We started with an email on August 10, 2012, exchanged our messenger ID''s and started chatting on Aug. 11th. We hit it off great from the beginning sharing the same interests and enjoying each other conversations. The first few weeks we talked on messenger everyday for 4-5 hours laughing and enjoying each other with so much in common. I asked her to download Skype in hopes of getting a better internet connection and sure enough we continued to talk everyday for 4 months.
Time went so fast every time we spoke, 3-4 hours felt like 20 minutes, after the first 6 or 7 weeks talking on Skype we decided we should meet so I asked for a request for time off from work to go visit Lia in Jakarta.We both knew from the beginning that we had a feeling that this was the one to marry, I knew she was the one and Lia felt it too so after 4 months of emailing, Skype, and messenger we needed to be together and know it was real. We waited a few weeks for the approval at work and in the mean time we kept talking about what were going to do or see while I visit her. I never have been to that part of the world so I wanted to see different countries so we decided on visiting a couple countries and after talking and learning that Lia was a well seasoned traveler throughout Asia we decided on meeting in Hong Kong for a week, then flew through Singapore to Jakarta then visited Lombok where we went on to the Gili Islands for another week. After the Gili Islands we went on to Bali for a week then on to Patong, Thailand & the Phi Phi Islands and eventually made it back to her home to meet her family and announce that we were engaged!
We already hit it off so good the first 3 months using Skype that when we met we were already so in Love with each-other. We were both a little nervous the first few days but after we got to know each other we were so deeply in Love that the world seemed to stop. After the first week we ended up in Singapore on our 4 month anniversary day and I asked for her hand in marriage while we were laughing, hugging, and kissing together. I didn't have a ring but I knew it was the right time to ask and Lia said YES! We continued on our vacation/honeymoon for another 3 weeks and bought the rings in Jakarta before I left. We filed for our fiancee Visa last week and expect to marry next year in the United states once all the paper work is approved.