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
I chose these five to represent my Twenty-thirteen (and not necessarily the best shots), which has been generally great.
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)
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)
My personal favorites from the past year.
It’s the third Christmas away from home and, although I can say I have made myself familiar with this set-up, it is definitely more Christmas-y if I was with le family. But, what’s more important is that they, the loved ones, are in a good and happy state.
Friends and acquaintances from all over the world, to you who celebrates the Holiday, a happy, content, and merry Christmas! :)
Yanbu Industrial City
A small city with not a single skycraper like Yanbu may look boring if city lights and concrete jungles please your eyes.
To the new and uninformed pairs, refineries at night, and from a distance, might be mistaken as a stretch of buildings, similar to a city business district. But of course, silos, chimneys, and flares are clues that these structures belong to a much different industry.
Hellish it may look, but to me, they are among the most beautiful sights in the Saudi night.