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					13                                                                                                                         March 2010 / Rabee al Thani, 1431 AH




                             The greedy                                                                          M
                                                                                                                            My mother
                                                                                                                       OTHer is a simple word but with a great



O
                                                                                                                       and wider meaning. Mother is a person who
          NCe upon a time there was
                                                                                                                 guides you during the course of life. She is always
          an old man and his two
                                                                                                                 there for you and for the sake of your good being.
          sons who lived together in a
                                                                                                                    Mother is the reason enabled you to witness the
small house.
   The elder son Hasan and the                                                                                   beam of this life... She gives you love and care
youngest son was Omar.                                                                                           without limits and selfishness. She is a friend, a
   Hasan loved money very much,                                                                                  teacher and a lover.
but Omar was humble.                                                                                                every mother is considered as an angle in this
   One day the father called his sons                                                                            earth. Indeed, my great factory of care-giving is
and gave two dirhams for each.                                                                                   my mother. She has always been there whenever
   Hasan said, “I’m bigger than                                                                                  I cried. She has taught me how to be a good per-
Omar, you should give me two-and-                                                                                son.
a-half dirhams.”                                                                                                    Also, she has correct me whenever I made any
   His father said, “I will give as                                                                              mistake. I admit she has done many things for the
much as I give your brother”.                                                                                    sake of me. So, the mother day, in every February
   Hasan shouted at his father’s                                                                                 21st, is a time of commemoration and appreciation
face and said: “If you don’t give me
                                                                                                                 for mother. It is the suitable time for a big family
two-and-a-half dirhams, I will not
                                                                                                                 gathering to say: “I love you mum.” every mother
eat and drink”.
                                                                                                                 is treated superiorly in this special day.
   His father gave Hasan two-and-
a-half dirhams, and wanted to give                                                                                  My mother is already occupied all chambers of
Omar same as to his brother. But                                                                                 my heart. you are not only just my mother, but also
Omar refused to take more money.                                                                                 my best friend forever. I am appreciating all things
   The father felt very happy at                                                                                 done and sacrificed for me.
Omar. At the same time, he felt very                                                                                Mothers are the sources of love, so we must re-
upset towards Hasan.                                                                                             spect our mothers and every mother in this world.
   When the two sons were in their
room, Hasan told Omar, “Why did                                                                                                         — By Bothaina Al-Mamari
you try to show that you don’t like                                                                                                                  Grade : 12/3
money and want our father to love                                                                                                          Fatma bint Qais School
you more than me?”                                                                                                                             Al Dhahira region
   Omar said: “I don’t like this be-
cause the greed kill his owner”.
   One day both brothers took dif-
ferent way and went to a forest. On
his way, Omar found a pretty girl.
                                                                                                                              My Angel
She was sitting in between beauti-       cause, he wants to eat you.” Then,     The man took Hasan far away.
                                                                                                                   My mother is precious to me
ful flowers.                             Omar saw the man and told him: “I The man face changed and became
                                         don’t want any treasure from you”. like a monster. He took Hasan and      She is my hero in every mean
   Omar asked her: Who are you?
   She said: “I’m a girl. I live alone      While Hasan was walking around ate him.
                                         the forest, he found the pretty girl.         — By Fawzya Al-Alawi        My mother’s heart is keen for me
in this forest.”
                                         She told Hasan about the treasure.                Manbaa Al-elm (1-4)     It loves, cares, and so full for teen
   Omar said: “I’m Omar and my fa-
ther is a poor man”.                        In his way, he saw the man. The
   The Pretty girl said to Omar:         man said to him: “Come with me                                            My mother’s hands shield me
“Take care, you will find a man who      and I will give you a treasure.”                                          from gold made to protect me
will tell you, ‘I have a treasure and       Hasan felt happy and didn’t lis-
come with me to take it’.”               ten to the girl’s advice. He went with                                    My mother is an angel from THe LOrD
   “you must not believe him be-         the man.                                                                  She is the source of love and gold

                                                                                                                   My mother always pray for me
                                                                                                                   May ALLAH bless her and me

                                                                                                                   My mother lives within me,
                                                                                                                   She power my beats without cease
                                                                                                                   Don’t accept any more he and she

                                                                                                                                       — By Sheikha Al-Baloshi
                                                                                                                                         Fatma bint Qaiss School
                                                                                                                                   Teacher/ Muneera Al-Makhromi
                                                                                                                         (Proof-read & edited by: Khalil Al-Belushi,
                                                                                                                                                              MOe)
14                                                                                                                                      March 2010 / Rabee al Thani, 1431 AH




A                                             Let’s have a wonderful day
        BLIND boy sat on the steps of a
        building with a hat by his feet. He
        held up a sign which said: “I am
blind, please help.” There were only few
coins in the hat.
   A man was walking and took few coins
from his pocket and dropped them into
the hat.
   Then he took the sign, turned it
around, and wrote some words. He put
the sign back, so that everyone who
walked by would see new words.
   Soon the hat began to fill up. More
people were giving money to the blind
boy. In the afternoon, the man who had
changed the sign came to see how things
were going on.
   The boy recognised his footsteps and
asked, “Are you the one who changed
my sign this morning? What did you
write?”
   The man said, “I only wrote the truth.     this boy is blind. But the first sign simply positively.                                   tablish steady relations with your Crea-
I said what you said but in a different       says the boy is blind. The second sign         Prepare for the future without fear, es-    tor. Keep the faith and drop the fear.
way.                                          tells people that they are so lucky be-                                                       When life gives you a 100 reasons to
   ‘Today is a beautiful day and I can not    cause they are not blind. Should we be                                                     cry, show life that you have 1000 rea-
see it’.”                                     surprised that the second sign is more                                                     sons to smile.
                                              effective?                                                                                    Invite others towards good deeds with
   Dear students,                                                                                                                        wisdom.
   Do you think the first sign and the The moral of the story:                                                                              Live life with no excuse and love with
second sign were saying the same            Be thankful to Allah for what you have                                                       no regrets.
thing?                                    and others do not have. Be creative.                                                              Face your past without regret. Handle
   Of course both signs tells people that Be innovative. Think differently and                                                           your present with confidence.



                                                                                    A gift to mother                    The importance of writing
                       The Source of Love                                         O    N Mother’s Day Mazen
                                                                                       decided to buy a present for
                                                                                                                                           (Life is a paper)

                                                                                  his mother. Mazen went to his
                                                                                  room and kept the present on the
                « It is difficult to imagine my life
                                                                                  table. His brother yamen hadn’t
                   without her...
                                                                                  enough money to buy a present.
                 « She is the sunshine to guide
                                                                                  yamen took his brother’s gift
                     me to the right way...
                                                                                  and gave it to his mother. When
                  « She is the candle to bright my
                                                                                  Mazen went back to his room he
                      way and life...
                                                                                  didn’t find the gift.
                    « She is every beautiful thing in
                                                                                     Mazen screamed with a loud
                       my life...
                                                                                  voice, “where is my gift?”. He was
                        Because she is my Mother
                                                                                  very sad. He went to his mother
                                                                                  who was very happy. His mother
                                                                                  said “Mazen look! yamen gave
                      The Mother Day is coming soon and I

                                                                                                                        T
                                                                                  me this present”. When Mazen               He life is a large paper where we can pour our
                    want to say few but meaningful words for
                                                                                  saw the present, he was sur-               feelings, ideas and believes with a profound
                                   my mother!
                                                                                  prised but kept quiet. After that,    emotions. The paper is the place where nobody can
                     I want to apologise about every word that                    he shouted at his brother. yamen      tell you what you have to do and what is not. It is a
                   might hurt her once. I love you my mother.                     said, “What is the problem?” “you     wonderful kingdom where your are as king and the
                   I am blowing all love in the world towards                     have stolen my present. you are       master of your soul. It expresses your freedom with
                                you… “ I love you.”                               a thief!” Mazen said. yamen told      wonderful details. We should all recognise that the pen
                     I love you for bringing me to this life and                  Mazen that he stole the present       is considered as the honest guard of worlds. If all world
                   helped me to be a good person. I am proud                      because he did not have enough        may betray you, it will never do the same.
                                 to be your child.                                money to buy one. Mazen makes            It is really a dazzling world with a magic touch when
                                                                                  an oath with his brother and said,    you sit in front of white paper and the pen coax up
                                                                                  “Promise me that you will not do      your fingers, which miss the active minds to draw the
                                                                                  such thing again”.                    future on it.
                                                                                             — By Muna Al-Rashdi                                 — By Mizna Salim Al-Muqrashi
                                                                                                           Grade 11                                                  Grade: 12/2
                                                                                    Syma and Muqazah School for                            Al-Hajar Basic education Girls School
                                                                                        Basic education (1-12), Izki                                           Al-Dhahira region
15                                                                                                                     March 2010 / Rabee al Thani, 1431 AH




                                  The 2nd Asian Beach Games 2010:
                                  Continental and Cultural Event


By Khalil Al-Belushi, MOE


N
        OWADAyS, Oman is
        preparing to best organ-
        ise the coming remark-
able event “The Second Asian
Beach Games, Muscat, 2010”.
This continental event is first of
its kind to be held in our beloved
country.
    The 2nd Asian Beach Games
is a multi-sport event sanctioned                                                                                                         8-16
by the Olympic Council of Asia
and will be held 8-16 December
2010. The Games encourage
                                                                                                                                        December
Asia’s youth to participate in
sport and celebrate the vast and tional pride and create a festival   The Asian Beach Games are on traditional sports. Fourteen
                                                                                                                                          2010
varied cultures found across the of cooperation and camarade- composed of a variety of mod- sports are on the Muscat 2010
continent. It works to uplift na- rie.                              ern sports as well as variations programme:




                                                      Delicious Beef and Potato Soup
                                                        • 5 tablespoons butter
                                                        • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
                                                        • 2 cups milk

                                                      Directions
                                                        1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, beef and
                                                           water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over
                                                           medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10
                                                           to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt
                                                           and pepper.
                                                        2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-
 Ingredients                                                               low heat. Whisk in flour with a
   • 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced                                           fork, and cook, stirring constantly
     potatoes                                                              until thick, about 1 minute.
   • 1/3 cup diced celery                                                     Slowly stir in milk as not to
   • 1/3 cup finely chopped                                                allow lumps to form until all of the
     onion                                                                 milk has been added.
   • 3/4 cup diced cooked beef                                                Continue stirring over medium-
   • 3 1/4 cups water                                                      low heat until thick, 4 to 5
   • 2 tablespoons chicken                                                 minutes.
     bouillon granules                                                        3. Stir the milk mixture into the
   • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste                                              stockpot, and cook soup
   • 1 teaspoon ground white or                                                  until heated through. Serve
     black pepper, or to taste                                                   immediately.
                                                                                                                                          March 2010 / Rabee al Thani, 1431 AH


                                                      Dear
                                                                                                                                                   If you are worried about
                                                                                                                                                   something, share it with
                                                                                                                                                   yO’s agony aunt, Khala
                                                                                                                                                       Asia — she’ll help
                                                                                                                                                   you with your problems
                                                                                                                                                   youth_observer@moe.om

                                                      Khala Asia replies. ..
Dear Khala Asia,                             and ask your teachers about them.            they make us mad, angry and                       school about your problem to give
   Students usually face some                   3. Don’t postpone today’s work            nervous.                                          you some tips.
problems in their last year of               until tomorrow.                                 Try to change yourself; promise                  Take care
schooling and I am one of these                 4. Put a weekly schedule where            yourself to listen more, talk less. Tell
students. The big problem that               you smartly divide your time; don’t          your friends that you like them and               Dear Khala Asia,
I face in grade 12 is that I feel            stress yourself.                             don’t want to lose them. Tell them                   My name is afrah and I am in
worried about my future.                        5. Use mind maps as they can              to help you be a better person.                   grade 6. I love sports very much
   I do not know how to organise             help you concentrate on the most                Good luck                                      and my sport teacher loves
my time, and as you know this                important points in each lesson.                                                               me very much. I play all types
year is different. We have to                   6. Choose a quiet, nice and               Dear Khala Asia,                                  of sports, and I am the best in
learn two semesters together                 appropriate place to study in.                 I am a very shy person and                      the class. The problem is that
because H1N1, so I feel this is                 Good luck                                 unable to communicate with                        I am losing some of my friends
very difficult because we have to                                                         others. What can I do?                            because of my talent; they tease
remember everything we learnt.               Dear Aunty                                                          — Fatima                   me and hurt me with their words.
   So, please tell me, if you were              I am seventeen years old. I have          Dear Fatma,                                       Please help me!!!
in my place, what would you                  a lot of friends in the school, but             Shyness is a personality trait,                                         — Afrah,
do?                                          my problem is that I am moody,               not a fault and many shy people                   Dear Afrah,
   Confusion                                 nervous and quick tempered. So               are great thinkers, and this is very                 Sports are very important to
Dear girl,                                   when I speak with them I don’t               important to know.                                build your body especially in your
   Although I don’t like nick names          like to listen to their opinions                Bellow some tips that can help                 age, so keep it up and continue
and prefer you all write your real           and I think my opinions are true.            you:                                              practicing.
names, but I am responding                   I Sometime feel selfish.                        1. you don’t have to feel shy of                  your friends might feel jealous,
because this problem is facing all              My friend started to hate me              your personality                                  but I am sure they don’t hate you
students of grade 12.                        and they don’t like me. Please                  2. Walk with a friend who                      or mean to hurt you. We all have
   Final year is a fateful year which        tell me what I can do.                       is very active and have good                      different talents and each of us is a
will draw you future plans .All of                                      — Huda            communication skills and good                     different human being .We need to
you are very worried, stressed and           Dear Huda,                                   social relations.                                 understand each other, help each
sometimes pessimistic.                          It is really important to admit and          3. Try to make a deal with that                other and care for each other in
   As I told you friends previously          be aware of your problem in order            friend that you will try to overcome              order to be happy and satisfied.
“time management” is the key to              to solve it. Always put yourself in          your problem with his support.                    Forget about small problems and
success;                                     your friend’s position; would you               4. reward yourself and your                    concentrate on you study and your
   1. Prepare your lesson before             like it if you talk and they don’t           friend for each improvement.                      hobby.
you go to school                             listen? Would you like them to treat            5. read books and websites                        Be nice to all your friends and
   2. review it once you come back           you carelessly?                              that talk about how to overcome                   they will eventually understand that
and highlight the areas that need               Most of us try to avoid dealing           shyness.                                          you are a good person.
further clarification or explanation         with selfish people because                     6. Tell the social worker at your                 Good luck



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