Our Story: When Han Met Liya #HanxPrincessLiya

Whenever someone asks how we met each other, we always mention the same thing over and over. Some of you might already have known that I met Liyana (Princess Liya) at a common friend’s birthday party but what if the true story was that we’ve already crossed path many years before that? Would you believe me?

Our wedding was 10 years in the making.

You see, about 13 years ago, back when it was still called CompassPoint, I was working part-time at Banquet making Takoyaki. That’s right Takoyaki. For those of you who don’t know what’s Takoyaki (kesian tak pernah nampak octopus ball), please see below.

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Okay, stop drooling and back on track…

The queue was forever long when business just started because we were the only halal Japanese stall that was selling Takoyaki at that time that we even get customers all the way from the west side of the west side of Singapore! Can you imagine how far they must’ve traveled just to get Takoyaki from Sengkang?

My apprentice, Fayyadh, happens to be a friend of Liyana. I can now officially announce that Fayadh can make awesomely delicious Takoyaki. Anyway, Liyana had come to visit Fayyadh with her friend. Though, I’m unsure if the visit was legitimately sincere or she was just there because she wanted some Takos.

This was the first time we’ve ever crossed path. Nothing happened, of course.

Moving on… About 4 years later, my buddy, Shah fell in love with his now-wife, Shazzie when they were in university. But of course, at that time, he was still trying to court her. LOL! ????

Shah & Shaz – Now happily married

Shah had planned a birthday surprise and had invited me. Liyana happened to be their common friend as well and that was the first time I had officially met Liyana.

I guess the rest is all history now because…


I haven’t blogged in the longest time and I’m not as good a writer as Liyana so if you would like to read more about our wedding, you can check it out here.

OR, if you’d like to read on our wedding vendors, she has blogged a part 1 review here.

Lastly, before I end this post, here’s one more picture.

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