Saturday, December 23, 2017

Airshow

Time zooms. Few months ago, I worry a lot being of jobless for almost a year. Soon, I will be two month old in two weeks time in my new company. So far it’s been great. I think I have adjusted well, the relatively cooler temperature helped a lot. Summer will be coming in a few months though and could very well test me and my allergies. I heard the temperature shoots up to 52 deg C and humidity reaches 100%.

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the man-made rainbow
vanishes just like my dreams 
with or without rain 

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Last month, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated its 46th National Day. I was lucky enough to witness the spectacular airshow. It was a 2-day event, but I only went to the venue on the second day. I kind of regretted why I didn’t go the first day after seeing the aerial display of jets.

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Lots of spectators were at the Corniche Beach area, just a walking distance from the hotel where I was staying. I found it difficult to shoot, chasing the jets and the smoke. I almost gave up at one point but as they say, patience is a virtue. The airshow lasted for about 15 minutes.

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I was thinking of staying for the fireworks display but that it will happen in the next 4 hours. Instead, I just waited for the sun to set. And it was a good decision after all. Sunset always gives me hope, that tomorrow is always coming.

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I am loving Abu Dhabi
Give me more time, and I will get to know it more. 

/totomai 2017/12/23

Photos taken with Nikon D7000 
lens: 18-300 mm VR

34 comments:

  1. I am glad you are enjoying your new place and job. The summer heat sounds intense......your photos are wonderful. I look forward to seeingmore of Abu Dhabi through your eyes and your lens.

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    1. Hi Sherry, yes, I am trying. It seems a nice place so far :-) I love the weather, feels autumn-ish. Happy New Year!

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  2. Good for you totomai! Being happy where you are and treating a job like a hobby is the right thing to do! Happy New Year!

    Hank

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  3. Good wishes for you Totomai. Enjoy the job & place and gift us your words & photos. Happy New Year.

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  4. Gorgeous haiku. And thank you for sharing the spectacular air display and equally spectacular sunset. I'm glad you have settled in well to the new job and new location. A very Happy New Year to you!

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    1. I think I am doing fine Rosemary. Let's wait for the summer haha. Happy New Year.

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  5. Fabulous images and a terrific haiku. Happy new year Totomai.

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  6. Glad you have a found a new position and it is good too to see the photographic evidence! Good luck new year and in the future Totomai.

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    1. Thanks a lot Robin. Have a great 2018 too.

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  7. Good for you, Totomai! Enjoy your job & place and do continue to gift us with your words & pictures. Wishing you a prosperous New Year 2018!💞

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    1. I will, Sanaa. Happy 2018 to you too.

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  8. What beautiful photos, Totomai. The air show looks spectacular. I like the haiku. All dreams vanish eventually....but hopefully there is an even more stunning reality! Happiest of New Years!

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    1. Yes, sometimes reality offers better ones than dreams. Thanks Mary.

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  9. Great photos. Outside was 50 degrees today on the temperature gauge...warmish:)Happy New Year and congratulations on your job!

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  10. I’m so glad you have found a job... though summer sounds like a tough deal. Me I prefer when it’s cooler than that...

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    1. I prefer cooler ones too but I have no choice haha. Thanks Bjorn

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  11. A small poem that gives much to think about.

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  12. spectacular photos as usual!
    Great that you have found a job. me, i have just retired but with the cost of things here, i may have to start looking for a job soon.

    Have a Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Bwat of luck in finding a new job too :)

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  13. So glad you have found a job and appear to enjoy it - long may it last.
    Also love the pics and the haiku too.
    Have a wonderful New Year.
    Anna :o]

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  14. I am glad to hear you are well and settling in....I look forward to following your travels in this new place, in this wondrous new year! Have a Happy New Year!

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    1. Hopefully I will have lots of time, Donna. Happy New Year

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  15. Happy New Year, Totomai! Good luck with your new job. Awesome pictures! 😊

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  16. Happy New Year. Good fortune in your new job and country!

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  17. Oh my! I hear you! For 2 years we have been living on the edge because my roommate got laid off. After that he couldn't find a permanent job they all want to hire temporary. He's had a few of those now and they never keep workers they don't want to pay insurance and stuff. Now he's at a job where they keep saying they're keep him but he's had to renew his temp contract (which isn't the best) because they keep blowing him off. And he's doing a good job. So we wait, and worry. I wish you the best too, it's no fun to want work and not find it.

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  18. I never thought of smoke trails as beautiful before! You open as many eyes with your photos as with your poems. Yet I think your Haiku mighty sad, that you liken dreams to the vanishing smoke trail! I am not used to this dark mood from you, and so I will try to read between the lines. Maybe it's BECAUSE of the smoke trails that living dreams disappear? That work disappears?

    May you continue to find life an adventure. Happy New Year.

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