Published: July 26, 2019
Marhaban bikum ila Al-Wāḥa! Welcome back! Today started off shiny and splendid as ever. After breakfast, villagers headed to their writing workshops and mughamarat. For the two-week mughamarat, the question of the day was "What are you doing now?," so the focus of our language learning was on telling time and talking about our daily activities.
One mughamara played a game to practice learning the numbers 1-10, while another mughamara learned the words for daily activities like taking a shower and brushing one's teeth.
Sharing findings from their interviews:
Learning how to say left/right/in front/behind with a game:
Some of our one-week villagers were also departing this week, so we took a break to commemorate our time together with some group pictures!
In the musalsal for today, Fathia has trouble thinking of what to ask for from the genie and ends up wasting her first and second wishes on an apple and a pair of sunglasses. She decides to leave Rabab's ship and take some time to think. Unfortunately, after arriving at the shore of Agrabah, she falls asleep and the magic lamp is stolen by Aladdin, who admires Fathia for her beauty but is so poor and downtrodden that he decides he simply needs the lamp more.
During song and dance time, villagers practiced the song "Zina" by Babylone.
Before dinner, the girls did some henna!
Then we had the zaffa (wedding procession) to bring the bride from her house to Al-Quds, our dining hall.
Celebrating the bride's arrival at the dining hall:
Lastly, we took pictures with the bride and groom, held a dance, and said goodbye to our one-week villagers!
Thank you for dropping in! We'll catch you tomorrow!