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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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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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To Lie, Or Not To…


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The Camera Cannot Lie…

(Origin) Printed photographs began to be available to the general public around the mid 19th century.

When this phrase was coined, which appears to be just a few years later, the view that a photograph was a faithful representation of a scene, in a way that a subjective painting could never be, was a reasonable one.

(Information Extracted From: The Phrase Finder, http://www.phrases.org.uk)

With today’s technology (love it!), I will need to agree with the following quote:

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
Harold Evans

Hmmm…it may be an accessory to untruth, one thing for sure is that the photo of this camera necklace is definitely true to its actual outlook

Love it or hate it?

It’s really up to you lovely souls out there!

😉

Have fun reading!

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!

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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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Your Favourite Christmas Song – Wrapping Up


How can we miss out ‘Silent Night’ on a Christmas eve?

This is exactly why we are glad that it is Beautyofsimplycity‘s favourite Christmas song and she is sporting enough to respond even though she doesn’t celebrate Christmas in her country — see, that is the true spirit of sharing!!

With this song, we are actually wrapping up the ‘What is Your Favourite Christmas Song‘ thingy.

It is really fun posting all the songs because we’ve never expected any respond in the first place and once again we would like to thank the following lovely souls for enriching this humble blog of ours for responding:

littlepoppits fun ideas for you and your poppits

Fashion Mayan

chocolatelady555 ~ love bites from the chocolate lady

egghead23 ~ thoughts about the book on my shelf

Dieu, Obviously ~ the home of vintage, homemade and organic gigs

rabbitcancook ~ a recipe of sharing & bento blog

gatesitter

ilovecolorblocks

Bridgitte Raven

findthedetails ~ interiors news and finishing touches for homes

K ~ wondering, musings, motherhood and more…

Teasa Williams

beautyofsimplycity ~ Words, pictures, drawings -randomness anyone?

Of course, we would like to give a BIG BIG THANKS for all those lovely souls who had liked and commented on these posts!! 😀

For those lovely souls who have just stumbled upon this post and not wanting to miss out any fun, here are the links of our ‘Your Favourite Christmas Song‘ links:

What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song?

Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 1

Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 2

Our Facebook Page + Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 3

Grow Your Moustache and Grow Your Heart 

(Including Part 4 of Your Favourite Christmas Song)

Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 5

More Sharing + Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 6

The Reason Behind Your Smile + Your Favourite Christmas Song Part 7

Here are the jewelry pieces featured in some of the mentioned posts:

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We do hope there will be more of these interactions in the near future and without you lovely souls out there, we won’t be here doing this post.

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A BIG BIG CHRISTMAS-TY MUAHKKK TO YOU ALL~

Before ending this post, I would like to say:

MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG IS…

Merry Christmas in advance

Till then,

Have a good Monday & Cheers!! 😀

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Which Turkey Is Older?


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Since it is already the season of thanksgiving, we’ve decided to do a post related to the big bird, Turkey.

Alas, we’ve no jewelry pieces with a turkey design (hmmm…would you wear one if there is any??? I wonder…) so we’ve chosen another bunch of flowers, with each little flower representing the heart of each thankful soul out there.

Hope you all will like it.

Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey, is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. The history of Turkey begins with the migration of Oghuz Turks into Anatolia in the context of the larger Turkic expansion, forming the Seljuq Empire in the 11th century AD.

The country’s official language is Turkish, which is spoken by approximately 85% of the population as mother tongue. The most numerous ethnic group are Turks, who constitute between 70% and 75% of the population according to the World Factbook. 

The name of Turkey, literally meaning “owner”, “land of” or “related to” and a Turk can mean either “a citizen of the modern state of Turkey” or more broadly, “an individual of the Turkic-speaking people.”

When Europeans first encountered this big bird in America, they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guinea fowl which were also known as turkey fowl (or turkey hen and turkey cock) because they were imported to Central Europe through Turkey.

The name turkey fowl, shortened to just the name of the country, stuck as the name of the North American bird. However some people around the world don’t call them Turkeys. Here are some examples:

  • Across Arabia, they call it “diiq Hindi,” or the “Indian rooster.”
  • In Russia, it’s “Indjushka,” bird of India.
  • In Poland, “Inyczka”— again “bird from India.”

Last but not least, do the people in Turkey call it Turkey as well since it is named after their country?

The answer is…no.

Well, they call it “Hindi — again, short for India.

Although this large bird is named after the country Turkey, many turkeys have already been described from fossils.

The well-documented California Turkey Meleagris californica, became extinct recently enough to have been hunted by early human settlers and it is believed its demise was due to the combined pressures of climate change at the end of the last glacial period and hunting.

So, which Turkey is older?

The country or the big bird?

Read more at: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_(bird)

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In Singapore, we call it ‘Turkey” in English but in Mandarin, it will be “huo ji” (火鸡), literally meaning ‘Fire Chicken’.

Don’t ask me why, I guess maybe it is because of its outlook??

Hope you all enjoy this post.

Till then, have a great weekend ahead!!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

 

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Optional But Highly Recommended


” A smile is optional but highly recommended.”

Tess told a young inmate in one of the episodes of ‘Touched By An Angel”.

smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth and by flexing muscles throughout the mouth.

Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known.

Newborns often exhibit smiles within the first three days of their lives, especially while sleeping. However these early smiles are spontaneous and are not a response to outside stimulation.

A smile does indeed have great power and great social rewards. However, it has been proven that an authentic smile is much more effective than a counterfeit smile.

Happiness is most often the motivating cause of a smile. However, there are many exceptions, especially among animals. The exposure of teeth, which may bear a resemblance to a smile, is often used as a threat or warning display—known as a snarl—or a sign of submission.

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

A Safari Tourist: Look dear! That lion is smiling at us, I bet it is happy to see us. 😀

Lion: You bet I am… 🙂 (Tummy: Goo~ Goo~)

Say CHEESE and have fun reading!

TTFN~

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