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What’s with Math?

Numbers : The Married Man Who Loves His X

I’ve gone to school
they taught us numbers;
Figures and equations
I couldn’t even remember;

Geometry, Algebra
all the inches and meters;
All year long
every given semester;

Graduation at last
counted a lot of beers;
But then when at work
All I need are my fingers.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/daily-prompt-numbers/


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Time to Warm Up

A week after my return to work here in Jeddah, I began to explore my newly acquired fuji x100s for street photography.

I sold my Canon gear last year to be able to buy this very famous mirrorless camera from fuji. There are two major reasons why I change gear. First, my Canon DSLR’s shutter count is almost done. Secondly, I want a small and more discrete camera to use for my photography genre aside from landscape and still life which is street photography..

feet eikons street photography black and white
Photography here in Saudi Arabia doesn’t have that full freedom yet. There are places where photography is not allowed. Some people, especially Saudis are not that much open yet to be photographed by a stranger. (Note: women here are not allowed to be photographed). As a photographer, I respect there rules and regulations regarding photography.

To start my journey of documenting the streets and people’s lives here in Jeddah, I had a simple photowalk near my place. Later, I found out that most of the people living in that area are Pakistanis (I can recognize them through their clothes.) My purpose is not to fully focus on making photographs but to observe first how people will react on a person walking with a camera and how will they respond if they saw me shooting some things within the area. I also tried to observe if they will be that friendly if I greet them while I pass by. To make it short, I am just warming up. An introduction to my journey which I would like to take while I’m here in a foreign land.

As they say, street photography is very hard. One will be happy if he comes back with at least one successful good shot. Here are some shots from the photowalk.

carpet eikons street photography black and white

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quarter eikons street photography black and whiteThis simple photowalk gave me an idea to document the different front doors and windows where expats lived (excluding those who lived in hotels and grandeur accomodations)  here in Jeddah, KSA.


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I Have a Secret, I am Superman – Daily prompt: Mirrored

superman eikons street photography mirror daily prompt

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/daily-prompt-mirrored/


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A Walk in a Market

 


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Who Love Butts?

This series of photos is a part of my first day of trying my Fuji X100s on street photography. I’ve done it in my hometown’s market area.  Generally, I love it a lot. The X100s gave me all kinds of comfort as street photographer.

But this post is not about my experience or a review about my camera. It’s not my kind of thing. This is about a usual scene in a market that sometimes we also do unconsciously. It’s all about butts.

So, next time you go to market be aware of bending forward your body, a crazy bored photographer might be taking a photo behind you. 😀

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/daily-prompt-quirky/


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The Intruders

photo of cows

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Famine

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The Hue of Me

I’ve already posted a black and white version of this photo here, but since this week’s wordpress photo challenge is about “hue”, I opted to post this colored version together with the black and white.

Since I started loving photography, making photos of sunset is one of my favorites. I just love the colors and peace atmosphere that it brings. It calms my mind and soul. A gift of peace after a busy day. It’s the feeling of completeness and success. It’s beyond any description and explanation.

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But if I like to appreciate beauty in its deepest sense, I tend to look at it in black and white. The simplicity without diversity. The unison of things. The beauty beyond what is seen.

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Oftentimes we feel the same way. Moods change. Different personalities brought by different circumstances. Persons, things and experiences add colors to our life, but at the end of the day only ourselves know who we really are deep within.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/


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Daily Prompt: Childlike – Those Days Are Different

I was born not that poor. My parents were  making a living just enough to provide us with our daily needs. I could remember that we used to recycle things found around us and turn it to toy cars and toy guns aside from the traditional kid’s games in my country. We have no television, so I have to visit our neighbor just to watch some shows. But I never regret it. I have a wonderful childhood. I’m a great tree climber. Had fun catching small fishes in a creek. Exhaust all my energy following dragonflies and developed techniques on how to catch them by their tails. And so much more kids stuff. I had fun.

But if I’ll be asked what I would like to add on my childhood. It’s to visit Disneyland. More kids now are so lucky that their parents let them experience a kind of fun that they didn’t experience as a child. 

mickey

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/daily-prompt-childlike/


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Once Upon A Sunset

While almost everyone is busy this Hajj season in Saudi Arabia going to Meccah which gave us few days of vacation, I and a friend took a few hours for a side trip to shoot sunset at North Corniche of Jeddah, KSA.

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Daily Prompt: On The Road

I am surprised as I saw today’s Daily Prompt entitled on the road. Although its main objective is to show bloggers about “travel”, I still want to share this photo of mine taken from the streets of Baclaran, Manila, Philippines. 

This might be a good literal cover photo for today’s theme, “On The Road”.

today’s daily prompt’s theme was printed on the wall along the streets of Baclaran, Manila. 😀

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/daily-prompt-travels/


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Daily Prompt: Standstill – I Miss Home

I wish peace. I long for serenity.  I want calmness.  I need happiness.  I MISS HOME

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Actually, time always stood still, every time I miss home. I’m working here in abroad while my family is in the Philippines. My wife is taking care of our first baby born child, now 12 days old.

Time stood still while I’m remembering each moment while we were together before I went abroad. Treasured moments of laughter and struggles. Things flashed back on my mind on how we become successful in overcoming trials together.

And if I could only tweak a thing, it would be being there for them even for a single moment to give them both a hug and a kiss.

I miss home.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/daily-prompt-stillness/


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If Only We Are Like Children

I found it fascinating to shoot children. There are always something inside that made me smile and recall my own childhood. If I have the chance, I would definitely want to re-experience such moments.

In this vast and complicated world, some lessons can’t be found in our day to day routine. We just need to observe and listen to the actions from these innocent children.

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The freedom to seize the day and leave all worries behind.

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The courage of taking risk and choosing to go the extra mile.

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The choice to share and co-exist freely.

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To dream simply and find the true meaning of happiness.

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To race with friends not with competitors no matter you loose or win. It’s the experience of being alive counts.

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To just enjoy life. Live if full and simple. Let the world smile for us for we will only be in this world for a limited time and there will be no other chance but now.

Let us take time to listen to children. They have better messages for us compared to what we are showing them.  If we could only be like them, then this world will be a better world to live in.

How about you? Do you ever miss your childhood? I bet you have a unique one, ‘coz if not, so sad it will not be fair enough.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/daily-prompt-fair/


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Faith

I’ll make it simple for today’s daily prompt.

In every troubled times

the safest place for me is within my Lord’s embrace. 

I am always welcome to Him with arms wide open.

And to make it sure it will remain open forever, He have His hands nailed.

at the Cross I bow my knees

At the Cross I bend my knee.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/daily-prompt-safety/


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At Dusk I shall Return

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Street Silhouettes #01

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The Non and the Common

Today’s Daily Prompt is quite challenging. It says,

“If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SENSITIVE.” 

Let me show you first a photo before I give my verdict. 🙂

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Can you think of a reason why the short pants was not hang along with the others?

Do you have any idea why I took this shot?

Let me guess. Each one of you would have different answers in each question. There will be no common and universal answer to my questions. Well, the same thing with COMMON SENSE. The problem with it is that common sense is not always common. 🙂

To answer today’s daily prompt question, I would likely  have a lot of COMMON SENSE. It will matter a lot with regards to survival. By the way, whether someone is forced or not to give up one sense, who dares? Every sense is essential to life, no one would risk. So its NONSENSE to loose one. Well, that’s it, I would give up NONSENSE. 😀

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/daily-prompt-sensitive/


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For Private Viewing Only!

Here are my share for this day’s daily prompt challenge. Anything wrong with them?

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the fish vendor

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/daily-prompt-wrong/


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What’s Inside?

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A close window. A wall with some drawings most probably drawn by a child. What’s inside? Why is it close? 

For some readers and viewers, the photo speaks nothing. But for a few, it can be something. 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/photo-challenge-inside/


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Where There is Light, I’ll Be With You

Can you describe or identify  a thing or person exactly what it looks like by just looking at its shadow?

It’s difficult, right?  Maybe we can visualize or have a wild guess, but it is just what it is, a product of our imagination, but not the actual thing. Take a look at this.

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Sometimes  we hide through our own shadow. We hide something that only ourselves know. Secrets, fears, shame, thoughts, desire etc. For what any reason? Only ourselves would know.

Sometimes our eyes fool us. It make us believe something that is not true.

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Plain white clothes or striped? Fakes roam around. They are everywhere. Our eyes are not enough to identify the real ones from the other.

Most of us wants to be original. There is only one way to do that. Don’t be like the common.

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If everyone is looking at life by the same boring perspective; If they are going the same way; same words and actions, then change yours in a better way.

Like footprints, we can leave a shadow in this world when our time is finish, our shadow inside the hearts and minds of those we left behind.

How would you like to be remembered? Pretender, Fake or Unique?

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/unusual/


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Love Birds

After a tiring long afternoon photowalk, me and my friend took a few minutes rest in a park. It was almost five o’clock when the birds in the trees began playing, flying from one tree to another. It got our attention. I quickly set my camera then started to take some random shots.

For the love of photography. I want to share how those birds love to be photographed too. 😀

Lovebirds

I can hear them shouting “surprise” as I look on my camera screen. What a lovely formation.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/daily-prompt-surprise/


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Later, Dear

The alarm rang. I was in deep sleep to hear it. 

Few minutes later, it rang again. It almost didn’t wake me up without help from someone who tickled  my left foot.

So I got up. Took a fast shower and headed to the dining room for breakfast. I knew I’m already late for my day’s work.

While having my fairly cooked steamed rice and a pair of fried fish, she keep on asking me, “does it taste good?”.  Of course, I said.

As I was enjoying every spoonful of it,  she asked me again, “may I have some?”.     Later dear, I responded.

Promise you will left something for me, she added, while embracing me.

Hmmm…she’s  using her charm to tease me. I always like it every time she act so sweet.

So after few  minutes.

I told her, “your turn, come”.

 In excitement she jumped to the top of my chair.

Then…

meow 

Oh sorry, precious one. I’m too hungry to forget you. 😀 

Maybe later, dear.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/daily-prompt-surprise/