Somebody got engaged recently

Filed in Archives, Family

No, it’s not me. :)

It’s my brother-in-law’s niece, Mei Hua, currently working in the States (Gaithersburg, an hour from Baltimore, Maryland, I think). Not directly my niece but someone who honours me by calling me “Ah Yee” (aunty on mother’s side, the term my niece, her cousin, would address me as).

Her cousin Pooi See emailed me this morning to ask if I’d seen Mei online recently and I replied that the last time we chatted was the day Wien Yue was discharged from Royal Perth Hospital and I shared the good news with Mei. Since then, I’d not seen her online as I’d not been logging on the past couple of nights. Anyways, Pooi See and I then chatted on the phone and she said she heard news of an engagement but needed to get confirmation from Mei’s mother, “Ah Ku” (aunty on father’s side, as Mei’s mother and Pooi See’s father are siblings, but I digress).

So I made sure to come online this evening, to hear it from the engaged person herself. Here’s part of our chat:


chetmooi: Hullo, I understand I’m to congratulate you for something
Mei338: :-)
chetmooi: So, diamond engagement ring?
Mei338: Yes!
chetmooi: Wah
chetmooi: *Ah Yee turning cartwheels of delight for Mei Hua*
Mei338: I know! I said “Wah” out loud too!
Mei338: Aww, thank you sooo much!!!!

And here’s a picture from the surprise engagement party:




Can’t wait to meet Mister Loh-Burt in November.

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