Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hired

I went to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2015 for a 2-day business meeting. During my spare time, I was able to explore some of its gems such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. I thought then that I should come back for a visit as the country has lots to offer. Little did I know that I will be starting a new life here two years later. Yes, I was recently hired by an engineering company in Abu Dhabi after being jobless for 10 months. I have been here for only two weeks but so far so good.

way

warm dunes welcome me
a lost soul in a parched earth
an ice-cold soda

/totomai



I haven't been to any tourist attraction yet since I am busy looking for my accommodation. This post is a way of sharing some good news on my part. I think this new adventure will be totally different from the one I had in Japan, but I am ready to embrace whatever comes my way. Once I was I able to adjust, I will be posting a lot. 

 /totomai
 2017/11/24

 Photo taken with Nikon D7000 
               lens Nikkor 10.5mm Fish eye

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations. The UAE is full of wonderful sights and adventures!

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    1. I think so too, Thot. I’ll be ready to explore the place

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  2. Congrats Totomai! 'an ice-cold soda' seems so relaxing. Enjoy.

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    1. Indeed Sumana, but it’s getting cold now here

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  3. That ice cold soda seems magical after your dry spell. My heartest congratulations on your new job

    Happy Sunday Totomai

    much love...

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    1. Thanks Gillena, 10 months flew so fast. Like how I sipped the soda.

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  4. A hearty congratulations, Totomai!!💞 This is beautifully written.

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  5. This poem makes me smile, Totomai! Congratulations on the new job, and I look forward to seeing some beautiful photos as well!

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    1. Thanks Mary. Once I settled in, I will explore the kingdom

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  6. Congrats on your new job Totomai.
    Your words refreshingly written!
    Anna :o]

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  7. Congrats on your new job!
    an ice-cold soda would be perfect after a period of wandering. :)

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    1. But I hope I won’t be drinking too much, dsnake

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  8. Wonderful to have a job... and hope you will have time to share some desert with us.

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  9. I am so glad you found a good job, kiddo. It sounds like you will have lots to explore with your camera - I look forward to the photos.

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    1. Me too Sherry, as long as the temperature won’t reach 50’s deg C.

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  10. Many congrats on the new job in this fascinating place you were hoping to explore.

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    1. Thanks Donna, no four seasons though

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  11. Best of luck to you! Go in peace...

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  12. Wonderful! Excellent news! Your posts, during that 10 month jobless stretch, revealed a positive attitude, that I thought spoke volumes about the kind of upbeat person you are and how you approach tough times. Your haiku was perfect ... brilliant, really. All the best to you.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Wendy. Just enjoying my time of unemployment back then

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  13. Best of luck in this new venture, may it be like that cold drink in a hot day.

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  14. Good luck to you. Keeping a journal through the haibun form was first done by Basho, I’ve heard. I think your thoughts while in such an exotic locale would also lend themselves to the form.

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    1. I will have that mind as inspiration, Sarah

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