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September 2013 Celebrating..Bday and an Achievement!

6th September 2013

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My Precious Daughter

That September morn andYou came, after so many years

Bringing joy and taking away the many fears and tears

You brought in the sweetest fragrance of abundant love

A priceless gift straight from the heavens above

The clock ticked on and now as a lady you’re all grown.

Absorbing the games of life,  shaping a mind of your own.

God designed a life for you which will always be the very best

And you amazingly proved to a real superstar in the variable Tests

Your deep faith, determination, hard work, sees many a cheers

As greatness is thrust upon you  and in your very early years

May God Almighty shower His Blessings on  you now an always

With good health love and happiness galore with every dawning day

Happy Bday and may you be met with many pleasant surprises galore

Today and tomorrow and wherever you may go with plenty and more!

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    •  To My Marie…
      When god designed me, he had something very special for me..

So soon he made me a ‘grand’ to make my life complete.

A perfect pretty flower with the fragrance of …a bundle of love.

He blessed me with ‘YOU’ His gift from the heavens above..

Now fast you have grown and feel I relive my teenage years..

As I see the struggle for independence and the many tears and fears,

It is not an easy task to understand the countless wrongs and rights.

But I wish with just one bear hug, a kiss I can make things real bright.

Seeing you turn to God Almighty for his blessings and for HIS guide..

With tears in my eyes I cherish your faith, trust in HIM with pride

These so many years have passed by and I do clearly see

A rich reward in you for the years we shared with ups and downs

The many smiles that wipes away those bleak frowns

A lady are you, in perfection handling matters with confidence and diplomacy

Words gently flow and those tender hands create dishes so tastefully..

A flower in full bloom, a sweetness not to be wasted in polluted air.

Your rare beauty to be treasured and preserved hopefully by loving care.

May the dawn of your bday bring in the best making life worthwhile..

Long life, good health, peace of mind, happiness till the seas run dry..

Happy bday sweetheart and happier days with every sunrise..

Let there fun and laughter and many a heavenly surprise….

That Lonesome Feeling…20th July 2013

Originator of All Creations

Human Life designed By God

But Man retells the distorted version

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Its Summer girls and grand kids gone and

That empty feeling that keeps on bothering me

Its See You Again The Name Of Life’s Game

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What in the world do you do when you awake one morn,

And the silence tells you the kids and grand kids are all gone.

Dear God…was it so long ago they were just babies in my arms?

Now gripping with fear  I remain in silent prayer to protect them from harm.

Their voices, the laughter, the screams and all the many shared.

Drives me to pick the phone and tell them they are still cared?

The memories of the cupcakes, the pumpkin pie and the various pastries,

Missing them all, they were made to perfect taste, those savories.

And the laptops lying around an ache in my heart, that feeling so blue,

Rooms all empty. so deserted, and will you know what to do?…

It’s a feeling so hopeless as the hands of the clock keeps ticking by

Oh yes life has its reasons, as we take different paths and only God knows why

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The Sizzling Summer Sky

As I stepped out today I felt the sizzling summer sky burn me distressfully.

 With seat belt on I wondered how it embraces the changing scene so masterfully.

At times the hazy clouds roll across the sky and the golden sun is dimmed..

 The hot sizzling desert air blows its heat and blinds my ageing sight with a grin.

The breeze so hot, fans my face and I hide my eyes behind the shades,

With a hat to shield my head from the heat till the glow takes time to fade

The scorching sun glistens the water’s, the heat never fails to absorb it from the earth

And the fruits do ripe richly, a job it has been designed to do for Mother earth.

Sometimes mixed with dust and sandy granules they carelessly spread so widely,

Taking the variable shades of orange and a monstrous darkness so drastically.

No conditions laid, it rises with much love, the powerful glorious sun.

And humbly leaves the wide blue sea when the day is finally done.

The wondrous sun from a distance afar has its duties while floating from east to west.

A natures light faithfully constant and its steadfastness cannot be denied, it’s the best!

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My heart is filled with love for you

I wonder,  without  you what would I do

 I enjoy every moment so special  with you

 It is so precious as the days are almost few

you lift me up when I am really down

making me smile and clear away my frown

You comfort me and dry away my tears

Making me feel alive and treat me to cheers

you stand beside me I feel real strong

It sure does give me a feeling, I do belong

in your sparkling eyes I see my happiness

even though you make the kitchen a mess

This leads to cause you too much stress

disputes a many and ending in distress

we have been through a lot and despite it all

I thank God for you as you are there at my call

Patience you have endured this I must say

Helped me brave the trials that came our way

Through life’s hardship sorrow and pain

You helped me manage that emotional strain

In my heart you have a special place

as I carry with me your sweet smiling face

your voice, you r footsteps will always be

even though soon you will be far away from me

when I am in doubt you give me sound advice

you are the best thing as you are always nice

you care for all the things that I do love

you are my angel the best gift from above

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Thoughts..

thoughts and questions that runs through my mind

cant escape them and answers so hard to find

filled with frustration and confusion the years did fly

looking all around I awake to reality with a heavy sigh..

Thoughts and  questions that runs through my mind

Cant escape and most answers that’s hard to find

the variable roads I took and the many mistakes made

The ups and downs and all that came in different grades

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A friends Grand daughter passes away..

Grand daughter of Sidique Ghouse (Castle Lane)

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25th July 2013 Canada

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The Picture Book Story Of Our Family Vacation (1)

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Summer  Ramadan August 2010

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…Lazy days of summer 2013

My Way of Life

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Sizzling and The Sandy Skies..

No conditions laid, it rises with so much of love, the powerful glorious sun

And rests its head on the pillow of sea when the day is finally done

At times the hazy clouds roll across the sky and the golden sun is dimmed.

 The hot sizzling desert air blows its heat and blinds my ageing sight with a grin

Mixed with dust and sandy granules they carelessly spread so widely

Taking the variable shades of orange and a monstrous darkness so drastically

The breeze so hot that fans my face as I hide my eyes behind the shades

With a hat to shield my head from the heat while the glow takes time to fade

The scorching sun glistens the waters, the heat never fails to absorb it from the earth

And  the fruits do ripe richly, a job it has been designed to do for Mother earth

The wondrous sun from a distance afar, does its duty while floating from east to west.

Natures light faithfully constant and its steadfastness cannot be denied, it’s the best!

THEY HAVE ROBBED MY HEART

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Manarat Teacher….Melina makes a pre-wedding cake

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Our Family Doctor and as she celebrates her bday…Memories …. The Pages Of My Mind

Our Family Doctor…
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June 8th dawns
Doctor Amal Samy (Transad Clinic)
A beautiful design by God and so blossoms the fragrance of love 
This world receives a reward, a rich blessing from the heavens above.
Looking back cant help recall, nervously standing desperately need of aid,
So young a doctor she gave her time to help us, despite her car that did await.
And then she took our hands walked with us across the decades of time.
Our days stricken with endless complains her heart remained kind.
With every sinking sun her time she did lend, though she was not on call.
Charcoal days the tears the fears that we have known she let us not fall.
Our nightmare days and anguish feelings her strength made it less weak.
The roadway she laid as her heart did speak, swept us away from being meek.
My family, my kith and kin went towards her cos of her sincere devotion.
A friend, a doctor, an earthly angel she really is in times of shattered emotions. 
Such a doctor with wondrous hands she does dim the many variable tension.
A womanly shoulders, a motherly heart, as a daughter she gives her attention.
Another year she shares with us and we wish her all the best for many more years
With glorious happiness, good health and the melody of love and lots of cheers!

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Jeddah  ‘Sri Lankan Embassy School’

growing in all glory….

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Top in the world to the Newspaper

25th February 2013

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At the occasion posing from left; Founder Chairman of Sri Lankan International School Shahul Hameed Salih, Senior Education  Adviser for CIE  Dr. John Guy; awardee Yasir Naleer and the Principal of the school.Majaziya Mubarak

Jeddah Lanka Tribute to all awardees of the Outstanding Cambridge Learners’ Awards by British Council

In collaboration with the center for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE); an ardent wing of the University of Cambridge, the British Council in Jeddah held its annual Outstanding Cambridge Learners’ Awards at Hotel Crown Plaza yesterday.

The Founder and Current Chairman & Adviser to the Board of Management of the Sri Lankan International School in Jeddah  Mr. Shahul Hameed Salih  whilst expressing his best warm wishes to all teenage awardees also expresses his sincere  gratitude to the graceful custodian of the two holy mosques King Abdul Aziz for granting permission for establishing schools for expatriates. ‘May the Almighty bless His Royal Majesty and the people of Saudi Arabia bountifully’, he supplicated.

The young achievers from varied schools and countries bring memorable pride and honour not only to their respective countries but also to Jeddah, says Shahul who also has served as the President for the Sri Lankan Expatriates here. I was delighted to witness the faces of the young awardees as sweet as morning dew upon a rose, gleaming with the glory of accomplishments. The thought provoking and learner motivating welcome address of the Senior Education  Adviser for CIE  Dr. John Guy; the Chief Guest was very appealing, he added.

All credits to the nobility of the profession of teaching from times immemorial, children of mother Lanka seeking education in diverse international schools in Jeddah have been credited with this award in previous years as well; Mohamed Naleer Yasir, a student from the Sri Lankan International School in Jeddah secured the highest position as a topper in the world for Mathematics in his performance at June 2012 IGCSE. A parent commented thus; ‘Alhamdulillah, this is an outcome of achievement for Shahul’s commitment to the school since inception’. ’All praise be the Lord of the Worlds, I am ever grateful to the King and the people of Saudi Arabia not only for securing an opportunity to serve the community but also for supporting to make me what I am today’, gleamed Shahul who has happily spent his youth serving in this lovely kingdom since the last 33 years!

Whilst congratulating student Yasir for this highest achievement, on behalf of the school Shahul Hameed congratulates the following Sri Lankan young achievers who have acclaimed merits to their respective schools; to Sri Lanka and Jeddah in general.

Student Nafeesah Jaleel won the High Achievement award for Environmental Management and Salma Zacky won the same for Global Perspective of Al Waha International School at the afore-stated examination. The First Place in Jeddah for the Best Across Four Cambridge International Advanced Level award was won by Manik Arachchige Suresh Nalaka Menik Arachchi of Bangladesh International School. Nalaka secured the best results at IGCSE when he was a student at Sri Lankan International School.

Walking down the memory lane in establishing this school he thanked the past members of the Board of Management, Principal, staff and all parents of the current and yester years for all the support.

This honour conferred upon indicates a promising future for the students, their commitment and hard work is well paid off by awards of this nature.

I hope this recognition of their performance will spur onto them greater achievement and laurels in the service of the global community at large. We wish them all the very best, he concluded.

 

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Pics… Memories Dawn.. An Angel Is Born

6th September 2012

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sunset on the 2nd December 2012

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Note the blotched rainbow hovering around the setting sun, was spotted by Grandson Abdullah (15)and he took the pic

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Maria..Class of 2012….Graduation

Maria….end of school days..

The Sweetest Fragrance Of My life (1)

Maria..gives a ‘Thank You’ Speech on behalf of the AL students

From: marieadmira@hotmail.com To: marieadmira@hotmail.com Subject: – Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 22:43:56 +0300

 

“A teacher affects eternity; hecan never tell where his influence stops.” –Henry Brooks Adams

Today signifies the end of an enormous chapter in our lives,but it also signifies the start of a new chapter. Today we show ourappreciation to the people who gave us the strength to end this chapter and thecourage to start a new one. On behalf of all the A level Students, I standbefore you to acknowledge our wonderful teachers.

Ms Nabila,

This year has been a rollercoaster; you showed us patience throughoutthe whole ride.  You gave us knowledge wecan use not only in this life but the next.  Your commitment and perseverance is admirable.  Thank you for showing us how important it isto be determined and teaching us to never give up.

Ms Hana

Through whatever hardships we faced you never ceased to puta smile on our faces. Your sharp wit and pythonesque humor kept us laughingthroughout all the stressful moments.  You have shown us how important it is to enjoythe little things in life. We are grateful for everything you have taught us.

Ms Sana’a

Although you’ve been through a lot this year you’ve stayedstrong through it all. Your resilience is commendable and it demonstrates how weshould behave in the face of adversity. You were more than a teacher to us; youwere a friend, someone we could always confide in.  You have made this year truly magical.

Ms Priya

Your wisdom goes beyond your years. Your profound words areengraved into our minds and they will aid us with whatever we face in life. I thinkit goes without saying that you are the most encouraging teacher we have.  When you walk into a room with you comes asense of true bliss. We are so grateful to God for allowing us to be gracedwith your presence.

Ms Hina

Words cannot express how we feel about you. You force us tobelieve that we are capable of nothing but perfection and you accept nothingless. You have shown us what true hard work really is. We are eternallygrateful for everything you have sacrificed for us.  You are the embodiment of selflessness andyou inspire all of us to be the same. We cannot thank you enough. May Godslight be with you always.

Maria stands with her AL peers and bids goodbye!