Instagram. A source of entertainment…
As well as heartfelt news.
That’s right, I’m appealing to all you Joshua Tan & Zoen Tay fans. As you would surely be aware by now, the adorable pair have announced their engagement on the social media platform site, and boy…
It was simply gorgeous.
But how did it go, exactly? And did it really proceed without the traditional ‘proposal hiccups’?
Well, let’s find out.
First Things First
Now, you might’ve expected someone of Joshua Tan’s calibre to handle such mundane stuff as proposals with absolute ease. After all, he did play Ken Chow, a reformed recruit who excelled in leadership school and grew up to be immaculately refined (with an equally refined wine belly).
But well, reality’s that reel life isn’t quite real life, no matter what Deadpool preaches. Because it seems that even Joshua Tan had to go through the traditional ‘proposal hiccups’ that have plagued entire generations of men.
Damn, what a sight to behold.
Though before that, let’s peek into how it all happened. As a Wise Old Man once preached: “There’s no end without a beginning, no result without a cause.”
According to local site 8 Days, Joshua had jioed Zoen for a photo-shoot, which was admittedly nothing “unusual” for the latter.
“He told me that we were going for a photoshoot, which isn’t unusual for him, because we’ve done like two other shoots together before,” the medical student told 8 Days. Joshua’s also always springing surprises on me, so I didn’t find it out of the ordinary.”
But things began to get stranger. Having gone to a shopping mall, Joshua then gave her his credit card and told her in no uncertain terms to pick out what she wanted for the shoot.
There was apparently “no limit on how much [she could] spend” either.
What a man, Joshua. What a man.
Thankfully, it seems that his spouse is one of equal caliber as well, as she modestly turned down the option of maxing out Joshua’s credit limit. Instead, she opted for a slick black dress that cost less than three digits, and they swiftly headed off to the Botanic Gardens for their “shoot” with their friend Jaegen.
Enter Customary And Mandatory Romantic Speech
When Joshua launched into a romantic speech halfway through the shoot, Zoen expressed that it was still not quite out of the ordinary. According to her, he often does that to set the mood.
But then everything changed, when he got down on one knee.
“Her first reaction was like, No, no, no! Not just one no but she kept saying no,” Joshua told 8 Days. “She said no so many times that the photographer lowered his camera and asked us, ‘It’s a ‘No’?’” With that, Zoen snapped back to reality and said, ‘No… I mean ‘Yes!’ It’s a yes to the proposal!”
And to make things worse, Joshua was reportedly having a little bit of trouble getting the ring box out of his back pocket.
“You know how it is with men’s trousers,” he says. “The back pockets aren’t very flexible, so I was like, trying to get the ring box out while she was saying ‘No’. Not really the proposal that I envisioned.”
That, I could imagine. Had my partner been echoing ‘no’ while I was desperately trying to retrieve my ring box, I would probably have launched myself into the bushes.
And It Was Reciprocated… In More Ways Than One
After the proposal, Joshua set off for a family vacation before returning to Singapore three days later, where his now-fiancée was waiting.
She then brought him to a corner and commenced her own romantic speech, which triggered some serious alarm bells in his head.