By Chance and By Choice

Some things are meant to be, just like the ro­mance be­tween Deb­o­rah Henry and Dr Ra­jiv Bhanot, which led to their #deb­o­ra­jiv wed­ding

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Deb­o­rah Henry and Ra­jiv Bhanot were made for each other and held their nup­tials with ex­trav­a­gant flair

Deb­o­ra­jiv first hap­pened many years ago, in 2001 when Deb­o­rah was 16, and Ra­jiv was 18. It was a fleet­ing mo­ment, a quick cross­ing of paths when they were both col­lege stu­dents in KL. Had you asked them about each other back then, both would have said that they could vaguely re­mem­ber it. They both went on with their lives, ven­tur­ing across the globe and mak­ing dif­fer­ences in their own ca­pac­i­ties for about 13 years be­fore they met again in 2014.

Com­mon friends in­tro­duced, or rather, rein­tro­duced the pair and they both in­stan­ta­neously clicked, bond­ing over con­ver­sa­tions about life, work and travel. “It’s rather funny that we didn’t meet sooner, con­sid­er­ing the num­ber of com­mon friends we have,” said Deb­o­rah. “Our chance meet­ing took place as four of us sat down for din­ner on a Septem­ber night in 2014, and the rest as they say is his­tory.” Two years flew by and the ques­tion was fi­nally asked. “I hon­estly thought I would know when Ra­jiv was go­ing to pro­pose, but he did well,” con­fessed Deb­o­rah,

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