We met the old fashion way… on the Internet, specifically on eHarmony. Our fist date was in 2010, on a beautiful Sunday morning at the Farmer’s Market in Santa Monica. We’ve been married since March 2014 and our ceremony was at Our Lady of Refuge in Long Beach. We are two big silly kids with adult responsibility. We absolutely love food. We enjoy cooking together, walking with our puppy, shopping at Farmer’s Markets, and keeping in touch with close friends and family. We value our health, and we both exercise regularly including yoga and unconventional fitness methods. We love to travel. Our most recent international trip was to Spain to celebrate Alejandro’s parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. We are looking forward to visit Vina’s family in the Philippines. One of our favorite places to visit is Monterey, California where Alejandro went to graduate school. Alejandro used to volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and we hope to bring our children there one day to foster in them a love for animals and the environment especially our oceans.
We currently leave in Long Beach, by the Country Club
area, in a three bedroom, two-bathroom house with a
private back patio, a laundry room and a two - car
garage. We’re surrounded by single-family homes,
trees, a park, plus access to great schools, and last but
not least a hospital that includes a dedicated pediatric
facility less than 10 minutes away.
The ocean is but 15 minutes away, but you won’t see
Vina getting wet except when she’s on a dragon boat
team with a life jacket on. Alejandro, on the other hand,
might be a quarter sea otter.
Alejandro according to Vina:
Our first date was so natural – one truly flew by for me on this day. He wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s an awesome storyteller plus he’s
great with tools. If it’s broken, Alejandro can fix it.
He is by far one of the most patent and gentle people I know. He’s my personal IT support with anything related to my computer or my iPhone.
He’s affectionate, loving, and dedicated to our marriage. He’s a great teacher, too. He’s a level three-archery coach. I’ve watched him interact with his archery students. His love for the sport is
obvious – teaching comes naturally to him. He’s
fair and firm with his students and encourages all to do their best.
He’s self-less often putting my needs ahead of his with joy and without complaint. Alejandro is silly like me, but he has the emotional maturity to talk about serious things like finances, etc. He’s super
smart – and runs circles around his work colleagues in the translation industry as a project manager. I am still impressed with his super
multi-lingual skills. I admire his courage to immigrate to this country from Spain on his own over a decade ago. He has a great sense of humor.
Vina according to Alejandro:
The first one I saw Vina that first date, I understood immediately that I wanted her in my future. She was smart, focused, dedicated and full of fun. She’s traveled all over the world, and showed a love for her family that
resonated in my heart. Her list-making prowess
and her organization liabilities is legendary and
the perfect counterpoint to my exuberant
improvisation. I cannot imagine a more perfect
Vina combines her experience as a registered
nurse with her MBA to become the perfect senior analyst implement Electronic Health Records. She’s hard working and dedicated. Her
laser-like focus on providing the best for our family is the corner stone of our future. She is caring, loving and hardworking. At the same
one, her sense of humor and her gregariousness will light a room.