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A Life Is Alive


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A life is alive

Even the most seemingly unworthy ones 

A life is still worth staying alive

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May this cute and enlightening animation brighten up your lovely Friday!

Have a lively Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead, always!

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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!

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I’ll get you next time, Gadget!… Next time!


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¬†“I’ll get you next time, Gadget!…¬†Next time!”

The original¬†animated series,¬†Inspector Gadget, debuted in 1983 and introduced audiences to the adventures of a clumsy, simple-witted¬†bionic¬†detective¬†named Inspector Gadget ‚Äď a human being with various bionic gadgets built into his body.

Doctor Claw (his real name is never revealed) is the main antagonist of the series and leader of the evil M.A.D. organization. Throughout the entire series, Dr. Claw is an unseen character. Only his arms and gauntlet-ed hands are visible, leaving the viewer to guess as to his face and body.

Dr. Claw’s preferred mode of transportation/escape is the M.A.D. Car, a black and red vehicle that can transform into a jet or a submarine. He is always seen with his fat pet cat¬†M.A.D. Cat,¬†who reaps the benefits of his brief victories and bears the brunt of his defeats.

Dr. Claw’s catch-phrase is“I’ll get you¬†next¬†time, Gadget!¬†NEXT¬†time!”

It is heard at the end of every episode, during the credits, and is followed by a loud “Mraow” from M.A.D. Cat.

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

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.

These things, to me, are expressions of love. 

~ James Herriot

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I’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SWEETIES….NEXT TIME!!

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Who Can Blame Them For Being Proud?


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” Proud as a peacock.”

This is a saying that is used to mean a vain or self-centered person. The phrase comes from the plumage of the male peafowl (females are peahens).

When a male is courting, he spreads his tail feathers, sometimes five feet in length, out in a fan pattern to attract a female. Thus, someone who is “proud as a peacock” is similarly “strutting his stuff.”

Extract taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proud_as_a_Peacock

Peacocks have been a symbol of wealth, beauty and rebirth since ancient times ‚ÄĒ and a symbol of dangerous pride, as well. Their images could be found in early Christian tomb art, and were a favorite motif in ancient Rome and Byzantium.

In India, where peacocks originally come from, they were a symbol of royalty and Indian rulers would have servants fan them with peacock feathers.

Peacocks and peacock imagery appeared in Western European design as well at this time, as on an English tureen and cover with a peacock feather motif from the 18th century.

It was near the end of the 1800’s that peacocks became particularly popular in Western visual culture.¬†The peacock continued as a favored motif into the Art Nouveau era.¬†Peacocks remain a popular motif today, perhaps because they can be beautiful as both a graphic image and as a representation of nature.

Read more at  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/fine-feathers-the-peacock-as-d-108440

Peacock A: Do you know why Peacock C still remains single today?

Peacock B: No, why?

Peacock A: Because he’s too humble.

This ‘joke’ just came into my head, may it bring a smile across your face.

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Shake Your Bon-Bon…


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Found this YouTube clip while searching for more information concerning peacocks and find it interesting.

Folk dance, called ‚ÄúMayilattam‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúthe peacock dance‚ÄĚ is a very popular dance, where the artistes dress up like peacocks and imitate the dance of the peacock.

The¬†Peacock Dance¬†is the most famous dance in Dai Minority area ‚ÄstYunnan¬†province, China.¬†In Dai people‚Äôs heart, peacock is the¬†symbol of beauty, happiness and luck. Of all kinds of dance of Dai Minority, the peacock dance is their favourite one.

Here are the features of the Peacock Dance:

  • The dancers‚Äô knees always wave flexibly.
  • The movements are soft and elegant to show the docility of peacocks.
  • The performers‚Äô legs move promptly and the eyes move flexibly to show the flexibility of the peacock.

Read more at http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/special-topic-about-china/peacock-dance-of-dai-minority.html

The Pailin Peacock Dance is a dance of Kola ethnic group, who live in the region of Pailin in the west of Cambodia.  The dance relates to a Pailinian legend about a magic peacock who goes to preach to the King.

This lively dance is about commemorating this peacock which is a symbol of happiness.

The dance imitates the peacock with lively colors of beautiful wings, and suggests a courting scene between a peacock and a peahen.

The dance is said to bring happiness and prosperity to villagers, and is often performed during the New Year and ritual ceremonies in times of drought to pray for rain.

Read more at http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php/attractions/pailin/phnom-yat

A confused peahen (female peacock): Why are you dancing? 

Peacock Dancer: Why can’t I dance?

The confused peahen (female peacock): I can’t marry you.

Peacock Dancer: …..

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Turtle vs Hare – Far Side


Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.
~ Bill Copeland

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The famous story of the ‘The¬†Tortoise¬†and the Hare’ is often used as a constant reminder for being persistent in achieving our goals and not being over complacent.

I’ve come across another version by¬†Lord Dunsany,¬†a prolific Irish author who is considered by many to be one of the major influences on fantasy and horror fiction of the 20th century, and finds it so ironic that once again I cannot help but to share. So here’s his version:

THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE

For a long time there was doubt with acrimony among the beasts as to whether the Hare or the Tortoise could run the swifter. Some said the Hare was the swifter of the two because he had such long ears, and others said the Tortoise was the swifter because anyone whose shell was so hard as that should be able to run hard too. And lo, the forces of estrangement and disorder perpetually postponed a decisive contest.

But when there was nearly war among the beasts, at last an arrangement was come to and it was decided that the Hare and the Tortoise should run a race of five hundred yards so that all should see who was right.

“Ridiculous nonsense!” said the Hare, and it was all his backers could do to get him to run.

“The contest is most welcome to me,” said the Tortoise, “I shall not shirk it.”

O, how his backers cheered.

Feeling ran high on the day of the race; the goose rushed at the fox and nearly pecked him. Both sides spoke loudly of the approaching victory up to the very moment of the race.

“I am absolutely confident of success,” said the Tortoise.¬†But the Hare said nothing, he looked bored and cross.

Some of his supporters deserted him then and went to the other side, who were loudly cheering the Tortoise’s inspiriting words. But many remained with the Hare.

“We shall not be disappointed in him,” they said.¬†“A beast with such long ears is bound to win.”

“Run hard,” said the supporters of the Tortoise and¬†¬†“run hard” became a kind of catch-phrase which everybody repeated to one another.

“Hardshell and hard living. That‚Äôs what the country wants. Run hard,” they said.¬†And these words were never uttered but multitudes cheered from their hearts.

Then they were off, and suddenly there was a hush. The Hare dashed off for about a hundred yards, then he looked round to see where his rival was.

“It is rather absurd,” he said, “to race with a Tortoise.” And he sat down and scratched himself.

“Run hard! Run hard!” shouted some.

“Let him rest,” shouted others and “let him rest” became a catch-phrase too.

And after a while his rival drew near to him.

“There comes that damned Tortoise,” said the Hare, and he got up and ran as hard as could be so that he should not let the Tortoise beat him.

“Those ears will win,” said his friends. “Those ears will win and establish upon an incontestable footing the truth of what we have said.”

Some of them turned to the backers of the Tortoise and said, “What about your beast now?”

“Run hard,” they replied. “Run hard.”

The Hare ran on for nearly three hundred yards, nearly in fact as far as the winning-post, when it suddenly struck him what a fool he looked running races with a Tortoise who was nowhere in sight, and he sat down again and scratched.

“Run hard. Run hard,” said the crowd.

“Whatever is the use of it?” said the Hare, and this time he stopped for good.

Some say he slept. There was desperate excitement for an hour or two, and then the Tortoise won.

“Run hard. Run hard,” shouted his backers.¬†“Hard shell and hard living: that‚Äôs what has done it.”¬†Then they asked the Tortoise what his achievement signified, and he went and asked the Turtle.

The Turtle said, “It is a glorious victory for the forces of swiftness.”

The Tortoise repeated it to his friends. And all the beasts said nothing else for years¬†and even to this day, “a glorious victory for the forces of swiftness” is a catch-phrase in the house of the snail.

The reason that THIS VERSION of the race is not widely known is that very few of those that witnessed it survived the great forest-fire that happened shortly after which came up over the Weald by night with a great wind.

The Hare, the Tortoise and a very few of the beasts saw it far off from a high bare hill that was at the edge of the trees, and they hurriedly called a meeting to decide what messenger they should send to warn the beasts in the forest.

THEY SENT THE TORTOISE.

~ The End ~

Read more at  http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/dunsany1.html

This is so funny! Can’t help but to share.¬†

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The Beauty of Twists and Curls


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Life is filigree work.

What is written clearly is not worth much, it’s the transparency that counts.

~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The English word filigree is shortened from the earlier use of¬†filigreen¬†which derives from latin “filum” meaning thread or wire and “granum” grain, in the sense of small bead.

Though filigree has become a special branch of jewellery in modern times, it was historically part of the ordinary work of the jeweler. It is probable that in India and various parts of central Asia filigree has been worked from the most remote period without any change in the designs.

The art may be said to consist in curling, twisting and plaiting fine pliable threads of metal, and uniting them at their points of contact with each other. Small grains or beads of the same metals are often set in the eyes of volutes, on the junctions, or at intervals at which they will set off the wirework effectively. The more delicate work is generally protected by framework of stouter wire.

Filigree jewelry design, and its twisting and soldering techniques, have an application in other metal-work such as wrought iron hanging wall brackets and silertoned doors.

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

JUST FOR LAUGH

A simple wall bracket: What did you do to your hook?

A filigree-designed wall bracket: Err…I went for an extreme makeover.

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