Tuesday, September 15, 2009

As Fate Would Have It...缘分这东西..’縁’ということ

Above: Hong Kong...where the fellow Penangite whom i mention in my little encounter story below is heading to, for a new job and a new life...

Ever wondered whether 'fate' really exists? What makes us keeping bumping into someone, sometimes we know them and sometimes they may be total strangers?I've always believed in what we Chinese call 'Yuan Fen', which can be roughly translated into English as 'Fate'.

I have bumped into people i know sometimes 2-3 times within 3 months on the streets and have heard similar stories from friends of bumping on the streets ppl they seldom keep in touch with or even lost contact for years on the streets...the funny thing is i've even manage to bump into strangers (whom for some reason, i can remember their faces) like 2-3 times on the streets...there's like this girl whom was showing her apartment for lease and after that i managed to bump into her 2-3 times within a month! All in and around the city area...what a coincidence to meet someone randomly 3 times a month heh?

Then there's this person whom advertised his apartment on domain.com.au for lease and I assumed he was from China as most Chinese ppl here are...and then when i arrived i found out he was a fellow Malaysian too!!! Omg! What a coincidence right? A fellow Malaysian in Sydney..there's not that many in Sydney..not that I know of anyway, China,Taiwan,HK,Indonesians,Thais,Koreans, and Japanese make up more of the Asian population than Malaysians I think...that wasn't the only coincidence..I asked which part of Malaysia he was from, and would you believe it? He said Penang too!!! I almost jaw-dropped given that he could have been from any of the 13 states of Malaysia, but he was from my hometown of Penang (ok, so technically he was from the mainland, being Bukit Mertajam, but thats still part of Penang state, right???)!! I was overjoyed given that i never expected to meet a fellow Penangite in these circumstances...what's more, he was very Westernised and had very little Malaysian accent..most of the Penangite ppl i've known in Australia still retain a strong Malaysian-style accent in their English..he's been here 9 yrs, almost a decade...isn't that fate??

He was leaving for a new job in Hong Kong and was leasing his apart out to someone..he must be pretty rich and upmarket given the ability to buy his own apart at such a young age (he's prob in his mid 20s) and that apartment is at one of the most upmarket locations so its v.expensive..and the job in HK definitely means he's from a big firm bckground...he's an architect someone! omg, faint, THE top occupation and MOST IDEAL occupation I've preferred my future husband to have has ALWAYS been an Architect!!! Hahahaha..i'm serious..as these are usually creative types but yet hold solid, well-paid (v.important point!!) publicly respected jobs (unlike artists,advertising executives,etc) and he's from the mainland and I'm from the island, so if we were to get together, it'd be like a Union Across the Straits..hahahaha..jokin lah!! He definitely meets many of my criteria's in a partner though, being relatively wealthy, having been here for over 8 yrs, like me, cosmopolitan, from Penang, having boy-next-door looks ( i cannot imagine living my life with someone with stunning good looks and so am always drawn to those good-behaved clean-cut boy-next-door types,hehehe..)...OMG, what am I saying?!?!!?! Clearly, I'm indulging in silly lil' fantasies over here...and he kept saying 'we', when referring to what 'they' were looking for in a tenant, indicating he lives with someone, and owned the apartment with that person..so given it couldn't be family as he said he goes bck to Penang every yr, (his family must be there then) it is usually a girlfriend..but the thing is I didn't see any female items in the apartment..and i opened the wardrobe, all men's clothes..so who's the 'we'? And the apartment is all decorated like in a 'guy's style' and when we were leaving he bumped into this other Asian guy in a suit and they obviously knew each other as he said to speak to him later..could they be living together and own the apartment together then as friends? But isn't that weird, to buy an apartment with your friend? Or maybe a gay couple?? Hahahaha..possible, given that he definitely lives with a guy (lack of female items evidence..u can always tell if a woman lives in an apartment/house) and you wouldn't buy an apartment with a male friend right? Or would you??

Anywys, that was a fate encounter of mine with a fellow Penang person in Sydney whilst apartment hunting, so...anyone have their own 'fate stories', of how they got to meet friends or even their current girlfriends, wives, husbands, boyfriends,etc?? You know, in those only-in-the-movies type of scenarios??

PS: If he ever stumbled upon this post, he'd definitely know who I am, hahaha..from all my in-detail descriptions...but then again, out of the thousands upon hundreds of blogs and millions of blog posts out there in the blogosphere, if he ever came across this particular one of mine, then we'd be fated to be together, no??? (hahaha..it's a joke k, not serious, but that'd seriously mean we were at least fated to be friends at least right?)

10 comments:

duriandave said...

Oooh... that was an exhilarating post! Sounds like someone just fell in love. ;)

hcpen said...

duriandave: hahaha..more like 'fell in lust'..haha..i don't believe in love at first sight, that would be understating the importance of love..i do believe in attraction though..anyways, I dun even know why i wrote this silly lil' post..

fufu said...

it's not easy to be an architect's wife... my online sister always complains that her busband go back home late, this and that....only sunday is free to be with the family... she is now looking after her 5mths old son... her husband rarely cares about the son.... even sunday, he will always check the drawings... well of course, i wish to be a normal "salaryman"... only then i would have a better family... right?

hahaha.... probably investment? the guy may not be able to buy so he asked his friend to invest together?? or they are gay couple? lol i am not interested... but if you do, go figure it out and let us know here :)

hcpen said...

fufu: aiya, i think it's not easy being anyone's 'wife' lah..then i can be the husband..haha..also, i think its more to do with ur friend's husband personality..also any occupation will be busy right? not just architect..i simply like the architect profession for a guy, dun ask me why..hehehe..Have you heard of this saying '认真的男人最有魅力 ’?

Also, prob u're right maybe he doesn't have enough money so invest with his friend..and i know u're not interested lah..我知道你不是同志啦,虽然一度怀疑过也,哈哈,别介意唷!

Chris said...

wa... hOW is it so far? I mean u getting into a new relationship?

hcpen said...

chris: 你难道没有阅读我的文章哟?我没有新恋情啦,只是说说缘分这东西罢了。呵呵。

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I absoutely do believe in fatte. Things just seem to happen at the right time and even if they don't and you're frustrated they eventually do and I realise that that was the better way. If you know what I mean :) And BTW I loved your answer to my competition-I was waiting for someone to say that! :P

hcpen said...

Lorraine: Yep, i believe in fate too! Also, I was just kiddin with my answer! But i thought it was sure to stand out amongst the crowd of other answers which all took the question literally,and would definitely stand out!:-)

fireheart said...

Hello! I actually feel that there's a growing number of Malaysians in Aus - particularly in big cities like Sydney and Melb. I'm a Penangite studying in Tassie and I can say that there are more than 15 or 16 Penangites here... but then again, it could be that Tassie's small...

hcpen said...

fireheart: Hey, Yeah, there's actually a significant malaysian population here but it's just i know too little ppl in syd~~also, i think size matters too cos in a smaller place, everyone knows everyone whereas the same is not true for a large city like Sydney. As for Penangites, i knew more whilst in Melbourne but since comin to Syd, i only know/met like 3 incl. the person in this story n one of them has also apparently gone bck home..sigh..