Is Mr Phang really good? I am gonna have my rom this coming june, kind of rush... he is actually my grand uncle but was wondering if I should get him to be our solemniser too.. if only he is free on that day! *cross finger*
Congrats Anne! A pity that I was told today from colleague that Mr Phang had rejected her appt cos he got another appt at 1130am at Changi. Her appt is at 12pm at Bukit Batok and she booked him in late March. Think Mr Phang is not being fair to her for turning down her request and accept another party's invitation. My colleague was quite upset/pissed actually even though Mr Phang recommended Mr Koh to her plus absorbing all processing costs & do the amendments for her.
Told my colleague that Mr Koh also not a bad choice. Even consoled her that Mr Koh shall be "our" 2nd choice should Mr Phang cant make it on that day.
It's first of such case from Mr Phang that I had came across.
Hi SK, I think there could be some misunderstandings here. I am not trying to speak up for Mr Phang but just offer my thoughts. Perhaps you could try to console your collegue that things may not be like what she imagined.
As we all know, we can choose our own solemnisers but the ROM site does advise that we choose someone nearby to where you hold your ROM, to be fair to the solemniser as well as probably to save transport cost. For eg. no point engaging someone you know is quite good from Jurong to Pasir Ris.
In my view, as long as he/she is under the list of soleminisers, they are authorised and have their professionalism. The reason why ROM expect us to contact the solemniser 1st b4 registering is to ensure he/she will be able to make it for your slot. Considering if a solemniser is very fully booked, I supposed he has a choice and probably has his own committment to reject some cases as he might think its too far away from his other appointments. I dun think he would be able to explain everyone of his committments/ appointments when he does reject any else I guess he would be double busy.
I supposed we need to be more understanding especially when we are engaging quite a popular solemniser.
Hi ny1998, I can fully understand where you are coming from. I am not or have any issue in judging any soleminisers of their professionalism. I am still glad that he's able to conduct my soleminisation on the same day as my colleague, but on the fact that my colleague's JP is Mr Koh now.
It's such a pity that we (coll & I) cant have the same JP conducting our ROM.
anyone inviting mr phang or still searching for jp for rom? we recommend mr phang
we invited mr phang as our jp last two weeks. oh, he is great! he is patient, friendly and efficient! when we faxed over our invitation form to him, he replied within 5mins. and u know what, he was half an hour early on the actual day but our guests have not arrived yet. but he still waited patiently and smiling all the way though he still have another 4 more sessions to go. he also try to arrange the time with previous couples in order to slot in ours. he is really great! but he is better in english. he is not very fluent in mandarin, he was quite nervous to conduct in mandarin. but overall, he is still good! two thumbs up for him!!!
I just had Mr Phang too last Sat for my ROM. Heard many good feedbacks about him after we actually engaged him. However, I believed most couples used English so he should be quite ok. We used Mandarin and found him abit nervous and not so well versed in the language and it was very short (about 3 mins only). But overall he is ok, very friendly and accommodating.
Hey ny1998, I ROM last Sat too. Mine's at 3.30pm and when's yours?
I had mine conductedin Mandrine and one of hhubby's uncle actually knows Mr Phang. They even gave each other a warm hug just before leaving my house (ROm at my house).
Anyway, a few coincidences on that day too. Hee...Mr Phang was indeed very patient and steady. He arrived at my house 15mins earlier cos he thought could finish early and head for the next venue. Just like what ny1998 had mentioned, we had similar encounter with Mr phang conducting the solemnisation. My relatives from hubby's side yet to arrive when Mr phang had reached my place yet he still waited patiently and smiled warmly.
Highly recommend Mr Phang!
Hey ny1998, rem I told you Mr Phang couldnt make it for her ROm and recommended Mr Koh Koh Weng instead? She really got no regrets having Mr Koh as their solemnisier too. Guests who have witnessed their ROm commented that Mr Koh did the ROM very casually and candidly. One colleagues told me that "it's as if watching a drama"...a few jokes were made by Mr Koh to spice up the atmosphere.
BTB, you might want to consider Mr Koh too if Mr Phang couldnt make it for your ROM. Mr Koh's Chinese is more superb than Mr Phang.
Hi bubblepearl, no worries. mr phang can conduct in mandarin. ours is in mandarin. is just that he is better in english from the way he speaks. and i suspect he knows he is poor in mandarin so for the vow, what he did is he flash the vow on a paper and ask you to read on your own instead of reading after him. but i guess he also don wish to be a spoiler on such a big day by reading the wrong word or pronouse wrongly so rather let you read on your own. but overall, he is really good. patient, punctual, friendly and efficient
Ya Mr Phang is usually early and quite friendly. Except his mandarin seems abit not so good la but overall satisfied with him. I remembered my fren had one who was quite stern at 1st but soften abit aft e solenisation.
thk anne. Anyway he reply my call on the same day..yup he was overseas but when he call me he was back in singapore..anyway...too bad the timing i want..he is not free..so i book another JP liao..but he sound v friendly..keke