Jim and Anna first met at Eleanor Roosevelt High School during summer break in 2009. They became close friends in 2011 when a lucky seating chart placed them next to each other in AP Government class during senior year. They did not realize it then, but that was a magical turning point in both of their lives. The two of them quickly became friends and continued to remain close after high school. On October 11, 2012, a day they annually celebrate as “BFF Day”, they mutually acknowledged each other as best friends. They shared their first kiss on October 20, 2012, but sadly, the timing was not right for them to start a romance together. Although their initial attempt at love did not last long, it did bring the two of them closer together. They studied at different colleges but frequently made time to catch up with one another. On August 20, 2016, Anna snuck a kiss onto Jim’s cheek after she helped him crash a wedding celebration. This sparked conversations about how a fleeting romance could possibly affect their friendship. They took the leap of faith together into a new relationship and trusted that their friendship would always bind them together. Jim finally asked Anna to be his girlfriend MONTHS later on December 20, 2016, and officially became a couple. Since then, they supported each other through postgraduate education, adopted a puppy named Potato, became aunty and uncle to 6 cute little babies, took lots of vacations, and baked so many cookies. After 6 years of growing together, Jim finally proposed to Anna on May 21, 2022!