Good bye 2016.

bf30acd277e2cd9bb644f65c8ae57561We can all agree when I say that 2016 has been a terrible years for everyone.

Whether it’s your work or personal life it has been painful.

I lost good friends. I lost opportunities, but most of all I lost myself in all the madness.

That’s not to say 2016 has been all bad, what I’m really saying it could have been so much worse. At least I am alive and I had a chance to go to Japan and South Korea for a month.

Good bye 2016, you certainly stripped away from me good things, but along with it, bad things making my life less burden. Hopefully making me stronger for the coming year.

Because in the end, we can only do one thing – hope.

Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Been back for 3 weeks but work has plied on a bit so it will be some time before I can post any photos of my trip to Japan and South Korea – I haven’t even begun to scan in the photo, one of the bad points of film photography is not having ready to upload digital when needed. Then again I don’t earn a living from my photography.

May your stockings be full with presents and not coal and hope everyone enjoys themselves!

 

 

Mending shoes.

Stepping out of the bank after cashing in the cheque I ticked off another item off my “to-do” list. It was 6pm Monday and I had just left the office for the the bank to help pay for one of their orders.

Looked down at my shoes, I noted the tears and wears. Mind you – it was still good, but could use some fixing up. A cobbler had set up shop right next to the bank. With time to spare I paid a visit.

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Home is photographic hell

Every time I introduce being from Malaysia while vacationing these replies.

“Oh Malaysia! What a beautiful place! You must enjoy photographing there.”

“Wow! Love the tropic country!”

And all sort of other comments that it is a lovely place and must have a billion photos of it.

That is just the problem – I don’t.

I can barely motivate myself in Malaysia. Just lifting up the camera and shooting is a chore, the thought of going out and shooting for all my worth seems like an exercise in getting a root canal without anaesthetics. Just thinking about it gives me a headache AND a toothache!

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The weekends are mine to decide

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Many years ago working at a telecommunication company I learned to never tell anyone that you enjoy doing nothing on the weekends.

Because management took it as a sign to load ne with so much work that you would have to work on weekends so meet Monday deadlines. The reasoning, because you have nothing to do, can make you work on weekends.

But I needed to rest I pleaded with them, “you can rest after you are dead.” was their answer.

“Well then I’m going to hell because I quit!” I handed in my resignation and left. No wonder there was no permanent staff at this company and how they quickly hired anyone who applied right through the door.

Saturdays and Sundays are mine. What I do with them is none of your business. Even if I have nothing to do, it doesn’t mean you can load me with work and expect me to do work on it.

Although I am now busy on weekends, but it is on my own terms and not dictated by some middle management pinhead.