Love Story: In Malayalam 31

Gorgeous Stephanie, from England, has a very sweet online love story to share. Special connections shouldn’t be ignored, follow your heart and have patience. Good things come to those who wait…

Our story begins March 2009 when my friend introduced me to a boy called Vinu on Facebook. For months we video chatted everyday. We were both living in England, but he was in the South East and I was in the South West. Our video chats continued and we were both certain we really liked each other, but I was reluctant to pursue anything because of the distance and I wanted to concentrate on my GCSE exams. I was only 15 when we started chatting!

Seven months later, after my exams were over, we decided that we wanted to meet each other. You only live once after all, and our amazing connection was special and impossible to ignore. On 29th October 2009 we finally met! He caught a train to my home town in Somerset, I waited anxiously, a stomach full of butterflies, at the station. As I watched him step off the train, I fell in love with him instantly!

After meeting in person, we made time to see each other every other month for three and a half years! It was so tough having to leave him each time, missing him all the time and it got really tough to find time to see each other once we both started working, but we were determined not to let anything come between us!

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Four years after our first conversation online, a miracle happened. Vinu got a job in my hometown! He had to start immediately so he moved in with me, my Mum and my sister. I couldn’t believe my luck, I was really surprised his family let him do such a thing! We are now both working really hard so we can buy our own home together.

Vinu teaches me Malayalam (his mother tongue) and I love to watch Malayalam movies with him and his family. I don’t understand what the actors and actresses are saying, but I love the beautiful colours and songs. They make me smile.

Last year, Vinu and his family took me and my Mum to the beautiful state of Kerala, which is where they are from. I have never experienced such a beautiful and spiritual place. All of his family were so welcoming and friendly, the women kept grabbing my cheeks and telling me I was beautiful. I tasted all the local homemade dishes, rode on an elephant, and wore a saree shop! India is such a beautiful country and it was lovely to see Vinu in his home surroundings. An amazing experience that brought us closer.

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One day we hope to get married and build our own family but as per Indian tradition, we are waiting for his elder brother to marry first. I will love him forever, he’s my soul mate and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us.


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About Lauren Mokasdar

Lauren fell in love on the internet, took a one way flight from England, got married & started a new life & bicultural family in India. She writes about finding happiness & balance between two very different worlds, when her baby takes a nap.

31 thoughts on “Love Story: In Malayalam

  • rafaela

    congrats, my husband is also a mallu
    but he life still in dubai, in moment we meet us all 6 mt
    in dubai or in india, it is really hard, everytime to go back to swiss
    with his family i speak in skype, or writ mails…..

    to be alone is the hardest thing,

  • Bee

    I would just ask that you don’t ride on elephants. The elephants that are used for such purposes are often captured as babies and abused over the course of their lifetime. It’s an exploitative trade and really inhumane.

    Lovely story of meeting and growing together, though. I wish you both the best!

    • Lauren Mokasdar Post author

      Hey Bee,

      Thats a sad point. Such a shame, I am yet to see an elephant in India (I guess I would have to go down South) but it’s so sad that this happens. I hope it isn’t widespread!

      I hope you are well!!

      Lots of love xx

    • subtle007

      its not always like that what u r seeing is a westner point of view.we here in india worship elephants and we have one very special god known as ganesh who is half human half elephant

      • Bee

        I am well aware of that. However riding elephants is inhumane and not something that should be done, bottom line.

  • Tamilla Mamedova

    Beautiful story, wish them the best of luck for the future. She is lucky that the boys family did not object to her being a foreigner. People from Kerala are really lovely and it’s a more matriarchal culture when compared to the north of India.

    • MJ0701

      That’s true. I can relate to this post a little. I’m from the U.S. and I’m deeply in love with a boy from Kerala. He hasn’t spoken to his family yet, and we’re having some difficulty. He always tells me that if his family knew about me they would throw him out of the house. 🙁

  • sheshankjoshi

    Most elephants are not captured, they are bred. Capturing elephants is prohibited. Moreover, I have never seen an elephant badly abused, instead I saw keeper hitting it with a stick. That’s how we teach it to behave socially. I saw many keepers developing a kind of father son relationship with those tender creatures. Its often circus people who abuse them, and most circus are already vanishing.

    • Lauren Mokasdar Post author

      Hey, thanks for your comment 🙂
      I am sure that elephants are treated well in some places, and awfully in others. Sad truth all across the world, some people are animal abusers. Hoping the abusers vanish like the circus’.

      I hope you are well! 🙂



  • D Singh

    Hi Lauren,

    This is another beautiful love story; I wish Vinu and Stephanie all the best in the future. May the Lord shower his blessings upon them. I wish that they’d get their own home and live happily ever after with beautiful children. Lauren I also wish you and Raj the best in the future and with the Lord’s blessings have lovely children and grow old together. God bless you all.

  • anant

    i am very happy for them.. well yah she said right at end,,, we hv to wait until elder get married in india.. hahaha well i am glad you said you want to build your family on Indian tradition..!! love is just work until you give it meaning..!!

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