Keith and Elissa, 17 Oct 2010, Raffles Hotel

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Haven’t Met You Yet

When I met Keith, I couldn’t quite imagine him as working in the SAF. His boyish good looks reminds me of someone who could be in the IT or teaching profession. According to Keith, however, he’s a Military Expert. A good thing about working in the Singapore Armed Forces is that you can get your colleagues to dress up in their military best for a swordbearers’ welcome.

I’ve seen this dozens of times. The swordbearers march in first, get into position, and raise their swords in salute. The couple then marches in, and they are stopped by the swordbearers to perform a challenge before they could pass through.

The three challenges for Keith and Elissa were:
(a) Drink suan, tian, ku, la (sour, sweet, bitter, spicy) concoctions (even though Keith and Elissa were supposed to drink the concoctions together, Keith downed them all!);
(b) Sing a song (Keith did so with aplomb);
(c) Say “I love you” in five different languages (Some guests helped Keith out with this one!)

Julian had to stop playing Wagner’s Bridal Chorus every time the swords were lowered for the challenge, so he had to keep a close watch at the festivities. It was really fun!

I had a marvellous time performing with Judy, Shawn and Julian at the wedding. Keith knew I enjoyed singing songs by Michael Buble, and he picked quite a few for me, including one from his latest album – Haven’t Met You Yet.

Congratulations Keith and Elissa! Thank you for having us!

P.S. Judy and I were also pleasantly surprised to meet Iris, who still remembered us when we performed at her wedding two years ago. Iris is now a mother of a lovely boy, and adjusting very well to her new role as a mother. We spent a few minutes reminiscing about her wedding celebrations, and we both laughed at her request for me to sing I’ll Make Love To You!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Judy, Julian, Shawn

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L-R: Shawn, Julian, Judy, Elyssa, Keith, Hsin Yeow
Repertoire:

Bridal Chorus (march-in), L-O-V-E, Grow Old With You, Let There Be Love, Come Fly With Me, Haven’t Met You Yet, Corcovado, 你是我最深爱的人 (You’re The One I Love The Most), I’ve Got The World On A String, Everything, 明天我要嫁给你了 (I’m Marrying You Tomorrow), So Nice, 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss), Love Story, Let’s Fall In Love, Kiss Me, Blue Moon, Rainbow Connection, Fallen, La Vie En Rose, Close To You, Something Stupid, Quando Quando Quando

Audience’s request: (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons

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