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  • "The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides." ~Jules Verne

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  • We OFWs here in the kingdom hurried to get home before seven p.m. tonight to communicate with our families in the Philippines. We are five hours behind and we sort of celebrate two new years! At least thru webcams.

    I am sure some other expats/immigrants are also observing/waiting for their respective home country’s New Year.

    Whether you have celebrated the coming of 2014 (especially from the Oceania, Japan, etc) or are still waiting (or have fallen asleep), a safe and merry New Year!

  • My Top 5 for 2013: Places

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    I chose these five to represent my Twenty-thirteen (and not necessarily the best shots), which has been generally great.

    • Lingering Light | Aberdeen, Scotland - In May of this year, I had a chance to visit Aberdeen, Scotland for a couple of days. It was summer then and this was taken at past nine pm! and that was weird for a tropical kid. The Esplanade was a nice place to walk around.
    • Mysteries…” | Nasugbu, Philippines - Dusk as seen from the beach of Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines. It was my first time to have a vacation after fourteen months in the kingdom.
    • Safeena | Dammam, Saudi Arabia - 30 seconds, f/10, this is one of the two derelict traditional fishing vessels (one is behind) by a shore in the city of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Shot in high color temperature to get the golden look… I thought these were a treasure.
    • Ramadan Mubarak! | Muharraq, Bahrain - Originally shot few days before the Ramadan started, and right during Maghrib (the Muslim prayer after sunset). Bahrain is an open country and will host almost any kind of entertainment which is otherwise restricted in the kingdom.
    • Burj Khalifa | Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 second with the world’s tallest building. Another travel mission for a few days to the city of Dubai. It was magnificent to witness.

    Thank you, person/people behind the blog. Thank you tumblrverse for an awesome year!

    My 2013 in 5 photos. It’s been wonderful.

    -Elriz Buenaventura (elriz.com)

  • Ten Personal Favorite Photos of 2013 (Color)

    1. Spectral | Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
    2. Mysteries…” | Nasugbu, Philippines
    3. Aberdeen Beach | Aberdeen, Scotland
    4. Bahrain! | Muharraq, Bahrain
    5. Lingering Light | Aberdeen, Scotland
    6. Untitled | Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia
    7. Safeena | Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    8. Untitled | Nasugbu, Batangas
    9. Red Sea Sunset | Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
    10. Ramadan Mubarak! | Muharraq, Bahrain

    These are my personal favorites and not necessarily the ‘best’ or the ‘most well-received’ posts —always believe in your own eyes— from the past year.

    Different genres interest me (good at nothing!) but I feel landscape/scenery is my most favorite for this year, among other adventures in photography I explored. So.

  • Ten Personal Favorite Photos of 2013 (Black and White)

    1. No Water | Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
    2. Untitled | Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
    3. Untitled | Aberdeen, Scotland
    4. The Aberdeen Harbour Board Tower | Aberdeen, Scotland
    5. Untitled | Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
    6. Black and White | Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
    7. Untitled | Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
    8. KLM | Amsterdam/ Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands
    9. Dubai Fountain | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    10. Burj Khalifa | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    My personal favorites from the past year. 

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