Mu­si­cal “I do”

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

OF all the in­stru­ments Kayn Kieler could have played at the “open mike” night at the Cen­tral Ho­tel, on Thurs­day, he chose to pluck the heart strings and go down on one knee and pro­pose to his gor­geous girl­friend Linda Khuu who was sit­ting in the crowd.

You couldn’t hear a pin drop but you did hear the thump and bump of lu­bri­cat­ing glasses as a hush came over the happy crowd and anx­ious beat­ing hearts as Kayn awaited the an­swer from Linda . . . luck­ily she was in tune with his feel­ings and said “Yes!”

The crowd erupted with a col­lec­tive phew . . . which was quickly fol­lowed by hearty cheers of con­grat­u­la­tions and much back-slap­ping and a lots of thump­ing and bump­ing of glasses as many pa­trons rushed to the happy cou­ple (and them­selves) a round of con­grat­u­la­tory drinks.

The happy cou­ple are from Cronulla, in Syd­ney, and were hol­i­day­ing in Port Dou­glas.

Kayn said that they had stopped in to watch the open mike and he said that it was such a good vibe with a re­ally happy crowd, and that is why he de­cided to pro­pose then and there.

Linda said that she was shocked to see him take the stage af­ter the bar’s res­i­dent mu­si­cians took a break from play­ing.

“I was re­ally sur­prised to see him with the mike be­cause I knew he didn’t play an in­stru­ment, or sing, and so when he then got down on one knee and pro­posed to me I was stunned . . . ab­so­lutely shocked,” Linda said.

Kayn has a plumb­ing busi­ness in Cronulla and Linda is a cabin crew man­ager for Jets­tar and the cou­ple were in Port Dou­glas for two weeks to ex­plore the re­gion in­clud­ing the Dain­tree and Cape Tribu­la­tion.

And will they be back to get mar­ried in Port?

“We just might,” Kayn said.

“It is such a friendly place and ev­ery­one was won­der­ful to us . . . we would love to get mar­ried here!”

Photo by AN­THONY CAPOGRECO

I do: : Kayn Kieler pro­posed to his girl­friend Linda Khuu at Open Mic Night

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