I knew Zhuohua through Stella because of some drone flying activities and had since been helping each other on various projects for the past 4 years or so. We also became frequent mahjong kakis over weekends when both ‘households’ are free from work. So when Zhuohua told me he is ready for a proposal, I said “ABOUT TIME!”
Now, what makes this very interesting and challenging is that Stella also knows my modus operandi. Which makes the filming process harder as I will be spotted from a mile away. So came almost 2 months of exchanging secret text messages and finally meeting up with Stella’s friends to ensure the smooth execution.
One of the most ‘daring’ act was blatantly videoing Stella in the face as she was going to Korea with Steph and Bing. Had to set up elaborate baits and Facebook updates based on pre-photographed images – since we are all mutual friends in this case. Even came close to be ‘grand liar’ just to set up these arrangements weeks ahead.
(Above) Meeting Zhuohua, Steph and Bing at Starbucks. Here, I was going through with them the location of the proposal and the various logistics and communication channels when in Korea.
Yes! The proposal is in Seoul, Korea! Even if it was my first time there, we managed to find multiple good locations for our hideout…. And of course, the rest was history.
(Above) Sending updated location on where Steph and Bing should walk pass for us to get a clear shot.
(Below) Getting ready for the grand proposal!
(Below) Ok that’s me telling “Hey you are in frame!”
(Below) Mission accomplished!
(Below) The mastermind and accomplices…
I even have to go to the extent of changing my glasses to blend in better. Do you notice the change of my glasses from the meet up in Starbucks and in Korea? Little details are not spared!
Of course, why waste the opportunity of a casual photoshoot while in Korea! So we did a short photoshoot the next day near our residences. Enjoy!