This is a post dedicated to my friend, Joanna who got married last Saturday and graciously invited me to her wedding reception at her church and dinner banquet at Novotel Singapore. I knew her when I was in Secondary School / High School and we were in the same class for the first 2 years. Even after high school, we kept in touch and I am glad she found her partner in life, Marcus. I wish them all the best in their marriage life and a great adventure ahead.
photo credit to One Sweet Affair Production
Here is a lovely video of the morning events done up by one of the teams at Alanmitchi which was played during the dinner banquet:
I was also delighted to meet my other friends who were the bridesmaids for Joanna.
Jacqueline, Me and Kaiyun
Me and Lee Wah
All four of my pretty friends have found their partners in life and 2 of them, have already tied the knot. As a wedding filmmaker myself, I am glad that they have gotten wedding videography or have engaged a filmmaker to document their wedding as it is something that they could look back when they grow old and something that their kids and grandchildren will watch together with them. To me, having any form of video capture for a wedding, be it good or bad capture, is better than no capture at all.
I’m very much a Asian Chinese guy. I guess it is not about how my skin color is but however, I stay to remember the words, 饮水思源. It means to remember your roots. If you are a tree bearing fruits, you need to remember the roots that help to provide the nutrients and helped you grow the strong and mighty you today. It didn’t come easy but you made it to be the big tree.
I was asked a year ago and a few months back to join a couple of video production companies, one of which does events highlights videography and the other does primarily wedding videography. Both companies that approached me are doing well and offered me a salary with at least S$1,000 more than what I am earning now, probably close to what I was getting as a finance manager back in the days at the University that I used to work. If I can get paid at a higher rate and do what I like, why not right?
The reason is simple. 饮水思源. Remembering your roots. I believe in this and the brotherhood of gangs that you see in Chinese films like 大上海. I have learnt alot from the company that I am in and am doing well improving and learning each day. I am glad that I am a part of them doing our best to craft the finest filmography. Well, I guess when you remember your roots, it also does show how much loyalty or faith anyone can have on this one person’s character also. That said, if the current predicament is stagnant and I am not growing or happy, I would definitely need to look out for better opportunities and this goes the same for everyone who reads this. It is a kind of responsibility to myself and of course, to continue to pay tribute and gratitude to the people who brought me far.
If you think that you are not growing in the company that you are working for, and not being valued as you should be, make the smart move and move on. Don’t wait till everyone that knows you tell you to. This is your life and have no whatsoever regrets in the path that you choose to take. Live each day and grow stronger, knowledgeable into the better you. Only when you make decisions for yourself, you will start to love life itself.
I have an announcement to make. I’m not dating anyone even though I’m single.
Okay. It is not really an announcement nor am I closing doors to a relationship.
This post is targeted to all single folks like myself even though I’m in the wedding industry doing videography and a huge bulk of my blog post is dedicated to lovebirds getting married.
Just because you are single, it doesn’t mean you are left out and don’t feel love at all.
You have God, family and friends that care about you. Spend time and quality time with people that loves you. Compliment them. Build relationships. Pray for them. Make time for them and when you do, you will enjoy life as much as those that are dating or married. With the less than married life commitments, you are free to do work on your career, travel to places that you long to go, and live life to the fullest.
Don’t fret over where to go for your next dinner date or who is going to foot the bill. When you are single, you go dutch. You do not have to worry about whether your friends are having enough food as they will help themselves to the menu. You are able to be free to express your views and thoughts unlike dating when sometimes you have to put a ‘shield’ to protect yourself and give the other party a false impression about you. To understand more about what I mean, do check out this trailer of the upcoming Valentine’s Day movie, A Case of You:
I encourage you strongly to be yourself. Live your life to the fullest. Chase your dreams! unless of course your dreams like mine, is to find a loving partner. =P
*This post is dedicated to all single people out there and especially to those who have read this: http://jarridwilson.com/im-dating-someone-even-though-im-married/ (: