When I stepped into 2013, I didn’t have a special resolution, except to try be more consistent and post a blog at least once a week; I even put the logo of a once a week blog at WordPress. I managed to fullfill my promise till July, and after that I failed to continue, mostly due to distractions in the office, I have too many things on my plate at one time, which makes me tired once I am home and when I need to focus on my blog. I did manage to keep on blogging, sort of every 2 weeks though.
In terms of travel, I managed to go to some new places, such as doing Safaris in Tanzania and Kenya, as well as at long last I managed to visit Yemen, an unpopular country but it’s near to Qatar, so why not. – I will post that story soon. What I did in my photography was adding a new genre of my photography interest with the addition of Wildlife Photography and learnt some pointers by joining David Lloyd’s Photography Safari, where I learned a lot.
To be honest, I have to accept that I can not blog as often as I wish, which is once a week, as I realize, with my day job, I should be happy that I can blog say twice a month. I know that mid year of 2013 I was thinking whether it’s Time to Say Quit my day job as I got so frustrated with it. But as soon as I voice my thoughts on this medium, the company I work with gave me a better job, and I think I should be blessed that I still have an OK job instead complaining. So the decision was made, I will carry on working for a couple of years, before Keith & I call it a day and ride off into the sunset….
My aim is to be a better photographer, so that I can spice up my blog with nice photographs… it’s still a dream; I am not there yet, I am working on it. However, these are some of my selected better photographs throughout the year.
Overall these are the 2013 posts:
12-26: Christmas for the expat
12-06: Doha life on a Mild Winter
12-01: Masai People (gallery)
11-29: Tented Safari in Masai Mara
11-15:Mendarat di Nairobi
11-09: Lion Pride in Picture (gallery)
10-15: Lion Pride
09-12: Visa on Arrival in Tanzania
08-08: Out on a Mission
08-01: Balinese (gallery)
07-25: What is Versatile
07-05: Ngaben in Picture (gallery)
06-14: Cemagi Residence
06-01: Time to Say Quit?
05-31: Time to Say Quit?
05-24: The Old Forge
05-17: Photographing Burj Khalifa
05-01: Palmyra (gallery)
04-26: The Great Mosque of Aleppo
04-19: The Souk of Aleppo
04-12: The Umayyad Mosque
04-01: Remembering Syria (gallery)
03-29: Qatar’s New Airport
03-25: Budapest’s Architecture
03-16: Saturday Lunchtime
02-15: Short Break in Budapest
02-08: Applying for Schengen Visa
02-01: Apa itu Visa Schengen
01-11: 2012 in Review
01-06: The Pearl Qatar