You couldn't get more Musrati than that :o)
They both helped with the international food section, Amir learnt how to make Sushi and he really enjoyed doing it but did he eat any? no, he thought the rice looked squishy but he liked the crab claws.
Saturday was the last day at their Arabic school which is run by the Qatari embassy, they had an assembly for parents and both kids took part. Aida did a song with her classmates about family life, Amir took part in a play, he played an elephant that was going to destroy the Kaaba, he was very confident and said his lines perfectly, they both enjoyed the assembly and were really good.
Afterwards, they got their certificates, surprisingly Amir did very well compared to last year, he achieved 248 points out of 300 while Aida got 345 out of 400, MashaAllah, mabrouk to both of them.
The assembly was supposed to start at 11:00am, I got there about 10:30 just to find the stage, the seating area and sound system were not ready, I mean you would think some people would turn up early to setup everything but no, us Arabs have to take everything so easy!
They brought many boxes of the awful stuff you see above and started to hang them over the little star lights at the back of the stage, instantly it looked cheap! Thank God these things didn't stick and started to fall so they had to settle with hanging some of them on the side of the stage, I made sure I gave the evil eye to their awful decorations so they kept falling :o)
By 11:30, the hall was packed with parents and little children, it has been some time since I have been to an Arabic event so I had forgotten about the dreaded speeches so you can imagine how I felt when we had to go through about 10 speeches by different people each lasting about 10 minutes, most of them just kept sucking up to the Qatari embassy, while I am grateful to them for running the school but why do we have to go on and on thanking the embassy, at the end of the day, the school is not free and many parents struggle to pay the fees. Of course by then little children were so bored they started to scream and cry, I wanted to do the same but I kept myself composed, eventually the school children did their performances through the sound of kids screaming but they did quite well.