Ariel’s thoughts: 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)

As Zheng Quan and I were rehearsing for this couple’s wedding show, the first thing I noticed was that their friends, especially the “brothers and sisters”, were really fun-loving and spontaneous! I was pleasantly surprised when the couple’s friends eagerly cheered for the band and enjoyed the songs which were specially chosen by the couple and probably dedicated to their loyal friends.

Zheng Quan’s rendition of 一人一半 (One Half) seemed to have drawn the loudest applause from this band of friends who were later tickled by Zheng Quan’s confession that he did not speak the Hokkien dialect fluently.

In fact, the couple chose a diverse repertoire of English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Korean songs, which were bound to please their guests of every ethnic and dialect group as well as generation. And like Zheng Quan, I gallantly took up the challenge of singing a Korean song – I Want To Get Closer – despite being Korean-disabled!

We were so wowed with the constant attention showered upon us by Mike and Kaixin’s friends that we agreed to provide accompaniment when they forced Mike to sing 月亮代表我的心 to declare his undying love to Kaixin. Evil me even ran up to the (poor) groom with a copy of the song’s lyrics. As it turned out, Mike seemed so well-prepared that he sang the entire song in style. I bet Kaixin was really pleased with Mike’s show of dedication and devotion.

Speaking of which, Mike is probably the only groom in this world who can eat a sandwich filled with layers of thick wasabi without shedding a tear or showing any change of facial expression, judging from the detailed footage of the “gate-crashing” session! I hereby extend my heartfelt congratulations to Mike and Kaixin. Thank you for inviting us to perform at your wedding dinner and share in your joy and love!

Band: Ariel, Zheng Quan, Qiuyun, Wah Yong

L-R: Wah Yong, Qiuyun, Mike, Kaixin, Ariel, Zheng Quan

小酒涡 (Dimples), 今天你要嫁给我, Lucky, 你最珍贵 (You Are Most Precious), Ti Amo, 在我生命中的每一天 (A Day In My Life), I’ll Stand By You, I Want To Get Closer, 遇见 (Encounter), Eternal Flame, I For You, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), When You Look Me In The Eye, Heaven, Love Me, Chase, Yellow, When I See You Smile, My Way, 今生今世 (In This Life), 一人一半 (One Half)