Monday, November 20, 2006
THE LAST DAYS IN THIS SEMESTER
We are now in the last few days in this semester, some of us will go and others will stay, and we don't know who will stay or who will leave. We did many things in this semester and we learned many things so made new friends. I will really miss my friends I have learned many things since this semester started. For example, I have improved my grammar skills, because our Reading, Writing, Grammar teacher is very professional and strict and she has taught us new many ways to read. We have improved our skills in writing and we have studied listening and speaking with Harriet. We learned many things with her. For instance taught us how take notes and improve our listening skill. We made small oral presentations many weeks, benefit. I got a big benefit from this semester and I hope to meat all my friends. Actually I hope to be admitted to this university. If I am not, I am going to transfer to another university. I don't know yet what will happen.
Friday, November 10, 2006
THE HOME SCHOOLING
We met some nice people yesterday. They were a Mrs. C and her kids; really I liked the kids and they were very cute. She talked about home schooling and her experience with it, and why she started with idea to home school her kids and the reasons. I have background about home schooling, but she surprised me when she said may be she continues the home schooling. I got some information for example, the way which she used to teach her and how she got the books. I strongly believe the home schooling is a good idea, but in early age. I really I respectful the Mrs. C because she worked hard to teach here kids the best things and she take care about her children very much. I think in home schooling there are disadvantages and advantages. I hope from the family who home school to fined new ways to teach the kids.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
The first novel in my life
I have not experienced enough about reading the novels. I haven’t read novels before The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I think this novel is niether hard nor easy . Really I enjoyed reading this novel because I am interested in what the story is talking about. For example, the story talks about Eddie’s life, and the heaven. The handouts help me because they give me main ideas and background information. Actually I listened to this strory just one time and I think it’s very useful and helped me to understand the story.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
In the last weekend in Ramadan I have invited my friends in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington. Essa, Alhajri, and me made a big meal we cooked a traditional food. My friends to me, and we have a big meal. After the break fast we had some tea, and we talked about Ramadan in our country. Every body liked to be in his country during Ramadan, because Ramadan has a special way in our life. They stayed until midnight. Next day my friend he has invited us in his apartment we have a big meal also. So I think my weight in this weekend increase.
THE CAMELS IN OUR LIFE
From the old eras the camel has a special position in our life. We used the camels in many ways. We used the camel in trade way. Moving, and racing. The camel from the past until now has a same value in our life. Now we have cars, but the camel position didn't change. In winter I used to go to live in the desert in big camp. I set, and I take care about the camels, because the camels are very expensive. In my case I don't have the camels just for habits or racing. I love the camels very much. You see the camel which with me in this picture we just we bought before a few months, and this camel won in the racing. I hop to go back to Qatar in December, and set in the desert with my camels.
I like the history very much, and I interested about many events which happened in the history. Especially I interested about United States history. I read about civil war that happened in United States. The MEI staff and students went to the West Virginia.
In early morning we took the black bus which I really I like it. After two hours we arrived to Harpers Ferry. From the first look I said wow!! This place what I was looking for. I saw old houses and every thing from the past. We walked around, and we visited many places, before we walked we mad three groups. The Nina group, Harriet group, and Aaron group. I was in Nina group. Nina group started with a book shop, and I bought book about the president Lincoln life. Then we visited John Brown museum. In this trip I knew about him. Really I interested about John Brown. Then we walked to Jefferson rock, and we took many photos there. Next Nina and me we talked about civil war while we were walking to the bridge. In the way we found wax museum about John brown, and I went there, and I saw the mean events which happened in John life. The Nina group was waiting for me out side the museum. When I finished I told Nina what I saw. We crossed the river. And I saw a small canal. Finally we walked back to bus stop, and we took the bus to Maryland. In the way back Essa took some photos when I was sleeping. I took some photos when he was sleeping but he hid his photos.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I am doing well
I am doing well in Nina’s class. I am going to Improve my English, because I have learned many things, when this class began, I learned to read fast, and I have improve my grammar skills we have had many quizzes. We have been writing many drafts to improve our writing skills.
Monday, October 02, 2006
My trip to Colorado
Two weeks ago I and Essa went to Colorado to visit our friends. They was here in Maryland. We had no class in Friday, so we got a good chance to do thing interesting. We decided to travel to Colorado, but we don't tell our friends. We want make surprise for them. We bought two tickets by the internet. We choice South West Air lines, because some of our friends recommended trying this Air lines. We went to Baltimore Air port we went inside the plane it was very small, and no TV, stereo, and the long of this trip three hours, so it was boring trip. We arrived to Denver air port. One of our friends he knew about us. He received us and we went to our friend town it's located one hour from Denver, when we arrived they was sleeping, so no surprise we slept because we tired. Next day we walked around in this town it was very cold and beautiful place every things natural. Really I liked that. During the stay in Colorado the Ramadan began and we were happy and after noon we made a big meal, finally we went back to Maryland, but I didn't have photos because I forgot my camera.
Monday, September 25, 2006
The first look fair
Essa and I we went to the clubs exhibits and we walked around. There are many sections, for example a culture section, religious section, and sports section. I started with culture and I found Arabic organization they called OAS '' organization Arabic student '' and I took some information to meet them, after that I went to religion section. I started with Islamic group and I asked them about the Muslims meeting, I asked them about close Mosque '' Masjed'' and interested about the another religions , so I went to Jewish group and I asked about the Jewish religion, next I went to Cher stain group and I took one book about Jesus' life and I hope to read this book. Finally I went to sport section, and Interested about Black belt team they teach you to use the swords like Samurai, and I joined in this team. Really I like this celebrate because I got new information.
The speaking partener
My speaking partner is Michael. He is from New Jersey, and he is studying business. Just I know this information about him and I couldn’t stay with him because I had to go to the airport to take plane to Colorado. I took his e-mail and his cell phone number. I emailed him to set up a time to meet, but no answer from him until now.