EMPIRE STATE OF MIND
Carey Ng & Roen Cian
National Director of Miss Universe Malaysia, Director of The Group (Three years together)
What made you realise you belong together? C: The friendship and respect we have for each other, as well as all the growth and progress we’ve made since Day One – it made us realise we wanted a proper partnership with each other.
R: When I saw how well we got along. No matter what we’re doing, time just flies by when we’re together. If one of you had a bad day, how would you comfort each other? C: A great football match or cycling session, comfort food, a good long hug, and watching TV!
R: Having a good dinner and just laying in bed, watching TV together. It’s the simple stuff that works for us. How do you two balance each other out? C: He’s the cool cat; I’m the hot nerd! R: We give each other a lot, especially space and understanding.
Your relationship role models:
C: My grandparents. It’s a real relationship which has stood the test of time. They’ve been through everything, good and bad, and they’re still holding hands.
R: Our parents, for sure – still happily married after all these years. What are your plans this Valentine’s Day? C: I just want to spend time together. R: Dining under the stars at Stratosphere – mhmm! You travel a lot together. Which destination holds the most meaning for you?
C: New York! It was the longest and furthest trip we took together, and we enjoyed every minute being in the city.
R: Yep, New York. It’s just so romantic and historical.
Your top three favourite things about each other:
C: His jokes, loving “insults” and his great ambition.
R: Her smile, caring nature and insideout beauty.
Your most embarassing nicknames:
C: I’m not embarassed by any of them! Our nicknames aren’t sugarcoated or that romantic, though. Sometimes we call each other “Budak”.