Author: Natalie Di Pasquale

15.09.17

Federico Fellini was right: a different language is a different vision of life

Buon appetito, buongiorno, grazie, nonna, nonno, Pasqua, Natale… If you are born into an Italian family in Australia, these words become part of your vocabulary. They were so imbedded in mine as a child, I didn’t realise there was an English equivalent. It would feel odd to even think about calling my nonno, ‘grandfather’; I … Continue reading Federico Fellini was right: a different language is a different vision of life

11.07.17

A Melbourne place where Caesar or Cicero would hang about to pursue their public career

The Roman forum was a public space: the key political, ritual and civic center. If I were to compare it to a modern day equivalent in Melbourne, then Cafè Brunetti in Carlton meets the criteria. It is my third year working at Brunetti and it has been more than a part time job while attending … Continue reading A Melbourne place where Caesar or Cicero would hang about to pursue their public career

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