Saturday, March 24, 2018

Eleven

E L E V E N  Y E A R S .

Yes, that is eleven years of shooting, blogging and distilling thoughts. As you may already know, I started blogging when I was jobless. Since then, I made sure that at least I have one post per month though the number of posts per year dramatically decreases. I am sorry, I have been saying this every blogsary.

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a frozen stylus 
webbed camera on the desk 
an artist’s winter 

now, a warm stylus 
the camera free of webs 
an artist’s summer 

/totomai 

I have nothing much to say this time. Instead, I decided to have a throwback of sort and will list down twenty of my blog’s most popular posts. Please take a look at them - or kindly tell me your favorite post, if you have one. 


  1. Bloomsville - all about spring flowers
  2. Spellbind - thoughts on spring
  3. Spectacle - it's all about the Samba Festival
  4. Badminton - what we do, when we have nothing to do in Japan
  5. Summit - my Mt. Fuji climb experience
  6. Santa - my birthday experience in the snow
  7. Kybele - model shoot in Denmark
  8. Luxembourg - Luxembourg escapade
  9. Germany - trip to Germany
  10. Remnant - my hometown's Taj Mahal 
  11. Copenhagen - travel to Denmark
  12. Singapore - exploring Singapore
  13. Fit - my health journey
  14. Seoul - a visit to South Korea
  15. Mata - my farewell post to Japan
  16. Sakura - best place for cherry blossoms viewing
  17. Unmasked - a photography contest experience
  18. Equator - I am in the center of the world 
  19. Chiba-koen - one of my fave places during hanami 
  20. Wimbledon - once in a lifetime experience

I hope that I can still keep this blog up and running in the years to come.

Cheers everyone!

/totomai 
2018/03/24

29 comments:

  1. It has been quite an adventure coming to your blog and being overwhelmed by you photography and poetry. I do hope you can keep going or do I sense a new field has taken your interest.

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    1. Just a bit busy in the new environment, Robin. Will still try to post one blog per month.

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  2. Clean, bright, and as warming as summer. Just wonderful, Totomi. Happiest eleven.

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  3. Wow, 11 years of blogging. May you long continue to share your photos and your words. I will take a look at some of your blog posts later. Some I remember. Smiles. Nice to have the favorites listed all in one place!

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    1. Thanks Mary - I can’t believen I have been blogging for more than a decade already :)

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  4. Happy eleven years, Totomai 💖 May there be many more to come!🍸

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  5. Each of your posts is my favourite as I view it ... until the next one. I do hope very much that you continue to blog; I would miss your posts if they stopped altogether.

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    1. Will continue, Rosemary. Fingers-crossed.

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  6. Lovely turning of the seasons. I have missed hearing your voice. I, too, found my life changed in a time of unemployment--found my voice.

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    1. Thanks Susan. Nice to read you again too :)

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  7. Sticking with blogging is hard with life getting in the way....but 11 yrs is still a wonderful mark even if you don't blog as much as you did. Your poem is perfect!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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    1. I can also reverse the order of the poem, Donna. Whichever way is applicable lol

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  8. Your blog is full of treasures! Dont worry about frequency, but do keep it going, as you bring the world to those of us would never otherwise see such wonders. I like your new banner. Very cool. I will come back and go down your list. Cant wait!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, would love to hear your faves too.

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  9. Amazing picture. I am glad the artist has awakened.

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    1. Hopefully, it will stay awake forever, Rob

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  10. First, i liked the new header.
    and i really hope that you can still keep this blog up and running. but if you have more important things to do..

    and here are a few thoughts for the popular posts. it's really hard to choose a favourite one.

    Bloomsville : the pictures of the blooms are sensational.
    Spectacle : Loved it! (and the ladies!). Japan has quite a sizable Brazilian population?
    Summit : your pictures of Mt Fuji are so awe-inspiring
    Kybele : model shots are fun, eh?
    Germany : eye-opening, especially the Wall.
    Singapore : thank you for visiting Singapore. so you have bumped into the homeless here too?
    Fit : ah, so bold photography!
    Seoul : again, great photography.
    Mata : what an aching poem.
    sakura : great photography again!
    Equator : yes, educational.

    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Ds, yes I encountered some in Singapore.

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  11. Eleven years... I actually traced back my first poem online (on twitter) the other day... it was only 7 years old.... I hope that your unwebbed camera will give us many great pictures.

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    1. Hopefully, Bjorn. I am too lazy to bring my camera outside. I recently had it cleaned though

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  12. 11 years, indeed long time. I hope you never stop.

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  13. Congratulations on eleven years.

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  14. Congrats on 11 years in your journey. I am sure you have captured beautiful moments during those years through your lens.

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