My friend, Rae, met an Indian guy in the chat room almost 4 years ago. I always thought, simple relationship could never be possible for the two of them because: one, both are distant miles away; two, the guy seldom speak English so my friend needs translation help; three, my friend already has a 5-years-old kid; and four, both are idealist.
Rae told me she’d like to learn how to speak Hindi so that she can talk to Ashutosh more. One time, Ashutosh send her an email purposely written in Hindi. The two wanted to exchange ideas, so in return, Rae send Ashutosh an email written in Tagalog for the same purpose. It was childish of them but I think it was sweet. They really tried their best to decipher the mail; I can sense both of them for real. I know love notes are written in there and it would be sweeter, as they unveil the meaning that was waiting for them.
Rae asked me to help translating. And I was like “Oh NO, how can I be of help?!” I don’t speak, understand, and write the language. We tried searching for free translation on the web but ‘free translation’ isn’t reliable at all. So how was she able to enjoy Ashutosh’s message? Hah, Ashutosh and Rae exchanges translation word by word, sentence by sentence. Rae told me it was so “kilig” moments because each and every word touches her heart.
Rae then got hook with Hindi films and movies. She cried, laughed, sang and danced with it; though some of them doesn’t have subtitle. Ashutosh sent her a package and one in it is a movie in DVD. We could have enjoyed the movie but without subtitle, we can never got deeper into the movie. How I wish the movie got the subtitle so we could enjoy it even more. Well, we still thank Ashutosh for the package.
It was 4 years ago but the two are still communicating. I wonder how they were able to keep up. With all the differences they both have, it is so amazing to realize that their relationship is still strong.
I am truly happy for them. Love really knows no boundaries….. so I wish them lots and lots of luck!
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