Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let's Talk About the Rambling of 14 Year Old Sara

I've stopped writing in this blog long ago although I still get many visitors everyday and some might wonder where I am.

There's a new blog which I spend my time writing in. I change and swap and stop and start topics over time but I'll always be around somewhere. You'll find that to the right of this page.

Thank you to everyone who helped me, believed in me and listened to me. Through you, I have been encouraged to write and to inspire. Without you, I wouldn't be the person I am today.This chapter of my life is thanks to you, Dear Reader.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Let's Talk About New Beginnings and Social Media!


Nyob zoo! (Hello! in Hmong)


It has been too long my lovely blogger friends :)
As of late, I haven't been able to put words down on paper or rather find the time to do so, but, 
I have started managing my time more effectively and I managed to fit Blogging on my timetable! 

I don't want to overwhelm who ever is reading this so I'll keep it short. 
I'm still me. 
Still the same Sara. 
I graduated and am studying Architecture. 
I'm back in Australia. 
I learned to play the ukulele. 
I'm still talkative. 
I am still addicted to tea, although coffee has crept up and I'm addicted to that as well ;)

Even though I might not be present on my lovely Blog and talk to all you amazing people, I am still here!
I don't use twitter as much anymore, only to share some things. 
But I do have:
@the_sara_train

the-iraqi-dream


@iraqi_dreamer
Until next time ;)


I hope you enjoyed the video up the top as much I did!
The singers' name is Laura who is 17 and lives in Australia. She teaches herself to play the 
guitar and sing. She really enjoys what she does!

Here is her youtube channel:






Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Let's Talk About Quicksand


नमस्ते! (Hello! in Hindi)



I have no doubt that the world’s top bloggers are busily writing away all their dreams and hopes of 2013 and their conclusion of 2012. I am too going to be busily writing away about the New Year; I too am sucked in the quicksand of popular writing topics.

And so I will start with the popular question on everybody’s blogger of ‘What will 2012 be remembered for?’ the silence after the battle or maybe the calm after harmony? What was a more common; undertakers or midwifes? I can’t write on behalf of 6,973,738,433 people, but I can write on behalf of myself.

I will remember 2012 as being a year of change, a year that I have learned so much from and I say this without the need to exaggerate. You cannot label a year as being either good or bad, a label as powerful as this would mean that the other never happened. Assuming 2012 was a bad year, it would mean that nothing ever good happened in the 365 days, 8765 Hours, 525948 Minutes and 31556926 Seconds. Not even making new friends or an A+ in a midterm paper or a cookie that is master chef-worthy or even a simple smile from a complete stranger.
Christmas Tree in the City in December

What was the reason of starting a blog? It is this reason that I should take you back to my first post which is titled “Let's Talk About Beginnings” and that is exactly what I did, talk about beginnings.
So I will answer the next popular question on everybody’s blogger of “What changed in 2012?” What change have I committed? Let’s start with my English, it was devastating, even in less than a year, it was devastating. My attitude towards my life can be many things today, but I will never refer to it as being ‘boring’ ever again. Let’s hope anyway! I have not changed my ability to make people happy; to cheer anybody up nor have I changed my love for music.  I went to Iraq; traveled to the south and the north not forgetting the middle. I was home-schooled and learned to be self-sufficient, organized and motivated. I started a Blogger, Twitter and Tumblr and made so many friends. I am more educated in politics and religion thanks to these social Medias.

The City on New Year's Eve/Day
What about 2013? What will happen in the New Year? Many have resolutions for the New Year and I think that is a terrific idea.  I made some goals in a post I made titled ‘Let’s Talk About Goals’. I think many thought it was a post about football or something. I was jumping topics in that post and I don’t know if anyone understood a word I had said. Nonetheless I had goals! Here is a quick copy of my 2013 New Year’s Resolution too.

  • Eat health. Even though I do, most of the time, eat healthy, I am starting to be slack.

  • Iman or Faith. Aim to pray 5 times a day and READ THE QURAN! MUST! MUST! MUST!

  • School. Get a good ATAR or university entrance score so I can… you know… enter university at least! Aha aiming for architecture.
  • Finance. Make a budget and not throw away money in the sea so to speak.


I guess that is all I’ve got right now.

I realize not many would be reading this for I haven’t written in a long time and many had forgotten who I am anyway, but that is no reason for me not to love you all anyway. It’s like an anonymous vibe sent from a little blog in a little corner of the World Wide Web and I have filled this vibe with hugs and 
kisses.

I wish you, whoever is reading this, a fantastic year filled with love and hope.


Sunset at home


 The song at the top:


Dark Phantom’s idea began in Kirkuk, Iraq late in 2007. The impression was to reach their dreams in western music and to express the inferior circumstances in the city, and explain it to the universe. But things wasn’t able to progress, due to the bad situation in Iraq, and that lead to postponement of forward progress and a period of hibernation, for their safety.
This was for survival, without any developments in the level of art.
In 2008, the band was able to start up again and started rehearsal, despite all the dangers. Death was a consequence, of being caught playing this music in an Al Queda controlled situation. It was a volatile situation.
Dark Phantom could then, hardly compose their first song, before there was a decline in the band's musical direction. They turned to cover songs, and, at the same time, worked on original music.
There was a lot criticism in the Iraqi arena, to the band's music after the war, but the band was still looking to faith and hope, to guide them in what they believe – that music, itself, means life.
In 2009, the band managed to have a birth of their own music, by starting to write the first songs after many months in rehearsal. The final result was good, but no one regarded it. The band started to find ways to rerecord it, but unfortunately needed lessons in audio technique. After some instruction and added new hardware and software, the band continued preparation for more songs, and they set to make their first album.
At first, it took a while to figure out the name of album. They settled on "Beta ".
In 2010, the band played their first concert in the city of Kirkuk. It was unforeseen, that under the same circumstances (volatile aggression, anti-metal music “laws”, etc.) a crowd came to see them and news of event rocked the small city.
After the success of that gig, the band returned again to their studio to finish the album that they promised to their new fans.
After a lot of demand from the fans on the band's Facebook page for a second concert, in 2011, Dark Phantom was ready, but there was another situation that made it impossible. Terror groups and their allies began threatening to close all the of band's pages on the internet. The band was also warned, again, to stop their activities, or else.
Now, in 2012, Dark Phantom’s members return to work on the final touches of their album. Now, as they finish it, they still struggle for local and worldwide promotion, and are awaiting the day that their dreams become reality, through their faith and hope in humanity.




Friday, October 26, 2012

Let's Talk About Eid!!!!

!هالو (Hello! in Arabic)

                               بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Eid Mubark!!!!!

 رمضان كريم

bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm
In the name of God; The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Kool 3am w into b elif 5ar <3 <3 <3

To all Muslims everywhere, I hope you have a fantastic Eid and Inshallah (god willing) all your prayers are answered :))





all rights reserved for Rotana.




Here's some pictures to Celebrate!!!! Inshallah I will upload some more in the next few days :)) P.S these pictures do not belong to me, they belong to their rights' holders and you can find them by googling 'Ramathan Kareem'. You will find all these pictures on the first page :) LOL you don't have to look far ;)





Monday, October 22, 2012

Let's Talk About Australia

안녕하세요! (Hello! in Korean)

You should know about now that I love Iraq. You should also know that I love Australia very much.
SO I says to myself, I says 'why don't I write about Australia?' and this is what I am going to do and this is what I am doing BELOW if you should happen to land in Aussie soil :)

While in Iraq, a friend asked me
"Oh how is Australia! So did you drive up to Austria in the holidays?"
"It's a long way away, Austria is."
"Oh is it? How many kilometers away is it then?"
"Oh ONLY 13242 kilometers!" *said ONLY sarcastically*

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/distanceresult.html?p1=196&p2=259
The yellow dot is Vienna, Austria and the red dot is Perth, Australia

  • Don't confuse Australia for Austria!  Two VERY different countries in different continents.
     
So now you know WHERE Australia is, you should know WHEN Australia was first established or founded. The 26th of January

So what do you do on Australia day?

I still remember my very first Australia day in 2000 and something. I had KFC in King's park with Swan Lake in front of us and the fireworks above us. Typical. Fun. I love it. I had the Aussie flag on my cheek and Zink on my nose (Coloured sun cream). People were shouting Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! and naturally I would reply with Oi! Oi! Oi! 

When I say Aussie! 
You say Oi! 
Aussie! 
Oi! 
Aussie!
Oi! 
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!  
Oi! Oi! Oi! 

Of course in the month of January it would be summer, SO get out your insect repellent and SPRAY those Mozzies (aka Mosquitoes. Did you know I didn't know mozzies were actually called mosquitoes until I met a very friendly American girl. She had no idea what I was talking about, these 'mozzies') 

Don't forget to Slip Slop Slap Seek and Slide! 

The Australian sun is the harshest in the world, so it is very important to follow Sid the Seagull's message :)

So how do I cover the WHAT? What to do in Australia!!

Beaches



Food


Rotate? This is Perth City

ANZAC Biscuits for ANZAC day (Australia and New Zealand Army Corp) 
ANZAC Cookies :) yumm


Baklava is not Australian but still...
 I know, I know, I'm missing pavlova. I should make some one day... #WatchThisSpace ;)

WHY is why not? and WHO is me and you :) cliche? unfortunately yes. is it true? of course it's true!

Now if you'd all like to stand up with your hands over your hearts for the Australian National Anthem; 'Advance Australia Fair'

Verse 1
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.



Verse 2
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Listen to Julie Anthony perform the National Anthem:

Copyright 

Even though any copyright of Peter Dodds McCormick's original lyrics of Advance Australia Fair has expired, as he
died in 1916, the Commonwealth of Australia does claim copyright on the official lyrics and particular arrangements
of music.Non-commercial use of the anthem is permitted without case-by-case permission, but commercial use 
does require permission.  It's an Honour

SO! I've covered WHERE, WHEN, WHAT, WHY and WHO



Well Ciao for now and I shall leave you with Psy and his Gangnam Style ;)


Gangnam Style by Psy

Media Credits:

Photographs are Copyright to ©Sara Muna'am (me) (see tap at top of blog)
The map above has link leading to copyright owner.

The Song at the VERY TOP:

Conor's Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/skillzaisherebooya?feature=results_main
Ebony's Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/ebonyday1

Twitter links :
http://www.twitter.com/ConorMaynard
http://www.twitter.com/EbonyDay1

Sid the Seagull's message :

Thirty years after he first graced our television screens with his Slip, Slop, Slap message, Sid the Seagull is back with a new song that includes all of SunSmart's revised key messages.

Transcript:
(Sid the Seagull sings:) Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide. Have fun outside, but don't get fried.

Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat. Seek shade, slide on sunnies - simple as that.

Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide. Have fund outside, but don't get fried.

Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide!

Gangnam Style at the bottom:

Published on Jul 15, 2012
PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
▶ NOW available on iTunes: http://Smarturl.it/psygangnam
▶ Official PSY Online Store US & International :http://psy.shop.bravadousa.com/
▶ About PSY from YG Ent.: http://ygfamily.com/artist/About.asp?LANGDIV=E&ATYPE=2&ARTIDX=15
▶ PSY's Products on eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/ygentertainment
▶ YG-eShop: http://www.ygeshop.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=962

For More Information @
http://www.facebook.com/officialpsy
http://twitter.com/psy_oppa
http://twitter.com/ygent_official
http://me2day.net/psyfive
http://www.psypark.com
App Store: http://goo.gl/l9TU6
Google Play: http://goo.gl/UiEn1

© YG Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Let's Talk About Something... Anything!

Howdy ya'll,

So I'm neglecting my blogy wogy now?
I'm sorry to my reader(s) for this delay, I've been busy with travels/school/family life you know the norm.

I don't have songs at the start and I don't have HELLO in a different language, you have to excuse me just this once, BUT I will leave you with pictures!! YAYAY I can almost hear you saying YAYAY. Let the slideshows BEGIN!

Iraqi Palm trees

Typical wall in Baghdad

Koobat Halab for Halab, Syria :( 

Deep fry the koobat of course 

Soup for Ramadan

Kletcha!!

Chai!!!

Finished the koobat! yummm!

Gamar and Teen Jam!!

I made this pizza so it's automatically really tasty :) 


Lights at night in Baghdad

Bulbul, birds on electricity lines.



Travel travel travel

DUBAI!! LOOK AT THAT CANDY TREE!

On my way to school... and look who I find :)


You must say either "MashAllah" or "That's Amazing!" to the next few photos if you like :)












Finn