My schedule is getting crazier these days, hence, the irregularity of the posts (thanks to my scheduled photo hunt entries). Anyway, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day went by like a blink. I had 5 meetings that day. To start with, these occasions are not widely celebrated in the Gulf. Last weekend, we managed to squeeze in a visit to the beach. It turned out to be not a very good idea though because it was 13 degrees celsius then. We thought our skins are thick (and that we’re boastful) enough to brave the water. It can really invite numbness.
It’s funny how regulations dictate your activities and personality for that day. Such that we played Hanna Montana cards instead of the generic-gambling-type playcards.
Of course, taking photos of strangers and some places is discouraged to the extent that it’s almost not allowed. Thanks to the camera phone. But just the same, it’s tricky and risky. But for all I know, maybe I was unknowingly photographed, too.
Why do I say that taking photos are becoming more challenging? Yesterday, an amateur photographer was jailed and fined US$270 (with passport confiscated) for taking photos of a bridge. Incidentally, when he was driving he decided to pull over when he saw a beautiful sunset. (And that I’m a fan of sunrise and sunset). Who would have thought that a bridge snapshot would cost that much?