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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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Don’t Get Too Excited~


” 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


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. 😛

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Who Can Blame Them For Being Proud?


” 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.”

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Peacocks have been a symbol of wealth, beauty and rebirth since ancient times — 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.


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.

Enjoy reading!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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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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I know Life Sucks But Just Love It Since We Don’t Get To Live Forever Anyway….

The present moment is nice but it does not last.

Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited

The junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it

And you do not know where the limited will take you.

~ Bruce Catton


Lyrics extracted from the song, A Shoulder To Cry On sang by Tommy Page

Life is full of lots of up and downs,

But the distance feels further,

When it’s headed for the ground,

And there’s nothing more painful,

Than to let your feeling take you down.

I’ve gotten to know this song via an extra curriculum activity called ‘LDDS’ when I was in secondary one (hmm…22 years ago…gosh…I feel so old right now).

Although I don’t really consider it as one of my favourite songs, the first part of the lyrics just etched itself into my mind and no matter how hard I tried to forget, I will still remember it. So well, just be it…since it was quite useful to hum this song whenever I am in one of those down moods.

If you are interested to know this song, here’s a link to a YouTube video with the full lyrics and many cute photos:

A Shoulder To Cry On

As a matter of fact, I am inspired by a quote by Mother Theresa ‘Life is’ and it kind of reminded me of this piece of jewelry so I decided to pen down this post and the above is just a side track to this (I tend to stray off very easily).

So take a look at this quote and if you can understand why I’ve put this piece of jewelry in this post, let me know if we do share the same sentiment.

Without further adieu, here’s the quote:

Life is an opportunity

Benefit from it

Life is beauty

Admire it

Life is a dream

Realize it

Life is a challenge

Meet it

Life is a duty

Complete it

Life is a game

Play it

Life is a promise

Fulfill it

Life is sorrow

Overcome it

Life is a song

Sing it

Life is a struggle

Accept it

Life is a tragedy

Confront it

Life is an adventure

Dare it

Life is luck

Make it

Life is too precious

Do not destroy it

Life is life

Fight for it

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Till then,

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The Definition of a Rose


” A Rose is a rose is a rose.”

And no, there is no typo-error here but a very intriguing phrase, so here’s its meaning and origin.

Meaning: Most often attributed to this is the notion that when all is said and done, a thing is what it is.

Origin: The line is from Gertrude Stein’s poem Sacred Emily, written in 1913 and published in 1922, in Geography and Plays.

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

Loveliness extreme.

Extra gaiters,

Loveliness extreme.

Sweetest ice-cream.

Pages ages page ages page ages.

Extracted from: The Phrase finder,

To enjoy is to enjoy is to enjoy…so do enjoy reading!

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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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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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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~


In All The Thousand Small Uncaring Ways…

Extracted From 'Message from God', Message Design By Clouds N Cups

‘Message from God’/ Design: Clouds N Cups 2013/Picture:

If you would rather live than die, all is in your hand…



Life is lost

Minute by Minute

Day by Dragging Day

In All The Thousand Small Uncaring Ways

Have you ever wonder if you’ve ever made, not yourself but your loved ones losing their lives in thousand of small uncaring ways?

May this message makes you ponder as hard as I did

Have a great Thursday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~






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