Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Jeremy got it right when he began his speech by quoting a line he found on the Internet, “It’s not about finding someone to live with for the rest of your life, it’s about finding someone you can’t live without.”
After seven years of courtship, he knew, without a doubt, that Hui Li was the one for him.
Hui Li, the lovely bride, was even more effusive in her praise. Jeremy was her knight in shining armour, the fulfillment of her childhood dream. She also hoped that everyone in the ballroom would find someone who meant as much as Jeremy meant to her.
The celebration was marked by expressions of love, not just in spoken words, but spontaneous actions. I planted a little seed of a thought in Jeremy’s head when I asked him, before the banquet began, if he’d like to sing a song for Hui Li. He dismissed the idea initially, but that seed grew and grew, until he volunteered himself for the task when I went to him again.
Hui Li covered her mouth in surprise, and even asked him not to go ahead. My guess is that Jeremy felt so high that he really threw caution to the wind. Of course, I aided his bravado by promising him help should he need it. He didn’t.
He sang his chosen song, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” without any hitches; in fact, he felt so comfortable he was moving his body to the music. Everyone applauded him when he finished, and he went back to Hui Li with a huge smile on his face.
All photographs in this entry were taken by the talented Daniel Beh.
It was a really satisfying night for me. Quite a number of guests came up to us and complimented our performance, especially Serene’s smoky, soulful vocals. And when I walked past a table, one lady called out to me and said, “Thank you for singing Lucky. This is the best wedding I’ve ever attended, with a live band!” The pleasure was all mine, thank you.
To Jeremy and Hui Li – we had a blast! Thank you so much for engaging us. May you both enjoy a blissful, joyous marriage, with “busloads” (that’s what Charles said, I recall) of children!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Serene, Adeline, Clarence
L-R: Adeline, Hsin Yeow, Hui Li, Jeremy, Clarence, Serene
Canon In D (1st march), La Vie En Rose, Grow Old With You, I’m Yours, Fire, For The Longest Time, Isn’t She Lovely, 情非得已 (Can’t Help It), 爱的就是你 (You’re The One I Love), Quando Quando Quando
Everything, Lucky, Suddenly I See, Seasons Of Love, L-O-V-E, Bubbly, Fly Me to the Moon, 今天你要嫁给我 (I’m Marrying You Today), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Sway, Save The Last Dance For Me
Jeremy’s song: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Compliments from Jeremy and Hui Li:
Dear Hsin Yeow, Serene, Clarence and Adeline,
Thank you for the wonderful performance, it was really the highlight of the evening! It livened up the atmosphere and a lot of our guests were thrilled with your entertainment.
We wished we were present throughout to hear all the songs.. 😛
Thanks again, especially to Hsin Yeow for your professionalism and infectious enthusiasm and well-wishes. Thanks to Serene for your beautiful vocals and Adeline & Clarence for your talented musical skills.
Huili & Jeremy
Songs To Recommend:
For The Longest Time – A Billy Joel classic. One of my favourite a capella songs!
Suddenly I See – Serene got a lot of applause for this groovy number!
Seasons Of Love – For fans of musicals, this song needs no further introduction. Not entirely suitable for a wedding, but it’s one of Hui Li’s favourites.