Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: You Needed Me

Dear Hsin Yeow, actually, you are the first person who knows the story of how we got together. Haha… we planned to tell our kids about it in the future, but it turned out to be you.

– Serene

Being the emcee is fun. At Serene and Sun, I put Sun in the hotspot by asking them some questions based on their relationship. I’d gotten some details from Serene and I wanted to know if Sun still remembered them.

Question 1:

In the past 7 years, both of you have met each other almost every day. What was the longest (and shortest) length of time you’d been apart?

Sun’s answer:

Longest: 1 week, shortest: 1 day

Serene’s answer:

“I think the longest length of time we’d been apart was when I went to Taiwan for 5 days; the shortest was only 2 days. Some of my friends wonder how is it that we won’t get sick of each other. Actually, we feel that this goes to show how strong the relationship can be.”

Question 2:

What vehicle were you driving on their first date?

Sun’s answer:

It was a rented van.

Serene’s answer:

“He was driving in what seemed like a Police Van.”

(I don’t know about you ladies, but if my date drove up to me in a Police Van on our first date, I’d either be mighty impressed or turned off. I guess Serene was the former.)

Question 3:

“What question did you ask Serene in that cable car?”

Sun’s answer: Will you marry me?

Serene’s answer:

“He hadn’t proposed to me when we decided to get solemnised on 7th July 07. On 14th June, he suddenly told me that he had to meet a friend at Mt Faber. I started to get suspicious, and true enough, he proposed to me when we were hanging in the sky. (Actually, I was shivering the moment I stepped into the cable car.) So I said Yes!

We had such a great time at Serene and Sun’s wedding! We really connected with the guests, many of whom made song requests. Thanks to Adeline’s incredible powers of improvisation, we did Anne Murray’s classic You Needed Me without any prior rehearsal. Serene’s cousin also came up to join me in singing Save The Last Dance For Me, which was fun!

Congratulations Serene and Sun! Thank you for sharing your story with me. I feel extremely privileged!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Judy, Adeline, Lim Hui

L-R: Adeline, Hsin Yeow, Sun, Serene, Lim Hui, Judy

Through The Years, You’ll Be In My Heart, Here And Now, Love Me, Now And Forever, Grow Old With You, For The First Time, Save the Last Dance for Me, More Than Words, Everything, I Do (Cherish You), Sway, The Way You Look Tonight, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, L-O-V-E, Love Me Tender, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Endless Love, The Gift, I Finally Found Someone, Quando Quando Quando

Audience request: You Needed Me