Falling in love with someone from other country means understanding a different culture and sometimes another point of view or way to live and respect it…Distance can be hard but the real love doesn’t know any distance. Love isn’t measured by kilometers, it’s measured by the strength of our hearts.
When I met this couple, Sakiho & Ahmed, I really understood the definition of being in love with someone. They really care about each other and the other’s happiness means everything to you. That’s Love.
Having a walk in nature in a sunny day is the perfect plan for this couple but…how did Saki & Ahmed meet? In April of 2016, Ahmed was called out to give a training course held at Prague NH hotel, where Saki was working as a conference organizer of this annual Security Conference.’An Asian girl stole my attention among many people in that place. She greeted me with a great smile and I don’t know why we set up a conversation until my training started. I went to the workshop but in my mind I wanted to know more about this girl who dazzled me.’
After finishing his workshop, Ahmed did some information gathering about Saki, if she was available…Once he knew all the details, he felt encouraged to send her a LinkedIn message. ‘From there, the spark was fired in our hearts.’
While Saki & Ahmed were walking through the nature of Horsky park under the spring soul of the forest, they stopped to admire an almighty colourful tree. That tree had the formula to be loved by everyone : the resilience of the autumn, the endurance of the winter and the hope of the spring. These all seasons had contributed to create that harmony tree.
Love is harmony too. But, according to Saki, which are the ingredients to cook the ‘love formula’? Care, Trust, Respect and Forgiveness.
According to Ahmed, Love is not a noun, it is a Verb. ‘Love means Actions. It is a life state in which two people live in their own world and cannot feel or see anyone else but them. Love is Commitment. It is not a word to be said, it is a promise to protect your partner from life disappointments. Love is an indescribable feeling that cannot be similar to someone else’s feeling as it is Unique.’
Japanese and Egyptian cultures could be different at first sight. However, Saki & Ahmed have identified some matches between them.
Saki: ‘Kindness, smile, modesty and politeness are deeply rooted in Japan and Egypt. In Japan countryside, where I am from, we share the fact that women dress modestly, men take ownership of the home, neighbors take care of each other, big families live together… What I like the most about Egyptian culture is their heartwarming people, the hospitality and their craziness in a good way. You can see cars, tuk tuks, merchants, donkeys, people on a road without any traffic signals… Surprisingly without any accident.’
Ahmed: ‘In Japan, women understand and appreciate marriage in same way as in Arab world. I like their discipline, respect and optimism.‘
‘In Japan there are no more Samurai but I found my samurai from Egypt. Love is an Action. Man keeps his word.’ Saki will always remember her first visit to Egypt… ‘The day before my visit, Ahmed went to the intensive care because of his heart. I was hopeless but he escaped from that hospital to drive all the way to pick me up and take care of me during my stay in Egypt.’ For Ahmed, Saki is his best teacher in the subject of patience. He loves all of her.
‘Couple means Love, Support, Better half. Couple means Partnership with all it takes to become one soul in two bodies.’ This lovely couple has always found a way to stay together even when they were many kilometers far from each other. If you have the chance to meet them on your way, you will feel that amazing connection between their souls and their way to look outward in the same direction together.
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