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When cupid strikes: Soo Kui Jien, 37, and Sarah Tan, 29
by Laura Tan

Soo Kui Jien, 37, and Sarah Tan, 29

The two TV presenters married in 2008 and have a two-year-old son.

How did you meet?

Tan: We met a few times in 2005 through a mutual friend at work events but Jien never talked to me. He's not a nice person.
Soo: I'd heard that she was a great girl and cool to hang out with, but the first time we met at a French Connection event in Kuala Lumpur, she said "hi" and left. Later, I found out it was because she was hungover and I thought she was not a nice person.

Who made the first move?

Tan: I did. When we first met, I felt he thought himself a bit of a superstar because he didn't really want to talk to me. It was love at third sight, maybe. It was at our third meeting at an Adidas event in Kuala Lumpur that we started talking and got on so well. I thought he was wonderful. He was going to leave to meet a friend so I texted him asking him to stay. He did and we hung out the whole night.
Soo: She made the first move before I could. I thought that was wonderful.

What do you like most about your partner?

Tan: I like it when he snores and all I have to do is hit him and he'll roll over and stop.
Soo: I like it when I've drifted into deep sleep, she hits me so I'll turn over.

What is the best thing your partner has ever done for you?

Tan: Best thing he's done is to love me for me.
Soo: Best thing? Is that she said "yes".

This article was first published in Urban, The Straits Times.

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