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Up, up and Away!

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Up, up and Away!

Actually, this pic does not remind me of Superman, the man of Steel from Krypton. It reminded me more of an ancient tale of a tortoise which was flown round by ducks so that it could see more of the world. The tortoise had to hang on to a piece of stick with its mouth as it was taken for its ride and had been reminded not to open its mouth. At one stage of the journey though, the tortoise forgot the advice and probably, wanting to make a comment on the beautiful world below, opened its mouth and had a fatal fall. I suppose this tale like many other famous Buddhist Jataka tales has a moral behind the story. To find out who this tale is originally intended for, check out Dhamma Delights!

Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock!

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Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! But I am not a clock!


Generally, as far as tick-tock is concerned, I would think of a clock especially a grandfather clock. But tick tock could really refer to other things such as a fictional mutant from the Marvel Comics universe, a single released by R&B singer Lemar, a Hispanic band and even a dance from the musical, Company...

Say Cheese!

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Say Cheese!

'Say cheese' is an instruction used by photographers to get their subject to shape the mouth to form a smile. Different cultures use different words that sound similar to cheese.In China, for example, it is 'Say eggplant' and in Korea, it is 'Say Kimchi'. Thais would say 'Pepsi' while French would use the word 'ouistiti' which actually means marmoset which are New World monkeys of about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long. Personally, I have heard people saying 'Money' too and that is supposed to be the 'in' word.

This is from the land of the Giants

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This is from the land of the Giants!



Land of the Giants was an American science fiction television program in the mould of Lost in Space series. Created by Irwin Allen, this series which began in 1968 lasted two seasons.The actors, Gary Conway and Don Marshall,had to be physically fit as they had to do many stunts themselves such as climbing giant phone cords and ropes.

I am beat!

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I am beat!

'Beat' does not just mean 'to strike' or 'to subdue' or 'to defeat'. A beat may be is the basic time unit of music. In music, people may talk of upbeat, downbeat, on-beat, off-beat and backbeat. Talking all these terms really make me beat! Well, that means fatigue has set in!

I am my own man.

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Who say I can't be my own man?



Be my own man...Perhaps, that's the name of a song by one of the earliest of British blues bands, SAVOY BROWN which was founded by guitarist Kim Simmonds . The band helped launch the UK blues/rock movement that paved the way for such acts as Led Zeppelin.

Something just can't wait!

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Something just can't wait!


'Can't wait (to do something) ' is an English idiom which means 'very eager ( to do something)'. There is a sense of urgency as if the wait is unbearable and could not be endured. There are quite a number of English idioms with the word 'wait':
Hurry up and wait
Lie in wait (for someone or something)
Time and tide wait for no man
They also serve who only stand and wait.

I am the legitimate sex kitten!

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Yes! I am the legitimate sex kitten!

Move over Ann-Margret and Brigitte Bardot! The Hollywood star in the 1964 film, 'Kitten with a Whip' and the French starlet in the 1956 film 'And God Created Woman' had been called sex kittens for far too long! Sex kitten refers to a sexually provocative woman but having passed their primes, both stars perhaps are currently far from anything sexual. The term 'sex kitten' was supposed to be introduced in 1958 but ancient Egyptians had since the time of the Pharoahs, called their partners kittens. Meow!

Take That!

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Take That!

'Take that!' and here, it is not the English pop group formed in Manchester in 1989 which consist of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. The pop group, 'Take That' dominated the UK charts in the 1990s with their dance-orientated pop tunes and soulful ballads. 'Take That' sold more than 19 million records between 1991 to 1996 wih two of their best selling albums of the decade, 'Everything Changes' and Greatest Hits 1996. The former was nominated for the 1994 Mercury Prize.

Now, take Back for Good from Take Back...

I feel like dancing, yeah!

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I feel like dancing, yeah!

That probably reminds you of Leo Sayer's 'You make me feel like dancing' which was a Grammy Award winner for the best Rhythm and Blues song in 1977. Leo Sayer, born Gerard Hugh Sayer, by the way, is an English-born Australian singer-songwriter and musician discovered by David Courtney, a record producer who is also a singer and songwriter. Now, tap your feet and enjoy this 1977 U.S number one hit song which Leo Sayer performed with the Muppets!