You wanna know what stood out that night, apart from the festivities? The emcee of the evening, the fah-bulous Michelle Goh. Let me tell ya, this was the first time in my life that I've attended a wedding hosted by a drag queen. Michelle, one of Becky's relatives, was an absolute riot, stealing the show (sorry, Becks) each time she appeared on stage with one-liners and zingers at the ready, and making more costume changes than the bride herself, LOL. At one point Becky's dad-in-law began flirting with Michelle, prompting my friends at the table to wonder if he realised that Michelle wasn't really a lady!! Here are pics; don't forget you can click on 'em for bigger views if you wish.
|Sorry the light ain't good - but that's Becky, Robin and Michelle!|
|(From left) Kahj, Alex, Jo, Jo's mum (a.k.a. my date, according to Michelle), and... that guy.|
|Terry gives the 'childhood best friend' speech, complete with |
embarrassments galore. For Terry, that is, since he blundered and referred
to a 'century' as a 'decade: 'We've known each other for a quarter of a decade!'
|Pouring the champers.|
|Michelle (in new garb) explains the rules of the game to Becky while Robin watches nervously.|
|Two questions matched (darn!)... and then - the first mistake! |
Robin has to wear the knickers!
|Struggling to put the panties on.|
|Oh yeaaa, this feels comfyyyy...!|
|"Oh mah Gawd, dah-leeng, it fits you PURRfectly!"|
|Another correct answer, followed by another mistake leads to... the wig!|
|"Hee hee you see your husband so beautiful, no??"|
So it turned out it would be a dance off: each male-female pair would take turns performing a snippet from Gangnam Style. Groan. Naturally, Michelle demonstrated the steps first, in full choreographic mode, complete with sexay butt sways and hip jutts. Then it was our turn to one by one dance to that annoyingly ubiquitous song. Suffice it to say, I didn't know the moves well enough to do them properly, so I went into "entertainer" mode and decided to channel my inner male stripper:
|I like to move it move it...!|
|Ohhh sexy laaay-deee...!|
|This was one of the Chrises who danced before me. Make no mistake, |
the only reason his photo is here is because the guy was
ridiculously hot. Even Michelle thought so.
Anyway, the night eventually drew to a close with the couple's first dance (with our dear friend Jo singing, I've got video of it which I'll post up sometime in the near future... if... she'll... let... me...), followed by table-by-table toasts (the traditional yam seng) and more dancing, performed by the terrific band (whose name I don't remember now. The High Fidelities? The Four Seasons? The High Tides? Something like that. Need to ask Becky.) All in all, it certainly was a wonderful little party, made even more entertaining by the crossdressing emcee, and we all had an absolute blast!!!
|The lovely bride.|
|Raising our glasses!|