Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

‎”You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

I once heard from a movie that ruins are gifts as they pave the way to transformation not to mention to fascinating glimpse of the past. This is what I realized when I visited the Ushaiger Heritage Site in the small blond town of Shagra (about 200 km northwest of Riyadh) the other day. What I captured…

NO MATTER WHAT, RECYCLING IS WORTH THE EFFORT

Last 18 December 2012, I received an email from Ms. Alison Morris of Education Database Online. She wrote that she stumbled upon my blog post titled “No Plastic Bags Policy” so she initiated prompting me to partake in this valuable product of their organization’s efforts on saving the earth:  infographic on plastic recycling. It is a shame…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Apart from working out, one of the things that inspire me to wake up before 5:00 in the morning is to catch this illuminating view of the mosque’s lights when the sun is in the midst of stealing the light back from the black night. The flickering lights being dispersed by the mosque inveigle my…

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures

My 2012 in pictures compilation is a review of the places I visited in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, specifically its capital city, Riyadh. So far I only have less than 10 ordinary places on the list. I am here to work and save so I made sure that objective is intact. This explains why…

How I Broke My Tear Duct This Time Of The Year

A few months ago, the central figure of this narrative braved the far side of the planet to pasture his cattle in the hope for a more verdant herbage. Before caging the tough decision, he already anticipated the impending sacrifices tied to it. And after only a short period, he was able to get past…

Colossal Wonders Of Olaya

The first time I passed by Olaya, what ensnared my optical organs are the profuse skyscrapers along King Fahd road. I had always satisfactorily gloated over the excellent architecture that these imperial buildings boast until one gloomy morning of 07 December 2012, when we went to Hair’s Nature Park. Long before that day, the plan of taking…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Flowers are probably God’s most delicate creations. Their striking colors and exquisite petals are as inescapable as love. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate (ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate (thedailypost.me) Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate (dailypost.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate (scottseyephotos.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate (milnersblog.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate (francineinretirement.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate (lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com) A…

The Flowers, The Greens, and The Bees

A few meters away from our office in the capital city’s Exit 7, there’s this nursery called “Distinct Agricultural Ways Establishment” where passersby will surely throw a second look at the vibrant colors of various blossoms and plants displayed for sale. View this post on Instagram Each time I visit the nearest nursery in our…

Hidden Valley: An Ancient Arabian Treasure In Its Own Right

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” One of the things that I find most interesting about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is its fairly barren terrain. It is something truly pulchritudinous to someone rising from the Far East. Philippines has a completely different surface features….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Now that I’m miles away from my family, looking at the sun as it sets, like in this picture, is like seeing them via Skype. They seem so visible and reachable; so near, yet so far. So bright, yet so dark… This scenery used to rock me to the cradle of peace. What I know…

Snapshots Through The Window

One of the things that I recently love doing whenever I go places here in Riyadh is to take snapshots through the window. Capturing the beautiful parts of the city makes me love the place all the more. That is, by taking snapshots, which is the right thing to do so to say as taking…