Thank you everyone for your kind words, it's been a wonderful night but my batt was dead at the end of it and there was a flurry of emotions and people and smiles and laughter, so I couldn't really sit with my phone to tell people what happened.
Thankfully before Karthik proposed, he already covered all bases so all the important people we know already knew it was happening! Phew.
Today is also a busy day so I'll try to tell the story but might have to do it slowly! Thanks for reading!!!
So this is how it all started. Last week, I was in a school visit in penang with another close friend of mine and we were talking about work. Suddenly her phone beeped, she looked at the phone and exclaimed "Eh what is this Project Soya Cincau". I looked over and wished I never did! Cos I saw the first message on that whatsapp group and saw the words "suet" "propose" "Saturday"
I immediately went "omg", walked away and sat quietly on the other side to process things hahah
I was so shocked cos I wasn't expecting it at all! Like I knew we'd get married one day cos we've spoken about buying a house and all, but I didn't think about proposal and wedding at all! Hahah
So when my friend realized what happened, she started freaking out hahaha and asked if I'd say yes lol
I was too shocked to reply so she was so scared I didn't want it! Then for the next few days, I had to consciously try to not think about it but of cos it was super hard.
Then that night onwards, things started getting weird. I was in the room with my colleague preparing to sleep and she started acting weird. Said tomorrow she has a driver who will pick us up from the airport.
So the next day, I started receiving messages from my friends and it started getting more and more obvious! Let me show you examples.
So it started with this. Very subtle, I didn't catch on yet at this point.
Then it was this, getting more obvious. The bottom conversation is with MY BOSS. So I didn't think too much of it cos I was super busy on Wednesday running around meeting people and visiting schools in penang.
That night, the driver came to pick us up and although I found it suspicious, the car was normal so I thought ok maybe my colleague was telling the truth.
Then!!! When I reached home, the driver walked me out, asked if I was suet wtf and said:
Nice to meet you and hope to see you again. Goodnight and my name is Will You!
Hahahaha so at that point I was with my luggage, staring hard at the car as he drove away, thinking OMG IT'S TONIGHT.
So nervous, walking up and checking to make sure I look ok, silently wishing it wasn't tonight cos I was so tired after a long day and I looked really disheveled!
Then....I walked into the house and it was pitch dark...! Jeng jeng jeng
And Karthik was like eh you're back! Come let's eat pizza while watching Daredevil!
Hahahha so we ate and watched and slept early that night.
Sorry I'm in the middle of something now so can't update that much! And this is only the beginning of the story hahaha
Then it started getting REALLY obvious and in your face on Fri. Not one or two but like five of my friends would send me this everyday.
I found out later that they even have a schedule to determine who would message me at what time hahahha! So apparently because I accidentally saw the message on Tues, this was the contingency plan! Since I already knew, might as well make it fun and obvious.
Some of my friends really overdid it also! I kept asking eh why are you shouting at me wtf
See my this friend damn lebih 😂😂😂
By this point obviously I was dying to tell someone! But I couldnt cos I wanted to play along. I wanted to Dayre it so bad but some of my friends read my dayre (hello soon Seng, Aishah, Connie).
But I'm really glad that the plan ended up this way, cos at least it gave me time and space to process everything and to prepare myself! And at least if I didn't want it, I could also tell Karthik beforehand. So perfect, otherwise I'd be too shocked!
So after that suddenly this @fourfeetnine said she needed a break and asked for dinner on fri night so I was like HMMM did they change the plan for the proposal to happen tonight?!
We went to our usual Jap place so okla I didn't think it was happening. Actually I didn't wanna put my hopes up high also la. Then this @timothytiah started the convo by asking "so, how're you and Karthik??" Which has never happened before wtf
So I told them allll my suspicions and they spent the night prepping me.
Wah so many people interested to know more *touched
Sorry to keep you in suspense but today is Karthik's dad's 10th year death anniversary so it was a pretty big occasion and I need to prove my worthiness as a good daughter-in-law to be wtf. Prepare the prayers, layan all his relatives, sprinkle holy water around house, clean up etc
Now can continue!
So it's really good that I was sort of expecting it but didn't know for sure cos then I could prep myself mentally for it! So important k
I had days to think about how I would react, what I should wear, how I should do my makeup, what I should say, think about whether I'm ready for marriage, think about my life and my future hahah
I even googled "how to prepare for a proposal" wtf but all the articles are meant for the guys or about work (preparing proposals to clients).
But I'm really glad I had that space to reflect and prepare!
Anyway on sat I had to attend the conference right, so didn't think much about it.
But I decided to come back earlier so I could curl my hair wtf and that took him by surprise! Anyway I knew something was up so I played along. Then he told me to get ready and he disappeared for an hour!
When he came back, he had a gopro strapped to his chest and I kept telling him to turn it off, somemore from such a low angle I sure look fat wtf 😒 oh gosh why am I so vain
But he blindfolded me anyway and told me to walk with him in this journey called life hahah
Difference between no makeup and disheveled hair in the morning and made up face and curled hair, so thankful for the one hour prep time he gave me heheh
I was telling myself ok don't mess up your hair and makeup ah, important moment today! But in the end my hair went straight in the humidity 😩
Ok so anyway he walked me out of the house in my blindfold, but actually I had a small hole underneath to make sure I don't fall la (shh don't tell him). I hate blindfolds since I was young, so I've
Perfected the art of peeking.
So we walked around the garden in our condo (which is beautiful!) and the whole time he was being super corny lor, telling me things like how he'd always protect me so trust him and not be afraid to take bigger steps.
We walked around in circles and at one point he threatened to throw me into the pool 😒 made me question whether I should say yes wtf
So then we walked into this room and he started reading his speech from his iPad. Something along the line of taking our first few steps into a new journey together, and how much deeper in love he is with me every moment we're together (which is a lot since we live and work together lol)
and the whole time our favourite songs were playing on the loudspeakers! He really thought it through so well 😭
He said "I always thought you were out of my league and I never knew this would be possible.."😭
Aiya bad angle of me but here he's talking about how much we've grown together in the last 3.5 years. He kept giving me light pecks somemore I was so touched!!!
Then he started talking about how much I've made him a better person, especially to his kids (students when we were teaching) and how much I've inspired him to do more 😭and how certain he is that I'm the one for him and that he's known for a while now. then he choked a little bit so I started tearing in my blindfold too 😭
Then he said the past few days is not about surprising me, but about preparing for a future together. Wah so good at improvising ah after he found out I knew!
Then he took my blindfold off, went down on one knee and delivered his killer line about wanting to spend the rest of his life with me and asked me to marry him. To which I, with all the preparation on how to say yes in the exact way and tone I wanted, said yes (of course!)
When he showed me the ring, he said he knows it's not what I wanted (I was insistent on a lab-grown ring, not a mined one) but he doesn't want to our love to be a substitute but want it to be real.
Sigh how like that, so I said ok and wore it lor. I know it's hard to find genuine lab-grown diamond so just have to hope I'm not wearing blood diamond 💍 and of cos I appreciate his efforts so much also!
And now we kiss and hug and be merry 💏💑❤️💞💖💍💎👰 (haha oops jumped the gun, not married yet)
Then he pointed to behind the pillar and out came two of our good friends, Abel and Ken Ming, who've been with him throughout the whole journey (they've been planning this for months!!).
This is the aftermath of a proposal that they don't show you in romantic proposal videos hahahahha cleaning up the place unglamorously.
Sigh I feel so loved that so much effort was put into this!
Then Karthik said that was only Part 1: The Ask. Now we go to Part 2! OMG this boy too much la!
Ok guys I think this post is way too long!! Should I continue Part 2 tomorrow?
Omg I'm so sorry I don't mean to be a tease 😰 thought the post super long edi later I don't have anything to update for the next few months lol
Actually part 2 not a lot of suspense la but it's a great end to the night!
So this is me with my ring in the car to an undisclosed location.
Wah still can't believe I'm someone's fiancé now! With great proposal comes great responsibilities hahha
Part 2: The Debrief
(Pic taken from Google image)
Then we went to this place called Heli Lounge in KL! Super nice place with a rooftop bar that is an actual helipad with a perfect 360 view of KL!
So here he sat me down and told me everything that went on before today. That's why it's called the debrief after the ask hahah. We spoke about what this means, how our lives will be changed etc
The most touching part was he said he already asked/told everyone we love about this before today! Especially my family.
He shared how he met with my parents few months before to ask for their blessings and how my mom was SO excited! She said how concerned she was in the beginning cos he's Indian (she's super honest) but as she knows him better, she sees what an amazing guy he is.
My dad was quiet throughout and after a long pause, he said "you have my blessings but under one condition" (dramatic pause for a long time)
"You must take care of her cholesterol level"
HahahahHah trust my dad to be weird! Ok to be fair my cholesterol is quite worrying la haha
But they were really glad he asked for their blessings first! +brownie points
Honestly that was what touched me the most. It means he's super serious about this!!! He also spoke to my sis @sharonliew, my cousin, all my friends that he knows of, all our colleagues and my bosses, everyone!! Totally no backing out already.
What did I do to deserve this man seriously 😭
Big kiss for everything!
Then a professional videographer came to get shots of us! So nice, I later found out he was sponsored by our Alpha group friends.
sigh I really feel super touched and blessed and loved by everyone 😭
Part 3: The Celebration
And the night did not end there. We went down to the restaurant and everyone was there! All my closest friends who've been part of the planning, the WILL YOUs, the stealth camerawork during the proposal, the everything!
At this point I was just super dumbfounded cos this is way much more than I'd ever dreamed of. I dunno how he knew exactly what I wanted. A more intimate and personal proposal but also have my loved ones around me to celebrate. He totally nailed it all! 👍
We had a really great time after sharing all the things that happened, what the initial plan was and how freaked out they were when they knew I found out. They told me how upset Karthik was cos I found out and how incredibly nervous he was the past few months, and that totally touched me la 😭 like allllllll this effort, just for me???!
Totally still can't believe someone would love me so much, and that everyone around me also cares so much about us 😭 terharu betul.
Anddddd finally, that's the end! I think I've covered pretty in detail everything that happened and how I felt, phew!
Lastly, THANK YOU all my dayre readers for the lovely comments! I can't reply one by one but I've read every single comment and can't believe you guys really want to read all of this! Ahhhh seriously I can't stop smiling cos feel so blessed lah. You've all made my day and I can't thank you enough for being part of this journey with me too! 😘
Sunday, 26 Apr 2015
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