Viareggio: a statue for Ettore, the cat friend of fishermen

Ettore was abandoned in a cardboard box along the pier in Viareggio, Italy. It was 1997, and from that moment on this special cat has no longer had a home or a human owner, but countless different homes and friends. Especially the local fishermen, who went back and forth every day along the pier, becoming his family. The leftovers of the fish constituted the dinner of little Ettore, who patiently awaited his daily ration every day. It was a cat that entered the hearts not only of fishermen, who saw…

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Tuslob Buwa – minced pork liver and brain gravy in the Philippines

We are in the Pasil neighborhood of Cebu City, Philippines. The Philippines is known for having some of the tastiest exotic dishes in the world, and each province having its own “specialty.” In Cebu, one of these dishes is tuslob buwa, a popular street food whose chief ingredients are minced pork liver, innards and brain, which get sautéed with garlic, onions, shrimp paste, and chilis in a wok filled with boiling oil or lard and sometimes soy sauce for extra flavor. The mixture starts out as a watery stock, but…

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Relationships before Social Networks: 20 old photographs shows a different way to delete the former Friends.

In the past friendship, before Facebook and the other social networks, was an exchange of affection, sharing of common experiences and a direct knowledge of the other that defined a closer relationship than simple knowledge. Now friendship has become really different, often misunderstood between real and virtual, but the most sad thing is that the word “friend” for many has assumed a really superficial connotation. In fact, on Facebook, Instagram and similar, your contacts are all Friends, even if you don’t know at all that person! As in many human…

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