When you are old and grey and full of sleep,And nodding by the fire, take down this book,And slowly read, and dream of the soft lookYour eyes had once, and of their shadows deep[...]William Butler Years, "When You Are Old"
I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.James Joyce, Dubliners It's easy to fall in love/ It's easy to be alone/ It's easy to hate yourself/ when all your love is inside someone elseLittle Green Cars, "The… Continue reading Conansday in Dublin (Aon)
at Lagoona Mall, I thought I saw you.I was calmly resting against the rail inured to care in the daze of retail.Then a slender black skirt came into view,climbing the stairs, hurrying to get through.My eyes followed the advancing femalewhen her head turned, and a face stern and paleglanced at me like somebody she once knew...… Continue reading “As I Was Riding the Escalator”
At the entrance of the fallen obelisk,the Silver Knights were under siege:an electric cloud creature had wandered inshocking the party with its tentacle attacks.Fire, slash, shoot, whack, stab, hack—the party valiantly chipped away at the awesome armor of the floating foe.Elre summoned his magical stallionand challenged the monster by chargingwhile Adoril cast a spell to deliver… Continue reading “Silver Knights and the Search for the Lost Orb”: A Krendiri Battle Poem
The other day, as I was preparing a new post for my blog, I noticed that WordPress had congratulated me on 100 blog posts. 100 posts? Seems like only yesterday that I arrived in Doha and started writing my original blog, My Days in Doha. In recognition of my 100 posts milestone, I thought that… Continue reading Top 10 Posts from the Past Two Years
Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence.Eadweard Muybridge Museum of Islamic Art and West Bay at night (Doha, Qatar) Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Taipei, Taiwan) Overlook at Kenting National Park Forest (Kenting, Taiwan) Dusk at Baisha Beach (Hengchun,… Continue reading Experiments with Cinemagraphs
While thinking about what to publish for this week's blog post, by happenstance, I was looking through the few videos that I had saved in Google Photos. It then occurred to me to curate a few of these videos and share them. So, after upgrading my WordPress account, once again, I was able to upload… Continue reading Song and Dance in Doha