The third assignment that I chose to pick from the assignment is related to the favorite holiday. So here you go:
My favorite festival is Eid-ul-Fitr. It is not a holiday in US. But I grew up in a country where it always was. So, today I will talk about it. Haven’t heard of it??? ..yayyy! It’s time to first teach you what it is about. Eid-ul-Fitr, feast of breaking the fast, is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims all over the world that marks the end of the month of fasting. I grew up in a Muslim majority country where Eid-ul-Fitr is a very special occasion. We started to shop for the Eid celebrations as soon as the month of Ramazan starts; we enjoy the sparkle and enthusiasm of crowds of people at shopping centers and markets for whole of the month, and try to buy everything anew from clothes to shoes and makeup.
Muslim calendar is based on the sighting of moon. As soon as the moon is seen the evening before, celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr is officially notified and announced for the next day. With this announcement, people come out of their homes and rush to markets to spend almost whole of the night in shopping malls; young girls and women get henna on their hands and arms, and go to saloons for hair cutting, manicure, and pedicure.
The day of Eid starts with the Eid prayer, followed by the celebrations in which gifts are distributed among kids, special delicious foods are prepared at home, and big gatherings are arranged among relatives.
The first assignment that I have decided to do this week from the writing assignments is SuperStory Generator. I used this website to randomly generate a super hero and his powers.
My superhero name is Dream Bane and here goes her everyday story:
The task of my day starts at the middle of night when everyone is sleeping. Since my Superhero has the power to enter, explore, manipulate, and control anybody’s dreams! He starts looking at what students of UMW are dreaming at night. It’s said that what happens during the day has direct impact over your dreams. So, if students of UMW have nightmare, he gets the indication that they have some trouble in their life. He changes those nightmare in to dreams full of flowers, lakes, beautiful sceneries, and happiness but keeps the information about those students. But as soon as sun rises in the morning, he goes to the students and checks what finds out the problems they are facing. He then fixes the problem using his powers and capabilities. After completing his superhero tasks and helping UMW students, he goes with his usual schedule and fulfills his own dreams and desires.
“Write a letter to yourself describing how you ideally imagine your life, career, etc. in 10 years. Then keep the letter and read it in 10 years and see how your life turned out versus how you imagined it.”
After 10 years, I hope you are married, living at your own beautiful home with lovely and happy family. Stable professional life was your other biggest dream, so I am expected that by now you have a stable job with your employers and colleagues being happy with your performance. I am expecting that you know all the stuff, you are working with at work and you are confident about it. Before 10 years, while I was writing this letter, you did not have a good flow in your spoken English. But after a decade, I am anticipating that you are satisfied with your English skills. Along with that, I hope you have a good friends circle. The time when I was writing this letter, you had recently emigrated to USA, so you were not very social and did not have a lot of friends, so now have you filled those gaps in your life?
Let’s not forget the family (siblings and parent), I am sure everyone is happy and doing well in their lives. I hope they still mean a lot to you.
“Write a letter to yourself at a certain age. Is there anything specific you would tell yourself? Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew then? Let yourself know!”
Do not waste your summer vacations sleeping at home, this time is very precious. Try to explore new things and new fields to see what you like. Do not just think about choosing a career field based on its scope in job market and its salary potential. Otherwise, you will end up having a very frustrating and boring life.
Other than that, try participating in as many extracurricular activities as you can. These will build your confidence, self-esteem, and will be very beneficial. And the stage you are in, is the best stage in which you can learn these skills.
Do not be afraid of trying new things, meeting new people, and learning new skills. Because later on in every stage of your life, you will work with new things and meet new people. If you will be in habit of all this, It will not be a big surprise for you.