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Photo Speaks: Reliving the past

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I am going through my archives and this is my photo of the day.  2019 Photo.

2 minutes of short nap and my colleague caught me…

6 days of non-stop effort for the preparation of our stand at World Future Energy Summit WFES 2019. And it was the 3rd day of the event. So, one more day to go for WFES 2019.

Obviously, the photo is extra special as it is captured by our Remote Sensing Specialist, Damien DHONT!. He is the man behind our latest technology – The Subsea Gliders for Oil & Gas Exploration which was exhibited at our Stand A410 at WFES2019 and again WFES2020.

To know more about him and his specialization as a Best Innovator, please visit his profile at our dedicated E&P website EP.TOTAL.COM  : https://lnkd.in/dwbkqA6

Obviously, the photo is extra special as it was captured by our Remote Sensing Specialist, Damien DHONT!. He is the man behind our latest technology – The Subsea Gliders for Oil & Gas Exploration which was exhibited at our Stand A410 at WFES2019 and again #WFES2020.

Have you represented Total at any of the major conferences in the UAE? If yes,

🤳 1. Share a photo (taken during that event with year) & post it on #LinkedIn with StandTogether.

💬 2. Tell us something about it

➡️ 3. Tag me and another 3 colleagues who were with you or whom you would like to see this recap process.

(I am not tagging anyone in particular as I wish to see who takes it up from here). StayAtHome StaySafe makethingsbetter

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#MindSpeaks : Gooseberry Goosebumps

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unnamed_InPixio2What a nice thought and title that came out in mind today to keep my blogging activity alive!.

True. I open my heart and mind through different media and medium. One is my blogging activity, other is photography and third is my quest for music.

In all the three, I am just a basic student. There are experts and there are critics as well as fans. I do give them due regards.

Now, coming to today’s topic. True. I am getting goosebumps! A different kind, out of fear or anxiety or excitement. I do not know which one is right and correct!

Trying to be a vegetarian, it has been my routine to have rice porridge in the morning before I start to office. Along with it, some dhal and an added marinated mango or gooseberry or spicy pickle of either of them is my routine. It gives me enough strength to take me through my day and be back home.

Rice porridge is traditional and staple food of many Keralites. The porridge made out of boiled rice give lot of strength and stamina. Intake of gooseberry daily gives lot of strength and stamina.

Being able to travel several times to my home town, I replenish the stock of gooseberry pickle each time I return. That means, there is always an abundance of stock and I have the liberty to have two, three or 4 pieces daily.

But, when I looked at the bottle, I found only a few, may be less than 10!….

I realized, I was in a dream world!. I never realize ahead about a tough day that was ahead.

What do I do? I long for having more than one piece today? Only option was to place the gooseberry in a plate and look at its reflection and believe and convince myself, there is not one, but two for you!

Life at times is like that. We are thrown into some harsh realities suddenly without any anticipation or expectation.

The ongoing Covid 2019 situation is also like that. We will survive. We will fight it out.

#StaySafe  #StayAtHome – that is the mantra now. Follow the government rules and guidelines.

We will have opportunities to smile and think over these tough days.

Information Update: Dh500,000 fine for posting photo online without permission in UAE

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Offenders can also be jailed.

Q1) I attended a wedding in the emirate of Al Ain last month, where I made the acquaintance of many guests, who graced the occasion. I also came in contact with a woman who was friendly in her interaction with me, and with whom I went on to pose for photographs. Thereafter, I posted a selfie clicked with her on one of my social media accounts as a story without seeking permission from the said woman, considering that she too had posted many photographs of herself and others from the same wedding on her social media platform. However, now the said woman has threatened to file a case against me for posting a photograph (in which she is present), without her consent. Further, the photograph I had posted is no longer there on my account. Will there be any legal implications?

Read more at: Khaleej Times

Photo Speaks: Year of Tolerance.

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I am sure, reading this small note, each one of you will ponder about.

I wish to hear your experiences on this key topic.

Footnote to my post of today – Too much of computer and mobile and absolutely no writing by hand!. I found that my handwriting has become extremely bad!😢! So, decided to have a weekly blog post handwritten and posted as jpeg.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

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A must visit place when you are in Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi  is a dream that was diligently made to a reality.

If you happen to be interested in art, history and photography and carrying a camera with you, I am sure, you will never finish clicking your photos. So many beautiful angles… I do not remember how many times, by now, I took my friends, family and official guests. I still fall in love capturing its beauty through my lenses and delay their return each time.

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The Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi

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A visit to Abu Dhabi is not complete now if you do not visit The Louvre Museum.

Do take time out to bring your friends and family without fail when they are in Abu Dhabi.

The Love locks are back

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The Love locks are back.
#AbuDhabiMall #InAbuDhabi is all set to celebrate Valentines Day 2019

A chance to live your childhood memories

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Abu Dhabi city is witnessing a lot of fitness enthusiasts these days. People are walking and cycling more than they used to do earlier. The recent hike in taxi fares may be one of the reason. The normal cheap taxi fares no more exist. The moment you hop into an Abu Dhabi taxi, the minimum charge applicable is AED 12/-. This has resulted in many taking up cycling as a more convenient option.

What do you do if you cannot afford to a costlier or bigger bicycle? You look at various online sites for secondhand bicycles being sold. Going for the cheaper ones, you end up buying even children bicycles. Modify it a bit and allow and standing stand for your partner to stand at the back, you are ready for your daily trips. This is what you are witnessing these days in the city.

It is hot, but it is enjoyable. Start early before the sun rises. Work late till it cools down. Cycle your way to office and back home. You are perfectly fit.
Of course, there is a big advantage. However, stressed you begin your journey, after a few minutes, you will forget and start enjoying the beauty around or even reliving your past…

Try it out and tell me if I am wrong. Happy and #SafeCycling #InAbuDhabi

 

 

A date with Dates!

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A date with Dates

#inabudhabi on Friday morning is the most interesting thing you should try out, if not done already. The quietness, neatness and peace surrounding is something you enjoy along with the breeze. A bonus now is the beauty of the date palm trees that are filled with dates ready to harvest. Summer holidays and thinking of some quality time with children. This will be good option.
Ensure to follow safety guidelines using the biking tracks.

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