I felt bad about the lack of entertainment for the guests, so I arranged for a 2 hours photobooth session. I am utterly grateful to vendors for taking in my last minute requests, I hate changes so I can imagine how they must feel. :/

Our expenses thus far:

Dinner: Estimated $21,000 before corkage
Cake, Favours, Cards, Flowers: $2,550
Hair and Make Up, Gown and Suit Stuff: $2,600
Chinese Things: $1,700
Photography, Photobooth: $3,200
Car Rental, Hotel Room: $1,000
Angbao Withdrawl: $1,000

This w is going to cost us at least $33,000!

I hate weddings.


Songs List Part 3

Oh procrastination! I have neglected this list for 3 months! Here are some more oldies:

  1. Africa by Toto (1982)
  2. Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House (1986)
  3. I Melt With You by Modern English (1982)
  4. I Can’t Help Myself by The Four Tops (1965)
  5. Your Song by Elton John (1970)
  6. September by Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)
  7. Baby I love Your Way by Peter Frampton (1975)
  8. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys (1966)
  9. Let’s Stay Together by Al Green (1971)
  10. This Must Be The Place by Talking Heads (1983)
  11. Lovely Day by Bill Withers (1977)
  12. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer (1976)
  13. To Love Somebody by The Bee Gees (1967)
  14. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye (1964)
  15. All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You by Heart (1990)
  16. Sugar, Sugar by The Archies (1969)
  17. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police (1981)
  18. Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds (1985)
  19. Make You Feel My Love by Billy Joel (1997)
  20. The Longest Time by Billy Joel (1983)

Songs List Part 2

Thought I’d expand on the original list, so here goes:

  1. Mr Roboto by Styx (1983)
  2. Karma Chameleon by Culture Club (1983)
  3. (What A) Wonderful World by Herman’s Hermits (1965)
  4. You Take My Breath Away by Rex Smith (1979)
  5. Nights Are Forever Without You by England Dan & John Ford Coley (1976)
  6. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) by The Four Seasons (1975)

Wonderful World is a new find on the radio. The lyrics are adorable:

Don’t know much about geography
Don’t know much trigonometry
Don’t know much about algebra
Don’t know what a slide rule is for
But I know that one and one is two
And if this one could be with you
What a wonderful world this would be

I think it is important to introduce my young readers to real autotune-free music. Real talent is hard to come by nowadays.

Also, December 1963 is highly inappropriate but it reminds me of Sherlock and co. so that’s fine!


Note to self: Apply for licensing to play music at reception venue

We were watching Deadpool when A commented that recent films have been featuring retro music instead of puke inducing songs like Love Me Like You Do, and we thought that would be a great theme for our w songs playlist! It is also a nod to A’s growing up years in the 70s and 80s, a characteristic that is probably shared with 80% of our guest list.

Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton (1981): This was the opening number for Deadpool, the lyrics go like this, “just touch my cheek before you leave me.” Seems highly inappropriate but I don’t think anyone will notice.

Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka (1961): Also in Deadpool, it is about a prepubescent boy obsessed with the girls in his calendar pin ups. Certainly not a healthy obsession, but that sounds like A!

You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker (1974): Finally a song with decent lyrics, this was originally recorded by Billy Preston and made popular by Joe Cocker.

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper (1984): Another classic love song, and hey, the first female on the list! This song is absolutely corny, but I like it.

4 songs down, 36 more to go! I will update periodically as the list grows.