Matthew’s thoughts: 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)

What an inspirational story! It gives hope to all guys out there (like myself!) that with enough determination (and luck!) you can get the girl!

I’m not sure if I heard the story right, but apparently, Hui Ping was out backpacking in Vietnam (or somewhere else in exotic south-east asia) and it was on a 12-hour coach ride that Xiao Dong caught a glimpse of her!

And so, he waited patiently for every truck stop (which came at 4 hour intervals) to talk to her (talk about anticipation and pressure!) and even though he wasn’t entirely ‘successful’ during that trip, he actually managed to meet her AGAIN after that (on the street, I think.)

So for all you guys out there, never give up! The line “Hi you look familiar, have I seen you somewhere before?” is sooooo ‘80-90s. Try “Hi, remember me? We met at _____.” Higher chances of success (and makes you look less of a sleezeball.

Kudos to Xiao Dong’s parents who were very sporting throughout the night! Xiao Dong’s dad is a renowned painter back in China! (I think they’re from Tsing Dao, if I heard correctly, but isn’t that the land of good chinese beer?)

Hui Ping’s dad also had the guests laughing, and then almost crying, and applauding throughout his speech, where he spoke about his dear daughter leaving home, but also (highly important) his faith in his son-in-law’s capability to provide for his daughter!

We’d also like to welcome our new Guitar-Hero mega-superstar Iwee! He had so much fun we let him sing a few songs too! Extra points for Serene who sounded as fabulous as she looked!

All photos courtesy of the jet-setting .Thanks, John!

Band: Serene, Matthew, Iwee

L-R: Hsin Yeow, Hui Ping, Xiao Dong, Serene, Matthew

Quando Quando Quando (1st march-in), Everything, Fly Me To The Moon, Grow Old With You, It Had To Be You, Just The Way You Are, La Vie En Rose, Let There Be Love, Let’s Fall In Love, L-O-V-E, Me And Mrs You, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, Someone To Watch Over Me, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, The Look Of Love, Till There Was You, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), 爱很简单 (Love Is Very Simple), Let’s Stay Together, So Nice, Wishin’ and Hopin’

Compliments from Hui Ping:

Hello Hsin Yeow,

Xiaodong & I (as well as our guests) really enjoyed the band’s performance – from the start we wanted a very simple wedding with lots of time to mingle with our family and friends so we kept the evening programme quite spare. Also this is the 2nd location we had our wedding dinner -the first was in Qingdao back in May so we were done with the cake-cutting, champagne-pouring etc. 😉

ALD really helped us to set the mood and get everyone relaxed with the music. Serene has a lovely voice and did great renditions of our favourite songs, esp my mum’s favourite “月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)”

Thanks for being a part of our wedding. Please thank Serene, Matthew and Iwee for us and we apologize if we neglected them all in any way.

Go ahead to get some photos from John. he took quite a few shots -here’s a couple of them.

thanks once again.

p.s. On second thoughts we should have chosen more upbeat tunes cos my cousin thought the tempo at the start was a little too slow!