Bridal Party

The Ladies

  • Patty Fang

    Then
    Patty Then
    Now
    Patty Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Kristy
    Recently we went to this place in San Mateo called Seapot and it’s an AYCE hot pot place where a lot of the ingredients come on a conveyor belt. we got to GO NUTS. not a single inch of free table space 😀

    What did you think of Benson when you first met him?
    “Nice guy, hope he likes food…”

    Kristy’s most annoying and/or lovable habit?
    TIMELINESS (you decide if it’s annoying or lovable)

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    Perfect foodie match! Benson is always down to eat anything Kristy wants, and drives the agenda sometimes to eat even more!! which, as kristy’s friend, no complaints!

    3 fun facts about you
    I’m the maid of honor! Kristy calls me the bottomless pit. or occasionally, iron fang for my intestinal fortitude. me and Kristy took what amounted to a 3 year long poetry course in high school where once a year we had to go to school dressed as monks, work in a dark classroom by candlelight, and pack a lunch appropriate to the 1500’s…

  • Jenny Chu

    Then
    jenny Then
    Now
    jenny Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Kristy
    Too many! Maybe the one where I was talking to her about something really IMPORTANT and the TV was on behind me and in mid sentence while I was talking to her, she shifted her eyes to the TV because she could not resist the TV dialogue in that moment and totally lost track of what I was talking about.

    What did you think of Benson when you first met him?
    What was most important was that he promised Kristy that he would never let her go hungry in her life and I knew he was a winner.

    Kristy’s most annoying and/or lovable habit?
    She eats all my food…which is why Benson needs to make sure she is always well fed.

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    On their way to becoming like my parents’ relationship.

    3 fun facts about you
    I twirl my hair at night; I will drag people up mountains with me; I like to spread kindness like glitter.

  • Melissa Yu

    Then
    melissa Then
    Now
    melissa Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Kristy
    Walking to her house almost every day after school and watching too much TV, playing N64, and eating all the snacks we found in the house instead of doing homework. And now, 15 years later, living with her and doing those exact same things to this day, except instead of procrastinating on homework, it’s real work and chores because we’re “grownups” now.

    What did you think of Benson when you first met him?
    To be honest I don’t remember that much about Benson when I first met him the very first time but I do remember he was down to go EAT! He and Kristy took us to eat all over Irvine.

    Kristy’s most annoying and/or lovable habit?
    Leaving her things all over the house and then blaming it on Teddy. Mishearing people and thinking they said terribly racist or offensive things. Telling me when she needs to drop the kids off at the pool.

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    I live with them so I know all the scoop! I call them codependent, but in reality I think they’re mainly independent but clearly love to spend time together whether it’s eating takeout while watching anime, traveling, going out to eat, bickering about who is going to pick up food, meal prepping, or researching the next great spot to go eat.

    3 fun facts about you
    My favorite vegetable is pizza
    My dream is to meet an elephant
    Skilled in the most useless things like playing foosball and Set.

  • Jennifer Tran

    Then
    jenn Then
    Now
    jenn Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Kristy
    All the times she has mispronounced a word. The time benson proposed and she said “WAIT ARE YOU SERIOUS”. Every time I have visited Socal to see Kristy. That time she wore Uggs to the beach in the summer. Talking shit about people and catching up.

    What did you think of Benson when you first met him?
    I thought he was super nice and it was great that he got everyone’s weird/offbeat sense of humor.

    Kristy’s most annoying and/or lovable habit?
    Her storytelling. 2 stars every time!

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    They are #relationshipgoals 😉 They fit well together and I’m so happy they found each other. They make being in a relationship look easy and effortless.

    3 fun facts about you
    I love boba, rom-coms and trivia nights.

  • Ashley Yang

    Then
    ashley Then
    Now
    ashley Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Kristy
    Kristy flew to Florida to spend my 25th birthday with me. We went to Ultra Music Festival AND Harry Potter World, it was basically the most epic birthday ever.

    Kristy’s most annoying and/or lovable habit?
    The reliable thing about Kristy is that if you agree to a time to meet, you can assume she will arrive 30-45 minutes after that. When we lived in Irvine, I would go over to her house at the designated time and she would often just be jumping into the shower to get ready, classic Kristy.

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    I really appreciate the way Kristy and Benson eat everything together. They are often the people who introduce me to yummy new eats in the area.

    3 fun facts about you
    1. I love giraffes
    2. I drive barefoot
    3. I wrote Chris Pratt fan mail when I was 15

  • Eunice Sun

    Then
    eunice Then
    Now
    eunice Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Kristy
    Kristy has been a part of my life since elementary school and we have shared many life events and stages together. My favorite memory with Kristy was going to freshman orientation together in the summer before starting college. It was a scary and exciting new experience of leaving the Saratoga bubble we had been living in most of our lives, to stay a few days at UCI to get to know the campus and get ready for college. I was so happy to experience being away from home and meeting new people with Kristy by my side. I’ll still remember, one night during orientation when we stayed up all night to see the “full moon” and just thinking to myself, “wow… the next 4 years of this is going to be new and crazy. I’m so glad that Kristy will be here with me!!” My thoughts that night resurfaced many times during college when we would grab lunch or dinner together. Nothing would be wrong where we needed to talk. It was just nice to have a home base. Kristy was that someone on campus that I knew and who knew me in a way not a lot of people at school did or could and it was that feeling that I would describe as comfort!

    What did you think of Benson when you first met him?
    When I first met Benson, he was Kristy’s neighbor during our 2nd year at UCI. He was giving Kristy a ride to return my economic notes. The first thing I thought when I met him was, what neighbor gives someone a ride to drop off notes when Kristy and I live maybe 5-10 minutes away from each other? I was suspicious that he wanted to be more than neighbors and friends!

    Kristy’s most annoying and/or lovable habit?
    Kristy’s most lovable habit is documenting times in our life with photographs, from eating to events. Note, it takes time for her to actually share the photographs if she does, but when she does share them it brings back great memories since I’m terrible at remembering to take pictures!

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    Kristy and Benson compliment each other very well in their love for food and how they consider one another.

    3 fun facts about you
    Fun facts about me… 1) My life revolves around my dog, Tater. He’s a Norwich Terrier full of personality! 2) When I travel, I enjoy taking tours. Some of my favorite tours that I’ve taken are the Stockholm food tour, the homeless tour (aka Shades Tour) in Vienna, and the De Halve Mean brewery tour in Brugge! 3) My favorite weekend activity is brunching. Some of my most memorable (and enjoyable) brunches are the French Toast Orgy at Kate’s Kitchen in San Francisco and Snooze an AM Eatery’s pancake flight in Denver to name a few.

The Gentlemen

  • Jason Giang

    Then
    jason Then
    Now
    jason Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Benson
    Las Vegas!!! But not in the usual sense. Although memories of Las Vegas for most people are filled with nights of alcohol and gambling, my early memories are much more innocent. Having grown up only a few hours a way, my family always made some time to take the 4 hour trip. Buffets, arcades and of course, the Midway at Circus Circus! Although it was disorienting, crowded and dusty, I always looked forward to spending some time away from home there with Benson. Just the two of us roaming through the seemingly endless second floor. Benson and I would compete at the roll a ball camel races and collaborate to feed the ticket eater as much as possible.

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    They say that the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach but apparently this is true for Kristy! From how they met and all their travels together, I am glad Piggy and Pork can fill their bottomless stomachs with one another. I love how they can be themselves when they are together and can show their passion together through their love of eating food.

    3 fun facts about you
    1. I have a fear of Ferris wheels but like sky diving
    2. Have an Olympic recurve bow
    3. Went “swimming” in the Caesars Palace fountain

  • Steve Trang

    Then
    steve Then
    Now
    steve Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Benson
    Best moment was during college year for Benson when he started to drink. He would come and visit me and i would stock his laundry basket with alchohol. what a bad cousin hahah. but the most funny part was when we’re drinking and his Dad randomly swing by to fix his phone and he notice Benson car was there, he ask is benson there? I told him Benson is in the restroom. He looked around and notice a bunch of open bottles. Then he waited for Benson to come out. When benson came out his face was red. and my uncle flipped out and pour all my drinks away in the sink. hhaha

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    Thought they both have a very anime type relationship. they both seem to be very good fit for each other because both are the anime expo type. overall they both have a very bubbly type relationship.

    3 fun facts about you
    Like to play game online rpg game, always enjoy building things, and enjoy drinking with friends and family.

  • Jason Lee

    Then
    jlee Then
    Now
    jlee Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Benson
    Fav memories would be just chilling at your place playing zelda. All the times we went out to get boba tea n drive around like we the shit. Being hobos during Black friday, wrapping ourselves in newspapers. Just chilling at your place with puppy. Going to the mall on Fridays just wasting time. Time you called me when u were super high and was freaking out walking home. LOL

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    i think its awesome to have started so young and to have come so far. when i see u guys it makes me want to be in a loving caring relationship as well and hope to meet my soulmate

    3 fun facts about you
    Im always full of energy, Super extroverted, like mazda 3 hatch. collect vinyls i cant think of a third tbh

  • Randy Gudadi

    Then
    randy Then
    Now
    randy Now
    Your favorite moment(s)/memory(ies) with Benson
    There was a time in high school that both Benson and I randomly decided to ditch our 4th period right before lunch. We didn’t plan this or knew that the other was planning to leave until we saw each other at the student parking lot as we were walking to our cars. When we realized that both of us were ditching, we planned where we were going to go for our long lunch break. Everything was going smoothly as we deliberated on who was driving and where to go until we realized one thing – the gates to the student parking lot were bolted and locked. By this time, it was too late to go to our classes as we would be marked tardy – so we did what any one would do when they decide to ditch a class: fold the back seats of Benson’s car and laid flat in the trunk for basically a whole class period to avoid being seen by the staff members.

    What do you think of Kristy and Benson’s relationship
    I feel like they both complete each other. Being Benson’s best friend for a long time, he has always been the one that stays within his comfort zone. I feel like Kristy pushes him to be outside of his box to be more open to try new thing. I’m proud to say that within the years Benson has been with Kristy, he has been venturing outside of his safe zone and Kristy has always been there to push him and support him.

    3 fun facts about you
    1. I enjoy driving around to explore new places. This is what we used to do together back in high school.
    2. I hate being at a place without a car. That’s the reason why I rarely take Lyft or Uber.
    3. I fall asleep during movies – at least for the first 30 minutes of it. Those are the best naps ever especially in dark movie theatres.