Who is Daddy’s Valentine?

Who is Daddy’s Valentine?
This might seem like a dummy question, but I was that Dummy 10 years ago.

A group of Daddies (Daddy Matters) are penning their Love Stories in the run up to 14th Feb. I was going through some of the “handsome and pretty” photos from our wedding studio shoots from 2000.

Kids would be happy to caption some photos “Daddy pull your ear, orh-bee-good !”.
Studio shoot

Children always like to ask “How, When, What and Why”.
We adults sometime face the same scenario too, especially on matters of the Heart.

When Love comes knocking, can we use use Logic or Science to derive an explanation?
Is there such a thing as 缘分 (destiny)?

“WHAT” is Romance?

爱要怎么说. I am not Romantic.
We do not celebrate Valentine’s day (gasps).
And I did not even kneel to propose !
Man, we held our wedding banquet in our humble HDB !!

Both of us do not need 14th Feb to express our Love 🙂

After our marriage, it seems more pragmatic to celebrate our union everyday then on a specific day (which only makes florists and restaurants Happy)

We are alike in that we choose 面包 over 爱情

“WHEN” did I got to know Meng Choo?
“WHY” is she the one?

I got to know Meng Choo through my work.
While I was repairing PCs, she was my customer.

I remember her as friendly and approachable.
Meng Choo is frank and outspoken, sweet and unpretentious.
She always has a listening ear for her friends.

Then she left for another job, but I managed to grab her number from her colleague.
(If I did not grab her number, would there be SengkangBabies today?)

We enjoy each other’s company during group outings.
Before Facebook, we had ICQ then.
Online and offline, we became good friends.

Meng Choo knew about the girls I was trying to tackle, and would even offer suggestions on how to approach a girl.

It was after a few failed dates that I realised my foolishness.
There I was, searching high and low for the perfect girlfriend, and I missed the one right infront of me!

I have always treated Meng Choo as a good buddy, then I suddenly realised I have found a GEM (明珠 literally luminous pearl).

How should I approach her, how do I express my interest to grab her hand?
My heart flutters whenever I think of her.
Is she going to be my first LOVE?

Finally, I picked up my courage and pop the question “Can you be my girlfriend?”
Actually I ask something like “Can I hold your hand?” (shy).

On hindsight, Meng Choo already knew my intentions beforehand, but she still had her reservations. I was so Glad when she finally agree to be my Steady

Funny how Destiny will knock on your door when you least expect it.

“HOW” did Mummy Meng Choo agree to go steady with Daddy Andy?

Monthly anniversaries, milestones, missing you on the 61th day, we two love birds pen letters for every reason. A letter is so much more personal than an email, especially when we reveal it to the kids after a decade 🙂

Lovey Dovey and Mushy 肉麻.
love letters

Knowing that she is a 张学友 (Jackie Cheung) fan, I will memorise his lyrics and sing for her. Eventually, the song 今生注定 (translation Our Destiny in this life, by 王馨平/高明骏) defines our Love Story.

Click for song here.

We still safe keep the Love letters (not the Chinese New Year cookies).
Every letter, cartoon, and paragraph time-stamped and sealed our Love.

We do miss the freedom when we were still dating and enjoying our honeymoon.
Midnight movies, suppers, and holidays on the spur of the moment.


Till today, after 4 kids, I still cannot find an explanation on how we glued together.
Do we really need a reason for LOVE?

We would not trade anything for our Happy Family 🙂

Thank you Meng Choo, for always supporting me, even when I am unreasonable.
Thank you Darling, for making me a better man.

Let me be the man who will Cherish and LOVE you, Forever.
Happy Valentine’s Day

This post is part of a Valentine’s Day series, brought to you by Daddy Matters.

Checkout the Dads’ Love stories, we got 14 Dads for 14th Feb dedication !

01 – Nick’s game of Romance Kingdom helps him find his perfect partner
02 – Eddie’s spouse follows him to Bangkok
03 – Howard’s Love poem
04 – Darren 捡到宝了
05 – Andy could not see his life partner standing right in front of him (eyes got stamp!)
06 – Ken’s Love journey started on a Manila jeepney
07 – Winston and spouse talk about no Balls! *gulp*fierce*
08 – Patrick’s soulmate is the girl behind his success
09 – Edmund believes True Love has no ending 🙂
10 – David shows his daughter how a man should Love his wife
11 – Kelvin and Mrs experience “Life is unpredictable”, and are now soul mates
12 – Isaiah’s 21st Vday celebration with Klessis, and they still look so youthful!
13 – M is never alone as his darling (+2 boys) fills his heart
14 – Lucian’s home is never short of Love and Chocolate. Who needs Vday :p

On a side note, we will be sharing more about family life and Romance :
– 14th Feb this Friday on Ch8 1030pm 人气满屋2
The New Age Parents‘ Valentine feature, asking “Who wears the pants at home?

Video : Studio shots of kids 2009, all look so cute then !

Happy Valentine’s Day Darling


14th Feb is approaching again. Happy Valentine’s Day, Darling Mummy.

We overheard Daddy whispering “kiss, love, sweet, I Love you” softly to Mummy. We always ask Daddy “What is Darling, why Honey, who is your Lover (情人), the kisses and smooches?”

Daddy and Mummy always smile and tell us “when you grow up…bla bla bla”

Daddy always say he is not stingy and he is a romantic, but Mummy is pragmatic. Both are contented with each other’s company.

It would be romantic If Daddy can host Mummy to a candlelight dinner or watch a midnight show, but Mummy will always prefer a simple meal over a gift.

When Humming Flowers & Gifts invited us to profess our Valentine’s Day wishes, Daddy immediately agree. Daddy thought it was an opportunity to declare his Love for Mummy again.

Anyway, our bouquet is Sweetness Ahead. Besides the usual Roses, Tulips and Gerberas, something caught our eyes. If flowers cannot melt your darling’s heart, six tins of sweet candies will (甜甜蜜蜜)!

As we pose with the flowers and smell the sweet roses, kids got impatient!
They are waiting to unpack the heart shape candies.

Or maybe kids are jealous, why is Daddy kissing Mummy again? There is always a lot of lightbulbs (电灯泡) in our house, and kids will always disrupt Daddy and Mummy from taking a couple portrait.

Daddy make it corny simple for kids to understand.
“Daddy love Mummy and Mummy kiss Daddy, then the Babies came out one by one.” Daddy say something about kids are Labour of Love 🙂

Thank you Humming, for your Valentine’s Day bouquet 🙂
Although SengkangBabies’ Valentine’s Day celebration is not as Romantic, we certainly make up for it with more laughter and family fun.

To our friends out there, may your Valentine’s day be as sweet as ours, 情人节快乐 🙂
In case you need some flowers ideas, do pop by Hummings’ Valentine’s Days specials.

Anyone into Bears and Hugs? You might be interested in By Your Side.

Photo credit – Humming

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