| Wednesday, March 21, 2007
| At Last!!
Well, at last…I found a bit of time to make new post! Believe it or not!!!
Hmmmm….well, my personal stuffs I prefer to keep it under wraps…so excuse me to keep some things just for me and I just shared it with the closer friends here…I will share it with you all one day …Honestly!!
NO NO NO…I'm not getting married!
Unfortunately, My Lucky Prince " and the one whose his mother loves him so much and pray for him to be happy all his life" didn't arrive yet :))
Well, last week…in the night of Saturday…the weather changed and quite strong winds came with downpour and strong ice balls that caused damages in some cars and even windows!! That happened in certain Welayats like Al-Rustaq, Al-Suwaiq, Samaeel and some parts of Soor…as I read in the newspaper.
It was really quick and heavy! We never expect to get such heavy rains in one day! Only one day and all roads were closed! We didn't go out and people didn't go to their work the next Sunday…. My friend in Muscat sent SMS to me in Sunday that she is stuck in the road and she will not go to her work there…she made funny comment on her house…she described it as an island in the middle of the sea!!
So, we kept discuss this issue through SMSs…I thought there was no ditches… so all that water will go through easily and will not caused such a chaos! But she said there are such ditches, but that's not enough!! That happened many times and they should do something about it! One day with heavy rains caused that…what will happened to people if that happened for days or even weeks!!!
Muscat is one of the prettiest Capitals in our world and all people who came to OMAN confirm this…but now, they have to deal with this problem of rains and roads…not only in Muscat, even in other Welayats!
Sadly, some people died…mostly who drowned in Valleys…I wonder Why some people think that they are strong and brave to cross Valleys in such time??!! Or how some families let their little kids go out into Valleys to watch and play???!!!!
Yes, I heard of kids drowned as well because of the careless families and parents they have!
Please, do as my friend's mother did…make "curfew" on your kids and even older members of the family when there is such unsafe weather outside!!
Thank you fore giving me such life
Thank you for every tear and worry you hold inside
Thank you from now till I die
Thank you for being my mother and my life
|posted by Sama Oman @ 10:32 AM
Nice to see all that rain! We have drownings when flooding happens here in Washington, too and for the same reasons. People don't realize how dangerous the currents are, or they try to drive through rushing water and are swept away....
I enjoy reading your blog a lot but please please PLEASE do me a favour and post only Arabic entries, or at least make Arabic the dominant language here, and then translate whatever you've written into whatever language you wish. Your Arabic posts are appealing, but I'm afraid I can't say the same about your English posts. I hope you don't take this personally, it's just an opinion. Keep it up. :)
JEFF: Wow!! and this is the main problem with people...thinking that they can challenge the nature and be brave!
Okay...I'm not mad at all!!
it's very simple dear!
i can write in arabic far better than English because it' my mother-tongue!!!
i can express more without thinking twice!
but, nowadays...i don't have time to write in both languages...
i prefer to keep it arabic only...but i can't neglect my dear visitors who can't understand Arabic.
SEE!!! it's a dilemma!
so, be patient with me! I'm not a super!!! I'm trying my best to be Good in both languages! I need your support and your advice to improve it....
"I Assume you are expert in English...Am I Right??!!".
(YES...Wait a minute...Why you used English here and not Arabic to write your comment.......just curious about it!)
Are you trying to dictate what language I should use?
I think Anonymous is a true troll... one of those people who take pleasure in trying to hurt people, or make them doubt themselves.
My suggestion would be to make it so that the blog wouldn't receive anonymous commenters.
I hope you will translate when you have time and sometimes just write an English post. First of all, they are very nice and well written. Second of all, it tells us non-Arabic speakers that you care about us and want us around. And third, it's good practice for you.
To begin with, anonymous #2 wasn't me, and I found his/her comment distasteful. The reason why I'm not commenting in Arabic is because I don't have an Arabic keyboard.
Secondly, I am not trying to be mean or tell you what or what not to do. This is your own personal space and I respect that. However, there are so many Omani bloggers out there who blog in English but Arabic is sort of being neglected. Your English is quite good, but your Arabic is even better, so why not make the most of that?
Anyway this is only my personal opinion. I did not mean to cause a stir. You have the right to ignore my comment. I applaud you for being a sport.
Well, that's a bit better, anonymous. But still, you didn't say that the English were good and the Arabic are better. You said
Your Arabic posts are appealing, but I'm afraid I can't say the same about your English posts.
That means that the English ones are NOT appealing...
Sama writes in English for two reasons. First, because she has English-speaking friends and we can't just come and stare at squiggly lines all the time. So she is considerate and helps us out sometimes.
Second, because she enjoys practicing her English and talking with us English-speakers. And she is good at it. Why should any of that be a problem for you? You speak great English and assumedly Arabic, too. Why not just enjoy both? Do you want to drive the English-speakers away and leave us with nothing? Should Sama give up her English-speaking online friends?
I was under the impression I was addressing the blog owner, and not some visitor...
What is going on here???!!!!!
I went only for few days…!!!
Anonymous #2 …no comment!!! Because you can't even think straight!
Anonymous #3… SORRY!!! But how we suppose to know that Anonymous #2 isn't you??!!! Why you don't use your name or even a nickname for yourself to be distinguished!!
I don't like who hide under Anonymous title…if you have good things to share … just say it with your real name and do not hide as long as it's good and not hurting anyone. Second, I can block anonymous option, but I don't care that much because who write knows very well that he/she wrote those things and that only reflect his personality and manners.
Also, as you said, it's my space…and I have the right to write whatever I want…wrong or right by any language I like…but still…I know who am I and I know that maybe I'm not perfect, but…at least, I'm trying to be good, nice and improve myself in different ways.
As long as the native speakers fully satisfied and think that I'm doing fine and they respect my efforts to write in good English and improve my English to share my stories with them…I'm quite happy as well….maybe I'm not expert, but at least I'm trying to improve and I'm not ashamed by my mistakes…
How we can learn without committing mistakes??!!
If you are trying to show off your English…it's okay with me…but remember that there are who are far better than you and even native speakers are far better than you and know their language more than anyone else.
NOW….Dear Jeff…thank you so much for your support…that really touched my heart…but for sure, I forgot everything and I was totally busy with my ~~~~~ (you know it)…so, it's not a big deal!
Have a wonderful day everyone. :)
See you soon with new POST!
حياتي سالفة قلب
مشكورة يا عمري لمشاعرك الطيبة
وهذا ما غريب على فتاة بروعتك و رقتك
وان شاء الله راح أحاول أرتب أوقاتي لأكون أقرب و أبقى على تواصل مع الجميع.
Well said, dont let anyone dictate what you write.
Your English is perfect and so is your Arabic.
long time didnt see a new post and didnt meet online .. I am sure its half my fault too coz I wasnt around :S
Rains were nice .. I just love it no matter how disastrous it gets .. our country needs it .. may allah grant all those who drowned in the wadis heaven inshallah.
yallah keep updating :)
Wow...Another Anonymous!! :D
Hope to see you ALL around!
I know we didn't meet for a while...you are busy and I'm busy....try to be online on Thursday and Friday.....I will try to wait for you online to chat!
NOW...I have new post...it broke my heart...but I thought it's a MUST to share such Criminality against helpless animals.
"I was under the impression I was addressing the blog owner, and not some visitor..."
Nope! This is a comments section on a blog... If you want private discussions, go for the email...
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