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Yes. I am officially engaged :) It’s not that I didn’t see this marriage proposal coming. Yeah how can I be so sure? It’s because we work backwards. Last Sept/Oct, after seeking approval from our parents, we balloted for a BTO flat 3 months into dating and was very lucky to get a nice queue number! Location is ideal and we will be staying around the 20th floor (bye to smelly garbage trucks)! Everything went very smoothly and we decided that we will tie the knot in Sept this year. Subsequently, we found a photographer for our engagement shoot and also booked a venue for our solemnization ceremony in Feb. So, apart from the wedding cake and invitation cards, we were only left with one thing — the marriage proposal!
Two crucial questions: 1) WHEN is he going to propose? and 2) HOW is he going to propose?
On 25th June 2011, Chewy Charles went down on one knee and proposed to me at Once Upon A Milkshake (Maxwell outlet). Even till now, I’m extremely overwhelmed by this whole episode. The tremendous effort that he put into preparing this surprise really touched my heart. There are just some things that money cannot buy. I’m simply amazed by how willing and determined Chewy Charles was in the making of the video and of course it would not have been possible without the help of his university buddies from his fydp group. :)
So how did I end up at OUAM if it was meant to be a surprise? Chewy Charles roped in our fellow food blogger friends and so, a couple of days before, Maureen texted me that the rest would be going for a tasting and asked if I wanted to go. She even asked me to ask Chewy Charles to join in. I remembered him telling me that he had to collect his transcript at NTU two weeks ago. Boys and girls, open your eyes and look. This is how a fake tasting session would look like. Hahaha!
After ordering our milkshakes, Maureen took a Macbook from the OUAM staff and told us to watch the ‘media kit’ which came in the form of a video clip. Now i’m wondering how could I not have sensed anything amiss when most of them were standing behind me.
Watching the video intently.. That’s Derrick filming me! Sneaky! Haha.
I have to say that I was very surprised and also mildly amused when I saw Chewy Charles in the video :)
And then god knows what happened. I CRIED! It was embarrassing I tell you. Those weren’t tears of joy. I was actually crying uncontrollably. Tears kept streaming down my face. If I were alone, I swear I could have wailed out loud. That was how touched I was. Anyway, nobody offered me tissue! So sad leh. :( Lol!
Haha ok after relating so much about how I felt.. Here’s the proposal video! :))
Well, I don’t know what’s with this expression. I think this was how I looked like when my heart ached for the silly boy upon thinking how much he must have gone through in the process of making this video. I once cried when he accidentally cut his thumb. I’m crazy right.
Still tearing.. Kai was keeping a lookout for Chewy Charles and his surprise party of 9. When the video was coming to an end, he gave a thumbs up sign and they marched over.
The first thing that Chewy Charles asked me was, “Aiyo! Why you cry until like that?!”
Each one of our 9 friends who formed the surprise party came in holding a heart on stick, forming the words, “PLS MARRY ME”. Chewy Charles contributed to the last letter.
Chewy Charles recited a great deal and I really cannot remember his exact words. I don’t even think I managed to digest what he had said! I was asking myself if this was all just a dream.
After Chewy Charles popped the question, I whispered, “Uhhhh what should I say?” Hahaha fail. It was his idea to pick out ‘Y’, ‘E’ and ‘S’.
This is one of the extremely rare photos of Chewy Charles smilingly so happily! Haha horrible la, there were still tears in my eyes! But anyway, both of us look really happy huh? :D
Him: “I bought your ring already but don’t know whether the size is correct or not..”
Me: “Huhhhhhh..” while eyeing the diamond ring at the same time.
Happily engaged and looking forward to our solemnization :P
We sincerely want to thank our food blogger and twitter friends (Maureen, Kai, Rey, Derrick, Yan Cai, Jia Yi, Rae, Joyce, Lisa and Ellena). The ‘tasting session’ would not have been possible without them ;) And thanks for all the amazing photos!
Chewy Charles decided to contact this particular group of my jc girl friends (Alicia, Esther, Nicolez and Joyce) because he figured that if there were any form of leakage, it would seem not as suspicious because he had not met them in person and were not friends with them on facebook. Thanks to these wonderful girl friends who acted as part of the surprise team and took time off to witness this proposal.
And of course, not forgetting this very important and supportive group of NTU friends (Kai Yang – not in picture, Sin Yee, Kelvin, Hong Ming, Cheng Wei and Joel) who without any complaints (I hope! Haha), helped Chewy Charles in directing, filming and editing the video. They braved the sun and the rain and their efforts are appreciated.
To have and to hold :)
We would also like to thank all our family members and friends for their well wishes and support :) Lastly, we are finally blogging on our own domain! We had been toying with this idea for quite some time already and we think that this is a good time to do so. Fellow bloggers who have previously added Foodoshoot to your blog roll, please spend two minutes of your time to change it to missuschewy ok? ;) We will be going by this name from now on! Hope everyone enjoyed this special post! The full set of photos can be found here. :)