Posts by serafina

    I showed the video to my husband and he did all three units. Except the last one is an industrial AC impossible to disassemble. We were at it for 4 hours, and at the end we had to use the vacuum cleaner as the blowing wheel was impossible to remove. 8|

    Bring me something. I’ll bring you chicken soup if necessary. 😂

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    Usual hospital-based series, starring an autistic doctor with savant syndrome. He is exceptional at medicine, not so much at social skills. Some thinks that's too much of an obstacle, some thinks his exceptional visualization and memory skills more than make up for it, and try to teach him to be more 'normal' socially.

    Excellent performance by English actor Freddie Highmore, but the series per se it's nothing great.

    serafina sure it's to renounce ur Italian citizenship because u prefer to be 100% Argentinian!!!! Hahaha......

    No kiddin'. Healthier life style. Blissful ignorance.

    By the way, my husband has been with flu-like symptoms for a few days, which is very unusual of him.

    We have been following basic health measures like: no mate sharing, no glass sharing, no snuggling, no hugging, no kissing. We even sleep in different rooms. I like having the queen bed all to myself... and Serafina!

    The Minister of health in Germany have just declared this a medical emergency that is turning into a serious Threat! Several parts of Germany is preparing for Lock Downs of parts and cities of Germany!!!!

    At the same time the health minister of Argentina have just declared that it's all under control and since there is no infected in Argentina, nothing to worry about!!!!!

    Part of the national ‘if ain’t broke don’t fix it’ strategy

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    One of the nice thing of this forum is that most of us have met in person at least once, so there are not big egos in the room and we treat each other like we'd normally do (except some pun...).

    We have our own Mardi Gras Party, courtesy of Rice and her husband, albeit in Late November / early December.

    I am the King Cake Queen. ^^

    This year King Cake surely wasn't a feast for the eyes, but it was for the mouth. I can't disclose how much of it I ate it myself... but at least I waited to get to the party (and when most people left) to have as much as I could.

    Of course, the result is never guaranteed.

    My understanding of car sharing has always been a network of people sharing seats in a car, so that the car didn't go on a journey practically empty. But this is completely different and I can't see someone here paying AR$3000 per day.

    You are mixing up car pooling with car sharing.

    Car pooling is when I own a car and share the ride with other random people.

    Car sharing is when a company owns a car, and it's available for time share to random people.

    For carpooling, in Argentina there is Carpoolear. I used to check their FB page (where they repost available rides) and the most common issues are:

    1. Argentines do not plan much in advance, so posting "I am leaving tomorrow for Salta from Córdoba" is barely useful because someone doing that sort of ride, usually plans it in advance.
    2. To Argentines, "se le complica mucho", so many rides are cancelled last second, or the seating availability is not updated. Meaning that people count on a ride that is not available and are left in a difficult position because there are no other options as quick as a car ride to get somewhere.
    3. Argentines are not great at meeting schedules, so there are a lot of complaints of people being late (both drivers and passengers)
    4. Argentines are all populist unless they can make a profit. Most complaints were about people charging for the service instead of charging just for the cost associated with the ride. The spirit of carpooling is sharing and saving money, not making a profit. The spirit of community was almost ZERO on Carpoolear. The excuse was "there are costs covering the wear and tear of the car".
    5. Argentines do not like to pay and several people said they couldn't chip in for the ride costs (gasoline and tolls) but they were contributing "con mate y buena onda". Thanks, but no thanks.

    A payment service provider today sent me a survey on how coronavirus has impacted my business. =O

    It has not impacted my business at all, but my friends in Italy who are shop owners or freelancer are scared they won't make enough this month...

    Employees get paid anyway.

    I am wondering if I should take the bet and book a flight to Europe for July now, hoping the price will be lower due to the panic (in Italy, it is full panic right now, with no alcohol gel available, raided supermarkets, face mask sold at exorbitant prices etc.)

    Splinter , have you ever considered picking a different pasta shape where the minced meat have a chance to stick to it?

    Nobody in Italy eats spaghetti with bolognese sauce... they simply don't stick.

    Try with something larger, like tagliatelle or fettuccine or, better, pappardelle.



    Wow! BsAs is flirting with moving into the 21st century!


    Seems so! But will it last, or is going to be a fad like electric scooters? One player already retired from the market and we’re down to 2 or 3 companies right now.

    I remember in Rome they tried this model of car sharing and the people were stealing their brand new Pirelli tires and exchanging them for worn out ones.

    Draw your conclusions...

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    The only reassuring thought I have is that Alberto and Cristina fall into the ‘elder’ category and are at risk more than the average man.

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    Today I spotted a rental with the text AWTO in catchy light blue on the side, and I looked it up on google. I found out it is a car sharing - the first I know we've had in Buenos Aires.

    You need a DNI and a local DL to be able to use it.

    Just download the Awto app (available for both Android and iOS) or visit, fill in your details, take a picture of the front and back of both your DNI and DL, take a selfie holding your DNI to validate your identity.

    Once your account has been set up, you can pick either a compact vehicle, a premium vehicle or a cargo vehicle. There are per-minute fees both driving and parking, and a flat daily fee (from $3000 upward, i.e. 40 USD at the current blue rate).

    You will need the app to unlock the car, so even if you can reserve your vehicle from your computer, make sure you've downloaded the app.

    You can pay as you go with Mercadopago (using a card) or pre-pay with PayPal.

    What's the story on how it arrived in Italy and how its spread fairly quickly?

    Apparently, patient 0 is a man from Codogno, province of Lodi (not far from Milan) working at Unilever who went out for dinner with a bunch of colleagues who had returned from a business trip in China at the end of January. He was hospitalized with respiratory failure and was diagnosed.

    The whole Unilever office (about 180 persons) was closed immediately.

    He infected also his pregnant wife. They tried to reconstruct where the couple went in the last weeks, and it was birth prep course... basically, in 24 hours they shut down the whole town of Codogno and the neighboring towns.

    There have been other deaths (I think 2 or 3) on elders who played cards together. They are trying to find the deck of cards. I remember that they are a great vehicle for infection. On cruises ships, they throw away all decks between travels.

    I am attending a master from the university of Genoa (Liguria) and I receive email alert from the University just like students attending in-person courses. The university has been sending emails on Coronavirus almost immediately, saying that Chinese students have been quarantined (visiting students who just returned from China for the holidays). Today I received and email saying they'll be suspending all activities next week, but the library will be open.

    After a few hours, the University head wrote personally saying that the Region ordered to shut down all schools for the whole week, so the university will be closed, after all.

    My mother told me not to be paranoid. She is retired but will go to Milan next Tuesday to visit her loyal patients privately. I told her it is not the case... she says it has been blown up out of proportion and strumentalized by Trump to undermine China.

    Whatever, but I have a lousy immune system and I have all the right to chicken out.

    I hope I will get an exemption for the Master's finals in July. It is the only activity where attendance in person is mandatory. Luckily, I still hadn't bought the flight...

    You are right to worry, JAN . There are many Argentines visiting Italy and back.