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Submitted by Stomper Sreeks
Sreeks says that his wife Uma proved his belief, 'there is no such thing as love at first sight', wrong after he instantly fell for her when he first met her.
The two have been married for four years, and have realised that the fact that they are polar opposites in terms of personality and interests only makes them more attracted to each other.
Sreeks elaborates on his love story:
"It all started on that auspicious day, April 7, 2012, when I first met her. She proved my belief, ‘there is no such thing as love at first sight', wrong.
"I instantly fell in love with her wide eyes and long hair. I was mesmerised with her loquacity and charming confidence.
"She builds a contagious energetic aura around her. My conscious was poking me that she was the special one that I had been looking for.
"I still remember it perfectly; the radiance of her smile on that day could have energized my whole city for a day.
"We were introduced by our mutual friends and the rest is history. In no time we mingled well and also found out that we were quite some poles apart.
"She is highly qualified with double Master's (she has completed one more Master’s recently) and I’m just a Bachelor’s.
"Our interests never matched - I love sports, she hates; she loves singing, I have no clue; I prefer Black, she insists White.
"She can make every Tom, Dick and Harry a friend; I’m pretty much reserved. Nevertheless, opposite poles attract each other.
"And then immediately, seeking greener pastures, I moved to Singapore. We are suddenly in a long distance relationship.
"Those late night long calls were awesome; we got to know more about each other.
"We spoke about everything under the sun – sports, politics, arts, travel, music, movies, ambitions, career, family, financials and some privacy stuff.
"We developed mutual trust and finally decided to share the magical words, 'I do', on 26th October 2012.
"It's been a wonderful 4+ years of companionship with the love of my life.
"I made sure she is comfortable in everything; after all, she left her place, palace, people and her complete comfort zone, to be my better-half and stay with me in Singapore.
"She loves travelling; so we always try to find out a lame excuse to hop-on.
"We made holidays to many parts of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand; but it is only a fraction of our bucket list. We empathise a lot; we are open book to each other.
"Most of the times she speaks out what I'm about to say; I just smile with wonder and amazement.
"And in other cases, she doesn't have to speak; I can exactly understand her expression and gauge her mind-set. We are each other's alter egos.
"Of course, not everything is rosy. We do have numerous arguments; mostly on petty things. But a warm hug is the panacea.
"We never miss an opportunity to import positive vibes; that small compliment that I convey her when she prepares my favourite food for dinner, makes her sit on cloud nine.
"Every year on our marriage anniversary, we made sure that we watch our Wedding Vows and discuss our journey through out.
"This gives us new motivation and renewed energy to consciously contribute more to our relationship.
"Our mantra is 4Cs - Commitment, Compromise, Compliment and Communicate.
"Love doesn’t meant to be everything romantic with candle light dinners and melody music. Love is not an emotion; it is an expression.
"For us, it is caring and giving with no bounds."