Friday, January 31, 2014

Thirteen

Today is the last day of the first month of 2014. Allow me to share my 13 moments from last year. It’s a bit late but I’ve been pretty loaded with workloads, I can barely check my blog and other social media accounts. But, I still shoot, mostly with my mobile phone though.

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The below events are enough to let you know how my year was.

Who would have thought that I will do it? But I did. It was an amazing experience. If I have another chance, if my budget allows, I would like to do a sunset jump. My favorite shot.

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2 Wimbledon

I don’t really play tennis but I enjoy watching it. I always dream to watch a Grand Slam event and it happened last year, at Wimbledon. I also got a chance to see one of my favorite players, Martina Hingis, in an exhibition game.

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Not everything that had happened last year is good. After a business trip from South Korea and Taiwan, I was tested positive for influenza A. It was also my first time to be in an ambulance and believe me, it’s the last thing I want to be in again. Never mind the photo, that’s how empty I was and no visitor was allowed. I also missed my officemate’s wedding and farewell parties.

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4 Summersonic


The biggest music extravaganza in Tokyo. It was scorching hot and I thought I almost fainted. Thanks to the fireman’s hose giving us a shower we needed to survive.

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5 Hokkaido

After returning to Tokyo from a business trip in USA, I took a domestic flight to Hokkaido. Hokkaido is a particularly cold prefecture and during my visit, Ice Festival is being held.

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6 Wedding

My bestfriend finally tied the knot. I was of course the Best Man. And photographer. And they just had their first baby last Dec 30. My birthday was Dec 29. Nothing important but worth saying I guess.

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7 Shibazakura

From March to April, mark your calendars and book a flight to Japan. You have to be here when the town is in pink.

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Our small photography group in Japan turned 1.

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9 Akita

I started my year in a cold prefecture and ended my year to another cold prefecture. I also did my birthday shoot here.

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10 Galveston

My first business trip for 2013 was in Houston. I stayed there for two weeks, thus I have a free weekend. My friend drove me to Galveston and there was a Mardi Gras.

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Well, we got the 1st runner trophy and the best uniform prize.

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12 Gunkanjima

I love haikyo (abandoned places). This is one of the most popular haikyo in Japan. If only I could explore the place more, I would do it. Hope the Nagasaki government will allow it.

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13 Photoshoots

We did three model shoots last year and hopefully more to come this year.

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That’s it. Let us all see what 2014 is going to offer. 

/totomai 
2014/01/31

2 comments:

  1. Lucky year! (except for the flu). Hope to see more travel photos here. :)

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    1. hopefully. but it seems my workload increases dramatically this year

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