People frequently ask me how B and I met. Many assume it’s a typical schoolmates turned lovers kinda story, but we actually needed more of a push than that to find each other.
Firstly, let me begin by saying that though we were both from NUS Business (Accountancy) AND Kent Ridge Hall, B and I are 4 years apart and we didn’t have any similar interests or many mutual friends in hall. Thus, our paths never really crossed until Dec 2012 at a mutual friend – Edwin’s 21st birthday party.
I got to know Edwin from the NUS Biz Pageant in 2012. I was one of the organisers and he eventually became Biz King no less. The funny thing is that I paired him and my fav junior (Cheryl) as partners in the pageant not just because of height but also because I thought their personalities would gel well together. They eventually got together – score 1 point of karma for me, and I eventually got rewarded with meeting my soulmate at his party, lucky me! B said that he was actually invited at the last minute after he happened to go for a run with Edwin 2 nights before the party! So it really must be fate.
At the party, all the non-freshies were seated together at a table, which is when B came over to introduce himself and sat down with us. IT WAS NOT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT SADLY HAHA. My first impressions were that he’s pretty sociable, not bad looking, BUT he was a little drunk that day and behaving a little childishly (for e.g. trying to stick an empty bottle up Edwin’s ass). At the end of the night, he & Shaun (a close friend) even stole my phone and refused to give it back to me! See below for a recreation of how I reacted that night HAHA.
So after that night, B FB messaged me (using the ruse of apologising for stealing my phone) to talk. He eventually gave me his number as he said it would be much more convenient to talk through whatsapp (How smooth haha). After a few days of good conversations, the Christmas period was just over and we were both back to hall for our various activities, and we spent a couple of nights chit-chatting and watching movies. All very innocent, no hand holding even!
On New Year’s Eve, I was supposed to have plans with my JC Tennis friends, but they all bailed on me. B sensed an opportunity and asked me to meet him at the bar he was working at, and I agreed. He met me at the bus stop minutes before midnight and held my hand! My heart was pounding and I got butterflies in my tummy. We managed to make it to the bar right before countdown, and we had our first kiss at midnight after wishing each other Happy New Year hehe. It was indeed the best start to the year and to our relationship as we never looked back (: After a drink or two, we headed to Zouk with some of the people at the bar and danced the night away. The two of us, being gluttons, were hungry by the end of the night so we had our first meal at Meng’s Kitchen near his place! What a glamorous first date place huh. He then drove me home all the way to the East like a gentleman.
I was simply smitten by then. He even sent me this when he got home! So super romantic.
Okay there you have it, the story of how we met and started to fall in love! I shall end this post with some portraits taken on our engagement day by Josh of The Beautiful Moment Photography.