When Sydney-based student Simonn Nguyen won a free plate of Greek food at the International Night Markets, he never envisaged that a live video on social media in which he expresses his love for all-things Greek would go viral.
“The response from people has been incredible,” Simonn told Neos Kosmos.
“My account has been saturated with messages of friendship and support by the Greek communities all over Australia and I love it.
In the popular video, the 21-year-old, who was born in Vietnam and migrated to Australia when he was just a few months old, declared his undying wish for a Greek wife.
“I am Asian, but I must admit there is nothing I don’t like about the Greeks except for one thing: I still haven’t been able to find a Greek wife,” he says.
Simonn’s real connection with the Greek culture began from a young age, during his regular visits at his mother’s place of work.
“I used to go past the beauty salon where my mother worked. I grew up in there and I enjoyed hanging out with mum’s Greek customers. They used to tell me stories about the past, teach me how to speak their language and introduced me to real authentic Greek food. The only thing I haven’t managed to do is convince those wonderful ladies to allow me to marry one of their daughters and granddaughters,” he says.
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