Posts from the ‘Re-sizable Ring’ Category

Always A Day Away~


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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:

” ENJOY A DISCOUNT OF 99%  ON ALL ITEMS, STARTING FROM TOMORROW!!”

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.

“Please…read…the…poster…aloud…”

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

” ENJOY A DISCOUNT OF 99%  ON ALL ITEMS, STARTING FROM TOMORROW…”

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~ 😀

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ~ Voltaire

Have fun reading this post!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

😉

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The Definition of a Rose


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” A Rose is a rose is a rose.”

And no, there is no typo-error here but a very intriguing phrase, so here’s its meaning and origin.

Meaning: Most often attributed to this is the notion that when all is said and done, a thing is what it is.

Origin: The line is from Gertrude Stein’s poem Sacred Emily, written in 1913 and published in 1922, in Geography and Plays.

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

Loveliness extreme.

Extra gaiters,

Loveliness extreme.

Sweetest ice-cream.

Pages ages page ages page ages.

Extracted from: The Phrase finder, http://www.phrases.org.uk

To enjoy is to enjoy is to enjoy…so do enjoy reading!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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It grows above your lips, not your hand…


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handlebar moustache is a moustache named for its resemblance to the handlebars of a bicycle.

The first recorded appearance of a moustache dates back to around 300 B.C. but it is difficult to say when the first handlebar moustache was fashioned.

The handlebar moustache was in vogue throughout the late 1800s. It became a cliche of Western films in twentieth century America, and the Western is now the most common association with the style.

In Europe, handlebar moustaches were often worn by soldiers during the 18th century through roughly the World War I era. The higher a man’s rank, the more elaborate of a moustache he was permitted to wear. It follows that handlebar moustaches would only have been acceptable for high ranking officers.

A handlebar moustache does not include any facial hair on the chin or cheeks; it is solely a moustache. This separates the handlebar from several other types of facial hair, most notably the Fu Manchu moustache.

Characterized by the ends of the moustache that curl upward, the handlebar moustache is a fantastic way to be a bit cool. Here are the steps to grow one cool handlebar moustache:

  • Stop shaving your upper lip for at least six weeks. 
  • Buy yourself a can/bottle of moustache wax.
  • Create a “center parting” in the moustache by combing the moustache hair out from under the nose to the left and to the right respectively. Do it once a day.
  • Trim the center of your moustache with scissors while allowing the ends of your moustache to continue to grow long. 
  • Apply the moustache wax to each side of the moustache and roll it between your fingers back and forth so that you create long slicked hairs.
  • Curl the hair of your moustache at the end using a pen, toothpaste cap or other small round object. Wind the hairs as tightly as possible repetitively. Once you remove the pen or your toothpaste cap, the ends of the moustache will snap curl into perfect handlebars.

Read more at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handlebar_moustache#cite_note-0

http://www.ehow.com/about_4604358_handlebar-mustaches.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_2070325_grow-handlebar-mustache.html

Last but not least, I’ve found this cute Elmo video on moustache and decided to share it with you all:

Sesame Street: Jonah Hill: Mustache

Have fun growing a moustache!

Cheers & TTFN~

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Bow Wow Wow


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The bamboo bends with the wind upon the arrival of  stormy days and resumes its upright position when the storm ceases.  Bamboo personifies the life of simplicity — like a self-cultivated scholar in hermitage, it is ready to render services when called upon.

The willow is one of the few trees with so much flexibility that it can bend in outrageous poses without snapping – a powerful metaphor with a message telling us to adjust with life rather than fight it.

Whether it is the simplicity of a bamboo or the flexibility of a willow, both can be used to signify humility as well:

A bamboo can never ever be full of itself because of its hollow middle

No matter how tall and strong a willow tree has grown

It will always remember how to take a bow.

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THE BOW TIE

The bow tie is originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century.

It has evolved from a scarf used to tie around the neck in order to hold together the opening of their shirts to a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops.

The most traditional bow ties are usually of a fixed length and are made for a specific size neck.

Bow ties tend to be associated with particular professions, such as architects, finance receipt collectors, attorneys, university professors, teachers, waiters and politicians.

During the 1980s, bow ties have made their way into women wears for professional women, especially in law, banking, and the corporate world, donning very conservative tailored suits, mostly skirted suits.

Although the necktie is more prominent in today’s society, it is equally appropriate to wear either a bow tie or a necktie with a dinner jacket.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_tie

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TAKING A BOW

Bowing (also called stooping) is a gesture of respect and is commonly used in greeting, showing gratitude or apology, during meeting and when departing.

Bowing is an integral part of traditional martial arts, which is used to begin and end practice, sparring bouts and competitions, and when entering and leaving the dojo, or practice room.

Let’s look at some examples of bowing in religious setting:

  •  Zen Buddhism has a daily ritual in which practitioners do 1,080 full prostration bows, usually spread throughout the day.
  • In the Hindu religious tradition, people show deference by bowing or kneeling down and touching the feet of an elder or respected person
  • In Islam, there are two types of ritual bowing in which one is done during daily prayer while the other is to praise Allah and glorify Him.
  • In Christian liturgy, bowing is a sign of respect or deference.
  • In the Jewish setting, bowing, similar to in Christianity, is a sign of respect, and is done at certain points in Jewish services.

Bowing is most prominent in Asian cultures but it is also typical of nobility and aristocracy in many countries and distinctively in Europe.

Sometimes the gesture may be limited to lowering the head such as in Indonesia. It is especially prominent in China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam where it may be executed standing or kneeling.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowing

Lovely songs are great arrows, but there has to be a bow.

And the following video is the bow of a song I would like to share .

May you all  enjoy reading this post!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN!

Credits: All cute and lovely pictures found in this post are downloaded from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Let’s Go For Some Tanning!


This is our 100th post and the moment I opened my eyes this morning, my head told me

“I need to post something related to the sun today.” 

Why the sun?

Today is a SUNDAY~ Yeah!!! That’s why!! 😉

(I know, it is very lame)

First, let’s start off with a beautiful quote:

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** SUNDAY **

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The English noun Sunday derived sometime before 1250 from sunedai, which itself developed from Old English (before 700) Sunnandæg (literally meaning “sun’s day”).

In the Judaeo-Christian as well as in Islamic tradition, Sunday has been considered as the first day of the week. A number of languages express this position either by the name for the day or by the naming of the other days.

In the Persian calendar, Sunday is the second day of the week. However, it is called “number one” as counting starts from zero; the first day – Saturday – is denoted as 00.

For most Christians, Sunday is observed as a day for worship of God and rest, due to the belief that it is Lord’s Day, the day of Christ’s resurrection.

Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, part of ‘the weekend’.

In most Muslim countries, and Israel, Sunday is a working day

Read more at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday

Are you aware that months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ‘Friday the 13th’? (A fact taken from the Weird Facts Category)

I’ve taken the liberty to check the 2013 calendar, September and December are the two months that begin on a Sunday and guess what?

Indeed, one of the Fridays does fall on the 13th!

** SUNWISE / SUNWARD **

In Scottish folklore, Sunwise or Sunward was considered the “prosperous course”, turning from east to west in the direction of the sun.

It is perhaps no coincidence that, in the Northern Hemisphere, “sunwise” and “clockwise” run in the same direction. This is probably because of the use of the sun as a timekeeper on sundials etc., whose features were in turn transferred to clock faces themselves.

This is descriptive of the ceremony observed by the druids, of walking round their temples by the south, in the course of their directions, always keeping their temples on their right.

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwise

** SUNSHINY **

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Just wanting to share this word with you all because this is such a positive word that it would be a shame not to share with you lovely souls out there, no harm adding another positive word into your vocab.

Definitions of this word given by morewords.com:

a. – Bright with the rays of the sun; clear, warm, or pleasant; as, a sunshiny day. 
a. – Bright like the sun; resplendent. 
a. – Beaming with good spirits; cheerful. 

** SUNFISH **

Image taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish

The ocean sunfishMola mola, or common mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).  The pectoral fins are small and fan-shaped, while the dorsal fin and the anal fin are lengthened, often making the fish as tall as it is long. Specimens up to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) in height have been recorded

The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. Many of the sunfish’s various names allude to its flattened shape.

Its specific name, mola, is Latin for “millstone”, which the fish resembles because of its grey colour, rough texture, and rounded body. Its common English name, sunfish, refers to the animal’s habit of sunbathing at the surface of the water.

Sunfish live on a diet that consists mainly of jellyfish, but because this diet is nutritionally poor, they consume large amounts in order to develop and maintain their great bulk.

Thanks to this consuming habit, their presence in a given area may be used as an indicator of nutrient-rich waters where endangered species may be found

Sunfish are usually found alone, but occasionally in pairs or in large groups while being cleaned. They may live up to ten years in captivity, but their lifespan in a natural habitat has not yet been determined.

Despite their size, ocean sunfish are docile, and pose no threat to human divers. Injuries from sunfish are rare, although there is a slight danger from large sunfish leaping out of the water onto boats; in one instance a boy was knocked off his boat when a sunfish leaped onto it.

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish

Last but not least, as always, we would like to end this post with another old but beautiful song.

Hope you all enjoy today’s post and this beautiful song.

Have a nice Sunday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

Credits: All cute and lovely pictures found in this post are downloaded from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“Those Daily Things” ~ Another Blog Recommendation


This is our first blog recommendation post in the Year 2013.

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Hmm…is it our first? Let me check…Yes, it is indeed…phew!

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Is it going to be another owl-related blog? 

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NOPE

It is just that this lovely soul has a picture of the same ring in his/her post that drew me away from my reader and into his/her lovely blog.

Basically, this is a very simple blog, with each post having titles beginning with “…LIKE…” and a simple picture of those daily things in life.

Although the pictures are not those top notch pictures which we’ve seen in other photo blogs, I simply love the way how each picture is relating to the post title and vice versa.

The blog is so interesting that I was basically clicking the link of the first post and then all the way to the last post. I think I’ve ‘liked’ almost all the posts….

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Gosh…I do hope this lovely soul won’t mind us spamming his/her inbox with those  ‘like’ notifications…

Last but not least, I love the quote that this lovely soul is using as the blog’s tagline:

” It is by studying little things the we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.”

– Samuel Johnson

Is it very enlightening?

Well, I do feel much enlightened after reading this quote, I do hope you lovely souls out there will share the same sentiment.

So, without further adieu, here is the link to this beautiful blog: http://thosedailythings.wordpress.com/

May you all enjoy this blog recommendation.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 🙂

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