By Dave Isay
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Recorded in San Francisco, California, on February 13, 2011. indd 39 7/19/11 3:54 PM PAU L C H O U, 4 9 , talks with his wife, K A R E N H UA N G , 5 1 Paul Chou: I came out to San Francisco for my family reunion in August of 1990. My cousin Hedy and her then fiancé Jack promised me that they would call some friends who might be willing to go out on a date with me. They went to work, calling these various women. Fortunately, you called them back. Karen Huang: You were sitting at the restaurant with your cousins, and I thought, He’s pretty good-looking [laughs].
Scott: I was giving you all my private possessions. Isabel: You were gradually moving in without me knowing it. You came out to visit me in April. Scott: On the plane back, I just said, This is it. This is the girl. But I didn’t know how to break it to you. How do we make this work? Over the phone I said I’d like to come out there for an extended stay, and see how it works. You were cautious but encouraging, and so I ended up selling everything I owned, pretty much, and drove out in Daisy, my 1966 Oldsmobile, to stay with you.
I figured, Hey, my e-mail is almost the same exact thing, so they probably sent it to the wrong person. And so I dug up this Rachel Salazar name, and I wrote a little message—“Hi, Rachel, holá, it seems as if this message came to me instead of you. ” And the salutation was, “Ruben P. ” Because I saw that you were in Bangkok, Thailand. Rachel: And I wrote to you: “Hi, Ruben, holá, thanks for forwarding the message. You’ll probably get a few more stray 1S ones now that you’ve been included in the loop.