How I Met Mister

Our First Dinner Date at Da Sette Soldi (with my hair straightened)

Mister makes me laugh.  That’s where the attraction began when I first met him in March of 2010.  We were both on holiday in Samoa.  He was visiting family.  I was on a much needed getaway.  On my last night in Samoa before heading to the airport for my 11pm flight, I decided to go out to dinner with my aunt at a hotel in town as they had a live band playing.  I wanted to enjoy the sweet sound of Samoan music before heading back to New Zealand.

My aunt invited a few of her friends, we enjoyed dinner and ordered drinks.  As I sipped away at my Pina Colada; enter Mister. Mister and his acquaintance approached our table to say hi to my aunt who works with his brother. My first thought-such a handsome man.  My aunt asked him and his friend to join our table, he sat across from me and we started talking and laughing.  Within only a few minutes of meeting he managed to fill my heart with a refounding sense of joy.

We ignored everyone else at our table as we engaged in meaningful conversation.  We talked about our dreams, and our varying perspectives of culture.  He moved from sitting across the table, to right next to me and told me I was gorgeous.  Four hours of  conversation came to an abrupt end as I told him I had to leave to catch my flight back to Auckland.  I was grateful that we both lived in the same town and we’d be seeing each other again.  He offered to take me to the airport but I already had a taxi waiting.  I gave him my number.  He gave me his number, address, and e-mail address-this made me laugh and to this day I still have the piece of paper with his details.

We always discuss our chance meeting.  If we had not gone to the hotel that night we would have never met.  Although we reside in the same town we doubt we would have met otherwise, as we have different interests, career paths and different social backgrounds and we frequent very dissimilar places in Auckland.  When I ask Mister to tell me the story of how we met he always starts by saying, “You looked beautiful, wearing a red flower in your hair and a blue strapless dress.”  I remember his smile as I left for the airport that night.

Mister flew back to NZ a week later and asked me out to coffee.   We still visit the same cafe for our coffee dates.  I am so blessed to be loved by such a kind and beautiful man.  We’ve been living together for over two years, every day learning from each other, and building our life together with love.
And yes, he still makes me laugh.

Love & laughter,
Curly Miri


70 thoughts on “How I Met Mister

  1. Awww, so sweet, it has happened to me as well, I met my ex and my wife like this 😀

    Both are fascinating and life changing experience for me, my ex reminds me not to trust anyone, while my wife reminds me to trust blindly.

    It’s love of a different kind.

    Will be looking to have you both tie the knot. Since marriage life is awesome in my experience, you don’t give yourself the priority but the other priority.

    Wish you all the best!

      • I know it’s a big step, but what I have experienced from my experience, marriage is a blind game, you need to know how much both of you are able to give up yourself.

        The more you and your partner are able to give up his/her own private truff the better and healthier it is!

        You are most welcome

        Take care and stay best 🙂

  2. awww so so beautiful. simple and exciting. That’s why it usually end up that day you didnt feel to go out and do, there might be something special awaiting you. Congrats on finding someone so awesome.

  3. What a lovely post. That doesn’t happen so often these days, anymore, unfortunately. Happy you found your love and what a fun, happy story of how it all began. I wish you both much happiness!

  4. I LOVE your story!!!! I’m always delighted and amazed at how God brings people together. My story is much like yours—a completely wonderful coincidence. I wrote about it for Chicken Soup. I called it “All You Need Is Love”. And really, isn’t that true? I’m so happy you found yours 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story with us out here in the world.

    • Thank you, Tina! I just finished reading “All You Need Is Love”. Your story is heart warming, an absolute joy to read. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to read through more of your posts.

  5. I must say Curly, you are one lucky woman. And he is one lucky man. I can tell by how you write about him that you are very much in love. It is so refreshing to hear a good love story gone right! Look forward to hearing more. 🙂

  6. I grew up with Samoans. I love the culture. I’m so happy for you. Can I say that even I don’t know you. Anyways I am. I grew up in San Diego and there is a large community of Samoans there. Mona, a Samoan, was my best friend. New Zealand is my favorite place. I use to play rugby and we went to New Zealand and played. I love the people, the Maori. So much fun. Take care and best to both of you.

    • I love your comment! You play rugby! If it wasn’t for Mister I wouldn’t have grown to love the game, he’s a huge fan and enjoys playing and although it’s a large part of NZ culture I’ve only recently come to understand and enjoy rugby, lol. My mother has two sisters living in San Diego. I visited once and yes indeed, lots of Samoans there! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so glad you have experienced the Samoan culture!

  7. Wonderful story of a chance meeting that blossomed into love! It gives me hope that there’s something/someone out there waiting to be found. You’re a beautiful couple and I wish you years of happiness 🙂

  8. Laughter really is the essence of Love. Without it – we are just OVE-r it haha – Play on words? No? I’ll work on it 😉
    Great story – beautiful souls finding each other ❤

  9. I’m such a nerd for chance encounters and yours is quite romantic. I’m happy that you’ve found someone wonderful 🙂

  10. Always been a believer in fate (& love!) but lately that has wavered. This restores my faith. Loved it, beautifully written. Your Mister is gorgeous but so are you, so well matched. (ps – don’t straighten those amazing curls, they’re fantastic!). (pps: visited Auckland for a far too brief trip, loved it, you are very lucky!!)

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