Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea …. makes me feel better

sea

 

 What kind of emotions does the sea or ocean make you feel?

It makes me feel light hearted …. as if there is nothing in the world that could make me sad … 

 

floating feeling

floating feeling

 

Do you remember the first time you went in the water? Had a wave crash on you?

I remember exactly how I felt , the tingling feeling on my feet , when the waves crashed on me , and the longing feeling to touch it again , its mesmerizing , you forget everything , just wait there or the next wave to crash on you ,,,,

 

sand

 

Felt the sand burn your feet? Do you feel more peaceful around water?

Ah … the feeling , when your feet thrusting deep into the sand , the sweet smell of that wet sand all around you … ofcourse I feel peaceful around water , more than anywhere in the world.

 

Dubai beach

Dubai beach

 

Do you hate the beach? What’s the most interesting thing about the sea for you?

It’s IMPOSSIBLE for me to hate beach , & I think anyone with right mind would either ….. & talking about the most interesting thing about sea …. well its not a particular thing … Everything about the sea, the waves , the sand , the smell , it all envelopes into this package , & it makes me feel like the world is so much better place to live in … if I ever have any negative thoughts about life , I just need to check out the beach , & the wave will wash away any such feelings , & I would feel refresh , with a new attitude … & that’s a beautiful thing about sea ….

 

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Being Nominated & My silly answers … ;)

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The following are the questions I was asked to answer for the Liebster Blog Award! 

1.  What do you do for fun?

Re: Well my fun activities vary from hanging out with friends to reading a novel till cutting edge , exploring new places with friends to lonesome long drives , watching my favorite tv series to enjoying concerts. The definition of Fun for me is to living life to the fullest & trying different experiences .

2. What was your best vacation spot?

Re: Trip to Dubai last year . WOW, it was a life time experience , me & my sister went on to spend few days with my uncle & aunt who resides in Dubai, & we went there during the time of Christmas & New Year, perfect timing , moderate climate , awesome festivals to enjoy , it was the time of my life. It seems like somewhere in Dubai , I left a part of me….. lolz.. I have to go back 😉

3. What is your dream job? 

Re: Since the beginning of time , everyone has asked me this question , & I have always had this realistic answer to it , But now , I am not so sure , I know what I would love to do , I love to explore new places , I like learning about different culture , does that mean I should be in to tourism ? I have got a peculiar interest in antiques & history , so should I try field of archaeology ? I also enjoy organizing & managing events, that means event management is right for me ?

I am sorry , right now I am not so sure which field to try , so I can’t tell about the dream job …

All I can say about this is I am still trying to figure it out …

4. What is your dream car?

Re: Now this is a question I have en exact answer for . My dream car is :

Aston-Martin-Vantage-Convertible-v12-white

I have got my eyes on it … lolz… 😀

5. What do you do for relaxation?

Re: I read my favorite novels with soft instrumental songs playing in the background , in my cozy corner . I feel so relaxed , its the best distraction I need …

6. What is your fondest childhood memory?

Re: This is a tricky question , coz you just can’t decide which one was the fondest of all …..I think  of all those times ,when me & my sister went looking for adventure , we always used to end up getting scolded , as something always used to end up messy …. but those are my sweet childhood memories, & I am glad I tried

7. Who made the biggest impact in your life?

Re: The answer to this might come as shocking to you , but I prefer honest reply rather than reasonable answer. I think books leave a big impact in your life , all your thinking , all your inner thoughts they just come on surface , & that one book which left such an everlasting effect is : The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

It just made me question my sub conscious …..

8. How do you handle stress?

Re: I read it somewhere this quote which said : When a problem , or tension comes into your life , think , would it affect your life , two years later , if it won’t that why get stressed , think about the problem at hand with calm mind , & it would get sorted out , & If the problem is that big , that it would always have an effect in your life , than have faith in The Almighty , he never gives you problem without a reason , thinking & having faith helps me to deal with stress …

9. Tell me one thing about yourself you are very proud of?

Re: There were things that people used to say me that you won’t be able to do this , its impossible for you , & such stuff …
But I never gave up , I tried & tried , I had to do more efforts than others to get it , but finally I achieved it , & since than I have never learned to never give up on something you truly want …. & I am proud of myself for that spirit …. for being the inspiration for myself.

10. How was your day today? 

Re: Today , I didnt attended college , instead completed my pending weekday work , it was offday for me , from the college & usual routine day , I used most of my time today completing ma to-do-list.

11. What goal are you currently working on? 

Re: Right now, I am studying in my final year , so focusing on getting good grades , & I have got project on my hands to complete by the end of this semester, so it takes my full energy …

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Thank you  http://patinspire.org/ for nominating me for the Liebster Award :) .  I had never given a close thoughts to the questions before , but while replying to you , it made me think about few important things , so truly thanks not only for nominating me , but also inspiring me in a way , your blog itself is very inspiring , do visit : http://patinspire.org/.

I am so glad to connect with you.

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Here are the rules!

The rules are very simple – The rules for the Liebster are to thank the person who nominated you, answer the 11 question they have asked you, nominate 11 other people and ask them 11 questions in return. According to the guidelines the Liebster award should be sent to bloggers with less than 200 followers so that new bloggers can see how awesome they are!

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My 11 nominees are

1. A Toast to Dragons

2.  CREATIVETEMP

3. West Coast Kayaker

4Not the Family Business!

5. AmazinglyBrash

6.Air Cooled Underware

7.St. John Studios

8.http://dmariedoucette.wordpress.com/

9.Live Love Laugh & Read

10.Bad Books, Good Times

11.Jeyna Grace ©

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These are the questions my nominees have to answer :)

1> What is your favorite thing to do?

2> What is your most memorable moment ?

3> What’s the story of your First Crush?

4> When were you really scared to death ?

5> What is the most silly thing you have tried?

6> Which is your favorite destination?

7> Do you believe in supernatural beings (If Yes than WHy?) lolz…

8> Who is your role model & why ?

9> Do you believe in destiny ?

10> What is your biggest strength & weakness ?

11> Which is your favorite quote ?

Thanks again everyone and congratulation to the nominees! 

Weekly Photo Challenge : Free Spirit >>>> Dubai

Last Christmas I went to Dubai for a trip , &  I just fell in love with it , here are some beautiful pictures of my memories which I think suits the current theme

This pic was shot at the entrance of H.H. Sheikh ‘s palace , ruler of Dubai , peacocks just wander around there freely , it was so surprising . I have never seen so many peacocks wandering around freely even in the presence of so many people. We fed them chips & they really liked it .

 

 

Dubai mall ha sits own attractions , one of them was this Ice Rink , even though I didn’t tried it , i could still feel the free spirit of people who were moving around the ice so swiftly  , like no barriers , just going with the flow …..

 

 

This exotic waterfall appeals to me more in the form of letting yourself free  , the upside down , makes it even more intensify , it just goes with the theme of Free spirit .

 

 

This pic was taken at Sandy Beach Fujairah UAE , while walking on the beach , able to look at my mirror image , feeling the water waves crack at my feet now and then , & listening to the voice of ship going far , it was like I was in 3rd dimension , even in the middle of  such a public place, I found my solitude . Free from all the worldly boundaries , flying  across …..

 

 

This shot was captured by me at Jumeirah beach , Dubai , it was a beautiful moment captured.

 

 

I am glad we didn’t got the parking place on the 1st floor of Emirates mall, in the search of parking slot we headed up straight to the terrace , & I couldn’t stop gazing at the beautiful sunset , between the high rise buildings , it was like sun was biding good bye to me , this was the last day i was staying in Dubai , & I just stood there for couple of moments biding farewell to Dubai & taking all those beautiful memories with me.

 

Dubai : Construction Against Nature !!!

Dubai is well known for its enormous construction & experimenting with the design , it was alright till it was synchronized with nature , like building Burg Khalifa , considering all the nature ‘s aspect wind and balancing on the ground .

But than Dubai expanded its experiments , and started making man-made islands ,  These Islands were built of sand dredged from the bottom of the gulf. It is not structurally stable and is in the middle of a big body of water. Between tides and liquefaction there was no hope for them in the first place.They are building temples on sand foundations…To build temples on sand foundations is foolish enough on dry land, let alone in the middle of the ocean.

Now not only is it making island on water , but beneath the surface it is disturbing the marine life ecology ,  From the air, The World and Palm projects create a highly visible impression on the landscape of Dubai. And back down at sea level, significant changes in the marine environment are leaving a visual scar of another type. As a result of the dredging and redepositing of sand for the construction of the islands, the typically crystalline waters of the gulf of Dubai have become severely clouded with silt.

Construction activity is damaging the marine habitat, burying coral reefs, oyster beds and subterranean fields of sea grass, threatening local marine species as well as other species dependent on them for food. Oyster beds have been covered in as much as two inches of sediment, while above water, beaches are eroding with the disruption of natural currents.

The recent survey has been showing that the land is sinking in the sea on the newly made : The world islands , ofcourse the dubai government and their geologist are denying any such process happening , but the inside scoop says it all , maybe its just a beginning and they would cover it for now , but if you are playing against nature , you will pay the price .
Well I am in favor of new technologies , and reaching a new height of architecture and design but not on the cost of degrading the nature , you cannot go on the path of new world , by crushing the nature , it should both walk parallel , and both complimenting each other .

In short summing up all the problems that has been involved in this new construction of : The World Island is
The construction of the various islands off the coast of Dubai has resulted in changes in area wildlife, coastal erosion and alongshore sediment transport, and wave patterns. Sediment stirred up by construction has suffocated and injured local marine fauna and reduced the amount of sunlight filtered down to seashore vegetation. Variations in alongshore sediment transport have resulted in changes in erosion patterns along the UAE coast, which has also been exacerbated by altered wave patterns as the waters of the Gulf attempt to move around the new obstruction of the islands.
It is not a surprise that  Dubai’s megaprojects have become a favorite cause of environmentalists ,

“The islands are gradually falling back into the sea,” Richard Wilmot-Smith QC, for Penguin Marine, said. The evidence showed “erosion and deterioration of The World islands”, he added.

“If you build on a low coast like that you’re exposing yourself to dramatic consequences, a high wave or high sea, or even if the sea rises,” said Frederic Launay, director of World Wide Fund for Nature in Abu Dhabi.

Thought of the Day :

Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.

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