ANDREA & PATRICK
IN 2012, WE MET AS VOLUNTEERS IN THE YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY AT ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRVINE, CA. WE WERE HUNGRY, LOST, AND HOPING TO BE FED--WITH JESUS AND FREE PIZZA. AFTER MONTHS OF HANGING OUT, EATING OUT, WORKING OUT, AND LOOKING OUT FOR THE BEST CHICKEN TENDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, OUR FRIENDSHIP GREW. FINALLY, ON OCTOBER 23, 2013, THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST TENDERS ENDED AND SOMEONE TO EAT THEM WITH FOREVER, BEGAN.
AFTER A LITTLE OVER A YEAR OF OUR GLASSES AND CUFFED JEANS-WEARING ROMANCE, THAT INCLUDED FOOD, MUSIC, AND TRAVEL ADVENTURES; A LOT OF COFFEE, HUMMUS, DISNEYLAND DATES, AND CHILL HANGS WITH GOOD FRIENDS, PG COULD NO LONGER IGNORE WHAT GOD HAD BEEN SAYING TO HIM FOR MONTHS, "IF THOU LIKEST IT, THEN THOU SHALT PLACE THINE RING UPON IT." SO ON JANUARY 3, 2015, AFTER A ROOM-TEMPERATURE DATE IN LA, SPONTANEOUSLY AND UNPLANNED, HE PROPOSED IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ROMANTIC PLACE--HER DRIVEWAY. WHILE STANDING IN HER FLIP-FLOPS AND SOCKS, SHE SAID "YES."
ON JANUARY 9, 2016, IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WE FINALLY BEGIN OUR LIVES, TOGETHER 5EVER.
I burst onto the scene as a tender 9 pound, 4 ounce food-loving middle child. I grew up in Fountain Valley before moving to the city where dreams come true, Irvine. I hustled my way into UCLA, worked at Surfer Magazine & FOX, and finally found my true calling ...jk, I'm trying not to settle so I'm still working on it. Somehow, I ended up back in Irvine, where I survived a marathon-filled quarter life crisis and Rihanna-style haircuts. Still, I'm alive and well and living the dream with PG.
I grew up in Irvine, the greatest city in the world. After high school I did what no other Asian has done before, I didn't attend UCI. Instead, I went to art school in San Francisco where I lived for 5 years. I worked in advertising, grew herbs and smoked... dudes on the basketball courts! Eventually, I returned to the promised land of Irvine where I work as a designer, eat eggs and live the good life with Dre bae.