Today is a big day for Pascal, he has only been 2 months in Ireland but today is very important. Today he has date! Pascal has been busy all morning with getting himself in perfect condition. Hair done- Check. Teeth Brushed – Check. Clean Clothes – Check! He is all set to go!
Andrea is running a bit late, but she is almost at the designated meeting spot, luckily Andrea lives close to the Omni Shopping mall so its not a far walk. She is wearing her white summer jacket.
Pascal is sitting at the Starbucks in his brown summer jacket, he just arrived so did not have to wait too long. Andrea smiles at Pascal when she sees him and Pascal does the same. Pascal greets Andrea with 3 kisses on the cheeks. Even though she doesn’t understand it, Pascal notifies her that this is the Dutch custom, 1 kiss left, 1 kiss right and then another kiss on the left cheek. That is the Dutch way.
They order 2 large hot chocolates at the Starbucks and then walk together to the Santry park. A large park in the north of Dublin. Pascal and Andrea have never been in this park.
After talking about why they went to Dublin, (Andrea studies English in Dublin, while Pascal works in an IT company). After walking around for some time, they see a small hill in the middle of the park. The sparks are flying of Pascal and Andrea and before you know it, they started kissing. Love at first sight?
They spend the entire afternoon talking about their lives and have a lot of fun together.
To be continued..