Happy third anniversary


It had been nine years since we started dating and three years since we got married. And I am never happier!

I’m not saying that all was smooth sailing. We have our fair share of good times and not-so-good times but we rode it on together (and that means a lot, at least to me).

I remembered I was only nineteen when we started dating. We looked very… mmmmm…. different back then (haha, look what ‘time’ had done to us).

IMG_4044We were on a school trip to China and that’s when he first held my hand. The rest was history 🙂

After we completed our studies in Brisbane, and found a job in Singapore, it seemed natural that marriage was the next step. If you are looking to read about how he proposed, save it. There was no drama, no surprises, no skydiving. Just him, down on one knee, asking for my hand in my parents’ presence (and that was just after we went to collect the ring from Paragon). So really, I have no stories to tell.

While he isn’t as romantic as I wished he would be, he is the man of my life. He is my best friend, my soul mate, my greatest advocate, my strongest encourager, and my biggest fan and supporter (just look at the number of cakes he had been eating lately).

BOB_2170On 20-11-2011, we made our vows. I’ve said these to him some three years ago and I will say these again today:

I, WINNIE DIORA CHEW WEI LING, take you, ONG SHI CHUN, to be my friend, my lover, the father of our children and my husband. I will cherish you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, comfort you and encourage you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, my love and stay with you for all eternity.

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BOB_2242And to all these people who love us so very much, thanks for being there. Your presence meant a lot to us.

20111202_111543After the whole ROM thingy, came our BIG day – 2 December 2011. Hubby had a tough time with the girls, especially my godmum. She’s not someone to be trifled with. Haha… Don’t play play!

20111202_112509When my sisters demanded for a bigger red packet, that was what hubby gave them. Boy, I should have fame this cheque. Priceless.

If you can’t read what it says, here you go:

Pay: Winnie Diora Chew Wei Ling
Amount: Edmund Scott Ong Shi Chun
S$ Priceless

 

20111202_113120It wasn’t easy walking through that door but hubby, it was worth it right?
You better say “YES”! Gee 🙂

20111202_113823Hubby had a ‘helper’ that morning. If they hadn’t taken this picture, I wouldn’t have believe my grandpa actually saved him from the claws of my sisters! If you are wondering, he was eating kimchi mixed with sambal chilli and wasabi (what a combo). I told them to be nice to him and just serve kimchi but little did I know they added so many other things. Opss!

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20111202_123036After a long morning fooling around, we came to his house for the tea ceremony. That day, I walked into this house with a new identity (but I’m still the same me). I became a wife and a daughter-in-law. A whole new chapter was about to begin.

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20111202_135333I couldn’t grasp the whole Chinese traditions about traveling to and fro, making an extra trip for tea ceremonies but since by doing so made everyone happy. I was happy to oblige. Thankfully we stayed quite close to each other. When I reached home again, my brother and cousin greeted us with a love song. How sweet!

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20111202_135635And as with tradition, we ate mee sua with eggs. Delicious!

20111202_141941This is quite random but I really love this tea set! Aren’t they pretty?

20111202_114933I remembered how we spent our weekends practicing ‘the dance’. It was so much FUN! And to all our brothers and sisters, thanks for helping us out with the Wedding. We had no headaches because we had you.

20111202_145033This is one thing only the bride can do – throw the bouquet! Guess who caught the flowers?
My cousin – Brenda. I remembered I went straight to my gugu and congratulated her. Gee…

20111202_190751We had a beautiful pink wedding with the people we love and care for.

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20111202_172849Getting ready for the ‘parade’.

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20111202_210026I remembered how my dad walked me down the aisle and how hubby nervously stood at the other end, waiting for me.

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20111202_211238And dad sang us a song – Ave Maria. He won a very LOUD round of applause.

20111202_204213Oh, how can I forget! A big thank you to our emcees for hosting our wedding. Adila came all the way from Brisbane to attend our wedding. Muack! Thanks babe! And Yilong, you spoke good Mandarin. Even my FIL said so!

20111202_220127And thanks to our brothers and sisters who made our wedding such a memorable one.

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It’s nice reminiscing about our BIG day.

But enough history for now. Want to know how we celebrated our third anniversary?

Hubby woke up with a FEVER. *Sigh* He had plans for the day but he wasn’t feeling well so I told him “my plan was to rest at home all day”. Nothing beats good health.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe went to the clinic even before the doctor came but there was already a queue and hubby was tenth in line. Since we had to wait, we went to the nearest hawker center for breakfast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m thankful he still had appetite for chee chong fun 🙂

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANothing fanciful but I was feeling happy. Just being able to spend time with each other like this is bliss.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter some one-and-a-half hours of wait, we finally got to see Dr. Wong. Got some medicine and went home to sleep.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the evening…
Surprise!
Hubby bought us a gift – a couple wallet!

I got him a watch but he didn’t quite like it so we got a refund (thankfully we managed to get a full refund) and I plan to get him a badminton racket of his choice. He’s still taking his own sweet time choosing the right one. Better late than never uh?!?

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And that pretty much sum up our day. As I promised, “through good times and bad times” 🙂

I love you, hubby.

winniediorachew
About me

Hello! I'm Winnie! First, a wife to my hub, Edmund. Then a mum to my gems, Sonia and Arnold. Together we form WESA. Everything written in this blog space is about us - it's a family affair! Here I share snippets of our everyday kind of life and adventures. I love motherhood, family, children, playdates, travel, parties and simple joy.

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3 Comments

Serene Ng
Reply August 15, 2015

Copied yr recipe & will try out the pandan cake. I have collected more than 6 recipes of this cake but still not good enough. Winnie u are so pretty on yr wedding day& also yr 2 lovely children.

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