Paris is for Lovers: Our Love Story

Paris is for Lovers

I met Kufre at a mutual friend’s wedding in New Rochelle, New York where he was one of the groomsmen and I was a guest.

Prior to this meeting, a mutual friend had introduced us and we spoke once over phone. We didn’t meet and I forgot he even existed.

As fate would have it, we met, this time in person. πŸ™‚

I arrived New Rochelle the night before the wedding day and checked into the hotel reserved for the wedding guests. The next morning I went down to the restaurant for breakfast with a plan to pop in and say hi to my friend- the groom before the wedding.

When I got downstairs, I met the groom with about 15 guys or more seated at the bar (Kufre was one of them). πŸ˜‰

I exchanged pleasantries with the guys I could recognize and maybe said hi to Kufre (I can’t recall).

After breakfast, a few guys including Kufre, wanted a haircut and I needed to go by the mall so I joined them. Strolling into the mall, Kufre stalled and walked by me.

First, he tried the “fake” British accent thing and said…

He: Hi there…I’m Kufre. You are?

Me: Hey! I’m Edidiong.

He: Nice! So what do you do?

Me: I work at the pharmacy.

He: Another Pharmacist! Ya? That seems to be a common profession here in the US. Ekwere (the groom) is a Pharmacist and a few other guys here are too, so I conclude.

Me: That’s funny. There are non-pharmacists who work at the pharmacy you know?

He: Nice I’m visiting from the U.K. Ekwere is my childhood friend. Nice chatting, see you around. CHEERS!

Me: Okay… see you around too.

Then I thought to myself, “What a weird guy”. What kind of person says “Cheers” though??? πŸ™‚

I went about my day. Later, at the wedding party, he approached me and asked for a dance. I said to myself “Oh, this U.K. guy who says “cheers” is back again. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

He: Are you shy? (with the fake accent )πŸ™„

Me: NO! WHY?

He: You act like it

ME: Whatever… of course I’m not.

He: Do you remember my name?

Me: Yeah you said Kufre. So, Mr. Kufre do you have a surname?

He: Kufre Uwem. My friends call me Dongo.

Me: Hmm… I know that name. We have spoken over the phone before.

He: Really? No way!

Me: Oh yes we have, you called me.

(Then he recalls the conversation we had after I mention the mutual friend involved and says…)

He: Yes you are absolutely right, What a coincidence. Now you should dance with me.

And then, we danced! We haven’t stopped dancing! We won’t stop dancing together!

In March 2017, to mark my birthday, Kufre surprised me with a trip to the City of Love- Paris, France.

And in Paris, he made a promise to love me for the rest of his life.

Today, we are engaged to be married soon.

Paris is for Lovers!!!

Read more: The Couple who visited 7 Countries and 14 Cities to celebrate their Anniversary.Β 

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