learning about Arab minorities, fun with the shaami dialect, and an engagement
Published: August 1, 2017
Today, we raised the Palestinian flag right after our morning exercises. Later in the day, we continued the ‘ammiya sessions in the shammi dialect. To practice the words that we learned, we first gathered in the parking lot, and assigned the right side to fus-ha words and the left side to shammi words. Depending on what the leader said, the villagers moved to the right side or the left. Then, we formed two circles and passed a ball back and forth, asking questions using one of the question words that we learned from the shammi dialect. For example, for the question word wein (where), someone might ask “min wein inta?” or “where are you from?”.
Today for lunch, we had delicious djaj (chicken) with lemons and zeitoon (olives).
During the arts period, some worked on collages using pieces from the al-Waha environment.
Others baked pita bread.
Still others worked on making friendship bracelets, looming and other thread arts.
In today’s musalsal, Lindsay Lohan and Babylone visited al-Waha!
Babylone sees Lindsay Lohan and becomes interested in her. The problem is that, just like the thief had no information about his love interest, Babylone also knows nothing about Lindsay Lohan!
Babylone approaches our thief to find out who she is, but our thief mistakenly believes that Babylone loves his spy love interest, and a fight ensues.
The spy’s partner intervenes to correct the misunderstanding.
Babylone woos Lindsay Lohan, and they decide to get married! Stay tuned for their wedding tomorrow!
Today at dinner, we rewarded another one of our villager’s for being a wonderful member of the community!
For the evening program, we learned about four minority religions in the Arab world: Druze, Baha’is, Sufis, and Coptics. Here are videos of the presentations, for your viewing pleasure: