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.
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).
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. 🙂
Naoko, Gary, me. Gary mines, polishes, and trades the minerals called Euphoralite
Two Euphoralite mineral deposits. The left is complex of blue tourmaline and mica. The right contains high in lithium.
Saiko, aka ‘the wise-woman of aroma’ aroma specialist, on the left. Gary Fleck, and me. Gary is an old friend of Naoko and he has been doing one stop shop of rocks. He has love to the rocks and his polished crystals and minerals are spectacular.
Just part of his huge lineups. I am so glad to meet to him, which was my long standing hope since I first got his handled crystals two years ago.
I was on 5 days trip to Tucson, Arizona. There is a month long 2019 Tucson Gem Show , the biggest gem show in the world, happening in there, and I caught up with a lady who enlightened me the delight of quartz, minerals and fossils, and the other lady who we called her ‘wise woman’ of aroma oils for therapy. 🙂
I first flew to Houston and then flew to Tucson. 15 and half hours of flight to Houston was plenty time to do watching movies and reading a book (and of course catching up some sleep!).
The itinerary of this trip was ultra short (at least for me), I spent almost 24 hours one way including layover time, and I stayed just 2 and half days in Tucson and flew back to Sydney with almost same lengthy time for way back. It certainly may look like crazy or waste of money.
However, to me, it was worth to do as it was really special, awesome, concentrated, intense, great time I had in taking a look all day long at rocks, crystals and fossils gathered from the world. 🙂
I was a bit too excited during the trip and did not take a lot of photos honestly.. still I would like to share some of which I caught, in some posts..
To be honest, this was not photographed recently but was taken in Japan 2 years ago.
My friend and I stayed overnight at the hotel. It was her final night in Japan and my first night there.
It was taken at the balcony of the room we stayed. The skies turned to blush in early morning which was enough for the hint to thrill me to see the sunrise.
Unfortunately the sun seemed to have popped up behind us the hotel building, however, I still enjoyed the view I caught, as lines of curves of the architecture led to Tokyo Bay, lay ahead in the straight line.