Weekly Photo Challenge (Final): All-Time Favorites

It is very disappointing that there is no more Weekly Photo Challenge open because it has been a great opportunity and community for me to keep up my motivation and see great posts contributed by other participants.

Here are my last submission.  These represent my all-time favorites .

I live in Sydney and I do love the view of Sydney particularly at sunrise and sunset.  Well, every cities must be beautiful in these hours, but to me, Sydney is one of most picturesque cities in the world.

I appreciate my lucky to live in here also because it is close to nature.  They have beaches and many bushes and mountains to walk and hike.  There are many Australian unique wild creatures and vegetation seen in there.

And on top, my lovely two fellas; Bleu and Shiraz.  The pair have been great companions / family who ‘talk’ a lot, sleep a lot, and bring me and mate laugh a lot.

Thank you very much for Daily Post community for all your time and works giving us these great motivation every day and week.  I hope one day this will open again to get this community back.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

When I feel myself needing more vitamins or feel myself a bit dull, I exercise 1-day fasting with glasses of juice.  It is easy to take vegetables and fruits by liquidizing them if you want to take a lot with a variety, rather than to eat them as salads or so.

Here I took a snapshot of ‘before / after’ of them transformed from solid substances to liquid.  🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

The theme for this week’s challenge is difficult, but is a good chance to look at myself in terms of where is my place in the world.

I was born and had spent all my life in Tokyo until I moved into Sydney.  Tokyo is still the place where I attach and I make regular visits even now.  I still have some favours to some parts of Tokyo for sure.

I however have a complex view to Tokyo also, and when I look at them, I get another name of the place back of my head.

It is Fukushima.

The name of the place became famous due to the accident at nuclear plant.  They have been producing energy for other regions / prefectures and Tokyo is of course one of the top consumers of them.  People in Fukushima had to abandon their home when the accident happened and some of them are yet to be back even now.  We are still rely on them for electricity without developing fundamental changes in infrastructure to replace in producing energy. My (or our for all the people there) safety / security in Tokyo comes at expense of them.

I am not going to rant about politics / government of Japan in here, but I hope we all stare at the fact that Fukushima is not over.  Well, it is common subject for urban life that that their life are consisted of sacrifice of other places and locals for power supply, but with full of respect and thanks, I hope the life of Fukushima and its recovery process will be continued to ease them from sufferings.

On closing, I would leave photos of which I took at the view deck of Haneda International Airport, Tokyo.

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By the way, Sydney is my current home I would say.  🙂

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Hana and Hanako (Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely)

On that day, I met two lovely animals at Yoyogi Park, a large parkland (540,530 square meters) locating in urban area in Tokyo.

One was a french bulldog, called Hana. She is the dog of my friend’s, and I had a good catch-up with them at the park.

Then I met another beautiful yet the unlikely one to see nearby in the park. His name was Hanako. Why he was unusual was because, he was the monkey from Africa banning the export to overseas, and you hence will rarely see the breed in Japan (to be fair for the owner, Hanako came to him before the import was banned).

Hanako was unusual also for its name because Hanako was a name for female in Japan, while, that Hanako was man (not even a boy for his age ;-)).

Anyway, the both Hanas were as relaxed as their owners were and I found of them a kind of lucky to have the big park (with full of green) nearby on their living area.

Here are some photos of them.

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Dramatic clouds

Today is the last day of Daylight Saving Time in Sydney and I kicked my bum to start my day a bit earlier to photograph sunrise at a beach, because this is last chance for taking advantage of sunrise seen in ‘late’ time (now it’s at past 7am, but from tomorrow it should be at past 6 am).

So I went to Manly beach for it but unfortunately I could not see the moment where the sun popping up from the ocean as it was a little cloudy.  In stead, however, the sun showed me its face between layers of clouds lied over horizon, which produced beautiful ray of lights followed by.

This is why I can not stop photography.  There is always something to happen out there.  In the very beginning at the beach, I certainly did not see sunrise as I had wished, but it ended up because I saw another form of beautiful morning sky like below.

Well, usually I do not submit my participation twice for one subject of the challenge, but I will exceptionally allow myself to break my rule and make them my second entry for this week Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rise/Set (first entry is here).

I think these photos deserve it, and I hope you will enjoy them too..

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