I am not disappeared (yet) :)

It is my first time I was off from WP posts over a month. It’s a little shame but frankly there were changes / incidents happened to my life last month, some were small and some were impacting significantly. Things came and gone quite fast and I was quite top up to accept / digest to the things I faced. I hence could not set myself ready for making outputs, posting and sharing with my WP friends.
In the meantime though I took some street snapshots mostly in Sydney city. I don’t know where I start my first post after one month silence, but maybe start sharing some of them with you must be most relevant. ‘Relevant’ I would have meant is, simply I feel comfortable. 🙂

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Murmuring on Saturday morning

So, as mentioned you on my previous post, my phone was upgraded to one of those cutting edge.
However, I did not realise initially that my mobile phone plan also have to ‘upgrade’ to something more high in availability along with the hardware.
When i was using iPhone 6, I was subscribing very basic BYO (SIM only) plan with a carrier, which 4GB Data / month, and it was enough.  However, likely because my phone turned to be the one with high spec, more data seemed to have been processed upward / downward, and my limit was reached up to full for the month at its 4th days. 😀
I decided to change something a fair plan however provided by an another carrier, I heavily relied on wifi environment almost entire this week.
In addition, I have got office move past weekend.  The new workplace is ok (or is better than previous office), but due to their strict security policy they lie in networks and internet (which is healthy for the business we do), they restrict accessing many sites including WordPress.  🙂
My last resort, home, kept me hectic all this week for various bits to do to clear off and did not make a time to post a blog at all.
Anyway, I will stop making my excuse, but just wanted to express my thanks to you all for your always support, liking my posts and leaving comments, with my sincere apologies for not responding to sooner or not check your posts.
Yesterday, I got my new SIM with new plan activated.  Now time to start catching up..  🙂
The below photo is the Sirius cannon leaving it exhibited in the heart of busy business and tourism district in Sydney.
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Snapshots of Sydney CBD

…with my new iPhoneXR.

I have upgraded my phone first time in four years.  I quite enjoyed my iPhone 6 but it was getting harder and harder to keep up the software upgrades.

It’s time to farewell.

Thank you iPhone 6 for being my always buddy supporting my everyday life.  You made me easy to connect to the world, and you made me addict sometime too.

Now, here are the random test shots I caught with XR…, I like the outcomes and I will look forward my life with this guy as long as it stands.

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Everyday is just sequence of miracles

We leave Bleu and Shiraz ‘home’ while we are at work.  The home is a unit in Sydney suburb and we have been at the place over ten years.  The unit is very old and  the all appliances installed in the unit is old as vintage like museum grade, but because it is at great location, it has drench of natural light coming in, and the price, which is reasonable for the size, I did not try to move to other place.

Anyway, recently apartment building where my friend lives got a fire almost in midnight.  Luckily she carried her boy cat and evacuated fast so they were safe.  Also the origin of the fire was on an opposite side to her unit in the building, so she was exempted the damage to her goods in the house.  I was so relieved to hear that she and her fella managed to evacuate and stayed safe, but the news made me really scared at and quickly start simulating if it happened to us at the premises here.  Then,

But what happens if something wrong took place in the premises while we are out?

……….

It had been an ordinary routine to give them mum kiss and closed the door heading to work.  In the evening I was home and opened the door, then they dashed to me or awaited at the behind the door to welcome me home.  That’s our everyday more or less, I thought, but I was wrong.

I was wrong because this routine was just happening  by a sequence of small miracles and will never be of guarantee life to continue.

There is no solid conclusion we reached after the talk as to what to do for the real emergency (without us), but the fire incident at my friend have me thought and  appreciate the fact that we have been safe and having quality life with Bleu and Shiraz everyday.  I am not devotee individual but still think is worth to thanks to something beyond that lets me go on.

Bleu, Shiraz, I love you xx

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Bleu:  Mum, let me taste what you have on your hand!
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Shiraz:  Mummy, you can sleep in my bed tonight.

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At Houston Airport

I arrived at George Bush International Airport a little earlier than the scheduled in the morning.  My next flight to Tucson was supposed to fly off  in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The reality was that my flight took off 6 hours delay.

The more waiting time gave me more opportunity to stroll the airport terminal to snap them.

I like airport generally.  Airport is quite special place (to me) that produces dynamic movement of people who have various background in origins, crossing at the site for the destinations they head for their various travel purposes. I enjoyed myself at Houston Airport for the same reason.  Announcements in the airport called in both English and Spanish was one of what I did not catch in Sydney Airport and it made me ensure about myself a traveler or a stranger there, which was good.

Anyway, here are some of photos I snapped at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (the hub domestic flights if I understood right).

I felt good vibe throughout the time I was there.

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Oasis for the passengers awaiting for boarding
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Perching at the counter
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Get to moving
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Fast, fast..!
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A concourse connecting terminal blocks
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Minimalism

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2019 Tucson Gem Shows

Again, I was a little too excited at the fact that I was there and saw enormous gems, and I hence did not take a lot of photos at the show, but here we go!

A couple of notes, during the period of this show, it’s like entire Tucson became the show ground, many traders booked hotels to use the hotel rooms for exhibiting their rocks and stones.

Or exuberant dealers / sellers have sat their allocated booth in the huge panelized houses, which will take you hours and days to stroll through till the end.

I was very lucky to be there with the two ladies!  The lady on the left on the first photo, named Naoko Fujinami, is my master of crystals and she is the first disciple of JaneAnn Dow, the crystal reader & healer.  And since Naoko has friend networks with miners and dealers, I also have got a opportunity to meet / greet and talk with a few of them out of her friends.

I hope these photos share the joy how I was excited at being surrounded by rocks at the show.  🙂

 

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Arizona beauty

Aerial views of Arizona geography I watched on the fright from Houston to Tucson.

Well, I do not have sufficient / enough vocabulary to describe how beautiful they are, so I will skip to try in here.  😉

They just froze me having my face stuck on the window to look the amazing world spread underneath..

And this is my contribution to this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge #32: Shadows hosted by Tina Schell.

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