"Ébomakeawok’iböñöibokenkpöade, adeiböñsaikwöiyöghöéchid (A bird does not sing because it is alarmed, but it sings because it has a song in its heart)" Welcome to the month of November and welcome to the season of harvest, today we reflect on a popular saying about a familiar bird, Ebom. It is a bird that features prominently in Annang folklore. It is often given anthropomorphic characteristics. Found in the tropics, its song can be mistaken for that of the owl by those who are not familiar with this bird. A popular story with a didactic meaning concerning this bird is that of a conversation between it and the snail. The snail is said to have asked the bird to move away to avoid the snail being discovered by the hunter when the bird who insisted on singing is shot. The folklore has it that the bird refused and was consequently shot by the hunter. As the hunter picks up the half-dead bird into his sack he discovered the snail and picked it into the sack also. As both creatures met each other inside the sack the snail turned and reminded the wounded bird about the warning to shut-up or moved further away. It is said that the saying that the tears of the bird affects the snail had its origin in this tragic but mythical event. Today’s saying continues and represents the bird’s response to the snail. The bird’s song does not indicate the need to call attention to itself but rather, it is an expression of thanksgiving and a song to the world. Happiness is not found in something but in ourselves. We do not have a reason to be happy but we generate the happiness that we seek.