Jo’s thoughts: My Way
It’s always lovely to see the enthusiasm that our foreign friends pour into our time-honoured tradition of the Chinese wedding banquet. Justina and Dae Ro are an international couple of Singaporean and Korean origins respectively, and bride, groom and their families threw all aspects of their different cultures into the mix, making for one fabulous fusion banquet!
While ostensibly following the conventional program of the wedding banquet – cake cutting, cross drinking, yam seng and assorted speeches, the entire evening was lifted by sweet or spicy international interjections such as Justina and Dae Ro making moving speeches to their new families in laboriously learnt Korean and Mandarin respectively (very sweet), family members coming onstage to dedicate songs in Hokkien and specially written and harmonised ones in Korean (spicy!), Dae Ro’s uncle playing one Korean classic as well as Teresa Teng’s 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet) on the saxophone (sweet) and a specially hired and very talented magician, Nique Tan, performing tricks onstage as well as up close for each individual table (very spicy)!
It was a very unconventional and highly highly moving and engaging night, and the band was more than honoured to be part of the intra-Asian warm, wonderful wishes showered on the very goodlooking Justina and Dae Ro.
We wish our own Singaporean blessings on Justina and Dae Ro for a wonderful future ahead=)
Band: Jo, Adeline, Shawn, Melvin
L-R: Jo, Melvin, Justina, Dae Ro, Shawn
Wedding March (1st March-in), (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, All The Way, Besame Mucho, Beyond The Sea, Close To You, Come Fly With Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Fly Me To The Moon, For Once In My Life, Have I Told You Lately, I Wanna Be With You, If I Ain’t Got You, I’ve Got You Under My Skin
L-O-V-E (2nd march-in), Let There Be Love, Let’s Fall In Love, Look Of Love, Misty, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Quando Quando Quando, So Nice, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, The Very Thought Of You, Unforgettable
Special requests: 一人一半 (One Half), My Way and 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart),