We met while I was studying Thai language in his hometown, Lopburi, in 2004. We were good friends during my year there, and only became a couple when we both moved away--me to Chiang Mai to work and him to southern Thailand to volunteer after the tsunami. After one year long distance, he moved to Chiang Mai. We got engaged in October 2006. We went to the US and got married (on a K-1 visa) in May 2007, and returned to Thailand so he could finish his bachelor's degree. Now we've been married one year and are applying for an immigrant visa. Marriage is wonderful!