Thursday, 31 July 2008

Been A While

It has been a while since I update the blog. Have been pretty busy and internet was a bit nuts these few days. Let me refresh what have I done for the past weeks? Andy came to Cardiff, Kelvin came to Cardiff, Andy is due to come again tomorrow, and I have watched Dark Knight, Kenneth's 21st and a few more tipsy and drunken nights again. LOL!

I'll post up some photos tomorrow. Time to hit the bed now.
Some photos that was taken in Bar Orient during Kenneth's 21st. Me and my babes cam-whoring! LOL!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

The Songs

The two songs' lyrics posted previously were the songs that were played during our wedding. First was "Amazing Grace" which was a hymn played while we all sing to the music while Josh Groban's "When You Say You Love Me" was played when we were signing the papers. I forgot how many times it was played, but it was practically playing till we finish with all the paper works. LOL!

Well, time flies, I gotta get ready and run to work in a bit. Oh! Guess what, I am a little pissed. The LV bag that I wanted had have a price increase. 15 quid not a lot but still, it would have been less if I bought it a month earlier. @#*&^T!&@)*#*&@##@U(*&*@#&(
So angry!!!!

And after telling Mr Yeap, he doesn't help much by telling me "See, asked you to buy earlier?" Sigh! O!*#&(*#(*@#&(*@#()#(@*#)*)( I am going to be pissed. Somebody is getting it real bad!!!

When You Say You Love Me

When You Say You Love Me

Like the sound of silence calling,
I hear your voice and suddenly
I'm falling, lost in a dream.
Like the echoes of our souls are meeting,
You say those words and my heart stops beating.
I wonder what it means.
What could it be that comes over me?
At times I can't move.
At times I can hardly breathe.

When you say you love me
The world goes still, so still inside and
When you say you love me
For a moment, there's no one else alive

You're the one I've always thought of.
I don't know how, but I feel sheltered in your love.
You're where I belong.
And when you're with me if I close my eyes,
There are times I swear I feel like I can fly
For a moment in time.
Somewhere between the Heavens and Earth ,
And frozen in time, Oh when you say those words.

When you say you love me
The world goes still, so still inside and
When you say you love me
For a moment, there's no one else alive

And this journey that we're on.
How far we've come and I celebrate every moment.
And when you say you love me,
That's all you have to say.
I'll always feel this way.

When you say you love me
The world goes still, so still inside and
When you say you love me
In that moment,I know why I'm alive

When you say you love me.
When you say you love me.
Do you know how I love you?

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace Hymn

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me...
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.

T'was Grace that taught...
My heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear...
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
We have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
And Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me...
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be...
As long as life endures.

When we've been here a thousand years...
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise...
Than when we've first begun.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me...
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.

One Week After Being Married

I have been posting photos hell a lot of photos for the past one week. Been so busy editing the brightness, contrast and the basic things of all the photos that Sky and Aric has taken that day. I was blessed to have two skillful photographers to capture the moments of the day. I am very grateful in fact. Anyways, one week being married, the only difference is that I have an extra ring on my fourth finger of my left hand. Besides, nothing has changed much. Oh! And to have another Mom and another sister in my family, that's an addition. We live together anyway, before and after marriage, so I guess I am used to running the chores and sort things out like the way it used to be.

Anyways, thanking everyone, from Vicar Keith for all the efforts, advice given to make this wedding successful, all the staffs at Gilby's especially Arlene who had been very patient with me taking me instructions, Sky (day time photographer) and Aric (night time photographer) as well as my brother, who walked me down the aisle, and those who had attended the wedding. Thanks a zillion!

Second batch of photos from other attendees' cameras can hopefully be collected by end of this week. I hope so too and I would be able to post some up here and the rest of the album on Facebook. Please drop your messages on my chatbox if you happened to stumble across the website. And you can leave it with any names. :)


The Most Important Paper Of My Life

The Certificate of BannsThe Certificate of Banns. Some might know what the heck I am saying, but to be married, you are usually married by license through the civil registration process. So it is like, publicising your intention to get marry in the local offices of your residential area for 21 days before you are actually allow to get married. However, if you are getting married in the church, you are being married by banns. This meant that the priest would call the banns (intention to get marry) in the church three Sundays in a row during the Sunday services. After three announcements and there is no objection, you will be produced a certificate of banns. (Just in case you both reside in two different parish, you will need show it to the priest to prove that banns has been called.
Tadahhh!!! Here is mine and hubby's and as we both live in the same premise, we only have one certificate and it mentioned both our names.

The Certificate of Marriage

The most important paper of my life, the few signatures that I had made on the 8th of July 2008, the date I willremember for the rest of my life. This date signifies that I am no longer a girl, I am a lady now! I am a wife, the wife of Mr Eng Soon Yeap. LOL! I am now known as Mrs Yeap now. You can see the name of the church that we registered at, the date, our names, our age when we got married (exact age according to your birth date), our occupations, our addresses, our dad's names and their occupations. After we signed the papers, our witnesses of marriage, the best man, Andy and the maid of honour, Michelle had to sign it. Michelle's signature was AS STILL AS 10 years ago. It never changed!! LOL!

The Wedding Booklet

This is a copy of the wedding booklet that were given out to the guests who attended the wedding ceremony at the church. Some of them might not have got it because we haven't got enough copies as we never thought that so many people would have turned up for the ceremony. I was grateful for all of you who attended the wedding ceremony but I apologised if you didn't get a copy during the wedding service.

And we both would like to thank Keith for the effort that she has put in into making this booklet. It was marvelous effort and a great job. Thanks!!

It was nicely typed and done in a half A4 sized booklet with a slip of the lyrics of "Amazing Grace" in the middle of the page. There were some errors with the lyrics by the end, but it was MY OWN FAULT as I printed them myself and I didn't re-check to ensure that they are all correct. LOL!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Real Copy of Menu and Drinks List

The Drinks List Page
The Menu Page

This is a copy that Gilby's has given me and I kept a copy of it till that. Thus, I posted it online to show you. LOL! On my crappy bed sheet, not the real table cloth @ Gilby's.

The Menu, Drinks and Wine List



Soup of the day – Tomato and Basil Soup

Gilby’s Favourite Prawn Cocktail Salad

Smoked Salmon and Trout Mousse, Cucumber Relish and Dressed Leaves

Grape and Perl Wen Cheese Tart with Rocket Salad

Smoked Chicken Salad Nicoise Style, Fine Beans, Potato, Olives and Sun Blushed Tomato


Roast Rump of Welsh Lamb with Potato and Black Pudding Gratin, Creamed Leeks and Thyme Jus

Pan Fried Fillet of Mullet with Crushed Dill Potato, Mussel and Garlic Ragu

Roast Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad, Anchovies, Parmesan and Croutons

Mushroom and Blue Cheese Strudel, Parsnip and Apple Puree, Buttered New Potatoes

Gilby’s Fish and Chips with Pea Puree


Trio of Profiteroles (Orange and Ginger Syrup, Toffee Sauce and Chocolate Sauce)

Chocolate Duet (Chocolate cone filled with Ganache. Almond Biscuit and Chocolate Ice Cream)

Vanilla Pannacotta, Strawberry Consommé and Mint Syrup

Pimms Jelly with Lime Sorbet

Apple Strudel with Crème Anglaise

Raspberry Bavarois, Fruit Coulis and Shortbread

Tiramisu, Crème Anglaise and Fresh Raspberries

Selection of Ice Cream and Sorbets

Baked Alaska



Merlot, Clairières, Languedoc 2006

Shiraz Cabernet, Punta Negra, San Juan, Argentina 2007

Sauvignon Blanc, Moreau, Vin de Pays d’Ôc 2006

Chardonnay, Valle Andino, Chile 2007

Selections of Lager and Beer

Soft Drinks to include:


Diet Coke




Fruit Juices

This is how the menu looks like, but just imagine it, back and front on a cream coloured paper, which was printed by Gilby's and placed a few on the tables. I have a copy and I will take some photos to post it up on to show you. Lovely idea but unfortunately the papers were soft and they weren't able to stand properly, thus they were only lying nicely on the tables. It would have been better if they could have printed it on hard papers. But, it's alright I guess. Not that important so long as people can refresh their brain on what they are having for dinner.

The Reception's Photographer

Aric and Me, posing in front of the camera

My reception's photographer. He did it all out of the love for me and Eng Soon as well as the love for the camera. I really appreciate it. The photos were fantastic but I kinda like pissed him off as my joke went too far. Long story short, I shot him and said that photos were 70% blur but I didn't mean it. As we usually played around, he would scold me for a while but I'll laugh and so on. However, it didn't turn out the way it was as he was a little in a bad mood and I continued on MSN without knowing and kinda like pissed him off a BIG BIG TIME.

I apologised, and from the bottom of my heart, I actually love the photos very much and I thought that it was perfect even though he was not a professional photographer. Thanks for all the photos taken. I am sorry, once again.

UK Reception's Crowd Candid Snapshots

Welcoming the guests and making them comfortable asking them to order any drinks or place their food order if they had yet pre-order.

Never notice he was holding the camera except for the groom.

Standing and watching out for all the guests and see if everyone is alright. Looking for Richard who is lost in no where. Damn! He went MIA in the middle of the dinner. It's like WTF is up his head? Left the table without saying a word.

Enjoying our main course. Lovely!! Mine was a fish while Baby's a lamb.

Where is my baby girl gone? LOL!

My coursemates and some friends of Baby who happened to knew each other as they work in the same workplace.

Gigi and Dai chatting and talking away.

Uncle Mike, Aunt Jane, Lloyd, Uncle Koe and Aunt Rose on the same table chatting.

Excuse me, I need to go to the toilet and look for my brother.
Baby thinking in his head, "Where TF is he??"

Me getting a bit irritated because the brother got MIA. Stupid kid.

Uncle Chong and his children dropped by for a drink and chatted with Uncle Mike, Uncle Koe and Nic who is our indirect match-maker. LOL! We got to know each other through Nic.

My current boss, Wendy and her daughter Grace and my colleagues, Sky, Three, Kevin and Nathan.

Nyak nyak nyak. All chatting. Nic looks as though he was explaining how the atom works. LOL!

Me snapping candid snapshots, caught in action and Hugh Pak, B Koh and Ah Sou's table. B Koh's mouth looks as though something got stucked there. LOL!

The Happy Gathering crowd.

Mom's friends from Yew Lian, Aunt Betty, Kin Sai and John.

Mom and Jenna near Aggie, Ron, John, Kin Sai and Tina eating and munching through their starters.

Kenneth, Ken, Siew Li, Derrick, Ming Dee, Aric, Melissa, Wei Min and Debbie on the table on the other end.

A view on the crowd.

My mates mingling around while awaiting their food to be served. Melissa was playing around with Aric's camera.

Gigi, Dai, Charles and Christine and Amy's table on the other end.

Mom's friends around the table waiting to be served, taking photographs.

Chiew Koh, Seh Zai, Franky, Eileen, BB and their families, the crazy hangout group caught on camera.

The bosses all caught on camera. LOL!

Seating plan all stated on the white board for the convenience of the organisers and the guests.

Post Wedding Mess

Andy: I am so late. But my head hurts so badly. I am sooooo late. WHYYY??? HOW???
And yet he was still lying in bed uttering all that out. LOL! I wonder why and how as well, how will he not be late but still bugging around the bed. Indeed we all wonder.

The ONLY WINNER on that day. The mess she caused are all around her. And you can see her texting his boyfriend. Oh yeah, she was the ONLY WINNER because she WAS THE ONLY ONE who made it for the scheduled train (according to plans and her tickets). The rest of them are either reluctant to leave or late because weren't sober enough.

Richard: I don't want to go back. I want to stay in Cardiff some more.
Sigh. He delayed his journey two hours later as he reluctantly left.

The mess after the havoc created after the reception with four people sleeping in the living room.

Andy: Colin leh? Colin leh?
Three times he asked the same question and we did tell him that he has left but then still repeatedly, he asked and asked. Sigh. Anyways, after asking some questions, he just ran around the beds blur. Actually, he was still drunk from all the drinks the night of the wedding.
That's why, "yam seng" again. See if you dare to "yam seng" when you come to Cardiff again.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Pre-Wedding Stress and Mess

Stressed out choosing which tie, which suit and which shirt to wear.

Michelle giving her opinions and ideas.

Reluctant to even take a photo and screamed, "I don't like to take photos!!"

She created even more mess for my room with all her things all around the room.

Discussing about the shirts, the ties and the suits and how and where and which.

Posers in the room

The tie doesn't match the suit at all. Aiks, the pants and the jacket are different.

The mess that my brother created, by throwing all his clothes around every year.

The duvets that I aired around the living room pilled up together to make some space for me to make flowers and some room for the boys to watch TV.