Friday, August 6, 2010

How US-UK Create 'Terrorist' States? Part 2

A continuation of the previous post, How US-UK Create 'Terrorist' States? Part 1.

  • Step 6:
Capture and torture people from all over the world in a prison such as Guantanamo Bay. Deny them rights: no charge; no trial; no representation; no right to a lawyer; no right to visit from friends, relatives or the Red Cross; and do so for an indefinite period. Select people whose religion is the same as those in the terrorist state you are looking to create (in this case Islam). This will make the enemies seem more closely knit, yet from varying countries, giving your country the excuse to invade country after country.
  • Step 7:
Destroy the stabilizing government of the neighbouring country. In 2006, Britain and America supported Somali warlords, such as Abdullah Yusuf, who invaded Somalia in order to overthrow the emerging government (the Union of Islamic Courts) and replace them with a facist government nobody wanted (the Transitional Federal Government, or TFG)
  • Step 8:
Murder people without charge or trial in both countries with new, super-weaponry, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones). This will terrorize and radicalize the population of the country you are trying to turn into a terrorist state. Hopefully, your media will attempt to vindicate the drone attacks by either not reporting them or else uncritically quoting officials who claim that the drones target terrorists.
Without journalist challenging these official statements, the public may assume that they are correct. (This is happening in more and more countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, Somalia, and possibly even Haiti).
  • Step 9:
Omit as much of the previous steps as you can from public knowledge via the media and education system of your own country. This will make any action from the country you are trying to turn into a terrorist state seem unprovoked, giving you the chance to invade as an act of self-defence. It will also allow you to carry on without your public overthrowing you (as mentioned in Step 1). Also, get your media to make meaningless statements about the country you are trying to turn into a terrorist state, sucha as "Osama Bin Laden's grandfather was born there" or, or "the failed Christmas underpants bomber (Umar Farouk Abdulmuttallab) was radicalized there by the cleric Anwar Al-Awlaqi" - even though Abdulmuttallab's father informed the FBI of his son's radicalization months before, which the FBI ignored - or, "Nidal Malik Hasan, the major who killed several of his colleagues at a US base, was radicalized there" - even though this was not terrorism because they were military targets.
  • Step 10:
Wait for a terrorist attack to occur, in the country itself, against a British national stationed there, such as an ambassador who has previously worked in another country you helped to destroy.
When the British ambassador to Yemen, Tim Torlot, (who had worked for the British government in Iraq) was attacked in April 2010, the "left" and "right" media leapt at the chance to emphasize how dangerous Yemen is to Britain (for which we planned in Step 1)
  • Step 11:
Now sit back and wait for the country to boil over into extremeviolence, making sure you poke the bear with sticks, such as increased drone attacks and security raids by the puppet government being armed and trained by your own.
After a few years, you will have yourself a nice terrorist state. Later, academics can refer to the country as a "failed state". While your domestic population assumes that you are either incompetent or out there to combat terrorism, you can secure energy routes or raw resources.

How US-UK Create 'Terrorist' States? Part 1

Today's post is extracted from the Yemen Post, an article written by Tim Cole, a very interesting article indeed.

How US-UK Create 'Terrorist' States: Yemen as a Case Study
  • How to create your very own terrorist state:
Using Yemen as a case study, Tim Coles argues that these steps precisely match US and British policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran as well as Yemen to grow "very poisonous seeds", some which have ripened while others are ripening.

So, you want to create your own terrorist state, do you? Follow these simple instructions and you will be able to grow "very poisonous seeds. These seeds are growing now. Some have ripened while others are ripening."
Here is how to create your own terrorist state, using Yemen as an example.
  • Step 1:
Make sure you have a media and an education system sophisticated enough to omit what your country does to others, but emphasize what other countries do to you.

This will enable your domestic population to hate the people of the other country, allowing you to pursue your agenda without the risk of being overthrown by your own population.
  • Step 2:
Select a country that has suffered under your colonial rule in the past. Aden, now Yemen, was occupied by the British in 1839. In 1947, the Amir of Dhala's son, Haidan, led an uprising which was crushed with overwhelming firepower from Britain's Royal Air Force. In a study for the RAND Corporation, Briuce Hoffman explained:
  • Step 3:
Make sure that your selected country has a neighbour across the sea, or on its border, which has also suffered under your colonial rule. You will need to do this for Step 7 later on. In 1925, the colonial administrator, Douglas Jardine, no to be confused with the cricketeer, explained the geographic importance of Aden and British Somaliland, now Somalia:
  • Step 4:
Now that you have chosen a country, in close proximity to its exploited neighbour, you'll want to ensure that the suffering inflicted upon it had contined throughout the course of, say, one hundred years.
  • Step 5:
Now that you have fostered enough resentment and ruined a country's chance of socio-economic recovery, you might want to try betraying even the mercenary elements of that country attempting to side with you. In 1979, Amreica and Britain began funding, arming and training the Afghanistan mujahideen in order "to draw the Russians into the Afghan trap", to quote US President Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski. This worked. Russia and the mujahideen ruined Afghanistan - and out of the ashes rose the Taliban, whom Britain and America supported almost up to 9/11. Britain's leading independent terror specialist, Jason Burke, documented how many of the more fascistic elements of the mujahideen were Yemenis who "had distinguished themselves at the battle of Jalalabad in 1989.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Update . . .

Hi there!! It sure has been a long time since I posted anything. I hate leaving this blog for so long but I just don't know what to write about . . . I'll just write an update of since I last blogged.

UNIVERSITY:
As of now, the holidays have started, until the Muharram, the first month in the Islamic Calendar. However, I won't be continuing Iman University next Muharram as I do not have the leisure of doing 4 years in Iman University. Instead, I will be finishing 2 years of study in 1 year, Insha Allah. I have gone to meet with the Principal of Iman University to get a lists of Sheikh to teach me the subjects that is currently teached at Iman University. After I get the list, I will be calling them and arranging on matters such as; payment, time, and place. And then, the studies shall begin! I want the classes to start as soon as possible as there are a lot to cover but classes might start only after Syawal as the Ramadhan, the fasting month is just a few days away and they usually go back to their village during this period.

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JOB:
Our latest maid was fired a few days ago due to some circumstances and we were supposed to have a new maid but it seems that she backed out. So, my mum has decided to hire my sisters and I, salary will be split into 5. Maybe it will be like this for a month or two since 2 of my sisters will start school in September/October.

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TEETH:
Since a few weeks ago I have been feeling intense pain especially when I eat using the right side of my mouth, that now I am chewing food using the left side only and chewing slowly.
A week later I had to bring my sisters to dentist for polishing and had my teeth checked out as well. It turnes out that my wisdom tooth is coming out and the pain is normal, said the doctor. The doctor also said, I should take good care to avoid inflammation etc.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fever

I am down with a fever until 11th of July 2010 . . . There will be no posts until then . . .

Thank you.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back On-Line!!

Salam.

It has been about 3 weeks since I last blogged. Actually, I have nothing much, perhaps nothing at all to write about. During the past few weeks I have finally been consistent in my Tahfiz memorizations and revisions. Currently I am at 16 juz mark, Insha Allah will be at 17th by the end od the week.

So, right now since I am studying at Iman University I can no longer do 2 pages per day. Instead, I have now reduced it to 1 page per day - until the holidays that is.. And also my target is that I finish 20 by September and do not have any "holes"!!
My mum is currently in Malaysia for business purposes which leaves me babysitting my sisters. hahaha . . . She was supposed to return sometime next week but had to postpone to next next week.

Also, I am "worrying" about how I am going to watch the World Cup??!!! We don't have a satellite yet, a TV yes, we do. My only option right now is to go out and watch it. I've checked the time difference between Yemen and South Africa which is -1 hour difference. The match times are at 1.30pm, 4pm, 8.30pm South Africa time which means it'll be 2.30pm, 5pm, 9.30pm here. Actually the time of the matches is better here than if I am in Malaysia!!

The problem is, I hate going out to watch the World Cup, I'd rather watch it at home, lying down comfortably at my cozy sofa infront of the Television, if I need anything I can just go and grab it from the kitchen/fridge + the system to watch football here is different. Once, I went to watch UEFA Champions League Final match, the entry alone costs Yemeni Riyal (YR) 300!! And the TV was SMAL!!! And it was CROWDED!!! And the chairs does NOT look comfortable! Of course, in the end I just went home, did not even watch the match . . . I might check out some of the cafe's nearby though.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Don't judge a book by it's cover . . .

Often do we hear that proverb. Well . . .In this case, don't judge a person by it's appearances!


video

I am sure you get the morale of the video right? (Just incase if you don't, just comment)
So, I'll just leave the explanations. There is also one story similar to this. A story related from one of Wali-wali Allah, Hasan Basri.

The story goes like this:
One day, Hasan Basri was sitting on a river bed and saw a man holding an alcohol glass bottle and sitting with a young lady. He said to himself, "What a bad person he is! I wish he is as good as me."
At the same time there was a boat travelling in the river and slowly the boat started to sink. There were 7 people on that boat. That man immediately jumped into the river to save them from drowning and was able to save 6 of them. Then he turned around and said to Hasan Basri, "If you are more noblr than me, in the name of Allah, go and save that one person that is still in drowning in the river. You save only one person but I saved 6."
However, Hasan Basri was not able to save that one person. That man said to him, "Sir, the lady with me is my mother, and the bottle contains only water. This event was a test for you."
Upon hearing this, Hasan fell to a sitting position and said, "Like how you had saved 6 persons from drowning, save me from drowning in pride and arrogance." That man replied, "May Allah fulfill your prayer."
Ever since this event happened, Hasan became a very humble person.


Until next time . . =D

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bus Fares Reverted

. . . As of 24th April 2010, bus fares was raised to YR30. Why? Because they said that the price for petrol, gas, and benzene was raised..

Unfortunately, a few days ago the bus fares has been reverted back to it's normal pric, YR20. It seems that the rise in bus fares was not official, not approved by the government. The weird thing was that the Traffic Police Officers were in it as well!!! They were stationed at every bus points and telling the passengers that the bus fares will be YR30 from then on.

I guess the bus drivers and Traffic Police Officers had made a pact in ensuring the bus fares is raised to YR30. Not only was the bus fares raised but the number of buses had decreased dramatically as well so that pedestrians will have no choice but to take the bus and pay YR30 because of shortage in buses.

Anyway, I am still on holiday and it is still unclear wether classes will be starting next week or not. Even if it does, perhaps only 3-4 months of classes and then holidays again until the 10th of Muharram next year.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Price hikes

Salam.

I am still on holiday (this is the 4th week) eventhough it was supposed to be only for 2 weeks and it is still unsure whether there will be classes or not next week.

Recently, there was price hikes for almost everything and two days ago even the bus fares increased (by YR10=RM0.60). Eventhough the increase is little but it will greatly burden the people here, especially those of low class, and students from foreign countries.

The Yemenis have a large family so taking a bus will prove have a great effect on them and it's not like we need to take only 1 bus to go somewhere. And when you have to take multiple buses everyday it can be quite costly. E.g. for me to go to Iman University I have to take 3 buses, each bus costs YR30 = YR90 for one way. If two way then it would be YR180 = RM3.60 per day and this is if it's only just ME!!

This does not only effect the passengers but also the bus drivers. Yemenis are quite rebellious so they do not wish to pay YR30. Some do but most of them do not. Because of this the bus drivers are not in a good mood nowadays and results in SHORTAGE OF BUSES!

As a result of bus shortage, Traffic police was stationed at almost every bus points. Their job is to halt any empty taxi or lorries or trucks and order them to function as a bus. Since, people had no other choices they had to take these transportations. If u take a taxi, you'll have to pay YR50 per person and they will "clog" each taxi with 6 passengers. If a lorry or truck you'll have to pay YR20 and you'll have to stand!! haha.. What a scene..

Today, I wanted to go home from Diary Street, took a bus. The bus drivers had told the passengers before hand that he will charge YR30 but there were some who did not wish to comply. So, this group of people of five gave the bus driver YR100. Of course the bus driver refused and insisted on charging YR30 per person and this people insisted on YR20 per person.

In the end, the bus drivers turned around and went back to where we came from and did not stop at all eventhough the passengers told him to stop. When we were near to the street where we took the bus he took another turn, going to another place resulting in an almost quarrel scene.. (I think that bus driver was going home) Finally, he stopped and we all got down from the bus and took another bus.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Lesson . .

A nice story you must read it.

Since last night my young son has been unwell. When I got back from Work this evening I decided to take him to hospital despite my exhaustion.

There were many waiting; perhaps we will be delayed by more than an hour. I took my number and sat down in the waiting room. There were many faces, young and old, but all silent. Some brothers made use of the many booklets available in the waiting room. Some of those waiting had their eyes closed, while others were looking around. Most were bored. Once in a while the long silence was broken by a nurse calling out a number. Happiness appears on the one whose turn it is, and he gets up quickly; then silence returns.

A young man grabbed my attention. He was reading a pocket-sized Qur`an continuously; not raising his head even once. At first I did not think much about him. However, after one hour of waiting my casual glances turned into a deep reflection about his lifestyle and how he utilizes his time. One hour of life wasted! Instead of making benefit of that hour, it was just a boring wait. Then the call for prayer was made. We went to prayer in the hospital's Masjid. I tried to pray close to the man who was reading the Qur'an earlier in the waiting room.

After the prayer I walked with him. I informed him of how impressed I was of him and how he tries to benefit from his time. He told me that most of our time is wasted without any benefit. These are days that go from our lives without being conscious of them or regretting their waste. He said that he started carrying the pocket-sized Qur`an around when a friend encouraged him to make full use of his time. He told me that in the time other people waste he gets to read much more of the Qur`an than he gets to read either at home or in the masjid. Moreover, besides the reward of reading the Qur`an, this habit saves him from boredom and stress.

He added that he has now been waiting for one and a half hours. Then he asked, when will you find one and a half hours to read the Qur`an? I reflected; How much time do we waste? How many moments of our lives pass by, and yet we do not account for how they passed by? Indeed, how many months pass by and we do not read the Qur`an? I came to respect my companion, and I discovered that I am to stand for account and that time is not in my hand; so what am I waiting for?

My thoughts were interrupted by the nurse calling out my number; I went to the doctor. But I want to achieve something now. After I left the hospital I quickly went to the bookshop and bought a pocket-sized Qur`an. I decided to be mindful of how I spend the time.
If this information is beneficial to you, then please do forward it to your friends and relatives. Our Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said; "Whoever guides or directs to good, then he gets the same amount of blessing (reward) as the one who does it"
The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) also said "Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse"

Sunday, April 4, 2010

MYF 2010

Salam. Wanted to post this a few weeks ago but was busy with my exams..

What is MYF 2010? MYF stands for Malaysia Yemen Festival. It is the first ever Trade exhibition in Yemen, in collaboration with Malaysia (if I'm not mistaken). It was held at SANA'A EXPO CENTER (APOLLO) from the 17th March - 20th March 2010.

The purpose of this event was to persent new opportunities for Yemenis to invest in Malaysia and vice versa, also, to increase trade between Malaysia and Yemen.

There were about 40 companies that came to exhibit in Yemen. Among them were, Lim Kok Wing University, IIUM, Proton. By the way, Proton cars are now available in Yemen, they opened a branch here a few months ago.

In the picture below you will be able to see who are the organizers, event managers, etc.

However, the attendance was quite disappointing. There were not many Yemenis and once the Prime Minister left, most people left as well..

Among those with boothes are: IIUM, Lim Kok Wing University, TwinTech University, PROTON, Tourism Malaysia, DPMM, and a few Malay Cafeteria set up by the Malaysians students here. (there are a few more which I don't remember now)

Also, the Trade Delegates who came gave disappointing impressions on Malaysians. Some considered coming here as going on a holiday and did not open their booths, going for sight-seeing instead of doing their job. And the businessmen that came here did not bring a lot of things and not many companies participated in this event. We were even criticised by the Yemenis who attended the Exhibition, it was such a disgrace, especially since it were Yemenis who were criticising the Trade Delegates.

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Finally, I have finished my exams and waiting for the results. Currently, having holidays for a week or two.

The exam here is very very different than in Malaysia. It is only a one-page questions!! Believe it or not and it's only short answer questions. So, usually students finish answering the paper in half an hour, fifty minutes the most. And since we only have 1 paper per day, it feels quite not worth it going. I would go out from my house by 7.20am, reach at the University at around 8am, the exam starts at 8.30am and I'd finish by 9am-9.15am and reach home by 10am..

The only hard part is that there are no clues to what will be coming out in the exams. For some subjects we have finished the whole book, some three-quarter, some half and we have to memorize or know what we have learned.. The hardest was hadith and fiqh and Tauhid as we had to memorize Hadiths and some verses of the Qura'an. Among all papers Adab was the hardest paper for me, I couldn't understand the class and most of what is in the book. And on the day of exam, I could not answer much, racked my brains as hard as I could but in the end gave up and passed up the paper (I did answer some of the questions) but one thing I am sure of is that, I definitely failed that subject..

Right now just waiting for my results and will be applying to enter First Year at the start of the Second Semester, Insha Allah. Pray that I do get into First Year.. Plans for the hols? Nothing particular. Just concentrating on my Tahfiz as I have stopped my memorizations for a long time now.

That is all for today. Until next time.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yemen Net

I really hate Yemen Net . . . Why?? Take a look at the picture below.


click on the picture to enlarge


Sometimes I am able to open some websites and then the next minute/day/week I can't open it. Especially torrent websites, and sometimes I can open the website but I can't download some of the torrents.. It really is a . . . . a . . . . an . . . . annoying!! . . .>_<'' . . . . =.=

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Exams and Guests

Exams... I will be having exams next week and this week we are on holiday. It seems that the system in Yemen is that they will give holidays 1 week prior to the examination date to give time to the students to study. Eventhough I have this one whole week to study but I haven't been spending much time with my books, have been busy helping out my mum most of the day as she will be having guests on the day after tomorrow and we need the place all done, and as the night dawns upon us I feel quite exhausted and unable to concentrate to study... Hoping that everything will be done tomorrow, or at least the major works done by tomorrow, then I can study properly for the next few days. Working in Yemen is really a pain in the mind!! hahaha
In Iman University there are 4 levels in Arabic Section, currently, I am in level 3. So, if I pass the exams I will be able to go up to level 4 but that is not what I have in mind.. hehe. I would request to enter into 1st year directly, without having to go through level 4 - depending on my results that is. Well, even if it my results are not that good I will still request to enter 1st year directly as I no longer wish to stay in Arabic Section
My arabic have improved greatly in this 5 months span as I have been talking more and more Arabic, almost all the time except with my family and Malaysian co-workers in my mum's company X). Even my step-dad is conversing with me in Arabic full-time, before it was a mix of English Arabic.


After settling down my mum opened up a company, specializing in consultancy works and attracting investors into Yemen. The company name is Malaysia Yemen Co. Ltd. (INVESTMY in short). It is in partnership with Orphans Development Foundation (ODF), we are currently helping ODF in building an Orphan's Industrial City. But first, we have to develop in certain areas in Yemen before we are able to continue the project plans. The company also acts as a "middle man" for those who would like to establish any type of business in Yemen, we will be able to smooth up the legal processes and reduce the cost for those who are interested in opening up a business in Yemen.

Guests... On the 17th March 2010, there will be a Malaysia Yemen Festival held in Yemen, at Sana'a Expo Center (APOLLO). The events' purpose is to attract investors into Yemen, and the mission of my mum's company is just that. We wanted to organize the event but were too late. However, we are given the task of matching the businessmen in Yemen with the Malaysians businessmen who will be coming, if he/she (malaysian businessman/woman) would be interested in investing or opening a factory or any of that sort here, in Yemen.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Level 3

As for me, I have moved up to Level 3 of Arabic Section in Iman University. Previously I was in level 2 but since it was too boring for me, I decided to pester the Head of Arabic Section until he puts me in level 3 or first year. haha

After a few weeks of continuous pestering he finally gave in and put me in level 3. Level 3 is much better than level 2. The grammar, the vocabs are quite new to me, particularly the vocabs.
Level 3, there are around 13 subjects but in actual we only study about 10. Nahu, Sarf, Kitaabah, Qiraa ah, Tawheed, Adaab, Ta'beer, Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh and Tazkiah. Khat, Imla' we rarely have classes.

After being in Level 3 for about a month (I think) I was just about to ask to enter First year. Then today, the Head of Arabic Aection came and told us that we will be having exams on the 6th of Rabiul Akhir, which is in two weeks time. Since the exam is already near so I'll just wait after the exams as if I go and ask to enter First year now he will surely say: "Lets see your results."

I am currently staying with my family in Haddah. Haddah and Iman University is quite far but the University provides bus service for the students. They will pick up students usually 10 minutes before Fajr and will send students after classes finish, at around 11.40am. The picking up part is quite the challenge, Fajr is now 4.55am and is getting earlier by the week.

Usually during summer Fajr is at around 4am-4.15am, so I really have to get up early and get ready and be on time so that I don't miss the bus. The bus does not send us directly to our house nor they pick us up from our house, it is a 5 minute walk to the place where I have to wait the bus. It's not that hard to wake up early and all that but my only problem is BREAKFAST!!!

If I don't have breakfast before going out I will be shivering at around 5am as the mornings in Yemen is cold. Even if I do have breakfast before going out, I will get hungry again at around 6am, depends on what I had for breakfast. hahaha

That's all for now. Bye.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Haddah - Faj Attan

Haddah - Faj Attan, that is the name of our new residencial area. It is situated near to Haddah post office.

It is a 2-storey house (I guess you can say it's a bungalow, 3-storeys including the basement). Why did we move here? Well, our previous residencial area was in Al-Mataar (Airport). It was a dirty area and there were Qat markets just beside our apartment building and men staring at my mum and sisters like they have not seen a women before in their life (as they do not wear niqaab and are foreigners). Also because the Al-Mataar area is quite far from the city centre, my mum wants her office and the house to be in the same building, and most importantly, there is no INTERNET service in that area!!!

So, a few months ago Muassasah Al-Yateem finally found a "villa" (as they call it) that was available for rent in Haddah area - known to be as an exclusive area in Sana'a Yemen - and we immediately started re-packing and moved to this new house. It is a nice house with a quite clean neighbourhood with less blackouts.

The first floor will be my mother's company office, so will the basement too. Our house is on the second floor, 5 rooms altogether, 3 toilets, a kitchen and a living area. And now we have INTERNET at home too..hahaha. And with the internet at my disposal 24/7, downloading movies is what I do. hehe
Oh, we also have a guard who will be living with his family here, not in the house with us. His house will be in the house compund, beside the gate.

Finally, after this few months my mum's company has been set up here, just that the office is still not fully equipped, my mum and sisters have settled in this new environment for them and I . . .

Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend at Alhaddah with Family!!

Salam. As you all know (to those who have been reading my blog since before) my step-father would go back to his village during the weekends, bringing one of his wife along, if he is in Yemen that is. Two weeks ago was my mum's turn to go there with him. So, went we did on Thursday night at around 11pm I guess. The journey, as usual, took 2 hours. Upon reaching we had supper, watched some tv (we don't have TV in our current and previous house) and went to bed at around 2.30am!! Thankfully, we managed to wake up for Fajr prayers but went back to sleep after praying.

As it was the first time for my sisters to be there, they were quite excited. Exploring the whole house the next morning and the house compound too with much curiosity to the new environment. hahaha.. After having breakfast they went to explore the swimming pool and of course, we couldn't resist the temptation of going for a swim and so we did went for a swim after having breakfast and cleaning up the house.

We swam for about 1 hour and it was such a lot of fun!! Even they haven't swam for a long time as they were preparing to move to Yemen, and a very long time since we all swam together. Up next on the agenda, was to visit the farm. Disappointedly, the farm had nothing as the winter season had just ended and the summer is just beginning. Once June/July comes, there will be tons of fruits "waiting" to be devoured by us!!

Here's some pictures for this post. Enjoy!!


the pool building



sauna (the small door)

the pool.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Yemen Winter 2009

Salam dear readers. Now that I have internet access at home I'll be able to post all of my drafts, starting with this one.

As october/november came it was time for summer to move on and for winter to arrive. However, this year the winter has been quite warm for the first few months. Everyone was like, "this year's winter is not as cold as the previous years..." As the months went by the end of winter was getting nearer.. .. .. And suddenly, the weather became very very cold during the last few weeks of winter season (mid-december - 1st week of January), so cold that even in provinces such as Hadramaut etc that are not usually cold during the winter season are cold, water in the wells frozen and reports of snowing in Sana'a.

It was quite unbearable, especially for my mum and sisters who had just moved here 3 months ago, sudden change in the weather and eventually, they fell ill. Not only the weather but also the prayer times which even I was not able to "adapt" for the first month... - During the winter, fajr at around 4.40am-5.05am, zuhr at around 11.50am-12.10pm, ‘asr at around 2.50pm-3.05pm, maghrib at around 5.35pm-5.45pm, isya’ at around 6.35pm-6.45pm.

Another post by tomorrow..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Iman University

Salam.
As you have been told, I will be entering Iman University for a few years and then return back to Malaysia for my pilots studies. . . .

On the 23rd December, my step-father took me to enroll me at Iman University. I had to go with him as it will be very hard if I were to go on myown especially since my secondary certificate is at Malaysia and I still don't have a visa here, having him everything went smoothly, or so I thought, thought too soon I had. They asked me to come again tomorrow morning for the registration etc.

So, the next morning I went with the thought - all is done, just the exam - but was proven wrong!! I was dragged here and there, and finally they asked me to get 4 copies of passport sized pictures, bloof test result and guarantee letter of when I will be able to give them my visa and secondary certificate.

On Saturday, 26th December I got my acceptance letter, next up is the exam to determine whether I can enter first year directly or not. Since the office was closed I had to go on Sunday.
Finally, on Wednesday
I had an interview only (since I missed the exam) and was told to enter Level 2 of Arabic Section.

Classes have been on for almost two weeks now, timetable is out and classes are starting to get serious. I have two months to prepare for another exam, an exam which will allow me to move up to level 3 or level 4, depending on my results though. No worries, "kacang jer nih" . . . hehe. Classes are quite boring as I have learned most of it.. Well, might be requesting to move to level 3, may not. huh.

Got to go.. Till next time =)