Destiny finally brought Xingxia and Susan together at a chance meeting at a NYC bar. Xingxia knew Susan was the one the moment their eyes locked and promptly introduced herself to Susan. As Xingxia puts it “I thought it would be rude not to say hello to my future wife.” She was THAT sure (and later proved right!). The same week, Xingxia rushed away from work early just to walk Susan from Susan’s work to her subway stop 1.5 blocks away(!) They were inseparable from that day forward for the next 4 years.
Susan and Xingxia were finally able to tie the knot after the US Supreme Court struck down DOMA . They married legally in the US since gay weddings are not legal yet in Puerto Rico. But, they had a beautiful spiritual ceremony at La Concha Resort in front of their closest friends and family members who flew from all over the world including Australia, Ireland, England, China, and Japan.
They now reside in their little humble home in Jersey City, NJ with their dog and cat. In her free time, Susan enjoys socializing, being nice to people, gardening, triathlons, and converting Xingxia to vegetarianism. Xingxia enjoys eating, to-do lists, getting stuff done, watching documentaries, trying out new foods, and tending to their all-edible organic backyard garden.