#NoChoice but to #StayAtHome. Many things done passionately every day are put on hold. Among them is photography. Finding objects near and far within the comfort zone to photograph safely has become my new passion now. During a #WorkFromHome break, I looked through the window outside. Streets are quiet except for a few vehicles. I Started looking more deep and close to the farthest objects. I was surprised!. I could see #SheikhZayedMosque which is about 16 kilometers from my home very clearly. Didn’t want to miss taking a photo of it!
#AbuDhabi is of course a clean city. It has become more beautiful now.
#Covid2019 – is bringing out a lot of changes to our personal self and also to the environment we live. Of course, less pollution is one positive thing that is happening now.
Do not miss out on observing these small things happening around us during these difficult times.
Some immediate take away actions that we could easily adopt, when the situation normalises:
- Working from home at least 1 or 2 days per week.
- Increased Car pooling and Less Vehicles on Road Day
Give it a thought and share it with me with photos and ideas.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
This photo dates back to 2002! Since some times, I was searching for this photo in my archives. Finally, I managed to find it!.
It sums up the trust, motivation and team work of a great team that was there during the period he was in Abu Dhabi.
The photo also show CEO & President – Total EP Research & Technology USA at Total) another passionate hobby (Kayaking).
Ice Hockey, Cycling, Kayaking….. All full stops now for several of us.
I am sure, many of you will be really chanting now, Go Corona, Go!
Mind Speaks. Truly speaks. Photography is something I am always passionate about. Staying at home, I am now exploring what can I do differently to come out with some interesting subjects to click.
This morning, when I looked outside through my windows, I found my subject for the day. I am always fascinated by palm trees and looking at them on the side of the road, I noticed the shadows for each one of them. Why not observe them closely today?
Here is the result. A dedicated effort to do an hourly click of the shadows. Presenting them to you.
From tomorrow onwards, you don’t need a clock, You have mother nature around.
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…
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.
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,
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What 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.
At 3:25 am, the Khaleej Times newspaper is already at my door step. Thank you guys. You are part of our unsung heroes!.
In this present situation, it is our duty say thank you to you, for continuing to do, what you have been doing all these years. Whether it is rain, sandstorm, or now, Covid-19, You are always duty bound to be ahead.
For all, this is the best time, if you are with your children to bring back the old habit of reading aloud from the printed books, magazines and newspapers. Try it out!.
Thank you and #WorkingTogetherWorks – We all will follow government and regulatory guidelines and will win over this phase too.
Best wishes to all #unsungheroes – who make things happen these days.
@rameshmenonauh / #TalentShare / RameshMenonAbuDhabi
23 March 2020 / 3:25 AM
I very rarely take selfies, because, I am not good at it!. And photos including me, that too very rare – because, I will be the one who will be clicking always. So, if one of these happen, it obviously is with someone extra special. This time, it is with Devu…. who has been with our family, before I was born, who has been with us all along. She and her late husband Velayudhan worked for us. They had 2 kids, a boy and a girl, of the same age as my younger sister and myself… both died when they were small kids. After that, we were like their own kids for both of them. Velayudhan died long ago in a tragic accident. Devu is still around. Old age is giving her troubles to walk and move around. But her spirit to keep young and cheerful is still there!. She is not working any more, but comes home time to time. I managed to meet her this time, and it is then this click happened. Indeed, a celebrity in our life. God bless.
The below short story in Malayalam will describe life in those days: