Friday, June 20, 2008

si, lo voglio!

At some point in high school, I became obsessed with Italy. I would buy travel books to Rome, write reports about it and spend hours fantasizing about my future trips to Tuscany. I bought a few basic books on the language and taught myself how to say a few quick phrases- my favorite was Buon Natale due to my other obsession over Christmas and that my name is Italian for Christmas. I signed up for Italian courses in college in attempt to prepare me for my (as yet unplanned) big trip. It didn't go so well. I was able to study abroad in Florence, but my Spanish/English/Italian language combination was not helpful. "I speak English better than you speak Italian, so lets speak English" was my daily disappointment. I drank more chianti and tried to get over it, but their attempt at kindness only stifled my ability to learn the language.

Imagine my joy when I found si lo voglio (translate, I think, to "Yes, I want you!"). It is an Italian blog- written in Italian by a woman named Pasadena- but with quite a few American influences. It turns out that we all speak the same language when it comes to wedding blogs! I can easily follow along based on the photos and my meager Italian, and no one is correcting me for taking too long to translate. Pasadena posts a lot of fun pictures for inspiration, so feel free to head over there even if you don't speak that particular romance language.

4 comments:

  1. You somehow just managed to meld my two of my favorite things in the entire world-weddings and Italian. I think I could spend hours stumbling through this blog.

    Thank you thank you thank you!

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  2. Thank you so much! I love your blog! And - please - consider to plan a trip in Liguria too! I will be your guide in Genoa ;-)

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  3. Jenna- You are welcome!

    Pasadena- Don't tempt me! You may just get a visitor... :)

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  4. FYI "si, lo voglio" means "yes, I want it."

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