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Can I Join In The Fun?


“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.

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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”. 




Till then,

Have a wonderful day ahead!

Cheers & TTFN~

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


Allow me to be the reason behind your smile ~ unknown

CUTENESS is usually characterized by some combination of infant-like physical traits, especially small body size with a disproportionately large head, large eyes, a pleasantly fair, though not necessarily small nose, dimples, and round and softer body features.

I Luv Puppy

Konrad Lorenz argued in 1949 that infantile features triggered nurturing responses in adults and that this was an evolutionary adaptation which helped ensure that adults cared for their children, ultimately securing the survival of the species.ID-10079461

As evidence, Lorenz noted that humans react more positively to animals that resemble infants—with big eyes, big heads, shortened noses, etc.—than to animals that do not.


The gender of a person can determine their perception of the difference in cuteness.

In a study by Spengelmeyer et al.(2009) it suggests that women were more sensitive to small differences in cuteness than the same aged men.

This suggests that reproductive hormones in women are important for determining cuteness.


The widely perceived cuteness of domesticated animals, such as dogs and cats, may be due to the fact that humans selectively breed their pets for infant-like characteristics, including non-aggressive behavior and childlike appearance.

Studies have also shown that responses to cuteness—and to facial attractiveness in general—seem to be similar across and within cultures.

The phenomenon is not restricted to humans. The young of many mammal and bird species share a similar set of typical physical proportions, beyond absolute body size, that distinguish them from adults of their own species.


In the recent finding of a juvenile Triceratops skull, one journalist suggested its features, which included “a shortened face and big eyes”, were “probably as cute as a button – at least to its mother”.

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The word cute is pronounced as ‘ke ai’ (可爱) in Mandarin.

Sadly, there was a period of time when people had misused these two words by calling females ‘ke ai’ but actually meant ‘ke lian mei ren ai‘  (怜没人爱 – You are pitiful because nobody loves you).

怜 (ke lian) – pitiful

没人 (mei ren) – nobody

 (ai) – Love

Fortunately I’ve not been hearing this cruel joke nowadays, so GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

Now, for the ‘Your Favourite Christmas Song‘ section, we’ve another lovely soul, Tessa William, who has the same  favourite Christmas song as Findthedetails (posted in Part 5 ) —  Fairy Tale of New York.  

Since the first song was actually a video provided by the lovely soul him/herself, I will have another YouTube video, in this case, the link, dedicated specially for Tessa as the video just wouldn’t appear in this post… 😦

Fairytale of New York – Ronan Keating and Moya Brennan

Hope you all enjoy this post.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Let The Roses Rise (Part 1)


Birthday flowers are ascribed by tradition for those born on any given date in the year in Europe and the West. In a cultural sense, flower characteristics such as appearance, color, and scent, have relevance as gifts. It is believed that it were the Romans who started celebrating birth and birthdays using flowers.

Seasonal flowers were used not just for decoration, but also taken as gifts and therefore can probably be credited with the tradition of birth flowers.

Since the jewelry design in this post is a rose, let me share with you the various roses or rose-relating items found in the list of birthday flowers in Wikipedia.

I am not sure how true the list is since it has listed 31 types of flowers/items representing the days for every month and hmm…we don’t have 31 days for every month eh? So this is just for the sake of fun learning :

Rosa Multiflora (2nd January)

Rosa Multiflora is a species of rose native to eastern Asia, in China, Japan and Korea. It is grown as an ornamental plant, and also used as a rootstock for grafted ornamental rose cultivars.

Some places classify Multiflora rose as a “noxious weed”.  In grazing areas, this rose is generally considered to be a serious pest, though it is considered excellent fodder for goats.


Rosa Rugosa (7th January)

Rosa Rugosa  is a species of rose native to eastern Asia, in northeastern China, Japan, Korea and southeastern Siberia, where it grows on the coast, often on sand dunes.

It is widely used as an ornamental plant and has been introduced to numerous areas of Europe and North America. The sweetly scented flowers are used to make pot-pourri in Japan and China, where it has been cultivated for about a thousand years.

The Rosa Rugosa has many common names, several of which refer to the fruit’s resemblance to a tomato, like Beach Tomato or Sea Tomato.


May Rose (3rd February)

I have problem in finding the exact information for this particular rose, so I am not sure if this May Rose is actually referring to the Marjorie May Rose. Anyway, why not take a look at this particular rose?

Marjorie May Rose is a Floribunda rose which produces clusters of large, slightly fragrant, rich orange flowers, blended with pinks and yellows. Leaves are leathery, semi-glossy. Often the flowers are very fragrant.

Most varieties grow on long canes that sometimes climb. Unfortunately, this favorite plant is quite susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, many of which can be controlled with good cultural practices.


Yellow Rose (2nd March)

Somewhere in the 18th Century, yellow wild roses were discovered growing in the Middle East. When these were brought back to Europe they caused a sensation. Immediately they were planted and the first attempts at hybridization with yellow roses took place.

There are three yellow species roses, which formed the foundation for modern yellow rose hybrids: Rosa Ecae, Rosa Foetida and Rosa Hemisphaerica.

With the advent of the yellow genes being hybridized into European roses came a weakness: blackspot. The yellow rose species were not capable of resistance to this dreadful fungal disease. However, with time and patience, the hybridizers began turning out some lovely creations.

Most of the initial yellow roses still suffered blackspot and were not terribly vigorous, but the blooms began to take on fuller shapes, pleasant fragrance and varying shades from pale lemon to almost peach/copper.

Yellow roses have come a long way since that first introduction. They demonstrate tremendous vigor both as shrubs and climbers and come in a variety of flower form from single to densely petal packed doubles in many glorious shades of pale lemon creams, deep golds, true yellows, buff yellows, peach yellows, and coppery yellows.


Carolina Rose (??? 30th Feb ???)

The Carolina Rose is is a member of the rose family which includes about 2,000 species of trees, shrubs, and herbs worldwide; approximately 77 native and 9 naturalized tree species and many species of shrubs and herbs in North America.

A low, freely suckering shrub, Carolina rose grows 1-3 ft. high. From thorny stems are borne fragrant, 2 inches wide, 5-petaled, pink flowers. Flowers occur singly or in small clusters. The fruit, a hip, turns from dark green to bright red as it ripens.


Rose-Scented Geraniums (4th April)

This is not a rose but a rose-scented plant. Well, why not learn more?

In nature, there are some plants and flowers that have complex aromas and flavors. Scented geraniums are all actually members of species Pelagornium; they are not true geraniums. The name pelagornium and geranium both have Greek roots and refer to the long, bill like seed that each plant produces.

Growing scented geraniums became a popular pastime of the people in Victorian England, where they would raise them in heated greenhouses. This trend continued until 1914 when fuel to heat the green houses was banned due to the war.

Synthetic rose oil is made using rose scented geraniums. The dried leaves are also used in sachets and potpourri. In aromatherapy rose scented geranium is used for facial steams as it is reputed to have anti-aging effects on the skin. It is also reputed to ease insomnia and have an antidepressant effect.

Rose scented geranium is often used to flavor jellies. Any of the leaves can be steeped in milk to extract their particular flavor (such as nutmeg, cinnamon, or apricot), and then added to custards, puddings, or sauces.


Withered Rose (20th May)

Withered Rose?? Seriously??

According to, withered rose is defined as a grayish red to moderate reddish brown…What the…

I guess this is a bit redundant, so here’s a poem, Poor Withered Rose by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844–1930), which I think it is worth sharing:

POOR wither’d rose and dry

 Skeleton of a rose,

Risen to testify

To love’s sad close

Treasur’d for love’s sweet sake

That of joy past

Thou mightst again awake

Memory at last

Yet is thy perfume sweet

Thy petals red

Yet tell of summer heat

 And the gay bed

Yet, yet recall the glow

Of the gazing sun

When at thy bush we two

Join’d hands in one

But, rose, thou hast not seen

Thou hast not wept

The change that pass’d between

Whilst thou hast slept

To me thou seemest yet

The dead dream’s thrall

While I live and forget

Dream, truth, and all

Thou art more fresh than I

Rose, sweet and red

Salt on my pale cheeks lie

The tears I shed

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Bridal Rose (26th May)

White (Bridal) Rose symbolizes a happy love.

The origins of the tradition of wedding petals are not so clear-cut, but it is known that in medieval England, it was traditional for the bride to be preceded by a flower girl on her way to church, who would strew fresh rose petals before her to signify happiness.

The colors of such wedding rose petals are often chosen to match the bridesmaid’s dresses, and they can also be used to decorate floral walkways at the reception.

Fresh rose petals are frequently used as table decorations, and if fresh petals are not available, many outlets sell freeze-dried rose petals that look just the same.


Cistaceae (16th June)

The Cistaceae (or rock-rose familyrock rose family) is a small family of plants known for its beautiful shrubs, which are profusely covered by flowers at the time of blossom.

The ability of Cistaceae to thrive in many Mediterranean habitats follows from two important ecological properties: mycorrhizal ability and fast renewal after wildfire.

Most Cistaceae have the ability to create symbiotic relationship with root fungi of genus Tuber. In this relationship, the fungus complements the root system in its task of absorbing water and minerals from the soil, and thus allows the host plant to dwell on particularly poor soils.

Cistaceae have also optimally adapted to the wildfires that frequently eradicate large areas of forest. The plants cast their seeds in the soil during the growth period, but the latter don’t germinate right in the next season. Their hard coating is impermeable to the water, and thus the seeds remain dormant for a long period of time.

This together with their small size allows it to establish a large seed bank rather deep in the soil. Once the fire comes and kills the vegetation in the area, the seed coating softens or cracks as a result of the heating, and the surviving seeds germinate shortly after the fire.

This mechanism allows the Cistaceae to produce a large number of young shoots simultaneously and at the right time, and thus to obtain an important advantage over other plants in the process of repopulating the area.


Hellebore (25th June)

Hellebores (sometimes known as the Christmas or Lenten rose) are perennial garden plants with elegant flowers, perfect for brightening up shady areas during late winter and early spring. Some species are grown for their striking evergreen architectural foliage.

Many species are poisonous. Despite names such as “Christmas rose” and “Lenten rose”, hellebores are not closely related to the rose family.


I am covering the first six months of the year in this post because dinner is starting and I am hungry.

I’ve had fun searching for these information and I do hope you’ll have fun reading them as well.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Can I change?


“A leopard cannot change its spots.”

I guess this is a very common phrase so decided to share with you all a cute comic found at

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.

If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

Gail Sheehy

Have fun reading~

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Set Fire To The Rain


A punk is a smoldering stick used for lighting firework fuses. It is safer than a match or a lighter because it can be used from a greater distance and does not use an open flame. They are made of bamboo and a brown coating of dried manure or compressed sawdust.

Punks often resemble sticks of incense, and in some countries actual incense sticks are used in a similar fashion.

Since incense is mentioned, here’s some information about this item as well:

The term incense refers to the substance itself, rather than to the odour that it produces. It was used by Chinese cultures from Neolithic times and became more widespread in the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties.

The earliest recorded use of incense comes from the ancient Chinese, who used incense from herbs and plant products (such as cassia, cinnamon, styrax,sandalwood, amongst others) during the rites of formal ceremonies. Eventually, the Hindus adopted the use of incense from the Chinese, but they were the first to also use roots for incense.

Incense was used by the ancient Egyptians, not only to counteract unpleasant odours, but also to drive away demons and please the gods.

At around 2000 BC, Ancient China was the first civilization who began the use of incense in the religious sense, namely for worship.

The Babylonians used incense while offering prayers to divining oracles.  Incense spread from there to Greece and Rome.

Brought to Japan in the 6th century by Korean Buddhist monks, who used the mystical aromas in their purification rites, the delicate scents of Koh (high-quality Japanese incense) became a source of amusement and entertainment with nobles in the Imperial Court during the Heian Era200 years later.

During the 14th century Shogunate, a samurai warrior might perfume his helmet and armor with incense to achieve an aura of invincibility (as well as to make a noble gesture to whomever might take his head in battle).

It wasn’t until the Muromachi Era during the 15th and 16th century that incense appreciation spread to the upper and middle classes of Japanese society.

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Got to know this song from my baby sis.  Fireworks kind of reminded me of fire raining from the sky and thus sharing this song with you all.

Have fun reading and listening~

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.

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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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Gosh! It Isn’t Even A Word?

Impossible - 15-3-2013

A lovely soul Fashion Mayann left us a comment after reading “Mission Impossible???”:

 In France, we have this saying : “Impossible is not French” !!! Have a bright day ! 

I was very intrigued by this saying and decided to check it out. Here are the information that I’ve extracted from

Meaning of this say

There’s no such thing as can’t

This French expression is actually a proverb, equivalent to “there’s no such thing as can’t” or simply “nothing is impossible.”

In French, you should never say that something is impossible, because – according to the proverb – impossible isn’t even a French word.

Likewise, in English, you should never say that you “can’t” do something because the concept of “can’t” doesn’t exist.

In other words, nothing is impossible and there isn’t anything you can’t do.

Here’s another lovely comment that we’ve received from Samantha @ Bondingtool concerning this topic:

I saw a picture of fish climbing tree once and another of different animals made to perform tasks not suitable for them.

Yeah… Nothing is impossible :D

Always remember one important thing

  Although nothing is impossible

It doesn’t mean that you can do whatever your heart wants you to do

Doing the same thing with different intentions

May it be good or bad

It it entirely up to you to decide

The result might be the same

What matter most is

The initial intention

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~


Our Project – Part 2


A lovely soul by the name of LindaGargiulo has touched our heart in this project because she has invited two friends of hers to help us with the translation.

Linda is also the first to participate in the designing of our 20% discount coupon and we will be featuring her design on the 27th Jan 2013.

If you are interested in contributing a your coupon design, feel free to do so even if you are not interested in obtaining the discount coupon. Click here for more details.

Without further adieu, here are the translations given to us by Linda and her wonderful friends:

“What comes free, has a sweet stay, and is soon to go.”

Translated by Linda

“What is free is yet to come, what is sweet stays, what came for a brief moment had to go.”

Translated by Linda’s friend. 

“May you arrive freely, may your stay be sweet, and may you leave for a short while”

Translated by Carl (Linda’s friend)

As I was re-reading all the comments, I realized that I’ve missed out the translation done by Julespaige:

“What is free is sweet. Let it be, for it is briefly with us.”

We’ve managed to rearrange the words and present you with our interpretation inspired by the above translations

Our Project - Part 2

This interpretation is similar and yet slightly different from the previous one because we are making word ‘brief’ as an individual element whereas the word ‘brief’ was used as a summary for whatever is free or sweet.

So, this post kind of wrap up our first project.

Which interpretation do you prefer? Or perhaps which interpretation do you think is closest to the original one?

You will sure brighten our days if you can share with us your insightful thoughts by leaving us your comment in this post.

Hope you all enjoy reading this post.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

There Is No Right Or Wrong, It is Just Your P.O.V

Just yesterday, my baby sis told me a joke even when she was feeling very sick. I find it very funny and yet meaningful and so I decided to share with you lovely souls out there.

ID-10066268If you know who Bear Grylls is, go ahead and scroll down so that you can laugh heartily at this joke.

Bear who?

Here are his information:

Bear Grylls in Man Vs Wild




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How people react when they see an ant in their pizza?


The pessimists would say:

“Oh no! There is an ant in my pizza! Now I have to go hungry for the night….*sob*…”


The optimists would say:

“Grrrrreat! Free ant protein for dinner! What a night!”

Bear Grylls would say:

“Oh~there is a pizza IN my ant!”


According to the World English Dictionary:

— n , pl points of view

1. a position from which someone or something is observed
2. a mental viewpoint or attitude
3. the mental position from which a story is observed or narrated: the omniscient point of view

It is perfectly okay to stand by your own point of view and have your stand conveyed when you are engaging in an argument.

But don’t you forget that the other party is also trying to get his/her stand or P.O.V conveyed across to you at the same time over the same issue or problem.


“You JUST don’t get what I mean…uh..Huh?”


“What do you mean?

It is YOU who can’t see the big picture and you are

blaming me for not getting what YOU mean???”

In logic and philosophy, an argument is an attempt to persuade someone of something, by giving reasons or evidence for accepting a particular conclusion.  ~ Extracted from Wikipedia

Perhaps, rather than to give reasons to support your P.O.V, why not just try standing in each other’s shoes and then coming out with a compromised conclusion?

You may say it is easier said than done…I totally agreed with this, BUT I am willing to try it out because this is just one of the lessons we need to learn in life (not getting into heated arguments, but putting yourself in other’s shoes).

If you’ve already read this humble post of ours and you are about to start an argument with one of your loved ones hours from now, why not just take a deep breath, think about this joke and start putting yourself in their shoes.

Maybe, I mean, maybe… your day would never be the same again?

Hope you all enjoy reading this post!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

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Walking On Sunshine!!

Do hit the play button before you start reading this post~

Yep, yep and yep….

I am practically walking on sunshine even though it is still raining outside 😀

First thing first, happy Thursday to all the lovely souls out there reading this humble post of ours!

How’s your day?

I really, really hope you all are fine!! 😀

Why am I walking on sunshine, you might wonder?

Dearie missgreyshus took me by surprise with this nomination. 😀

Sunshine award for the third time…hmmm…I guess I am now very tanned…lol…thank you very much for making this cloudy day a lovely one for me. 😀

As I’ve already mentioned the rules before so I will just cut it short by answering the 10 questions; let me see what are the questions:

Favourite colour?

  • All kinds of blues (expect for Monday Blues)….*and I am feeling……GOOD….*  (make a guess…what song is this???)

Favourite animal?

  • Erhmm…let me clear my throat ~how much is that doggy in the window…woof..woof!!!

Favourite number?

  • 5 … love to be in the middle of everything…lol…

 Favourite drink no alcohol?

  • All kinds of drinks with lychee in them!!!!

Prefer FB or Twitter?

  • Facebook and I missed those FB game-playing days…

Your passion?

  • This is one hair-pulling question..first…I need to find the actual meaning for passion.

Passion (from the Ancient Greek verb πάσχω (paskho) meaning to suffer) is a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing.

  • Passion = to suffer? This is really an ironic meaning. Sadly to say I don’t really have a big passion for any specific thing…so I don’t want to type an answer just for the sake of answering. However, via this question, I now know the actual meaning of the word, how cool is that? 😉
  • By the way, I love passion fruit.

Prefer to receive or give gifts?

  • Of course, it is always nice to receive gifts from people, especially from the ones you love. On the other hand, the joy you get from giving is just indescribable, especially when you know you are capable of giving. I am sure you lovely souls out there will share the same sentiment.

 Favorite model car?

  • Don’t know too much about cars…so…no favourite in this case…lol…

Favourite day of the week?

  • WEDNESDAY!!! It is two days away from Monday Blues and it is only two days away from the weekend…like I mentioned before, I simply love to be in the middle of everything…:D

Favorite flower?

  • White Calla Lily – A South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix.

The calla lily is symbolic of marriage and purity because of its white color and its trumpet-like shape, similar to a woman’s shape.

It is also the symbol of rebirth and resurrection; therefore, it is widely used in funeral arrangements and planted in cemeteries.

Now, here are some links for the blogs of a few more lovely souls who have been showering me with love by reading and liking my posts:

  • A Shade of Pen – A journey of exploration of my ownself and yours as well!
  • Manon’s Maze A labyrinth of fashion, movies and all my other obsessions

What time is it?? Question Time!!

Phew~ I cannot believe that I’ve answered 20 questions for this award…perhaps it is time for me to ask some questions because I would love to read about your point of view to some of my random thoughts:

Let’s get the ball rolling with 3 questions first:

  1. Between the sun and the moon, which one would you choose to be and why?
  2. Will you be satisfied with only half glass of water?
  3. Which one can you do without? TV or PC?

If any lovely soul out there who would love to share your with us, just do a post answering these questions in your blog and post the link in this comment section.

Hope to hear from you all soon~

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN

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