"Love Spell" update: I'm pleased to announce that on Saturday, January 11th, this lovely couple took their relationship to the next level. Hung and Megan are engaged!
Oh, what a small world it truly is...!
Some folks say that bringing two people together is the ultimate mitzvah, and you know what? I agree! Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think that my website was grounds to unite a real love connection, but low and behold, it did!
In early January 2008, I began paying Google for their "Ad Space" services for thelunchbelle.com. I came up with a snazzy, eye-catching slogan, and in turn, Google placed my ad on various food-related websites. After I chose a specific dollar amount per month, Google would deduct cents for every virtual "hit" that I received via my advertisement. Within a couple of days, January 10th to be exact, I received an email from one of my first observers...A young 30-something fellow named Hung. He left a comment on my website inquiring about where to take a special woman on their first date. Days later, I was glad to hear that the new couple enjoyed their experience at N, and in the weeks that followed, Hung continued to ask me for restaurant advice. From our numerous emails, Hung and I built a nice friendship, to the point that I would write him and ask about his rendez-vous with his special lady.
Making plans with Megan was always trying, as her busy schedule was constantly slammed with work (hello, she's a lawyer for crying out loud!) and volunteering. Finally, we were able to solidify a brunch date after months of not seeing each other. I was very much looking forward to catching up with the girl I'd met roughly two years ago in a provisional fundraising class. During brunch, Megan gushed about her new boyfriend...How he was so different from all of the others, how amazing he was, etc. She also mentioned that I may know him, as he'd been on "The Lunch Belle's" website for dining advice. "He asked me who I was going to brunch with, and I said I was going with The Lunch Belle," Megan said. We put two and two together, and realized that Megan, was in fact, speaking of her boyfriend, Hung!
I've saved every email that Hung and I have exchanged, pertaining to my dear friend, Megan. Recently, I had the pleasure of dining with the lovely couple for a delicious Thai dinner at Peep, and can honestly say that this is one of the loveliest two-some on the planet. I feel blessed to have contributed a small, yet very important aspect to their relationship...Food!