Samantha Joy Loh (avatar)
updated 3 years ago

The Engagement Story πŸ’

Right. So as most people (or maybe just 30 counting from the likes HAHA) know... I'm engaged! πŸŽ‰

I've been waiting for this day since 2013 May when Ben first accidentally called me his missus and I was like HEY I would totally like to be that. But yeah I whined and complained everyday since then and it's only happened now HAHA. which proves the one thing I have is perseverance.

Anyway let me delve into how my day started. Ben has known I've been wanting flowers since FOREVER. by forever I mean the past 2 years because I stupidly told him I disliked flowers on our first date and the asshole really never bought me any ever since πŸ˜“πŸ˜“ GIRLS BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY ON YOUR FIRST DATE. LOL

I was just doing my work as usual after lunch on Wednesday when my colleague Jon walked in and said, "Sam something for you."

I turned around and saw 😱😱🌷🌹🌺🌸😱

And the first thing I said was, "Jonathan I'm not interested in you that way..."


Then he was like NO it wasn't him so my next thought was... Omg is it from @nicolewjng (YA THATS HOW UNLIKELY I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FOR BEN TO SEND ME FLOWERS OK).

But no! It really was from Ben πŸ’“

Lol in case you want to see how idiotically happy I was. Stupid Joyce filmed me and everyone had a good laugh at my face.

I actually ran to tell everyone I had flowers hahaha. My manager said she would allot me 10 minutes to do my screaming HAHA so yeah had to finish it during that time. πŸ˜‚

Then people started asking already like... "Wah Sam is it tonight? IS HE GONNA PROPOSE!?" And part of me was like eh... Ben not rly so predictable leh...

But luckily I was wrong. Hahaha

Here's Ben pretending to be asleep when I called him to thank him for the flowers LOL. He said his plan was to seem as nonchalant as possible (totally idiotic move - guys should never do this okay) until we actually met.

In reality he was busy planning and researching on his com but would jump back into the sheets whenever I messaged him so he could pretend he was nua-ing πŸ˜‘...

I can't believe I was TOUCHED πŸ˜“ that he got up from his nua-ing to fetch me from Raffles Place to go to Gardens by the Bay.

Such low standards hahahha.

Anyhoo- on the dot at 7.. Ben really was downstairs of my office to fetch me and we went on our way. I kind of regretted bringing my bouquet along to this super crowded place la but whatever.

I actually did kind of wonder like... Why Ben was calling my brother when we met? Or rather why my brother called him... So yeah already slightly suspicious and I even asked him HAHA. But Ben said that he wanted to propose on the 23rd and I stupidly believed him. Like "oh okay then" LOL.

Haiz at myself.

Note to everyone: I guess I'm quite gullible la.

Ben even told me he planned to propose after the bloody star wars movie on 23rd and I immediately felt Sian... STILL no part of me even felt this might've been a trick la. Looking back im really moronic.

Ben actually was quite smart I think.. He pretended to be interested in that sky bridge thing at Gardens.. And he took advantage of the fact that I was in such a good mood after the flowers to get me up there.

He KNOWS in reality that I super hate heights and I normally wouldn't have acquiesced. But.. Yeah. Like I said he's quite smart.

When we DID reach up there though I just wanted to die. LIKE REALLY. All I saw was myself plummeting to my death so I held on to my bouquet with one hand and the railing with my other. I even walked along the pathway with my eyes closed at some point.

I actually never knew I was that scared of heights but yeah now I do...

The only person more scared than me was a China man who held on to the railings with BOTH hands πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I remember muttering to myself.. Samantha this is where you die. This is how you die... Omg omg omg Samantha today you're gonna die HAHAHA. so drama for what sia. But I was really scared la okay.

I also remember Ben even saying we should hold hands because it was so romantic up there and I told him to fuck off HAHAH #romancefail #ifailasagirlfriend

So eventually and pathetically... I got all the way to the other end where there was a lift/staircase to bring us down.

I remember even sticking myself against the staircase wall because I thought it looked concrete and I wouldn't die.

Then I see Ben running up to me like, "SAM we didn't take any photos up here!!!" And I said I didn't give a crap.

But he kept begging me to go back to the middle of the bridge and I was like, "ARE YOU MAD. I JUST GOT HERE!!" but yeah he begged and begged.

He even offered me $10 to go back LOL. which I rejected. Then he offered me $50 which.. I considered HAHAHA but then eventually I said, "if you propose tonight I will!"

And Ben just walks off saying, "okay $50 it is"


But since I'm still a greedy pig and money is money.. I followed.


URGH!! When we did walk back, Ben just kept taking selfies of us with my miserable face and one hand clinging on the handrail.

To a point where I was like OKAY there's only that many selfies one can take in the face of death. So I proceeded to walk back... Then as my back turned, Ben said, "eh you don't want your $50 ah".

And I was like oh yeah I do HAHA. so I reached my hand back (without turning around) to take it.

Then Ben said, "when people give you money you must face them and take it you know."

So fine. I turned around.

And there he was.. On one knee with the ring πŸ˜±πŸ’.

He said, "Sam you've made me the happiest man up to this point, but I hope you'll make me the happiest man for the rest of my life."

To which I said, "Ben then what's on the 23rd ah" HAHAHAHAHAH. Likka idiot.

Ben just laughed and put the ring on my hand and said, "Sam if it's not too dreadful.. Will you marry me?" <-- btw the not too dreadful thing is a running joke from our first date.

And I said....

Ben are you sure the ring is the right size?


Yeah I fail at romance la.

In the end obviously I said YES πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ and Ben and I happily kissed and hugged up on that bloody sky bridge.. Where the park ranger looked like her eyes could roll out from our cheesiness.

Ben also joked that we might've been the 50th proposal that night so by that point she was like bitter and annoyed LOL.

😊 and there you have it. Not the most romantic or touching or whatever engagement story it is.. But it'll always be the best one to me because it's mine.

I've found a man who will love me in spite of all my weirdness and to me that's something no diamond can ever buy.

I hope this story didn't bore you all to death k. I can't believe I typed this all for one hour straight haha.

Thank you all for your well wishes πŸ’‹πŸŒΊ

Day 352

Friday, 18 Dec 2015

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Deslee (avatar)

Deslee So sweet and funny!!!!!! Congrats again!!!!!

3 years ago

missy_ada (avatar)

missy_ada I think I would also ask "is the ring size correct" hahaha! Your story is not boring lah! Happy for you πŸŽ‰ ζ­ε–œ again!!

3 years ago

gimmycamy (avatar)

gimmycamy Congrats!!!! Such a cute story even with the #romancefail at some points hahaha

3 years ago

helloinfinite (avatar)

helloinfinite I LOLed and teared man. So happy for you both, you two are really the cutest couple I know (though I've not met you - but heard enough to know la hehe). Congratulations Sam and @benzo31!!!!

3 years ago

samanthajoy (avatar)

samanthajoy @deseriehuang thank you Des 😊😊

3 years ago

samanthajoy (avatar)

samanthajoy @missy_ada HAHA yeah I knew it would be wrong somehow lor. Thank you Amanda!!! πŸ’‹

3 years ago

samanthajoy (avatar)

samanthajoy @gimmycamy hahaha really #romancefail hahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but at least #ringneverfail

3 years ago

samanthajoy (avatar)

samanthajoy @helloinfinite hehe thank you Amanda!!! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’‹ he is so irritating sometimes!!!! I saw the comment you left for him and yes my pits were wet HAHA

3 years ago

gimmycamy (avatar)

gimmycamy Hehe, still cute! Have you guys broken the news to your Niece? Write about her reaction!

3 years ago

gilliansng (avatar)

gilliansng Rave actually told me the whole story exactly the way you wrote it, including how you felt on the bridge and what you + Ben said (- the proposal words) HAHAHA good job leh @rave99! Now you know he was listening πŸ˜‚ and congrats again Sam!!! It's was a hilarious but really sweet proposal!! 😍

3 years ago

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