TOGETHER with Philip and Kacie Le
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How did you meet?
We first met in August 2011 but became official in February 2012. We met in pharmacy school on the Big Island of Hawaii. --P
Do you have a favorite memory of a time you shared together?
When we first got together during pharmacy school, we would take weekend trips to Kona. During these trips, we shared many smiles and laughter and really got to know one another. Many of these weekends were spent at the beach relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. --P
My favorite memory was when we traveled to Japan, which was our first international trip by ourselves. We ate to our heart's content, explored the cities and got lost a few times while navigating our way through the train systems. We had an amazing time and can't wait to go back. -- K
When or how did you know he/she was the one?
Our relationship was built on years of trust and communication. As a couple, I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else. As our careers became stable, I was ready for the next step. --P
What about your partner makes you smile?
Kacie is one of the most caring and selfless person I have ever known. She is so genuine and loving and I am a very lucky man to call her my better half. --P
What was it like to buy an engagement ring?
I knew I wanted a custom engagement ring but didn’t know where to look. I was overwhelmed and frustrated with the process of finding the perfect ring. Luckily, I found Anar who provided me the information I needed to make ring selection. -- P
How did you propose?
I proposed to Kacie in Maui in 2016. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperating at the time so I had to formulate plans B and C with her parents when Kacie was in the shower. On the day of the proposal, I set up a couples massage and wanted to propose to her before we get to dinner. I wanted to propose to her at our favorite beach but I didn’t know how to convince her to get to the beach. I made up a white lie that turtles were laying eggs at the beach and we have to go see it. When we got to the beach and there were no turtles to be found, the act was up. I got down on one knee and the rest was history. --P
What's one lesson you have learned that you would like to share with other newlyweds?
Communication is key. The earlier couples know how to communicate their feelings, emotions, and needs, the better off your marriage will be. --P
Embrace your new lives together and love each other unconditionally. There will be times that you disagree with each other. Learn from each situation, communicate with each other, and allow your relationship to get stronger from each conversation. --- K
What is it like to quarantine together?
Not much has changed during the quarantine. We’re both essential workers so we’re keeping busy with work. This quarantine has taught me to embrace your loved ones because life is too precious. --P
The quarantine has not been too different for us because we are still keeping to our normal work schedules, but it has helped us grow together as a couple. I feel like we appreciate the little things a lot more now and we know when things get tough, we have each other to fall back on especially during these uncertain times. -- K