Photo Challenge – Cee’s Which Way

This is my first of joining a photo challenge, and i hope the firsts of the many. The subject of the challenge is to capture photos which depict direction, or anything that relates to it. May it be streets, bridges, stairs, road signs, lanes, aisles, and many many more.

I have browsed through my archives, and found some of them:

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Dubai streets, when it rains

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Sneak pic of the aisle in one of the grandest hotels in UAE, Emirates Palace

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You may have thought you’re seeing the gate entrance (left side of the photo). But not yet. Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

 

 

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Happyness Quote Day 31 – Gratitude

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Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.

Maya Angelou


When we appreciate all that we have in life, our egos step out of the way, inviting even greater abundance into our lives.
Practicing gratitude for our lives – for the air we breathe, for our magnificent bodies, and the beauty of being alive – is a wonderful place to start. From this, we can expand outward, like ripples in a still pond, appreciating everything and everyone we encounter and those who touch our lives as well.
What are you thankful for today?

World Environment Day 2014 | Movie Screening of Disney Nature’s “Oceans”

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. To stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action, United Nations chose the 5th of June as a day to commemorate it.

Within the UAE and the region, it is the Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF or EWS-WWF that work with people and institutions to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and reduce the ecological footprint through education, awareness, policy, and science-based conservation initiatives.

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Holiday Trip to Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain

Bringing you a photo freshly taken from the Jebel Hafeet mountain that rises 1,249 metres (4,098 ft) and offers an impressive view over the city.

Jebel Hafeet was a well-known landmark throughout the area’s history and is a contemporary tourist attraction.

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And for now, enjoying my breakfast Mercure Grand Hotel, one you can see at the peak (in the photo).

~MyMae

Happyness Quote Day 19 – Power

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Dubai Mall – Waterfall

 

All the powers in the universe are already ours.

Swami Vivekananda


As we get connected to our natural expression of strength—we become power-full, rather than having power-over. We call in the unconquerable power of the oceans and the wind. Within, we find the power of a seed to sprout and a heart to heal. As we connect and activate this universal power personally, we experience more confidence, greater self-esteem, and a quiet trust that allows us to meet any demand or situation that life may send our way.

Blended – A Festival of Music – to Serenade Dubai

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blend (blnd) v. blend·ed – To create a harmonious effect

Blended is another Dubai’s music festival to bring harmonious mixture of music styles whether you are a fan of blues, roots, jazz, soul or folk.

This will be a two-day annual live music extravaganza, and will kick-off on Thursday 1st May with Australian musical legend Xavier Rudd. To join Xavier on this first day are Aloe Blacc, who truly bridges the gap between pop music and a folk/soul fusion, and Joss Stone for a headlining set, famed for her gravelly but lustrous vocals.

Day 2 – 2nd May – brings a blend of Jazz and Rock-and-Roll by the most highly anticipated musical pairing of Diana Krall and Elvis Costello. What makes Blended more special for Diana and Elvis? This is the first time ever that they are performing together on stage. For a mix of classic soul and folk, we can listen to Irish-English singer-songwriter and rapper Maverick Sabre, known for his eerie vocals and guitar playing.

Blended is an all seated event with a range of ticket categories to suit all budgets.

Admission: From Dhs350-Dhs1,500.
Date: Thursday May 1 6pm-2am and Friday May 2 4pm-2am.
Venue:  Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Website: www.blended.ae

Itunes offer a Free Download  of ‘Lift your spirit’ – the title track from Aloe Blacc’s new album. Visit this link for downloading instructions.

I’m a Busy-Buddy, and I Reach-Out First

What you send ~ Will come back;
What you sow ~ You will reap;
What you give ~ You will get;

What you see in others ~ Exists in you;
So Give out all the love you can and let your love shine through!

I attended a Life-Mastery seminar few years ago, and one of our chants for the entire duration was this – “I’m a busy-buddy, and I reach-out first”.

It’s ironic, isn’t it? But I tell you, the moment we started reaching-out to others, we made ourselves busy with our new-buddies. We engaged with them more authentically. The depth of conversations increased as we, together with those we reached out, communicate openly the actual state of being.

Since I joined Zero to Hero challenge, I discovered so many wonderful blogs. They are like treasures in the cove that when you start to dive-in, and linger a little longer, you will be amazed with the depth of wisdom and ideas that settled in there.

To give a bit of idea of what’s around here in World of Mymae in the days to come, read below the things that keep me sane in my new home.

Volunteering. This usually happens on a Friday or Saturday, the regular days-off here in my city. It’s when you have too much love on yourselves that you can’t wait to share it with others. And yet I may still need well-spring of inspirations. I already found few of those blogs, and will find more.

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Countless number of balloons make a huge change on the view of the sky, compare to one

Cultural Exchange. I always meet strangers, and in one meetings or another, it’s an opportunity to gain friends. I am involved in this cultural group, attended by many people who, not only are interested with small talk, but are also getting into insightful discussions about  cultures, traditions, and even teaching or learning languages other than their own.

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Language and Culture Exchange

Photo Journal. I mentioned in my previous post that I had started with photography few years ago. But I had to sell it to fund my relocation here in Dubai. It took me a year to buy a new one. I am using a Canon digital camera on this journal, which I am content with the quality of photos I had taken. All the photos that are included in this post were taken by this digital camera.

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From deserts, to green bushes, to skylines

Arts and Crafts. It’s probably not my own work of art, but will definitely try my hand on it. I find this new interest of visiting art galleries, and exhibits, and so I’ll be making posts of my discoveries, and hopefully can feature some artists. Also, I find a new joy in writing letter mails and sending them in the post. If anyone is interested to be my pen pal, let me know in the comment below. Let’s bring back the “old-school” communication. I just sent-out a reply letter to a new pal from Canada.

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“If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Health and Fitness. I’m so lazy at this, but I keep on reminding myself that I need to invest on this activity. I certainly need plenty of ideas, much more to mention – discipline – on this matter. For bloggers who are into healthy stuff, yoga programs, fitness routines – consider me your fan.

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You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.”- Wayne Dyer

I would like to express my gratitude for everyone who follows this blog, and those who expressed their thoughts in the comments. It’s a challenge, at the same time, a source of inspiration – that someone out in this blogosphere is wanting to hear what I have to say. Happy writing! Enjoy liking! Have fun following! Love commenting!

 

~MyMae