Proposal anniversary!

Hehehe the husband proposed to me on this date, 2 years ago.

Thought it would be quite memorable to pen down our proposal on this date. Also for myself to reminisce!

Let’s see.. where do I begin..

January 2016

A friend shared with us about her wonderful dinner at Prive and in turn, i shared it with A because it’s at Keppel Bay – my favourite place!

He suggested for us to go for our monthsary dinner date and my alarms were ringing because we don’t usually go to such fine-dining places for our monthsary dates.

Jan’s monthsary came and went and we didn’t manage to go so we pushed it back to February, and because I started my new job then, we agreed that I’d give him a treat.

February 2016

I kept wondering if he was gonna propose during the dinner because..

1. Our monthsary date
2. It was rare for him to suggest going to such places
3. I mentioned before I wanted a private proposal – just us

But because he kept saying that he looking forward to a treat, I didn’t really think he was going to propose.

26 February 2016

I suggested dressing up since such nice dinner dates were rare, and because I still have the tiniest hope that he might propose. LOL.

We were going to meet at Vivo and head to the restaurant together, but I had to OT. I was quite pissed about staying back in the office because my thoughts were

WHAT IF HE WANTS TO PROPOSE BUT THEN GOT HANGRY AND DIDN’T WANT TO PROPOSE ALREADY?!

My crappy job wasn’t worth missing the proposal for. LOL. To make things worse for my mind, my cab driver missed an exit and we took way longer than it should.

Nothing was amiss when I reached there. We had dinner as usual, and everything was normal. We finished our main courses and still nothing, so I was quite sian and a little upset that he wasn’t going to propose.

The proposal

It took about 20 minutes for our dessert to come. While waiting, I saw someone with a mini birthday cake and I joked saying we should have said it’s my birthday or something so I get a birthday cake as well. He was like, “okay I’ll go tell them” and HE REALLY LEFT THE TABLE!

Our dessert came and then he passed his phone to the waiter and asked him to help us take a photo.

I was really confused because the dessert was nothing special and I could have easily taken a photo of the dessert myself?

The next thing I knew, another waiter passed him a bouquet of flowers and he was kneeling down in front of me!

Will you marry me? 💍

👧🏻: that’s it? where’s my speech?
👦🏻: huh? oh. 40 months ago……..

HE SERIOUSLY DID NOT PREPARE A SPEECH.

We had a seat by a window, and there was an event happening outside. So while he was giving his speech, the people outside realised what was happening and everybody was staring.

Yes I will!

Of course I said yes, and my sparkly ring was on my finger, FINALLY! People started clapping and I was really shy HAHAHAHA. After the attention died down, I was like “HOW CAN YOU NOT PREPARE A SPEECH?!” hahahahahaha.

Anyway, it was 1.5 months after we made payment for the ring, and the ring seems loose on my finger. I LOST 1 RING SIZE IN 1.5 MONTHS. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!

Our sales assistant told us that it is highly unlikely to drop ring sizes and look what happened. 😂

Where’s my photographer?

I am a photo-centric person, so I did tell him before that I would love to have like a hidden photographer or some sort, so that I can have photos to remember our special day. He got the waiter to take video, and some photos, but they were ALL VERY DARK and ugly (as shown above). Like I look fat because of the way I was seated. RAH.

No photographer because our photographer friend, Kenneth (from saidandmeant.co – please check him out LOL) had a concert to attend.

👧🏻: Then you could have gotten our solemnisation photographer, or any other photographers right?!
👦🏻: -quiet-

so no nice photos from the proposal, AT ALL =(

Handmade scrapbook!

A knows I love handmade stuff, like we will gift each other a handmade card on special occasions and he got me a handmade scrapbook.

Some snippets..

He was wondering when he should give me the scrapbook. If he gave it to me before he asked, then I would have known already, so he gave it to me after.

Since we didn’t capture any nice photos during the proposal, we took some of our own after!

 Behind the scenes

I asked about his preparation and even though it’s not a big proposal, he was so thoughtful about everything, and it really touched me.

We paid for the engagement ring (will touch more about it later) on 3 Jan, and it was ready a month later. I was quite surprised that it was so quick.

Ring collection

A collected the ring after work and it so happened that he was in Popular looking for scrapbook supplies when I texted him “WHERE ARE YOU?”

He got a scare, thinking that I saw him in Orchard. 😂 I was just at home, asking him a random question and I had no idea I almost gave him a heart attack. HAHAHA.

Asking for my parents’ blessing

A went to seek for my parents’ blessings a week before he proposed!

He took a day off and visited my parents during lunch. Apparently, when my parents saw him, both of them were like “WHAT HAPPENED?! WHAT’S WRONG?!”

He told them the purpose of his visit and then my mom told him, “Ivy 是我们的宝贝女儿,你要好好对待她”

I didn’t cry during the proposal but I started tearing when I heard this. My parents do not say such stuff so I kept asking him if he was serious that these were the exact words my mom said.

Kopi session with my dad

My dad brought A to have coffee and asked him about our future plans regarding marriage and kids. He asked A about my temper (well I do take after my dad when it comes to temper) and told him that a lasting marriage is all about hard work and compromise.

A shared with him that we intend to have 1 big event per year. So solemnisation in 2016, house in 2017, wedding in 2018.

My dad love kids so naturally he asked about kids. A said he wanted to focus on his career first but my dad worries about late pregnancy (something that I really agree with) He told A to allow nature takes its course. Should we be blessed with kids, we should be happy.

Before he left, he told my parents to not leak it out to me.

I went home after my status upgrade, and when my mom saw the bouquet in my hand, she asked me

Why got bouquet again??

(The first bouquet was for Valentine’s Day)

I replied, 你不要假假啦!

She stared at the bouquet for a good minute then “是今天meh?!”

The only reason why she didn’t leak anything was because she totally forgot about it LOL.

Oopsie!

A said that he thought I would have sense something was wrong because of his text replies on the day he took leave.

He doesn’t usually reply me very quickly, and our weekday messages are about 150 messages? (Between App has the stats, I did not count them lol)

So he replied me very quickly, and seemed very free that day. Thankfully I did not notice his quick replies until he mentioned it!

He took leave on the day of proposal but after realizing his mistakes of replying too quickly, he had to act like he was at work the whole time.

He usually text me when he wakes up and on that day itself, because he didn’t have to wake up so early, there wasn’t any text so I texted him first.

I was a little suspicious about that but I figured he could have forgotten. Lol. I really wasn’t suspecting anything!

Ok more photos since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Got it resized after our solemnisation because I dropped one ring size in 2 months.

No idea how I did it, but I’d love to do it once more before our AD in September!

So that’s my proposal! #tohtallylokey

Not entirely a surprise, but still love it. I did know that it was coming because I chose my own ring, and also because I told him I want to enjoy each status upgrade, so I wanted to enjoy my “fiancee” status for at least half a year before upgrading to “wife”.

 

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Flowers always brighten up the space, don’t they?

The remaining flowers from my vday bouquet. The hydrangea died after not seeing it for one day.

Hydrangea absorbs water through their petals so I guess one day of not dunking them into water killed them.

Short-lived happiness.

These eustomas are blooming really well though.

Added crushed aspirins into their water to make them last longer so I guess they are druggies? 😂

Thinking of getting some floral and fauna for the house but I hate that they die easily so that means I have to change their water (and them) regularly. Maybe getting dried flowers seems like a better idea?

Loving the scent so far. Puka greets ke the moment I enter the house, and the heavier scent of Bifei creates a really nice ambience for the bedroom.

Now let’s see how long 60ml last us…

My breakfast these days…

Can’t wake up earlier for nuts so i prepare my breakfast the night before.

Rolled oats
Blueberries
Chia seeds
Mixed nuts and berries

And milk!

Yums.

Keeps me really filled till lunch time.

Have been using my Baymax almost every other day and I luuuuurrrrvvvveee it so much.

There’s still a lot of renovation going on in my block and Baymax has been of a great help. I still don’t know how can there be so much sand and dust in my house even though the windows are all closed.

My SIL got version 2, which has the mopping function and it looks pretty cool.

My cleanser brush from @braintango’s spree came!

Comes with the wireless charger.

Charging this right now and can’t wait to use it later!

Finally managed to do some #dayrebrides work!

I kinda freaked out when I realized I haven’t book any MUA for my mum. It doesn’t help that my date is so frigging popular, I can’t even keep count of how many rejections I’ve gotten because the MUAs are all booked.

Finally gotten one from a fellow Sept’s bride recommendation! Her rates are affordable, and the makeup she does looks very natural. She didn’t even collect deposit from me at all!

And I finally contacted my MUA to let her know I want her to stay for my second March-in. Bypassed the bridal studio because it’s so much cheaper like this.

Okay. One item down! So I gotta start doing up my guest list now.