Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Wonderful Tonight
Eileen loves to write, so I wasn’t surprised when she gave me a detailed and touching account of how Nicholas proposed.
They were having dinner at the now-defunct “Top-Of-The-M”. According to Eileen, Nicholas “handed me a book from John Gray which I thought nothing of and proceed to put it in my bag. To his anguish. Haha. He asked me to open up and I saw a Post-It which wrote, “Will you marry me?”. Underneath the Post-It was the treasure. He had glued the pages together, cut a hole, put some cotton and placed the ring there. On bended knee, with background music by the hotel band, he popped the question. It was the perfect setting for me and I was literally on “top-of-the world”. Isn’t it a wonderful night? :P”
The band was playing “Wonderful Tonight” when Nicholas proposed, and so I timed my performance of the song right after Nicholas’ speech. Nicholas had just finished reciting his wedding vows (“I will fall in love with you every day”, “your love is a godsend, and I will treasure it”), and I started to tell the story of how Nicholas proposed and the significance of the song I was about to sing. I felt everyone’s eyes on me as I sang the first few lines, and the feeling was electric.
Let me backtrack a little by describing how Nicholas cleared the challenges posed by the swordbearers. The leader wanted me to ask Nicholas to place a price on Eileen’s love, and announce whatever amount Nicholas said to be paid to the swordbearers for their service.
Placed in a spot, Nicholas demonstrated his resourcefulness by replying, “Zero.” When asked why, he said simply, “Because she’s all mine.” What a brilliant answer!
Congratulations, Eileen and Nicholas! We had a wonderful time performing for you, and may you enjoy a blissful marriage!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Judy, Matthew, Melvin
Thanks, Edmund, for supplying me with your beautiful photographs!
Greatest Story Ever Told (1st march-in), Orange Coloured Sky, A Groovy Kind of Love, L-O-V-E, Angels Brought Me Here, Fall For You, Me and Mrs You, One Boy One Girl, 记得吗 (Do You Remember), 给我你的爱 (Give Me Your Love)
Love Paradise (2nd March-in), Wonderful Tonight, The Look Of Love, Two Words, For All Of My Life, 小酒窩 (Small Dimples), Salan Heo 我爱你 (I Love You), Love Song for #1, 小手拉大手 (Small Hands Holding Big Hands), Come Away With Me, 天天夜夜 (Day And Night)
Audience request: Grow Old With You
Hey Eloquent Hsin Yeow, Ravishing Judy, Splendid Matthew, Impressive Melvin!!!
Hope this email finds you well! 🙂
Songs To Recommend:
Greatest Story Ever Told – I had goosebumps singing it while Nicholas and Eileen were walking into the ballroom.
For All Of My Life – a song by the Filipino band Make Your Momma Proud, Judy sang it beautifully.
Love Song For #1 – another sublime tune by Corrinne May