Sunday, March 12, 2017

Decade

Today, my blog turns 10 - that is a decade of blogging, shooting, and distilling thoughts. For the past ten years, I always see to it that I have at least one blog entry per month. Checking the number of posts, I have a total of 354 including this one - an average of 3 blogs per month.

header
Photo by: Noli / Dave 
Bodypaint by: Tokyo Bodypaint 


let us count the stars 
instead of the syllables 
the soul of Basho

/totomai 

My first DSLR camera, Nikki, also turns 10 this year. I remember buying it without any knowledge of what a DSLR camera is. I was convinced by my friend to get one after he saw my photos on flickr. I started photography in 2006 with a reliable point and shoot camera Casio EX-240. 

Recently, I was also given a loyalty award for my 10 year of service as a company engineer. I never thought that would be an omen. This year, I was cut by the company due to current crisis being faced by the oil and gas industry. The company had no choice, and I was kind of expected since we didn’t have enough projects for the past two years. Funnily though, I started this blog when I was unemployed and now I am celebrating my 10th year, well, without a job. Ah - what a decade can do. 

I can’t wait for what the next decade brings. I believe it will be another roller coaster ride. 

/totomai 
2016/03/12 

Photos taken with Canon EOS 6D 
lens EF 24-105mm

28 comments:

  1. I think blogging is a great way to keep our thoughts in order... through bad or good... I hope for you to find a new and better job soon...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope so too, Bjorn. Hopefully, before I leave Japan

      Delete
  2. Quite an achievement, my friend and you have brought so much to the party also, in your own distinctive style. Like you say, here's to the next decade and the further flowering of your creative spirit.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The blog world is like extended family! There's a special job out there just waiting for you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree indybev. Yeah, I am patiently waiting.

      Delete
  4. I am so glad you have recorded this history of ten years. A good way to showcase your talent, but also to have a record of your journey. I wish you a new job with limitless horizons, Totomai, one where you can continue to travel and take spectacular photos. We are so fortunate, to enjoy your vibrant work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Always my pleasure to share, Sherry. I just slowed down a bit because of the current situation. :-)

      Delete
  5. Yayyy❤️ Congratulations Totomai!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes, indeed count the stars!! I hope that the stars look kindly on you this next 10 years. I have a feeling that there will be some good things on the horizon. You are an amazing poet and photographer. I wonder if you should look for a position that makes good use of your photographic talents.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think photography business is tough, Mary. As of now, I don't see myself into this line of work. Thank you very much for all the encouragement.

      Delete
  7. Luv your attitude of adventure. Happy blog anniversary. Luv Luv the haiku

    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today


    Much love...

    ReplyDelete
  8. A decade of blogging to share your thoughts and photography. Wow, congratulations! And wishing you much success as you find the job that will take you on the next great journey :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Enjoyed your share on a decade lived ... and from what you've posted on your blog, it is clear that you do believe in LIVING. For sure, speaking as someone who has been on a roller coaster for many years: that particular ride, does keep life interesting. Smiles.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Wendy. Life has lots of flavors :-)

      Delete
  10. Congrats on a decade of blogging Totomai! May you have many more colorful and adventurous days ahead and of course a job after your passion: let us count the stars....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sumana, let's start counting from now on... :-)

      Delete
  11. How I love your haiku!!! Congratulations on your decade of blogging and photography, which we all so much enjoy. Commiserations on the job ending, and may it open new doors for you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks too Rosemary. As they say, some good things come to an end.

      Delete
  12. Good luck with your job hunt..keeping up the blog and photography for 10 years on a consistent basis is quite an achievement! Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks thotpurge, keeping up is always a challenge for me.

      Delete
  13. Life has a way of combining strange coincidences. Nice that you've been blogging for 10 years. Sorry that you lost your job of 10 years. I hope you find a better job very soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hopefully, I'll get one soon Myrna. Thanks a lot!

      Delete
  14. Much luck friend. I love your header, very creative.

    ReplyDelete

any thoughts to distill?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...