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Love can do anything. It can even bring two people from two totally different worlds together. When I first met my husband I was an 18-year-old girl who was testing the waters of new relationships and craving new and exciting experiences and adventure. He was a 27-year-old college student living in a city nine hours away from the one I resided. On an especially hot day in June in the small town of Lancaster, Ohio I decided to escape the heat by going to the mall to see a movie. I had about 30 minutes before the movie started so I walked to a craft store next to the theater. About 5 minutes later he walked in and I couldn’t help but see how beautiful he was. I always was attracted to Asian men but living where I never expected to actually meet one. He started to walk towards me and I pretend to smell candles. I can imagine how silly I must have looked. He came over introduced himself and told me his name was Takeout and he was from Japan and was living in St. Louis to attend university. He told me he was just passing through and got out to stretch his legs after driving from taking a friend home for spring break. He asked me where some good places to eat were. We ended up walking around the mall together and had dinner. When he left we exchanged numbers and every weekend after that he drove nine hours to come visit me. We ran away and eloped on September 5, 2007. It was the best day of my life. I am so lucky to have found my one and only true love at such a young age. I am A Jew of Hungarian descent he is a Japanese Buddhist we make it work and we love making it work.