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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!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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

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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Featured Love For Mar-Apr + Deciphering A Good Bargain


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Good day to all lovely souls out there reading this humble blog of ours. 😀

We’re supposed to post out “Featured Love” on the 27th of every month and we are one day late this month because my brain wasn’t ready to work after two days of non-stop fun staring at those screens (both big and small).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the lovely souls who are kind enough to leave us very encouraging words at our comment boxes during those 4 days of M.I.A ~ Muahk!

Okay, now back to the latest content of our ‘Featured Love‘.

Besides the usual 20-25% discount coupon, we’ve added another all-year-round discount coupon which doesn’t require you to send us any e-mail in order to get a coupon code:

Code to enter between 27 Mar and 26 Apr

Code to enter between 27 Mar and 26 Apr

Decipher the above code using the ‘Wingdings’ font and enter it during view cart in order to enjoy a 15% discount applied to your final purchase (no minimum order required).

Just like the coupon design, the code will be changed monthly; therefore do remember to always check for the latest code when you are ready to shop at Clouds N Cups. 

Here’s the Wingdings font table in their alphabetical order for your reference:

15 Perent Code - Wingdings Font Table

 

If 15% is still not enough to optimize that dollar of yours, no worries; the obtaining of our 20% coupon code is still available:

CNC Coupon 4 - 27th March 2013If you are new to how to obtain the coupon code, do check out our ‘Optimize Your Dollar‘ page for more details.

  

Till then,

Have a great day ahead!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Credits: Some Pictures used in this post are downloaded from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Our Project – Part 2


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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

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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~

A Blog Recommendation


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Ho~ Ho~ Ho~ 

Merry Christmas to you all lovely souls out there!

It is already 25th December 2012 in Singapore. We are having a really cool morning and I am still limping around happily inside my house.

So it means I will still be home bound on this wonderful day – sitting on my working couch, watching TV, reading blogs and now, typing out this blog…lol… 😉

As a matter of fact, I’ve no intention in blogging today since I’ve already uploaded 2 posts yesterday.

BUT 

See? There is always a ‘but’…

I came across the above picture while reading the blog of this lovely soul — maddie22201 — and I LOVE IT and so I decided to ‘make it mine’ by sharing it with you all!! Hehehe~

I am not sure if this drawing was done by her because she did not mention it in that particular post…but I still love most of her works.

So, if you are interested in blogs with paintings, drawings and doodles…her blog is just a click away~ 

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The journey most definitely begins within.

The reason why I am not re-blogging this is because I want to include a video of Michael Buble’s Winter Wonderland in this post (because the moment I saw this picture, this song popped into my head).

I noticed that it is not possible to do it in a re-blog. If any one of you lovely souls knows how to do it, please let me know.

Thanks~ 😀

Hope you all enjoy this blog recommendation and also the song.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Till then,

TTFN~

Your Favourite Christmas Song – Wrapping Up


How can we miss out ‘Silent Night’ on a Christmas eve?

This is exactly why we are glad that it is Beautyofsimplycity‘s favourite Christmas song and she is sporting enough to respond even though she doesn’t celebrate Christmas in her country — see, that is the true spirit of sharing!!

With this song, we are actually wrapping up the ‘What is Your Favourite Christmas Song‘ thingy.

It is really fun posting all the songs because we’ve never expected any respond in the first place and once again we would like to thank the following lovely souls for enriching this humble blog of ours for responding:

littlepoppits fun ideas for you and your poppits

Fashion Mayan

chocolatelady555 ~ love bites from the chocolate lady

egghead23 ~ thoughts about the book on my shelf

Dieu, Obviously ~ the home of vintage, homemade and organic gigs

rabbitcancook ~ a recipe of sharing & bento blog

gatesitter

ilovecolorblocks

Bridgitte Raven

findthedetails ~ interiors news and finishing touches for homes

K ~ wondering, musings, motherhood and more…

Teasa Williams

beautyofsimplycity ~ Words, pictures, drawings -randomness anyone?

Of course, we would like to give a BIG BIG THANKS for all those lovely souls who had liked and commented on these posts!! 😀

For those lovely souls who have just stumbled upon this post and not wanting to miss out any fun, here are the links of our ‘Your Favourite Christmas Song‘ links:

What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song?

Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 1

Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 2

Our Facebook Page + Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 3

Grow Your Moustache and Grow Your Heart 

(Including Part 4 of Your Favourite Christmas Song)

Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 5

More Sharing + Your Favourite Christmas Song – Part 6

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

Here are the jewelry pieces featured in some of the mentioned posts:

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We do hope there will be more of these interactions in the near future and without you lovely souls out there, we won’t be here doing this post.

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A BIG BIG CHRISTMAS-TY MUAHKKK TO YOU ALL~

Before ending this post, I would like to say:

MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG IS…

Merry Christmas in advance

Till then,

Have a good Monday & Cheers!! 😀

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It’s All About Twelves


~ The Festive Period ~

The Twelve Days of Christmas are the festive days beginning Christmas Day (25 December). This period is also known as Christmastide and Twelvetide.

In England in the Middle Ages, this period was one of continuous feasting and merrymaking, which climaxed on Twelfth Night, the traditional end of the Christmas season.

The early North American colonists brought their version of the Twelve Days over from England, and adapted them to their new country, adding their own variations over the years. For example, the modern-day Christmas wreath may have originated with these colonials

Currently, the twelve days and nights are celebrated in widely varying ways around the world. For example, some give gifts only on Christmas Day, some only on Twelfth Night, and some each of the twelve nights.

Extracted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Days_of_Christmas

~ The Song ~

The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol that enumerates a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas.

Although the specific origins of the chant are not known, it possibly began as a Twelfth Night “memories-and-forfeits” game, in which a leader recited a verse, each of the players repeated the verse, the leader added another verse, and so on until one of the players made a mistake, with the player who erred having to pay a penalty, such as offering up a kiss or a sweet.

Textual evidence indicates that the song was not English in origin, but French, though it is considered an English carol.

There are many variations of this song in which the last four objects are arranged in a different order (for example—twelve lords a-leaping, eleven ladies (or dames a-) dancing, ten pipers piping, nine drummers drumming).

In the nineteenth century, most sources for the lyrics do not include music, and those that do often include music different from what has become the standard melody.

In 1909, English composer Frederic Austin wrote an arrangement and the melody from Austin’s arrangement has since become standard. Austin’s was also one of the earliest, and possibly the earliest, to substitute “Four calling birds” for the earlier “Colly birds”.

The lyrics of The Twelve Days of Christmas may have no meaning at all. Its meaning, if it has any, has yet to be satisfactorily explained.

According to The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, “Suggestions have been made that the gifts have significance, as representing the food or sport for each month of the year.”

Extracted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Days_of_Christmas_(song)

12 more days to Christmas

13 more days to the end of our Christmas Promotion..lol…

Hope you all enjoy this post.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

Christmas Promotion

For more details, please check out OUR PROMOTIONS page. 

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