Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

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Artificial lake, Dubai, UAE

River Nile, Cairo, Egypt

River Nile, Cairo, Egypt

Andaman Sea, Langkawi, Thailand

Andaman Sea, Langkawi, Thailand

Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles, USA

Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles, USA

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/05/27/cees-fun-foto-challenge-water/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

I have two photos to offer for this challenge. The first was taken on my first trip to the Far East in Phi Phi Islands, Thailand. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and this suite offered a stunning view.

Phi Phi IslandThe second photo was taken on a work related trip I took to Cairo, Egypt. I stayed in a lovely hotel which offered a beautiful view of the River Nile which was even more grand at night.

DSCN3097I looked it up and apparently these windows extending to the floor and opening from the middle are called French windows. Very popular in hotels.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window – Joy and Woe
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Ese’ s Voice
  5. Car Window | Monochrome
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | MyBlog – solaner
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Basically Beyond Basic
  9. Hercules Starfish Window | “The Ish,” presented by the Bohemian Rock Star
  10. Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  11. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Window – Flight, Palace & Fort
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window #shotwithmyphone #iphoneography | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | A Journey Called Life …
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Stephen Chapman
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows | Chittle Chattle
  16. Shuttered Windows, Amsterdam | thoughtsofrkh
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows | Just Snaps
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window & Lingering Look at Windows | Cee’s Photography
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | A Journey of Wonders
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window! | Rooktopia
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge : Windows | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Irregular Ventilator
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | So where’s the snow?
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | TinaBHH
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
  28. Window | suzie81’s Blog
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | mattvonp
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Lost in Translation
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window « mtlawleyshire
  32. Icicles | forgiveness for wanderers
  33. Stained Glass Windows Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | castelsarrasin
  35. weekly photo challenge: window | Curls n Skirls
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Crystal Nuding
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Stefan Praetorius Naurin
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Life of A Fallen Angel
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | MARGARET ROSE STRINGER
  40. Windows | de Wets Wild
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Photographs by James Collett
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge; Window | Day One
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  44. Windows | About-One-Thing
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | ILEANA PARTENIE
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Today, on Earth
  47. On the Bus, Revisited | piran café
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge – Window | LearningFromMyBlog
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | I am Super Istar
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Shannon’s Creative Work
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Mishe en Place
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window II | MyBlog – solaner
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Living Fully No Matter What
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Creative Mind
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge – Steamy Windows | Canoe Communications
  57. Windows | The Red and the Blue
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window « Sasieology
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge – Window | buntscheck
  60. Hypomania | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window with UFOs, Cow and Sleeping Maiden | Light Words
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window, Or: Jui Tui Shrine | Polymathically
  63. Windows | A Happy and Beautiful World
  64. Windows To The Sea | Steve Says….
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge : Window | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | JGTravels
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | autopict
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | picture-bandit
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Window of Our Lives | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  70. The Daily Post: Window | decocraftsdigicrafts
  71. Windows through time | A Happy and Beautiful World
  72. Windows of the World | Thirdeyemom
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | What’s (in) the picture?
  74. S. Thomas Summers | Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Olivia May Photography
  76. Ice On Glass: Weekly Photo Challenge–Window | 365 Days of Thank You
  77. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WINDOW | Francine In Retirement
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | 2812 photography
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Home that We Built
  80. Windows with a twist
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Life With Mike and Lindy
  82. Window of opportunity? | Nature on the Edge
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | What Is It?!?
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge:Window | Miss Spicy Hat N’ Sugar Socks
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows « Leya
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: WINDOWS | Far from Done
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window (2) | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
  89. weekly photo challenge: window | wise monkeys abroad
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge : Window | Mon beau manoir
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Sweet as a Picture
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows | Travel Monkey
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge:Windows | thoughts and entanglements
  94. The Metaphysical Rabbit Hole | Cardinal Guzman
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge – Window | Wicked Words
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge – Window | Reflections on a Theme
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge – Window « LargeSelf
  98. Weekly photo challenge: The Window | An Enchanted Eye
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Jubilee Journey
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  101. WPC – Window | PHOTO & POETRY
  102. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Still Times – Our China and Life Adventures
  103. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | belgradestreets
  104. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Window | Home Life Online
  105. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Something to Ponder About
  106. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | belgianstreets
  107. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | dediwiyanto
  108. Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows | Lillie-Put
  109. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | colderweather
  110. Weekly Photo Challenge : Window « Jejak-jejak yang Terserak
  111. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | six degrees photography
  112. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Journeyman
  113. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Photoblog
  114. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Memory Catcher
  115. Weekly Photo Challenge: Through a Window Darkly | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  116. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Journeyman
  117. Weekly Photo Challenge – Window | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  118. Window Live | Outreach
  119. weekly photo challenge: window | Musings of a Random Mind
  120. Weekly Photo Challenge – Window | jwdwrites
  121. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | The Gaia Experience
  122. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Foto de Moto
  123. WPC: Window | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  124. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Wind Against Current
  125. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  126. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | genieve celada photography
  127. [New post] Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Snowbird Soliloquy
  128. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Polymathically
  129. Framed | Elizabeth Krall Photos
  130. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | BLASTED GOAT
  131. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window into the Soul | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  132. A NYC Stroll | My Play Nook
  133. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Northwest Frame of Mind
  134. Windows on the Hill | Mary J Melange
  135. A New Day
  136. Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows | A New Day
  137. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window #dailypost #photography #poetry | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  138. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | A Wilderness of Words
  139. Rome Through A Keyhole | Jaspa’s Journal
  140. pink brassière and gargoyle | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  141. weekly photo challenge: window | Wood Rabbit Journey
  142. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Too Mutch For Words
  143. Window with a Twist… | Let There be Peace on Earth
  144. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | PonderTheIrrelevant
  145. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Leona J. Atkinson-Inspirational Writer
  146. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Shoot ‘N Go
  147. Zero to Hero; Day 9 | theotherpalette
  148. WPC: Window | beeblu blog
  149. 365 Project: Day 10 | Taking a Deep Breath
  150. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Healthcare Updates
  151. Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows | Picture the Pretty
  152. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Travel-Stained
  153. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window, Or: The Alcazaba Arch | Polymathically
  154. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | shutter + bliss
  155. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Hope* the happy hugger
  156. This Week’s Window Views! | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  157. WPC: WINDOWS « MY WALL
  158. Last Thoughts: Window (The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge) | The Positive Page
  159. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Fotografaire’s Blog
  160. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Lonely Travelog
  161. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Diary of Dennis
  162. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | stenoodie

Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of Years Past

Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Phi Phi Island, Thailand

27th Oct 2003: I open the curtains and the stunning view leaves me mesmerized. I stare out at the shimmering blue water against the backdrop of a green mountain. Could such beauty really exist? It’s my first trip to the Far East and I’m with my husband who I married a few days ago. It’s the first time we’re together but it doesn’t feel that way. The hesitation I felt in the beginning seems to have melted away.

Security Council, UN HQ, New York

Security Council, UN HQ, New York

10th May 2004: We are at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. We are standing outside wondering how to get in. My husband sends me forward as he thinks I look less of a Pakistani and therefore less suspicious. I get the details and we enter the building. A few hours and many photos later we stop by a McDonalds for lunch. We are touring the United States and have 3 weeks to see as much as we can. I have discovered that my husband loves seeing new places even though he is not too adventurous.

Langkawai Harbor

Langkawai Harbor

16th Nov 2005: We have rented a car to tour the small island of Langkawi in Malaysia. We have already been in the cable car and now we’ll see the rest of the sights by car. I ask my husband if I can drive the car too but he makes an excuse. I have learnt that he likes to be in charge and I don’t mind. I’ll just relax and enjoy the ride.

Isle de Brehat, Brittany, France

Isle de Brehat, Brittany, France

30th Sept 2006: I’m with my colleagues from Pakistan on training in France. We have a car to ourselves and each weekend we visit a new place. Brittany is incredibly beautiful and peaceful. But every night as I lie down to sleep, my heart aches. 5 weeks away from my husband is the longest separation I have had to bear. So this is what being in love feels like.

View from my hotel room, Cairo, Egypt

View from my hotel room, Cairo, Egypt

6th Nov 2007: I can see the Nile from the terrace of my hotel room. The night view is the most gorgeous I have seen. But my mind is thousands of miles away. I wait for my husband to call me. I want to tell him about the incredible room I’ve got. I know he’ll call exactly when he said he will. I know very well how punctual and organized he is. Having to travel without him is such a headache.

Nathiagali, Pakistan

Nathiagali, Pakistan

8th Mar 2009: We are holidaying in a mountain resort in Nathiagali in Pakistan. We have bought our first home together and cannot afford to make an international trip. It has been the biggest achievement of our lives. People take all their lives to build their own home. Although I also made a major contribution I have to say that my husband is the most hard-working man I have ever met.

Father and son fast asleep

Father and son fast asleep

19th Aug 2012: We are on a plane to Maldives for our first international trip with our son. He is old enough now for us to manage well. I have brought his jigsaw puzzles and his coloring pencils to keep him occupied.  But he soon grows bored and wants to go over to his dad. He snuggles up with him and they both fall asleep. I look at the two men in my life and I feel content.

23rd Dec 2013: There is only a day left for me to do our packing. Since we’re going by car I’m not too worried as there are no weight restrictions. But I should make a list of all of my son’s things as they will be the most in number. Toys, clothes, snacks, I really must make a list. I hope it’s not too cold and we can enjoy the beach. I’m sure we’ll have some good family time together. This time of the year is always exciting for me, the end of the year and the start of a new year. A time of hope, reflection and gratitude. It will be the last vacation of the year but God willing there are many more exciting times to come.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of Years Past

  1. Weekly Writing Challenge Response (December 23rds) | starlightfire
  2. This time last year… | Home’s Cool!
  3. As you grow older, your Christmas list gets smaller; the things you really want for the holidays can’t be bought | Never Stationary
  4. A Year Ago Today | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  5. Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of December 23rds Past | hippiebitch420
  6. A Theeivening to remember | booksdragonsanddietcoke
  7. Recruiting Minors Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  8. Christmas B & E | Fish Of Gold
  9. The Year I Turned 18 and Met the Messiah | jackiefoxdotnet
  10. Family Ghosts on Roots Day | humblegenealogy
  11. ‘tis three days before christmas | Musings of a Random Mind
  12. Ghosts of December 23rds Past | On Being a Homegirl
  13. Ghosts of December 23rds Past – The Poetic Take | writingequalspassion
  14. Emily’s December 23rd | emilykarn
  15. Ghosts Who Sing | My Play Nook
  16. Ghosts @ HX | HX Report
  17. Weekly Writing Challenge | December 23, 2003 | House of Farts
  18. Ghosts of December 23rds Past | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  19. Christmas in the Pacific Northwest – The Christmas Tree – 2012 | Chasing Rabbit Holes
  20. One Year From Today | lifewithgreeneyes
  21. Festive Reflection | Getting Nowhere Fast
  22. Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of December 23rds Past | imagination
  23. The Day That Changed Her. | Babbleogue
  24. The December Twenty-thirds of My Dis-belief | A Wild One Within
  25. Weekly Writing Challenge: Twas the night before… | Life of a Fallen Angel
  26. Chapters of Christmas Past | Mary J Melange
  27. Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of December 23rds Past, Or: The Christmas Cancellation | polymathically
  28. Galloping Through the Mists of Time | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  29. Stock taking on Dec. 23 | Minnesota Transplant
  30. A Good Date (Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of December 23rds Past) | Mod with Love
  31. Ghosts of December 23rds Past (WW Challenge) | Ruminations & Observations
  32. Ghosts of December 23rds Past (Or, Boy Do I Love My Life) | Laughing Through Life
  33. December 23, 2005 | johnautry24
  34. Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of December 23rds Past | Stories for the Heart
  35. ghosts of december | yi-ching lin photography
  36. there are decembers | y
  37. 23 Desember 2 atau 3 tahun lalu | semangat! (coba-coba)