Li, 23, first saw the love of his life on the 101 bus on September 14. But he decided not to say anything to her because he knew "if it was to be, fate would let me see her again."
He let another month pass. With the girl still on his mind, Li started waiting for passing 101 buses at the Jiulidi bus stop from 6 to 8 a.m. every morning, hoping to catch a glimpse of his Juliet.
Four days later, he finally caught a glimpse of a familiar figure, still dressed in the same way, with earphones in. Li Shuo jumped after her, but again he was too chicken to take a seat next to her and simply took a seat nearby.
Li Shuo leaned forward and timidly said, "Hi." The girl, surprised, did a double take without saying anything. Nervously, Li Shuo tored out a piece of paper from the notebook of the kid sitting next to him, borrowed a pen, and wrote down his name and age, and that he was interested in the girl.
He hesitated for a long time and then when the bus was nearly at his stop, he tapped her on the shoulder and passed her the note.
After he got off the bus, his palm sweaty, he suddenly realized that he'd written down his feelings, his name, and his age, but not his phone number.
Dun dun DUN!
We can't take the suspense anymore: To make an unnecessarily long and drawn-out story short, our romantic lead had a chance to talk to the object of his desire two days later, during which she informed him that she's a freshman at the Chengdu Institute of Technology, where she'll soon start military training, and that she likes listening to music. Unfortunately for our hero, she refused to give him her number, but said that she would be happy to "make friends" and hopes that "by fate" they will meet again. But he still didn't give up! More than a month later, he still goes to the bus stop faithfully, trying to create this "fate," even going so far as to continue taking the same route even after he moved apartments.
So what does Li Shuo have to say for himself? What if the girl he barely knows has a boyfrind already, or just doesn't like him? "No problem," he says. "She has four years of university ahead of her. I have time to persuade her."
CREEPY! Perhaps more troublesome than this [total stalker] story itself is the fact that a reporter decided it was newsworthy enough to write up. It also makes us wonder how, with hook-up attempts this unsuccessful, where these 1.6 billion people came from.