The Most Beautiful Surprise
Posted on: 14th of January 2010 | Under: Life & Love

As mentioned in my previous post, we greeted 2010 with quite a bang. There were no firecrackers, fireworks or loud music involved, but one very special surprise that came in the form of a ring. Yes, that’s right! JR officially proposed! :)

Please excuse my double jointed fingers! =P

Him officially proposing didn’t really come as a surprise (we have been talking and planning about marriage for quite a while now), but his choice of timing was truly unexpected. Tired from a whole day of activities, I had already changed into my nighties and was ready to climb into bed when he suddenly pulled out the ring from his pocket and got down on one knee.

As a hopeless romantic, I have dreamed about the perfect proposal over a thousand times. I was convinced that the best was one that was perfectly planned and orchestrated with elaborate details involved; think flowers, fireworks and a bottle of champagne, or the beach, sunsets and messages written on sand. JR‘s proposal did not have any of those, but it was at that exact moment when I realized that fancy elements weren’t necessary to make the moment extra special and memorable. The only detail I needed was him. :)

Our engagement was simple with no flashy fanfare, just as our love is effortless and straightforward. <3 I was, and still am, overwhelmed with happiness. It’s the same type of happy-giddy feeling that I felt over six years ago when we officially became a couple. :)

I’m also now one of those women who just can’t stop looking down at the pretty reminder on her finger. =P

It’s truly the best material gift (more than clothes, makeup or techy netbooks) any girl can ask for!

And because I refused to be photographed in my nightgown, we were only able to have our photo taken as a “newly engaged couple” at a friend’s wedding the following day.

Photo courtesy of Jaypee.

We’ve planned to have our ROM (Registration of Marriage) in Singapore mid next month, and our church wedding February of next year, so we definitely have a lot to look forward to. :)

I’ve had the most beautiful start of the year, but I know the best is yet to come. :)

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17 Comments to “The Most Beautiful Surprise”

  1. Elaine says:

    Oh! so sweet….I’mm glad I was able to blog hop while I’m here at work. Tiheee! :)

    Congratulations to both of you! :)

    anna Reply:

    Elaine: Thank you! :) Glad to hear that you’re working again. :) How is it so far?

  2. chetz says:

    Finally!! Congratssssssssss!! That’s the sweetest surprise!! Best wishes to both of you!!

    anna Reply:

    Chetz: It definitely is the sweetest surprise. :) Thank you! And congratulations to you guys too! :)

  3. venice says:

    Congratulations! That was really sweet…. All the best! =)

    anna Reply:

    Venice: Thanks! :)

  4. ate janz says:

    unexpected proposals are the most romantic proposals. :) i remember washing dishes when eliot (yeah, i know…old memory, but good one. haha… and yes, we’re friends now. lol.) proposed to me. that was really sweet.

    it’s the words, “will you marry me?” and him getting down on one knee that will make you weak at the knees. hehe… so, again, CONGRATULATIONS to both of you. :D

    anna Reply:

    Ate Janz: Yes, it definitely is the best surprise. :) And I’m glad you and Eliot are friends again! After all the “drama” before, I’m glad you two finally patched things up. :) Hehe! Thanks again! :)

  5. Maria Celina says:

    I have said this via Twitter direct messaging, but I just want to say it publicly that I am so happy for you and JR. I am glad that 2010 was such a positive start for you and I can only hope — and I’m sure that my hopes will be materialised — that it’ll get even better! =D Again, congratulations!

    anna Reply:

    Maria Celina: Thanks again! :) It definitely is going to be an awesome 2010. Hope you have a fab year too! :)

  6. Toni says:

    at laassst!:) just wanted to say congrats again!

    anna Reply:

    Toni: Hehe, yeah finally! :) Thanks again, dear!

  7. Elaine says:

    I miss working, a bit far from my place. I’m travelling 1.5hrs everyday coz my workplace is in Changi T2.

    anna Reply:

    Elaine: Did you guys move, or are you still living in the same flat? Where are you working now pala? :)

  8. Livie says:

    oh oh oh I just read this post! CONGRATULATIONS ANNAAA!! :) xx
    (to JR too) hehe

    anna Reply:

    Livie: Hehe, thank you! :)

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