Author Archives: Alessandro Sereni

About Alessandro Sereni

I am a third year student at "Università Degli Studi Roma Tre" in Rome . I'm majoring in "Political Science for Cooperation and Development" . My main interests are : international politics ; geopolitical dynamics in East Asia ; languages ; Asian culture ( in particular Chinese one ) .

Dreamcatcher

This Australian experience has come to an end.                                                                                The day after tomorrow I will fly back home and what has been the ‘present’ for the past 5 months will irreversibly become the ‘past’. The last few days have been incredibly … Continue reading

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Every cloud has a silver lining…

As these past few days the weather has been rather inclement, with a pale sun shyly peeping out of the clouds’ layers for just the blink of an eye before being engulfed once again in a leaden grey, I have … Continue reading

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Snapshots

(camera noise when taking picture)…Adelaide Zoo… Since I came to Adelaide, I’ve always wanted to go to its Zoo.                                                        I don’t like zoos in general, because I don’t like to see animals behind bars. I always have the impression that … Continue reading

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A kaleidoscope of emotions

As the end of this Australian experience gets nearer, my ‘internal-emotional-weather-forecast-centre’ bulletin often reads: “emotions’ cloud masses on collision course, high chances of precipitation, incoming storm”.                                                                                       This internal turmoil is mainly due to the clash between the so-called ‘push and … Continue reading

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To Catch an Australian Sunset

I’ve finally CAUGHT an Australian sunset.                                                                                   “Finally”, because since my arrival here in the continent Down Under I’ve promised myself countless times to catch this magical moment, but have repeatedly missed it.                          Although I kept trying to forcibly fit an … Continue reading

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Weekend Patchwork Cooking

< 2nd floor. *Muppets/ABC kids kitchen; cooking in progress. come :D> This is one of the usual weekend text messages launched and received at the stomach-grumbling lunch or dinner hours from one end to the other of the small telematic … Continue reading

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The Paint

If anyone has ever played or watched a basketball game, this term might have come up in a team-mate raucous and sweaty snarl (e.g. “Get into the Paint, you dumb f**k”) or in the sports commentator half-time gibberish (e.g. “In … Continue reading

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A walk along the Karrawirra Parri

The River Torrens is the most important body of fresh water in the Adelaide Plains and the main reason for the colonially old decision to build the city of Adelaide in its current position. If looked up on Google Maps, … Continue reading

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Kayaks and dolphins

Saturday 24th March , Port Adelaide Today I went kayaking in the dolphin inhabited Port River waters with other international students . During the fun and exhilarating first time experience of being in a kayak ,         we had the chance … Continue reading

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The Long Weekend

( This past weekend was the “Long Weekend” . A Saturday-Sunday-Monday carefree package . The best way to get the most out of it : joining the Kangaroo Island Tour organised by the International Students Office here at Flinders University … Continue reading

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