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Shuwaikh port has seen its fair share of financial crisis, economy slowdown and even war.  I love this view of the imported cars, containers in the middle and the city in the background.  I hope 2009 is a year of recovery for the world economies, bringing back a sense of reliability and trust.  

Whatever your field of work, this is going to be a tough year.  Personally I’m happy it’s not “just another year” but rather a year when changes will be seen.

To all of you and your loved ones – HAPPY NEW YEAR.


  1. 2008 was definitely not my year.
    hopefully ’09 will be…
    for us all!

    • novice101
    • Posted 31 December 2008 at 8:30 pm
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    Happy New Year!

    It may be tough going but let us soften
    the blow for each other.

  2. happy new year bro =)

    • 8bitsofcoffee
    • Posted 1 January 2009 at 11:14 pm
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    Happy new year 🙂

  3. Happy New Year 🙂

  4. Happy New Year Bu Yousef.

  5. Dear Mohammad,

    Your pictures are very impressive and I very much enjoy looking at them. Thank you for educating me about the Middle Eastern culture and particularly the region you are from.

    Aramintas Couto

  6. That is freaky! While shopping for Xmas in London I have taken the exact same picture of the snowman decorations on Carnaby Street! It was actually the only nice decoration thing to snap, and just few days ago I was at the cafe next to starbucks in Freetrade zone (black and white I think) in Kuwait and I saw this area that has imported cars parked and that same skyline in the horizon, we also saw flamingos flying by, I was sitting right where you took the shot of the Motorcycle from! 🙂

    Oh well, lots of surprises to come in 2009, may they be positive and happy ones.

    Keep snapping’, Cheers!

  7. — sadia
    I hope 2009 and beyond are better.

    — Everyone
    Thank you 🙂

    — Aramintas Couto
    Thank you for the kind words. I think your posts are more educational and I shall have a good read later.

    — Patrick Semaan
    Small world! It is “Black & White” and I know about the Flamingos. In fact that’s why I drove around there in the first place.

    I hope to catch a good one of them some day.

  8. Had a good look through your blog…just had to say you are doing a fantastic job…(without bias 🙂 May 2009 bring you new inspiration, continued hope and good health 🙂

  9. 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  10. Nice blog and nice pictures. Happy new year ! 🙂

  11. Thank you Mathai.

  12. Bu Yousef
    Loading your homepage takes ages!

  13. You’re right MacaholiQ8…

    I have no idea why? I haven’t changed anything. It seems to think for a while and suddenly it’s fully loaded. Same for you?

  14. Yeah I have no idea too.

    Maybe because you have so many posts on your homepage? Try reducing the number of visible posts in your homepage and see if it works faster.

    Good luck!

  15. How did I miss this post? Happy New Year, Bu Yousef. (And I, too, know the exact spot where you shot that photo from Schwaik! We also go to see the flamingos!)

  16. 🙂
    Happy New Year

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