Jane & Troy

October 6, 2018Georgetown, Penang

Our Story 我们的故事
Story of Two Parallel Lines 两条平行线的故事

We are two parallel lines that converged at infinity.

In 2009, two very different lines met at the National University of Singapore. I was just a Malaysian small-town girl, living in the US. He was just a city boy, born and raised in Singapore.

The story that followed is familiar to our family: we grew up to wear business suits, our hairstyle conformed to professional standards, and we started talking business. Then we both graduated in the worst hiring drought in 2012. We both joined KPMG, Troy in Singapore, I was in Kuala Lumpur. Some time later, I returned to Penang and joined my parents in the steel industry, and Troy found his place in the Singapore banking industry. The two lines diverged, seemingly never to converge again.

But, the world is a huge place, with a huge population, and a huge number of coincidences. Early 2017, a university friend was visiting Singapore from the US. We had not spoken in a long while, flying over from Malaysia just for a coffee meet seemed a bit much, but for some reason, that weekend I did not think much of it, let’s meet up! I thought. That same weekend, Troy was in Singapore, I was in Singapore. The two lines converged once again.

Looking back, it was not mere coincidence, more of destiny.

我们 是两条平行线,在命运的驱使下,走到了一起。

2009年 在美国度过了8年,我回到了亚洲。那年一月,我在新加坡国立大学上了学生生涯最难的必修课-会计 。而那年一月,Troy 他也是会计生。一个从小到大在新加坡长大的城市男孩子,一个从马来西亚乡村到美国小城的女孩子,在新加坡,两条平行线有了第一个交汇点 。

接下来的故事我们家人都知道,我们不再留着怪怪的发型,我们穿着也不再那么的特异,我们开始说business talk,然后我们都在正逢经济最差的2012年毕业。我们都进了会计四大的KPMG,Troy在新加坡,我在吉隆坡。再后来,我回到了槟城继承爸妈在钢铁业的一片天,Troy在新加坡银行界闯出自己的一片天。两条平行线越走越远,仿佛不会再有交汇点。

但,世界那么大,人那么多,因缘巧合的事也特别多。去年初我在美国的大学同学来到了新加坡。这位同学我们好几年都没联系,我特意飞过来喝杯咖啡也好像有多,但不知道为什么,那个周末我就觉得这些都没什么,就见个面吧。那个周末,Troy在新加坡,我在新加坡。两条平行线有了第二个交汇点。

现在回看起来,倒不是机缘巧合,是命运安排。相遇不用太早,现在刚刚好,你正好温柔,我刚好成熟。

Love, Jane

Our Song

This is a song dear to us both, it's called 夜空中最亮的星 The Brightest Star In The Night Sky, by 逃跑计划 Escape Plan.

夜空中最亮的星 The brightest star in the night sky

能否听清 Can you hear me clearly?

那仰望的人 The person who looks up

心底的孤独和叹息 with loneliness and lament at the bottom of my heart

夜空中最亮的星 The brightest star in the night sky

能否记起 Can you remember?

曾与我同行 The one who had walked with me,

消失在风里的身影 a figure who disappeared into the wind

我祈祷拥有一颗透明的心灵 I pray to have a translucent mind

和会流泪的眼睛 and eyes that could cry

给我再去相信的勇气 Give me the courage to believe again

越过谎言去拥抱你 Cross the lies to embrace you

每当我找不到存在的意义 Whenever I can't find the meaning of existence

每当我迷失在黑夜里 Whenever I am lost in the dark night

夜空中最亮的星 The brightest star in the night sky

请指引我靠近你 Please guide me towards you

夜空中最亮的星 The brightest star in the night sky

是否知道 Do you know

那曾与我同心的身影 the figure that was with me in heart

如今在哪里 Where is it now?

夜空中最亮的星 The brightest star in the night sky

是否在意 Do you care

是等太阳升起 will the sun rise

还是意外先来临 or will the unexpected arrive first?

我宁愿所有痛苦都留在心里 I would rather leave all my pain in my heart

也不愿忘记你的眼睛 Than to forget your eyes

给我再去相信的勇气 Give me the courage to believe again

越过谎言去拥抱你 Cross the lies to embrace you

每当我找不到存在的意义 Whenever I can't find the meaning of existence

每当我迷失在黑夜里 Whenever I am lost in the dark night

夜空中最亮的星 The brightest star in the night sky

请照亮我前行 Please illuminate and guide me forward