As a vegetarian in Italy, it was easy to find lots of wonderful things to eat, but sometimes I was served meat even when I'd explain that I didn't eat meat or seafood. One waitress who brought me some prosciutto looked at me like I was crazy and actually told me it wasn't meat! I'm moving back to Italy -- Napoli, this time -- and I need to learn the correct phrases and words to explain that I don't eat meat or seafood of any type, so I won't be a frustration to restaurant staff or my new Italian friends.
Yes, we've been in Japan for three years and it's been great. We're even part of an American taiko team called Dragon-Eagle Taiko (led by a wonderful Japanese woman), and we will really miss that and the friends we've made here. Japan has been a wonderful tour, but I can't deny I'm thrilled about getting back to Italy. In fact, our taiko teacher (who is also our friend now) wants us to find a place/position in Italy teaching Japanese culture. Interestingly enough, it seems that will be easy. I've found at least three associations/organizations in Italy who do just that. Japanese culture seems to be popular in Italy, so she may be following us to Italy. Yey!
Hi, I've been studying italian and I still get a bit confused by reflexive verbs. After all, they are one of the hardest things for native english speakers to understand. It would be great if you did a grammer lesson or something that helped people with reflexive verbs.