Where do I begin?
It’s been a while… a long while. I haven’t posted anything here since august last year. Not for the lack of trying though. Life just happens and you don’t know what you’re doing most of the time. You can’t figure out your “place” nor what you’re supposed to do. Days pass, one is okay the next not so much. It goes on and on. Slow and fast at the same time. Confused by contradictions within your own skin, you exist and that is all.
Such feelings of non-belonging and frustration over the limits of my own life brought me to an idea for a new photography series. I started working on it for a while but then it kinda got too depressing for me and my thinking was I need less depression not more. Now when I’m writing this, I’m thinking I was probably wrong; maybe I need to put it all in something and get it over with.
Well, today I got a notification from WordPress: “Happy Anniversary!”
I guess now I’ll try to post here again. I haven’t held a camera in at least 3 months. I don’t even know what to post. The fact that I’m writing this means that I’m interested in sharing again so I’ll figure it out.
For now I can share this.
I was playing around with Photoshop the other day and I ended up with a simple logo for this blog.
I will try to revisit the project I mentioned earlier and finish it this time.
A Short, Sweet and Magical Post
This is Kuro and Fluff in mythical beast form, 1.5 the size and a hundred times cuter! They’re owning the rooftop and the hearts of the neighbors (and mine too^^) I mean, how can’t they?
Like you, I watch them grow by the day as Waseem chronicles their cuteness. I’m not there physically to take care of them, but it feels like they’re my own… er, co-own rather. I wouldn’t want Waseem’s neighbors to chase me hahahaha (Some of Waseem’s neighbors expressed their desire to take the kittens as pets once they’re old enough.)
Kuro, Fluff and mommy Stripes brighten our day, and I hope they brighten yours too. Til the next post!
Your friendly neighborhood catloving blog hijacker, Lea [11th Squad Cat]
Random (stupid) thought: I hate the fact that digital photos don’t age!
When I go through my family’s old photo albums, I see the history in every photo. fifty years from now, probably most of the photos in our phones and hard drives (if we’re still using those) will be exactly the same unless they’ve been printed. and let’s face it, with the amount of photos people take everyday plus social media; no one is really printing them! nowadays, printing can almost be the equivalent of posting to social media platforms.
Well, who am I to judge?! I am posting my photos here after all! This is our way now. But I still think physical photos are important.
What do you guys think?
Hello everyone! I got a real treat for you today.
Fluff and Kuro are growing up fast! And they’re becoming even more adorable and likeable. I even forgot to take photos and was just watching them play around. Don’t you worry though, we’re all getting out daily fix of cuteness today.
(Some of these photos are processed better than the others. Sorry about that.)
They’re getting used to their new home which is now an old refrigerator (more specifically, its freezer!) They go out more now and come back inside only to sleep (they do that a lot though).
I’m truly happy about this for two reasons: the first being technical (I won’t bore you with specific details). It’s just easier to take photos of them while they’re out in the open with more light as opposed to inside (before: the box, now: the freezer) with only a couple of angles available to me (that’s my why my composition has been dull and amateurish so far). Now I can do better. The second reason is… well, also selfish…. I just want to be able to enjoy watching them play around as much as I can!
Our cute protagonists inside the “freezer”!
Right outside the “freezer”, In the spirit of comic-cons, Kuro cosplaying as Fluff’s shadow! Before this, he was Fluff’s pillow!
I hope you enjoyed the extra photos in this post. Look forward to the next one!
Hello everyone! Before I get to it I want to tell you that I’m really happy writing this post right now. Yesterday, I thought there will never be another entry in this post series again. (I tried writing the story but I just can’t get it right. So let’s lazily leave it at that and jump to the photos! (only one decent shot of the kittens today))
The box has been moved to a safer place. I only have one angle to take photos from but that’s fine as long as Fluff and Kuro are safe. I couldn’t capture Kuro today.
This is one of the best cat photos I’ve taken so far. All of the photos are mostly for web; this one however is definitely print material! Look how beautiful Stripes is!
I didn’t think I’d get the chance to take decent photos of Kuro this quick! I’m glad I did.
Today, Kuro proved that my initial impression of him was wrong. He was really playful and eager to get out of the box which is currently their home. Because of that, I was able to take clearer shots of him.
Kuro was able to steal most of my attention today (about damn time!) but that doesn’t mean I forgot about Fluff!
They really wanted to get out of the box and explore today. They were relentless in trying to climb the box walls (without success, of course). I got them out for a while then put them back in. I really don’t know what’s best for them at this point, keep them in or let them out and then set the box in a way so they can go back inside it on their own. They’re in the rooftop of a building not in the street so that’s good but still. So far, I’m playing it safe keeping them in until they’re older or someone with experience tells me what I should do.
Hello again everyone! It’s been almost ten days since the last post in this series in which I promised to try and write it daily… It looks like I failed!
I did keep checking on the kittens though (missed a couple of days) although didn’t take photos regularly.
Fluff and Kuro are doing great! Fluff’s patterns are becoming more distinguished and detailed and I love it. Kuro being kuro (black) is cool in how black cats are cool! ( yup, that’s a solid argument for me! Black cats are cool. period.) Here’s the thing, I didn’t always think so.
Where I come from, the elders always tell us black cats belong to the Jinn* so naturally I grew up being scared of black cats. Obviously, it’s superstition but the idea was ingrained in me until I grew old enough to know better. Right now, Kuro is helping me completely erase that idea from the back of my head. I just hope I can take better shots of him. I could always pick him up and arrange a shot running the risk of disturbing them and I don’t want that. The moment will come on its own and it will be worth the wait. Photos like that mean much more to me.
Oh here’s another good photo of the mom.
*Jinn (Arabic: الجن, al-jinn), also Romanized as djinn or Anglicized as genies (with the more broad meaning of spirits or demons, depending on source) are supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology. (Source: Wikipedia)
So WordPress has notified me that I’ve been here for a year.
It didn’t feel like it though. The reason is I’m not contantly active. So far, I haven’t made friends or got myself a big following but I’m pleased to say that I have crossed off a goal from my list of things to achieve by writing a blog. I am now more comfortable in sharing. I may not be where I want to be but It’s definitely a start.
So I guess I’m not leaving wordpress any time soon.
Currently, I have a 106 followers and I want to thank them all. I can’t believe anyone would want to read my depressing poetry or take the time to read my personal rantings but you guys did so thanks!
Recently, I’ve been putting everything I have into photography and I hope you’re enjoying my photos. I’m planning on posting at least a photo everyday through my second wordpress year. I aim to continue my current focus on unconventional photography and also a bit of the nature/landscape stereotypes.
I’ll start with this photo that reflects my state of mind lately which unfortunately is more chaotic than it is stable.
This is my 100th post on wordpress! ^_^
I’m really not blogger material. I suck at writing. but I have my personal reasons for having this blog so I’m still a bit glad I made it to 100 posts. >_<
I decided to repost the poem in my first post on this blog.
I awake to the stale scent of life.
closing in walls confuse my eyes
as I rise to swallow my bland hours
in mechanical motions.
In this dwelling of guilt,
I consume my own dreams
I flee from myself
only to fall in the trap of existence:
false of nature and naturally artificial.
I wash my face before the mirror
it throws it back at me
drenched in disdain
I converse with withered Jasmine
hanging from that old chipped vase.
As I drink my coffee
to feel every bitter sip that I deserve
I stare across the room
to the tilted frames of regret.
They conjure up memories
that I watch in monochrome gray
as my eyes chase the shapes
of cigarette smoke.
so I dip my quill in my Turkish coffee
and write upon piles of dry stains
distorted words and mutilated visions
on the edge-line of sanity.