Find Out How These Hong Kong Power Couples Met
- Gigi Chao & Sean EavGigi Chao & Sean Eav
- Angie & Ivan TingAngie & Ivan Ting
- Nancy Fung & Dinesh NihalchandNancy Fung & Dinesh Nihalchand
- Océane & Winston KooOcéane & Winston Koo
- Denise Ho & David LinDenise Ho & David Lin
- Candy Chuang & Neville KotewallCandy Chuang & Neville Kotewall
- Emily Lam & Kent HoEmily Lam & Kent Ho
- Kingston Chu & Kelly LoKingston Chu & Kelly Lo
- Christopher Owen & Victoria Tang-OwenChristopher Owen & Victoria Tang-Owen
With Valentine's Day around the corner, love is in the air. We took our Tatler friends for a trip down memory lane to find out how they met their special someone:
Gigi Chao & Sean Eav
"Sean and I met through the introduction of a mutual friend. One Father’s Day, I wanted to get my Dad a watch, and her being something of an expert, we spoke on the phone and she advised me on some good choices. The friendship stuck, and eventually, we fell in love."
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Angie & Ivan Ting
"Ivan and I met in 2001 through two mutual friends. They set up gatherings for us such as drinks, dinners, and boat trips so we got to know more about each other."
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Nancy Fung & Dinesh Nihalchand
"I met my husband Dinesh in 2007 during the Shanghai Grand Prix after party. As I had just quit my job then, a friend of mine asked if I would be willing to help them with a freelance project to do the launch party for a very "hip and cool" serviced apartment called KUSH. Dinesh was introduced to me at the party as our potential client, and I didn't speak to him much that night as I thought I was there to party and did not feel like entertaining a client. I ended up working on that project and have not ignored him since."
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Océane & Winston Koo
"I met my wife Océane through a mutual friend as I was hosting my regular movie night on a Sunday evening at my apartment. A good friend of mine invited her along that evening. I believe we were all going to watch La Vie en Rose."
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Denise Ho & David Lin
Candy Chuang & Neville Kotewall
“When Neville told me that he knew I would be his wife as soon as he saw me, I told him to stop making things up. Then I said, ‘If you knew that then, why didn’t you tell me earlier so I didn’t have to spend years searching for my other half?’”
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Emily Lam & Kent Ho
“People can never believe that this wasn’t a setup, as we have so many friends in common,” said Emily. “But we met during a presentation. What could be more normal than that?” Kent added, “It was kind of extraordinary for me. I was invited to go to the meeting at the last minute and was hesitant because it was my birthday. Luckily I did go, because meeting Emily was the best present of my life.”
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Kingston Chu & Kelly Lo
“It was unspoken, but there was a connection," says Kingston. After starting as dance partners, their connection blossomed into a nine-year romance that culminated in Kingston's surprise proposal during a performance of Beauty and the Beast in which, of course, Kelly played Belle.
Christopher Owen & Victoria Tang-Owen
Christopher said, “We had a boozy dinner on the beach for New Year’s Eve and I guess I was the last one left, and she pounced.” Victoria's approach was a unique one: “I said, ‘Oh I dropped my earring in the sand. Can you help me find it?’ And then I got him under the dinner table and just kind of went for it.”