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When The Wise One Meets The Proud One



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:

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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This photo has reminded me of how we call owls in Chinese.

We call owls ‘mao tou ying’ (猫头鹰), literally ‘Cat Head Eagle’.

Love this cute photo so decided to do a re-blog.

Hope you all will love it like I did.

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Blog Recommendation – Owls

How time flies, it is another Friday and the coming week will be the last week of October.

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As I was running through our products when doing our product pricing, I noticed that I seemed to have purchased quite a few owl-related jewelries without realizing it and I couldn’t help but to wonder…is burning too much midnight oil indirectly turning me into an owl fanatic?

Woo~ woo~

Anyway, just last week we’ve had a private viewing session for one of my best friends and I didn’t realize that she’s so into owl-related stuff after being friends for almost 20 years (I know…I know….I am a bad friend) and bought a matching ring and necklace.

Today, we’ve another private viewing session for another friend of ours and it was basically like a VIP viewing session…pasta and lady earl grey tea for dinner before viewing and she was basically amazed by our prices even before we apply our ‘friendship discount’ and it kinda made me wonder if I am selling them too…hmmm…affordable?

Well, as long as we making a reasonable profit and it makes people happy, I don’t really mind. At least she left our house, a happy lady.

Okay, enough of my blabbering…

Today, I would like to recommend this blog which I’ve followed (no-string-attached) for quite a while:

An Owl a Day Keeps Burnout Away…right?

Although I don’t really leave the blogger any comment whenever I read this blog, I follow it religiously and liked almost each and every owl design because they are all so cool!

The blogger has given himself/herself a 365-day challenge to create an owl design a day and there are already 137 owl designs so far.

So, if you are interested in owls or perhaps nice art works, why not just visit this blog and press the like button if you find them delightful or amazing, it is just a click away.

Today is a holiday in Singapore but it makes no difference to me since I AM WORKING AT HOME…

Muahaaaaaa~ (evil grin) 

Okay, I am not that evil….hope you will enjoy the blog that I’ve recommended and have a GREAT GREAT weekend ahead!

Till then,


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