Friday, March 18, 2016

Nine

Nine years. 

Yes, my blog turns nine today. For almost a decade, I have written 335 posts, an average of 3 blogs per month. I always see to it that at least, no matter how busy my schedule is, I have one entry per month. That would mean, I have been continuously blogging without skipping a month! But I guess if not for photography, I would have not been able to maintain this blog.

9th


behind the bushes 
 a shutterbug naps, misses
 sakura season

I may run out of words any time soon but I will never run out of photos. I have to thank the digital age for giving us easier access in capturing life. Take a rest for a while but not for too long or else you will be missing precious moments. But don’t feel any regret as there are some instances that need to be embraced rather than captured by cameras. If I have no DSLR or point and shoot camera in hand, I have the ever-reliable iphone5s. There are times that I prefer to be an audience though and it feels good too. 

As a tribute to my blog’s 9th birthday, here are the nine most read entries. Let’s go back in time. And please have a look at them in case you have missed them before. 

 Bloomsville, 2014 - Where to go in Japan during spring season 
 Spellbind, 2013 - A musing about the spring season 
 Spectacle, 2012 - Brazilian dance and sounds invade Tokyo 
 Santa, 2013 - Birthday celebration covered in snow 
Kybele, 2011 - Model shoot in Denmark 
Badminton, 2012 - Things expat do to beat homesickness 
Fit, 2015 - How I lose 20 kgs in 6 months 
 Summit, 2012 - I climbed Mt. Fuji 
Remnant, 2009 - Our hometown’s version of Taj Mahal 

 Here’s to more another 9 years – more photos, more haiku and more blogs to come. 

 /totomai 2016/03/18 

 Photos taken with Nikon D7000 
      lens used : Nikor 18-300 mm

30 comments:

  1. congrats on this milestone!
    i like what you said about not missing a month without posting at least an entry, no matter how busy the schedule. that takes solid discipline.
    and we, your readers, are so much richer for that, with your fine poetry and stunning photography.

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    1. thanks ds! i am trying hard not to break that streak. as long as i am having fun, i will continue blogging, shooting and distilling thoughts. :)

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  2. Happy anniversary idol! Always looking forward to your blog posts. :)

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  3. Happy birthday shutterbug! It's always a pleasure to visit your posts - for the photographs and the words

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    1. Thanks Jae - hope I'll have the will to continue forever haha

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  4. It has always been a thrill to see your photography and admire your description of the world through your eyes. Thank you so much for presenting such a great blog to visit.

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    1. My pleasure Robin. Thanks for coming too, makes me more creative in sharing a new post

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  5. Hi Totomai! Happy blogaversary. I always enjoy your entries here. I was listening to someone on the radio the other day who said something like if you are on a trip and are busy taking photos you won't remember much about the trip but only will remember the photos. Wondering what you think of that!

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    1. Both ways, Mary. Sometimes I stop taking photos to embrace the moment. It happens naturally I guess :)

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  6. Hey congratulations!! Its always such a pleasure to read your posts :D

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  7. And we are lucky to have this gifted shutterbug still blogging after 9 years...many congrats....and I hope you will continue for many more years!

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    1. I feel so old already Donna haha. Thanks a lot

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  8. Congrats on 9 colourful years, totomai. I enjoyed the look back, especially summit in Mt Fuji.

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    1. It's my favorite experience Sherry. Too bad, the skydive experience didnt make the cut :)

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  9. Terrific sharing Totomai and such quality of work too, throughout... Great to seed you shining to and so much here to enjoy... With Best Wishes on your anniversary... Scottie xxx www.scotthastie.com

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  10. Congrats on 9 wonderful years! You have captured the beauty of life through the lens. May you continue your journey of discovery.

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    1. I hope I'll never lose that drive in blogging and shooting. Thanks Truedessa

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  11. Happy Blogiversary.....9 years! Wow :-) Thank you for sharing your adventures with us through such stunning photography and personal stories of each place.

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    1. 9 years had a been a blast! Thanks CC

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  12. Wonderful to have 9 years.. and be sure not to miss life behind your lens... I look forward to many more photographic images.

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    1. Of course, Bjorn. There's so much life has to offer :)

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  13. Happy 9th birthday to your blog! Congratulations...I look forward to checking out your most read posts. :-)

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  14. Happiest 9th blogging anniversary! *snap, snap*

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    1. Time for some music, Magaly. Thanks

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