Sunday, November 30, 2008

No comment, I need yours though!

I found this on my email tonight:

كل عام وانتم بخير

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

The Libyan Association of the Northwest announces its عيد ألاضحى gathering اعاده الله علينا بالخير والصحة والسعادة ... please plan on attending our festivities on Saturday, December 13th, 2008.


******** ******* ******
***** ******* **

*******, *******

Time: 5:30 to 10:00 P.M.

Brother ******* is sponsoring food & beverage in celebration of his marriage to sister ******* , may Allah bless their union... members of the community may bring حلويات عيد (Eid Sweets) to share with everyone.

Entertainment activity is planned for the children

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all of our Libyan brothers/sisters and their spouses in the Northwest to come & celebrate with us. If you know of someone who has no access to e-mail, please consider this note an invite to them as well.

LANW would like to recognize brother ******** ******* for his efforts through the years in support of community activities. We wish him and family all the best as they take up residence on the east coast – God speed.

Our hope is to have a year full of activities for our community, the more members we have ... the more successful our planned activities will be. Please note that such success can only be attained through our combined efforts … it starts with paying membership dues on Saturday Dec. 13th, 2008. Membership fee is a modest amount that has remained the same for a good number of years while facilities rental fees have steadily increased as well as food cost.
For members who have yet to pay, please bring your checkbook along … this is a worthy cause.

The Steering Committee intends to share budget information with all members on a regular basis … that will include; money collected, expenditures, and account balance.

Kindly respond to this note if you are planning to join us so that we may plan better.

I wanna know if I am over sensitive, or Is there something weird in this email which supposed to be an invitation.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

English Language

Ooh! This English language ...

Although I am supposed to be in a pretty good level by now, I still have an embarrassing trouble with articles. I HATE ARTICLES. I use all the tricks to beat this weakness, but it just didn't work. Sometimes it is totally illogic.

My teacher told me, it is all about countable and non-countable nouns, if u master them, the problem of articles will just vanish. Okay man, but how on earth can I master the count and non-count nouns when Food and People are countable, and Evidence and Advice are uncountable :(

Peoples, Foods ... but not Evidences, and Advises!!! Can we count fishes???!!

This whole thing doesn't make any sense to me ...

Any English teacher out there ... HELP!!!


Okay enough crazy English, let's move to another happy subject, I'd like to congratulate one of my friends who got engaged lately, and as most of the girls do, she got a little frightened from the whole idea of marriage after her engagement, she is that kind of girl who is full of ambition, and totally dependent on herself, and achieved a lot in her professional life, she is not afraid of losing this, this is not the issue, she is just doubting if she have made the right choice, which is in my opinion is a totally normal feeling. There is no way to know if he is the right choice. Even if the couples had known each other since childhood, there will always be a risk, and the challenge is to take that risk. So be strong my friend and go on. I will take this opportunity and dedicate this song for you my friend, and I invite everybody else let's share this rhythm and enjoy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Clean wash!

Miss you all

I post this story today for two reasons (I am trying to apply what they teach us in the pre Toefl class, which is giving reasons for anything ... Oops! so this is the third reason for my post today in addition to the following two), okey the first reason is that I miss hanging the laundry outside to dry on a line ... do u think they are going to sue me if I do it here? Our condominium is on the main street, imagine how I'll be considered a destroyer to the beauty of the neighborhood? Anyway the weather is rainy all the time here, so I am just dreaming.

The second reason is that I want to share the wisdom of this story to reach out for many people, specially my new acquaintances (including the new "me"!), who actually don't read my blog, but never mind , this is just the first step for me to do something, to take the initiaves and write it down, then will teach it for myself and for the others, practically of course, because there is no roles for the words in my life, apart from being written here in this blog.

dear readers enjoy the story:

Clean Wash

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside."That laundry is not very clean," she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments. About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this."The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

~Author Unknown~