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Part 2 of our Real People Valentine’s Edition (read here for our feature on Loralee and Marc Soong). 

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without chocolates and one of our favorite pastry shops in town is Gourmandise. Have you tried their chocolate-dipped macaroons or their scrumptious éclairs? YOU HAVE TO!

Today, pastry-goddess Sunshine Puey-Pengson and her handsome chef-extraordinaire Rob Pengson of The Goose Station gave a quick view into their marriage.

HOW DID YOU TWO MEET?

RobWe met at work for a charity project. I was too shy to ask her out so i thought it be safe to ask if she wanted to teach at my school 🙂

SunshineWe met during a photo shoot for chefs that took place in Rob’s culinary school in 2006. He immediately tried to hire me to be an instructor in his school just so he could get my phone number. 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF ONE ANOTHER?

RobI thought she was hot. 😉

SunshineI thought he was quite young but was very surprised that he started his own school. He was very charismatic and engaging right from the start.

DESCRIBE YOUR PARTNER’S PERSONAL STYLE?

RobSunshine dresses like a woman. She is very elegant but every now and then knows how to rough it a bit which i can appreciate.

SunshineRob gives new meaning to the words casual and laid-back. His uniform is jeans and a t-shirt, a collared shirt if he’s feeling “dressy”. When he finds something he likes, he’ll buy it in several colors and wear it everyday and sometimes even to sleep! 

WHAT’S THE MOST ROMANTIC THING YOU HAVE DONE FOR YOUR PARTNER?

RobSometimes i surprise her with flowers and letters or poems. I hide it under her dinner plate. in her closet or under her pillows and I love surprising her this way that is very unexpected .

SunshineRob is actually the romantic in our relationship but he likes little surprises now and then. A surprise meal, a surprise trip or little notes I put in his notebooks.  

WHAT’S THE LEAST EXPENSIVE GIFT YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR PARTNER AND SHE/HE LOVED IT?

Roba poem on a piece of paper.

SunshineA Chelsea football CD. 

WHAT MAKES HIM/HER LAUGH?

Robshe laughs when I flex my muscles 🙂 seriously, she laughs most when I give out a good joke.

SunshineCorny jokes, online memes and silly things. We laugh a lot.

HOW LONG DO YOU TAKE TO GET READY FOR A DATE?

Rob: 10 mins!

Sunshine: 45 minutes.

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING VALENTINE’S DAY?

We don’t know yet 🙂