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Mother’s Love

mother and child

<a href=”http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/never-too-late/”>Never Too Late</a>

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A Silhouette of My Life

Me and the Cross

At my lowest,

God is my HOPE

At my darkest,

God is my LIGHT

At my weakest,

God is my STRENGTH

At my saddest,

God is my COMFORTER.


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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Threshold

As roads crossed
from a lifelong journey,

When destiny becomes uncertain
brought by unending choices,

Have to stop for a while
Feel the flow,

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Reassess your passion
Reset the goals,

Burn the flame
and get ready to start again,

A new threshold of  life.

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This is my share for this week’s photo challenge with the theme Threshold.

 


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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 in Colors #04

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Street reflection in a candy shop.

This is my share for this week’s photo challenge with the theme “perspective”. I use reflections to combine different subject elements in one photo.

 


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Street in Color #03

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Street in Color #02

street Old Balad, Jeddah, KSA


Solitary

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Go on my darling, move away
but my love for you shall stay.

This day honey I set you free
but sweet memories shall remain in me.

Go forth, find your destiny
With someone you  wanted through eternity.

But if fate leads you to a lonely room
remember, I’ll be waiting here at home.

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This post is my share for today’s daily prompt with the theme “release”.
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/daily-prompt-tainted-love/

 


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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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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Anywhere is a Place for Prayer

Here in Jeddah and all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is a common sight to see people praying on the streets. If they could not go to a nearby mosque, they can choose any place to pray. They do it in groups, but if wanted, they may do it alone.

It’s a good thing to know that people can pray anywhere. It is an affirmation that God is everywhere.

Pakistani expats sitting on the side of the street waiting for the time to pray.

Pakistani expats sitting on the side of the street waiting for the time to pray.

This post is my share to WordPress Daily Prompt Theme, “Society”.
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/daily-prompt-west-end-girls/

 


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Street in Monochrome #01

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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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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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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: Clean House – THROWNed

Here in Saudi Arabia, you can see a lot of things like this things abandoned in an empty lot.

In life, oftentimes our place in society depends on what kind of chair we sat upon. In offices, the manager has a better kind of chair than a simple employee. Kings have their own kind too. Look around. You can see people’s society status by simply looking on what kind of chair they’re using. 

In life, we don’t have to change ourselves, only get better. We need to improve but keep who we really are. So aim for a better and improved quality chair, but don’t change how you sit. It’s you. You’re unique.
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/daily-prompt-junk/


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Daily Prompt: Waiting – Quick Eyes and Finger

In Street Photography, there is an approach that is called background fixing where the photographer looks for a good background and wait for another element to pass by which in a way or another coherent to the background. In this approach, patience is a virtue. This is in accordance with the idea that in street photography each element should be related to other elements in the frame.

Here are two of my simple examples.

The line and contrast between the floor colors is good for geometry composition.

I found the word “viruz” related to the action of the dog.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/daily-prompt-waiting/


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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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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/