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chibi_butterfly 3:54pm, 25 December 2006
How are you, everyone?

I just can't wait till Jan, 1st to start this challenge. It's gonna be real fun! :)



~~~~~~~~~QUICK LINKS~~~~~~~~~
~ March:
=== | === | === | 001| 002 | 003 | 004 - week 9
005 | 006 | 007 | 008 | 009 | 010 | 011 - week 10
012 | 013 | 014 | 015 | 016 | 017 | 018 - week 11
019 | 020 | 021 | 022 | 023 | 024 | 025 - week 12
026 | 027 | 028 | 029 | 030 | 031 | === - week 13

~ February:
=== | === | === | 001 | 002 | 003 | 004 - week 5
005 | 006 | 007 | 008 | 009 | 010 | 011 - week 6
012 | 013 | 014 | 015 | 016 | 017 | 018 - week 7
019 | 020 | 021 | 022 | 023 | 024 | 025 - week 8
026 | 027 | 028 | === | === | === | === - week 9

~January:
001 | 002 | 003 | 004 | 005 | 006 | 007 - week 1
008 | 009 | 010 | 011 | 012 | 013| 014 - week 2
015 | 016 | 017 | 018 | 019 | 020 | 021 - week 3
022 | 023 | 024 | 025 | 026 | 027 | 028 - week 4
029 | 030 | 031 | === | === | === | === - week 5




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Sets:

Seasons,
A bit of myself,
Sky
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
I guess we're all ... in between parties but
fine
welcome aboard
all the best !
Ginto 12 years ago
Hello... Nice meeting you
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
@Ladybadtiming,
@Ginto

Nice to meet you :)
And merry X'mas!
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
So here is my photo for January, 1.

fly high
Samrag Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Samrag (member) 12 years ago
Hi, and Happy New Year - please tell - where is this taken.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
Happy new year!
This picture is taken on the flight from East Midlands to Dinard. So I guess it should be France.

UPD. Found on the map. It's still UK territory - an Island of Jersey.
fpigna 12 years ago
Lovely France... Happy 2007, btw...
alert chicken [deleted] 12 years ago
happy new year!
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Happy New Year and safe travels!
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
January, 2d
At first I thought about giving you another picture of France (yes, this week I work primerely on the French routes) from high above or a picture of some airport but then desided that I didn't want to. So here is the birdy for you.
Ducky
Blandine Géneau 12 years ago
happy New Year!
This birdy is so cute!
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Thanks, the same to you. :)
My landlords collect the ducks so they are all around the house. This one lives in my bathroom.
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
What's he got there? Looks like limestone or something from the ocean.
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
the shot looks a bit strangely phallic, lol. I like the muted tones though, and your shot from yesterday is awesome.
Samrag 12 years ago
Love the white-tone over the whole pic, and how miserable the duck is looking "Here I sit, and can't do anything else...dooohhhh".

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
osbornb It's holystone from the sea. ^)
Android9 :) Thanks
Samrag Yeah, me too. Poor-poor ducky!
Sandra.Pi 12 years ago
love the duck!!!
zesty house [deleted] 12 years ago
The duck's not sad. He's just needing a cuddle.

Yeah. I'll admit it. I still cuddle stuffed animals.

...

Confessions of a Cuddly Mind.

-Sontra (A Day In My Life)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Sontra You were right. I cuddled it and now it seems to be very happy. :)
zesty house [deleted] 12 years ago
You can't see the smile that's on my face because I ran the batteries out on my camera. But it's there. Wide as the sky. :)

-Sontra (A Day In My Life)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
I still cuddle stuffed animals too...

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PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
January, 3d

:)
The people I love to work with. They make my day funny and interesting. It's with them work seems more like a play.
Samrag 12 years ago
Sooo much energy and love in this photo... HUG ME OR DIE... love it

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Thanks, Sam!
They are wonderful people and it feels like family when you are with those two. We are always having so much fun. :)
And this year, as I started the challenge, they are helping me by posing for the pics every time I fly with them.
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
January, 4th
name badge flower
Yesterday I was so tired so I went to bed straight after work. But here is my photo for you.
Those are my name badges. One of the ex co-workerspresented them to me when leaving. And now I can change my name every working day. What name do you want me to choose for you?

PS. There is one more name badge with my real name on my uniform now.
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
January, 5th
I've got a day off today so I'm staying at home. It's winter outside but it feels like fall or spring.
It's winter
Samrag 12 years ago
You like photographing you teddy-bear-dolly-things. This one is great - "I want to go out"... like something out of Toy Story

Kinda like Lauris.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Oh! I love stuffed animals, but I left all my teddy-bears and lambs at home in Tallinn. I miss them very much probably that's why I take a pictures of toys so often. :)

This one is a x'mas snowman. He's waiting for the snow on that window.
Heidulius 12 years ago
Oh he looks so lonely. I think he wants to go out for a walk... ;)

Love the name tags. Be Simonella for me please???

Heiða (My daily photo diary 2007)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Ok. I'm flying to Berlin on Sunday and I'll be Simonella on that flight just because you asked. :)


Ana ( Mu aasta piltides)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
6. jaanuar
Summer memories

Today is another day off for me so I'm all in washing and cleaning. I found some photos on the shelf - summer ones. Probably it's a sign.

It seems strange but living here, in England, I don't miss home so much as I did in Russia. It feels so easy here. The only thing I need is to hear the voices of my best friends from time to time.
Samrag 12 years ago
Maybe it has something to do with the country... Not sure myself - In Manchester, England or Melbourne, Australia I didn't miss home that much (only occationally) - but in Germany I really really felt homesick.

Lets hope you will at least have some snow ;-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
dda1605 12 years ago
nice pic. I love the one in B&W in the upper corner.
@Samrag : so true. There is a song from a famous Israeli singer saying something like "Despair is easier in London....."

(Didier 2007 )
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
I guess you are right, Sam. It's the country matters. :)

Thanks, Didier. This b/w picture is made by a very talented friend of mine. I'll ask her a permission to put it in my account (if she won't put it on hers) and give you a link lately.
photo_obscura PRO 12 years ago
the nametags are hilarious. i have always thought it would be cool to give yourself a new name.
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
@photo_obscura
Nametags are really helpful when you work in service sector . They help to avoid stress of other peoples problems. When you get home and put the tag away all the day stress and problems seem to dissapear as they belong not to you but to the person named ______.
Besides it's real fun to change name every day. Try it. :)
leroyer 12 years ago
RobW_ PRO 12 years ago
How nice to be able to change your name whenever you like - and to choose among many names. Nice to meet you, Clara. And looking forward to seeing your pics of far-flung places, and a travelling life.
Rob
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Dear Guru,
I guess it's just my English not perfect. :) I mean that on days off I have a huge laundry and clean all the house. :)
As for washing myself - nobody can live without it done at least twise a day.
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Nice to meet you too, Rob.

I'll do my best to show you all the interesting places I see.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
great start to your diary!

~ sunshinecity
leroyer 12 years ago
Well, you're english is really good, no worries.
Oh, I know some people that can live without washing everyday. No I won't give names.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
7. jaanuar
EMA
We just landed and our aircraft was parked on the far stand, so we had to wait for a bus to pick us up and get to the crew room.
It was raining heavily and the apron looked so peaceful and calm that I couldn't help but take a picture.
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
I really like the tonal qualities of this shot, and the light is just awesome! Great shot.
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Thank you, Android9.
Samrag Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Samrag (member) 12 years ago
That is such a great shot - I love these photos that are just that - photos of a place at a certain time - no photoshopping or changing - just "reality". Giving this my star Star!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
I've got the star from Sam! *jumping happily*
Thank you!
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
8. jaanuar
Here is airside of another sleepy airport for you. This time it's Murcia.
MJV
And you can find lights of Murcia here.

Life is getting funnier and funnier.
Why do people keep thinking I'm Swede? I don't know Swedish and unfortunately had no chanse to go to Sweden yet. Today two swedes thought I was their compatriot and started talking to me in their language - I felt so embarrased I could answer them nothing. We'd finished talking in Finnish (though my spoken Finnish is minimum). Then English lady asked me where I come from - she couldn't hear any accent in my speech (I miss my Estonian accent already though I'm proud not to have it) so she desided to find out my origin. Then German guy got interested if I was Nordic and Spanish lady was surprised that "Sweds can speak Spanish". -_-
It's hard to be Estonian :)
sunshinecity 12 years ago
wow, I bet you get lots of peope, telling you they've dreamed of becoming flight attendants... it seems fun. Is it??

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
:) This dream is really easy to come true. Just go and be flight attendant. I was dreaming about that since a child and it appeared that only thing I needed to achieve the dream was to say "Yeah, I want to..." and they gave me a contract. :)
So I'm working on the next step now.
karinga Posted 12 years ago. Edited by karinga (member) 12 years ago
Hehe, I love your 8 day's story:) Im Lithuanian myself, so I know how and why. Oh, and Im living in Finland! So your story is even closer because of this:) And Lauris is a Lithuanian male name;) Go on flying us around the world!

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
:) Inga, the funniest thing here in England that everyone knows Latvia and hardly imagines Lithuania and Estonia. -_-
I wonder how many English females named Lauris got confused in Lithuania and Latvia. :P
karinga Posted 12 years ago. Edited by karinga (member) 12 years ago
You serious? Is there really English female name Lauris? Hehe!:)I guess the pronunciation is different then.. With the back 'o' instead of a dipthong 'au'.

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
Yap, you're right. :)
In Estonia we have female name Lauri but it seems to me that would sound as female name in your home country as well.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
9. jaanuar
Views of winter
I'm on home stand-by today, which means I'm not working. Feel so lazy. I went for a walk just to get some energy and take some pictures for Flickr but it suddenly started to rain heavily so I run home and now sit beside fireplace and drink tea.
karinga 12 years ago
These things look like palm trees:)
We actually have a name Laura in LT. Lauri would sound like male name without 's' anyway..
Samrag 12 years ago
I'm behind nnnNNNNNNOOOOOOHHHHHhhhhhh damn...

ok

8.jan: Isn't something just sooo spooky about empty airports. Used to do exessive travelling for few years, and it always gave me the creeps to spend some hours during the middle of the night at airports. Not to mention how boring, and impossible to sleep, it all was!!!!
What do you do to pass the time....or do you always get a hotel room straight away?

9.jan with extra a: Nice shot - looks windy and rainy and cold. Capture the tea-cup and fireplace next time - will warm us all up.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
It's not your fault, Sam. :) It's just me - I posted the pick for today a bit earlier.

I guess airports seem spooky and boring to the passengers (when I was a passenger I hated coming to the airports at night to check in for some early morning flight). As for me, I'm on the other side now, so airport is kind of home (Home's never boring!) and I can have fun passengers never able to.
I always end my day (or night) in EastMids Airport, which is my base. So I simply go home - no need in hotel rooms.
Digimai 12 years ago
Just discovered that you work in crew, different job but aviation is one of my jobs too. Although I don't feel very comfortable taking pictures at the airport here... as the security policy of the company I work for is very strict.

Digimai in Paris, emerging from beneath the surface... in 2007
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Digimai

I'm trying to make the photos every passenger can take (and taking), not showing any special objects which shouldn't be shown. But yes, security matters are the primary concern for everyone now. -_-
zesty house [deleted] 12 years ago
re: Thursday, January 4

I like the idea of pretending to be someone your not all day. Name badges are fun for that.

re: Friday, January 5

I'm with Sam on this. Toy Story-esque. And your the lawn looks purdy. I assume sunshiny days?

re: Saturday, January 6

Photographing photos! That's almost cheating ;)

A nice collection. It all looks rather pretty.

re: Sunday, January 7

I always want to take pictures while getting out of the plane, but it's such a rush. Always in a hurry. Never any time to appreciate beautiful sights like this one.

re: Monday, January 8

This is kind of weird. The entire photo looks like it's taken at a pool. I kept looking for a diving board.

I'm glad you're enjoying your dream

re: Tuesday, January 9

Just as I looked at this photo, I glanced outside and noticed we're having pretty rainy weather ourselves. But it was fine a few hours ago.

I blame your climate. It diseased mine.

Keep on clickin' =)

-Sontra (A Day In My Life)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
It's nice to see you're back, Sontra. ;)

Yap, pretending to be someone else is fun. The namebadges is the easiest way. :)

:) I guess you will see some more Toy story here later.

Photographing photos is not cheating! I just showed you my 2006. I used to be a model most of the time and now kinda miss that role. Oh! How I wish my photographer were here!

Lots of passengers take pictures when they are out of the plane and that slow everything down (which is not good) but I do can understand all of them - airside is beautiful.

Haha! Funny! I felt a bit of it as well. It was so warm, so nice in Murcia and the palm trees made me feel it was a beach not airport.

I wish it were vice versa. Your sun shine could desease our weather.
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
1月10日
Well, today I've decided to post my photo here before going to work. And now I have a hard choise to make. Should it be picture of myself not properly dressed or a bit of plum blossoms?
I guess, I have to post another one 'cause I can't make a choise. -_-

waiting
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

I like all three!!! More please ;-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
:)
Sorry, Sam. One picture a day. :) I should leave some ideas for tomorrow. :)
karinga 12 years ago
Great shot! Very serene and beautiful.
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Thank you, Inga. :)
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Hey,... next day has arrived... and no pic!!!

;)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Be patient, Sam. I'll post it in couple of minutes. :)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
1月11日
waiting #2
As my favourite photographer was shocked by the things I've done without her, no more selfportraits this week. Let's ride a bus for a change. :)
Samrag 12 years ago
LOL... I'll still come and check up on you...They look the same ...on the inside as in Iceland! Soooo happy I don't have to take them anymore.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

hhmmm...hope you are just very busy far away from computers but still taking photos each day...

..
..waiting
..

;)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
karinga 12 years ago
I can only repeat what Sam said! :)
Coming here everyday!!

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Sorry guys,
I've been a bit busy at the weekends working on the book. In fact I'm not supposed to be here now but...
Promise to catch up posting photos by tomorrow.

Ana
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
1月12日
sky #3
It was the last working day on lates before 3 days off. It was really warm and beautiful. The sky was high and bright - so summerish. :)
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
1月13日
remind
I've got so many good things planned for this spring and I just can't wait for it to come. So it's starting its steps.
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
1月14日
coffee
I was so excited by writing and editing that I forgot to sleep. Just set beside my laptop one morning and found myself out in another. So I desperately needed coffee to continue my work.

i love coffee.

PS. It's an infectious desease!!! I started discussions with my brain.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
love the coffee pic!!
You're writing a book?

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
dda1605 12 years ago
your picture from the 13th is too much..... so pretty.

(Didier 2007 )
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
1月15日
Fairy tales #3
Lazy day. Really lazy.
I wanted to do nothing, though I had so many things to do. I am to spend night doing them now.
(Yep, my dear brain, no sleep for you tonight).
AllanThinks 12 years ago
I love your photo of the rainy airport tarmac.

I've always thought of airports as romantic places, promising adventure in far-flung places.

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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
Thanks!
Oh! Airports are very romantic. I wish I coud take pictures of people waiting at the arrivals or going to departures - so many emotions in their faces.
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
I'm glad to hear that.
Yep, we are writing a book, a fantasy one. But we'll tell more about it when it's ready. :)))

Thank you! :)
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
1月16日
NTE
Very nice day. Funny.
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Byt my brain tells me no to go to bed if I want tomorrow to be nice as well. So I'd better listen and go.

PS. And this day last year I took my first photo with this camera
dda1605 12 years ago
small camera but huge bathroom.........I can hear the water falls and feel the bubbles from here.

(Didier 2007 )
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
:) That is how supposed to be - huge bathrooms and small cameras.
My bathroom is quite small now. Does that mean I should get bigger camera?
Tom Hall (tommune) 12 years ago
I love that lazy one.... like, "Screw it, I'm too low energy to finish this apple."

Love to hear about your book when you can talk about it.

Exciting!
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
1月17日
Austria No matter the weather mountains are always beautiful.

The day was wonderful. I flew to Salzburg with a very nice crew. We were laughing a lot, enjoying our time. Love my job.
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

...where is this taken... nice... and I love the old airplane there in the foreground (even if it is barely visible)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly Posted 12 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 12 years ago
1月18日
sky #2
The wrong day.
Not bad, but definetely not right.
I was on airport standby which mean I supposed to come to work at 5am and have a nice sleep in a crew room, drink coffee with pilots preparing to their shifts and chat to other cabin crew as they arrive and then to go home at 1pm and do my own business I have to do.
Everything started early in the morning.
I woke up at 3:30 to take the 4:40 bus, had my coffee, got prepared (still unaware about the weather), opend the door and... it was raining heavily outside ("haha! I love rain" I thought). I opened my umbrella and walked to the bus stop (2 minutes from my door). By the time I got there the umbrella was broken by the wind ("whatever" i thought "i never liked it and wanted to buy new one anyway").
The bus was on time (strange!) and get me and Kerry (the collegue I met on the bus stop) to the airport very fast. We head our way to the crew room, almost blown up by the wind and soaked to bones.
"I'm happy I don't fly today" told I to Kerry. "Yep, lucky you!" she answered. And we sat to wait for her crew.
Apparently a new boy didn't appear so Kerry phoned to crew control and they phoned me and I had to go with Kerry and the team. -_-
The weather was bad in Poland, stormy in France so all the flights were bumpy especially on landings ant takings off. And we were late all day because of the weather.
When we landed in our base airport (the last flight) we had to wait for the back steps quite a long time but they never appeared. So all the passengers disembarked through the forward door.
When we got out of the aircraft we saw that the airport is owerflooded with different airctafts as many of English airports had been closed due to bad weather. All the terminal was full with people whose flights were diverted as well as the bus stop. And getting onto the bus took us 15 minutes (usually 1 is enough).
I missed the appointment with a hairdresser. -_- I guess it's just the sign I should grow my hair long.

Now I feel tired and sleepy.
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
It's Salzburg, Austria.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
cool sky pic! good luck on your book!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AllanThinks 12 years ago
Cool photo. I'm glad I wasn't on your flight. I'm not too fond of landings and take-offs. If they are rough and bumpy, I like them even less.
--
Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
karinga 12 years ago
As I said: one day good, one day bad.. Teasing or balance! :)
I was envious when you said you loved your job. Then read the next day's description and thought that nothing is perfect.. Ech! :)
Im looking for a job and last night in one of the applications I wrote I would like to be a flight attendant. Dont ask me why! Must be your doing!;)

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
It reminds me a bath full of foam......Hot and smelly.
By the way, do you have passenger like this one ?

(Yellow turban )

(Didier 2007 )
Tom Hall (tommune) Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Tom Hall (tommune) (member) 12 years ago
The mountains are beautiful. The clouds pretty like white, creamy cotton.

With all the different places you are, some street self-portrait stories would be cool... use a self-timer and make up a little story. Include signs in different languages, interesting local landmarks.... if what you are experiencing eer seems mundane... make it not so in your mind! :)

I think your favorite photographer needs to chill! :) You are doing cool stuff!

I love the variety you have so far. Your self portraits are really cool and my faves of the bunch!

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
Digimai 12 years ago
Just saw the dates you wrote (in Kanji or chinese?) .. 日本語を話すか?

All flights were late from CDG ... luckily didn't meet any mad passengers today... :)
Do you only do mid-haul flights?
chibi_butterfly 12 years ago
Thank you!

The landings were not actually bad themselves. It just felt like you are on a rollercoaster on descending.

I still love my job. :) And the day was not bad - it was just different. :) But I enjoyed the flights anyway.
Good luck with your job search! I'll be happy if you become my collegue.

:)
Yep, that guy flighs with us quite often. Do you know him?

Thanks!
The only places I see are airports. And you get them all. We have no time to go into the cities as we do only quick return flights. :) Wait till I have annual leave... :)
My favourite photographer is the best. She's making such a beautiful pictures of me.. I'm in love with her camera and all selfportraits I do is the test squirts for our future works. If she tells me to wait, I wait :) There will be definetely quite a lot of my selfportaits here ayway.

はい、でも私は日本語に下手です。-_-”
Yep, we fly only round EU from my base.
dolloi PRO 12 years ago
Such a tough day :)
Hope you had good rest after this.
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