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Diary Entry

Write a diary entry from Ali’s point of view as regards the actions of his father.

Dear diary,

                   I am afraid I can’t endure the discrimination coming from my dad any more. I think my dad has already understandood how I feel at the moment, given to the sullen expression I have had for the last seven days. 

      The best way to describe how I am right now is disappointed and trapped. My father doesn’t understand how serious I am about this subject, and how serious I take it. It seems that he doesn’t care and I can tell that because of the insolent tone he has acquired. I understand his distress about me playing truant in a recent past, but that doesn’t make his look of contempt any nicer to me.

    I was just seeking for respect towards my religion, but seeing him drunk at dinner did not leave me any other choice than venturing in his own actions and punish him about them. All he could manage to say to defend himself were stuttered sentences. How was it even possible that a man could change his way of seeing the world in such a quick and normal way? From Muslim to a follower of the Western culture is a radical change, one that doesn’t seem as a possible thing to me. 

    It is not that I do not love my family and friends, it is just that the Quran and Allah inspire me in a way no one has ever done before, and that inspiration makes me give them all the priority in my life. If family is the opportunity cost, then let it be if they can not keep up with my new life style. 

               I have the feeling that something is going to happen today, but I can’t figure out whether it is going to be good or bad. I will keep in touch in case anything occurs. 

I’ll write you soon,    

                                                 Ali.

 

Essay on Bullying

Bullying causes depression. Do you agree?

Nowadays, bullying is becoming a major problem worldwide, affecting a larger range of teenagers every day. Its effects are turning into a main subject of discussion, and among them there is depression, which in what I am concerned, it definitely is a primary consequence of bullying.

To begin with, it has been proved that bullying has an enormous impact in an individual’s self esteem. Bullying victims suffer from huge teasing mainly due to their physical conditions, which results in victims questioning their own bodies and comparing with others. Moreover, they start asking themselves why is it that they are not accepted or fit in, this forcing them to blame themselves and hating their whole self. This creates a constant auto-bullying within the victims, who torture themselves for what they are, as well as a big insecurity issue.

Furthermore, trust issues are also a huge impact of bullying indeed. Not only because of what the problem they are, but also due to the chain reaction they provoque in the victim’s lives. Trust issues are not just a lack of confidence in the victim’s own abilities and their self esteem, they also, and more importantly, imply a lack of trust with other people, which affects their social life, and how they manage to relate with others. Depression is deeply connected with this issue due to the chainreaction mentioned before. These trust issues that are created by the bullie, cause a deterioration of the victim’s social manners, which forced them to push away anyone who tries to approach them. This isolation is what makes depression more and more severe with the pass of time, caused by a solitary view of the world of the victim, who given to the trust issues ends up being alone and depressed.

Despite the fact that I do not share this view, it is said that although depression is somehow related to bullying, that there are no actual scientific studies as regards this problem. It is true that many people who suffer from this intimidation called bullying can get over it and put a barrier as to not be affected by the insults, but I believe that this is definitely not a the majority of the cases. It is also argued that teenagers can not suffer from depression, due to their young age, but in my opinion, there is no age for this type of problems, and mainly this one, who mostly strikes teens, who are the most vulnerable sector of society as regards to this subject.

To sum up, I believe that there are many factors and effects that bullying leaves, that take to depression in it’s victims. Trust issues and low self esteem are some of the consequences that indirectly lead to a harsh depression within victims. So, all in all, I believe that depression can absolutely be caused by bullying.

Description of a place

I worked with Lucia Do Carmo.

Far away from the crowded city center, rises a a rusty wooden construction, which does not lack modernism at all. The flawless turquoise from the sea highlights the coffee-like walls that built the extraordinary structure of the appealing house. A peaceful atmosphere is created given to the crystal clear water that surrounds the house. Burgeoning palms provide a malodorous scent to the fresh scene. Moreover, a harmonious state of mind is achieved thanks to the rhythmical clash between the sharpened waves of the sea and the fine golden sand. A light breeze acts as an orchestral conductor for the undetectable flow of the glittering sand, which makes everyone standing barefooted slightly wet when stepping on her. The unbelievable sweltering heat continued to occupy the slightest corner of the area, it even became a blurred line the one between the inside and outside of the house. A salty smell engulfed noses that dared to go nearby and caused weak eyes to be filled with tears. Not only did the sun cover almost every step given, but also did it turned shadows into a construction of coloured fragments of light, as if they were a puzzle under construction. 

Weddings In Argentina

After reading and learning how  to write a description of a festival or celebration, with Pilar for writing skills, we were given the task of writing one ourselves.  Here is mine;

Weddings in Argentina

       Weddings in Argentina are really special, we really celebrate them as they are an important day in each of our lives. Most of the times the wedding is held at night!

           About 10 months before the event the couple starts planning things. The church chosen is notified about the date in which the wedding will take place on. Here, in argentina, it’s really common that after the engaged couple has given the ‘yes’, there is a party held in an spacious ballroom that was previously reserved together with the chosen catering service. The invitations are sent, and about 1 week before there is a rehearsal carried out in the church.

        On the actual day, there’s a tradition that the couple can not see each other dressed with their traditional clothes, the woman with the white dress and the man with his suit, until the moment she enters the church. At night people are waiting in the church for the bride to come in and after the two of them say ‘I do’ everybody goes on their way to the party, in which the catering offers food to the guests, while they enjoy the magical music that the dj provides.

       Weddings in Argentina are very important days, so if you are invited to one, it means that you mean a lot to that person, so be happy for them, it will be one of the happiest days of their lives!