Jun Xiong’s thoughts: Moon River

How often do parents of the bride express their love for their daughter the way Claudine’s dad did? Mr Bacsafra set the bar very high indeed. First, he single-handedly prepared a video presentation in which he reflected how thankful he was for having such a brilliant and smart daughter (4 A stars for her PSLE) and promising son-in-law.

He waxed lyrical about the fact that Claudine, being independent and self-driven in her studies, never caused him to worry. He also praised Albert for being helpful (clears dishes after dinner) and having a neat appearance (clean-cut and no pierced earrings). Mr Bacsafra also noted that Albert is a soccer fan like himself. (No matter that Albert supports Chelsea while Mr Bacsafra is a die-hard Man U fan.) Not surprisingly, Claudine started tearing halfway through the touching presentation.

We had a very appreciative audience, especially when I started singing Cantonese songs. The cheers were probably from Albert’s relatives, who flew in from KL. The Cantonese songs were specially selected for them. I also helped to express his gratitude to his guests in Cantonese.

Another highlight of the evening was Mr Bacsafra’s turn at the piano. He played beautifully, and won everyone’s applause. The night ended with a boisterous set of dance songs, and I was glad to see several guests letting loose on the dance floor.

Congratulations Albert and Claudine!

P.S. Coincidentally, Albert is our pianist James’ senior in NUS! What a small world.

Band: Jun Xiong, James, Shawn, Feri

L-R: Feri, Shawn, Claudine, Albert, Jun Xiong, James
One of many touching moments: Albert and Claudine dancing to Moon River


Wedding March by Mendelssohn (1st march-in), L-O-V-E, Close To You, La Vie En Rose, Quando Quando Quando, Girl from Ipanema, 爱是永恒 (Love Is Eternal), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), She, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Fly Me To The Moon

Unforgettable (2nd March in), The First The Last My Everything, When I Fall In Love, Through The Years, 每天爱你多一些 (Every Day I Love You More, 爱的呼唤 (The Call Of Love), 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), Beautiful In My Eyes, Just The Way You Are, 我只在乎你 (I Only Care About You), Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Could I Have This Dance, Rainbow Connection, Sway, Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me, Mambo Number 5, You Are So Beautiful, Save The Last Dance For Me

Compliments from Claudine and Albert: You guys were FANTASTIC!

Hey Hey,

Thanks to Jun Xiong,Shawn, Feri and James for the FANTASTIC performance on our wedding! The guests had nothing but praises for you all, especially for being able to cater to the varied tastes of our guests – singing and playing songs in 3 different languages! BRAVO!

You guys have given our wedding celebration a special something, we’re really happy to have engaged you!

All the best for your other performances 🙂

Claudine and Albert

P.S. Special thanks also to Bevlyn for accommodating our many requests and for her patience 🙂