Singapore was an impromptu decision. Though they already had plans of getting married next year, they were not officially engaged. While we were on vacation in the Philippines this summer, Epa sent me a text message, inviting me to go to Singapore with them for a quick trip as he plans to propose to her.
Of course, I wanted to witness that; so we told Mai that we wanted to visit Singapore as well and we’ll take esession-like photos for ‘whatever’ since we do not get to see each other often.
(Mai is based in NZ, Epa in the Philippines and we live in the US.)
It felt different, prompting and guiding one’s sister through all the usual poses. When I did the selections of the photos, Vince wondered why I didn’t choose photos with actual lips-touching-lips kind of kissing.So I guess, that reveals my subconscious’ take on the situation. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited to see my sister get married to the one person she’s been with since college and Epa is a wonderful person. He is perfect for my equally wonderful sister. It’s just that, she is my baby sister.
So all along, Mai thought it was vacation with e-sessions…we went to the usual tourist spots.
Chinatown was our favorite as it was colorful and vibrant.
On the last part of the trip, Epa arranged to ‘meet up’ with friends at a cafe where he proposed
through customized fortune cookies.
Mai’s fortune asked a question: Will you marry me?
of course she said Yes!