Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Lucky
Was it fate that brought Michelle and Gerald together? They had met each other eight years ago, but no sparks flew until six years later, when Michelle and Gerald ended up working together as colleagues.
They joined the company within a day of each other, and ended up being buddies at work as they had to be each other’s backup. According to Michelle, “things progressed very fast and we got together soon after.”
Gerald proposed to Michelle by the poolside café of Marriot Hotel, with 99 stalks of roses, and an engagement ring. The hotel even played “Lucky” by Jason Mraz while Gerald popped the question. It was the perfect song as it describes how best it is to be in love with your best friend – exactly how their relationship started and blossomed.
Knowing the proposal made me realise I had to sing “Lucky” during the dinner reception even though it was not in the set list. That wasn’t the only surprise: I got all 650 guests in the audience to wish “Happy Birthday” to Michelle as it would be her birthday the following week!
Photographs from Pete at Daylight Pictures
Congratulations Michelle and Gerald! Thank you for having us and may you both enjoy a blissful and bountiful marriage!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Imelda, Din Safari, Cheryl
L-R: Cheryl, Imelda, Gerald, Michelle, Din, Hsin Yeow
A Moment Like This (1st March-In), La Vie En Rose (1st dish), Jambalaya, In This Life, Besame Mucho, 家后 (Queen Of The House), 爱很简单 (Love Is Very Simple), Fly Me To The Moon, L-O-V-E, The Way You Look Tonight, 在我生命中的每一天 (Every Day In My Life), Quando Quando Quando
My Valentine (2nd March-In), Have I Told You Lately?, 我愿意 (I’m Willing), 喜欢你 (I Like You), Close To You, Fallen, 爱和承诺 (Love And Promises), Dream A Little Dream, 今生注定 (Destined), I Finally Found Someone
Surprise song: Lucky
Compliments from Michelle:
Dear Hsin Yeow,
Firstly, thanks again for the bday song surprise and singing “Lucky” for us. We were so occupied but we heard you! You are a natural as an emcee! Too bad, the time passed too fast that night to really enjoy the band.
Having 65 tables was a challenge as we aim to complete all table-to-table shots before guests start going home. The brothers were really amazing. They coordinated the whole process and it ended earlier than expected. We had time to mingle with our friends afterwards.
There were a few hiccups at the banquet (e.g. a number of guests complained about the shortage of parking spaces) but luckily we had A Little Dream, because you all made the night a success for us. We received lots of compliments about A Little Dream when we went around for the table-to-table shots. My dad was glad that his sponsorship for engaging you paid off!
We will send the pictures to you as soon as we have received them. Thanks!!!
Compliments from Gerald: Thanks
Hi Hsin Yeow,
Thanks for your performance that day. It was excellent. Without you, my wedding will be a boring one. Your emcee skill is excellent too. Really very sorry that we din have enough time to enjoy the songs that you sang as it was a rush rush period for me and Michelle.
Thanks for your “Lucky”, we heard you but we had to start our table to table shots and we feel that we neglected you that night.
Thanks and regards