A Rainbow Of Autumn

Ivan & Melissa by Alwin

As I met Ivan, he’s introducing himself as a chef specializing in Italian Cuisine, once he told me that perhaps the most intimate relationship, each of us will ever have, is not with any fellow member of our own human species. Instead—as you have no doubt already guessed, it is between our bodies and our food. And as I wrote this, I’ve been living in Italy for almost 2 weeks now, I fully understood that Italian had some intimate and personal relationship with their cuisine. And if they ever talked about Italian cuisine, they talk with energetic spirits, with their eyes glowing and their hand do the talk (you know the gestures when they say “Mama Mia” – means delicious) If you ever noticed, they usually do the talk with their hands; as much as their mouths. While talking animatedly on their cell phones or smoking cigarettes; or even while downshifting their tiny cars through rush-hour traffic, they gesticulate with enviably elegant coordination. In Italy, children and adolescents gesture.

As I met Ivan, he’s introducing himself as a chef specializing in Italian Cuisine, once he told me that perhaps the most intimate relationship, each of us will ever have, is not with any fellow member of our own human species. Instead—as you have no doubt already guessed, it is between our bodies and our food. And as I wrote this, I’ve been living in Italy for almost 2 weeks now, I fully understood that Italian had some intimate and personal relationship with their cuisine. And if they ever talked about Italian cuisine, they talk with energetic spirits, with their eyes glowing and their hand do the talk (you know the gestures when they say “Mama Mia” – means delicious) If you ever noticed, they usually do the talk with their hands; as much as their mouths. While talking animatedly on their cell phones or smoking cigarettes; or even while downshifting their tiny cars through rush-hour traffic, they gesticulate with enviably elegant coordination. In Italy, children and adolescents gesture.

The elderly gesture. Some Italians joke that gesturing may even begin before birth. “In the ultrasound, I think the baby is saying, ‘Doctor, what do you want from me?’ LOL For me Ivan and Melissa is a couple of lovebirds, they meant for each other, Just like Italian, Melissa always decorates her story about Ivan with smile and laughter. As well Ivan, though a bit more introvert, but still, you can feel and see, Ivan always loves to tell their journey together. Oh and one sweet little thing they had are their family, Both Ivan and Melissa’s mom working together cooperating, helping us to make the photo session gone well. and again; as and old Italian saying about family’s Famiglia è tattoo’, means a family is everything. Well then, take care of each other guys, you will both do alright 🙂 And one little details I learned from Melissa, in every single thing, she reminds us to always have faith in God.



Have a good night from Verona, Best Regards, Alwin Lim VOTO