There are some people in life that kind of catch you by surprise; you meet them under some kind of outlandish circumstances, the sort of situation that you look back on and think “WTF?” but you end up being closer than you would have ever expected. Or, sometimes you might expect to get along really well with someone, but somehow it just doesn’t work out. These little tricks of fate can be referred to as 合縁奇縁. I think that you’ll most commonly see this one used to describe romantic relationships (most example sentences have it used in a speech at a wedding anniversary), but it can apply to any sort of human relations.
1) A trick of fate
2) A seemingly chance encounter that brought two people together
3) Everything happens for a reason (everything in the context of relationships)
4) As if it were meant to happen
We were from different places, meeting in a place as unlikely as Saga, but, as if it were meant to be, we got close enough to teach each other our various secret Way of the Fighting Fish techniques.
Happy Birthday Brett (Defendership), and thanks for the WFF pointers.
PS: yes, you’re getting a real present, too.
Posted by: Nirav, with slight cleaning by Azzidisridden