Yesterday

12Feb08
[UPDATE]

[This article was left on our seats] As you can see from the pictures, the audience who lent its ears to the several speakers at the event was great. It was well-organized and very informative as well as motivating. The speakers included Abdulrahman AlTawheed, Ali AlRashed, M7amad AlSaddah, Lulwa AlQatami, Nora AlGhanim, Mariam AlSane, and Maram AlOtaibi. They all presented good arguments which will be hard to dispute. Most of the points I had in mind were mentioned by AlSaddah and Maram. I saw hope in those who attended. The words were strong and challenging.
Maram mentioned how society labels private schoolers as “corrupt.” As a private schooler myself, I believe that most, if not all, private schoolers are sensitive about this issue. Being labeled “corrupt” meant that we are not raised well, cannot make moral decisions for ourselves, and are inferior to public schoolers. I don’t want to generalize or offend anyone, but the stories I heard about public schoolers shock me. I realized that what we have in our schools is almost nothing to what I heard about other schools, including ElMa3had ElDeeni.
Now, these assumptions rarely affect me. The long debate I’ve participated in has died because other more important debates have appeared. What to say? I’m just glad to know that there is a fair amount of people who agree on putting their differences behind them to unite for a cause that will lead to a realistic version of novels such as The Giver and 1984.
Funniest moment of the event: The lady sitting next to me jumped in her seat when the next to last speaker, Jassem ElQames yelled, “MALKUM AMAL!”

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TODAY

I’ve talked to more than one person about this event. I was surprised by the many points of view I got. If you do not agree with segregation, you didn’t surprise me. However, I am surprised by the people who said things like “What’s the point?”, “All they do is talk!”, and “They need to do more than just gather supporters and talk to them.” This “talk” is proof that we are strong enough to stand up for what we believe in and that we are united enough to go beyond our differences to attend such an event. I’m sorry you feel that way. This is awareness for a cause that is affecting our country, and I’m sorry your eyes and hearts are not open enough for your own country to see that.

H, thanks;*
I shall update:)

P.S. w 3ashan ma yez3al elakh Kila Ma6goog, I emphasize on his much appreciated parts.

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25 Responses to “Yesterday”

  1. 1 Almost There

    I’ll see you there 😉

  2. 2 Amethyst

    Almost There
    Eeww;p

  3. 3 Purgatory

    Enjoy the festival.

  4. 4 Amethyst

    ThePurg
    It’s not a festival;p

  5. 5 kila ma6goog

    الشرارة الاولى كانت ممتازة

    و شكرا على الدعايات , متأكدة ما تبين كومشن؟

  6. 6 Amethyst

    Kila Ma6goog
    🙂

    Yeah, I’m sure. My comission is getting the point to other people through what you wrote.

  7. 7 suspic

    The stories can be matched on both ends about each sector.

  8. 8 Amethyst

    Suspic
    Not what I heard;\

  9. 9 kila ma6goog

    جاسم القامس مو مقامس

    1-1

  10. 10 Amethyst

    Kila Ma6goog
    Lol! We’re even;p

  11. 11 do0da

    o i7na kil ma sawaina shay lazim lama ana bara ildeera 3ashan masharik :p

  12. 12 Amethyst

    do0da
    Lol! Face it: people are trying to avoid you existing anywhere near such sophisticated events;p

  13. 13 um-miT3ib

    i was there!

    it was great !

    min sijy i was soo happy 3ala KAMEYAT el 7ithoor… tara dakhel nig6a ib ba7ar 3aly bara !

  14. 14 Amethyst

    Um-Mit3ib
    Yeah, my reaction when we were leaving w 6ela3na bara was :O!

  15. 15 Purgatory

    it is interesting that I could recognize people from their hair.

  16. 16 outkasty

    shsaaar?

  17. 17 haj

    I wish I was there 😦

    details later … actually tonight when i see u ;p

  18. 18 Organic Kuwait

    waw thanks good job 🙂

  19. 19 Amethyst

    ThePurg
    Lol! 7allaaa..

    Outkasty
    7aram 3alaich, kela hatha w shsar?

    Check out Kila Ma6goog, 3ajel, Bas Ya Ba7ar, etc.

    Haj
    I wish you were, too:)

    Inshallah;*

    Ony
    Np. That’s why my blog exists;p

  20. 20 Almost There

    Why do you take pictures of other peoples hair?

  21. 21 Amethyst

    Almost There
    Why do you always miss the point?

  22. 22 Soud

    thanks for the photos 🙂

  23. 23 Amethyst

    Soud
    Np:)

  24. 24 N.

    I was there! ;P I liked what they said.

    That comic is cute! lol!

  25. 25 Amethyst

    N.
    Good you made it!

    Hehe, yeah;p


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