22 May 2007

...and she said, "Yes."


We just came back from an excruciating climb up Mount Kinabalu, Sabah (Well, actually the descent was a lot more painful) - took banana loads of photographs there though I've already posted most of them on my Flickr site, which seems more suitable for displaying a large number of pictures.

For me, the highlight of the trip was when Elaine and I reached the summit of Mount Kinabalu:

We made it!
We made it!

We were really slow going up the mountain - thanks to altitude sickness and general lethargy - what should have been a 2- to 3-hour climb from Laban Rata turned into a grueling 5-hour crawlfest.

Anyway, after taking a few pictures at the peak, I told Elaine: "Before I continue taking pictures, there's something I must do..."

I went down on one knee, fumbled with the plastic wrapper concealed in my wallet - where I had hid a ring. A ring that I subsequently slipped onto Elaine's finger, though we were wondering which hand/finger it should've been - we were sobbing :)

I told her that I love her with all my heart and all my soul.

I told her that she brought me happiness nobody else has ever given me.

I asked her if she would be my wife.

...and she said yes ^_^

Bragging rights :)
Me and my future wife

This was the second time I've cried tears of joy (the first was when I got accepted into University, what with my shitty A-Levels results and all).

And after this moment of pure bliss, we had to quickly make way for a group of elderly Japanese tourists who caught up with and later overtook us on the way down the mountain.

And she had to take the ring off her finger, otherwise, she might have scratched it :)

We did contemplate re-enacting the whole thing so we could get it on video, but that would be lame... -_-

For more pictures and commentary about the Kinabalu climb, visit my Flickr gallery at www.flickr.com/photos/chrischong/


Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm really happy for you and Elaine!! You both look so happy and beautiful in the picture! My well wishes to you and elaine (your future wife :D ) on having the best of marriages and a beautiful wedding to look forward to.


max said...

Chris, Elaine. Congratulations and all the best wishes from myself and Cheryl on that one big step towards happiness together. We're looking forward to catching with you guys and your plans for the big day :)

Elaine said...

AAAAA, you beat me to it Chris! Couldn't update my blog in time.

This is unprecedented. A personal entry about your love life in your blog.

Love you.


Jeremy said...

Congrats man! Excellent proposal method though a bit siong...

Joy said...

Yayayaya finally an update from one of you! Grr! So sweet omg omg *wipes tears*

Your Future M-I-L said...

Yes, it's about time. Welcome to the family.

Dah Cow said...

Grats Chris!

All the best from both myself and Amelia. Wish I had time to type a tad more and was more eloquent with this kinda things.....

Think this sums it up....

Am VERY very very very very happy for you. = )


Colin G. said...

Alamak... reached the peak 1 week too late... Oh well, congrats many many... good idea too, will consider as one of my options wen proposing... provided i get a GF first lah... Heh...

Catch you SG again soon lah!

Colin G.