1. Guam, one of the many states that make up Micronesia is known for it’s beautiful golden sand beaches and cosmopolitan ways. Although it’s small enough to explore in a day or two Guam’s breathe taking beautiful views will leave you awe struck. With a blended population of indigenous Chamorro, Filipino and Asians, Guam’s diversity translates through the food and culture. Guam provides a genuine, culturally vibrant experience.
I grew up and have lived in a beautiful, crowded, and metropolitan city by the name of Jeddah. If you haven’t heard about it, this article will provide you with some interesting information about my city.
“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”.
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.
Arwa Abdulrahman Al-Moghrabi, the talented 27 year old Saudi Lebanese hybrid, already has a BA in language and literature and is currently working on an MA in Education (TESOL).
She started teaching English as a second language when she was 13 and also runs Cookietier, a home based bakery that specialises in sweets. As if all that wasn’t enough she is a fitness instructor and personal trainer and loves to stay motivated with diversity at work.
Every new school year I have the talk with my teenage son. First, I tell him to make good choices and be particular about the friends he makes. Then most importantly, I encourage him to do his best . I have learned over the years that the best encouragement is his own personal achievement.
As parents, we want our children to strive, be at the top of the class, and we shine with great pride. We can boast about our child’s achievements and our own standards of learning instilled in them. But are they making the grades for themselves or for us? Maybe they are just passing the class or just going with the flow of school. We can push and pull in every direction to set them on the right track, but push and pull how much? I can’t go to class with my son, take his notes, study for his tests, and take the test too. I would be labeled a helicopter parent and he a mamma’s boy.