Fate has its own way of planning things. It can surprise you when you are least expecting it. It can let two lives intersect and traverse each other in circles before the paths collide again.
Wei Tat, a young doctor born and raised in the busy town of Johor Bahru. Siew Giok, an attractive dentist born to a family of five children. They met each other briefly at the hospital where Wei Tat was practicing, when Siew Giok was spending time with her dad in the hospital. They then went on their separate ways. It was not until 2009 when their paths met again. Siew Giok was finishing her dental attachment in a small town called Mersing. When it was time for a short two weeks rural posting, Mersing called Wei Tat's name. Sent to a somewhat sedated town of mere 20,000 population, Wei Tat was actively looking for company and assistance with accommodation. Through a mutual contact, he found Siew Giok. That was the beginning of a blossoming friendship.
Siew Giok said Wei Tat's warm and easy going personality made her very comfortable in his presence. They spent most of their time basking in the warmth of each other's company, enjoying the laid-back lifestyle and the fresh seafood of the little fishing town of Mersing. Wei Tat's posting ended shortly after two weeks, forcing him to return to the big smoke of Johor Bahru. Of course, this would be a badly written love story if that was the end. Wei Tat knew he had to return to Mersing. He found the best excuse he could come up with at that time. He told Siew Giok he needed a dentist to look at his teeth. Siew Giok knew that was a lame excuse but with a warm and fuzzy feeling in her heart, she accepted the consultation. A consultation that led to dinners and a few more dates. A consultation that changed the course of her life. Wei Tat later revealed that an elderly fortune teller told him he would meet a girl who is destined to "the one".
Well, the fortune teller's prediction has become the prophecy. They both found jobs in Johor Bahru and have been together, holding each others hand ever since. One day, a surprise bouquet of 100 roses was delivered to Siew Giok's work. Returning home, she found a beautifully set up candle light dinner awaiting her with Wei Tat charmingly waiting across the table of course, with a ring. That was the day they have given their hearts to each other once again, embarking on a whole new chapter in life together. They will wed on 14th December 2014.
Congratulations Wei Tat and Siew Giok. You guys are a lovely couple. Thank you for the opportunity to capture these memorable moments.