We met three years ago, through a mutual friend. I had been single for 6 years as I had no intention in being in a relationship with anyone. I knew that I wanted to explore life and travel the world while I was still young, and giving out false hope to women isn’t my style.
But in early 2016, I felt that maybe I want to settle down and get married. So that was when I asked our friend, Ainul Aishah. At that time, Nadia and I didn’t know each other but we both knew Ainul.
So what I told Ainul was to matchmake me with someone that I can share a lifetime with because I didn’t want to play around anymore. So she invited myself and Nadia to have lunch at Pavilion. There were a few other people during lunch too, so it wasn’t just the two of us. That was when we were introduced to each other for the first time.
At this time, Nadia just entered the film & entertainment industry so she was active in acting in some TV dramas so her schedule was quite hectic. But I still asked her out for a movie date to get to know her more.
She wasn’t interested in me at that time, haha, and I think we both felt that maybe we didn’t have chemistry back then. So we didn’t stay in touch for around two years.
In mid-2018, we started talking on Instagram and I asked her out, again. But this time, we clicked. We went for a midnight movie and thankfully there weren’t other people in the hall because we spent the whole time talking. Since then, we have not stopped talking to each other.
I then asked her out to Troika and I asked her to be my girlfriend, I told her honestly that I wasn’t looking for a girl to play around with but I’m looking for a wife and I saw that in her. Unfortunately at that time she wasn’t ready yet, she told me that she had to think about it first.
But I didn’t want to let this chance to waste so I asked her out for a second date at the Majestic and I asked her to be my girlfriend again – I was elated when she said yes.
So we got together at the end of November. I had a family trip to London and Paris in February so I was thinking of bringing her there too. We had our merisik session on January 12th, which was before our trip.
In Paris, I arranged for a photoshoot session – I told her it was just a casual photoshoot session. But when she was facing the Eiffel tower, I got on one knee behind her and when she turned around, she could see that I was proposing to her.
That was when she cried and said “Yes.” After that, we had our engagement ceremony on May 4th.