Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Distance Of Happiness
Sometimes a little help from family members makes planning a wedding much easier. Alan’s brother-in-law, Eugene, was the emcee for the evening, and he impressed me with his earnest delivery. He even indicated the pinyin of each word on his script to make his Mandarin more fluent!
When it was time to toast the couple with loud cheers of yum-seng, Chee Meng, Alan’s cousin, was a very effective ringleader. With his booming voice and infectious enthusiasm, he marshalled everyone to give a rousing cheer of yum seng, and the response was quite deafening!
Alan and Jessie, both wearing that special glow of wedded bliss
Alan could hardly contain his joy when he gave thanks to all his guests for attending the wedding. He mentioned that several of his guests had flown-in specially for the wedding, and listed at least five different countries from all over the world.
We had a great time performing Alan and Jessie’s selection of songs. Kenny, our new keyboardist, was a valuable find. He had such chemistry with Niq and us that it seemed as if he’d been performing with us for ages! Niq, as usual, entertained us all with his bag of tricks, including cymbals, chimes and a cajon.
Jessie and Alan enjoyed the music so much, they didn’t want it to stop. So they asked the four of us to continue for another half hour. How could we say no to such a lovely couple? We unpacked our bags and played some more until about 11pm!
Congratulations Alan and Jessie! Thank you once again for engaging us, and may the both of you enjoy a lifetime of happiness together!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Bevlyn, Kenny Ngo, Niq
L-R: Kenny, Niq, Alan, Jessie, Zachary (Eugene’s son. He speaks so well for a 2-year-old! Unbelievably cute), Eugene, Hsin Yeow, Bevlyn
The Gift, Eternal Flame, My Valentine, La Vie En Rose, 勇气 (Courage), 遇见 (Encounter), 无条件为你 (Unconditionally For You), 至少还有你 (At Least There Is You), Bubbly, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Fallen, Lovin’ You, When You Say Nothing At All, Fall For You, Back At One, Somebody, You Were There, L-O-V-E
就是爱你 (Just Liking You) (2nd march-in), 幸福的距離 (Distance Of Happiness), 星晴 (Clear Starry Skies), Every Day I Love You, 彩虹天堂 (Rainbow Heaven)
Fallen, Close To You, It Had To Be You, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Love Me
Songs To Recommend:
Back At One – I relished the challenge of singing this beautiful song.
幸福的距離 (Distance Of Happiness) – The simpler the better. A song that touches the heart with its gentle melody and heartfelt lyrics.
Compliments from Alan and Jessie:
Dearest Hsin Yeow, Bevlyn and all,
Alan and I would like to express our sincerest thanks to all of you who performed at our wedding. It was an extremely impressive performance which “Wowed” lots of our guests.
I have to say that some of my choices of songs are not easy to interpret, but you guys have way exceeded my expectations and did them so well! Especially when I heard Bevlyn singing “Bubbly”. I loved it.
Both of us did not had a chance to listen to the full set and it’s such a pity. But I’m sure you guys have put up a great performance which is why I’ve got requests from the guests for you to carry on with the performance!
Once again, many many thanks for performing at our wedding and hoped you all enjoyed yourselves.
Alan & Jessie Yeo