Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

Apart from going to the gym on Sunday, I didn’t do much else apart from work. Monday was a busy day – I had a session with Pete in the morning. That afternoon I had a piano lesson and that evening I had my Arabic class. I managed to get through the class – I’ve …

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I woke up with a start at 7am on Friday, New Year’s Day. I could smell smoke all over the flat and I got out of bed to find out where it was coming from. I thought something was on fire but I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. I opened the front …

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Aside from work and sessions with Randy it was a busy week. I had a massage at the Emirates Grand Spa on Sunday evening. I’d bought an online deal a few months before and wanted to use it before it expired. The last time I’d been there was in September last year – and it …

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I had Arabic every morning from Sunday to Tuesday and then I was done with my Beginners II course! We covered: More vocabulary A very confusing root tree which explains the relationship between nouns and verbs An oral presentation to the rest of the class about where you’re from, what you do in Dubai, where …

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Again, I had Arabic every morning from Sunday to Wednesday – we covered: How we find life in Dubai – easy, fun, boring, etc Whether our friends are local or foreigners How to say sentences such as: I see you, he sees me, she helps them, and so on More verbs After my class I …

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I started my Beginners II Arabic course on Sunday morning. It was an intensive Ramadan term – 30 hours in 4 weeks. I didn’t want to wait until September as I thought I would forget what I’d learned, especially the alphabet! I also knew I’d be travelling in October and would miss about 3 weeks …

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