“Fall” is the operative word

5 02 2009

SOMETIMES, I couldn’t help but wonder that there must be a good reason we say it this way:  fall in love.


I guess that for the most part, the fall just happens.  Be it on the very first time you see each other.  Or be it on that one morning (after sufficient time has passed) when you wake up and realize that you just couldn’t be without each other.  When either of these two happens, the falling has started.  Don’t tell me it’s not that simple.  It is.


And I think, there’s nothing much you can do about it.  Oh, there is – fall.


To fall is to descend freely – a free fall, if you will – under the influence, that forceful pull, of gravity.  It’s reckless abandon at its best.  And as you move downward, lower and lower towards the new center of your world, you let go of reason.  You may even succumb to a great deal of things you don’t normally or usually do.  You suddenly pass into a state of being wherein everything seems right in and with the world.  Everything has profound meaning.  You start to care about even the mundane things.  And everything is beautiful.


To fall is to plunge with dizzying speed.  Unfortunately sometimes, while you may have earlier thought that you were plummeting towards that new center of your world, you are actually without direction.  And this is when you realize that you are like falling from the top of a tall tree – hitting every single branch on your way down.  You get yourself cut.  You get yourself bruised.  You get yourself beaten up until, with a resounding thud, you fall flat on the ground – broken bones and all.


I guess that’s basically why we say we fall in love.  It’s because that’s what we actually do.  And when we do, we run the risk of hurting ourselves as we fall.  We do let go of a lot of things because as we fall, we start to care more about somebody else.  We put someone else’s needs ahead of ours.  And probably for the first time, the word “unconditional” rings with truth and meaning.  With the rapid and free descent comes a deeper realization of the strengths that we never knew we had in us.  And should we end up with a broken spirit – not necessarily with broken bones – we are still fine.  After all, that is what healing is for.


To fall is to have mustered enough courage to put your feelings on the line.  And regardless of how it turns out, you will always be a great deal of a better person than from when you took that rapid downward spiral.


Yes, there’s no other way to say it than to say it as it is:  we fall in love.



***So when I finally list down here the food I really love, you should have an idea of how much I’ve tumbled head-over-heels over them.



Batman Returns!

5 02 2009

THE DARK Knight is back!  It’s actually a couple of missed calls on my cellphones that told me that one of my “bestest” friends is finally home again.  He’s actually now in his office – so up and about – and I think it is the jet lag.  But he was quick to correct me that it is less the jet lag and more the fact that he just couldn’t sleep.  That… and I think he does have a lot of things to attend to.


I could tell from the excitement in his voice, as he shared snippets from his almost three-week adventure, that he had a blast in Gotham City.  As I said in my 16 January 2009 post (“So looking forward to this…”), I am so excited to read his adventures, which he has chronicled and planned to post with the title: “At The Movies:  The Adventures of Batman in Gotham City”.  I think the working title has changed.  But the bottomline remains, I am so excited to read everything he has to say!  And if at all possible, I’m even more excited over all the pasalubong (Starbucks®, NBC Studios, etc.)!  Yippee!


One part of our earlier e-Mail exchange today made me so green with envy.  How I wish I were in New York too!  You see, Batman included Café Lalo in his walking tour of the city.  I obviously cannot do anything about it (not being there  hehehe…), but what I do regret more was not asking Batman to stop by The Magnolia Bakery on 401 Bleecker Street!  I’m not sure if that has been featured on the big screen ever.  But I guess the birthday cupcake saved for Andrea “Andy” Sachs (played by Anne Hathaway in “The Devil Wears Prada”) by her boyfriend came from The Magnolia Bakery.



Welcome back, Batman!  I’m so looking forward to our next foodie adventure – dinner at you-know-where and desserts at Cupcakes By Sonja!  And post ‘em pics already, ok?!