Valen­tine’s wed­ding so hubby has no ex­cuse to for­get an­niver­sary

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - Front Page -

KUANTAN: Busi­ness­man Jen­son Phua had a good rea­son when he asked his girl­friend of four years, Christin Loong, to reg­is­ter their mar­riage yes­ter­day.

Apart from the fact that it’s Valen­tine’s Day yes­ter­day, Phua, 40, said this day of love will en­able him not to for­get to cel­e­brate their wed­ding an­niver­sary in the years to come!

“I have to con­fess, some­times a man tends to for­get when it comes to dates. We de­lib­er­ately chose to get mar­ried on Valen­tine’s Day, so I will not have an ex­cuse not to cel­e­brate our an­niver­sary in the fu­ture,” he told Ber­nama when met at the Na­tional Regis­tra­tion Depart­ment’s (NRD) state head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day.

Phua and Loong were among nine cou­ples who reg­is­tered their mar­riage on Valen­tine’s Day in a sim­ple but mem­o­rable cer­e­mony wit­nessed by Pa­hang NRD di­rec­tor Juzi­lawati Ka­marudin.

For Tan Mooi Fong, 36, Valen­tine’s Day this year is the most spe­cial com­pared to pre­vi­ous years, as her sec­ondary school sweet­heart Hau Wei Fei, also 36, be­came her hus­band yes­ter­day.

Wear­ing a white dress, Tan said Hau usu­ally planned a ro­man­tic din­ner on Valen­tine’s Day but this year, “he kept bug­ging me to get mar­ried and said I would be do­ing him a big favour as he would re­mem­ber the date”.

The cus­tom­ary ro­man­tic din­ner will be re­placed by a sim­ple lunch yes­ter­day “with peo­ple who have taken time off to be part of our jour­ney as hus­band and wife”, she added.

For hair­dresser Chew Zi Xiang, 28, and his girl­friend turned wife, Wong Piak Wah, 28, Valen­tine’s Day has played an im­por­tant role in their love story.

Chew asked Wong to be his girl­friend on the same day six years ago, and thought it would be an ideal day to start their new chap­ter as a mar­ried cou­ple.

Mean­while, Juliza­wati said in to­tal, 13 cou­ples reg­is­tered their mar­riage in Pa­hang to­day, com­pris­ing the nine in Kuantan, as well as two in Jer­an­tut and one each in Cameron High­lands and Rompin.

On nor­mal work­ing days, the depart­ment usu­ally reg­is­ters one to two mar­riages, while the numbers in­crease on spe­cial days such as Valen­tine’s Day.

The di­rec­tor also said that ap­pli­ca­tions had been re­ceived from 11 cou­ples who wish to reg­is­ter their mar­riage on Fe­bru­ary 22 be­cause of the a rac­tive date, while the depart­ment also ex­pects to be busy on May 20, a date syn­ony­mous with love among the Chi­nese be­cause the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of the date in Man­darin is very sim­i­lar to the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of the phrase ‘Wo Ai Ni’ (I love you).

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