Robert & Seah, much love and blessings as you make your vows to one another before our great God. Quite frankly, I think I always knew that you both would get to this point, so when I heard the good news, I said "it's about time!" Seeing your relationship grow and develop in person, on Facebook, has truly been beautiful and I'm so happy for the both of you. Rob, you've always been like a brother to me. From all the time we spent together growing up in the Dojang, the Korea Trip in 1996, among so many other memories, you've always been someone I've admired and looked up to. Wishing you both nothing but the best, see you both soon.
Robert & Seah, congratulations and many blessings to you both. From the moment I typed the password I was watching a beautiful love story from the beginning. and yes it made me cry and laugh! Creative, romantic, sneaky and fun doesn't even describe your life. I can't believe it's been five years since I met you Robert at work. I met Seah at hoiday parties, and always look forward to seeing her and you together. I'm so happy that you let us share in your life. I am sure you kept the red string that keeps you tied together. Enjoy the rest of the wedding planning, and see you very soon. You are certainly meant for each other and deserve a very "Happily Ever After". much love, Arelys.
That is so creative, Robert! Don't ever forget the effort you put into catching your "beautiful butterfly". We men tend to concentrate on the chase and forget about enjoying what we have. When the honeymoon period fades just keep in mind that you chose her to stick it out through thick and through thin with. It's the most wonderful feeling to have someone by your side that has made the same commitment, forever. I wish you two the best and would enjoy meeting Seah in the future!
Off to Hawaii!
Michele and I first met through a family friend. We started building our friendship attending summer SAT schools and riding NYC subways together. She has now become more than just a friend, but family. She’s like a cousin to me. Michele is quiet and patient, complementing my loud and spur of the moment actions.
Nelson has been my very best friend from as long as I could remember. At the age of 5, a friendship and a brotherhood would begin over playing with GI Joe toys. Throughout the years we have been there for one another and I know I can always count on him to cheer me up and be that shoulder to lean on.
What can I say, Jimmy (aka Rainbow) is my right hand man. We have been through so much together since high school, ups and downs, highs and lows, and many crazy times. He has always been there for me to the absolute fullest and he has never questioned anything I ask or say.
Jun was my roommate from college and we shared many milestones together. Living with someone for 5 years creates a special bond very few understand. He helped me propose to Seah and I will forever be grateful. I am very lucky to have him by my side.
Theresa and I spent many hours singing and walking many miles together. Her laid back personality always softens our meetings and makes it into a "resort" away from troubles. She’s always been “there”, ready to hear me out and to lend me her shoulders.
I have known Will (aka Baby Teeth) since high school and he has always been like a brother to me. He is hard working, always constant and reliable, and hilarious. We always have fun when we hang out and I miss the yesterdays when we used to work together and spend more time with one another.
If I want to try something new and need a partner, Michelle is the one to call. Her openness to new experiences, places to travel, hardships to endure always become "fun times together". On our high school yearbook, we both promised to be present at each other's wedding. And here we are today!
David is the older brother I never had growing up. I have always looked up to him for his strength, his faith, and his knowledge. When you practice Martial Arts with someone for over 20 years, you definitely develop trust and respect towards one another.
1. Head west on Highwood Ave
2. Turn left onto County Rd
3. Slight right onto E Clinton Ave
4. Turn left onto S Washington Ave
5. Turn right onto New Bridge Rd
(intersection of Rite-Aid & Hanyang Mart)
6. Take the 1st left onto Windsor Rd
Destination will be on the left
Growing up, I was always told "be ready". So for this very special event, I tried my best to do just that. I planned and planned, made checklists for the things I needed to do and the equipment I had to prepare and send over. I had backup plans for backup plans. Still, regardless of all the planning, unexpected things always happen like someone shutting off one of the staged cameras or me having a hard time myself trying to get to the center of the maze on time. Looking back on that day allows me to remember how I want to live the rest of my life with Seah: full of love and surprises, anticipation and gratitude. God is good!!!
When we first started dating, Seah used to always say that throughout the years we were always connected by an invisible thread that kept us together regardless of how near or far we were from each other. I wanted my proposal to her to be meaningful and memorable and so I played off the theme of two hearts connected by a thread. I wondered where I could possibly pull this off and many headaches later the inception of a maze popped up in my head. Just like a maze, there were times when our relationship had obstacles, but we always managed to find our way. I started to do some research on corn and garden mazes all over the world and nationwide. The problem with corn mazes is that the stalks aren’t too tightly packed next to each other so you could actually see through the maze as you walk through it.
In August 2012, I came across a place called the Luray Garden Maze in Virginia and decided to visit with my friend Jun. The place was perfect! Now how do I get her here? Many months passed and I had some other places in mind that I could possibly propose to her. I was also pretty busy designing and finalizing things with the engagement ring.
Then one day Seah told me we were invited to her friend’s wedding and that it would be in Virginia. She also said she wanted to check out the Luray Caverns and the “garden maze” that was next to it. The opportunity had presented itself to me and so it was on like Donkey Kong! I started to coordinate with my friend Jun who would be helping me with the whole setup. The owner of the garden maze was truly kind and arduously worked at getting the property ready for our special day. There were some hiccups (snow storms, rain storms, planting, etc…) along the way but in March 2013 we had our trip to Luray, Virginia.
When we got there, I was a bit nervous that things wouldn’t go the way I had so meticulously planned but regardless, I was optimistic and wanted to go with the flow. We bought the tickets from the office staff and they suggested that we should take two different paths and race to the center of the maze. He also asked if we could wear action cameras to record footage for their marketing / social / advertising campaign. Little did she know, everything was planned and the maze was rigged with video cameras. I egged her on about how I would get to the center of the maze first and Seah competitively disagreed. I quickly got to the center and saw Jun waiting there for me with everything in place. When you think of how you’re going to propose and how calm and smooth you will be, when the time finally comes, it isn’t always what you expected. Waiting there for her felt like an eternity (although only 15 minutes) and I got quite emotional hearing our song play when she finally got to the note I had written for her, that was attached to a long thread that would lead her to the center of the maze to me. When I saw her come towards me, I thought this is the woman that will be my wife, the woman that will be the mother of my children one day, the woman that has loved me all these years, and I truly felt blessed. So I got down on my knee and asked her to marry me.
Robert’s Version: (scroll down for Seah's Version)
I guess you can say it all started with a mysterious AOL Instant Messenger buddy popup invite. There I was just minding my own business on my computer when I got a buddy invite from someone. I accepted the request only to find someone asking me if I was Robert Kim. I agreed that I was and she introduced herself as Seah and how she wanted to meet me the next day at our High School cafeteria. I was a little hesitant to meet my stalker but figured why not. The next day during lunch, she found me and we got to know one another over waffle cheese fries. We would greet each other in the hallways and from time to time we would hang out. More and more, I felt this feeling whenever I was around her, not magnetic, not an attraction…..yes abrasion. I could not stand her and whenever we were together we would argue. When I saw her coming towards me from down the hallway I would purposely turn around and walk the other way. I thought she was too opinionated and I remember she said I was obnoxious. Nonetheless, we would acknowledge each other and keep in touch through the years. On my 25th birthday, I wanted to celebrate big so I invited many friends as well as Seah. It had been a while since I last saw her and so it was a pleasant surprise. After my birthday, she was up to her old ways and started stalking me again. Still, all these years later, although in some ways the same, she seemed different. Call it maturity, call it fate, we both gave in a little, put down our guard, and I guess you could say the rest was history.
September of 1998, first day of high school, how exciting! I walked into the building and looked at the bulletin board with lists of student’s names and their homeroom number. There I was. I scanned the entire board trying to find anyone I can possibly make friends with. Robert Kim, hmmmm that sounds like a Korean name. I wonder who he is. From then on, I had a mission to find out who he was. I asked teachers and students, picking up information of Robert Kim. After my arduous effort, I was able to receive the ultimate contact info of Robert, his AOL instant messenger screen name. YES! I waited and waited for days and weeks online, excited and anxious to chat with Robert. One day, he was on. I asked to meet him at school. I wanted to see his face! And so we finally met. Once in awhile we would bump into each other in the hallway and say hi. Couple of times we went to see movies with other friends. But ALL THE TIME, we would argue about EVERYTHING. He was so pig-headed and sexist. He got on my nerves so I never thought much of him. One day, I was at my locker after school. He came by with a flyer in his hand and asked me to come and support him at a Tae Kwon Do sparring event that weekend. Hmmm…. Why would I want to go there? I thought. I told him I was busy helping my parents at the store so I won’t be able to make it. He looked disappointed and left. And until this day, he never asked me that question ever again. But who knew I would be his girlfriend 10 years later and I would regret not attending that event? May 2007, after graduating college, I got in touch with Robert again. He asked me to attend his 25th birthday celebration. That night, I met a different Robert. He was not pig-headed and he was not sexist. Instead he was sexy! I was flabbergasted. He was no longer a boy, but a man. And I became curious just as I was curious about him on the first day of high school. I wanted to get to know him better. He became my mission once again.
Born and raised in Jersey City, I was always an over active kid who enjoyed sports and extreme hobbies. My parents had enrolled me in Martial Arts to control myself, learn respect and discipline, and practice my focus and patience. This is where I learned a lot of humility and important lessons on life. I’d like to say that I always worked hard throughout grammar school, high school, and college; finally graduating from Penn State with a degree in IT and Business. I’ve worked for a myriad of companies ranging from telecom to a startup software shop to finance. Through it all and somehow, the stars were aligned and I lucked out, being re-acquainted with Seah after all those years. Almost 6 years later and many smiles, laughs, and tears, we are engaged. Seah is the most amazing and loving woman I know and I can't wait for our wedding day and the rest of our lives together.
I am a registered dietitian currently studying Oriental Medicine. Growing up in Jersey City as an only child, of first generation Korean American parents, gave me an opportunity to be a bridge between Korean-American and Old-New. This sprouted a strong interest and appreciation to Asian culture in me. After graduating from Rutgers with nutrition and Chinese degree, I reconnected with Robert by a chance. Looking back, it’s evident that all types of experiences and people you’ve met in the past build you up to who you are now. All things work in circles just as the four seasons come back to start again each year. And although it seemed as though reuniting with Robert was just a coincidence, I don’t think it was an accident at all. We were connected by a thread from the beginning. There surely were lots of knots along the way which we had to unravel and there certainly are many more to get through but I am excited to work at it together. Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Seah Kim, here we come!
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