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Mixed Feelings…


“Mirrors & high-heeled shoes

A lady’s best friend and worst enemy”

Clouds N Cups 2013

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home

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Here’s a contribution from SirenaTales to share with you lovely souls out there for our

Let’s Play: Home Sweet Home

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ヽ(´▽`)/  A big thank you to SirenaTales for joining in the fun and sharing her love with us.ヽ(´▽`)/ 

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

Before ending this post, we’ve another lovely soul, Mummyshymz,  leaving us a comment about her listening to Kit Chan’s “Home” while reading our Let’s Play: Home Sweet Home post.

Since our National Day is coming soon, we would love to take this opportunity to share this lovely song with all of you.

Do enjoy and have a lovely day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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The One That Hasn’t A Moustache


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

~ James Branch Cabell 



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.





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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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!


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!


  • 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….



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

Till then,

Have a great day ahead, always!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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We Are Family!

In human context, a family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence.

The diverse data coming from ethnography, history, law and social statistics, establish that the human family is an institution and not a biological fact founded on the natural relationship of consanguinity.

The term blended family or stepfamily describes families with mixed parents: one or both parents remarried, bringing children of the former family into the new family.

As an agent of socialization, family is the primary source of influence behind the formation of personality and the growth of a child due to its influence on the basics of personality and its role providing gender identity.

This impact is large as the family confers its social position onto the child when it is brought into the world.

Contemporary society generally views the family as a haven from the world, supplying absolute fulfillment.

And the following is how a lovely soul, Robin, views the FAMILY as

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


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

Have a great Sunday ahead and may we all stay connected, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN!

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We’ve received a comment from a lovely soul, ParentingIsFunny, sharing with us her P.O.V in our “Let’s Play: Home Sweet Home” post:

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home 4 - ParentingisfunnyThis lovely comment of hers made me remember an SMS message that I’ve received from a friend, sharing with me the meaning of the word – FAMILY – itself.

Perhaps you might already knew about this, but I found it very true and interesting so I’ve decided to share with you lovely souls this lovely message:

04082013 - FAMILYMaybe the person who came out with the word ‘Family’ did not form the word basing on the above acronym, but isn’t it amazing to be able to make this word so true to itself?

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home

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


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

Family is not an important thing.

It’s everything.

~ Michael J Fox


I would love to take this opportunity to thank all the lovely souls who have been so kind and sweet enough to spare some of their precious time in penning down very motivating words concerning that graph that I’ve drawn in our previous post.



Have a lovely Sunday and a wonderful Monday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Sixty Minutes Of Joy

Since the day my doctor announced to me that my body had literally broken down like an overhauled engine.

He told me two things

1. I was lucky because I was not yet a mother

2.  To stay away from babies because the negative energy from my health condition might affect them

It has been so many years since that day and I always try not to carry any babies (just for the benefit of doubt) of my friends or relatives. I would just play ‘peek-a-boo’ with them from a distance for it always makes me laugh whenever the ‘peek-a-boo’ trick works on a baby.

This year has been a wonderful year so far because I’ve not been on medication for the past six months!

Today,  I’ve decided to break the rule after meeting this beautiful soul.

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Hey you! Beautiful soul

How was your day?

Loved the way you looked at me

” Carry me, carry me” 

Those eyes cried out to me

Made my hands act faster than brain

“Don’t worry, be happy”

A valuable message in all your smiles

Sixty-minutes of joy that no money could buy

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A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.
~ Carl Sandburg 

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home

Today’s contribution comes from the lovely Shruti @ Ashadeofpen

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Wow! I cannot imagine living with so many people under the same roof!

Way to go, Shruti!!

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


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

Wanted to take more pictures but I was rushing to another place during that time and had to interrupt his feeding time while taking these two pictures. However, he didn’t seem to mind and gave me one of his most beautiful smiles…ヽ(´ー`)ノ

This 5-month old baby comes from a single-parent family. He has an older brother who is around one year old plus and his mother is only 21 this year.

What was I doing at the age of 21? I couldn’t help but wonder while my friend was telling me about her story.

Did she make a right or wrong decision for defying her parents? I cannot really judge since everyone has the right to fight for their love, no matter how crazy it might have been.

All I can see now is a beautiful young lady who is willing to bear the full responsible for all her actions.

I sincerely wish her all the best and may her two lovely gems do her proud after they’ve grown into fine young men.

Before I end this post, here’s another lovely song to share with all lovely souls out there and may your heart be filled with love and hope whenever you see a smile on someone else’s face.

Have a lovely Sunday and may your Monday ahead be one of the best days in the week!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Be Beautiful…Always!

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The above two flowers — from some previous arrangements — were brought back by Lovable Mum while she was changing new flowers at one of our H.Q.s for some new occasions.

She would never waste a flower in her arrangement and thus these two flowers were being ‘recycled’ by her,  along with some other flowers so that they can be further admired by her lovable children (i.e. Bro, Baby Sis and Yours Truly…LOL).

Though I have no talent in flower arrangement, I am being blessed and motivated by many lovely souls out there and I am glad to be able to come out with the following creations which are now available at our online shop:



The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched

They must be felt with the heart

~ Helen Keller

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home

We’ve another lovely contribution, this time, by a lovely soul – Pinkgoeswithanything – to be shared out on this lovely Friday!

She has managed to locate all the 10 factors

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And the following would be what she thinks the most important factor in order to transform her home into a


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


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

Since Pinkgoeswithanything did mention that if we don’t laugh at least once a day, it would be a day wasted.

Have you already had your first laugh of the day, especially on this lovely Friday?

If you have not, here’s a video by my favourite Hoops & Yoyo to express our sincere gratitude to all the lovely souls out there who have been with us all these while. 😀

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Let’s Play: Home Sweet Home

Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word

And the skies are not cloudy all day

~ Home on the Range (Lyrics)

Our Home Is Sacred

Where You Live Makes A Big Difference

Every Little Thing In Your Home Influences You Through Its

Colours, Shapes, Textures, Smells

Take A Look Around Your Home

What Can You Change To Transform Your Home Into A


(Extracted From Message From God, with revision done)

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home


There are 10 words to be found in the above puzzle!!

Try finding all of them, ponder over them and let us know by listing them down from the most important to the least important (from your P.O.V) factors at the comment box.

If possible, do share with us how you think that the chosen factor to be at the top of your list has made a difference to you and your loving family?

We may want to feature your insightful P.O.V (if any) in our future posts.

Who knows?

Your lovely contribution might just influence some troubled souls who managed to stumble upon this blog of ours?

Everything happens for a reason, don’t they?

Awaiting those lovely lists or P.O.V from all lovely souls out there soon!!

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

Family was all I’ve had when our father went missing during one fateful day, many many years ago,

Leaving us with no money, only lots of unknown debts to be paid off.

Food and fire for the body were provided to us by many kind relatives from the maternal side

Food and fire for the mind,

They were provided by what’s left in the family so that we can stay always strong as a family

And not just people, living inside the same house.

Have a lovely and fun-filled Tuesday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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