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Perfection Can Never be Attained?


“Dressed to the nines.”

Although the general consensus to the origin of “Dressed to the Nines” is unknown; consider the meaning to be simply a reference of scale. “ On a scale of one to ten; you are dressed to the nines”  Since perfection can never be attained, nine would be the absolute best.

The phrases ‘to the nines’, or ‘to the nine’, were used to indicate perfection – the highest standards. That was in use in the 18th century, as here from William Hamilton’s Epistle to Ramsay, 1719:

“How the nines, they did content me.”

‘To the nines’ has now gone out of use and only persists in the more specific ‘dressed to the nines’ (or sometimes ‘dressed up to the nines’).  Dressed to the nines, or dressed up to the nines are merely a version of the phrase that is applied to clothing.

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It is really rare for me to dress to the nines though.

However, there were many times I managed to grab some pretty dresses that cost me only $9.90 and put me up on cloud number 9!!

Do enjoy the song and have fun reading!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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To Lie, Or Not To…


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,

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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To Outsmart or ‘Out-kind’??


Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle…

If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.

~ George Weah 

Two nights ago, I’ve came across a cute story about “A Man & His Bicycle” and would like to share with you lovely souls out there, especially about the conclusion the story teller gave for this particular story, here goes:

There is a man who always travels to work via his bicycle and would always put it outside his office building without using any lock since he has been doing it for many years.

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Until one day when he decided to buy a new bicycle and rode it to work as usual,  it was being stolen on the same day.

Without much choice, he has to buy another new bicycle but this time, he bought himself a cable bike lock as well and chained the bicycle to the nearest fence outside the building. 

Unfortunately, the bicycle was once again being stolen, with all bicycle parts being dismantled except for the one that was being chained to the fence.

The next day, the man went to work with another new bicycle and this time, he brought along with him 8 metal chains and 8 locks after deciding that a cable lock was simply not enough.

After securing his bicycle with all eight chains and locks, he even left a note to the thief:

Let see How 1

Later in the evening, he quickly rushed to his bicycle and was happy and relieved to see it still being secured to the fence.

As he was happily unlocking those chains one by one, thinking that he had outsmarted the thief, he noticed an extra chain encircling his bicycle to the next fence with an unfamiliar lock attached to it.

As he took a closer look, he found a note sticking to the lock:

Let see How 2

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Just like what George Weah had said – Education is a continual process – the story teller threw us this question at the end of the story:

People are always trying to outsmart each other and thus making their lives miserable without knowing they are miserable.

Instead of competing to see who is the smarter one…



Let us make this continual process of ours a sweet one for both ourselves and to others as well!

May this little story bring a little laughter  (I did LOL when I heard this story)  to all lovely souls out there on this lovely Monday and at the same time, contemplating on the question threw to us by the story teller.

Last but not least, in another one more month and it will be CHRISTMAS!!

ヽ(´▽`)/ YAY ヽ(´▽`)/

Awww….I really missed those days when so many lovely souls were sharing with us their favourite Christmas songs in the comment box of our

“What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song”


ヽ(´ー`)ノ We’ve subsequently made 8 posts sharing out their favourite Christmas songs!!  ヽ(´ー`)ノ

So, just like the opening line in the above post dated 16 Nov 2012

Jingle Bell Rock is my all time favourite Christmas song…

What is your favourite Christmas song?

Care to share?

Do leave a comment and let us know.

Have a wonderful Monday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Featured Love For Feb-Mar + Let’s Play: Find Love Contest (26-2-2013)

Phew~ another 26 days flew by and for all lovely souls who would like to optimize your dollar before shopping with us, here’s the latest coupon between 27th Feb and 26th Mar 2013:

CNC Coupon 3 - 27th Feb 2013

For more details with regards to our coupon request, do check out our Page – Optimize Your Dollar.  As we are currently revamping all the display pictures for our jewelry pieces, our accessories sections may seem a little hollow at the moment.

Please do check back often as the products would be up again within the next few weeks. 😀


In our previous quote puzzle (13-2-2013), we’ve three lovely souls who’ve managed to spot the quote and they are:

     Arjun Bagga

Pink Goes With Anything


However, the correct number of love in the puzzle is still not out yet.



We would like to take this opportunity to hold a mini give-away contest.

Find the number of ‘Love’ in the above puzzle and we will giving away a set of ‘Simple Love’ Necklace + Studs for the first lovely soul who is giving us the correct answer.

Simple Love Set

Just leave us your answer at the comment box section latest by 3rd March 2013 and we will reveal the answer and the winner after the mentioned date.

Your lovely participation will be much much appreciated.

Till then,

Have a great day ahead, always~ 😀

Cheers & TTFN~

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



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:


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.



Before ending this post, I would like to say:


Merry Christmas in advance

Till then,

Have a good Monday & Cheers!! 😀

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Welcome To Clouds N Cups

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“L” is for the way you look at me


We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. 

– Sam Keen, from To Love and Be Loved


The word “love” can have a variety of related but distinct meanings in different contexts. As a general expression of positive sentiment (a stronger form of like), love is commonly contrasted with hate. When discussed in the abstract, love usually refers to interpersonal love, an experience felt by a person for another person.

Love often involves caring for or identifying with a person or thing including oneself. In addition to cross-cultural differences in understanding love, ideas about love have also changed greatly over time.

Love is sometimes referred to as being the “international language”, overriding cultural and linguistic divisions.

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Even when there are tons of words describing what love is in the Wikipedia, people still have this tendency to have complications in their love lives.

What should we do to make it simple a bit?

Perhaps…I mean perhaps the following information extracted from might be able to help us in attaining our simple love:

Understanding what each kiss means:

  • Kiss on the forehead – We are cute together.
  • Kiss on the cheek – We are friends.
  • Kiss on the hand – I adore you.
  • Kiss on the neck – I want you, now!
  • Kiss on the shoulder – You are perfect.
  • Kiss on the lips – I LOVE YOU!

Understanding what each gesture means:

  • Holding hands – We definitely like each other.
  • Holding while pressing tightly against one another – I want you!
  • Looking into each other’s eyes – I like you for who you are.
  • Playing with hair – Let’s fool around!
  • Having arms around the waist – I like you too much to let you go!
  • Laughing while kissing – I am completely comfortable with you.

When love turns complicated, make it simple…and here’s a song to share with you~

Have fun reading and hope you enjoy the nice weekend ahead!



What Causes A Doctor His Bread?


CNC-SE001 - RED APPLE“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

According to ‘America’s Popular Proverbs and Sayings’ by Gregory Titelman, this expression was first found as a Welsh folk proverb in 1866:

‘Eat an apple before going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread’. 

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Besides the above mentioned background for this saying, it is also believed to have come from an ancient Roman proverb since they truly believed the apple had magical powers to cure illnesses.

Whether an apple  is forbidden or magical, here are 9 hard facts/reasons why an apple really keeps the doctor away:

  • Apple contains Vitamin C, a vitamin that helps our immune system
  • Apples are rich in flavonoid, which helps prevent both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease
  • A regular size apple has between 70-100 calories.
  • Apples target multiple cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer in women.
  • Apples contain phenols, which reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol.
  • The juice of the apples has properties that can kill up to 80% of bacteria.
  • Apple has substances called phytonutrients, which prevents neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonism.
  • A research at the University of Nottingham Research shows that people who eat 5 apples or more per week has lower respiratory problems, including asthma.
  • Their taste can vary greatly, but still give you all the apple benefits. Variety is an important element to maintaining your health.


Now, you can have apples on your ear to keep those…hmm…ear-bugs away? 😛

Have fun reading~

Cheers & TTFN~

Love is in the air


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“God sends his love on angel wings.” ~ Unknown

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I’ve got to go and feed my red-neck turtle, so just a simple and yet lovely quote to share with you all.

Hope you all will like it.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

What does a woman need?


A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle 

A feminist slogan, suggesting that men are superfluous to women’s needs. 

(Origin) This slogan is often attributed to Gloria Steinem. Other claims for origination point to Florynce Kennedy, or to an anonymous author who painted the slogan on a wall at University of Wisconsin in 1969.

In fact, it was Irina Dunn, a distinguished Australian educator, journalist and politician, coined the phrase back in 1970 when she was a student at the University of Sydney.

(The Phrase Finder,

Man: I need a bicycle

Seller: For your kid?

Man: Nope, for my wife.

Happy reading and TTFN~





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