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The Altitude of Your Attitude

An ATTITUDE¬†can be defined as…

A positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, event, activities, ideas,


just about anything in your environment.


Attitude 1 - 21-1-2013

Humans evaluate the acceptability of behavior using social norms and regulate behavior by means of social control.

According to moral values, human behavior may also depend upon the common, usual, unusual, acceptable or unacceptable behavior of others. 


Attitude 2 - 21-1-2013

It is time for some numbers crunching, my dear lovely souls out there reading this post ūüėÄ

If A=1, B=2, C=3 and so on…

Match the number equivalent to each letter that forms the word ‘Attitude’ and sum them up.

You will be able to understand why our attitude is playing such an important role in our life.


“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”¬†
~ Zig Ziglar


Do drop us a comment and tell us the altitude of your attitude (after doing the summing).

Have fun doing the numbers crunching and have a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers and TTFN~


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Always A Day Away~

Past,Future,Present - 7-12-2012

One fine day, a lady was inside a mall doing her Christmas shopping. Her eyes immediately brightened up when she noticed a poster outside one of her favourite shops:


The next day, she happily skipped into the shop and started putting things into her cart without even looking at the price tags, why bother?

Her eyes almost popped out when the cashier informed her the final amount to be paid.

“Why is it still so expensive? You didn’t even apply the discount.”

The lady glared at the young cashier.


The cashier requested in a stammering tone and so, the lady started reading it out loud.


The moral of this story:

TODAY is a present but you can always enjoy a good discount during TOMORROWs!!

May this short and hopefully laughable story prepare you for a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ ūüėÄ

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Do You Have A Question?

This morning, I was browsing through the TV programs and stopped at a channel featuring a Korean horror movie:

A man received a call from a man telling him that his wife was actually having an affair behind his back. He thought it was only a prank call.

Then, when his mother asked him who was the man she saw talking to his wife at the road side during the other day and she was very sure that the lady was her daughter-in-law.


And the¬†owl keeps going: “Who? Who? Who?”

The man ended up killing his wife, got out of the prison and tried to locate the man who made the prank call but ended up being ridiculed by the mystery caller and still ¬†failed to receive the answer he was looking for ¬†— was his wife really having an affair?

He was already a regretful and confused old man when the two main characters managed to locate him and this was his conclusion:

“Thinking about too many questions without answers, it will become a curse.”

Questions - 22-1-2013It wouldn’t be a curse if only he would have asked his wife in the first place.

His conclusion has somehow reminded me of a song which I’ve learnt many many many many years ago (when the first digit of my age began with a number ‘1’) — a song with interesting questions and wise answers.

Love Can Burn - 22-1-2013

Lyrics taken from Tumbalalaika (English Version)

The version I’ve learnt, apparently is an English version and a shorter one, the lyrics are as follow:

Maiden, Maiden Tell Me True

What Can Grow Without The Dew

What Can Burn For Years And Years

What Can Cry And Shed No Tears

Tum-bala, Tum-bala, Tum-bala Laika x 2

Tum-bala Laika x 4

Foolish Lad, I’ll Tell You True

A Stone Can Grow Without A Dew

Love Can Burn For Years And Years

A Heart Can Cry And Shed No Tears

Tumbalalaika is a Russian Jewish folk and love song in the Yiddish language. Tuml is the Yiddish word for noise and a balalaika is a stringed musical instrument of Russian origin.  (Wikipedia)

A Balalaika (Taken From Wikipedia)

This love story is about a smart young lad who wants to get married and he wants to choose a smart girl to be his bride as well. So, he stays up late at night, inventing riddles to test his bride.

Here’s a video of the song in its original language:

As a matter of fact, there are more riddles that weren’t sung out in the video and here are the missing riddles:

What is higher than a house?

What is swifter than a mouse?

What is deeper than a well?

What is bitter, more bitter than gall?


A chimney is higher than a house

A cat is swifter than a mouse

The Torah is deeper than a well

Death is bitter, more bitter than gall

‚ÄúJudge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.‚Ä̬†~¬†Voltaire

Have fun reading this post!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~


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The Same Line Viewed From Different Sides


Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
~ Lao Tzu

„ÉĹ(¬ī‚ĖĹ`)/¬†YAY ¬†It’s Monday!¬† YAY¬†„ÉĹ(¬ī‚ĖĹ`)/

Getting the blues??

Do you lovely souls remember something?

Love Is BLUE!!

So, do have a LOVELY MONDAY ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ ūüėÄ

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I know Life Sucks But Just Love It Since We Don’t Get To Live Forever Anyway….

The present moment is nice but it does not last.

Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited

The junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it

And you do not know where the limited will take you.

~ Bruce Catton


Lyrics extracted from the song, A Shoulder To Cry On sang by Tommy Page

Life is full of lots of up and downs,

But the distance feels further,

When it’s headed for the ground,

And there’s nothing more painful,

Than to let your feeling take you down.

I’ve gotten to know this song via an extra¬†curriculum activity called ‘LDDS’ when I was in secondary one (hmm…22 years ago…gosh…I feel so old right now).

Although I don’t really consider it as one of my favourite songs, the first part of the lyrics just etched itself into my mind and no matter how hard I tried to forget, I will still remember it. So well, just be it…since it was quite useful to hum this song whenever I am in one of those down moods.

If you are interested to know this song, here’s a link to a YouTube video with the full lyrics and many cute photos:

A Shoulder To Cry On

As a matter of fact, I am inspired by a quote by Mother Theresa ‘Life is’ and it kind of reminded me of this piece of jewelry so I decided to pen down this post and the above is just a side track to this (I tend to stray off very easily).

So take a look at this quote and if you can understand why I’ve put this piece of jewelry in this post, let me know if we do share the same sentiment.

Without further adieu, here’s the quote:

Life is an opportunity

Benefit from it

Life is beauty

Admire it

Life is a dream

Realize it

Life is a challenge

Meet it

Life is a duty

Complete it

Life is a game

Play it

Life is a promise

Fulfill it

Life is sorrow

Overcome it

Life is a song

Sing it

Life is a struggle

Accept it

Life is a tragedy

Confront it

Life is an adventure

Dare it

Life is luck

Make it

Life is too precious

Do not destroy it

Life is life

Fight for it

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Enjoy reading this post!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ ūüėÄ

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Don’t Just Say ‘I Love You’, Say ‘I Know How To Love You.’


If you are reading this post of ours, it would mean that you’ve ‘survived’ 21st Dec 2012.

I’ve received a Tweet during last night (20.12.2012) saying that the so-called the end of the world has been postponed to 3rd Sept 2015, meaning, we will have another 3 more years or so to help turn this world into a better place to live by having more positive thoughts, positive actions and most of all, positive love.

I’ve always believe that as long as goodness still exists in mankind, the world won’t have the heart to come to an end.



‘Love’ is a general expression of positive sentiment (a stronger form of¬†like), love is commonly contrasted with¬†hate.

Since love itself is already a very positive adjective/noun/verb, then why bother putting the word ‘positive’ in front?


Question: Is English your first language??


Ans: I’m afraid it is so, but I still get confused with all the grammatical stuff… ūüė¶¬†

Well, every coin has two faces so even for an action or feeling with such positiveness tends to have two faces when being overlooked, misused or even abused.

Therefore, the word ‘POSITIVE’ is there to act as a reminder.

This post is actually inspired by two pictures which I’ve found in my Facebook page which ¬†I would like to share with you lovely souls out there.

How much do you love yourself?

You cannot enjoy happiness if you are not at peace with yourself.

I’ve seen many extreme cases around me — from those who wanted to be perfect in front of others by constantly¬†looking for flaws within themselves and becoming their own worst critics to¬†the kind of egotistical self-love based purely on¬†selfishness, pleasure and fame.

Those are definitely not any positive love for yourself.

The following picture speaks for itself :


Find the true love within yourself by loving yourself, for true love is in abundance within yourself.

~ Gurmeet Kaur


How much do you love the one who has completed you?

Relationships are hard work and they’re a never-ending quest to ensure the happiness of one another.

When love becomes overbearing, it is often being misused/abused in a relationship:

Woman: Why can’t I go out with my friends anymore?

Man: Because I want you for myself.

Woman: You are such a possessive jerk!

Man: No I am not. I just love you too much!

On the other hand, the hottest heart of love is just like heated iron and if left untouched will get cold of itself and eventually, turns sour.

When Love Turns Sour

(Extracted from:

When Love turns sour
each visit to see her becomes a chore
climbing Mount Everest is an east feat
as to getting on the bus to her abode!

When Love turns sour
Phone Calls becomes
dull, repetitive, monotonous syllabic utterances
‚Äėblah, blah, blah‚Äô how she goes on and on!

When Love turns sour
the soup she cooks always has too much salt in it!
her Eba (farina) always has too much lumps in it!

When Love turns sour
her Jollof-Rice has the oil and water running different routes
one to the east, the other the west

When Love turns sour
her kiss has too much Saliva
wow is she an Ilama?

When Love turns sour
her make-up is always too much
her face painted like a Masquerade!

When Love turns sour
sleeping in the sewer is more appealing than sharing the bed with her!

Sounds familiar?

Sadly it does.

So, what will happen when positive love is applied in a relationship?


*Condition applied to both men and women

Hope you all enjoy reading this post.

Have a nice Friday and a Great Weekend Ahead!!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

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Coffee, Tea Or….Nah…You Can Just Forget About Me.


And the idea of

Just wandering off to a cafe

With a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while

Is just bliss

~ J. K. Rowling

The most common English spelling, café, is the French, Portuguese and Spanish spelling, and was adopted by English-speaking countries in the late 19th century. The Italian spelling, caffè, is also sometimes used in English.

In the 17th century, coffee appeared for the first time in Europe outside the Ottoman Empire, and coffeehouses were established and quickly became popular.

When coffee was first introduced into England in the late 1600s, it was largely drunk by men only, and in coffeehouses rather than at home.

The banning of women from coffeehouses was not universal, but does appear to have been common in Europe. In Germany women frequented them, but in England and France they were banned.

In 1674 a group of London women put out “The Women’s Petition Against Coffee.”¬†This group of London women suggested that, by spending too much time in coffeehouses, men were becoming, in a word, effeminate.¬†As these women so eloquently put it, ‚Äúnever did Men wear¬†greater breeches, or carry¬†less¬†in them.‚ÄĚ

Cafes may have an outdoor section (terrace, pavement or sidewalk cafe) with seats, tables and parasols. This is especially the case with European cafes.

Cafes offer a more open public space compared to many of the traditional pubs they have replaced, which were more male dominated with a focus on drinking alcohol.

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What A Coffee Lover Would Say…

Ethiopian ancestors of today’s¬†Oromo people¬†were believed to have been the first to recognize the energizing effect of the coffee plant.

Though no direct evidence has been found indicating where in Africa coffee grew or who among the natives might have used it as a stimulant or even known about it, earlier than the 17th century.

The earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.

The first coffee smuggled out of the Middle East was by Sufi Baba Budan from Yemen to India in 1670.The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.

It was in Arabia that coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way to how it is now prepared.

In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, gave this description of coffee after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East:

09042013 - Coffee Description

Coffee became more widely accepted after it was deemed a Christian beverage by¬†Pope Clement VIII¬†in 1600, despite appeals to ban the “Muslim drink.” The first European coffee house opened in Italy in 1645.

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09042013 - A Cup of Tea

What A Tea Lover Would Say…

Tea is the most popular manufactured drink in the world in terms of consumption. Its consumption equals all other manufactured drinks in the world ‚Äď including coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, and alcohol¬†‚Äď put together.

Although there are tales of tea’s first use as a beverage, no one is sure of its exact origins. The first recorded drinking of tea is in China, with the earliest records of tea consumption dating to the 10th century BC.

Tea likely originated in China during the Shang Dynasty as a medicinal drink and was already a common drink during the Qin Dynasty (third century BC). It became widely popular during the Tang Dynasty, when it was spread to Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century, at which time it was termed chá.

Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, took the tea habit to Great Britain around 1660, but tea was not widely consumed in Britain until the 19th century.

In Ireland, tea had become an everyday beverage for all levels of society by the late 19th century, but it was first consumed as a luxury item on special occasions, such as religious festivals, wakes, and domestic work gatherings such as quilting.

The addition of milk to tea in Europe was first mentioned in 1680 by the epistolist Madame de Sévigné.

Many teas are traditionally drunk with milk in cultures where dairy products are consumed but a 2007 study published in the European Heart Journal found certain beneficial effects of tea may be lost through the addition of milk

Many flavourings are added to varieties of tea during processing. Among the best known are Chinese jasmine tea, with jasmine oil or flowers, the spices in Indian masala chai, and Earl Grey tea, which contains oil of bergamot.

The flavour of the tea can also be altered by pouring it from different heights, resulting in varying degrees of aeration.

The art of high-altitude pouring is used principally by people in Northern Africa but also in West Africa and can positively alter the flavour of the tea, but it is more likely a technique to cool the beverage destined to be consumed immediately

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In Southeast Asia, particularly in Singapore and Malaysia, the practice of pouring tea from a height has been refined further using black tea to which condensed milk is added, poured from a height from one cup to another several times in alternating fashion and in quick succession, to create a tea with entrapped air bubbles creating a frothy “head” in the cup.

This beverage,¬†teh tarik, literally, “pulled tea” (which has its origin as a hot Indian tea beverage), has a creamier taste than flat milk tea and is extremely popular in the region.

Tea pouring in Malaysia has been further developed into an art form in which a dance is done by people pouring tea from one container to another, which in any case takes skill and precision.

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I’ve yet taken my dose of coffee for today and so, off to water boiling once I hit the ‘publish’ button.

Are you a coffee or tea lover?

Why not share with us your love by leaving us a lovely comment?

Till then,

Have a great day ahead, always!

Cheers & TTFN~ ūüėÄ

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I Believe

The above twit was up on the day I received a shocking news that the bulk order for the school fund raising was cancelled due to some unforeseen circumstances.

Just a week before the news, I was given instructions about the packing of the items.

Was I disappointed with the news?

I am not a saint, of course I was.

Wondering how something that seems so affirm at first can just collapse without any warning?

Alas…isn’t that what life is all about?

‚ÄúDon’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.‚Ä̬†
‚Äē¬†Dr. Seuss

¬† Though I may not have received any monetary gain from this cancelled order…

At the end of the day, I realized that I’ve gained much more.

Those constructive feedback ¬†received whenever I’ve had my items sent to them for evaluation have really helped me a lot.

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.

Without the boost of motivation from this bulk order…

I wouldn’t be able to create all these and they are now available at our online store.

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Without the boost of motivation from this bulk order…

I would not have sold out the following items…

Without the boost of motivation from this bulk order…

I wouldn’t have created the following items which will be listed ¬†in our online store very soon.

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 You build on failure.

You use it as a stepping stone.

Close the door on the past.

You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it.

You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

~ Johnny Cash 

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Last but not least,

Without the big boost of motivation from all you lovely souls out there…

Clouds N Cups’ Beads N Pieces would not have existed!

Do you believe everything happens for reason?


Have a great day ahead, always!

Till then,

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I Can See Clearly Now…

23102013 - Persistence

Yep, this is my mini workstation

Spending countless hours behind it

With more dismantling done than creating


Many beads and findings scattering all around me

My blank mind needed more than one cup of coffee

But noticing my slightly bulging tummy

Maybe one BIG cup will do just fine

 Laughing at my silly self

Wondering if I am really on the correct path

Chatting with a furry cutie was therapeutic

Even though the only voice I heard was mine

Taking another good look at the messy table

Heaving a few more deep deep sighs

A clicking sound was heard

The table did not seem to be as messy as before

 Those beads began telling me different beautiful stories with them inside


With a little more persistence

I can see clearly now

With a little more effort

And what seemed hopeless failure

Might just turn out to be fine anyway

Ôľą ^_^ÔľČoŤá™Ťá™oÔľą^_^ ÔľČ CHEERS¬†Ôľą ^_^ÔľČoŤá™Ťá™oÔľą^_^ ÔľČ

This is what I’ve learnt from my past two weeks.

I do hope I am able to see clearly with or without the rains!

Do have a bright sunshiny day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ ūüėÄ

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