Valerie and Hung Choong, 28 Nov 09, Sir Stamford Room, Grand Hyatt (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

All grooms should take lessons from Hung Choong when it comes to making tear-inducing speeches. This guy is a natural. He was so successful Valerie’s tear ducts didn’t stand a chance.

His strategy is to lower Valerie’s defences by smacking his lips loudly — muack! — to demonstrate how he felt when he first laid eyes on her. That got everyone laughing. They laughed even harder when he simulated his heart thumping (pom-pom-pom) when he wanted to speak with Valerie. From his animated gestures, it seemed as if his heart was flying out of his body.

Then he started telling Valerie how she was the angel in his life, how he would always love her, and take care of her and her family. He spoke sincerely and clearly, his eyes never leaving his beautiful bride. Valerie’s friend, Grace, quickly passed her some tissue paper to stem the flow of tears. It was a moving scene.

Bevlyn, Matthew, Raziz and I had a great time performing at the wedding. After the guests were sufficiently “warmed up”, we got applause after almost every song. Valerie’s mom was also singing along with us, and she told me later that she didn’t want us to stop!

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Another sign that our performance was well-received were the numerous dedications and song requests that came our way. We did as many as we could, and read out the guests’ heartwarming messages that accompanied each dedication.

Congratulations, Valerie and Hung Choong! May you both enjoy a lifetime of joy and happiness!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Bevlyn, Matthew, Raziz

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Repertoire:

Can’t Help Falling In Love (1st march-in), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Everlasting Love, For The First Time, Grow Old With You, Love Me, Your Song, Beyond The Sea, Somewhere Out There, Something Stupid, Way Back Into Love

A Moment Like This (2nd march-in), 月亮代表我的心 (dedicated to parents), 今天你要嫁给我 (Marry Me Today) (dedicated to bride), Come Away With Me, Eternal Flame, If We Hold On Together, Inside Your Heaven, Close to You, Perfect Moment, Come What May

Audience’s requests:

Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Sometimes When We Touch, Just The Way You Are, The Way You Look Tonight

Compliments from Valerie:

Hi Hsin Yeow,

Thanks for the blog. It was an entertaining and funny account. We were zipping around so quickly that we couldn’t enjoy the music!

But from what we heard from our family and friends, they absolutely loved you guys and my dad approved that you were money well spent!

Valerie

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