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January, 2014

  1. Chinese New Year

    January 31, 2014 by quirkyowl



    It’s the year of the Horse, part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac.

    The Chinese year 4712 begins today, Jan. 31, 2014.

    Good health, good food, much luck and happiness to all who are celebrating!

  2. Music

    January 30, 2014 by quirkyowl



    Music in the soul can be heard by the universe

    – Lao Tzu

  3. Eyes of the beholder

    January 30, 2014 by quirkyowl


    It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see

    – Henry David Thoreau

  4. Vincent

    January 28, 2014 by quirkyowl


    I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners

    – Vincent van Gogh

  5. Water

    January 27, 2014 by quirkyowl


    Water is the driving force of all nature


    – Leonardo da Vinci


  6. Little packages of goodness

    January 26, 2014 by quirkyowl



    A style of Chinese food featuring many delicious appetizers is called ‘dim sum‘,

    which literally means to touch the heart


  7. It’s the little things

    January 25, 2014 by quirkyowl


    Costs nothing, worth lots —





    Quirky Owl’s ‘whoo‘s whoo :

    On this day January 25, 1759 — Scottish poet Robert (Robbie) Burns was born

  8. Yawn

    January 24, 2014 by quirkyowl


    Lack of sleep

    Low on snooze

    Minus zzzzzz’s


    The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  9. When the winter wind blows

    January 23, 2014 by quirkyowl


    On this inhumanely bitter cold day,  the wind whipped mercilessly, slapping my face with the stinging burn of hot chili peppers.

  10. The Mighty Oak

    January 22, 2014 by quirkyowl


    Great things come from small beginnings…marvel at how a mighty oak tree emerges from a humble acorn


    Quirky note – An oak tree must be at least 20 years old before it can start producing acorns