Destination Manchester ~ Zatasha Kiran


Where to eat:

1. Thyme Out – breakfast

This hidden gem provides a relaxed, casual dining experience with cosy indoor and outdoor seating. It serves fresh, innovative dishes as well as locally roasted coffee and home made desserts.

2. Alabama’s – brunch

This American style brunch location is heaven for pancake and eggs benedict lovers.

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7 Tips for Learning a New Language – By Zatasha Kiran


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Learning a new language can be difficult, there are a lot of rules, ideas and new words to take in and it can get overwhelming.

Here are a few easy tips to help improve yourself every day:

1. Record yourself – you don’t always have to talk to someone else to speak your new language, record yourself speaking on a daily basis and listen back.

2. Write a diary – write a few sentences about your day, what you did, where you went, who you saw. Make a habit of it by doing it at the same time every day.

3. Use new words – practice the new words you learn by writing sentences and using them in conversation. Keep track of new words by putting them where you can see them (on the walls in your room etc).

4. Movies and music – listen to music you like in your new language and try to learn the lyrics. Watch movies too, you can use the subtitles option to read and look up any new words you don’t know.

5. Read, read, read – whether you like fashion magazines or local newspapers, try to read as much as you can. Be sure to choose things that actually interest you so you don’t get bored.

6. Vocabulary book – have a special book where you can write down new words you learn and their meanings.

7. Set goals – give yourself a target to achieve and work towards that. It could be learning how to spell a new word or learning to use a new phrase.

Give Me a Break! ~ By Natalia Oparka


Spring has officially arrived and that means that, whether we like it or not, the time came to smell the coffee and get active! Days are longer, nights warmer and our appetite for life bigger than ever. But in all this Great Awakening let’s not forget about one essential thing: TAKING BREAKS! Continue reading “Give Me a Break! ~ By Natalia Oparka”

Wise Junior.. A Brighter Future ~ Interviewed by Najlaa Nezar


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill.

A good example for this would be individuals who hold within high social responsibility with the urge to have a positive impact on human development by their contributions.

Weam Bakheet implemented this bravely, so after she finished her Master’s in the UK, she decided to return to her homeland, Saudi Arabia and started to design and work on a program that is the first of its kind that focuses on training children to raise their awareness toward life’s important concepts. She believes that her program should include 8 vital fundamentals for good-mannered children and therefore better individuals in the future.

 

Proudly, Weam founded her awareness center for children, which is located in Jeddah/Saudi Arabia under the name “Wise Juniors”.

Najlaa Nezar from Uvadahlia Magazine had the chance to speak with Weam Bakheet about the center’s vision, mission and plans for the future. Continue reading “Wise Junior.. A Brighter Future ~ Interviewed by Najlaa Nezar”

Playing with Your Child: Why it is So Crucial – By Suha Hosni Al Turki


Playing is a child’s purpose in life and the source of his or her entertainment and fun.

Playing provides a child with some important skills to build his or her personality. lt’s a fast way to get to know more about your child’s tendencies from a very young age.
It can develop his personality while having fun. Without playing, the child becomes less-skilled, and that proves the importance of playing, which is determined by adult awareness about how playing is significant for the child. Continue reading “Playing with Your Child: Why it is So Crucial – By Suha Hosni Al Turki”

Track Record – Interviewed by Zatasha Kiran


With a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s in Business, it’s highly surprising that 41 year-old Gentry Bradley decided on a career in fitness training. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gentry was a sprinter before turning to coaching 11 years ago. In 1998, he was the national champion for the 200-meter sprint as well as being the World Intercontinental runner-up. He now shares his expertise training and experience with elite-level athletes who are preparing for events such as the Olympics Games, World Championships, Asian Games and Gulf Championships. His coaching specialty is in the sprint events of running which consist of 60-meter, 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter sprints. “I’m all about speed!”, he claims, “The athletes that I’ve trained have been ranked as high as #5 in the world, that’s saying something.”

He has worked for both the Saudi Arabian and Qatari track teams as well, doing consultation for teams in Lebanon, Iran, Uzbekistan, Malaysia and various US athletes and colleges. In addition to that, Gentry is currently creating his own athletics training group, GBJ Athletics, aimed at sprinters from the US, Middle East and Asia who are looking to train. Uvadahlia’s own Zatasha Kiran spoke to Gentry about life in the fast lane.

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Confessions of a Celtee – By Zatasha Kiran


Photographed by H.Baker. Instagram account @aitch_bee_

 

Dedicated to my trainers and fellow Celtees.

As the two-year mark of my Celta completion approaches I contemplate on the joys, tears and most importantly, learning adventures I experienced. For those of you who are new to the teaching world the Celta stands for ‘Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults’ and unlike many other teacher training programs it allows you to equally explore both the theoretical and practical side of teaching.

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