Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: You’re Beautiful

Hock Ann contacted me two months ago with a surprising request, “I’m planning my 20th wedding anniversary. Could you sing for me?”

Darn, if only I could. I had already agreed to sing for Edmund and Brenda, so I had to arrange for a substitute. Luckily, I managed to find Jon Lum, who’s a great singer AND fabulous dancer. Who knows, maybe he’ll dance for the couple?

Back to Hock Ann, who’s proof that romance doesn’t fade away with time. He knew early on that he wanted to hold a surprise dinner party, but he needed ideas for the venue and the choice of songs. After scouring the island for a suitable restaurant, he decided on Globetrotters at UE Square.

As for the choice of songs, I was pleasantly surprised that he liked almost all the songs I chose. But one song took me by surprise: James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful. This was in Hock Ann’s list right from the start. The original lyrics aren’t suitable, so Hock Ann changed some of the words. But how did he know of the song in the first place?

Hock Ann chuckled, “Oh, my daughter listens to it all the time! In order for me to communicate with my daughter, I must know what she likes, mah!”

An enlightened father and a loving husband, indeed.

Band: Jonathan Lum, Wilson


Just The Way You Are, Perhaps Love, Longer, Three Times A Lady, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Have I Told You Lately?, Beautiful In My Eyes, How Deep Is Your Love, When You Say Nothing At All, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, You’ll Be In My Heart, You’re Beautiful (changed lyrics), For The First Time, Love Me, I Will Be Here

Wedding Tips:

(1) Celebrate your anniversaries!
(2) If the original lyrics of a song you like are not suitable, write your own!

Compliments from Hock Ann:

Thanks again. We truly had a memorable celebration… indeed my wife was really surprised and touched.

All this would not have been possible if not for your friendly advice/suggestion to “spice” up the whole celebration.

The songs that you recommended were great choices and delivered well by both Jonathan/Wilson. I would strongly recommend them (and maybe yourself and team) for future occasions.

Just one minor feedback. I think the place I have selected probably wasn’t perfect because the diners were too close to the bar, as such, because of the “noise” sometimes we were “straining” to listen to all the great songs that were presented.

Depending on the surrounding/situation, maybe it will make sense to “invest” in a “moving mike”?

Other than this minor point, I have absolutely no complaints! Let’s stay in touch, maybe we meet again soon.

Hock Ann