28
Oct
08

CHEck IT OUt

17
Oct
08

An Experience

 

Late into the night, the snow fell and fell when suddenly I heard a lot of shouting going on next door. I woke and went down to the kitchen to get some drink. At that moment, I realized it was my friend shouting and throwing a lot of cursing words to someone. I was eager to find out what was happening there next door. Until then, I heard my friend shouting, “I’m out of this stupid house”. Then I continuously heard his mom crying. This reminded me of what just happen to me early in the night, when I had a fight with my parents. They were blabbering and shouting at me, and I had enough of it. All they care is about my grades. Well at first, I felt guilty because of the way of me talking and shouting at my mom. I never thought anyone else would do the same until I heard the shouting going next door. Then I heard the crying of his mom begging him not to go, but this time I knew it was outside of the house.

              I put on my snickers, took my coat with me, and went outside. The snow has stopped for a while. It seems as if the nature understood what was happening.  I saw him passing by with his BMW car. I decided to follow him because I had a bad feeling that something would happen. I quickly started my motorbike and rush straight away. Luckily, my motorbike was fast enough to catch him up. I did not know where he was going. The traffic light was red which meant I had to stop. However, my friend just kept going in a very high speed. Suddenly a green car went the opposite direction. Both of them happened at the same time! A moment later, both cars flew up in the air. It seems as if the scene stopped for a few seconds. The next thing I found out was that my friend’s mom killed herself because he died. My friend was the only thing that his mother had. I realized now that I should not go against my parents. No matter what your parents does to you, their still your mom and dad. The End.

03
Oct
08

The Two Tallest Towers in The World

Burj Dubai Tower

Burj Dubai Tower

Burj Dubai Tower and Al-Burj Dubai Tower both are located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Burj Tower is under construction while the Al-Burj Tower has just been proposed and both of the towers are located miles from each other. The Burj Dubai is a project under the Emaar Properties. The final height of this tower has yet not been revealed, as for the Emaar group is still keeping a secret. Some sources say that the Burj Dubai would be approximately 818 meters tall and other sources say it will be over 900 meters tall. The Burj Dubai will be estimated complete by the end of 2009. Burj Dubai was supposed to be the tallest tower in the world, but unfortunately, the Nakheel group has announced about Al-Burj surpassing the Burj Tower.

Al-Burj Dubai Tower

Al-Burj Dubai Tower

In the other hand, Al-Burj Dubai project has just begun and it is a project by developer Nakheel. They are now trying to test the soil on the location proposed. The height of this tower would approximately be about 1,400 meters tall. The height of Al-Burj Dubai is almost twice as tall as Burj Dubai Tower. If this tower is completed, it will be the first tower ever build by man in world.

Comparing Two Towers

Comparing Two Towers

03
Oct
08

Eid Break In Mecca

During this year’s Eid Break, my whole family and me spent almost 9 days in Mecca. When we reached in the city, we were stuck in the traffic for hours. The city is full of people coming from around the world. Especially when it is the last 10 days of Ramadan. Muslims believe that the last days of Ramadan is a special and there is one night where it is called the Lailatul Qadr. This is a special night, which they believe in, however no one knows when this night will fall on. One more thing that I should mention is that the hotels are hard to get and the cost of it during the last days are very expensive. Even though, we spent thousands of riyals, we only got a small room with three beds. The room was really small that we only could sleep in it.

Life during the 9-day period was boring because I had nothing to do. Each prayer time, I had to go to the mosque. My sleeping pattern change when I was living there. Instead of sleeping during the night, I had to sleep during the daytime. Sometimes I sleep almost the whole day^_^

I also had great times when I was away from my family especially from my brothers! Almost everyday in Mecca, I spent all my time on my own except for sleeping. Sometimes I go roaming around all by myself in the malls over there. I am free from my family for quite awhile and I enjoyed the times….

We break our fast before dusk in the mosque and we only eat few dates and drink water. Then we wait until 10:30 p.m., after prayers, to go out to eat. The best thing about it is that I go out on my own to eat. I eat fast food everyday in Mecca, and I’ve grown fatter>.<. This is my everyday life in Mecca for 9 days during the Eid Break.

Dates and Arabic Coffee

Dates and Arabic Coffee

03
Oct
08

JK Rowling

“If you could meet any famous person who is alive today, who would you pick and why?”

I would like to meet JK Rowling if I ever get a chance. JK Rowling is a famous author in Britain and as well as in the world. Joanne Rowling is her real name and (JK) is her pen name. Her famous books that were published are the Potter novels. She is also one of my favourite authors. I like the way she writes the Potter novels, her creativity in writing, her imagination of writing the book. When I meet her (if I ever do), I would like to ask about her career and what influenced her to write books. Also, I would like to ask about the Potter novels. How she started off writing the book and what motivated her to do so.

I personally think she is one great author.

02
Oct
08

Letter from Jamestown

Dear Friends,

It has been a while ever since I wrote a letter to you. I had a hard time sending this letter to you. I hope you are fine and happy over there. I was one of the first settlers to settle in Jamestown on the first three ships, which our company sent.

We started poorly there without any materials and any experience. Our money making dream did not go as planned. Jamestown was full of marshes diseases. Two–thirds of the colonist died. Luckily, a good fellow named Captain John Smith complained that the colonist was not trying as hard as they could. Therefore, he led the colony and the situation temporarily improved. We also received helped from Powhatan Confederacy, which was led by Wahunsonacock.

In 1609, 400 more settlers arrived in Jamestown. Unfortunately, Smith had to leave and without a strong leader, our colony went down. Diseases strucked again. An after a year, only 60 colonist were left and I am one of them. Until now, we do not know what will happen next. I am glad that you all did not follow me here to Jamestown for money purposes. I plan to go back as soon as possible. Life here is very hard, I wish there woulld be a miracle. We are lack of food and the water here is too salty to drink. I hope our friendship with Powhatan will last long. Otherwise, we will die. Send my regards to others and pray for me that I will arrive back there safely. Till then, goodbye.

Your Sincerely,

James Edward

__________________

September 8, 1611

09
Sep
08

Massachusetts Bay Colony Against Saudi Arabia

One of the reasons the people of Massachusetts Bay Colony migrated to New England was because of religion. They were Puritans but unfortunately, the King at that time did not agree and punished them. Therefore, they began to migrate to New England to build a new colony there. I made the point that, back then religion was completely important to them. It shaped everyday life in colonial New England. The strongest country, which emphasized much on religion, is Saudi Arabia. The rules over here are very strict. Not all people in this world could enter freely into this country. There aren’t any tourism visas or things like that. Religion made the country hard for women. It is not a free country like others. Religion is the main reason why the country has a very strict rule. Therefore, the religion in Saudi Arabia is very important.

Back then in the 1600s they did not have any technology. They did have, but it was not as modern as these days of course. They used only basic tools to survive and to make the colony grow. In Saudi Arabia is also the same. I seriously think that this country has a very poor technology. At this period, Saudi Arabia should already have a lot of useful technology. I just want to make a point that S.A and M.B.C are the same.

Another similarity between Massachusetts Bay Colony and Saudi Arabia is, slaves or servants. In the 1600s, indentured servants were not really needed. Same goes for Saudi Arabia; they do not need any servants for the country. Although there are some Saudis who still use servants.

Farming was mainly the source of food or money for the M.B.C. Although it did not bring great wealth to them, they still survived for decades. Unlike Saudi Arabia, farming is not needed at all. Saudi Arabia only depends on its oil source, and still they are one of the wealthiest countries in the world.




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