Somewhere in Iraq

Featured image captured by my Samsung S5 while I’m on the plane, location, somewhere in Iraq, a hundred miles away from home, a hundred miles away from my loved ones.

My apology for the quality of the photos I uploaded captured by my Samsung S5. I hope I can buy soon a DSLR camera.

The photo below is a sand dune accumulated by the natural transformation caused by the sandstorm. I captured the scene during my ride on the plane.


Another photo below a shaped like a mini mountain transformed by the accumulation of sand dunes caused by the sandstorm. I always wanted to go at the top of the sand to do sandboarding.



Somewhere in Iraq, here where I lived for a year now… When I turned 22, I started working in the middle-east. For more than 10 years in my life abroad, I developed “Patience” and it was said patience is a virtue…

When you hear the country “Iraq” sounds scary. Yes! of course, you have to be afraid, in this place you might die anytime, in any day if the terrorist will attack. But now, that’s impossible, because we are surrounded by the military forces.

Faith is what I have now. Every day, and every night I’d always praying for my safety, our safety that no one will harm us here, and hopefully, we can go home safely after the project is finished.

Focus…. define as the center of interest or activity. The photo below is a focus mode captured by my Samsung S5, just today morning 20-October 2017.


When you have goals in life “FOCUS” on what you are doing despite any distraction may arise. Stand still…


Inside of our camp, look to the north, south, east, and west nothing you can see but desert and sky… For 12 years in my life abroad, this is what I enjoyed at most, appreciating the God’s work. Oh! what can I say? “It’s a wonderful world”

Here, no buildings, no shopping malls, nothing but desert and sky. If you cannot embrace this kind of living, don’t work on oil and gas projects.

How great is our God who created the heaven, universe and the earth, he created mountains, forest, land, sea, and desert.



Our camp is barricaded with a security guard, we are not allowed to go outside for our safety, and security purpose. 300 meters from here is a military camp opposite of the sand dune (mini-mountain) that shown in the photo above.

Below photo is the Military Camp.



Most of the workers here felt bored but with the help of technology, the “Internet” has a big impact on our lives, with the help of social media, we can ease the boredom, sadness talking with our family. Thanks to the founder of satellite and social media.


And the photo below is my workstation inside my room. What’s on my table? A laptop, lotion, eyedrop to protect my eye when it is dried, lemon candy “Vitamin C”, headset, ball pens, brush to clean my laptop, and remote controls.

Thanks to the founder of Toshiba laptop, I bought it in Qatar in the year 2011. It’s a 6 years old laptop. The first intel i3 core with 2GB dedicated graphics video card, and with 4GB RAM. Worth of QAR 3,200 ($750) on the first launched. Smart people said invest with a branded item that can last long.


That’s all on my today’s blog….

Thanks for visiting and reading my page… I hope you enjoyed it.

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Published by John Snow

Grown up as a street child for 11 years from age 9 to 20. Trained by Professional Educators and Engineers. At age 22 I started working in Energy sectors for Nuclear Power Plant, Water/Electricity Plant, and Oil and Gas Projects at Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Company. I made this blog to impart knowledge to those street children and orphans. Knowledge is the key to a successful life to live in this world. I came from nothing into something. To learn more about me, please check out my about page.

10 thoughts on “Somewhere in Iraq

    1. Of course! We follow each other…. Did U Know? Indians made a great impact into my life… I was dealt with Asiapower Manpower Services 3 years ago… Recruited 1,000 Indians (Engineers, Labour, Etc.) I am following you now.


    1. Hi, Jeff! Thank you for a kind of words. Honestly speaking, I am still nervous here. But with the help of prayers with God, everything is possible it keeps me calm. I wanted to read more from your blog page, a lot to learn. You know, when I was abandoned my mentors are good and smart, they are teachers like you. My big respect to all teachers…


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