Shawn and Charmine, 27 Oct 06, Peony-Jade Restaurant

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 12-Year Chase

Some people drive with their gear stick anchored firmly in the fifth, while others prefer to take the scenic route, enjoying the sights along the way.

Shawn and Charmine belong to the latter category. On the relationship highway, they clearly preferred to take it slow, and dated each other for 12 years before tying the knot.

And when I met them for the first time, they were teasing each other endlessly, a trait which is usually found in couples who have known each other for a long time. To me, the ability to poke fun at each other is important in keeping the spark in a relationship alive.

After some hemming and hawing, Shawn decided to serenade Charmine with a Leslie Cheung classic: 追 (Chase). Written by our own Dick Lee, the song talks about the relentless chase for life’s necessities when the only essential thing worth pursuing is the person you love. It was the perfect song for them.

一追再追
只想追赶生命里一分一秒
原来多麽可笑
你是真正目标
一追再追
追踪一些生活最基本需要
原来早不缺少 ha……
有了你即使平凡却最重要

(rough translation: I’m chasing after every moment in life, but it’s so funny, because you are my real target. I’m chasing after some of life’s necessities, but I’m not lacking in any. It doesn’t matter even if I have to live life simply, as long as I have you.)

Charmine had no idea Shawn was going to sing for her, and I could tell in her eyes that she was touched by his gesture.

Congratulations Shawn and Charmine! Both of you have already embarked on another exciting journey as husband and wife, and I wish you a blissful and fulfilling time ahead!

Bevlyn’s thoughts: The Art Of Paktology

For those who have heard people say having a marathon-relationship is not a wise thing to do, we have a live testimonial here who not only conquered the 7-year itch but also stood the test of time to recognise that they are meant to be with each other. In fact, I think they hold the record for the couple who pak tor the longest among those who have engaged us!

I could still remember the surprise look on Pamela (manager of Peony Jade) when she was told Shawn would sing a song after his 1st march-in. We cannot blame her because when the time came, Charmine had a “Are-you-for-real?” kind of look too! But Shawn sang a heartfelt rendition much to the guests’ clapping and cheering! Way to go, you rock Shawn!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Bevlyn, Jon Ang

Repertoire:

From This Moment (1st March), 追 (Chase), I Do (Cherish You), Because You Loved Me, I’ll Be Loving You Forever, C’est Si Bon, 嫁给我 (Marry Me), Close to You, She, 你是我最深爱的人 (You’re The One I Love The Most), So Nice, L-O-V-E, Forever Love

Wedding Tip:

Sing a song to your spouse! Especially one that describes your relationship.

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