Thursday, October 25, 2012

I'm Engaged!!!! The Full Proposal Story!

I know this is almost 6 months late, but yes, he proposed and I said "YES!"

To friends and family member who have asking about the proposal, I'm sorry I haven't been quick enough to update. So here's the full story (sort of) of how it happened! :)


It started with my usual bugging him to go overseas for a holiday together earlier this year. Of which, he disagreed. :(  I wanted to celebrate his birthday with him.  However, he told me that he had planned for a weekend trip to Sentosa instead.  We should have gone there during April, but it was one of my last few days of school so I couldn't afford to skip it.

We later settled on the first week of May.  He had managed to convince me that we were REALLY going to Sentosa (because he really love Singapore), and that we were gonna be heading to USS on Saturday.

Yet, a week before our trip something funny happened.  His parents, him and I were going for dinner at Nex as usual, and his mom suddenly mentioned,
"While we're away in Europe, please take care of the dog ah"

I looked at him and he looked constipated.  He stuttered,

"Err, we also going away for the weekend leh. Can we find a dog sitter?"

His mom:

" Oh. Cannot bring the dog to Sentosa meh?"



After we arrived at Nex, I noticed he behaved oddly. He pulled his parents aside (rather non-discreetly) and spoke softly. I pretended that I didn't see and checked on my phone.  I disregarded that, but halfway during dinner ...

His mom:

"You all going Tioman for how many days ah"

You should have seen Alien's face.  Lol. He was at a loss for words and looked pissed.  He immediately replied, quite forcefully:

"Sentosa. We're going SENTOSA."

The same night I asked him if we're really still going Sentosa... because there were too many loopholes already. He even said I need to bring passport to check-in at Sentosa hotel. Hahahaha.  I told him I know where we're going already la, no need to bluff me.

We broke into evil laughter coz' his surprise getaway was ruined... by his mom.  Lol.  He was a bit disappointed because he only told a handful of people about the Tioman trip. He wanted to minimize the chances of news being leaked.

So a few days later we packed for Tioman and left home bright and early!  :D

Note the cute caucasian baby in background! 

I would just like to add here that please DO NOT EVER TAKE A PLANE TO TIOMAN.  Because Alien like planes (understandably), he decided that we should fly to Tioman via the only flight provider -- Berjaya Air.

We had time to take pictures because we were already ON BOARD the plane, and Berjaya Air decided to refuel the plane.  This means the AC was off throughout this period, and we were all sweating like pigs inside.  I don't mean those stand-under-the-sun kinda perspiring, I mean we were sweating inside the cabin as if we had just ran 10km.  It was real stuffy and warm.

When they finally switched on the AC, it was NOT cool air!  The ventilators were dirty and out came a whirling fog of dust. I sat by the window and had water droplets drip on me every 3 minutes. :(

What is this shit.  Worse of all, Alien paid a lot more to take the plane than the boat.  We were pretty upset already.  We endured it all but the flight was unbearable (shall elaborate more at the end of this post). 

The happy stuff first.  The flight was a short one and here's the view of the island!!!

.... Welcome to Tioman!

This is Tioman "airport" in its entirety lol.  I didn't know Tioman was SO hot.

We put our stuff down in our resort room and went to the beach.  The beaches and clear waters are the redeeming factors to the bad start of our trip. 

Alien and I spent a few hours frolicking under the sun, finding fishes and watching the sunset.

Sunsets at Tioman is really BEAUTIFUL.

After dinner we stayed in to watch plastic surgery on TV (old liao) and discussed if I would ever go under the knife.  The girl in the documentary broke both her knees in the hope of growing 1-2 inches taller, wtf!

View from our room.  It was the 15th (Chinese Calendar) and so it was full moon.

The following day we went snorkeling (Alien's first) and returned to the resort mid-afternoon really exhausted.  But after a satisfying lunch we took a dip in the resort pool.


We had to be dressed properly in order to enter the restaurant so we headed back to our room.  At this point of time I still didn't know he had anything in mind!  Apparently while we were heading out, he was so focused on hiding the ring that he locked us out of the room. 

At dinner, out of nowhere he suggested that we should go for a walk by the beach afterward.  I was doubtful because he HATES walking in the dark by the beach (for fear of sand flies and what not) and he actually WANTS to do that???

So after our buffet we went to the lobby to ask for a spare key but the concierge told us to go back to our room and wait for somebody to unlock it for us.   Since we wanted to go for a stroll by the beach first, he told her that we would come back later instead.  All these while with me asking him "Are you sure?? We don't have to walk by the beach one, it's okay".   But he insisted anyway.

As we walked towards the beach, he started behaving all weird.  We strolled and came to a quiet spot, so we stood and watched the distant ships ... and then he had to come and say,

"Eh look. I own that yacht over there leh." 


I immediately replied,

"Yah yah. (Me pointing at another random boat) And that's mine, the island's mine, the bar is mine." 

I wanted to walk on to find a spot to sit so I turned away and at this point, he grabbed my hand!  The next thing I knew was that he had led my hand towards his crotch area, and he said,

"Touch here!"

 I wasn't facing him so I didn't know exactly what that was.  It was something very hard that I touched  HAHAHAHAHAH DO YOU GEDDIT.  I panicked and my immediate reaction was to pull back my hand and exclaimed,


Then I turn to face him. LOL

It was a look a disbelief on his face and he said,

"Walao! What are you thinking?! It's this lah! (took out the hard object from his berm pocket)"
 It  turned out to be a blue box that he put inside his pocket!!!!  

The box was a bit too big for his pocket and that was how it ended up near his crotch.  0__0 

 LOLOLOL.  Thinking back, I will still laugh about this every time. SO EMBARRASSING on my part!!!

My memory of the proposal is henceforth blurry.  I remember being breathless and mumbling "OMG OMG OMG IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING" many times.

He handed me the gorgeous blue box and wanted me to open it.


It's THE ring. The ring I liked and mentioned a year before when I first saw it on the T&C website.  He remembered and now IT IS BEFORE MY EYES.  WHAT????

If you know Alien, you would have know that he's not the romantic kind of person who remembers anniversaries, send flowers,  etc... and so to have him do all these (and a surprise!) was unexpected.  Some friend even asked me if he actually knelt down (ya he's really not romantic one!) to propose.

The answer is ... he did go down on one knee la.  And popped the question. :.)

It was simple like that.  No video crew, no long speech, no make up or fancy clothing (I haven't showered the whole day) ... and with that I said yes to him on the beach, under the galaxies of stars and moonlight (full moon!).

We laughed, walked back to room, and found out more about his original proposal plans.  He had hidden the box in a blue plastic bag along to avoid my detection!  The kind of blue plastic bag that you dabao lunch kind leh! So unclassy! LOL.  But he did succeed. I just assume that was to put his wet trunks.

Alien had to place an order for the ring at the shop because it was unavailable in Singapore. He had to get it imported and paid a lot more for that! :(

Because he had to untie the classic T&C bow to check that the ring design was correct, he told me he had no idea how to tie the ribbon back.  He learnt it from YouTube and here he's trying to show me how he did it. LOL. Hahaha okay lah give you effort point.

Tioman is a quite the sunny paradise; just make sure you go there by sea okay.

On the flight back to Singapore we thought we might die because the turbulence on Berjaya Air was very  bad  due to a heavy thunderstorm.  We "levitated" in mid-air and even hit the overhead compartment. There were screaming (I'm not exaggerating I swear) which came from the air stewardess coz' she wasn't wearing a seat belt, and she flew out of her seat.  -__-

We will NEVER fly Berjaya Air ever again.



Here are closer pictures of my ring.

Didn't have to resize! He found out my ring size by playing around with my acrylic rings!

Yep, and I know it's not considered an "Engagement Ring" without the main diamond.   The salesperson at T&C told him that too.  I don't like a having a big diamond on my finger.  I will just lose it (if you know my history with safekeeping). 

Somebody told me this is called an Eternity Ring, what with gemstones lined all around the ring.  I love the tiny hearts in rose gold!  :3


For some bizarre reason, Alien has also became a little sweeter after he proposed.  He gave me a bouquet of roses when I came back from UK. :.)

The love(s) of my life.

Posted this picture on my instagram+FB last month, and some people thought it was our actual  pre-wedding studio shoot!  We were filming for a ChannelU reality TV show and this was part of the challenge for the program.  Alien had to choose the gown, decide on the makeup and hairstyle for me, and I had to do the same for him too.  It was fun!!!  :) But we had to kiss onscreen for more than 5 seconds. WEIRD.



Now that we're engaged, we have already started planning for the wedding. :) Thank you for all your well wishes on FB, instagram, Whatsapp :D

We have confirmed our banquet and theme for the wedding.  Will update more about our wedding gradually.  We are also in discussion with a photography company for our pre-wedding shoot + AD.

Thank you Adeline for agreeing to help us with the wedding invitation design!  Do check out her works and find out more about her quirky little world with Yellow!

Thank you Marriage Central for our upcoming Marriage Preparation Course!  Can't wait to learn about building a happy marriage. ^^

Currently looking for sponsors and seeking collaborations in preparation for our big day next year end.  Looking for hair, makeup/facial/beauty, fitness services;  gowns, dresses, 
suits, shoes/heels; decorations and flowers; car rental; wedding bands; food catering, cake/pastries/desserts; videography services, couple activities etc, please contact me HERE!

We would really appreciate it. :)   Also if you have anything/anyone to recommend,  please contact us too!  THANK YOU SO MUCH ! :)


Alien and Thiang

Tuesday, October 23, 2012!

Gonna share the website which I used to book my hotel when I was in London!

 3 months ago I brought Alien to an event at Loof and that's when we found out about!

The slogan for the site it "It pays to be popular", very shameless one, but it's quite true to its words. You DO get to save money when you travel if you're popular (among your peers!). 

We were told to wear something orange, and I gotta say it's not an easy color code!  Terence's so smart, he brought an orange plastic bag! Lol. 

All guests were given a badge (we get to choose from the different copy) and a sticker of our choice (for games later).  Alien is very thick-skinned one so he chose THAT. 

We girls + Alien are team Gold Coins.  And the $400 voucher I'm holding is from the game I won! :D 

Each group has to send a representative up to answer a question related to  We all stood back facing a big gong and the first to hit the gong gets to answer the question.  If you answer the question posted by Olli Pettigrew correctly, your entire team will win $400 backick dollarsThat also explains my shocked face coz' I don't usually win anything hahaha. 

There was also another ongoing competition ... 

"How Popular Are You?"  

All we had to do was to go to the photobooth, snap a picture and post it on the stage.  The photo with the highest votes will win $500 backicks. 

Took us quite a few times to capture great backick photos. ;D

 In the meantime, guests could decorate their photos and play even more games. 

In another corner there's a "How well can you backick?" contest and guests will have to literally back kick past 120cm to win backicks! It was super fun because some people already had had alcohol so it won't be easy to balance. Not to mention some of us are wearing dresses/skirts!  I joined in nevertheless and won even more backicks. ^^v  Alien also took part and won backicks!

 When it was time to announce the winners of "How Popular Are You?" contest .... 

It was us who took the $500 home. :P  

#nadnut photobomb!
I love Loof, every time I'm there I always feel like having one of their signature cocktails.  It's so breezy and cozy up there Great party~ 

Fast forward a few weeks, my backicks has been credited into my Facebook account (very important! Link backick to your FB account so you can share it with your friends) and I was ready to look for a place to stay in London. 
 I really like the website design because everything is so clear: How much savings/ backicks, how it works and search engine for the hotels. 

After you've keyed in the the area + dates, you can still filter the hotel options via price and hotel preferences. automatically calculates your savings and tell you how much you have to pay per night. 

In addition, the information about each hotel is listed below the pictures:

I really like how it tells me what are the nearby attractions because it makes it so much easier for day  planning. 

So I decided on a hotel and want to BOOK it. Backick tells me that I can use an additional 5% discount coupon from my friend who has also booked through Backick. If you don't want to use up all your backicks in one location, you can adjust the value to redeem.  Very flexible one. 

Then key in your details, wait for it to process and you're good!

 Lastly, not to forget to share on Facebook and backick the 5% to your friends! The more you share and backick, you and your friends will enjoy savings. 

And that's how it pays to be popular at BACKICK:D 

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