Monday, 28 March 2011

1 week after.

So, its been a week since I proposed to my wife to be. It seems as though, I just went down on my knees yesterday. =)

That excitement, that anticipation of her answer and of course, the adrenaline rush stills linger in my heart.

Thank you for everyone well wishes. Be it a warm handshake, sms, whatsapp, facebook, bbm, email, msn, blog comments, phone calls. Thank you.

If my life were to be written into a book, there will definitely be lots of different chapters.

1) 14 July 1984 @ Toa Payoh Hospital
2) Childhood memories
3) Primary School life (In particular P6 life)
4) Work life @ the age of 14
5) Chronicles of Teacher Jerry - The Swimming Coach
6) My Ironman experience
7) Xiaoxin
8) Getting married.

Exciting yeah! *Any book publisher wanna publish my story? Hee....*

Anyway, I was sharing over the weekends. Proposal seems to be an easy thing. Preparation for marriage seem to be such a Tedious affair.

Well, I'm glad that my Xiaoxin is a wedding planner! So I can leave everything to her! She's the wife to be. Whatever she says, goes doesn't it... =)

Marriage is a 2 person affair. But in reality, it's more than just putting both our signature on the papers that gives you the passport to apply for a HDB flat.

When my mum know about my proposal, she has already make plans on who to invite for our wedding dinner. =) And I won't be surprise, most of the relatives she invite I might not even have seen before. =)

But that's tradition ya? Being the eldest son in the family. I must have a Big Bang wedding dinner. =) I truly believe, my generation friends would choose to skip the wedding dinner if given a chance. To some, a wedding dinner is merely a fashion show where the bride and groom march in 2,3 times. =) But well, being a filial son, I must fulfill their wishes and have a big bang wedding dinner.

Dates for our wedding dinner remains unknown until the "MASTER" gives us an auspicious date. Hee... =p

After which, we shall source for the venue and let the words out that we are getting married. =)

Do I have a dream wedding dinner? Nope. Because, being able to marry Xiaoxin is like a dream come true for me. Whatever wishes she wants, I will fulfill it for her. Whatever request both side parents want, I will do my best to accommodate them.

But I still insist on my wedding lion dance. I don't care. Call me chin-na. I want to have 1 pair of wedding lion dancing on my wedding dinner. =p

And yes, I want to marry her in style. So I hope I can save enough to rent either a Porsche, a Ferrari or a Lamborghini during our wedding. That's all I want. To marry her in style.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

My Ironman Proposal

And so, the big day is finally here. My Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore 2011. It's not just another race for me. It's my dream race. Where I'm going to hit a new PB (personal best) & my dream proposal at the finishing line.

Checked in @ 6.45am to do my last min preparations for the race.
When I was about to leave Transition, a fellow Ironman needed my floor pump. Apparently, he had a flat tyre. Immediately helped him with his tyre. That's the spirit of an Ironman.
Making sure his wheels are ready to go.
1 final photo @ my Transition area before I head to my swim warm up.
At the swim warm up area...
Feeling all good after the warm up.
Listening to last min advices from my supporters.
My brother a.k.a my Die Hard Supporter!!
A family portrait!!
Photo session with the designers who spent so much hours designing the board just to support me!!!
And with my girlfriend (Yes, still girlfriend at that point in time. hee...)
To some, it might be just another race. But to my family. It's more than a race. It's my proposal day!!!
20th March 2011. (which is also, our 1year anniversary)
One more photo before my wave starts....

Getting ready for my wave to start. Can you spot Teacher Jerry? I'm being dwarfed by all the Giants!
Bang! Off I'm gone. I was expecting to come out of the water within 38mins - 40mins. But I sighted for the wrong Buoy. Ended up wasting 10mins in the sea. That's the price to pay for wrong sighting in the open waters. 1 lesson learned! =)
My die hard supporter and his trademark silly smile.
Told you! He's my die hard supporter! Finally emerged from the open water after 49mins of swim.
Biking time! 90km to go!
See you all in 3hrs time! And did I say I have a clever family? During my 3hours of bike leg, they went to Parkway Parade for shopping!!! Clever ya! =)
Half Marathon time! Run faster Jerry! Run! Run!
Sprinting back to the finishing line!!!!
At the finishing line, I held a bouquet of 99 pink roses, went down on my knees and proposed to Xiaoxin.

"Would you marry me?"

Look at the board behind! And the expression of the camera crew! =)

She said YES!

The heaven must have been touched by our love that it rained during my proposal and sunshine came soon after that. =)

Another detailed board done by Jiarui and Norin. Kudos to them and their effort! 100% heartfelt!
Thanks to Jwoods from Queensway. They helped me print my Tee Shirt! Bright pink words with
"Xiao Xin Will You Marry Me?"

My Dream proposal at the finishing line with the forever vibrant commentator, Whit Raymond.
And Yes, I make her tear. =)
Thank you to everyone @ Aviva, Hivelocity, HiTri, MP & Silva, Jwoods, Green Palette, Luk Fook Jewellery for making my proposal a successful one.

Monday, 21 March 2011

She said YES!

Thanks to Cheryl from Hivelocity, Farhanah from Mp & Silva, Marj, Marcus, Terence, Sam & Fluodric ideas, I decided that I will make my proposal to Xiao Xin @ my Ironman finishing line. 

And Yes I did. And Yes, she agreed to marry me! =)

Last but not least, Thank you to JiaRui and Norin for making the nice board. It's really sweet and heart warming to know that I have such a nice brother n his gf who will go to such extreme just to help me. And not forgetting my parents who were there for the whole 6hours just to see how I went down on my knees to propose. 

And each and everyone who was out there senting me good luck wishes. Thank you! =)

Xiao Xin said YES to my proposal. =)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

1 more day....

As I prepare for my bike check in tml.....
My supporters are analyzing the map on race day to see where to park the vehicles.... I love them! =)

Friday, 18 March 2011

TV Interview!

The camera crew that just interviewed me for Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore

I love the way they conduct their interview. Fun, relax and enjoyable. But Teacher Jerry is simply just too nervous!

And yes, I have 1001 reasons to be nervous.
Another post by Teacher Jerry.