There Won’t Be Anymore Mondays

As 2019 rapidly comes to a close (in less than 48 hours as of this posting), it’s time to briefly reflect and project about the year past and the year to come.

2019 was a challenge for me as my life changed this past summer which in the long run did not allow me to take as many photos as I usually did. I also did not post to this blog very much this year, though in recent weeks I’ve been trying to amend that.

For the most part, 2019 was OK. I survived. The blog survived and I was still able to pay the hosting fees. The Hawaii Files Channel, which is supposed to be the YouTube companion to this blog, mostly floundered this past year. Perhaps the new year will be better.

Our old Flickr site was severely de-emphasized after the hosting fees for unlimited photos increased by 100%. Bad, bad Flickr. Can’t recommend them anymore. So what happened there was that more than 21,000 of my 22,000 photos I had posted there were removed after being recovered through back-up from Flickr. Image removal had dire consequences on the embedded Flickr files that were use on this blog and several others that I publish.

Today the Flickr site is just a 1,000 image shell of its former self, and will hardly be updated in the future.

My Thumblr site was updated and re-purposed as more of a photography site which will pick up on some of the stuff that used to be on Flickr. And this blog will continue with at least, I hope, two posts per month. I hope to do more with it in 2020. We’ll see.

To the few readers who may stumble into this blog and any regulars I may have, here’s wishing you all the best for the new year, 2020.

The last Monday sunrise cloud of 2019. Taken from Magic Island, Ala Moana Park, Honolulu.

Ala Moana Beach Park has been in the news lately and will be in the coming year as the current mayor is planning on making changes even though a major one was thwarted by regular park users. I’ll post about that and the park in general sometime next month. Ala Moana Park remains a favorite place for people to walk, jog, run, swim and exercise every day, rain or shine.

Green space at Ala Moana Park and Magic Island is highly valued in the concrete and steel urban jungle of Honolulu.

Sunrises from Ala Moana Park / Magic Island are a special, daily treat.

The morning sun meanders through the shade trees on Magic Island.

 

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Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.