly?

“It’s not lit, fam.”

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“Il Volo” on Radio RTL102.5, on February 15th, 2017

Translation of the interview to Il volo, on Radio RTL102.5, on February 15th, 2017

With Federico Vespa and Federica Gentile. The program name is Protagonisti, which means Protagonists.

 I want to say some things first:

1-Federico Vespa is son of Bruno Vespa, the presenter that often hosted the boys on his TV program even before Sanremo, when they when mostly unknown in Italy;

2-Vespa is the surname, but in Italian it means “wasp”, but it’s also the name of a famous Italian brand of scooter.

3-…just so you know Gentile means kind. So the presenters name sounds for us like Federico Wasp and Federica Kind. (LOL)  She, Federica, is really a joyful person, I can’t write “laugh” every row but more or less you should imagine it.

4-If Piero seems a little sleepy here you should have seen him that morning, on Radio2 Social Club XD

5-they talk a little about Sanremo and I want to point out that Gian guessed the podium, writing on his twitter “not necessarily in this order: Ermal Meta –who came 3th- Fiorella Mannoia –who came 2th- and Francesco Gabbani –who came 1th” so he obviously likes all the three of them. He even post a good luck post for Alessio Bernabei, Bianca Atzei, and Ermal Meta, before the show.

6-Ignazio is a Big Sweet Grumpy Bear and I love him just the way he is XD

So, there are two microphone in studio, one for the two presenter, the other for the three boys.

FG: And “Protagonisti” start now, 9 minutes after 19:00  Generally we are in two, but today we are more… Here is Vespino [literally “Little Wasp”]

FV: Hi, Federica Gentile, but mostly-

FG: Hi to Il Volo!

GG: Ciao al volo. [it’s a joke: in Italy we use “al volo” to say that something is done fast. “ciao al volo” means more or less “fast greeting” but literally is “hi at flight”]

FG: Ciao al volo.…ok… Done.

FV: Hi youth

FG: so how are you, guys?

GG: good thanks


FG: Ignazio, Piero how are you?

IB: good


GG: always travelling-

FG: always on flight (=in Volo)

GG: exactly, always on flight

FV: you (three) live on airplane

GG: a little.

PB: (say something but doesn’t speak on the microphone, I couldn’t hear him)

GG: yea, you can do a lot of jokes… “The flight of the Wasp” [there is a musical piece called more or less “Il volo del calabrone” which means “The flight of the Hornet”]

FG: we have a lot of time to pass together so you (audience)  can asks questions or just write us on (contact) and meanwhile we are going to talk about this album that start as a live performance, than it become a CD, and now will be back at live performance, in a tour that is going to be hard

IB: there are s lot of date

FG: We are going to see them and we’ll listen to a lot of music

FV: yes and I think we should start with “Grande Amore”

FG: three years ago-

GG: Two. 2015

FG: yes, this year is the 3th Sanremo presented by Carlo Conti and you were in the first, winning it.

FV: yesterday it was two years

FG: that’s true. Grande Amore by Il Volo


FG: it was two years ago, but three Sanremo ago, because there have been other two winner since then.

GG: Gli Stadio and Gabbani

FG: Do you watch it, this year?

GG: yes, we …we…we…we…we

PB: we….we..we…we..we

GG: I’m sorry, I’m blabbing!

PB: buy a vowel [we had this TV program in which you had to guess some words and you could “buy” the letters]

GG: personally, I cheered  a lot for Ermal Meta [3th place]

FG: He was so good!

Meanwhile you see Ignazio doing something on the screens in front of them

GG: he is a friend and he’s so great!

FG: he is a great

IB: How can I watch the messages here?

GG: you have to touch this blue button here.

FG: there you go, he know it.

IB: ah! this blue one?

GG: it’s touch

IB: ok, stop it, there is the mouse too.

FG: So… Una Notte Magica!


GG: yes.

FG: then let’s start from the beginning. It’s been 26 years since that night, the Night of the Three Tenors concert. It was 25 years when you did the concert so it’s 26 now.

PB: Notte Magica it’s a tribute to our great idols. We decide to go on with this project just after the OK from the Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Josè Carreras. Now I explain how.

FG: of course.

PB: Placido Domingo was on stage with us and escorted us in this wonderful adventure conducting the orchestra and singing a song together-
FG: he is with you in the CD
PB: Yes. From Josè Carreras we received his “Good luck”. And above all there is the support of the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, thanks to Nicoletta Mantovani [Luciano’s widow]
FG: then you had the consent of all three, and obviously you launched into the adventure
IB (not into the microphone): there is someone that wants help to study Philosophy
FG: What? What do they write?
IB (into the microphone): There is this one who wants a help to study Philosophy …since Piero has the philosophical mood, with this glasses.
PB: Only the eyeglass
FG: the rest is not philosophical?
PB: Huh ….
FG: Ignazio, then you can give her a help!
IG: Me? Me and Philosophy (sign with his hand as if to say “that’s bullshit”)
FG: Out of three there is no one a little philosopher?
GG: Piero’s brother is the intellectual. Great scholar and a great mind. We sent each other some messages, because it was my birthday and he wish me-
FG: Auguri!
GG: Thank you. 22 years! …And I took advantage of it a little, I asked him tips. I bought the books: two by Schopenhauer …he told me… It’s not what you would call a light reading… rightly so. But I want to start! I am also reading a book by a French writer, a psychologist, is titled “Too smart to be happy”
FG: ooh! What a title!
GG: yes.
FG: This is a title that opens up a world
GG: opens a world, that’s right.
IB: I’m on the simple side. I go on the thriller. Michael Connelly whole my life.
FG: Beautiful! We are talking about the readings! Piero?
PB: Two days ago, Ignazio was also reading Mickey Mouse.
FG: from Mickey Mouse to Michael Connelly. It’s good.
IB: When  we are around we have a this rivalry. Because… what do we do? We read books on planes, and we compete to see who finishes first.
FG: what if someone is reading a book of 20 pages?!

IB: No, no, because they’re all like 400, 500 pages. For example, The Girl on the Train [by Paula Hawkins], Gianluca had read it and then made me get passionate about it. I read it in two days.
FG: Two days really?
GG: It is true! We were in Mexico. Two days, think about it!
FG: Gianluca how much time did you take instead?
GG: It took me some more.
IB: Just because if not [was fast], he would tell me the ending!
FV: I am embarrassed that the only time-
FG: that you read a book?
PV: no no! The only time I read fast it took 10-12 days to finish the book. They take two days.
FG: Because they have time while moving.
GG: oh yes. During flights! Twelve hours of flight: you can sleep, or watch a movie or read. For us it is easier.
FG: So for the next tour we can do an exchange: I’ll take Bruno (Bruno Vespa) and send Vespino with you, maybe it will be the time that he read.
FV: You know that they told me an amazing thing… That when they went to America with my father, he, my father, at 7 am went running in Central Park. If I had to go running in Central Park at 7am they had to call the coroner.
PB: There are some stories to tell about your father. But a big advice he gave us was “Guys read the newspaper every day”
FG: and did you?
PB: I like to read the newspaper in the morning-
IB: to me, it brings sadness.
FG: the news?
PB: I am obsessed with the news-
IB: But I think she has something to say..? (she Federica, had to send a song)
GG: But excuse me a moment, it is a normal thing to read the newspaper… It is, Isn’t it?
FG: I would say so! When we come back we are going to start from the newspaper, from the news, from Vespa-dad’s advice, but now let’s listen to “Nessun dorma”
GG: I recommend it especially if you are driving [it’s a joke: “nessun dorma” it’s an order that means “nobody sleep”]
FG laughs.
Nessun dorma

Back again. The boys changed places. Piero in the middle.
FG: “Nessun dorma” live, from the album Notte Magica, with Placido Domingo. It’s platino, isn’t it?
PB: no-
Ignazio looks puzzled at Piero, like to say “what are you saying?”
GG: yes, it’s platinum
PB: Platino Domingo [Placido – Platino…. Piero’s joke]
FG: laughs
GG: That’s unusual. After three months, platinum, an Opera album- [I think he meant a CD with Opera aria]
PB: It is not an Opera album, it’s a classical album with traditional songs… yes it still has three opera arias.
GG: and in any case a classic CD.
FG: and that get first place in the classic billboard chart, it is not small stuff.
PV: But may I ask when did you understand that you could do something no one else had done yet?

PB: Never.

FV: Seriously! To bring a musical genre, at this age is a genre so difficult to do, at this level…
PB: -start a letter but Ignazio stops him
IB: (to Piero) I’ll let you speak later. (to everyone) A bit we were chosen by this music. Because we started listening to it since little, and then, singing together, we saw that we all have three a voices that tends toward the tenor [Poor Gianluca! He doesn’t have a tenor voice], or better that tends toward the classical… so why don’t we do a tribute to the greatest? And, as Piero said, thanks to the contribution of Pavarotti Foundation and Placido Domingo, we did this project to remember those who have been…
FV: Masters
IB: Masters in music and even in life.
FV: Let’s say they always had it in them.

[sorry, have to point out that that morning, on Radio2 Social Club, Gianluca, instead, said that he doesn’t feel comfortable at all when they call him “tenor” or even “baritone”, cause he just feel like a “singer”]
FG: We want to say that behind all this there is always Michele Torpedine.
IB: eh yes!
PB: The idea was his.
FG: We salute him!
PB: Ciao Michael
FG: Hello Michael!
IB: in America they call him Michel Torpedine (read with English pronunciation, that sounds to us like Torpedain)
FG: Here, on the messages, I see a lot of people that write “I come to this concert” “I to that other”, a lot of people saying that they will be in London!
IB: Do you know that there will be a great friend of ours in London?
FG: Do we say who is he?
IB: riddle! Let’s do a riddle.
FG: I’m saying that he has several children: seven children!
PB: He is tall but, at the same time, short [sorry, it was “basso” and in Italian has a double meaning: “deep” like deep voice, but also “short”. Don’t know how translate it.]
IB: He has a beard, quite long-
PB: has no hair.
IB: has no hair!
PV: Hi’s nicknamed “the White Berry White”
PB (imitating the deep voice): Ladies and gentlemen, Mario Biondi.

PB: We will sing on May 23th at the Royal in London
FG: You have important locations… let’s start with the international ones.
GG (pulls out the list on the phone): we will start-
PB: You can’t say all the dates!
GG: I’m not going to tell them all. We will begin –[he does a short list]
FG: and now Pubblicità! [reclame]


back again. They changed the place again: Ignazio and Piero are near each other and Gian is more or less behind them in the middle.
FG: It’s 19:34, the guys are still here… they [the audience] are asking for dates. The date zero is?
PB: For the Italian tour the date-zero is in Roccaraso
FG: in Abruzzo… eh Gianluca, are you happy?
GG: yes. It was right. Giving support to our land, in this case mine, in this bad time… And we would also like to organize something, an event, to give a more targeted support… the project is still in an early stages but we are doing everything we can do to be able to help people in the center-Italy
FG: Rightly so. Roccaraso on May 3th!
PB: We have to say that Italy is giving us great satisfaction…
FG: You have doubled Roma! Two in Rome, on May 12th and 13th! In which one are we going to go? [RTL102.5 is partner of the tour] Both?!
PB: joking- The 15th
FG: laugh- We will take brooms and get busy [to clean after the two concerts]
FV: you fell in love with Taormina! Because you’ll do three concerts in Taormina!
PB: eh… three and half-
IB: three!
FG: Ooooh!
Il Volo: Nooo…
IB: Let’s say three!
PB: they were two, then three, now…
IB: Now let’s stay on three.
PV: One of them must have the woman in Taormina, that’s must be the reason.
FG: For now June 1th, 3th, 4th… for now.
IB: We are trying to do a concert for Piero’s relatives, which are many.
PB: And one for Ignazio’s relatives.
FG: Many here [on message] are saying “See you in Taormina”, so it’s going like hot cakes!
GG: Yes, it is going very well.
PB: It will be a tour a little heavy. We will travel daily between Italy and Europe-
FG: lots of books to read!
PB: -but we are ready, we get some rest in January and February.
FG: because before that you were travelling

GG: (excited) But think that this year we will go to places where we have never been!! Such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria… so not only France, Spain and England-
FV: But guys excuse me,  not to fall into banality, but how do you live the family?
IB: We can see our family when we want to see it. It is worse for those who are forced to seek work abroad and must be gone 3-4-5-6-7 months, or one year or two years. Away from family… that’s a situation…
FG: Do you know many like it?
IB: Yes.
GG: This is a country which, unfortunately, forced to leave the young minds [we know for sure that two of Gian’s friend are working abroad, one in USA and one in Dubai], this is a sad truth.
PB: I must say that I was surprised, it made me emotional, on this Sanremo festival, the interpretation by Ermal-Metal-
GG: softly laughing  Ermal-Meta, no Metal
PB: -when he sang “Amara terra mia” [which means “My bitter land”, on the evening dedicated to cover]
FG: It was very good!
PB: He has left us all…
IB: speechless.
FG: It is a song that today takes on yet another meaning.
PB: We are living it.
FV: Do you think he should had won?
surprised silence
PB: no, no.
FG: (to FV) leave the victories out of it!
GG: no, no, but I say: he’s my favorite!
FG: and this can be said!
GG: I say it! Ermal is… sure also Fiorella Mannoia, her song was beautiful-
IB: and Gabbani instead, no?
GG: no, no! I’m not saying this! Gabbani is innovative, fun, absolutely revolutionary: he deserved it! Absolutely! It’s just that everyone has his preferences, his tastes.
FG: and do you know which international artist came back these days… you find it written there… First we said [about Mario Biondi] he has a lot of children, instead he has a lot of machines…
Chorus: Jamiroquai!
FG: Do you know him? [IDK who are they talking about… maybe Jay Kay?]
IB: No, not him.
GG: (joking) Sure, we sang Granada with him.
song by Jamiroquai
and news on traffics

Back again. In studio there are only Gianluca and Federica
FG: Here we are, back with Il Volo, with Gianluca… you do not care about traffics, because you have not the driving license.
GG: no I have not take my license, I’m ashamed because I’m 22..and this is something that can’t be heard! [it’a a way of saying that “to horrible to be heard”]
FG: Well for each his times! You make someone drive you around in the meantime?
GG: That… yes… I have many drivers [his parents and friend LOL]
FG: laugh- but now: Reclame!

GG: Reclame!


Back again. They are all back. Gianluca in the middle, Piero and Ignazio at his sides
FG: welcome back! It’s 19:52 and the boy’s are reading yours messages [she give the contacts].
FV: Boys, recently you have been involved in controversies related to social, we don’t want remember… but before you [“tu” like one of them, idk who] told me that social  should be used differently. That you find out that, unfortunately, there is so many haters in socials, instead they should have a different function… somehow this is what upsets you more..
PB: Right now we are experiencing a very special time, because there are many haters on social. They were born to keep in touch with relatives and friends not seen for a lifetime, but now they have changed a bit. But I do not take it bad when they write badly to me on social, because I think it’s all fake-
FG: the nice stuff and the ugly one?
PB: no, no: the insult. Because if when you accuse me or offend me, if when we meet in private you tell me what you think then you are coherent and so I believe in what you’re telling me. If not… In fact I do not waste time reading the negative comments.
FV: But you said that sometimes the person who insults you on social then, on the street, do selfies with you-
PB: Yes! They write “I hate you!” or “You must do this, not do this” “you suck!” and then at the airport they asks a selfie with you.
FG: (sarcastic) how nice.
GG: Social are  also made of this.
FG: Here,  instead they claim you, take notes, from Puglia…. They are asking you to come in Puglia-
GG: on vacation.
PB: no, maybe a concert-
IB: If I get there I want the Taralli (food from Puglia)
FG: Good! You are right!
PB: Ignazio, you are on diet!
IB: dietary taralli then, please…. vegans.
FG: sounds amazing. Then they are calling you from Belgium and… wait that I read -
IB: Poland!
FG: Poland!
GG: ah! I heard Bologna [Poland in Italian is Polonia, which sounds a little like Bologna]
IB: Poland!
FG: What can you do with Poland?
GG: We’ll go there… at the end of June I think.
FG: oh so, they are coming, you see! Now, boys, before you said something about Dad Bruno [Bruno Vespa, dad of Federico Vespa, the presenter]
FV: and you have to talk about it!
FG: here we have the Vespino, but with Vespone you went far away [-ino is used to say “little” –one is used to say “big”]
IB: Do you know that I am a lover of Vespa? [Vespa the famous Italian brand of scooter]
FV: seriously?
IB: I like them a lot! I have a 50special and 125 PX
FV: ah you are talking about  those vintage ones. They are cool.
PB: (to Ignazio) the questions was another…
GG: it was a nice experience.
FV: Where do you brought my father the evening?
GG: We have been these 2-3 days in New York to record this special, which was aired after Sanremo… we met Woody Allen… We had dinner at Le Cirque in New York with him, with Bruno, your father…
FV: Has he brought you to enjoy wine?
GG: For sure.

IB: we also have this in common
GG: eh,  we can be proud of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo-
IB: Maria! Each time he advertise Abruzzo!
GG: Sorry, I love my land.
FG: That’s perfect, then, we just talked about wine, and so… Libiamo…i calici [from Traviata, it means more or less “let’s drink our glasses”]
GG: perfect.
FG: it is. A toast! Go with Traviata

Back again
FG: while the disc was on they sing it for us a little!
IB: only sung
FG: only sung… if you want we can even dance it.
Ignazio facepalm
FG: quit –laugh- Okay now let’s go with the news, but stay tuned because until the beginning of the game they will be here with us! [there was a football match after this]
IB: ah! Because tonight… Can I talk now?
GG: there is no time.
FG: After!
IB: After.
FG: stay tuned!

Back in the studio there are only the conductors and Ignazio.
FG: Ignatius, was singing the jingle[the jingle of Radio RTL102.5]
FV: has remained only him the other two-
IB: eliminated.
FV: we bet them [idk how translate it: “ce li siamo giocati” it’s a way of saying that you lost them on a bet like you lost money]… come here, come here, come in, if you want! (to someone outside the study that you can’t see… for now)
FG: They boys of Il Volo today at RTL102.5 (contacts) now complete again!

Gianluca and Piero enter
FG: but now we must start “Canzone per te”, but do not worry, cause  we’ll start the talk just after that.

FV: I was talking and I was wondering, how great are the musical limits of this country? Because this group has been known first abroad and then in Italy. Instead of starting from Italy, they ended up in Italy.
IB: Always better late than never!
GG: but it’s an understandable thing. Ours was a success [he saidsuccess” making quotation-marks with his fingers, a way for saying that the word is maybe not the most correct] made after a children’s program, it was not even been released a single. We start, as many can remembered, with “’O sole mio”, so it was a more classic things more…. also funny because we were little, a bit clumsy a little funny-
PB: No, we were three losers!
FV: But they are an example of young minds that go away, that we talked before-
FG: but then they come back!
FV: then they come back! Came back as winners.
GG: We wanted to… Let’s say that after Sanremo a lot has changed, because we wanted, above all, a new song… Grande amore. (joking) Cause if we go on with the cover they’ll come to an end.

Ignazio looks like he want to say something but stops

GG: So it’s normal that we have to expand our repertoire also with our songs, unreleased, and we are working on a new album-
FG: Ooooh! attention! When will it get out? 2018?
PB: when it’s ready.
GG: we are always working.
IB: however it must be said that the notes are always just seven.

PB: I wanted to tell to Federico, not because you are here in front of us, that before Sanremo the person who helped us, and contributed to our success in Italy, was your father, Bruno. Bruno Vespa believed in us at the beginning, when we did concerts only in America and South America, and nothing in Italy. After the four hosted we did in “Porta a Porta” (Bruno Vespa’s TV program) we started with a small Italian tour… in Taormina and then 5-6 dates.
FV: He really fell in love.
PB: eh, in fact in New York, with Bruno, we made so many things…
FV: ah!
FG: Helicopter!
FV: Helicopter?
FG: (to FV) Don’t you know? (to the boys) Tell him then!
PB: Don’t you know about your father?
FV: He never tell me details
IB: He has contacted a policeman there, that was a helicopter driver, and made us go around a zone of Manahattan -
FG: no fly zone
IB: -where commercial helicopters can’t go.
PB: (joking) But can we say it? It was legal?
IB: Of course! We had permits and everything in order!
FG: In fact, there is also some video.
IB: It was beautiful and exciting. We flew above Ground Zero, where there were the Twin Towers…. the pools-
GG: (low voice) Don’t call them the pools…
FG: Anyway Dad Vespa is funny, isn’t he?
PB: He is
GG: and he is from Abruzzo!

FV: and yes, even he is very attached to his land. But he often told me how in love with these guys he was. Because they make a music that he likes very much.
PB: And also, your father, when you talk about Opera, is to attention!
FG: he is a buongustaio [“someone with good taste” but in refer to food]. Let’s go with “Granada”? Who  presents it?
PB: Ladies… no, in Italian: signore-
GG: or in Spanish
IB: but we have 20 seconds!
FG: bravo! look there!
PB: from our new album, a tribute to the three tenors-
FG: of which you can see the cover (she shows it)
PB: a tribute to the three tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo e Josè Carreras…. Uhm… in ten seconds-
IB: (sarcastic) You can work on radio.
FG: (sarcastic) true, isn’t?
PB: you’ll start listening to Granada….

Back Again!
FG: Nobody sing the last acute?
PB: you
IB (reads a message): “Hello guys I’ll see you in Rome, Verona and Naples”. Have you done a subscription?
FG: Who have bought more than one ticket?
PB: there are some fans who have taken all tickets!
FG: then remember (other dates)
FV (read): “Ignazio, you’re beautiful”, tells you Roberta
PB: Roberta is a half an hour that is writing you
FV: greets her!
IB: hello Robertina!
GG: (joking) Roberta, change your glasses!
IB: …idiot. (he get grumpy! little Grumpy funny Bear!)
FV: Since the 80-70 percent of the messages are from females… How are you with women? Do you have fun, do you have stable relationships?
All: Ehm, eh? (Like pretending to not understand)
FG: laugh
FV: oh well he (pointing Ignazio), I know is half married
PB: (sarcastic) eh, married and with daughters and grandchildren.
IB: (grumpy) I have a child: I have a dog!
FV: nice! What breed?

IB: Is a black cocker spaniel
FG: cute!
PB: (sarcastic) I so love that dog
IB: He is allergic to dogs and can’t see it. I’ll show you a video!
GG: (a little out from the microphone) Do you know what’s the beautiful thing about a friendship-
FG: Turn the microphone otherwise we can’t hear you
GG: With dear friends, when-
Ignazio comes close to the conductors with the phone
FG: What a cutie… maybe they can see it with cameras…
GG: Can you take it with the cameras?
Ignazio looks around like “where?”
GG: and those in the car, they can’t watch Ignazio’s beautiful dog…. Well imagine it, it’s a black cocker…
FG to GG: We were talking about the nice things with friendships
GG: That between friends when one… for example, before I was joking but Ignazio-
Ignazio get closer again to Federica with the phone
GG: (perplex) Ignazio what are you doing now?
IB: Go on speaking, you are talking for yourself!
GG: ok, let’s talk about something else.
FG: no, no!
GG: no, no! It’s ok!
FG: Today is the day of singles
GG: ah, yes, San Faustino.
IB: (looking at Piero) Piero …
FG: Who celebrates it?
The conductors and Piero raise their hands
FG: Ooh! Only Piero raised his hand…(look at Gian)
GG: these are private things… I don’t want… it’s not the right time…
FG: laughs
FV: Even he doesn’t know! One of those situations where even you don’t know where you are.
IB: Can I come near you with the microphone? They are selfish.
He moves but actually,  Federico Vespa has to step back from the microphone.
FG: Come here, you. …Gianluca, what were we saying before we  interrupted you with pictures of Ignazio’s dog?
GG: That the beauty side in a friendship is that you can get along with everything, you never take anything as an offense. Cause you know that in a friendship stuff are means are jokes! And we are been together since eight years-
PB: and he is saying it now!
FG: and it’s recorded! Do you know (to Gian) that you are recorded?
GG: eh, because sometimes people feel offended easily here…
FG: Ooh, and who is that feels offended most easily?
GG: Ignazio. That’s why I said it. Ignazio is like this..
FG: (to Ignazio) You are like that?
IB: (grumpy) … no…
GG: uh, uh. Ignazio is touchy.
FG: he’s grunting a little
PB: cause he’s angry [I think he feels offended for Gian’s joke, but Little bear how can you believe that he was serious? He write row after row in that autobiographic book about how he noticed you from the start and how amazing you are…. Can’t you see you are beautiful?]
IB: Is that I let it pass 1 time, 2 times, 3 times, then stop.
FG: ha, and with a Sicilian accent! But who is the one who makes more jokes?
Pero and Gian are looking at Ignazio

FG: always him!
IB: You look, the situation here is… we are a bit strange  the three of us. Because there are the three of us, with Barbara, our tour manager-
PB: Road manager
IB: -road manager, and in practice we are always around alone, so we have to entertain each other in some way, we make jokes at each other.
PB: many

FG: Like what? The last one you made.
IB and PB: ehhh. Boh!
PB: Who remembers it? A little while ago… boh
FG: Tonight then
PB: I have one ready for tonight!
FV: I think he is it! [that makes more jokes, I suppose]
IB: in any case I wanted to say one thing. I’m a great sportsman. I love all sports… I’m Juventino, hate me, but that’s what I am. But I sympathize for many teams-
GG: Napoli!
IB: -not in campionato!! but tonight, in the champion league, W Napoli! Because Italian teams must go on in champions league, and not just in campionato.
GG: It’s nice to be great fans but even better is to have a great sporting attitude! This is the most important thing. And (getting angry)  don’t fight for the football teams! What’s the use of it?!
FV: Oh, yes, that’s really true.
FG: Bravo.
GG: What’s the use of it?! At Pescara something ugly happened to Sebastiani, president of Pescara Calcio [someone burned his car in the garden]… This things make me so angry!
FG: Rightly so, and you are right to say it.
GG: There are suffering people, who die, and then you burn the cars. Really…
FV: and in Foggia someone fired a shot… we have mental illnesses!
GG: It must be mental illness.
PB: I am sure that the problem in Italy would end if it would suspend- [IDK how to translate this: there is a horrible grammatical error here. He said “si risolverebbe se si sospenderebbe” instead of “si risolverebbe se si sospendesse” the tense should be congiuntivo but he got it wrong]
GG: sospendesse! sospendesse! Sos-pen-des-se!
Laughs [he is doing a little imitation here, of an Italian critic… read below]
PB: -if you suspend the championship for two months. This could resolve some things in Italy.
GG: You do as Bernabei… at Sanremo he said “se vorrei” [another grammatical error. Don’t get angry, Bernabei’s fans, Gian has often show his support to Bernabi, even Piero didn’t get angry)
FG: it’s the emotion
GG: it’s the emotion. He don’t do many mistakes. Even because his brother made certain lessons to him!
IB: Sgarbi, I give you the opportunity to scold him! , I tell you that you can do it here [Sgarbi is the critic who heavily and unjustifiably offended the guys on the web, with foul language and fake news, and behind who, sadly, went a lot of people, raising a fuss out of proportion. One of his habits, for which he is famous, is to repeat the same word over and over again –even 13 times on repeat]
FG: Poor Piero! We break the discussion with reclame, so in the meantime we can study a bit! And we’ll continue to chat with Il Volo, waiting for the game tonight Real Madrid-Naples!

Back again. In studio disappeared Piero, Ignazio has moved back near Gianluca.
FG: It’s almost closed this appointment because soon we will give the line to the game… but there it comes Piero with a basket, a composition of red roses and other flowers …?
PB: I received this…
FG: Just now, at the RTL venue.
PB: Yes. (he take out the note and read it out loud) “Roses and tulips, flowers so different linked by the same simple and intense meaning. I will not tell you who I am, because if you ever want to know it you  just have to ask. I would just like to know that these flowers haven’t traveled for nothing, perhaps through social" (Piero raises the flowers to the camera). I’m showing it to you through RTL… Thanks, I do not know who you are…
GG: Maybe it’s also a beautiful girl, and then you are set
PB: that’s all you think about.
GG: I? No! You! For you! I was talking for you.
PB: (watching the camera) I send you a kiss wherever and whoever you are.
FG: Is even more beautiful that they are anonymous
GG: yes.
PB: ….interesting
FG: It leave you with the doubt “Who sent them?”
GG: exactly

IB: It can be love at first blunder [it’s a joke take from a title of a movie: “amore a prima svista” instead of “a prima vista”, because “a prima vista” means “a first sight” and “svista” means “blunder”]
FG: If I get a bunch of anonymous flower-
FV: I would be quite curious
FG: -until I could reveal the sender. Soon we’ll have to say goodbye, should we remember the date of the tour?
PB: and that RTL will accompany us throughout the tour
FG: (again: dates)
IB: and then there will be more surprises about which we will keep you updated.
PB: follow us on social and we will keep you updated.
FG: also those of RTL partner of your tour and so, we will follow you closely. And then there will be the new album…
PB: and when it will be ready you will be the first to know it.
FG: Can we greet an exceptional fan?
GG: Greet our biggest fans, who is active on social like a fifteen years old… it is grandma Maura! A round of applause for grandma Maura!
FV: great woman.
FG: applause for grandma Maura who will come to see you around the Italy.
Piero goes away and everyone looks towards the door
FV: she embodies youthfulness!
Enter Grandma Maura accompanied by Piero
GG: Here she is!
GM: Hello, hello!
FG: grandma Maura, 86 years!
PB: (joking) president ad honorem of our fan club
GG: (embracing the lady) Do you wants to say something?
GM: You are  making sure that half the world hate me! I can think of just that… I greet all my friends, and I say that tonight I was lucky.
FG: Bye to grandma Maura!
GM: (sends a kiss) Bye
IB: (shouting) BECAUSE I’M ME, AND YOU-
Laughter, with the grandma making a shushing-sign
[In reference of the fact that the lady said that she was lucky to meet them: Sgarbi is also famous for this mantra of his “I’m me, and you are just shit!” used to say that he can do everything and other can’t. Literally is “tu non sei un cazzo” more or less “you are not even a dick”].
Grandma Maura gets out.
FG: She knows everything! She knows everything about Il Volo!
PB: (impressed) she made three floors without lift
FG: She is great!
PV: She is also opening a door that weighs ten kilos.

FG: And she was telling us that she bought the ticket for the date of Verona in July of last year!
IB: She was also telling us that she got her driving license in 1955 (looks at Gianluca)
Laughter, also of Gian
IB: For Gianluca 55 are the years that must pass before he take the license.
FG: Thanks guys! Thanks Piero, Ignazio, Gianluca, we will meet again on stages, around the world, and here when you want to! on RTL 102.5
IB: Thanks we look forward to meet you on tour.
Some Goodbye and some W Naples (which lost the match!)


And this is it guys! Sorry for my mistakes.

You can find the video here:

There is also a video on instagram made by Piero, on instastory, in which you can see Ignazio asking to Grandma Maura if Gianluca would ever get a driving license, and she said to Gian “I’ve a Grandson of your age and even he doesn’t have it… I think you to are the only ones” LOL!!

Also…someone please make our Grumpy Sweet Bear realize that Gian is just one of the great lot that get big heart-eyes for him.

daedriclys  asked:

Have you done a kuroo x readers first time yet? If so, could I just have some overall hc of kuroo or maybe a scenario where he's being ignored and trys his best to get her attention again? I'm down for litteraly anything kuroo....or Lev....or tsukki

Kuroo’s first time:
“__, call me helicase…”
“‘Cause I really wanna unzip your genes.”
Kuroo rested his head down in between the dip of her hips, idly watching her facial expression go sour.
“Tetsurou, that was so bad.” She snorted, propping herself up on her elbows.
“Oh c’mon, it wasn’t that bad.”
“It was so bad you didn’t just turn me off, but you managed to destroy my entire reproductive system. I can feel my uterus failing by the second.” Kuroo couldn’t help but laugh, rolling his eyes at his girlfriend’s words. He knew she was lying through, her red cheeks contradicting her subtle poker face.
“Oh please, I know you want me.”
“I want you as much as a muscle wants lactic acid.”
“Now that’s just mean!” Kuroo snorted, lifting up the hem of her shirt and pressing a soft kiss to her stomach. She smiled at him, her fingers finding their way into his hair and pushing his bangs back. He pressed another kiss and, without warning, blew against her stomach, hard. She screeched, arching her back and attempting to slide away.
“You’re seriously giving me a raspberry right now?”
“Oh yeah baby, you like that?” He cooed, mock seductively. She giggled, covering her mouth with her free hand. His hands gripped onto her hips to keep her down on the bed as he blew another raspberry against her stomach. Her shrill giggles caused him to laugh himself, breaking his blowing for a moment or two. “You like that, huh?”
He continued to watch her with a silly smile. A fond swelling erupted in his chest just watching her, and he swore in that moment he’s never loved anyone more. He took his hands off of her hips, placing them by her head and pulling himself up on her body. He met her face to face, and lowered himself onto his forearms to kiss her lips softly.
“I love you…” He muttered through a broken kiss, lowering one of his arms to grab her hand and interlace her fingers with his.
“I love you too, Tetsurou.” She replied as she dipped out of the kiss. They kept kissing, his hand slipping away from hers and returning to the hem of her shirt. He tugged at the fabric, fumbling awkwardly as he pulled it over her head and onto the floor. She giggled, sitting up and grabbing his own shirt and pulling it off a little more deftly than he did hers.
“God, I can’t even get your shirt off without struggling, how am I gonna manage this thing?” He snorted, fumbling with one of her bra straps between his index finger and thumb. “You might as well put a rubix cube on the back of that thing, goddamn.”
“You’re an IB chemistry student yet you don’t know how to take apart some clasps?” She teased.
“Honestly, yeah. I’ll deconstruct an atom before I learn how to undo this.” He shrugged, leaning back into her and kissing the junction between her neck and shoulder. He rolled his hips against hers experimentally, and when she sighed in content, he continued. She leaned backwards, unclasping her bra and letting it fall off of her. He went red in the face, his eyes following it as she threw it on the floor.
“Goddamn…” He muttered, becoming captivated in her naked chest. “Can you tell I’m a virgin?” He laughed awkwardly.
“Oh don’t worry Tetsurou, we’re all virgins here…” She sniffled. “Just wait until I see your dick. I’ll cry.”
Kuroo laughed, placing his hands on her bare back and tracing comfortable circles into her shoulder blades.
“You wanna take your pants off for me?” He muttered, the words making his cheeks flare redder.
“What happened to wanting to unzip my genes?”
“Oh, yeah. Forgot about that.” He ran his fingers along her torso and down to the button on her jeans. “Actually, I can’t do this. Please help me.”
With a nervous laugh she slid off his lap, and pulled off her jeans, her hands evidently shaking. She was getting nervous now, he could tell. No matter how sarcastic or aloof she acted, he could see straight through whatever facade she put up against him.
“It’s ok to be nervous, __.” He muttered, kicking off his joggers easily. “I’m so nervous I could vomit.”
“Ok, please don’t.” She stared at him with wide eyes, sitting across from him with crossed legs.
“I won’t. I just want you to be comfortable, okay? We don’t have to do this if you aren’t ready…” He sighed. “It was an honor just to see your boobs, to be honest.”
With that she broke out laughing again, more out of nervousness than hilarity.
“Tetsurou, I love you.”
“I love you too, __.”
The next turn of events had Kuroo’s heart pounding. She pulled off her underwear daintily, although she kept her legs shut. He looked upon her for a moment and licked his lips, his eyes darting between her body and his. He got lost in his thoughts, coming back from them when his eyes met hers.
“Yeah um…” He stuttered, grabbing the condom from the nightstand and fumbling with its package. “I’m really nervous, if you can’t tell.”
“Are you gonna vomit?”
“Your words, not mine.”
“Oh, yeah, right…” He trailed off again, staring at the elastic band of his boxers. “Here goes nothing…” He pulled them down quickly, like he was ripping a bandage. He sighed down at his crotch, hesitantly meeting her eyes. She looked down at his dick, then up to his eyes, then back down to his dick.
“Kuroo Tetsurou, you are going to kill me with that thing.”
“Wait, can that really happen?”
“No, no, but…” She sighed, covering her face with her hands. “It’s scary, Tetsurou…”
“Do you wanna stop?” He suggested.
“No, I definitely do not want to stop, it’s just that…I’m scared.” She sniffled. “Can I get a hug?”
Kuroo smiled setting the condom down on the bed and shuffling over to her. He scooped her up into his arms, letting her nuzzle into the crook of his neck.
“I’ll try not to hurt you, okay?”
“Damn, you better not hurt me.” She slid away from him, eyeing him up and down and nodded. His smile never faltered as he slipped the condom on, watching her as she crawled on top of his lap.
“Do you mind if we do it this way?” She inquired, her eyes never meeting his. She was beet red, her focus solely on his thighs.
“Whatever makes you comfortable, baby.”
She nodded, gathering up the courage to lift herself up and settle on the tip of his erection.
“Fuck…” She whispered into his ear as she lowered herself a bit lower. “Tetsurou, just slam into me. I think its gonna hurt more if I sit here for three hours trying to do it myself.”
“You sure?”
“I’m sure.”
Kuroo sighed, grabbing a hold of her hips with trembling hands.
“Ok…” He mumbled. “Three… two… one… blast off!”
He pulled her down as quick as her body would let him, and when her hips collided with his, she stared at him with wide eyes, her mouth utterly agape.
“Holy shit, fuck, heck…“ She hissed, leaning her head against his shoulder. “I don’t know if I should be complaining about how bad it hurts or how upset I am that I’m losing my virginity to a guy who said ‘three two one blast off’ as he put his dick in me.” She whined, regaining her composure as she looked him in the eyes.
“I know I’ve said this a lot today but I really love you, Tetsurou.”
“Enough to forgive me for saying ‘three two one blast off’?”
“Enough to forgive you for anything.”
They sat in silence for a moment, the cautious grinding of her hips bubbling up a warm feeling inside of him. Slowly, slowly, she brought herself up on her knees, then lowered herself back down. She started at a steady pace, Kuroo’s hips bucking up to meet hers. Her face was convulsed, out of pain or pleasure, he didn’t know. She was completely focused in her movements, and nothing else. Her hands were tight on his shoulders, using his body as a crutch for hr movements.
“Am I doing ok?” She pondered, getting used to her steady pace and increasingly picking up her speed.
“You’re doing…” Kuroo wasn’t used to the new wave of pleasure that ran over him, and involuntarily, he moaned. His bit his lip bashfully and nodded. “Wonderful…”
“I can’t tell if I hate the feeling of this or love it.” She breathed. “I’m gonna say both.”
They fell into another drawn out segment of silence, the only noises in the room were her soft moans, his groans, and the whirring of the furnace.
His eyes never left hers as they continued, their heavy breathing in sync. He leaned forward and kissed her neck, making her jolt, suddenly. She sighed, leaning into him as her hips never faltered. He left a bruising trail from one collarbone to the other, then kissed her pulse softly.
“__, you’re the only person on earth who will ever make me feel this way.”
“Oh yeah?”
“Mm…” He moaned out, his hips stuttering as he jerked forward a bit, a louder moan then escaping him.
“God, __…” He panted, his fist balling into her hair. “I… I just…” He whined again, a little quieter this time. “You just made me…”
Kuroo sat there for a little while longer, watching as she came to a high of her own, her reddened cheeks growing redder as she chanted his name like a prayer, her hips slowly coming to a stop.
“Did we just?”
“We totally just…”
“And I didn’t die?”
“Me neither?”
“Holy fuck.”
Kuroo laughed, glancing down at their hips.
“I might just cry, __.” He exhaled, running a hand through sweaty hair. His eyes met hers again, and he had to bite down on his lip to hold back something.
“Babe, you know what?”
“You must be RNA, cause you really help me uncoil.”
“Really, Tetsurou!”

No okay this isn’t funny. If you do this, you’re actually an asshole.

First of all, your entitled ass doesn’t get to decide whether or not you think someone “needs” skim/non-fat milk. That is the customer’s choice, and you respect that whether your high and mighty ego likes it or not.

Second of all, I don’t get “skinny” because I want to be thin. I get it because I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and I have basically since I was born. You know what happens when I drink full cream milk? Stomach cramps - and not just average stomach pain cramps. I FEEL the pain from INSIDE. Ever felt a stabbing pain from inside your gut? It’s excruciating, and most of the time I am hobbled over because I cannot walk.

Even if I didn’t have IBS, YOU DON’T DO THIS. It’s beyond douchebag-y, and it shows how much of an entitled ass you are. Get off your high horse and if you ever gave me full-cream milk (and I know), I will ensure I stand next to you while the cramping and agony you have caused me passes via a gas that would rival a smoke bomb. I have no shame admitting that.

What its like to be in your early 20′s with a chronic illness

Or in my case, multiple chronic illnesses.
1. Drinking: hahahahahahaha not with that medication babe. And if you can at all, very lightly. 

2. Going out: It depends on what the plans are, either way be prepared to cancel last minute and fear all of your friends hate you. Oh and if its for food, be prepared to have a massive anxiety attack about what you can/can’t each. Oh and if your intestines are going to explode in the middle of dinner.

3. Relationships: Constant fear that they are going to leave you because you are “always sick” “you never feel good”. Dates will be rare. Sex will be rare.

4. Sleep: You ALWAYS want it. Sometimes you lay there in agonizing pain and can’t seem to sleep. Sometimes you can’t wake up. Just depends on the day.

Through all of the good and bad days you have to grit your teeth and push through. You go to work when you want to stay home and rest your joints. You go to class, even though you have to get up every five minutes and puke. You try your hardest to have/keep conversations with people, even though you are jealous of their adventures and “spending money”. You choose which medication and which doctor bill you can afford out of your paycheck. You laugh, and tell everyone “yeah yeah one day I will have kids.” When you know your own medical conditions (and the fear of passing it on) will prevent that completely. Plus who would want to marry someone that was “always sick”.

anonymous asked:

sorry to bug,, but would you know any sad/calm music to listen to? (for being down in the blues or even to listen on rainy days)

i listen to a lot of video game OSTs when im feeling down tbh, two of my favorites are the “Ib” game soundtrack and “Witch’s House” soundtrack

aside from these, a couple songs that i listen to when im down are:

  • northern downpour (patd)
  • lead me out of the dark (crown the empire)
  • details in the fabric (jason mraz)
  • special death (mirah)
  • impossible year (patd)
  • im low on gas and you need a jacket **alternate version (ptv)
  • wonderless (ptv)
  • sorry (sleeping with sirens)
  • addict with a pen (21p)
  • young and beautiful (lana del rey)
  • stay away from my friends (ptv)

-mod v

  1. We nerds will rule the land, because you cannot kill what already has no life.
  2. Only in IB can you bullshit a 10 page commentary on a poem less than 10 words. 
  3. IB- The day I ditched school for homework. 
  4. IB - the best condom in the world.
  5. IB- When you decide to laminate your review sheet to study in the shower.
  6. You know you are in IB when you actually laugh at these quotes.
  7. You know you’re in IB when you procrastinate by doing “less important” homework.
  8. Writing a TOK essay is like being constipated. It hurts like hell and you produce crap very slowly.
  9. IB pickup line:
    Baby, I’ll treat you like my homework. I’ll slam you on the table and do you all night long. 
  10. Rebel: Sneaks out/in of their house when they’re supposed to be sleeping.
    IB Rebel: Sneaks around own house to print homework when they’re supposed to be sleeping.
  11. How do you even have time to read this ?
  12. Student: So I was wondering… Why aren’t we allowed to take five HL classes?
    IB Coordinator: Because it looks bad for the IB program when students commit suicide.
  13. In IB we don’t believe in miracles… We rely on them!
  14. We you’re in IB the phrase “I got five hours of action last night” means something completely different.
  15. You know you’re IB when you spend more time editing a paper than writing it because you’re over the word count.
  16. If you think you’re doing the IB, you’re wrong. The IB’s doing you.
  17. If you are on this site since 5 minutes, you took your break for the week!
  18. IB puts the “pro” in procrastination.
  19. You know your in the IB if your school has this traffic sign posted in the parking lot.
    Caution: Kids might throw themselves in front of your car.
  20. Only IB gives you true protection from the sun’s UV rays…Welcome to summer assignments.
5 Tips to Staying Focused While Studying

1. Turn your phone off

Phones can be EXTREMELY distracting and completely shutting it off and putting it away will help alleviate this distraction a bit. Your future is more important than how many likes you got on that post ;)

2. Reward yourself

After you finish a certain amount reward yourself with a mini break or with some food.


Caffeine can help you stay alert and focused on whatever your doing. It will hopefully help you stay awake when your feeling a bit sleepy and need to study, but don’t drink too much!

4. Find a quiet place

Family and friends can hinder your focus so find a place where you can hide from these distractions. Lock your bedroom door or go to a library, whatever place you know that you will stay focused.

5. Stay motivated

Remember why you are working so hard and the goals you want to achieve. Think of all the benefits you will receive through your hard work and devotion :)