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Social worker who was won over by a familiar voice

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 November, 2011, 12:00am

Social workers Kevin Chu and Kelly Ho were one of 11 lucky couples chosen to tie the knot on the observation deck at The Peak Galleria mall on the auspicious 11th day of the 11th month of 2011.

The couple, both 31, met in 2006 at City University, where they were studying social work. They grew close as they supported one another through their internships.

In 2008, Kevin decided it was time to tell Kelly he had feelings for her. He waited outside her apartment block one evening with a box of chocolates.

'It was an interesting approach - he didn't want a verbal answer from me but said if I wanted to be with him I should take a chocolate,' Kelly said. 'Well, who can say no to chocolate?'

Kelly travels frequently for work, but Kevin is never far away. Kevin records messages for her to listen to while she's away - he tells her how he feels about her, how much he misses her and plays her love songs.

'I love listening to the radio,' Kevin said, explaining his inspiration for the messages. 'I find it so intimate and romantic. You can close your eyes and lose yourself in the voice and use your imagination.'

'He always makes me feel that I'm loved,' Kelly said. 'We really click. Sometimes I wonder if he can read my mind.'

When Kevin decided to pop the question in February, he made Kelly another audio clip. At the end of the recording, he asked Kelly to meet him at The Peak as soon as she returned from her trip. When Kelly got to The Peak, Kevin had a slide show waiting - it featured photos of the two of them and the final slide read: 'Will you marry me?'

When Kelly said yes, the couple's friends and relatives appeared to congratulate them - all invited by Kevin to be part of the moment.

The couple will celebrate with a banquet for about 300 guests on December 31 at a Kowloon Bay restaurant.

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