In this day and age, it isn’t easy for a young Asian couple to get married. Generally, it is expected that they should have a car and a house before tying the knot. Especially for countries like China. Just look at the rising prices of properties!
But this interracial marriage that took place in China last Saturday defied traditional Chinese prerequisites. Chen Jinyang, 28, from Heihe married Sophia, his 22-year-old Russian bride in a simple wedding banquet at a hotel in Heihe.
Shanghaiist reported that the couple met in 2016, when one of their mutual friends introduced them. He was attracted to her and he managed to gather his courage to ask Sophia for her WeChat.
Chen was working as a coal mine worker then, and would chat with Sophia when he had finished for the day.
Luckily, Sophia is fluent in Chinese, as she came to Heihe five years ago to study Chinese at one of the universities. She was enchanted by Chinese culture and picked up Mandarin quickly. After she graduated, she found a job with a company in the city and decided to continue living in China.
According to Sophia, it was love at first sight for her. Chen also took the effort to woo her by sending her flowers through family and friends as he was not living downtown.
Their romance blossomed after Chen asked her out and after one week of dating, Sophia requested for a week off from her job so that she could visit Chen at the coal mines. Aww, so sweet!
Their love deepened and soon, Sophia decided that she would quit her job in the city to move in with Chen. The mining housing that Chen lived in was not something that Sophia was used to, as she had to use outdoor toilets and baths, while the frogs and rats were in abundance.
Sophia revealed that even though it was the hardest time she had, but it was also when she was happiest. Chen popped the question to Sophia after half a year of dating and she agreed.
Although the besotted couple does not have a car, a house or any savings, Sophia is not worried. She said,
“I believe that love is the most important thing. We just need to work hard, and I’m sure that we’ll soon be able to buy a home and car.”
In the meantime, Chen has also quit his job at the coal mine and the couple plans to visit Russia in April to conduct a formal wedding ceremony. The newlyweds already have plans for the future, as they want to start a business in Russia and will split their time between the two countries.
Congratulations to the newlyweds and we wish both of you a long and happy marriage!
SAFM Is On The Look Out For M’sian Man Caught Shooting Stray Dogs With Rifle
It’s honestly no secret at this point that shooting stray dogs in Malaysia is a huge no-no. Yet, there are...
Malaysia Records New High: 1,884 Covid-19 Cases, 1,203 in Selangor Alone
Based on today’s Covid-19 update from the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysia records a new high with 1,884 cases (November...
“He suddenly sat down as if in a state of fatigue” 56yo Flood Victim From Ipoh Unexpectedly Dies
A flood victim had unfortunately collapsed and died near his residence in Kampung Chepor Dalam, Chemor this morning (23 November)....
Defence Minister: Restaurants & Businesses Can Remain Open Until 12am In CMCO Areas
Restaurants and business activities will be allowed to operate until 12am, said Defence Minister, Ismail Sabri during the daily live...
Man in China Forced Into ‘Pig Cage’ & Dunked Into River After He Was Caught Having An Affair
A man from China was forced into a ‘pig cage’ and repeatedly dunked into a river after he was caught...
Social Stories10 hours ago
Pregnant Woman Angrily Calls Out Husband Who Said RM34,400 For Confinement Centre Was Too Expensive
News9 hours ago
“You will only end up seeing my corpse with clothes” 14yo Stabbed To Death By 20yo Husband
Social Stories12 hours ago
Loyal Stray Dogs Stand By Homeless Man As MPKJ Approaches To Put Them Away
Social Stories12 hours ago
“I’m fulfilled!” 56yo Housewife Leaves Abusive Husband To Go On Life-Changing Solo Roadrip