Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Grow Old With You

She says:

It all started when two of my closest friends told me on separate occasions that there was this fantastic guy that they wanted to introduce to me. It was a coincidence we realised later it was the same guy. One fine day on the 27 Nov 2003, our friend arranged for coffee at Coffee Club Siglap. He did not leave an impression at our first meeting. Things were moving slowly for the first 5 years with the occasional calls, sms-es and chats on msn. Two years ago, we got to meet more frequently and I found him sincere and genuine. He tries to get me to laugh by sharing some the funny stories he encounters in the course of his work.

He says:

I found her a tough nut to crack. It was difficult to communicate with someone when all you get are one word answers. There are only SO many open ended question one can ask to get the other party to talk. However, break through occurred in early 2009 when we got to spend more time together. It was also with the help of all her friends that were acting as my spies and feeding me with maximum information about her. Well, all her close friends only have good things to say about her and 99% are true. She is kind and patient and never shows her temper. Having broken the communication barrier, information flowed freely, and we soon realised we shared a lot in common.

What a great couple! Kudos to Daniel for having the patience of Job to crack this “tough nut”. Although I’d never have guessed that Brenda would give anyone a hard time. She was friendly and warm and her smile never left her face that wedding night.

To make the evening even more special, I got Daniel to feed me some information about what he does for her, and I got Gillian to amend the lyrics of Grow Old With You accordingly.

Here’s our little contribution:

I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad
cook for you, and even Mom and Dad
Oh all I wanna do is grow old with you

I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Clean the house no matter how long it takes
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I’ll miss you
Kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold

Need you
Feed you
Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Wash your car if you’d just give me a wink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you

Congrats Daniel and Brenda!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Gillian, Mei Sheum, Fabian

L-R: Fabian, Mei, Brenda, Daniel, Gillian, Hsin Yeow

I’m Yours, Grow Old With You, You To Me Are Everything, Come Fly With Me, Love Is All Around, Stand By Me, 爱很简单 (Love Is Very Simple), 爱是永恒 (Love Is Eternal), 你的名字我的姓氏 (Your Name With My Last Name), 我是真的付出我的爱 (I’m Really Giving You My Love), Nobody, Fallen, L-O-V-E, Do That To Me One More Time, Kiss Me, Close To You, More Than Words, What A Difference A Day Made, All Of Me, You’ve Got A Friend, Quando Quando Quando, Dream A Little Dream


Hi Hsin Yeow,

Apologies for the delay.

Here are some photos that we would like to share with you.

You guys were great. Thanks for entertaining our guests and keeping the evening’s atmosphere lively.

Brenda & Daniel