Be Quoted…Part 2

19 more days to Christmas and 25 days to the Year 2016…

How time flies and I seem to be resting more than working during this year; time does go faster when you are in resting mode.

I don’t think I am able to re-open my online store by the end of this year since there are still many things in my to-do list not getting a tick in the box.

Nevertheless, as long as I am still feeling hopeful, I am sure things will get done eventually, no matter how long they will take me.

Be Quoted 2012 (3)

Lovable Mom has been giving free flower arrangement lessons at my house for the past 3 months and since I was assigned to take photos during lessons, I was surrounded by beautiful flowers and laughter coming from all those lovely ladies who were enjoying the art of flower arrangement.

Since most of them are working, they would come directly from work and some didn’t even have time for dinner. I can still see their happy and satisfied faces at the end of each lesson no matter how tired or hungry they already were at that moment. Those happy faces are the only factor that keeps Lovable Mom and I going on and on and on…

Thus, when I see this quote shared by lovely Robin, I can totally understand what she meant.

There are a lot of lovely things out there to give us joy and hope for the future, directly or indirectly, and all we have to do is to slow down our pace a little in order to realize and appreciate their presences.

Here’s a BIG THANK YOU to Robin for sharing her wisdom with us in our comment section and making this post possible.

Christmas is coming and just like what I’ve done in the past years, I am sharing my favourite Christmas carol, Jingle Bell Rocks, with all you lovely souls out there.

Although I am not sure if I can do any YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG post this year, I don’t really mind to know what your favourite Christmas song is.

Hope you all enjoy this song as much as I do.

Have a great day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀




Baby Sis has been asking me to open up an Instagram account for Clouds N Cups.

Handling social media(s) for our shop has always been a big challenge for me and as you can see that there isn’t many activity from our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest (Hmm…Did I even mention that we have an Pinterest account?)

I decided to register and see how we shall go about in the near future. If you lovely souls are interested to follow us at Instagram or Facebook, your companionship(s) will be very much appreciated. Cheers!! 😀


The One Who Says “Ho Ho Ho”…

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas or simply “Santa”, is a figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas Day.

Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man—sometimes with spectacles—wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots and who carries a bag full of gifts for children.

Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in Turkey and was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes.

During the Middle Ages, often on the evening before his name day of 6 December, children were bestowed gifts in his honour.

This date was earlier than the original day of gifts for the children, which moved in the course of the Reformation and its opposition to the veneration of saints in many countries on the 24 and 25 December.

The custom of gifting of children at Christmas has been propagated by Martin Luther as an alternative to the previous very popular gift custom on St. Nicholas, to focus the interest of the children to Christ instead of the veneration of saints.

The remains of Saint Nicholas are in Italy.

In 1087, the Italian city of Bari mounted an expedition to locate the tomb of the Saint.

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The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness.

It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life

and become more interested in people than in things.

~ Thomas S. Monson

Is Santa Claus real?

I don’t really know since I don’t live in a house with a chimney.

But there is one thing that we all cannot deny.

The generosity spread by a real man who is known as Saint Nicolas.


Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~


To All Lovely Souls Out There…

Did You Know?

The idea of a wife for Santa Claus may have been the creation of American authors, beginning in the mid-19th century.

In 1889, the poet Katherine Lee Bates popularized Mrs. Claus in the poem “Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride”.

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