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

ๆญŒๆ‰‹ Rihwa
ไฝœ่ฉž Rihwa
ไฝœๆ›ฒ Rihwa

Japanese / Kanji Lyrics ๆญŒ่ฉž



ๅทฎใ—่พผใ‚“ใ ๆœจๆผใ‚Œๆ—ฅ



Cause I love you
Still, I turn to you

ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ˆ






I’m missing you
Always be true

ใญใ‡ ๆƒณใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰






ๆฐธ้ ใŒ

ๅทกใ‚Š็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใฏใšใ ใ‚ˆ

Cause I’m loving you
Always be true




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

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:

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
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.


"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  (
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   (
Cake:  B.B Bloomsbury bakers (
Catering: Orange Clove (
Planning, Styling, Dรฉcor and Flowers: 86 Creation 
Pre wedding pictures: La Fatte Taiwan (
Entertainment: David & team, Horace
Videography: Sense Gallery  (

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

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.~


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.

Pre- Wedding videos of Taiwan pictures & childhood/dating

We spent a few months before the wedding to make this two videos. Amos spent hours sitting at the computer desk to do this. 
I hope these videos will last a lifetime! 
I Love you, Amos for all your hard work. 
No other guy would do this for me. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Japan videos 2

Hilton Resort & spa^^

Train station 


Cat cafe

In the taxi

Japan videos

My videos taken In japan!

Going up Tokyo Tower^^

I really love this video as both of them are so CUTE!

At Dagoji temple ~

Shibuya dog

Ryokan Room


Japan's ryokan brekkie!

Japan's Shinkansen & Subway

Japan has a complex railway system.๐Ÿš„๐Ÿšˆ๐Ÿšž

We bought our JR pass in SG few months before we went Japan. Each pass cost about $150. You can get it at a Japanese JR tourism company. We got ours at Takashimaya JB tours? 
After you reached japan you need to exchange the receipt for the pass. 
We actually paid for the non-reserved but
In fact reserved was better.
Just to note, Japan Shinkansen is for long distance journey like from state to state where your JR pass could be used. But traveling around town like from Ginza to Shibuya, you need to use the subway. And the JR pass is not applicable. 
Each time you need to buy the ticket for that particular place and you can't drop off any other station in between as it would still be counted the same price. 
Usually, just look for the colored main line and transfer to the smaller lines.

The spoon cum block opening stirrer.~

 We took trains all the time wherever we go and I am surprise we didn't get lost often or Amos could know most of the directions. By checking his Google map... But he's good in directions so I am good in his company. He is a saver so he doesn't want to take taxi even though sometimes I was tired and once had a huge blister on my feet because of walking too much.~~~

The JR pass we bought in SG couldn't be use on the normal subway trains within the city. It's only for Long journey on Shinkansen aka bullet trains. So I suggest if you are not Travelling to like Hakone, Osaka or Kyoto or other provinces don't buy the JR pass. We just buy tickets at the auto ticketing machine every time and to your info, you can select to English language if you don't understand Japanese. I know Japanese but just to make sure it's right, we always select English.