Chinese Betrothal Gift Ceremony 过大礼

In Chinese tradition, there’s usually Betrothal Gift Ceremony aka 过大礼, whereby it symbolises the groom’s sincerity to marry the bride. In the olden days, there’s even a matchmaker around with the groom, to present the bride’s family with gifts. So glad that our Guo Da Li has happened, which meant one tick off our checklist.…

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Wedding Preparations II

And so my lovely bridesmaids have decided to give me a surprise aka “Hens Day”, by bringing me to a nice massage and lunch. I didn’t know the exact place till I meet them in Orchard. We started off with 60 mins massage at Elements Wellness Ion. It took us a while to locate this…

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Wedding Preparations I

I can’t believe it is officially less than a month till the big day. I think the preparation work is more or less done, with few loose ends to tie up. Thought I can use some time to blog about some of the stuff that I have gotten before I’m overwhelmed by the big day…

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SuZhou Part 2 – Zhouzhuang Day Tour

You can’t say you have visited Suzhou without paying their Watertown a visit. Yes it sounds cliche but it’s so true. The 2 more popular Watertowns in Suzhou are Zhou Zhuang (周庄古镇) or Tong Li (同里古镇)Initially we had planned to go Tong Li but when we were in Suzhou, majority of the day tours offered…

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Hangzhou Day Trip

Well, I tried to procrastinate this blog entry for the longest time. Hangzhou day trip was a bittersweet one for us. We had some expectations and knew it’s going to be a tiring long day. But boy, our energy was totally zapped even before reaching Hangzhou West Lake. We started the day early at 830am…

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