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Featured Loves – April 2014


Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

~ Edward Abbey

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GRRRRrrrrrRRRR!!!!

Without any further adieu, 

Let’s us all venture into the wilderness with

Clouds N Cups

APRIL’S  FEATURED LOVES

The prices for the following items will be reduced from

14th April till 14th May 2014

You can always enter “CNCSHARE” before checking out in order to enjoy a further 15% discount off all normal priced items (including those featured ones).

FOR YOUR FINGERS

FOR YOUR NECK

FOR YOUR WRISTS

Do drop by our humble little shop should any of the above products are already in your wish list.

Happy Shopping!!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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When The Wise One Meets The Proud One


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A WISE OLD OWL

A wise old owl lived in an oak

The more he saw the less he spoke

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

Owls are one of the oldest species of vertebrate animal in existence, fossils have been found dating back 60 million years, showing the bird to have changed very little in that time and they are one of the few birds that have been found in prehistoric cave paintings.

In ancient Greece, owls were often seen as a symbol of good fortune. The idea of the ‘wise old owl‘ may have come into being from the association of the Little Owl with the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athene.

In contrast, the Romans saw owls as omens of impending disaster.

Hearing the hoot of an owl indicated an imminent death, it is thought that the deaths of many famous Romans was predicted by the hoot of an owl, including Julius Caesar, Augustus & Agrippa.

To ward off the evil caused by an owl, it was believed that the offending owl should be killed & nailed to the door of the affected house.

In India, there were beliefs about events predicted by the number of owl hoots:

  • 1 time = impending death
  • 2 times = success in imminent venture
  • 3 times = woman will be married into the family
  • 4 times = disturbance
  • 5 times = imminent travel
  • 6 times = guests arriving
  • 7 times = mental distress
  • 8 times = sudden death
  • 9 times = good fortune

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ 10 TIMES=  THE OWL IS VERY VERY VERY HUNGRY!!! ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶

(can’t help but to add in this for fun…lol…)

Read more at: http://www.pauldfrost.co.uk/intro_o2.html

A Wise Owl: I am not a proud bird.

A Proud Peacock: It is good to stay humble.

A Wise Owl: Yeah…I am wise enough to know that I cannot be too proud.

A Proud Peacock: …………

Maybe it might be the very serious look on the owl’s face that gave people the idea that the owl was wise, unfortunately, the owl is not a wise animal and in fact, for its size, the owl has a small brain and is not as smart as geese, crows, and ravens.

Wise or not wise, here’s a video of some true facts about the owl to share with you lovely souls out there.

Enjoy reading and watching!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Don’t Get Too Excited~


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” Be still, my beating heart.”

An expression of excitement when seeing the object of one’s romantic affections.


Here’s an extract of the lyrics  from a song titled “Be Still  My Beating Heart” by Sting:

Be still my beating heart

It would be better to be cool

It’s not time to be open just yet

A lesson once learned is so hard to forget

Read more at songmeanings.net

To be still, or not to be, don’t be still for too long…blood circulation is still needed for our hearts to stay alive. 😛

Enjoy reading!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Can I Join In The Fun?


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“Birds of a feather flock together”

Meaning given by The Phrase Finder

Those of similar taste congregate in groups.

Personally, I prefer the meaning by the Urban Dictionary:

When people that act the same, hang out together.

People that have the same morals often tend to group.

It has nothing to do with jealousy, nor the amount of friends a person is allowed to hang out with.

It is NOT pointed towards having a close friend neither.

It simply means when people act the same, they normally hang out.

Like a clique.

Can I Join?

Its Origin

The first known citation in print of the currently used English version of the phrase appeared in 1599.

In The Dictionarie in Spanish and English, which was complied by the English lexicographer John Minsheu:

Birdes of a feather will flocke togither

The expression appears to have surfaced in the 16th century, allegedly a literal translation of Plato’s Republic via Benjamin Jowett:

Men of my age flock together; we are birds of a feather, as the old proverb says.

In nature, birds of a single species do in fact frequently form flocks. Ornithologists explain this behaviour as a ‘safety in numbers’ tactic to reduce their risk of predation.

Birds Formation

In language terms, it was previously more common to refer to birds flying together than flocking together.

Extracted from: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/birds-of-a-feather-flock-together.html

It has been a while since we’ve posted something related to the design of our jewelry piece, hopefully you all would enjoy reading this piece of information.

Last but not least, it is very overwhelming to see so many lovely souls leaving telling us the four words they found in our previous post (also a re-blog) “What Describes You”. 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR KIND MOTIVATION VIA RESPONDING !!!

MUAHKKKKK~

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Till then,

Have a wonderful day ahead!

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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Hello, Are You Cinderella?


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Cinderella is one of the most recognized stories around the world. The themes from the story appear in the folklore of many cultures. 

The earliest recorded version of the tale comes from China. It was written down by Tuan Ch’eng-shih in the middle of the ninth century A.D. (850-60 Common Era). 

There is no fairy godmother in this earliest known version. A magical fish is Yeh-shen’s helper instead. However, a golden shoe is used to identify Yeh-shen to the prince who wants to marry her.

Although a reference to the story exists in 16th century German literature, the next written version of the story comes from Charles Perrault in his Contes de ma Mere L’Oyein 1697.

Perrault’s version has a more humane ending than many versions of the tale with Cinderella finding husbands for her sisters.

The sisters are left poor, blind, maimed, or even dead in many versions of the tale.

The Grimm Brothers’ German version, known as Aschenputtel, or Ash Girl, does not have a fairy godmother. At the end, the stepsisters’ eyes are pecked by birds from the tree to punish them for their cruelty.

In modern times, the tale of Cinderella has inspired countless picture books, musicals, novels, and dreams of little girls.

Extracts from: SurlaLune Fairy Tales: History of Cinderella

Dreams of little girls, perhaps of ladies as well…I guess.

Hope you enjoy reading.

TTFN~ 😀

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The One That Hasn’t A Moustache


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Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn’t a moustache?

~ James Branch Cabell 

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DO YOU LOVELY SOULS KNOW WHY?

King cards of all four suits (Source: Wikipedia)

Before scrolling down to the history of playing cards, here are some fun facts of the kings:

  • The king of hearts is sometimes called the “suicide king” because he appears to be sticking his sword into his head and he is the only king without a moustache.
  • The king of diamonds is the only king not depicted carrying a sword, wielding an axe instead giving him the card playing nickname “the man with the axe.” 
  • The king of spades is the only king looking to the right.

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICE THE ABOVE WHILE PLAYING?

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 WELL….*GULP*….I DON’T….

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Playing cards were invented in imperial China and were found in China as early as the 9th century during the Tang Dynasty (618–907). By the 11th century, playing cards could be found throughout the Asian continent.

W.H Wilkinson suggests that the first cards may have been actual paper currency which were both the tools of gaming and the stakes being played for as in trading card games.

The Chinese word pái (牌) is used to describe both paper cards and gaming tiles.

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Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, probably from Mamluk Egypt, and are still used in traditional Italian,Spanish, and Portuguese decks.

The Mameluke deck contained 52 cards comprising four “suits:” polo sticks (baton), coins, swords, and cups.

King of Coins (Diamonds), King of Swords (Spades), King of Batons (Clubs), King of Cups (Hearts): four kings from a Spanish deck (Source: Wikipedia)

In the late 14th century, the use of playing cards spread rapidly throughout Europe. Documents mentioning cards date from 1371 in Spain, 1377 in Switzerland, and 1380 in many locations including Florence and Paris.

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The earliest cards were made by hand and printed woodcut decks appeared in the 15th century.

In the 15th century, Europeans changed the court cards to represent European royalty and attendants, originally “king”, “chevalier” (knight), and “knave”.

The original meaning of knave was male child, so in this context the character could represent the “prince”, son to the King and Queen.

The meaning ‘servant’ for the word ‘knave’ was developed later.

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The four suits now used in most of the world — spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs — originated in France in about 1480.

The whole deck of 52 cards represents the 52 weeks of the year. Therefore, the whole deck is also equal to 364 days of the year (the positivist calendar) with the four suits corresponding to the four seasons.

The United States introduced the joker into the deck. The styling of the joker and its function are almost identical to the Fool from the original French Tarot deck, which had been removed in the transformation to the standard 52-card French deck.

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In a French deck, the court cards do have names. Because the manufacture of playing cards was illegal in the UK during the Interregnum, when the English Restoration came and the court began playing card games, the suits in an English deck came from the French deck, but without all of the lore.

The most common names for the kings were:

  • King of Diamonds: Caesar (presumably after Julius Caesar, dictator of the Roman Republic)
  • King of Spades: David (a biblical king)
  • King of Clubs: Alexander (king of Macedonia and ruler of one of the largest empires of the ancient world)
  • King of Hearts: Charles (presumably after Charlemagne)

In early games the kings were always the highest card in their suit. However, as early as the late 14th century special significance began to be placed on the nominally lowest card, now called the Ace, so that it sometimes became the highest card and the Two, or Deuce, the lowest.

Read More @

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_(playing_card)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_card

After the trip back from the history of playing cards, here’s a lovely P.O.V. contribution about family love by Vijay:

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Let's Play - Home Sweet Home

 A big thank you to Vijay for joining in the fun and sharing his love with us.

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Thank you for being part of our WP family and yes, we love you too!

We do look forward to receive more lovely contributions from all lovely souls out there soon!

 

Finally, we’ve finished with the listing of our Moustache Candies and if you can’t grow yourself a moustache, do hop down to our shop to get yourself one (that doesn’t need to be trimmed).

We are very sorry for the long silence since last week but it made us so happy to still receive many ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ notifications while we are M.I.A!

ヽ(´ー`)ノ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR READERSHIP SUPPORT AND LOVE! MUAHK!!! ヽ(´ー`)ノ

These were events that had kept me away from my laptop

  • Gotten my first custom made order for a long necklace and another custom made bulk order for a school raising gala!

ヽ(´▽`)/YAY!!ヽ(´▽`)/

  • Had and still having a visitor, by the name of Kerby, staying with us since last Thursday because his owner was hopsitalised.

ヽ(´ー`)ノYOU SURE? …YIPPEE…FOR REAL?!!ヽ(´ー`)ノ

  • Gotten several bone crunching bites on my right hand by that nerve-wrecking (but adorable) visitor while trying to bathe it during last Friday!!

¿ⓧ_ⓧﮌ OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! ¿ⓧ_ⓧﮌ

  • Spent 70% of my time (and Lovable Mom’s) mopping the entire house (in attempt to un-mark his territories) while he continues trying to mark his territories around the house with his…hmmm….you know what…right?

(⇀‸↼‶) TIRED! TIRED! TIRED! (⇀‸↼‶)

Now, with him being partially toilet-trained (Thank GOD for this! My own puppy was not even partially toilet-trained during her entire 12 years) and with my right index finger being able to type and do the mouse clicking….

WE ARE BACK TO POST AND START SHOWERING HAUNTING YOU LOVELY SOULS WITH OUR ‘LIKES’ AND ‘COMMENT’NOTIFICATIONS! 

WOAHH HAAAAAAA! HAAAA! HAAA!!!!!!

(Evil laughter temporarily filling the air …ONCE AGAIN….)

Till then,

Have a great day ahead, always!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Who Has The Key?


A lovely soul, lillylion made a comment in our previous post  — When You Strike Out, You Always Strike In.

While I was pondering and in the midst of typing out a reply, words came into my mind (Yippee!!).

Here’s the comment and reply that inspired me the words I am going to share with you lovely souls today:

A lovely comment from lillylion 

“I love the idea that a closed heart is a weapon. Sigh. #Love “

My reply to her comment

Yep…a closed heart is quite dangerous in a sense that you are actually the victim if you choose to listen advises using a closed heart rather than an open mind.

Glad to know you love this…Have a great day ahead, always~ Cheers!!  

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Mind has door

A password can open it

That word is stored safely in your heart, waiting for your willingness to retrieve it

~ Toba Beta

May you lovely souls out there enjoy reading  this post.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

When You Strike Out, You Always Strike In


I have received another meaningful and worth sharing message from my Facebook App

Message From God

Hopefully after reading this, you might just want to think twice before making that fatal strike.

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Have a great Monday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

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If Valentine Were Here Today, What Would He Say?


We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance.

St. Valentine’s Day

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DID YOU KNOW THAT

  • Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
  • Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

(Information from History.com)

Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance.

That’s what Valentine’s day is all about, right?

Well, maybe not…

The origin of this holiday for the expression of love really isn’t romantic at all.

On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.

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Not really that romantic huh?

Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, the emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues.

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To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. This was based on the hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers because married soldiers might be afraid of what might happen to them or their wives or families if they died.

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The church thought that marriage was very sacred between one man and one woman for their life and that it was to be encouraged. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

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When Valentine’s actions were discovered, he was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured.

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In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. Legends vary on how the martyr’s name became connected with romance. The date of his death may have become mingled with the Feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love.

In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentine’s Day.

Gradually, February 14 became a date for exchanging love messages, poems and simple gifts.

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Love Is In The Air – Angelic Love

Read more at http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day

If Valentine were here today.

He would say to married couples —

That there comes a time where you’re going to have to suffer.

It’s not going to be easy to maintain your commitment and your vows in marriage.

Don’t be surprised if the ‘gushing’ love that you have for someone,

Changes to something less “gushing” but maybe much more mature.

And the question is,

Is that young person ready for that?

~ Father Frank O’Gara 

Before ending this post, I would like to share with you lovely souls one of my favourite love songs – Perfect Moment.

Have you already found that someone who can share all those PERFECT MOMENTS with you?

If yes, do spare sometime to think about what St Valentine would say if he were here today

AND

Get yourself ready for a wonderful commitment ahead!

😀

Have a fun and lovely day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

😀

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