Tonight and tomorrow are considered by many as Laylat al Qadr. For all of you out there, do not miss it. Pray for peace Pray for forgiveness and before all .. Pray for me May Allah accept your fasting and your good deeds.
Most of the people I know do not know anything about Burma, and many of those who know something do not care about what is happening there. In fact I've heard some say: they deserve what is happening to them, they have been suppressing Muslims for long, it is about time that they taste from the same medicine. But for Me, I care. Regardless of the treatments the Muslims are receiving there, what is happening there is not right. Two wrongs do not make right. I would like also to note that the movement is led by the monks.
Wow... What a wonderful event.
You who missed it... well.. you missed it. It was a fun information packed day.
And .. Fast Forward to the results...
Evaluation Contest: First is: Ahmed Shukry. He was just great. I wish in future contests an evaluation contest will make it to the district.
Table Topics Contest: First is: Quraishi.
Humorous Speech Contest: First is Mohammed Ali, Second is Raed Al-Nasir.
It is Contest Season again.. and this time it is even stronger. four categories with six contestants in each, a full day of fun and education. What more can one ask for? oh.. the coffee :-)
Tonight is a special night. It is one of the rare (only?) Area 34 meetings for that we will see five clubs joining hands in a successful joint meeting. I am very honored to be one of the speakers tonight. The meeting will start at 8:00 pm and hopefully finish at 10:00 pm at the Bahrain Society of Engineers. As usual, attendance is free and welcomed. Snacks are available during the break time. Area 34 include the following clubs: AFAEAT, Angles, BKS, Falcon and FCT.
We Arabs have huge doors and obstacles in front of us. Whenever someone thinks of entering a field, competition or any challenge, we are always told that this can't be done, specially if the west had been their first or worse if is it the dominant player. Software development comes to mind but the list is actually huge. But what is more difficult to challenge than their own language, something that they have by inheritance not only by practice.
Mohammed Ali Shukri is Bahrain, Gulf, Middle East and the whole world -sans America and Canada- champion in Public Speaking. In his first attempt after joining a toastmaster club, he succeeded in sailing in the direction of victory through all the obstacles.
Last Sunday, I was visiting my brother's house in Saar with my wife and two years old son. At around 4:30, pm I was in my way back to my house in Karrana when my wife asked me to take her to visit her sister's house. I said OK and decided to go there from the main highway. So I changed my way towards Saar's cinema and into the T-junction, I reached the traffic signal which was red, so I stopped and started waiting.
Last month was a busy one, as usual:
Last week ended very nicely.. I attended a 2 days workshop on Professional speaking. It was given by a very talented speaker and a gifted trainer.. and a close friend of mine :-) It was very educational to me, and although I as most other people, know the basics of what makes a speech a good one, it was very nicely analyzed and formulated in the lecture/workshop.. Almost every attendant gave 2 short speeches. And the activity was concluded by a speech competition, and guess what.. I got third place, although I was not expecting that.