Mother’s Day 2009

My Mother’s Day haul this year. It’s so sweet that all 4 went out of their way to each make something or present something to me.

Tasmin made me a card, as well as a towel Bunny. Which explains why she was asking me what my favourite animal was. “Dog.” “But do you also like rabbits?” “Yeeaahh..?” “OK.”

Joe got me flowers the day before. Just because. And it wasn’t my Mother’s Day gift cos he was already in cahoots with Megan to get me something shiny.

Lauren’s present was made by her classmates cos she missed school all of last week. Nice that her teacher made sure she had something for me. I would’ve thought she was young enough to forget, but her teacher said that since they had discussed it beforehand and in case my Lauren remembered, better make sure she had hers as well.

Megan went shopping for me. She at first couldn’t decide between a Charles & Keith bag or this. She got me earrings and a necklace from Chomel. And almost pechar lobang about the surprise for me. Almost.

You can hear how the planning for my gift went between Joe & Megan on Joe’s podcast on

Edited to add:
Oh oh oh, it’s complete!  I got gifts from ALL 4 monkeys!  Jordan just presented me with something he’d been working on all weekend.  A complicated origami star.


Stuff I’d like to write and tell you about but just haven’t got around to it

– Tasmin’s 8th birthday and party

-Lauren’s 4th birthday and party

-Tasmin losing her silver tooth

-This current nasty flu bug that comes with 3-4 days of high fever

-Megan’s scholarship

-Megan’s open house and theatre learning experiences in school

-Jordan’s 2 falls and the big bruise on his foot

-Yuki and her adventures

-My Forex course with Joe on Sentosa

-Joe’s podcast at

I hope to get inspired to blog properly soon. I miss your comments.

In the meantime, if you’re on Twitter, follow me – Auntyadele. Twitter also automatically updates my Facebook status. If you’re on Facebook, I’m Adele Augustin.

I tweet more than I facebook. And I facebook more than I blog.

Here’s us at Joe’s birthday. Before or after the kiss, I dunno.

Things I’m looking forward to these coming weeks

Things I’m looking forward to these coming weeks:

1. Having breakfast with the husband. Ya Kun kaya toast, soft eggs and teh. Fresh Sixth Ave prata. Hot Masala Tosai at Keppel, near my parents place.

2. Morning walks as part of a new routine.

3. New websites for work.

4. A hotel stay, courtesy of a great couple friend.

5. My birthday!

Hope you have great things to look forward to as well. Here’s to no Monday blues!!


Celebrated Lantern Festival with our neighbours, who made lots of food (there was satay being fan-cooked ok) and brought all manner of glowing things for the kids to play. The kampung spirit here is very strong and everyone knows everyone. Embarrassingly, we cannot remember names or floors, so lucky we’re good pretending like we do.

Clockwise from top left:

1. Lightstick necklace (which I almost kept for Tricia) and sparklers. 2.Jordan’s Whale-y. 3.Tasmin’s Rabbit and kor-kor’s Whale-y. 4.This held Lauren’s attention for all of 5 mins. After that it was, can you hold for me I wanna go play? Tsk.

Joe on Ellen’s show

Eh my hubby was on Ellen Degeneres’ show!!!!!!

Well, ok…. not really. But that’s his voiceover for the Osim iGallop ad! And I’m pretty sure it was his dulcet, persuasive tones that compelled her to want one 🙂