Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: The One You Love

Michelle and Sam met in Sydney in May 2004 at a function through mutual friends. It wasn’t love at first sight; nevertheless, there was mutual affection which grew out of after spending more time together. Michelle felt that what connected them was that, “We’re simple natured people and we seek happiness in the small things in life. We value family and friends.”

Michelle also told me, “Sam expressed his love for me first after we went on a holiday to Brisbane in April 2006 but I wasn’t so sure of him then. He had to put in a lot of effort to convince me that he was the one for me. Sam’s sincerity, honesty and caring nature made me realise that he was a genuine bloke who always tries to make me happy and I decided to give him a chance.”

“Other qualities I love about Sam are his loyalty towards his family and close friends, his doggedness to pursue something he truly believes in, his corny sense of humour and his acceptance of me – inclusive of warts and all.”

I loved that Michelle gave me so much detail about their relationship, so I decided to quiz Sam. It turned out that he had a pretty good memory and could recall the place, date and year of their first meeting and the time when he professed his love. He even revealed that he felt compelled to do the latter because he had just attended a wedding!

He even got the third and hardest question right! It was about a memorable holiday that Michelle took with Sam in Jan 2006: Michelle hiked up a mountain and suffered blisters after the 5-hour trek! She also beat Sam hands down at fishing for trout when they stopped at a trout farm for fun. She caught one after 2 tries whereas he took at least 4 or 5 tries.

The question: “Name the mountain and its height!” Sam said confidently, “Mt Kosciuszko, 2,200m!” (Close enough: the actual height is 2,228m) After that, Sam and Michelle shared a lingering kiss, to the guests’ delight!

Another memorable moment at the wedding was when Sam gamely agreed to sing, “I Just Called To Say I Love You” and dedicated it to both Michelle and his mom (it was his mom’s favourite song)

Sam and Michelle exchanged rings and vows in front of all their guests
Devin, the cute ring-bearer!


Adeline and I sharing a laugh

The above photographs are taken by up and coming wedding photographer, Link Sng (linksng@gmail.com)

Congratulations, Michelle and Sam! May you both be blessed with a blissful and fulfilling marriage!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Juliet, Adeline

L-R: Michelle, Sam, Juliet, Adeline, Hsin Yeow

I’m Yours (1st march), We’ve Only Just Begun (1st dish), Pretty Woman, At Last, 就是爱你 (I Just Love You), 勇气 (Courage), I Just Called To Say I Love You (dedicated to Sam’s mom), I Only Want To Be With You, It Had To Be You, Time After Time, Love Me, Come Away With Me

一首简单的歌 (A Simple Song), The One You Love (Specially dedicated to Sam), You’ve Got A Friend, The Way You Look Tonight, 遇见 (Encounter), As Time Goes By, Kiss Me, 简单爱 (Simple Love), It Might Be You, Fly Me To The Moon, I’ve Had The Time Of My Life, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)


Sam and I sincerely thank Hsin Yeow, Juliet and Adeline for their wonderful musical performance at our wedding reception as it made the night lively and enjoyable.

Sam and I enjoyed the music performance very much as all the songs on the list represent different aspects of our relationship thus far. I think Sam was very brave to sing live in front of everybody and he deserves kudos for having backup from the band during his solo performance.

Our guests also had very favourable reviews of the band’s performance that night based on their various comments and feedback to us. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding night memorable!

Song To Recommend:

The One You Love – If not for Michelle and Sam, I probably would not have the opportunity to perform this at a wedding. The lyrics speak of someone who has to decide between being with someone who loves her and or someone she loves. For Michelle, I know she loves Sam with all her heart, and is loved in return.