Mia is the typical homebody. Being the eldest child of a typical Chinese family, she is destined to take over the family business - a huge gasoline station in a prime location.
Her daily trip includes her house, the office, her house, and did I mention the office? Nothing else. All day, she pours herself into her cashiering duty in a small box-like workstation. At 28, she hasn't tried being in a relationship. Her friends would tell her that she needs to get out of her box and meet other people.
"I don't have to. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be", Mia gently says.
"Of course, dear, but didn't you know that you need to make something happen first before your destiny will start to unfold?", Laurice retorts. Laurice and Mia have been the best of friends since they were kids.
For over a month now, Mia has been keeping an eye on Mike, a frequent customer. Who would ever forget a ruggedly handsome executive who drives a gray 4x4? But their encounters never go past a gaze, a smile, and a friendly nod.
That is, until one day, Mike got out of his car and approached Mia.
"I don't mean to be too straightforward, but I just have to do this. For over a month now, I have been wondering how I can get you to talk to me when the transactions are just between me and a gasoline boy.
I' m Mike, would it be too presumptuous of me to ask you out for coffee?"
Mia was shocked. All her life she's had no real man-woman connection.
"The nerve!", her mind said.
But naturally, her month-long thoughts of Mike got the better of her.
"Of course not, coffee is great!", she ultimately found herself saying.
Coffee became dinner. Dinner became movie dates. Movie dates developed into a relationship.
"I have always told her to get out of her box and create avenues to meet people. But the gentle Mia claims that if it's meant to be, things will happen whether she does that or not. And she was right. If it's meant to be, it's meant
to be indeed. Cheers!" This was all Laurice could say during Mia's and Mike's - that is to say, our - wedding day.