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The Path Less Travelled

road less taken


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Men and Boats


3 Kilometers of Life After Work

No, it’s not a coincidence. The daily prompt’s question today is something meant to be, personally.

“After a long day at work or school,
what are your favorite ways
to wind down and decompress?”

For the past year, my daily activities were almost the same. It turned out to be boring sometimes.

I go to work at 9 o’clock in the morning and since I am a secretary of a company, I sit most of the times in front of a computer receiving emails, answering telephone calls, writing different correspondences and printing a lot of documents. I go home at six in the evening and check my facebook and blogs after dinner, call my wife through skype, then sleep alone in my 25 square meter room space. A routine. Something I have to live with for I am not in my country. I am working here in a foreign land away from home.

Recently, after work, I asked myself why not try something new. Since I have my camera with me which I consider as my best friend, I decided to take a 3-kilometer walk from office going home. I took some photos along the way and I never expected that my photos would remind me of some things about life.

a coffee shop signboard1. MY LIFE IS A RESULT OF MY CHOICES. It is both a  genuine journey and destination depending on which road I take.

layered2. LIFE IS LAYERED. I can never be on the same shoes of anyone. I have my space to stand and fill which I have to nurture and enrich.

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3. FEEL BLESSED IN EVERY SITUATION. However tough life is, I should learn to smile and be thankful I am alive. There will always be someone there who has heavier loads than me to carry.

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4. CHOOSE WHICH SIDE. It’s either black or white. It’s my choice and decision to do good or bad, or to live it fair or not.

 

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5. YET OFTENTIMES IT’S BOTH.  Same as others, I have my brighter and darker side. No one is perfect. I just need to use the goodness in me more often.

traffic6. HAVE A BREAK IN BETWEEN. Being too much busy makes me forget to notice the essence of living and the simple things that give me genuine happiness. From time to time, I have to stop because not all things are meant to be done in a rush.

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7. ENJOY THE FRUITS OF HARD WORK. I should not forget to enjoy the juices of my labor.

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8. UP OR BELOW. Everyone seeks success. If ever I find it, I would rather keep my feet on the ground with someone than be on the top alone.

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9. BE CONTENTED. There’s nothing fulfilling than to be with a friend at the end of each day’s journey. Someone to share with.

life orbit10. LIFE’S A CYCLE. I have my own life’s orbit. A journey worth travelling. I just need to live life to the fullest before it ends.

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11. EXPECT A  TREAT.  However hard life will be, I will push through it. There will be a celebration. A bountiful table at the end.

So, that was my 3-kilometer of life after work. Things to remind me everyday for the rest of my challenging yet fulfilling life.

Thank you for reading.

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Maybe you would also like to know what others think about today’s prompt.


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Framed

As soon as I read this week’s photo challenge, I went out for a while and luckily had this photo.

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Makarona Street, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


 

 

You can find other blogger’s thoughts on this week’s photo challenge about street life here.


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Street Art #02

This kind of art is not allowed here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is just one of the few graffiti arts that can be seen in Jeddah.  Most of the times graffiti artist do this kind of thing secretly.

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Two Friendly Pakistani

Let me give way to this two Pakistani expat who allowed me to take a photo of them during one of my walks here in Jeddah. They were waiting for the prayer time to start when I approached them. A friendly smile is what I got.
pakistaniThank you my friends for the opportunity making this portrait for you.


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Nightly Colors

These three photos below belong to only one shot. I cropped it 2 times to show some details and a closer look of the subjects.
It made me glad about the performance of my Fuji X100s in low light condition.

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Although this doesn’t  strictly follow the guidelines of this week’s photo challenge in wordpress. I still would like to share it with you.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

 


Have A Break

Unlike in other countries where workers and employees only work for 5 days in a week, it is different here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. People spend 6 days for work and a day for a day-off.

Many expatriates and Saudis grab the opportunity to unwind on an early morning walk on a day-off. At this time, the streets are not crowded.

Here are two photos of my fellow Filipinos having fun mingling with pigeons at Corniche area in Balad.

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Flock of this kind of birds is a common sight here in the Kingdom. They would usually gather around you every time you throw some foods on the ground.

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This post is my share for WordPress Daily Prompt for today with the theme “fun”.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/daily-prompt-good-time/


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Colors #01

These are famous garments use mostly by our friends in Muslim communities. There’s a lot of displays here in Jeddah which I thought good subject for color photography. I was not mistaken, perhaps in my opinion.

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This post is my share for WordPress Daily Prompt for today with the theme “fad”.
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/daily-prompt-new-sensation/


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Street in Color #01

A marriage of shadow and light is good in photography specially when shooting in the streets.

The scene below was taken on an early morning of a Friday while Salah (prayer time) is on-going at Old Balad, Jeddah. All  business establishments  here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia closes to give respect at times of prayer.

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