A week after my wife gave birth, I found myself confined into an eight hour plane ride headed to Bali for a wedding. I have no problem with that whatsoever, Bali has always been special and a beautiful wedding destination and as a matter of fact, I’ve been looking forward to this wedding the whole time. Until, well, my wife gave birth to this most beautiful creature that all I can think of the very second I left their room at St. Luke’s was how badly I missed the little dude. And man, I have never felt so much pain in my entire life walking away from that hospital door. Each step was a dagger to the heart thinking there I was on my way to someone else’s most exciting life changing event sacrificing mine. That’s when I realized that these girly feelings, of heartaches and heartbreaks, make up the best poetic lines Shakespeare, Hemingway and Poe had to offer. It was all part of the job really, and the moment I downed that large bottle of Bintang was the moment I snapped out of it and went all business.
Hans and Lufei’s weddings, as I’ve mentioned before is one I’ve been looking forward to. I knew what to expect with Bali weddings but when Hans brought us to where they’re holding the ceremony, I swear my darn eyes turned to stars! A freakin’ floating stage in a pool on a cliff overlooking the beach?! Unbelievable. And I’m telling you, somebody must have had one pretty messed up clot-catcher to come up with something that darn beautiful. It did rain a little but it was perfect nonetheless. The couple had the nicest family (Hans sister Yvette by the way was one of our brides way back) and lots of song-loving friends and I felt blessed to be a part of it.
Hans Chua & Lufei Lim: Wedding Highlights | International Wedding: Semara Luxury Villa Resort, Bali Indonesia | Cinematography: Phoeben Teocson, Romel Zafe, Kim Bandarlipe | Story & Editing: Phoeben Teocson, Donny Angeles