Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Twenty Eleven Twenty Twelve


In Asia, we use the dd-mm-yyyy format.  It's not as exciting a date as last year when it was Twenty Eleven Twenty Eleven (20-11-2011) but it still has a nice ring to it.

For me, it's a date when I can pay tribute to someone who celebrates another glorious year.  This will be the first time that I don't have to juggle my time-table and/or schedule just to be in Singapore.  Previously, work commitments often prevented me from being here.  Now I can just breathe easily and know that I don't have to worry anymore.

Since I retired, there have been so many 'firsts'.  This is one of the special ones that make me feel so blessed that I no longer have to work for a living.  Working was fun while it lasted and it also provided me with a nest egg of my own.  However, the times that I couldn't be with my loved ones always left an ache in my heart.

To cut to the chase, it's Stephen's birthday.  It's an occasion to celebrate.  

Almost every year I will ask him what he wants and his reply is always the same, "just love me".  

How do you not love a man who only wants to be loved? 
World's Best Husband, Gold Star Award Trophy Photo Cut Outs

What do you give a man who doesn't want anything?

I figure that you can give him an award! 

Hence, this is my 'virtual gift' to him.  I'll probably have found the "real gift" by the time this blog post is out.  

and, of course, we cannot miss the traditional birthday greeting
to you, 
 with all the love
that your heart can hold,
and then some.....

From Mrs Grosse and the 4 kids in our lives!


  1. I will not gush, though I want to ;) Hahahah!!

    So, all I'll say is this: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEPHEN! May this be your best one, yet!!

    I think he deserves a big hug, don't you, Lita? SO: Give him a big hug for/from me! ;)

    1. Thanks again. It's nice to see wishes all over the place (FB, SMS, Calls, Emails)! He's happy as can be. I will give him that hug! :D