Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 世界唯一的你 (The Only You In The World)
A year ago, I met Ziyao and Jean at Bar Stop and started talking while listening to the marvellous Melissa and her band. Our conversation didn’t end until two hours later, and although I couldn’t remember the details of our conversation, we parted with a smile on our faces.
When I met the couple again on their wedding day, our meeting at Bar Stop seemed like only yesterday, and I could still sense the air of excitement and antipation in them.
I learned later they met me a few months after Ziyao proposed to Jean. It wasn’t smooth sailing, not by a mile. It was supposed to take place in Montreal, Canada, but unfortunately, there were some issues with the coach and they had to skip Montreal altogether. Ziyao waited until almost the end of the trip before popping the question at the top of the Rockerfella center in Manhattan on a lovely summer evening.
On the day of the proposal, Jean was so tired of waiting that she demanded to check Ziyao’s camera bag. Ziyao managed to distract her momentarily, and she didn’t check the bag (where the ring was kept) in the end. Whew!
Regi, Matthew and I had a great time performing for Jean and Ziyao. Knowing their story really helped me understand the meaning behind their song choices. Ziyao told me, “All the little things in life (small or big) over the past 7 years have made the both of us unique and different from any other couple. One of a kind in our own right.” What better song to describe this than 世界唯一的你 (The Only You In The World)?
“Like fermenting wine, the goodness of our relationship developed gradually overtime…”
This was Ziyao’s opening sentence in his thank-you speech. Well said, and like good wine, it can only become better with time. Congratulations, Jean and Ziyao!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Regi, Matthew
L-R: Regi, Jean, Ziyao, Hsin Yeow, Matthew
Photograph courtesy of Amos from Reflection Photography
La Vie En Rose (1st March-in), So Nice (1st Dish), 小情歌 (Little Love Song), You Raise Me Up, Too Much Heaven, Wonderful Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Angels Brought Me Here, 家后 (Queen Of The House), Amazed, Open Arms, Everything, Inside Your Heaven, Love Will Keep Us Alive, I’m Yours
君の好きなとこ (Kimi No Sukina Toko) (2nd March-in), 我只在乎你 (I Only Care For You), 世界唯一的你 (The Only You In The World), You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You, Quando Quando Quando, If We Hold On Together, Sway
Song To Recommend:
君の好きなとこ (Kimi No Sukina Toko) – Thanks to Jean and Ziyao, I added another Japanese song to my song list.
Hi Hsin Yeow,
Thanks for being part of our big day. The guests enjoyed themselves. I wanted to get this picture out to you ASAP.
Hopefully we can see you again at our friends’ wedding and hear you sing from start to end. Happy new year in advance.
Ziyao & Jean