Monday, August 17, 2015

Engagement photos

We got our engagement photographs back over the weekend, two weeks earlier than expected, and they were well worth the money we spent on them.

We were a little nervous when we had our session in early July; after all, we are not natural theatrical people who can strike up a pose when the moment calls for it. The boy points out that my whole demeanour changes when I notice a camera trained on me, and I just freeze up. But I was adamant I wanted some photos of us in London so that we could show them at our wedding in Singapore. After all, this is where we live. I also wanted photos of us when we would be relaxed and just free to be ourselves, instead of being under a fair amount of stress and having to deal with multitudes of people.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dance like nobody’s watching

Wow oh wow oh wow!

I had the most incredible dance weekend ever, and that’s despite my encountering a number of rather silly problems which caused me to miss a number of workshops.

This wasn’t the same as previous weekenders where I was determined to get to as many workshops as possible in order to make up for my suffering my usual lack of confidence on the dance floor. Instead, because the boy and I attended Robert & Nicola Royston’s novice dance intensive (eight hours of dance theory and drills over Thursday and Friday), our heads were rather overloaded and we inadvertently ended up taking it easy on Thursday night (i.e. we fell asleep, woke up at 2 am and decided to sleep till morning rather than go for the social).

On Friday, as it was the boy’s last night at the event (he had to go off on business on Saturday), we ended up hanging out with our dance friends, imbibing copious amounts of alcohol and then hitting the dance floor close to 4 am. We ended up dancing till 6 am – and I even managed a dance where a friend told the boy that I “looked really good” and that I was “really working it”, comments I’d not ever heard before. That guy even asked me for a second dance later!

That became our first ever entry into The Breakfast Club (i.e. the legion of people who stay up all the way till breakfast is served at 6 am).

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Less than seven months to our big day!

Achievements unlocked
  • Venues for wedding ceremony and wedding reception - Check!
  • Officiant - Check!
  • Marriage preparation course - Checked!
  • Wedding dress - Check!
  • Wedding reception dress - Check!
  • Wedding photographer - Check!
  • Beauty regime - Check!
  • E-mail addresses - Check!
  • Guest list - Check!
  • Save the date design - Check!
  • Sending out save the dates - Partial check!
  • Wedding day itinerary - Partial check!

Sunday, February 08, 2015


I must really thrive on being overloaded, as, on top of the wedding, yoga and dancing, I've decided to make this year extra-busy for myself by getting a new job. Not just any job, mind you, but a role that I've been wanting for years now, since ever before I met my fiancé. And, to make things even more challenging, it's a role within the same company, so I can't just drop everything the moment I finish my notice period, but there's every chance that I'll have to work in my current role beyond my notice period, or even end up double-hatting for a while. 

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Spoke too soon (aka wedding admin is never over)

So, it would appear I spoke way too soon of "free weekends" in this post. While I had half of the big items done, there were still other things to deal with, such as (1) registering for marriage preparation, (2) booking a Catholic church and priest to officiate at our wedding, and, what I'm finding is the toughest of them all, (3) getting a wedding photographer. To top things off, I had an incredibly intense start to the work year, for reasons I'll talk about another time.  For now, I'd like to talk about what we got up to in January in relation to our wedding.