Monday, November 7, 2011

Thank you!!

I came to the UAE in May 2005 and started blogging in December 2006. I was alone because my family hadn't joined me yet here in Al Ain. If my memory serves me right, homesickness was the main reason why I started a personal blog to record my thoughts on living and working here in the sandpit. It was one fine day--my day off,  when I was browsing the net that I stumbled upon a photoblog. Since then, I started browsing and looking at different photoblogs, from one photography site to another, and so on. It was impossible not to be impressed by the remarkable range of beautiful photoblogs in the net and at the same time I discovered my love of watching the sky and taking pictures of Al Ain's many roundabouts. It tickled my interest in photography and finally in November 7, 2009, I started this photoblog to share my photos.

To date, it has been 2 years that I am trying my very best to maintain this photoblog. I know, no one asked me to do so but I feel that without Al Ain City Daily Photo, my life is not complete. There were times that work got in a way---graveyard shifts, 3 or 4 successive nights or I run out of photos to share, and most of the time, I find myself lost for words to write or to describe the places that I've been to. There were times that I wanted to delete this space but because of you--my blogger friends, readers and followers, I opted to keep this photoblog. Having said that, I want to thank: 

  • the people who inspires me--my family, friends, colleagues, readers and followers
  • My host country and city
  • Oasis Living Magazine and Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (Seyaha) for featuring my photoblog.
  • Al Ain Mall for sponsoring my first photo exhibition 
  • Gulfnews for publishing my photo as Picture of the day (sometime in March 2011)
  • Most of all, I thank GOD for the all the blessings bestowed upon me
Thank you for the gift of friendship.


  1. Congratulations Misalyn for Seyaya featuring your photoblog. I love your blog and visit it often. Happy Bloggaversary dear friend. Hugs Jo

  2. Congratulations on the annivesary!

  3. i have enjoyed the many sites that you have shared - love that you are also getting some well deserved attention.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd blog anniversary! Keep up the good work!

    Kind regards from the president of your blog fan club

  5. It is us who have to thank you for providing an inside to such a beautiful place.

    Wishing you much success, patience and only joy. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

  6. Thank you all for your warm greetings and wishes!

  7. Indeed you have come a long way, congratulations! Continue your good work, and someday I will see yours in National Geographic!

  8. i think the-giving-up-the-blog is always challenging and like me,
    still hanging and blogging. ^0^
    happy 2 to Al ain and more post to come. ^0^


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