Richard, 34, and Oanh, 30
I (Richard) met Oanh while I was travelling around the world in 2008. I was passing through Vancouver, and a mutual friend asked Oanh to show me around town while I was there. When we met, I instantly felt a connection to her.
However, our friend had made me promise not to make any moves on Oanh, so I sadly left her behind and continued with my travels, making my way homeward to Scotland.
We kept in contact by email. When I moved to South Korea to be a teacher later that year, we began Skyping and our friendship and feelings for one another grew. We both knew we wanted to be together, but distance made that impossible.
In April 2009, 15 months after we first met, we flew to the U.K. from opposite sides of the world for a short holiday. It was there that we shared our first kiss. I had to return to Korea, but we decided then and there that I would come to live with Oanh in Canada after my teaching contract finished.
I am now a permanent Canadian resident, and we can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together!
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