Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 你是我的唯一 (You’re My Only One)
It’s hard to top a birthday celebration like the one for Sylvia. It had all these great elements: presence of family and close friends, heartfelt speeches, presents (there were lots of them!), surprises and — ahem — a live band playing all your favourite songs!
It was clear that Terry, Sylvia’s husband, loves her to bits. Not only did he organise the party, with the help of Ivy (restaurant owner of Smoochies) and Gladys of Storm, he willingly hid himself in a big box and leapt out of it to surprise Sylvia just as everyone was shouting, “Happy birthday!” Kudos to Terry!
We had a fantastic time performing at the celebration! Stephen, Niq and Ji Xiang proved a formidable combination, probably because they enjoyed great chemistry together. Not only did we perform many of Sylvia’s favourite Cantonese numbers, we also took on several song requests, including ’80s pop hits like 潇洒走一回 (Walking In Style), 你是我的唯一 (You’re My Only One) and 朋友 (Friends). I sang most of these requests from memory, which just goes to show how much those songs were a part of my life.
Happy birthday Sylvia!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Serene, Niq, Stephen Rufus, Ji Xiang
每天爱你多一些 (Every Day I Love You More), 小薇 (Xiao Wei), 舍不得你 (I Can’t Bear To Leave You), 給我一個吻 (Give Me A Kiss), 我要你的爱 (I Want Your Love), 夜来香 (Fragrance In The Night), Fly Me To The Moon, 爱你在心口难开 (Love You More Than I Can Say), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Sway, Save The Last Dance For Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, 爱是永恒 (Love Is Eternal), 只想一生跟你走 (I Just Wanna Walk With You All My Life), 你最珍贵 (You’re The Most Precious One)
Extra Set/Song requests:
追(Chase), 一人一半 (One Half), Have I Told You Lately, Close To You, Quando Quando Quando, 我愿意 (I’m Willing), Dancing Queen, 大约在冬季 (Probably In The Winter), 潇洒走一回 (Walking In Style), 你是我的唯一 (You’re My Only One), 朋友 (Friends), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)