Friday, September 29, 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Cooking up a storm

My mom and Vince worked together to make a welcome home dinner for Jeremy. It included dumplings, carrot cake, salmon, broccoli and eggplant and pork dishes. Yummy!


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Holy cow. ummm, I mean fish.


Do you see what Mom is holding? It's a fish head. Mom is so excited about all the cooking ingredients available in Singapore. No need to head downtown for parmesean cheese or ravioli or corn tortillas or salsa or frozen pizza or peas. No need when you can just go buy yourself a fish head at the local market.

She makes a terrific fish head soup!


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Don't You Hate it When... spill your Starbucks vanilla latte all over your bike?


This morning, I decide I need a little pick me up and I dropped by Starbucks on my way into work. I was riding my bike, and of course, I never drink coffee, but sometimes I do get a craving for it. Anyways, I drop by the Starbucks on California St. It's a big Starbucks, which is good since I'm there with my bike. Everyone's giving me funny looks cause I'm in my whole get up. I order my drink and pop it into the vertical water bottle holder and take off down the street. The thing I forgot was that there's this little hole in the lid, where you sip out of, and all of a sudden there's latte everywhere. On my frame, on my cranks, on my wheel. I think I lost half of my latte within 20 feet. Of course, it turns all sticky and nasty after I bike the remaining 1 mile into work.

The stupid thing is that I've done this a bazillion times with sodas from McDonald's and it's never spilled a drop. Sigh. Next time I'll have to duct tape the opening before biking away.

However, the coffee cake I got was excellent and intact.

Never leave your 4 year old alone with an electric shaver.

This is what Vince did to himself today:


So I had to shave his head. I'm sorry, Jeremy. Leave me alone with the kids for less than 2 days, this is what happens.


Monday, September 25, 2006

Mom's visit.

Jeremy left for Japan today. He is giving a talk tomorrow. The last time I helped him prepare for a talk was in 1998 when he gave his dissertation. He is a much better public speaker now.

Before he left, Mom cooked a fabulous dinner with all the wet market ingredients:


Today, Mom went to Edda's school and we hung around at home. Library books were read aloud:


Sunday, September 24, 2006


I am glad to see those frogs. I thought all the frogs died out because of the deteriorating environments.

cute frogs

Mom arrived yesterday afternoon and we all hugged her and trundled to our car and brought her straight to the Lot 1 Shoppers Mall. We ate at the food court and Mom marveled at the food and the prices.

On our Sunday date, we took Mom to Chinatown to see all the Moon Festival decorations. We bought lots of good food for dinner at the wet market.

We did not purchase any live frogs for dinner.

Giving Up the Car..

Ramadan starts tomorrow. I'm giving up my car for the month. We'll see how it goes. In celebration, however, I've bought another bicycle - a Gary Fisher Mullet.

I'll use that as my campus bike, along with an Urban/Freeride bike to go downhilling with those crazy early 20 something friends of mine.

That brings my bike total up to an embarassing number - 4.

Don't You Hate It When People Bounce Off of You?


We played broomball tonight at about 10pm. This was something that my friend, Anna invited me to, and then she backed out this week cause she's been super sick. I didn't feel like ditching since it seemed like nobody was committing to it, so I went anyways.

Actually I did know some people there. As it turns out Lee, the organizer and his gf Amy were there and I had met them before at one of Anna's gatherings.

Anyways so we start playing and we're doing pretty well, and of course I'm in super competitive mode and I'm going after the ball on the ice. So I manage to free the ball from a whole bunch of defenders and end up charging up the rink chasing after the ball. While I'm doing this, Amy is rushing over to try to take the ball before I can get there, and of course, none of us can stop on the ice and her right cheek ends up in my left shoulder. Now, I'm 175, and she's a thin short asian woman, who can't have been more than 105. So of course she ends up bouncing off of me.

She's okay which was a good thing, but she ended up with a cut lip. I felt really bad about it. So I sat out the rest of the game. Some dude came up to scold me about "It's not a competition, and you're going way too fast". I suppose it's true, but his tone pissed me off. But yeah, the good thing is that she's okay. I think Amy's going to try to recruit me to do AACO events. I suppose I can't refuse now...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Just another Friday.

We are patiently awaiting Mom's arrival.

In the meantime, I'm trying to practice some piano. Today I actually practiced at my music school.


Vince went on a field trip to a fish farm. He aquired 2 new members of the family - Crash and Boom.


We got invited to Mr. Sherwin's (an OT at Edda's school) birthday party. A lot of the staff from Edda's school were there. It was such a nice BBQ.


We stayed for 3 hours, which was longer than I thought we would stay. I was waiting for Jeremy to come to the party from work, but he had to work a bit later than usual. The kids were almost all worn out by the time he arrived. Here's Edda and Ms. Lisa - Edda is about ready to fall asleep.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thinking of Touching my Eyeballs...

I've held out most of my life here, but I think it's time I actaully get some contact lenses. I know, I know. This means that I'll end up touching my eyeballs, which can't be a good thing. But I think it would help me out a ton doing "active" things that have the potential to ruin my nice eye glasses.

I would still wear my glasses 95% of the time. I'll probably pick up a set of prescription sunglasses to ride with. But there are occasions where I'd want the contact - swimming, surfing, etc...

Plus. I've got about $500 in a health care spending account that I have to burn before the end of the year.

Colleen's visit.

For the past 6 months, I've been bringing Vince with me to Edda's therapy appointments. Edda goes with a therapist to a room upstairs and we hang out in the waiting room; I used to go with her, but often she cries and whimpers for me to save her from the evil balance board practice.

Vince and I used to sneak into the other empty rooms and play on all the equipment - ladders, swings, trampolines, mats, balls. Sometimes we would convice other kids in the waiting room to come and play with us. It was great fun. But, we've been soundly scolded for using the equipment without a supervising therapist. Boo hoo. So now, for the last 15 minutes of Edda's appointment, we go into her room and play.



Diane and Edda


Last night, Colleen (Jeremy's cousin Eric's wife) came over for dinner. She brought a friend - Ena. They were here for the IMF/World Bank meeting. Both Colleen adn Ena have 2 young kids. For a year they have been planning that after the meeting, they would fly to Bangkok and have a great girls vacation. Of course, on the last day of the meeting, the military coup happened in Thailand. Colleen was going to go anyway, but Eric talked her out of it. They went to Manila instead. Somehow less exciting than Bangkok, but perhaps no tanks are there.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Heading for Singapore

I am ready heading for Singapore tomorrow morning. Can not wait to see you guys!

I cooked following items for Daddy: a whole turkey with stuffing; a bowl of meat balls; a bowl of noodles; chicken drums; a carrots cake; Sammon steak & smoked fish fillet.

About to be sick.

The kids have been threatening to get sick. Vince has a tinge of a cough and Edda has been sneezing and her nose has wisps of snot every once in a while.

We have been lucky with our long run of good health. It'll just be my luck that both the kids will fall sick just as soon as Mom comes into town and Jeremy has to leave for a conference.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My Gums Hurt...

Man I don't know what's going on with my gums lately. They are really tender and I'm starting to get come cold sores on my tongue. I bet it's cause I've been stressed the past like 3 weeks! ha.

The list reads like this:

- 3 dates
- 3 relationship issues with friends and their SO
- pressure at work
- ted blowing up at anh
- dealing with anh and her debt and her guy problems.

I haven't been sleeping well, or eating a lot. I've lost all the weight I've gained from my Singapore trip and i'm back down to about 171...

One of my friends joked to me that that what parenthood was like - losing sleep, being stressed, and eating poorly. Man you parents are a tough bunch!

Bumming around.

I've been staying home this week, no playdates, no big ambitious outings, I'm a bit bored. Of course, now that I have my computer back, I spend entirely too much time online and it messes with my moods.

Vince was clearly being worn out from all the extra activites and the first thing he did was to stop eating because he's so excited about having friends around. Then he gets a bit weepy and tantum-y. So this is a quiet week. He's eating more and happy watching a bit more TV.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Week in Review!

OK! I got my computer back! New keyboard - no missing "." key, no spilled lime juice stickyness. (they even fixed something I didn't know was broken - the battery case clip). It's practically brand new.

OK, week in review..

Went to a party with a trampoline


At party, there was a BBQ including these beautiful mussles:


Went to a therapy session:


Went downtown during the weekend where the parking lot was:


Saw line dancing complete with country music and a cowboy hat at our local shopping mall:


Climbed to the top of a high jungle gym:



Yet another therapy session:


Went to the UN day at Edda's school


Vince enjoys ice cream and made a Froot Loop necklace:



Well, suppose the date was okay. I can't say I was very witty or engaging or insightful. It's been a rough weekend, but suppose that's no excuse. I couldn't tell if she was bored and just making small talk. She probably was. Oh well. That's how the cookie crumbles. A bit bummed out.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Just regular admissions.

MIT Dean speaks about admissions.

Looking for Financial Advice.

Hey does anyone out there have any suggestions about paying down 30k in credit card debt? This is not me btw.

Mom had some good suggestions

- pay cash
- cut up the credit cards
- auto deduct from your paycheck.

I was wondering if you can take out personal loans or something else to at least not get the 18% interest rate hit. I'm open to ideas.


Today we went kayaking on MacRitchie Resevoir. It was our lucky day - today just happened to be the only day of the year where the rowing was free, free, free! We spent only 15 minutes rowing before we decided that we'd had enough and pulled back into dock.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Computer is still busted.

I'm fine, but my computer is still busted.

Yesterday was my 34th birthday! Woo hoo! There was cake! There were candles! There were pictures!

But you'll have to wait until my computer comes home again to see them.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Excited about a Date.

Well, it seems i've got a date next week that I'm fairly excited about. This is the friend of Larry's that I met. Her name's Karen, which is funny in a way, since one of my ex's is named Karen. But she's pretty active. She's training up for a half marathon, also plays a lot of volleyball, and used to play ultimate and tennis. So that's awesome. She works at Google, went to Stanford and Wharton.

Man. I do like the power women. :)

Happy Birthday!

hrm. I'm probably a day late, but hope it is a good one!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Computer free.

My computer is still broken; no word yet from the HP guys when it will be fixed. I have been using Jeremy's work computer at night, I feel weird doing much blogging on his computer. I quite enjoy my respite from so much computer time - I really am addicted to the internet.

On another technology front, I think I can finally say that I'm a competent cell phone user. I've always been an awkward phone user. I like putting off making calls. I always hope that someone else answers the phone when it rings. I have owned at least 4 cell phones in my life, but I've always forgotten to charge them and hence, I very rarely used them.

Now I have a few friends I can SMS, I have appointments to make/keep, I'm always out of the house. I actually keep my phone in my front pocket. Jeremy was so impressed when he hung out with me on Friday - I was calling and SMSing all day. It's a big thing for me, making calls and plans with other people, I haven't done it for many, many years. I've relied on Jeremy to call for the last 10 years and in college, I just hung out - no elaborate plan making. I guess it's becuase I don't know if folks really want to hang out with me - you know, maybe they are busy with their other, more interesting friends. I don't like asking people to hang out, but I love the actual hanging out - I love being busy and having lots of plans with other people.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Just regular sleep.

I've been regularly getting up at like 8:30 these days without an alarm clock. Doesn't matter when I went to bed. midnight, 1am, 2am. I'm up without the alarm. Strange for a boy whose mutant power was to sleep like 13 hours a day....


We got the underwear. I forgot to tell you. Jeremy is happy.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

About Last Night...

It was a party night.

Brian, a mechanic that worked at the shop, had his last day yesterday, so a bunch of us from the shop did a rare thing and actually hung out together outside of the shop. We went to a Japanese restaurant to eat. It's funny cause some of the younger folks were freaked out by sushi and couldn't use chopsticks. I had fun freaking them out a bit. :) Otherwise it was really nice hanging out with them. It's really a shame that we don't hang out more often in non biking settings.

Afterwards, went to Lynn's, where I gave her the ceramic knife. We'll see if she likes it. I think she just got her knives sharpened, so maybe it'll just be a fancy plya knife now. oh well. We were celebrating the pending brith of P'ng and Judy's baby in October and we played a lot of silly baby games like - who's the fastest drinking from a baby bottle and having to do a blind taste test of chocolate bars melted into a diaper. Oh boy. Life is gonna change when your friends have kids. Ha

Mom Is Crazy About Music

Before Mom has her ipod, she was already crazy about music. With ipod, she has been spending a lot of time with music - Chineses, Oldies in 60s/70s, Opera, Presley's, etc. In short, she is submerged herself with anything music. And evidently, she is enjoying. That is good - our apartment and car is full of sounds of music all the time. And according to her, with ipod earphones on all the time, she does not have to listen my nagging :)

Well, after 40 years of knowing her, here comes the "music" girl. But, I am still enjoying doing nothing and sleeping :) - Mom says that I am pretty lazy with zzz ...

Friday, September 8, 2006

Fixing my keyboard.

My beloved computer is being repaired by the HP folks. Someone in this house (someone short I suspect) broke my "." key and we wanted to get it fixed while it was under warranty.

Brightest Moon in the Sky, Tonight

Tonight (9/8), the moon in the sky is the brightest. Mom and I drove out to find a place that we could enjoy the moon together. But just too early at this time (9:30PM), so we decided to go back to our apartment to have noodles and some white Portuguese wine (mateus) - the first wine that Mom and I shared 40 years ago. The noodles are good but the wine is not too tasty based on our later experience on other more fancy wines. But, we did really enjoy it.

After that, we will go out again to chase the moon tonight.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Happy 38th birthday!

Jeremy is 38 today. That is *this close* to being 40. Yikes, we are in the middle of middleagedom. I chose a Barney theme for the party.


Good cake was had by all.


Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Shrinking-Ego Attack

When I boarded a small shuttle bus at a long term parking lot of Douglas International, at Charlotte, NC to catch my fly to Las Vegas, an old man [I thought] stood up immediately and asked me to sit down on his seat. I was very thankful for his courtesy but, on the other hand, I was surprised. It rarely happened to me – I think I can manage myself all the time. I thought I wasn’t that old that this “old” gentleman needed not to yield his seat for me. Not only that, there was a lady sitting right across the aisle there and she helped me very hard to put my small luggage on the rack.

On the way back at Fort Worth International, Dallas, Texas, when I boarded one of the sky link light rail cars, there was an old lady doing exactly the same thing. I thought it wasn’t coincident. This time, I just carried a small hand bag without any check-in luggage. Not only that, there was a young man with his wife. He cleared up all his belongings on the adjacent seat to make more room for me, so I could have two seats all by myself. This time, I realized how old am I? At least in their eyes. Nobody offered anything to Mom who was right next to me. I was really surprised and immediately had a "Shrinking-Ego Attack" while everyone was looking at me to get settle down. I did and, after that, I patted that young man on his shoulder and said “I think you are pretty old too and do you like to sit down on this empty seat”. Everyone around me laughed. And I “did” too.

I guessed right now I realized I am old, old and never be able to going back, not a year, a month or even a day. But, to be truthful, I am still young in my heart. There are a lot things that I really like to do :)



"You are on edge now, for it's hard to know when to quit. You may be seeking perfection in an imperfect world, and can easily frustrate yourself if you expect too much. It's no use looking to your friends and associates for guidance today, for they will only end up confusing you even more. As much as you want to be done so you can move on to what's next, accept lack of forward movement with as much grace as possible."

Hrm. dunno. I haven't been sleeping well lately. Not sure why really... sigh.

Just regular folks.

We went to E's house today.


This is the best picture I could coax out of the two friends - both of them don't really like looking into cameras. Edda and E. are classmates. E. was really happy to see Edda! Vince and E's older brother get along really well, so it's nice to have the 4 kids wandering around and having fun.

Relationship Blues...

Hrm. I'm saddened. One of my friends just asked a guy out on a date, and of course, he said yes. This was on like Thursday or Friday. They went out tonight and he mentioned that he was just being polite and all, by accepting the dinner offer. So I think she's a bit bummed out by that. I'm sorta wondering why you go out with someone if you know it's not there? Maybe it's just hard to say no when confronted with it? i dunno...

In other relationship news, another friend of mine is in a spat with his GF. A silly argument that started over a misunderstanding. She was so mad, that she got up, left the house, got in her car, and _pretended_ to drive away. Really she just drove around the block and parked the car. He figured it out cuase they were on the phone, and he walked out to the car to talk to her. I thought that was freakin' hilarious. I would be totally on the floor if it was my girlfriend - even if I was steaming mad at her. Hahhaha.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

No silly, not Christmas, It's the start of the 2006 NFL season and the start of my fantasy football season once again!

I can hear the snores of a thousand bored blog readers, but I don't care.

My friend JT setup a league that I played in last year. My team did reasonable well, making the playoffs but losing in the first round. Last year I wasn't able to attend the draft, so the computer picked my players for me, but this year, I managed to make it and without further ado, here's my roster:

(s) for starter, 14 team league, starting 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 RB/WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 D, 1 DEF

QB - Drew Bledsoe, Cowboys (s)
QB - Jon Kitna, Lions
RB - Ladainian Tomlinson, Chargers (s)
RB - Willie Parker, Steelers (s)
RB - Warrick Dunn, Falcons (s)
RB - Kevan Barlow, Jets
RB - Michael Turner, Chargers
WR - T. Houshmandzadeh, Bengals (s)
WR - Derrick Mason, Ravens (s)
WR - Donte Stallworth, Eagles (s)
WR - Ernest Wilford, Jaguars
TE - Ben Troupe, Titans (s)
K - Lawrence Tynes, Chiefs (s)
D - DeAngelo Hall, Falcons (s)
DEF - Washington (s)

Downtime Tuesday.

I had absolutely nothing planned today which ended up being perfect. Vince and Edda had a lot of videotherapy and I cleaned the study, washed some slipcovers of the couch, finished the Genesis newsletter, did a few hobby-like things and lazed around at home. It felt wonderful.

Our housekeeper comes on Tuesdays. I haven't seen her for a while because usually I'm out dropping the kids off at school, but since there was no school today, I had a chance to chat with her. Rukia really helped me through the first half of the year when we were first grappling with Edda's developmetal delay. Edda really likes her and Rukia has such a calmness about her and has an interesting perspective. She told me that as a Muslim, she believes that everything in our lives has been fated, already written out and planned for us. I don't really agree exactly with that philosophy, but it was just the way Rukia said it to me that made me feel better - just that everything is going to be OK. And it's true, I am going to make it through 2006 and we're going to be OK!


Jeremy was always relieved when Rukia came over because both the house would be cleaner and I would not be in as much emotional dispair.

Today, Rukia brought over her youngest daughter, it's cute because even though H. speaks mainly Malay, Vince speaks English and Edda speaks Edda - they all play together pretty well - all of them speaking their own language, each one incomprehensible to the other two.


Oh, and look at this hilarious picture of Vince.



Setups Galore

Well, it seems like everyone is in a mood to setup me up these days - Mom, my friend Anna, Ray, Mike. Some people just mostly encourging me to go after people, like Doris and Katherine encourging me to write back to someone... (which I have incidentally, tho it was more businessy really.)

I guess I'll come out of the closet and say that I've been on match for awhile, tho I haven't really been taking it too seriously at all, I haven't met any one yet, but trying to be more wholehearted about it. (Ted, this is for you if you are reading this) So I'm trying to setup some lunches this week also...

Today I had a blind date with this girl that Anna set me up with - Olivia. Funny thing is that Anna and I were setup back in Feb by some mutual friends, and I suppose it says something if Anna is willing to set me up. I'll have to thank her tomorrow.

Anyhow the date with Olivia was only okay for me. I have my reasons that probably don't belong on a blog... The cool thing tho was that she mountain bikes, and we went on a biking first date which was kinda neat. Just up Arastradero Park, behind Stanford, where there's a great view of the valley. Anyhow, I suppose that's the way blind dates go. We're having a group dinner on Friday, but honestly, I don't think it's there for me.

I'll compound this with another interesting development, that I can't quite blog about either, but if you want to email me about it, I can tell you the gory details.

P'ng and Judy are having a sorta baby shower/potluck/sleepover party on Saturday. Jocelyn will be there. It'll be interesting to note if she listens to my request to leave me alone. I'm curious to know if she has the required control to do so. We'll see.

Monday, September 4, 2006

Labor day.

Both the kids are out of school this week, Jeremy's taking Monday, Wed and Fri off. I told him it was appropriate since today is Labor day, and he is our ace #1 laborer.

Edda got her Mass Transit card today; she's now 90cm tall, too tall to be a freebie.


What's with that weird pucker on her face? Perhaps trying to keep that hand out of her mouth?

We went to a fast food joint called Mos Burger - a Japanese burger joint (I know, a bit weird if you think about it). I mainly like it because of the super cute paper packaging they have and because they make your food to order and it's super hot.




Then we went home - Vince had invited a friend over.


Notice the matching socks.

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Where do we go on our date?

After a delicious meal where we ate




and other things that were so delicious that I forgot to take pictures of them, Jeremy took me to the most romantic place in Singapore...


Sim Lim Square, the computer mecca of Singapore. Looking for any computer crap ever made by mankind? It's at Sim Lim Square. I have no idea how anyone can make any money since it seems like all 100 stores were selling the exact same MP3 players, digital cameras, video cameras, speakers, wires, converters, etc, etc. There seemed to be a lot of bored women just milling around.

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Porky and Toasty.

After their beloved rabbit, Porky, passed away from porking out on too many pandan leaves, our neighbors decided to get a dog. A dog! I was so excited, a playmate for Ruby, right on our floor! Ruby, our poor Texan, has had a tough time in Singapore - a bit cooped up, a bit scorned - why just today, a pre-teen on the playground said that she wanted to eat Ruby for lunch! Sheez.

Anywhoo - Toasty, a 3-month old Maltese arrived today in all his tiny, white, fluffy greatness and Ruby was so excited to meet him. She was in a great mood.

Toasty is so tiny. About as large as a chicken. They are attempting to paper train Toasty. Since most people who own dogs live in high rise apartments, they tend to keep them in the house and paper train their dogs - so Sinagpore dogs don't really get walked all that much.

We dutifully take Ruby on a long morning and evening walk everyday - Jeremy and I take turns, ensuring that we each get walked once a day.

Friday, September 1, 2006


Edda started mouthing her right hand in November of last year. This was just about the time I was becoming fairly certain that she wasn't your typically developing kid. I remember so clearly thinking, oh, she's getting her molars, she's just chewing on her fingers.. Little did I know..

Argh. I hate the mouthing. Well, maybe hate it is too strong a word, I just really dislike it. It's just a wee bit disgusting. You know, saliva everywhere, everything a bit smelly and then you think of all the germs (although I have to say that Edda is no sicker than the rest of us).

So for the first half of the year, when we weren't sure if Edda had Rett, I put her arm in the brace because I was totally paranoid that she was losing her ability to use her hand and if I put the brace on her, she could still use her right hand pretty well. Everyday I would look at that hand and see that she was still picking up stuff and moving things around. So I'd say to myself, see? She doesn't have Rett, she still can use her hand! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Well, I have to say that now it's finally September and since January, Edda has lost a lot of the use of her right hand even with the extensive bracing and various rubbing/tickling/scratching sensory crap that we've been doing to get her to try and remember that she has a right hand - she still likes best to put it in her mouth.

So now we've braced the arm so much that it's losing muscle tone. I've given up thinking that she's going to give up mouthing anytime soon, so we've gone back to where we've started. To preserve muscle tone, she gets to go braceless again, but everyone at school and at her therapies is reminding her to keep her hand out of her mouth. She knows she's not suppose to do it and our PT managed to get NO MOUTHING for a whole 45 minute session.

At school today, I saw her go hide in a corner so she could mouth to her hearts content away from the teacher's eye. She's a clever one, that Edda.


SP8! We learn who you are!

On Thursday, I got this amazing package from my secret pal. She revealed to me who she is, she's Lynae from Avec le coton. Hooray! A yarn pal near Chicago.


Look at this wonderful package. I love the yarn, I already have a few ideas of what I want to do with it. My first real sweater.. And I just absolutely love the buttons.

Also, an iTunes music card for Edda.. We have never bought anything from the iTunes store, Jeremy's eyes sparkled when he heard of that surprise. Vince loves the yo-yo thing-y!

Thank you! Thank you Lynae! For being the best Secret Pal ever :)