Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Love Will Find A Way
Who says geeks don’t get the girls?
The story goes that Wilson, being the brightest guy in the class, was greatly admired by many. One of his admirers included Dew, who was foundering in her studies. In a bid to get better grades, Dew sought Wilson’s help. In the course of helping Dew, Wilson, naturally, asked her out on a date. Quid pro quo.
Nonetheless, Dew should be credited for adding colour and spontaneity into Wilson’s life (according to Dew, that is). When I teased Wilson about this, he did not deny it, although he was quick to add that he had been trying to do the same for her.
One way to do it surely was to serenade her. It was Dew’s secret wish for Wilson to do so on their wedding day. When she conveyed this to me over an IM chat, I began to plot and plan for it to happen.
In the end, I used a deceptively easy tactic: I asked. (Hey, it required a thick skin and perseverance, okay?) Wilson agreed immediately, which was a relief. All I needed to do was create the right moment. And I did it by ‘chastising’ Wilson for not showing appreciation to Dew in his thank-you speech. Somehow he had forgotten to mention her name in his speech, so I insisted that he make it up by singing a song. The audience lapped it up, of course, and gave loud applause as encouragement.
The applause grew louder when Wilson began singing the Teresa Teng chestnut 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart). Wilson had a warm, bass tone, and he injected genuine emotion in his delivery. Bravo!
After Wilson’s performance, an elderly guest walked over to me and said, “You should ask Wilson’s mom to sing!” It was then I knew where Wilson’s singing genes came from. So I invited Wilson’s mom to sing a song, and she delivered 夜来香 (Fragrance In The Night), one of the final songs of the evening, with aplomp.
Congratulations Wilson and Dew!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Juliet, Joel
Love the expressions on our faces!
Tonight I Celebrate My Love (1st March-in), Wind Beneath My Wings, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Love Will Find A Way, Quando Quando Quando, 家后 (Queen Of House), If We Hold On Together, Feels Like Home, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Lonely Afternoon, Everything
From This Moment (2nd March-in), 雨衣 (Raincoat), 每天爱你多一些 (Every Day I Love You More), That’s What Friends Are For, Save The Last Dance For Me, Love Me, You’ll Be In My Heart, The First The Last My Everything, Everything I Do (I Do It For You), 夜来香 (Fragrance In The Night)
Songs To Recommend:
Love Will Find A Way – Juliet and I had a blast singing this lovely duet
雨衣 (Raincoat) (dedicated to Wilson and Dew’s parents)
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head – one of the happiest songs ever written