Willy and Isabelle, 23 Oct 2010, Fullerton Hotel (Straits Room)

Juliet’s Thoughts: Sempurna

It was a special day for the local chinese couples for some reason, and for me it was extra special cuz having language fetishes as i somewhat do. I got a chance to learn a japanese song sung by beautiful singer with a gorgeous voice, Yuna Ito on Precious, and an Indonesian song called Sempurna (which as i found out means Perfect). Beautiful melodies, wonderful arrangements, true to their contexts, that really inspired me.

I love new adventures and learning new things.

Isabelle is one special lady, down-to-earth as she is, she’s also very fun-loving and real. I’ve never seen a bride breakdown the way she did in thanking her folks, which moved at least 2 tables’ of ladies to tears. I cry at most weddings, or anything with true love in it, so no surprise to see my red eyes either. But the lovely couple are just truly immersed in bliss and love. Lord bless them both.

This song meant a lot to them so when Bevlyn asked me if i could learn the song, i said yes immediately. It is a beautiful song.

And the line that went:

Oh Sayangku kau begitu…. sempurna.

When i found out from a friend what it really means, it moved me deeply.

Oh my dear, why are you so,… perfect.

Ian is a wonderful player, appreciating contexts and arrangements. I’m truly blessed to have him play with me on a duo setup for Isabelle and Willy’s wedding.

Isabelle’s dad’s birthday happened to be 23/10 too! How cool is that?

Ian and I got the crowd singing Happy birthday together, and Junxiong did a great job conducting everyone into high spirits. 🙂

It was a beautiful day.

Now I never drink on any job. But the bride was a lil too blissful and tipsy, she ran to grab a gorgeous glass of red wine and insisted i drink. I had to. It was beautiful wine, and i toast this in celebration of their love.

I’m glad they liked our rendition of Sempurna.

Such an honor to perform in the face of Love.  Thank you ALD for inviting us to play for Isabelle and Willy’s wedding.

Band: Juliet & Ian with Junxiong (emcee)

L-R: Ian and Juliet

Repertoire:

L.O.V.E (1st March-in), Built to Last (2nd March-in), The Way You Look Tonight, All the Way, Cheek to Cheek, At Last, Can’t take My Eyes Off You, Everything, Let’s Fall in Love, So Nice, Someone to Watch Over Me, All That I Need is Love, Fallen, Inseparable, Just The Way You Are, How Sweet It Is, Dream A Little Dream, Sway, That’s All, You Belong To Me, You Raise Me Up, Sempurna

Compliment from Couple:

Hi Bev,

I have been wanting to email you after the wedding but we were away for almost a month for the honeymoon and were busy catching up with work after that. =)

Anyway, would just like to drop you an email to thank you for all the arrangements you’ve done for us, including the PA system for the church. They were really helpful and patient with me. haha..

And Juliet!!! Oh she’s just the best!!! She sang so well and her rendition of Sempurna was so good that some of my friends and relatives thought that she’s an Indonesian. i’m really happy that i chose her as my singer. *two thumbs up*
Junxiong and Ian were also as wonderful! The team really made our day even more special.
Once again, thanks Bev for everything and Happy New Year to you!

Cheers,
Belle & Willy

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