Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Ordinary Miracles
It’s just another ordinary miracle today
Ordinary miracles awaited me on 14 June, the day of Boon Peng and Candie’s wedding celebration at Mandarin Oriental.
The ‘little’ things reminded me of what a miracle it is for love to bind two people as they embark on a journey to last a lifetime. For example, the candid photographs which the couple picked to showcase during the dinner showed two good-looking and fun-loving people clearly in love.
As I viewed the express highlights video (shot by Yang, one of the best in the business), I was also awed by the beautiful images captured on film, which resembled scenes from a Wong Kar Wai movie.
All the lovely photos you see in this entry were taken by JoHo!
The warmth of Boon Peng’s smile and handshake as he came forward to thank the band for coming to perform at his wedding was very encouraging. He told Hui Bing, “Remember, I was the one who passed you the cheque at Vinny’s wedding!”
One of the highlights of the wedding was a hilarious trick the emcees played on Candie. She sportingly donnned on a blindfold and attempted to identify her husband by feeling the exposed leg of a few groomsmen. For the record, none of the legs she touched belonged to Boon Peng, but she had to pick one. The guests erupted into unbridled laughter when Candie picked, all of people, her father-in-law!
At the end of our performance, we went over to Boon Peng and Candie for a photograph. Boon Peng then gave us an unforgettable compliment, “Hsin Yeow, my boss told me that you guys were “f***ing good!”
P.S. As usual, I was impressed by the friendly and efficient banquet managers, all of whom greeted me as if we were old friends. They bustled about and got things done with mininum fuss and maximum results, just as it should be.
Band: Hsin Yeow, Hui Bing, Ein Ein
L-R: Hsin Yeow, Boon Peng, Candie, Hui Bing, Ein Ein
Lovely, So Nice, Eternal Flame, You’re Still The One, Kiss Me, 牵手 (Holding Hands), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), L-O-V-E, I’m Yours, Love Is Love, Fly Me To The Moon, Rainbow Connection, Fallen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (2nd March-in), 一人一半 (One Half), 我只在乎你 (I Only Care About You), Way Back Into Love, Lucky, 恋爱频率 (Love Frequency), 小酒窝 (Small Dimples), Sway
Songs To Recommend:
Ordinary Miracle – A beautiful song from the gifted balladeer Sarah MacLachlan. Came to know of it because Boon Peng and Candie chose to play the song from the CD for their first march-in. Hope to get the chance to perform it live one day.
Love Is Love – A blast from the past.