The Wisdom in Asking Questions

Woke up around 5 something in the morning and started crocheting the owl key chains for one of my custom made orders.

As I was stacking those colorful and unfilled pieces up (the fun in making colorful projects) and looking at my other owl project, this scenario came to my mind:


Have you ever encountered people asking you a very simple question and yet you just have the toughest time or feeling too awkward to give them an answer?

At times, we tend to just blurt out questions with no consideration of the person’s feelings just because we wanted AN ANSWER to satisfy our curiosity at that very moment — and I am guilty of that.

Sympletots - Asking Questions

Simple and seemingly harmless questions can and will transform into daggers when they are being thrown out at the incorrect moment and hit the bull eye of one’s heart.

Therefore, besides cracking our heads in trying to give people their answers, we may need to spare a few moments in our lives to develop the wisdom in asking a good, sometimes stupid but definitely not a question that would hurt.

Did I offer peace today?

Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?

Did I say words of healing?

Did I let go of my anger and resentment?

Did I forgive? Did I love?

These are the real questions.

I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits; 

Here in this world and the life to come.

Henri Nouwen


This is just a short post inspired by my crocheting projects as I am still in the midst of getting my blogging mojo back.

If you lovely souls are interested to read more on owls and ‘asking questions’, here are the links for the posts which I’ve written in the past:


Thank you for reading this post and have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀



Our Ambition(s)

via Happy — creativeartworksblog


This is indeed a very good wake-up-call shared by creativeartworksblog. 

If we were to focus on the sufferings caused by the pains given to us by life, we will never be able to understand why there is THE NEED to stay happy even while we are still in the midst of all those sufferings.

This makes “I want to be happy” a tougher ambition than “I want to be a doctor/lawyer/teacher…etc”

Pain is certain, suffering is optional ~ Buddha

What do we want to do when we grow up/older?

Let’s think about it…

Have a wonderful Monday ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Be Quoted…Part 1

What is a quote?


In term of a business, a quote is “an estimated cost given for a particular job or service.”


This post is not about the cha-ching cha-ching…

If everybody’s got a price…then I guess the ones without a price would be considered PRICELESS…

So, let us try again…What is a quote?

In term of having an inspired/enlightened moment/day/life, a quote consists of “words from a text or speech written or spoken by another person.”

Before I continue, I would like to thank a lovely soul, Marina Williams (@ The Happy DIgest), for sharing her love with Clouds N Cups in the 3 Day, 3 Quotes Challenge by Transcend (Life of Mon).

Throughout the past few years of blogging, I’ve always been searching in the net for enlightening quotes to share with all you lovely souls in my posts. However, I’ve also realized that many lovely souls have been sharing their wisdom with us via commenting and I tend to take note of those truly inspired/enlightening words.

Today, I would like to take this opportunity to share the words of wisdom by two lovely souls in Year 2012:

Be Quoted 2012 (1)


Be Quoted 2012 (2)

Before ending this post, I would like to thank you all lovely souls who have been visiting this humble blog of ours and leaving sweet and inspiring comments despite the lack of updating.

Initially, I was planning to reopen our online store during earlier this year but the plan has to be postponed due to some unforeseen circumstances.

Anyway, I always believe that everything happens for a reason and I just need to take the time and trouble in finding the out the reason behind it.

I do hope I am able to be back blogging (regularly) and start selling by the end of this year. Thank you so much for all your kind and lovely supports during the past 3 years.

Last but not least, I would like to offer my gratitude once again to Marina, Jay and Francis for making this post possible.

Hope you all enjoy reading and do have a great Monday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

A Shield Or A Tool?

Many times during a heated argument, the following words might just lash out without having any second thought when we tend to be at the losing side

             “So what? That’s just me and what can I do about it?”

Well I guess that are still tons of things that we CAN do about it, but most of the time, we’ve decided to take the easy way out by “accepting who we really are.”

However, is it really a genuine acceptance and by doing so, will it really make us a happier person at the end of the day?

A happier person perhaps, but definitely not a better one.



                                              USE IT AS A SHIELD


                                                 USE IT AS A TOOL



                     “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person,
                                          but becoming the person
                            you were meant to be, and already are,
                                        but don’t know how to be.”
                   ― Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale

Only when we have truly accepted who we really are will there be rooms for us to change for the better and to become a happier person for ourselves, our loved ones, strangers and perhaps even enemies.

Have a great day exploring your lovely inner self!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😉



Acceptance of one’s self is the secret of lasting joy. –


To The Nines…

“Dressed To The Nines”

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.”

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.

‘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.

Information extracted from:


A dress is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice which is often worn by women and girls in the western culture.

In most varieties of formal dress codes in Western cultures, a dress of an appropriate style is mandatory for women. They are also very popular for special occasions such as proms or weddings.

As a matter of fact, dresses were not originally a fashion for women. In many cultures throughout history and world, dresses have been worn by men; consider the Scottish kilt (although kilts are reported to be of Scandinavian heritage), or the toga worn by the ancient Greeks.

During the rather demure times of the early 1920s, it was common to see masculine styles of dress, with strong angles, made from sturdy materials, but this changed dramatically as we moved into the 1930s and 40s when a cultural shift in attitudes towards women were slowly becoming liberated within society.

Women’s dresses were fashioned with lower backs, revealing the upper portions of the buttocks, and waists were tucked in, women’s bodies became the focal point of their outfits, whereas in the past, fashion strived to conceal the female form.

The war years, and the post war years, brought further poverty and lack of provisions and this trend gave rise the invention of the mini-skirt, the shortest style of dress to date.

Information extracted from: Fashionably Frugal Dress


” Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul. “
~ Mark Twain

There are not really many opportunities for me to dress to the nines though.

However, there were many opportunities to grab some pretty dresses that cost me only $9.90 and thus putting myself up on cloud number 9!!

Have a beautiful day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀