Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Happy Birthday To You!

I am a big fan of surprises, since it takes lots of heart and effort to plan one. Rachel was painstaking in her preparations for her husband Vincent’s surprise birthday party — she sent out invites to thirty or so of their closest friends, engaged us to provide live music, asked a connoisseur to pick special wines, and made sure that Vincent had no clue as to what was going behind the scenes. All he knew was that he was checking into the gorgeous Scarlet Hotel for a romantic weekend.

Needless to say, when Vincent finally realised what Rachel had planned for the evening, he beamed from ear to ear. Before the dinner commenced, he took the microphone and thanked his wife for organising such a grand surprise for him. Then, he sprung another surprise of his own: he invited everyone present to attend a BBQ to celebrate Rachel’s birthday!

Vincent thanking his lovely wife Rachel

Feri, Mario and I started the night’s performance by dedicating 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart) to Vincent and strolled to the various tables, singing classic love songs and jazz standards. Everyone was appreciative of the live music, and gave us copious applause when we ended our performance.

Thank you, Rachel, for engaging us!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Feri, Mario Lopez

L-R: Hsin Yeow, Mario, Feri

月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), Can’t Help Falling In Love, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Isn’t She Lovely, La Vie En Rose, Love Me Tender, Moon River, My Girl, Save The Last Dance For Me, Stand By Me, Sway, The First The Last My Everything, What A Wonderful World, When A Man Loves A Woman, Wonderful Tonight, 一人一半 (One Half),