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

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 =)