Hi all, I had Mr Phang as my JP when I got married in July. Personally, I would not recommend him, although he was recommended to me by a friend.
I requested for the whole ceremony to be done in Mandarin only since all of my guests understand Mandarin and I felt it would be more special. I wouldn't say he rushed through it, but I was unhappy that he didn't ask us to kiss at the end of the ceremony and he didn't ask us to stand when exchanging the rings. End up, the pictures didn't turn out very nice. I don't mind this alot however.
I'm more unhappy about what happened when we were reading the vows. I thought he should have briefed us a bit before the ceremony but he didn't. We didn't meet him at all prior to our ROM cos he didn't ask to and just told us to fax him the consent form. Anyway, he just passed us a piece of paper to read from when we were exchanging our vows. We had to read the vows together and there was one word which both my hubby and I didn't know how to read! All the chinese stuff return back to teachers already. We just anyhow read through that word and hope the guests won't notice. Quite funny when I think about it actually. My friends told me afterwards that they noticed. Oops. Haha.
So...yah, I felt that he should have briefed us or at least talk to us a bit about what's going to happen. That's the small tinge of regret I have about my ROM.
That being said, Mr Phang is very friendly and nice, and he looks cute(in an adorable way) in photos. Haha...my hubby laughs whenever he sees him in the photos. So do take note if you're going to get him to do the solemnisation in Mandarin.