Identify a situation when you discovered something new unexpectedly. Explain how the role of chance occurred in this instance.
I remember coming to Singapore alone last year to enrol to RP. It started with being assigned to a class with students from not only Singapore, but also many other parts of the world; and that is where I met the one person that I least expected to have any relations to my life – my boyfriend.
We only started talking to each other after a month being in the same class; being the brightest student in class, he is always surrounded with friends. Whereas I am, most of the time, the quiet girl in class; always doing my own work, talking to people who are closer to me. He is so different from me in every way; being used to feeling secure, I kept my distance and avoided unnecessary conversations with him. It had never occurred in my mind that I can ever be friends with people like him; smart, active, kind, charming. In fact, I thought we would never be friends at all.
But look where life brought us? I was found to have Nephrotic Syndrome after 2 months studying in RP. It really took everything of me; it was too much for me to handle, to the extend I had to defer my studies. He was the one who stayed with me throughout what can be considered the worst time in my life; he gave me support, he encouraged me, he made me believe that the world can still be beautiful; even after all that I have been through.
Who’d have known that despite all our differences, we can overcome everything together? He’s an Indian, I am Chinese; he’s 190cm tall and I’m only 155cm; he can’t speak Mandarin, I can’t speak Hindi; his family is strict, my family is a typical Chinese family; and what’s worst? We are 600kilometres away from each other for almost a year but we still made it.
It has been 8 months now; since I recovered and finally came back to Singapore to continue my studies and our love is still strong. In fact, stronger. My family love him; his family love me even more. :P
Even though there is still a long way ahead for us, but I’ve got a feeling he would be the one to be my best friend, my shoulder and my partner for life.
Serendipity is meeting someone who is going to be with you forever.
Who’d have known, right? :)