Thursday, June 29, 2017

US Trip Sister's wedding!

Sorry, Its been a while.. . Been six years since I went back to the states.

My elder sis got married! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘ซ
And so the preparations started more than half a year ago...
I would like to keep this post short and sweet so just the highlights of the month's trip. 






First highlight ๐Ÿ’— was stoping over in Japan, my favorite place on earth. Even though it was a stop over but it was a enjoying thought to know I went there and got to see the place again. Just being there makes me feel good. I don't know why...





Got to sit Japan airlines with my parents, and I realized a good thing to travel with them is I can have a shoulder to lie on when I sleep... lol
The thing about traveling with older folks is to be patient, given their walking time is already slower than mine. 

Second highlight was of course my birthday.๐Ÿ˜† I got to spend it overseas coincidentally again this year. Maybe not meant to spend in Singapore lol. I got to be treated by My sis and her husband to a very special meal at the Korean BBQ place and it was such a satisfying dinner with my family. We got a simple cake at this Asian bakery and actually if u go there u will be amazed how much Asian food and things they have there! More than before!





Third highlight was definitely the Wedding! It was as busy as it was and as a sister I tried to help in whatever way I can. We went to the flower market and saw the flowers and changed certain things. And it's nice to be planning a wedding again. The day came and everything went by fast! Their wedding started late afternoon and it was held outside beside the ocean. I can tell u the main thing was the cold wind and all I could remember was shivering and freezing there with just a sleeveless gown. We couldn't even wear a jacket or something! I could see Rita the girl in front shaking from the cold wind and I had to endure from not laughing! Lol๐Ÿ˜‚










I think in US culture is different in the way they had it outdoors and the dance. They danced their first dance to beauty & the beast and kudos for dancing all right Chie! She was all jittery about it. And everyone I think had a blast, laughing at the speeches we gave and I lost my speech in my phone as I had my phone changed. But nonetheless, glad to catch up with everyone and those I didn't see for a long long time. My sis' gown was a Disney designed gown and really suit her. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ






Look at my unrelectant face to dance~







The Team: Bridemaids & Best men!!







Flower girl & Ring boy






Fourth highlight was going to Palm Springs mountain. It was another surreal time I had in nature and snow. As we don't experience it here in South east Asia, its nice to experience something different. 
On the way up to Las Vegas, we stopped by there and took a long cable car ride up to the top which is freaking like 30 storeys high! We walked to the forest trail and just being in nature that place makes me sane for a moment.๐Ÿ˜Š I touched the snow and even had a taste of it! lol I wished we had such places. 



Oh and I lost $20US dollars this time at the casino at casears palace. My sis said I should have played at Paris hotel where I won last time. 




Fifth highlight was yea the food. Well I cannot compare but it was special in ways that u don't get it here. The vegan burger is something I had when I was in school and I missed that. So I had to have it when I am back this time. And the Mongolian noodles in their food court was good something special that even here I don't get to eat. Their usual orange chicken and stir fry are something u should not take for granted. Their BBQ meat was also fabulous good and Mexican beans. Another one I should remember is one of the last places called tender greens we went and they served organic healthy food. So good must try! Their albacore sandwich is a must try and roasted potatoes. ๐Ÿ˜›








Sixth highlight is something I gained from the trip. In fact, I try not to tear in the airport when my sis sent us off. I saw her eyes turning red and I said I won't cry. But minutes later when she left, I was crying like a baby. While waiting in queue to go up the plane, I suddenly was filled with emotions and sadness. I don't know when I would see her again. This time was so precious, it was something I wouldn't trade for. We had our fights and big quarrels but nothing could stop us from loving each other. True blood ties never break and I realized the bond we had, the love we had and how much we want each other to be better. No matter what I love my sis as she's my real sis who helped me grow into a much better person. 
She was the one who encouraged me to go back to school again and that's why I finished my degree. She has her weaknesses so do I but we learn that although we walk different paths, we are still family. 
 I hope one day I can also be like her in some ways and we can reunite soon again. ๐Ÿ’‹


Happy Birthday Chie! I wish you good health and love in all you do. Success and Wealth in life! ๐Ÿ’œ



Memories are the best things in life, I think. -Romy Schneider











Thursday, October 27, 2016

Our new home


Our new home.

This blog is our recent obtainment of our own home! A 4-room HDB flat that we can call our own little home. Something we both dreamt of since we met each other. And we will be getting our keys next year hopefully by the first half! We haven't move in yet.

This process has been a long one.
It's not as easy as you think. We want something affordable and being in Singapore, government housing is the best option to start out.
We had to apply two times before we got selected and given a queue number. That took about almost a year just to get selected. Something that's a miracle as I heard ppl who applied 7 times but haven't got selected. We are lucky indeed. 
And actually our first choice was the same location except it's BTO which is just started building. But our second time was Sales of Balance which is already almost completed.
In fact, it's better we don't need to wait longer..

We had to put a 2K deposit and also choose the unit we wanted. We took a day to visit the site and decided on our block. The place is near the future Canberra MRT. And it's at ...... Sembawang. Revealed it now!

We waited weeks and months for HDB replies to sign the lease. And finally we got the message of our housing loan grant which is total of $50K! That's beyond words of how happy we are..  Because it will greatly reduce our housing loan and payments! We fulfilled the criterias that was given and each couple must not exceed a certain salary to be eligible for this grant. We were then woken up that our dream is becoming reality! 
Signing the lease means emptying our CPF accounts and it's such a sad thing. All my life long cpf will be gone and given to this house...and about $16K will be deducted once I sign it!! Arghhhh...๐Ÿ˜ฑ
Well it's a price to pay anyway. Money can be slowly build up again. ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Amos, luckily is a very 'on the ball' kind of person so he checks the HDB website every night. Can you imagine that? He usually updates me on the process. ๐Ÿ˜…

My life long dream is to own my own home. 
Looking at my parents, it makes me want to even more. At least I got a roof over my head now. And do not have to worry of becoming homeless. To become a co- owner makes me have the authority to do whatever I want in my own home. To have the space and privacy I want and most of all, the peace and tranquility that I need. 
It's true having a home is the most important thing in life. We have been living apart since we married and I can't wait to start a life with him. Well baby plans will wait for a while since we spent so much on our wedding and this. 
I already am researching on renovations companies and also designs for the house. And yes a lot of work and planning will be going on next year. Hopefully some of you will be able to see our new home soon! 
God bless our new home. Amen!!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wedding Songs

Songs for my wedding video in Taiwan

The songs I used for my wedding videos. 
Some of you were asking me the title and singer of the songs played in my videos.
For the Taiwan video, it has three songs.

The first one was Haru Kaze sung by Rihwa, a young Japanese singer I came across recently. This song is very spring like and had a refreshing beat to it. That'd why I chose it.
The second song was a Christian song sung by South African Artist Verona. 
And the third song was the ever famous song sung by Shania Twain, From this moment.



Rihwa (ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚ก)
Harukaze (ๆ˜ฅ้ขจ)
Spring Breeze
Lyrics English Translation & Romanized

Rihwa ๆ˜ฅ้ขจ Harukaze lyrics cover
Rihwa ๆ˜ฅ้ขจ Harukaze ใ‚ธใƒฃใ‚ฑใƒƒใƒˆ cover

Single: Harukaze (ๆ˜ฅ้ขจ)
「Boku no Ita Jikan」 OST theme song
「ๅƒ•ใฎใ„ใŸๆ™‚้–“」ไธป้กŒๆญŒ


ๆญŒๆ‰‹ Rihwa
ไฝœ่ฉž Rihwa
ไฝœๆ›ฒ Rihwa

Japanese / Kanji Lyrics ๆญŒ่ฉž


ๅญฃ็ฏ€ๅค–ใ‚Œใฎ

ๆกœใฎ่Šฑใซ
ๅฏ„ใ‚Šๆทปใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ


ๅทฎใ—่พผใ‚“ใ ๆœจๆผใ‚Œๆ—ฅ

ๆ™‚ใซ่ฟทใฃใฆ

ๆ™‚ใซๅ˜†ใ„ใŸ
็งใฎๅ‚ใซใฏ
ใ‚ใชใŸใŒๅฑ…ใŸใ‚ˆใญ

Cause I love you
ใ‚ใชใŸใ‚’ๅฎˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆ
Still, I turn to you
ๅค‰ใ‚ใฃใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎ

่žใใŸใ„ไบ‹
่ฉฑใ—ใŸใ„ไบ‹ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹
ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ˆ

็พค้’่‰ฒใซ
ๆŸ“ใพใ‚‹ๅ†ฌใฏ
็žฌใๆ˜ŸใŒ
ๅ›ใ„ใฆใ‚‹

่žใ“ใˆใŸใ‹ใ‚‰
่žใ“ใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ‹ใ‚‰
ใ‚‚ใ†่ฟทใ‚ใชใ„ใง่กŒใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆ

่ฆ‹ใˆใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ
็ด›ใ‚‰ใ‚ใ—ใฆใŸ
็ดกใ่จ€่‘‰ใซ



ๆ„ๅ‘ณใชใ‚“ใฆ็„กใ‹ใฃใŸ


ไผธใณใฆใ‚†ใๅฝฑ
ๅˆปใ‚€ๆณข้Ÿณ
ๅฟ…ๆญปใซ่ƒŒใ‚’ๅ‘ใ‘ใŸ
ใฉใ“ใซใ‚‚่กŒใ‹ใชใ„ใง

I’m missing you
่งฆใ‚ŒใŸใใชใ‚‹ใฎ
Always be true
ๆ„›ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆ

ไผใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ
ไผใˆใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ
ใญใ‡ ๆƒณใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰

่Œœ่‰ฒใซ

ๆบใ‚Œใ‚‹ๅค•ๆ—ฅใŒ
ๅฟƒใ‚’ๅผทใใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใ 

็›ฎใ‚’้–‰ใ˜ใ‚Œใฐ
ๆ˜ฅใฎ้ขจใŒๅนใ
ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใ‚‹ๅธฐใ‚Š้“

่ฆ‹้€ใ‹ใ•ใ‚Œใใ†ใช
ๅคงใใช็žณ
็…งใ‚Œใฆ้ก”ใ‚’
ๆŽปใไป•่‰

ๅฏ‚ใ—ใ’ใชๅพฎ็ฌ‘ใฟ
ๅคงใใใฆๅ„ชใ—ใ„ๆ‰‹
้—‡ใฎไธญใฎๅ…‰

ๆฐธ้ ใŒ
็„กใ„ใฎใชใ‚‰
็งใ‚‚
ใ“ใ“ใซๅฑ…ใชใ„ใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†

ใ“ใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏ
ใ“ใฎๆƒณใ„ใฏ
ๅทกใ‚Š็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใฏใšใ ใ‚ˆ

Cause I’m loving you
ใ‚ใชใŸใ‚’ๅฎˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆ
Always be true
ๆ„›ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆ

ไปŠใ‚ใชใŸใซ
ไผใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ

ใ“ใฎ่ƒธใฎ
ไธญใงใšใฃใจ
้ฎฎใ‚„ใ‹ใซๅฝฉใ‚‹
ๆ™ฏ่‰ฒใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใŸใฎ

ๆฏๅนใฎ้ฆ™ใ‚Šใซ
ใ‚ใชใŸใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆ
็งใฏๆญฉใ„ใฆ่กŒใใฎ


English Translation Lyrics


The sunlight is filtering 

as it's getting close through
the unseasonable 

cherry blossom tree

Sometimes I was hesitate

Sometimes I was grieve
But you were there
Beside me, right?

Cause I love you
I will protect you
Still, I turn to you
I won’t change

There are more and more
Things that I want to hear
Things that I want to talk with you

Winter is dyed
in ultramarine color
Twinkle stars
are whispering

Because I heard them
Because I can heard them
I will go with no hesitation

My mind distracted me
So I can’t see anything
There’s no meaning
behind the spin words

Silhouette that starts to extend
Sound of waves engraved in our memories
You desperately turn your back on me
Please, don’t go anywhere again

I’m missing you
till I want you to touch me
Always be true
that I am loving you

So I will tell you
So it can be told to you
that I am thinking of you

The sunset gently waving 

in the crimson twilight
Had make my heart grow strong

Spring breeze blew
As I closed my eyes
Make me to look back on the way home

I see your perspire gesture
as I see your shy face
It can be seen through the easy-looking
your big eyes

Your lonely smile
Your kind big hands
They're like light in the darkness

If eternity
didn’t exist anywhere
Me too,
won’t be here anymore, right?

This feeling
This hope
will surely continue to loop, right?

Cause I’m loving you
So, I will protect you
Always be true
I am always loving you

So I can told my feelings
to you

Always, 
deep in this heart
I will see
vividly painted scenery

I will feel you
through the scent of your breath
So, I will keep walk on


English translator: dreamslandlyrics.blogspot.com




Lyrics :Written & Sung by local South African Artist : Verona 

You and I were meant to be
God made you, just for me
Baby, I'll love you always
By your side I will stand
Walk with you, hand in hand
From this day on, our love will stand strong
As I declare...

That I do, I do, I love you
Yes I do, believe in you
I do want to share the rest of my life with you
I do promise a love that's true, never disappoint you
If you should ever be in doubt, know that I will never let you down ( x2)

Lord, as we take a stand
We're asking for Your hand
To move in our lives as we become husband and wife
We will build our house on You as a rock

From this day on, our love will stand strong
From this day on, our love will stand strong
Ohhh...
As we declare..

That we do, we do, we love You
Yes we do, believe in You
We do want to share the rest of our lives with You
We do promise a love that's true, to never disappoint You
Lord, we'll never be in doubt...
We know that You will never let us down.



SHANIA TWAIN LYRICS



"From This Moment On"
(I do swear that I'll always be there.
I'd give anything and everything and I will always care.
Through weakness and strength, happiness and sorrow,
for better for worse, I will love you with
every beat of my heart.)
From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I'd give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn't give
From this moment on

You're the reason I believe in love
And you're the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn't give
From this moment
I will love you as long as I live
From this moment on













Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Vendors Information

Wedding Vendors


The design: Our main goal for our wedding was to make it feel romantic, whimsical and rustic. We wanted to create a warm, soft and magical atmosphere.

Theme color: Champagne pink

Vendor Information 
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church, 
Shangri La hotel 
Photography: Danny Depay, Vanessa June Tan, Wang Ziqing & Wileen Zhuang
Wedding Dresses: Silhouette the Atelier  (http://silhouette.com.sg/)
Bride’s Shoes: Anna Nucci / Japan
Groom’s Outfits: Silhouette the Atelier  
Jewellery: Venus Japan
Hair and Makeup: YuHui from Silhouette and Celest Ong
Wedding Favours: A Piece of Sin
Stationery / Paper Goods: IMPerfection   (http://www.im-perfection.com.sg/)
Cake:  B.B Bloomsbury bakers (http://www.bloomsburybakers.com/)
Catering: Orange Clove (http://www.orangeclove.com.sg/)
Planning, Styling, Dรฉcor and Flowers: 86 Creation 
Pre wedding pictures: La Fatte Taiwan (http://www.lafatte.com.tw/)
Entertainment: David & team, Horace
Videography: Sense Gallery  (
http://sensegallery.com.sg/contact/)


I believe some of you may want to know more about these vendors and hire them for future events/weddings.

Love,
Amos & Darlene

Wedding Actual Day (11 June 2016)

Wedding Day 

We are truly humbled by the show of love and presence of our family and friends not just today, but also the last several months.

This is certainly a special day for Amos and I, and I hope the support that you have shown will continue on as we embarked this new journey together. We are committed to making this marriage work for the long haul and it will be much easier with all of you by our sides.






I am a girl who value marriage and not just marriage itself but the event of the whole wedding itself. The whole process before, during and after it.  
Wedding happens once in a lifetime and I have been picturing my wedding since I was young.  
A wedding is not just an event to me. It is the union of two people despite their strengths and weaknesses.Declaring in front of God and their family and friends their love and commitment for each other. 

It is the day where I no longer live for myself but for the both of us. It is the start of a great journey together going through the ups and the downs. It is a significant start of the rest our lives.




I have so many people to thank for making this day happen. 

Firstly, Thank you Kartoe @kartoe_sg for designing and creating our church invitation cards. It was a pleasure to work with you. 

Thank you Silhouette the Atelier @silhouette_the_atelier for making my dream wedding gown & suits for us. You have been a blessing to us! 

Thank you Creation 86 for my very beautiful flower bouquet & brooches.
 #bridalbouquet #champagneroses #roses 

To David and his team, thank you for their help in leading the worship song service at church, we really appreciate it! We really had a hard time finding who to sing for us!



Thank you Orange Clove @orangeclovecatering for the awesome lunch at the church! Although my mum was upset at them throwing the left overs away & the church did told us the next day that they also didn't throw the rubbish away. So we were forfeited of our church deposit!:/

Anyway, nothing much I can do...


Thank you To my bridesmaids: Cherry, Celine, Mandy & Wileen. The day can't be complete without you gals. It's such a pleasure to work with you gals! You all did a great job for both of us.


Thank you Abigail for being our sign language interpreter. You are of great help! Keep up the good work!


Thank you Zhi Xiong for being our official interpreter from deaf association.


Thank you to daddy & Amos's bro, Solomon for being our wedding witness. 



To Amos's best men-Thank you so much for helping him in this journey. You all were helpful and thoughtful to us. We appreciate you help and support! 


Thank you Wesley Methodist church for having us on this very special day. The sanctuary was a good place for our solemnization.  

To Pastor Phillip our wedding pastor, thank you so much for guiding us and helping us to complete this process. It was nice knowing you and planning with you. We hope to get more of your guidance in future! 


IMperfection- Thank you for the decorative items and stationaries. 


Pardon us if we forgot anyone names out as there are just too many people to thank.


Last but not least, I’d like to thank my wife, Darlene. First, for saying yes to me. Then for planning and brain storming the bulk of this wedding. For going through with me thru the ups and downs and being my companion in life.

Accepting me and loving me.
I promise you to hold, protect, love and take the first, and every other bullet for you, always. 
Thank you all for listening. 

To my new Husband Amos-


Through all my cracks and faults

My weaknesses and ugliness
Thank you for loving me unconditionally
Again and again
As you have promised on that Day
Like how Christ Loves His Church
There are no words I can express to God
How thankful I am for you
For giving me to you 
To live through this life with you.


Thank you Ginny for recommending to us 
Sense gallery, our photographer and videographer. They have done an amazing job of bringing their skills & creativity to take our wedding pictures and videos. It's a memorable and unforgettable experience.




Thank you B.B Bloomsbury bakers @bloomsburybakers for your delicious made  cakes & bakes. It was a delight to have your desserts with us on this sweet celebration! I didnt even had time and chance to try all the cakes, only ate one strawberry tart.~




To Ms Lynn @SHANGRILASG 

Thank you so much for being our wedding planner. Your expertise was beyond our expectations. We are grateful to have your guidance and help in every detail of the planning process. It was the best decision of our lives on this important day to select your hotel! 




To my dearest papa and mummy, both of you were our pillar of support in this process. Thank you for your constant love and concern. Without your consent this Union won't happen. We are eternally grateful to have you as our parents. God bless you & keep you always!

We love you so much. We don't know how to repay your love and kindness.



@APIECEOFSIN Freshly made artisanal chocolates from raw ingredients. 

Thank you for making those lovely door gifts for our guests! At first we thought there was not enough but thank God there were more than enough!


Thank you Uncle Horace for singing the special music tonight! You are a passionate vocalist! We are honored to have you on this special occasion. 



We would like to thank all our family & friends for celebrating with us, for the good wishes and the lasting memories you helped create.





The short clip of our wedding video from Sense Gallery.