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(Reading) Your Happy List – Part 3


Happy List 11 - SageDoyleA big thank you to this lovely soul, Sagedoyle,  for sharing his happiness with us and with this last sharing received, we shall wrap up our ‘Happy List’ series at this moment.

If you lovely souls would like to share your happy list with us after reading this post, do feel free to fill up our comment box with all your happy lists so that we can share with all the lovely souls out there!

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank Vijay @ HEM  and Sagedoyle and for sharing this lovely award with us on 5th Jan 2014 and 27th April 2014 respectively:

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These two lovely souls love reading and of course, writing, each having their own unique styles. Do free feel to pay them a visit and indulge yourselves in their writings.

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Talking about reading, DID YOU KNOW…

Reading is a large town and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England.

The name probably comes from the Readingas, an Anglo-Saxon tribe whose name means Reada’s People in Old English, or less probably the Celtic Rhydd-Inge, meaning Ford over the River.

By 1525, Reading was the largest town in Berkshire, and tax returns show that Reading was the 10th largest town in England when measured by taxable wealth.

The town continued to expand in the 20th century, annexing Caversham across the River Thames in Oxfordshire in 1911.

“Angry people are not always wise.” 

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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Portrait of Jane Austen, drawn by her sister Cassandra (c. 1810) – Wikipedia

Jane Austen attended Reading Ladies Boarding School, based in the Abbey Gateway, in 1784–86.

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”

Oscar Wilde

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Photograph taken in 1882 by Napoleon Saron – Wikipedia

Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in Reading Gaol from 1895–97.

After his release, he lived in exile in France and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol, based on his experience of the execution of Charles Wooldridge, carried out in Reading Gaol whilst he was imprisoned there.

“Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.” 

Ricky Gervais

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Gervais at Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” in 2010 – Wikipedia

Ricky Gervais is from Reading.

He made the film Cemetery Junction, which, although filmed elsewhere in the UK, is set in 1970s Reading and is named after a busy junction in East Reading.

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Here’s another version of the song “Happy” to share with all you lovely souls out there before ending this post:

Have a wonderful day ahead and be happy, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Understanding The Importance of Saying ‘THANK YOU’


ID-100131883What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another?

Life is the same way.

In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.

~ Ralph Marston

A few lovely souls have shared their love with this humble blog of ours during December 2013 by showering us with many lovely award nominations but we’ve failed to thank them in time before Year 2013.

Please be assured that all award nominations, though not being addressed in time, will never, ever be neglected. We just want to come out with some different ways to thank all lovely souls for sharing their love with us.

THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL DEC 2013

None of us got to where we are alone.

Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle,

Acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding

The importance of saying

THANK YOU

~ Harvey Mackay

Once again, a big thank you to all these lovely souls for sharing their love with us:

DEAR KITTY, SOME BLOG ~ On animals, peace and war, science, social justice, women’s issues, arts, and much more

PONDER ANEW ~ Thinking about matters in life and faith and how reason puts it all together…

UTE SMILE ~ Ute’s happy world

RANDOMLY ABSTRACT

THE HALF-EATEN MIND ~ News and views from a partially digested brain

SENSE OF LIFE ~ The blog film, music, wine…in about 75 words

BELSBROR ~ Like it or not, it is already written, my way.

THE JOURNAL OF WALL GRIMMA fictional journal written by SAGE DOYLE

Have a wonderful and cheerful Monday ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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A Little Something Extra For Someone…


blog (or web log)  is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

Before blogging became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS).

The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Most such writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or ‘journalers’.

Blogs have also had an influence on minority languages, bringing together scattered speakers and learners; this is particularly so with blogs in Gaelic languages. Minority language publishing can find its audience through inexpensive blogging.

On 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence.

On 13 October 2012, there were around 77 million Tumblr  and 56.6 million WordPress  blogs in existence worldwide.

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Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. ~ Voltaire

Today is another cold day and Bro just informed me that the temperature was around 21 degree Celsius during this morning.

A good reason for us to continue our joyful dancing for getting nominated 

BY THIS LOVELY SOUL

A Big Thank You 4

3rd December 2013

A lovely soul who loves to share his thoughts and experience via poetry.

The 5 lovely blogs that we would love to nominate:

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It is always a pleasure and definitely an honour for us to receive the award nomination

BY THIS LOVELY SOUL

A Big Thank You 5

10th December 2013

A lovely soul who loves to share her thoughts and experiences via many lovely stories.

The 5 lovely blogs that we would love to nominate:

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We’re aware that some of the above blogs are award-free blogs,

So please don’t feel obligated in accepting but treat it as

A special dedication post to you in recognition of your dedication to your lovely and inspiring blog

FROM US TO YOU

I believe each of us has a mission in life,

and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life

until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it.

~ Blake Mycoskie 

” O Holy Night” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey are the two favourite Christmas songs shared by this lovely soul, Yuna @ Little Orange World

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

~ Charles M. Schulz

A big THANK YOU to Yuna for sharing her favourite Christmas songs with us!

What is your favourite Christmas song?

Care to share?

Do leave a comment and let us know.

Have a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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Do Save Your Last Dance For Us On This Cold..Cold…Night…


First thing first…

HAPPY DECEMBER TO ALL LOVELY SOULS OUT THERE!!

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance!

~ Oprah Winfrey

Yes, it is indeed a great day for us to kick off our shoes and dance!

Though we won’t be the one taking all you lovely souls home,

do save your last dance for us for we would love to have a dance with you all in joy for getting nominated

BY THIS LOVELY SOUL

Thank You To 1

19 November 2013

A lovely soul who brings joy and laughter to other via his lovely blog!

The 5 lovely blogs that we would love to nominate:

  1. Adorable Shruti @ A Shade Of Pen

  2. Beautiful Chloe @ Sirena Tales

  3. Cheerful Lilly @ Free Range Cow

  4. Dynamic Ajay @ Ajaytao 2010

  5. Elegant Robin @  Witless Dating After Fifty

BY THIS LOVELY SOUL

Thank You To 2

23 November 2013

A lovely soul who let us know what is happening around the world via his lovely blog.

The 5 lovely blogs that we would love to nominate:

  1. Friendly Ralph @ Bluefish Way

  2. Graceful Ute @ Ute’s Happy World

  3. Happy Marina @ The Happy Digest

  4. Inspiring Nadyess @ The Beauty Of Words

  5. Joyful Yvonne @ The Presents of Presence

BY THIS LOVELY SOUL

Thank You To 3

26 November 2013

Another lovely soul who let us know what is happening around the world via this lovely blog.

The 5 lovely blogs that we would love to nominate:

  1. Kindhearted Paulette @ The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

  2. Lovely Noeleen @ WordsFallFromMyEyes

  3. Merry Yuna @ Little Orange World

  4. Nice Robert @ Yelling Quietly

  5. Outgoing Ana @ Jubilee Journey

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“Silent Night” would be a quick answer

if we were to ask this lovely soul, Yellow Cable @ A Bit of Wiggle Room

“What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song?”

So, let us enjoy this lovely song by Michael Buble on this cold cold night!

(Brrrr…..even in Singapore…Brrrrr….)

What is your favourite Christmas song?

Care to share?

Do leave a comment and let us know.

Have a great Monday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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Clouds N Cups Wants To Say…


It is really an honour for Clouds N Cups to be able to receive the award nomination for the Blog-Of-The-Year-2013′ from three very lovely souls.

However, before drafting the addressing post for this lovely award nomination, there is a need to dedicate an addressing post to all the lovely souls who have bestowed our two blogs (Share With Us and Be With Us) with many lovely award nominations in which we have yet to address in year 2013...ε=ε=ε=┌(;*´Д`)ノ…sorry…

Just the other day, I’ve stumbled upon a slideshow titled “7 Ways To Say Thank You” from the Dictionary.com App of my mobile phone which is very interesting.

Thus, we would love to dedicate this very long post to all those lovely souls using these seven ways of expressing our sincere gratitude:

THANK YOU

This small but mighty phrase which dates from the 15th century goes a long way in acknowledging kindness big and small.

The less formal variation ‘Thank’ was often used to mean ‘thought’ or ‘good will’ before it first appeared in one of Shakespeare’s writings.

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(28 June 2013) Danaiana @ D-Childhood

sunshine-award (1)(28 August 2013) Mona22 @ 22 Flowers  (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)

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GRACIAS

This Spanish word for “thank you” shares roots with the English word ‘grace’ in the form of the Latin gratus, which means “pleasing” or “agreeable”.

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MAHALO

To infuse your gratitude with some tropical flavour, try Mahalo, which is a Hawaiian word meaning thanks, gratitude, admiration, praise, esteem, regards, or respects.

According to Wikipedia, some sources support that the meanings “thanks” and “gratitude” were appended to the word following contact with Westerners since early visitors noted that the Hawaiians were generous and grateful people, but had no word to express gratitude or to say “thank you”.

Therefore, though the word mahalo is found in Lorrin Andrews’ 1865 dictionary, the English-Hawaiian section does not provide any Hawaiian word intended to mean gratitude or thanks. 

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(19 August 2013) dreamwalkeramrita @ The Mobius Strip

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(13 February 2013) Maryam @ Mary Clever!

(24 June 2013) Ajay @ Ajaytao 2010

ARIGATOU

The easiest phrase of gratitude is domo — an adverb that literally means indeed or very much but can be understood as thank you.  If you want to express a greater-than-normal degree of gratitude, you can use one of the longer, more fully-spelled-out phrases, like Arigatou gozaimasu or Domo arigatou gozaimasu.(www.dummies.com)

This Japanese term for “thank you” was famously set to music in the 1983 song “Mr. Roboto”, about a rock-and-roll performer disguised as a robot escaping a futuristic prison.

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The Most Creative Blogger Award

Loyal Reader Award

  • (24 June 2013) Ajay @ Ajaytao 2010
  • (12 July 2013) Yoshiko @ Yoshiko (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)

MERCI

A cousin of the English word mercy, this French word for “thank you” is often paired with ‘beaucoup’ for emphasis.

Another variation is ‘mille fois merci’ which translates literally to “a thousand times thanks” and is akin to the English phrase “thanks a million”.

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  • (4 March 2013) Ajay @ Ajaytao 2010
  • (16 April 2013) Michael S. Fedison @ Eye-Dancers (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)
  • (17 April 2013) Robin @ Witless Dating After Fifty (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)
  • (30 April 2013) Mona22 @ 22 Flowers  (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)
  • (28 June 2013) Danaiana @ D-Childhood
  • (12 July 2013) SerachShiro @ Shiro51144
  • (12 July 2013) Yoshiko @ Yoshiko (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)

  • (18 March 2013) Ajay @ Ajaytao 2010
  • (24 Mayl 2013) Michael S. Fedison @ Eye-Dancers (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)

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The perfect solution for the grateful but taciturn, ta is a British colloquialism ushered into the English lexicon by toddlers and it is being described as “the natural infantile sound of gratitude”.

As according to Wiki.answers, it is a slang word for thanks, a result of the heavy Danish influence on the English language. Most people do not realize that the English language roots are really Danish or Jutland.

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DANKE

Las Vegas crooner Wayne Newton put this German word for “thank you” on the tips of English-speaking tongues with his 1963 hit “Danke Schoen”.

In this expression, “schoen” means “beautifully” in the same way in English. 

The German expression is often translated as “thank you very much” or “thank you kindly”.

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(26 November 2013) Robin @ Witless Dating After Fifty (for our Clouds N Cups, Be With Us Blog)

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Make it a habit to tell people thank you.

To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.

Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you.

Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

~ Ralph Marston 

Last but not least, since I am a Chinese…

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Have a great day and thankful day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Be Loved…


This lovely award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 

Although the stats indicated that we’ve almost 3000 lovely souls following us at this moment,

We’re pretty sure the actual and more realistic figure would still be under 200.

Therefore, we are still feeling very much loved to be able to receive this award nomination.

As according to the rules, there are questions to be answered but since we’ve received five nominations for this award, we will choose a question (if any) to answer from their addressing posts.

Liebster =  Beloved

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We are very thankful to receive this award nomination from Yoshiko @ YOSHIKO

The question that we’ve picked from her addressing post is

“How do you find my site?”

Yoshiko has a very lovely blog where she can share with us by expressing out all the ups and downs in life via her poetry. So, a big thumb up for her lovely site/blog. You can also visit her other blog @ Daylight Tune MinistriesAnother lovely blog for us to ponder about ourselves via her poetry. 

Liebster =  Sweetest

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We are very thankful to receive this award nomination from J25code2 @ YOUR LOVE PILLS

The question that we’ve picked from their addressing post is

“Tell me one moment when you were the best version of you?”

Whenever tears start rolling down uncontrollably while I am watching/reading/listening to something that has touched my heart (not necessarily a sad story/event), I guess it might not have been the best version of myself, but at least I knew it would be the truest version of myself.

Liebster =  Kindest

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We are very thankful to receive this award nomination from Ajaytao @ AJAYTAO 2010

The question that we’ve picked from his addressing post is

“Have you ever taken a long distance train trip?”

(⇀‸↼‶) No….have not even taken a train before…(⇀‸↼‶)

Liebster =  Valued

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We are very thankful to receive this award nomination from Vijay Shah @ HALF EATEN MIND

The question that we’ve picked from his addressing post is

 “What was your first job?”

As I was about to type out the job that I’ve taken while waiting for my GCE ‘O’ LEVEL result, I remembered that my actual first job was being a door-to-door salesperson selling some kind of beverage at the age of six.

ヽ(´▽`)/ Awww…my first $5 earned!! ヽ(´▽`)/

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Liebster =  Lovely

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We are very thankful to receive this award nomination from Nelay @ THE WORLD OF NELAYISH

The question that we’ve picked from her addressing post is

“Define your fashion style.” 

ヽ(´ー`)ノ …SIMPLE & COMFY… ヽ(´ー`)ノ

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This post is supposed to be the fourth part of “Things I’ve Written Back Then” but since there is still a list of nominations that we’ve not yet to address, we’ve decided to to start the week with this addressing post.

Last but not least, we would like to dedicate this post to all the lovely souls who have helped with the voting/re-voting for the ‘Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center’ because you lovely souls are

SIMPLY THE SWEETEST AND THE KINDEST

YOUR KIND GESTURE WILL BE VALUED BY

ALL THE FURRY CUTIES

WHO GET TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO

BE LOVED

BY OTHER LOVELY SOULS OUT THERE

Do be their angels…simply by voting and re-voting….

Have a great Monday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Dreams Are My Reality…


(Wikipedia) REALITY is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined.

REALITY is often contrasted with…

What is imaginary…

Delusional…

(Only) in the mind…

Dreams…

What is False…

What is Fictional…

Or What is Abstract…

BUT, A GENIUS ONCE SAID…

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
~ Albert Einstein

May it be real, a dream or just an illusion;

we are thankful to have two lovely souls turning our reality into a very lovely dream!

 pleisbilongtumi @ CIGUDEG pleis bilong tu mi

A lovely soul who loves sharing all beautiful things around him. 

A reality filled with fragrant and beauty!

petrel41 @ Dear Kitty. Some blog

A lovely soul who loves sharing many things that are now around the world.

A reality filled with awareness!

Now, we would love to make this dedication to a lovely soul who has made this award addressing post possible:

John Drybred @ Drybred Quips

I’ve been visiting this lovely blog for quite a while and John is always very kind to leave us a comment whenever we visited him. It all started with a simple “thank you” comment and now he would sometime share with us his wonderful experiences during his younger days in his lovely comments.

As suggested by the name of this blog, it consists of mainly quips written by John. However, recently he has started trying out some mini fictions and the first one – In and Out – simply etched into my heart and thus we decided to share with you lovely souls in our usual manner 😉

A Big Thank You To John For Making This Post Possible!

We do hope you all would enjoy this story as much as we do:

In And Out (John Drybred)

Life and death are one thread

The same line viewed from different sides.
~ Lao Tzu 

The reality of staying alive, is in fact, waiting for death. 

It is not the length, but the values learned in life that matter.

So, while we are still alive and kicking

 Let’s turn those values into our

R(eal) E(nergizing) A(mazing) L(ovely) I(nspiring) T(ouching) Y(earning)!

We just simply cannot end this post without sharing a song related to “REALITY”!

Do enjoy this lovely song and have a great day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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