Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: You Are My Raincoat
Jean engaged our band as a surprise wedding gift for Dave. Which meant that the band members had to sneak into the hotel kitchen and hide while Dave was in the ballroom. Luckily, we had eaten earlier, otherwise, our stomachs would have growled in protest!
Dave, looking surprised and happy, when he entered the ballroom with Jean!
I couldn’t see whether Dave was surprised when he and Jean marched-in to the live performance of Lover’s Concerto, but he was definitely caught off-guard when I asked him to help me out with singing <<雨衣>> (Raincoat). It’s a beautiful song about the love between a parent and a child, and I was to sing it after Dave’s thank-you speech. But Jean and I felt that it would be more sincere and meaningful if Dave were to perform it himself.
To give him credit, Dave stepped up to the microphone and sang it without hesitation. What a sporting guy!
Dave singing the song <<雨衣>> (Raincoat)
Band: Hsin Yeow, Hui Bing, June and Ji Xiang
L-R: Hsin Yeow and Hui Bing
Lover’s Concerto (1st March), 如果的事 (If This Happens), 理想情人 (My Ideal Lover), 坚持到底 (Persevere Till The End), 镇守爱情 (Steadfast In Our Love), 花好月圆夜 (An Auspicious Night), 你是我老婆 (You Are My Wife), 明天的幸福 (Tomorrow’s Happiness), 爱是你眼里的一首情歌 (Love Is A Song In Your Eyes), 小夫妻 (Couple), 爱的路上只有我和你 (There’s Only The Two Of Us On This Road), 雨衣 (Rain Coat)
In many ways, this was the most meaningful set of songs I’ve performed so far. Jean was painstaking in her research, and chose each song based on how it fits into their love story. Read on!
Hi Hsin Yeow,
Please take a look at the song list. Perhaps you can give me some advice. Most of the songs I selected are based on the lyrics, as they best express my feelings towards my hubby during our relationship.
The song <<如果的事>> (If This Happens) talks about many ‘ifs’ should a couple get together, and I harboured those feelings for a while for Dave.
Like most couples, we were excited about our first date. That’s why I chose the next song <<理想情人>> (My Ideal Lover)
I also want to let Dave know that as long as we’re together, our love will triumph over all obstacles. Hence, <<坚持到底>> (Persevere Till The End) and <<镇守爱情>> (Steadfast In Our Love)
<<花好月圆夜>> (An Auspicious Night) was our march-in song when we were solemnised on 8 August 2004 (08/08/04). Coincidentally, our wedding dinner will be held on another memorable date, 6 June 2006 (06/06/06).
After our Justice of The Peace pronounced us as Husband & Wife, this song was played: <<你是我老婆>> (You Are My Wife)
The rest of the songs are my personal favourites, including <<明天的幸福>> (Tomorrow’s Happiness), <<爱是你眼里的一首情歌>> (Love Is A Song In Your Eyes), <<小夫妻>> (Couple) and <<爱的路上只有我和你>> (There’s Only The Two Of Us On This Road To Love).
I can’t wait to listen to your band perform!
Song To Recommend:
雨衣 (lyrics) – A touching tribute to parents.
(1) Select songs based on your love story
(2) Pay tribute to your parents by performing to them
Compliments from Jean:
Having read through the good reviews in the bridal forum, I decided to engage A Little Dream as a surprise for my Hubby.
I did not want a really dramatic surprise but something that would be a memorable gift.
I am someone who does things by gut feelings, and although I did have my hesitation initially, I was pretty confident that I made the right choice after speaking with Hsin Yeow.
Hsin Yeow takes the initiative to call up for discussions and e-mail me his song list, even to the extent of contacting my hotel wedding planner for the required logistics preparation.
Hsin Yeow even took up a challenge of singing a dialect song that was not his mother tongue and made no qualms about it. I really appreciate the effort of doing so.
The wedding banquet itself was even more challenging they had to enter from the hotel kitchen in order not to be seen by my Hubby…. and I only knew about the 委屈 (ordeal) after reading this blog… and not a word about it was mentioned to me at all…
What I paid for was worthwhile… I had the mindset that most guests would not bother to listen to what the band was playing, and I might end up being the only one to enjoy the performance. To my surprise, most of my guests (who are my parents’ friends and relatives in their 50s and above) gave me feedback that they enjoyed the songs!
I would like to thank them for the effort and it was certainly a memorable gift for my Hubby!