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Thursday, December 30, 2010

She made it!!

She hid that persistant desire inside her for so many years. She was really clever of being so secretive about it... Nobody thought that it was her dream to make it real... The moment came and she unmasked her face without fearing to lose all her friends and collegues.. She was obssessed of one thing.

To her, it was like being in a battle where you have to use all your weapons , even the illegal ones in order to be or not to be.. What a shame!
But does she really feel it, see it, know it? The only voice she could her was hers, and the only image she could identify was her own.. Poor she!

Days went by and she became a real tyrant, paying no attention to others' feelings, all what she was doing was causing them harm..


To be continued..

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Being tagged again

This tag was sent to me thru Haitham who was given to by Jafar..
1. As for work, I left my previous work and started in a new place.. I wasn't happy @ first but now I feel it's ok, after discovering that a successful person cn cope anywhere.
Personally, nothing new...
2. In general I didn't like 2010, it was one of those worse years..
3. 2011: I hope my dream will come true in publishing my poetry book and changing my work again to get the chance Dr. Shdefat promised me of..
That's all I think..

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

End of the Story

I feel grief inside
That looks as high as tide
No one is sincere
To deserve a dropping tear
It haunts me as a nightmare
This makes my life so unfair
It’s hard to be mean
Because I’ve never been
But in order to escape them
You have to be like them
You should always surprise your foe
When you come behind and say wo
Keep changing your techniques
And stop using old weapons and antiques
Only then you can win
When you put them in a bin
It’s the end of the page
They are finally in the cage
Haunted by their evil thought
That can never be fought
That’s really the end of the story
And you never need to worry


Tareq S.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lie

Lie
Lie  lie    it’s  a  lie
Why  do  all people  lie ?
Sometimes  it’ s  a way  to  escape
Or  get  away  from  all  the  things
You  can not  say..

Lie  lie  it’ s  a lie
Why  do  all people  lie ?
Is  it  right  or  do  we  have
To  utter  what  we  feel  inside
People  might  get  sad  or  mad
But  it’s  only  a world  of  lies

If  you  pretend  to  tell  the  truth
No one  believes  you.. they  will  say
It’ s  just  a  lie..
So  lie lie  it’ s  a lie
All  people  I  think  lie

              Tareq  s.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Being tagged

Whisper...
Let me remember 7 random or weird things:

1. I used to ask every lady I see if she was wearing a wig lol. That was when I was 5 or 6 years old.
2. I wasn't very sociable at school, though my classmates were dying to be their best friends.
3. I used to sit for hours by myself listening to music.
4. I liked making tricks on ppl.
5. I used to sleep a lot at granny's house and really I do miss her a lot, Allah yer7amha.
6. I used to cut my hair (my fringe) and my mother used to go crazy bcoz I looked funny.
7. I used to wear my mother's high heels shoes a lot and once I fell and I hv a scar till now on my forehead.

ppl to be tagged:
Haitham
w7l
um omar

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Last scene

Scene 4:
Della 4 (is looking at herself on the mirror and talking to herself): Will he see me as beautiful as I was? Will he continue to love me as before? Oh, what can I do now? It’s time for Jim to be home.
Della puts the gift on the table. A knock on the door, Jim comes in.
Della 4: Merry Christmas, Jim.
Jim: (shouts loudly): Della, what happened to your hair?
Della 4: Jim, do you love me only for my hair? (She starts to cry.)
Jim: Della, don’t cry. I love you that’s why I brought for you the set of combs which you really wanted.
Della 4: (cries again.)
Jim: Della, let me see your gift and forget about mine now.
Della wipes her tears happily and says: Give me your watch, I brought for it a platinum chain instead of the worn one you have.
Jim laughs ironically and says: Della, let’s put the gifts aside and remember the Magi, they were wise men who invented the art of

giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones. We both sacrificed for each other to bring these wise gifts. Let’s enjoy being together. Merry Christmas.

* * * *
In the back ground the song, “My heart is yours,” is played.
Suddenly narrator 5 appears on stage… Della & Jim freeze on stage… He starts talking to the audience: Isn’t that what Christmas is all about, love and sacrifice! Oh, I can see some people coming towards us. Who are these people?
The 3 Magi come up on stage holding 3 boxes.
They talk to narrator 5: We are the three Magi, we invented Christmas gifts.
Magi 1: (holds a wand) he brings Jim back to life.
              Merry Christmas, Jim. Look at your lovely wife, did 
              anything change in her? She’s still a loving and a caring
              wife as she used to be. We have 3 boxes with us, you’ll
              choose one & Della will choose one, too.
Magi 2: goes to Della… Della, We are the Magi.. We brought
               presents for you. You have to choose one now.
Della & Jim are confused… What boxes are you talking about? What gifts?
We’ve already had ours?




Magi 3: It’s a wish you can have for Christmas… You can ask for anything… Your wish is my command. Can you see the boxes we have?
Della to Jim: Oh, Jim if I could get my hair back and you could get your watch back, wouldn’t that be great?
Jim: No Della… Love is the greatest gift of all.

Jim hurries towards Magi 2 and takes the box… I want this gift…
The 3 Magi are so happy with his choice. They opened Box 1 & 3.
Della’s hair was in one box and in the other box, Jim’s watch.
Della & Jim open together
Box 3
and find inside it the word love and a big red heart. It’s how they’ll continue their life together.
Background music, “It’s Only Christmas.”
Narrators and characters start coming on stage…

The End

Monday, December 6, 2010

Song 2


كل يوم

كل يوم بقول اليوم رح نتصارح
كل يوم بقول اليوم رح نتفاهم
اليوم بيجي وبكره كمان
ولكن... ولا اشي بصير

لا متى رح نفضل هيك
شو... شكله عاجبك الحال
طيب... أحسن تعود على عدم السؤال

أنا مش رح أستنى كتير
فرصك راحت من بكير
روح وانساني
ما عدت من زماني
أيامنا راحت
وما رح تعود
امبارح صار ذكرى
واليوم كمان
دور على بكره
و عيش الأحلام
ما رح تصحى من الأوهام
و لغرورك رح تبقى سجين
أبدا ما رح تحيا الا حزين


Tareq S.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Song


فعلا غريبه

كل شي فيكي غريب
نظراتك... بسماتك... ضحكاتك
بتحبيني أنا.. وللا هو
فعلا.. انت غريبه
وكل شي فيكي عجيب

أنا فعلا محتار
ومش قادر أوصل لقرار
كل ما أـشوفه و أشوفك
بسأل نفسي و بقول
انت اللي وللا  لأ
و برجع و بقول..
كل شي فيكي عجيب
وانت فعلا غريبه

مين فينا المسكين
أنا.. انت واللا هو
واحد فينا مخدوع
و صار لازم يعرف بالموضوع
مش مهم مين المخدوع

رح أمشي أنا هلأ
لأنك فعلا غريبه وكل شي فيكي عجيب

Tareq S.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Scene 3/ Part 2


Scene 3/Part 2:
Jim goes inside a gift shop.
Shop-keeper 2: How can I help you, sir?
Jim: My wife has lovely hair and she deserves the amazing combs set you are displaying on the shop window.
 Young man 2: It’s already mine, sir. I reserved it last week. I’m giving to my wife.
Narrator 3: Della sacrificed with her hair to buy Jim a gift. Poor Jim, he still doesn’t know that.
Jim: I have no one in this life except my loving and caring wife. Please, I sold my watch to have enough money to buy her a gift. She only deserves this set. Please, sir.
Shop-keeper 2: Young man, there are other beautiful things you can buy for your wife. Let that poor person and his wife be happy on Christmas.
Gentleman 2 gives the set to Jim.
Jim buys the watch and rushes home.
Narrator 4: What an ironic situation!
Poor Della and Jim! How will each of them react to this situation?
Let’s watch the final scene now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scene 3/ Part 1

Narrator 2: Della has the money now, what about Jim? Does he have enough money to buy Della a gift?
Della 3 & Jim are in the middle of the stage, not facing each other.
In the background, a song is played “Believe again.” Della & Jim turn and dance together. The song fades away.
Della & Jim walk in two different directions…
Shop 1:
Shop-keeper 1: Good evening, madam. How can I help you?
Della 3: I want to buy a gift for my husband and I saw a platinum watch chain two weeks ago. Do you still have it?
Shop-keeper: You mean the one that the young man is holding.
Della 3 (turns around and looks at him): Yes, it is.
Della 3 (walks towards the young man): Excuse me, sir. Can I have the chain, please?
Young man 1: Sorry, lady. I saw it first and I want to give it to my grandfather on Christmas. It really suits him.
Della 3: Please, sir. It’s so important to me… Please.
(She starts crying.)




Shop-keeper 1: Sir, give it to her please. I have other collections. I will show them to you.
The young man hesitantly gives the watch chain to Della.
She holds it and runs happily in the street.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday's Saying

ستبدي لك الأيام ما كنت جاهلا         و يأتيك بالأخبار من لم تزود
المتنبي

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scene 2


Mme Sophronie’s Salon
Della is wearing her brown coat and brown hat. She enters the hairdresser’s shop.
In the background the song, “Je suis Malade,” is played.

Della 2: Bonjour Mme Sophronie.
Mme Sophronie: Bonjour, Belle.
Della 2: Do you buy hair?
Lady 1: (stands and stares at Della) Are you serious?
Della 2: When it’s Christmas and you don’t have money to buy a gift what can you do?
Lady 2: There must be a solution but not to sell this beautiful hair.
Mme Sophronie: Let me see, Della. How much do you want?
                                I can only give you 2o dollars. D’accord?
Lady 1 & 2: No.. Don’t do that!
Lady 1: If I had your hair I would never sell it.
Lady 2: Think before you do it.
Mme Sophronie:  Femmes, leave her alone, s’il vous plait.
Narrator 1 (speaking to the audience): Will she do it? What do you think?
Della 2: Madame , I agree.
Mme Sophronie starts cutting Della’s hair.

Monday, November 15, 2010

People


People are of different types & kinds.
They have different mentalities & minds.

They share knowledge with each other.
But some don’t even try to bother.

Watch out the stupid ones!
& stick to the clever ones.

If you need help & you are quite confused,
Go to your friend for assistance, definitely you’ll be amused.

If being sad or mad,
Stay away from the bad.

Take your time to relax & rest
& then see whom you can pick for the best.

People are mystery
Since the beginning of history
Whatever is said?
Nothing can be led
To their strange reality!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday's Saying..

                              LOOKING UP OR DOWN
                             WON'T HOLD BACK UR FROWN

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scene 1


Scene One:
At the Dillingham’s house.
Della is sitting beside the window, some coins are there on the table and she’s crying so hard. She stands up and walks back and fro.
Della 1: One dollar and eighty- seven cents. (3 times)
               That’s all! How can I buy a gift for my Jim? Oh my God, please help me to find a way. It’s Christmas … It’s time to share and give gifts but how can I buy a gift. (She cries again.)
Oh, Jim please forgive me. I don’t have anything to sell. (She looks around.) Oh, really there’s noththth (She stops and walks to the mirror.)

No.. There is something to sell… (She touches her hair and looks at herself on the mirror.)

But how can I sell my hair.. Jim won’t love me if I do so..
Jim loves me not my hair, he always used to sing for me..

(In the background, “Just the way you are” is played.)

I have no choice, I have to sell it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The English Play/2010

This is my play for this term, I wrote and edited the script. Every Tuesday, I'll share with you a scene..

Della & Jim are a poor couple who love each other dearly but they don't have enough money to buy each other a gift for Christmas. What can they do to express their love? This is what you are about to discover in this play of love and sacrifice.

My students will act it and here is a picture for them.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday's Saying 8

               Trying is half way of doing....
Enjoy ur weekend everyone :)))))

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jealousy


Jealous people are so sick
They do nothing but pick
On every person they see
Saying: I wish it was me

They never get tired of criticizing
And they never care of socializing

It’s better to stay away from them
And never care or pay attention to them

They will end up lonely
Because it’s what they deserve only
Stay away from them
Don’t you ever say I knew them!

Friday, October 29, 2010

So Real


Never found someone
Who would search into my soul
Who could see more than
What is revealed?

Someone who finds things
That I do hide..
Not only my smile
That is obvious for all
Someone who would really care
For me
All I found was just a lie
In an empty space..
Though it was full of people
Who are nothing but pretenders
I’ll never stop hoping
For that someone..
Who’s going to be..
So real
I might wait for so long
But at least…it’s going
To be real…not a dream
That can be faded away……
         
           TAREQ S.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday's Saying 7

               U can't change yesterday.
          U can't predict tomorrow.
         BUT U can plan your daily routine...
    HAVE A NICE & COLOURFUL WEEKEND :))))

Monday, October 25, 2010

Test Yourself!

There are only nine questions.
This is a quiz for people who know a little bit of everything!     
These are not tricky questions.  
They are straight forward questions with straight forward answers. 

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
  

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.  All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables?
 

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle.  The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle?
 

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  

Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
 

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'

Answers To Quiz:


1... The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.
 

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward:   Niagara Falls.  

(The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.
 

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.
 

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?  It grew inside the bottle.  

The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree.  The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems. 

6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle...
 

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe,question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
  

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.
 

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S':  Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts. 



Saturday, October 23, 2010

معلومة مذهله

This is awesome - I bet you didn't know this...
Letters 'a', 'b', 'c' & 'd'  do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 99
(Letter 'd' comes for the first time in Hundred)
Letters 'a', 'b' & 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999
(Letter 'a' comes for the first time in Thousand)
Letters 'b' & 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999,999,999 (Letter 'b' comes for the first time in Billion)
And
Letter 'c' does not appear anywhere in in the spellings of entire English Counting


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Words- An e-mail I wanted to share with you..

"جبران خليل جبران

البعض نحبهم
لكن لا نقترب منهم .......... فهم في البعد أحلى
وهم في البعد أرقى .... وهم في البعد أغلى

والبعض نحبهم
ونسعى كي نقترب منهم
ونتقاسم تفاصيل الحياة معهم
ويؤلمنا الابتعاد عنهم
ويصعب علينا تصور الحياة حين تخلو منهم.

والبعض نحبهم
ونتمنى أن نعيش حكاية جميله معهم
ونفتعل الصدف لكي نلتقي بهم
ونختلق الأسباب كي نراهم
ونعيش في الخيال أكثر من الواقع معهم"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ليش بنلومهم

    عندما يرون كل شيئ من حولهم يمشي عكس التيار
لا قواعد تحكم تصرفاتهم
لا أخلاق
                                                        .....    الكل غير مبالي
                                                                    
                                                                         كيف نتوقع العكس منهم
                            الخطأ في كل مكان حتى من الأشخاص اللذين يمثلون لهم القدوه
                                                     الضغوطات كبيره و المغريات كثيره                                  
في الشارع      
في البيت
عند الأصدقاء

                                                         لن أضيف أكثر     سأترك التعليق لكم
أنا أتكلم عن أطفال هذا الزمن 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ليش بنلومهم

انتظروني يوم الثلاثاء
Wait for my new post, in Arabic this time, hope u'll like it & I'll be good at expressing myself well as in English..

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday's Saying 5

                                  Mountains might be high but truth can never be a lie!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Us


Let us stop complaining
& start anticipating
Why to blame it on life
Since we are the ones alive

Life is what u make it
Not how it seems to be
look at it from all angles
Definitely u'll feel like angels

Happiness is giving
So enjoy living
It's US, not me
Give up selfishness
U'll get rid of emptiness

Learn how to share
and always care
for others
& remember
it's us..

Monday, October 11, 2010

Passive

Today I went back a year ago to my last job; the reason was what happened with a colleague of mine.. Last year I was the English coordinator for the whole primary in my school, I wasn't only following teachers academically, I was their support agains the administration as well.

I left that work and joined a new school, I don't want to go into the reasons but I'm writing this because I cant imgine how people can be passive when they have the power. Let me be clearer, today one of the teachers got a notification from the administration for a silly reason just beacuse the coordinator couldn't defend her. She felt the real meaning of opression, here I remembered what I used to do last year... I compared this situation with many situations I went through last year and how I used to protect my teachers and colleagues...

It seems we shouldn't tell the truth or fight for our rights we should be just like sheep to follow only !!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday's Saying 4

          You can't climb mountains before crossing hills.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Love

Love   happens   in a wink    
Without any blink
Keep your heart open
To make it rollin’
Round & round it goes
And never leave it blows
Till it lands &then flies
On the heart that
Carries the replies
                            Tareq s.                   

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Second Visit

Fahed's initiative, of running from his school to come to see me & see Waleed , really left an impact on me... I had a mixture of complicated feelings.. So I started my own initiative ,which I called, NES Initiative Donation Campaign.. We started collecting money to donate them to Fahed and his friends... To my surprise, when the owner of my school knew about that, he decided to donate 5 computers to them..

We chose the day before Mother's Day to go and visit them... They were really over the moon when they saw us coming again, especially, Fahed... You can't imagine how that story have changed my view of life. I discovered that other things matter too..

This year, I will go somewhere else to help small children suffering from cancer..

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Monsters

They are monsters in human faces
Trying to hide their own traces

All they do is to fight
Behind their disguised sight

How horrible that look can be
When they are aiming at me

Time is running so fast
It can never wait or last

If you surrender to them
It means you are one of them

Never change your way
Stop… think then say

I will never give up
Though I’m fed up

I’ll continue to be me
Because it’s what I like to see

How great to feel the victory
When others find it a mystery
But when time goes by
Definitely you’ll sigh
And say oh…
That was the past
Thank God it didn’t last
No more monsters to cause me pain
And drive me insane

Nothing can be remembered now
Relax, pray & vow
Just enjoy the victory
Because no more mystery


                        Tareq S.