And she left open the opportunity for others to be "interviewed".
Here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
1) Your English is excellent. How did you get so fluent?
Well... I was born in the UK from Italian parents - both. Though my first words were of course Italian, the first language I spoke in school or learned to read or write was in fact English. I've been going to either English or American schools ever since, all the way up until the 5th grade going through to the 8th. Then from the 9th onwards I was back in the English schooling system.
Except for university, which I attended here in Rome.
So really... I'm what you call bilingual. Fluent in both English and Italian.
2) What's your favorite city in the world?
That's really a tough question and one I've tried to answer myself. I think after travelling so much and having lived in 4 countries, it's hard to pick just one place you'd like to live in or even one special place. I'd probably have to nail it down to a country, or two... those being Italy, Mexico and Indonesia.
3) You're Italian. What's your favorite food?
Oddly enough, Italian! It's a real cliche, I know... but the real Italian you get here in Italy is actually so diverse and so different that what has been exported abroad. Every region has it's own style of cuisine... there's so much more to us than just pasta ya know!!
4) Have you read any good books lately?
Yes I have! I absolutely The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Memoires of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden. Of more lighter reading, I very much enjoyed Little Earthquakes, by Jennifer Weiner. I loved her books so much I'm in the middle of reading her fourth novel!
5) How many photos do you take a day?
Well, up untill the burglary that took place on the 15th (Yes, that's right... they broke in to our apartment...) I took about 5 pics a day, on average. Sometimes just the few necessary ones to fill in My Daily Photo Diary post on Flickr, but on vacation in Spain a couple of weeks ago I took over 400 in one week!
Great questions Alison, thank you!
If you'd like to play, ask me to interview you in the comments.