Me and my ex-bf

Oh yes, it is official, he is no longer my boyfriend.

We are engaged. Ha… :)

A romantic trip to Banyan Tree Bintan, a surprise rain mist spa treatment and a candle night dinner on the beach….I cannot ask for more… Thank you my love, I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you. :)

The entrance of the villa to a small patio then another door to the villa.

The entrance of the villa to a small patio then another door to the villa.

Words cannot describe how much I appreciate the man for all that he has done to make our proposal so special. The staff at the resort were also very discreet.. They were coming up with all kinds of excuses to speak to the man in private.

First when we arrived for check in, the staff ask him for his credit card pin. I was like ‘huh?’ for a moment, but then I remembered that one of my credit card also requires a pin for certain transaction so I didn’t think much.

The gorgeous room and bed. I like! :)

The gorgeous room and bed. I like! :)

Then when we are back in the villa, the phone kept ringing… And I thought it was suppose to be a private and discreet resort. Ha. Was a wee bit irritated… The man picked up all the calls diligently and when I asked him about it, he simply said they were trying to promote their spa and dinner packages. And I actually believed him. Ha.

Come to think about it, I was kind of dense not to realise it, but hey, all the better for the surprise to be successful.

View from the villa. Peaceful....

View from the villa. Peaceful....

Spa for two... The furnishings are luxurious.

Spa for two... The furnishings are luxurious.

After chilling for a while, we decided to go for a walk around the resort. He called for a buggy and suggested to we go and check out the spa… We were brought to a spa villa instead of the main reception, I thought it was funny but perhaps it was how they do it there. Once inside the villa, the spa therapist came and greeted us with “Good afternoon Mr Lim, your spa treatment for today…..” That was when I turned and looked at the man smiling sheepishly. He had booked a package without my knowledge. Ha… Mission A successful.

I was quite famished after the treatment and decided to go for dinner…. Another buggy came to pick us up from the spa and I thought we were going to the resort restaurant. It was quite a long ride and before I knew it, I saw the hotel sign, which means that we are out of the resort… I looked at the man again and he had that mischievous look on his face… :) We drove across the golf course and arrive at the beach. That is when I realised that we are having dinner on the beach. There was a nice set up on the beach with a day bed and candle light and white sashes hanging from a frame, very romantic can. Ha. The waves were crashing on the beach and it was windy and all… Lovely! Misson B successful too!

Dinner by the beach. Was a very windy night with lots of stars in the sky

Dinner by the beach. Was a very windy night with lots of stars in the sky

Heh, self portrait is a must...

Heh, self portrait is a must...

And then of course, there is the all important Mission C.

Before dinner was served, the man gave me a present – a portable speaker. He plugged it into his iPhone and we played some music… The music playing throughout dinner were all my favourite songs, the sappy, romantic kind and those jazzy, smooth ones…. I was thinking that it was such a coincidence… Ha. Dense me…. He had prepared everything.

After a delicious dinner, he said he had one last surprise for me. Asked me to close my eyes and I felt him getting up from the day bed. I was thinking it must be a gigantic bouquet of flowers. He reappeared by my side and when I opened my eyes, he was standing there with a tray. (Elaine’s mind: More food?!)

Then he knelt down.

And everything became crystal clear.

There was a photo of us in a frame, a beautiful stalk of rose and THE box in a hollow frame.

He asked, I said yes.

And the rest, they say, is history. :)

Thank you my love. I am indeed blessed to have you.

everything happened so fast! :) But it was sweet...

Success! A sweet proposal by the beach under the stars.. I can't ask for more.

Closer look at the ring - princess cut stone and a milgrain ring...

Closer look at the ring - princess cut stone and a milgrain ring...

Perfect fit. :) The man is good.

Perfect fit. :) The man is good.

No longer alone in this big big world.

No longer alone in this big big world. :)