Stunning. Intriguing. Breathtaking. Simple. Majestic. The words that come to mind to describe Sardinia are as diverse as the island itself. Located just south of its French sibling, the island of Corsica, Sardinia is often regarded as a continent in its own right.
Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English
Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese
It began with an Arcade Fire song. While listening to the Canadian indie rock band’s “We Used to Wait,” Domenico Capilongo reflected on how technology has affected our day-to-day communication. “We used to write letters and wait by the phone and now it’s instantaneous, 24/7,” he explains. “[Singer Win Butler] is so cool. He’s lamenting about how he’s never written a letter to the person he’s with, and how we used to wait for things.”
The Back-to-School sales are on, and store aisles will soon be filled with parents and children shopping for school supplies. But imagine a shopping list made up of words like zaino, quaderno, gomma per cancellare or righello.