#Studying (No, I’m not joking. I’m actually writing my #publishing #essay about #SnowWhite)
So, it’s official: after 3 years I will have a proper holiday this august. Boyfriend and I decided to go to Sicily, where my family comes from.
It will be special. I can feel it.
There will be a lot of sun, and I’ll lay down on the sand enjoying the heat. I can’t wait for the sound of the waves, and the tanned skin. I miss that feeling, when your skin is burning and you dip yourself into the…
When we used to love each other. I read this sentence and these words, these exact words, get deep into my gut. I don’t even know why I get so sad.
I think of the only person I truly loved before the man who stands by me now. We were friends. It was deep and crazy and we loved each other in a silly way. We didn’t have the right measures. We took stupid decisions. At one point it was almost…
"Where there is power, there is resistance".
I’m expecting this essay to be a very good one!
ou should know that I am very proactive. And curious. And excited. You should know every new thing I come across becomes a new interest. Sometimes, that represents a real big problem. Like that time when I decided my “new thing” was becoming a contortionist…
I came across a video camera the first time one month ago. My Media Production lecturer assigned us a group work: shooting and editing a 2 minutes video. That’s how I decided to talk about Ziferblat, a creative co-working space – as the sign says. I came across this place few days before during my research of nice places to go in London. I was looking for something different. We are in London, at the end of the day. Where should I find different places if not here?
Ziferblat is a place where everyone can feel at home. That’s what Ziferblat says about itself. It’s like a dream. In this place you go and pay for the time you spend there. It’s 5p per minute. In return, you can drink as much tea and coffee as you want. You can bring some food and share it with others. You can play the piano, read a book, study, work. And wash your own mug. It’s really like a home.
My crew and I went there on a Thursday evening. Inexpert filmmakers, we found a busy place. Jona – who I was emailing before showing up on that evening – welcomed us and explained how it works: you sign yourself on a paper, putting your name and the time you come in; grab a clock and just enjoy yourself.
We enjoyed every single moment there. There is this atmosphere which is hard to explain. It’s like going to an old friend’s house – a house you know very well – and meeting other old friends. You can go to the kitchen and open the fridge. You can dance, if you feel like; or make jokes. Just feeling free to be yourself. And that’s why this place is so special. London is full of places where you need to apply specific behaviours. The only rule in Ziferblat is to be yourself, always respecting the others.
I guess is about the amazing people working there too. Jona helped us a lot and shared stories and jokes with us. We had a lot of fun – and I learnt from him a lot of clues about film making. But, most important, I had the chance to be who I am: a curious, clumsy, funny young woman who just wants to explore the world and share.
It’s hard to describe Ziferblat in few words. Someone called it “pay-per-minute-café”, but I think there’s much more than that. It’s like a house. I would see it as a safe place to go when you need a break.
Unfortunately, I live on the other side of London and I don’t have much free time to travel to Old Strett. But I would like to go there again. Say Hi to Jona, spend some time studying.
If you have the chance, go there and say I’m sending you. You can find it in 388 Old Street EC1V London, United Kingdom. And here there’s their Facebook Page. They just opened another place in New York, which is amazing! We will finish our (first) video soon. So, just stay tuned, I’ll post it very soon!About that day I went to shot in ZIFERBLAT ou should know that I am very proactive. And curious. And excited. You should know every new thing I come across becomes a new interest.
Writing essays while waiting for my incredibly late boyfriend. Shouldn’t the woman always be late one? #uni #homework #writing #tea #londonlife (at Costa Coffee)
“these violent delights have violent ends
and in their triumph die, like fire and powder”