In the memory of Naba’a Al Khuza’ee

Yesterday was the day that completed a year since Naba’a left us in a world full of chaos and hatred. She was a blooming flower in the middle of the thorns of life. We lost her in a blink in an awful car accident that almost took away the life of her friend as well. It is truly sad to lose such a hyper enthusiastic person like her in such time when we need true friends standing beside us, back to back building a better world, and go through this hard life; taking the hands of those in pain and ease their suffer…

I will stop here, as words can’t describe her true form; fearing not giving her the praise she deserves.

I couldn’t write this yesterday because my mind was empty… Just memories passing by… I still don’t understand how she left… As if she’s here, but away from peoples’ eyes… Looking and smiling from up above… Encouraging us to give more and work harder to accomplish what she couldn’t complete.

May God place you in heaven, Naba’a…

Take care all of you…

Ahlia Pulse… Dead :-(


Here is the story:

In our last meeting with the President of the University, Dr. Abdullah Al-Hawwaj, in order to get the number & the name of the license for our longley awaited magazine (that I personally have been working on it since summer: recruiting members, collect materials, divide work… etc).

After all the waiting to get the magazine’s name (that the president couldn’t remember) and after all those phone calls he had to make in order to get the license’s paper to his desk, and all the wondering eyes my Chief Editor & I had exchanged during the “Quest for the license” that took around 20 – 30 minutes and numerous phone calls, we finally got to know the name of the magazine we were up to; which turned up that it will have the name of a bulletin the University was suppose to release in 2003 – but it didn’t – in the name of the “Message” “الرسالة“, and the President told us that it would be nice from us to put “Ahlia” as a prefix (“الأهلية” as a suffix, in Arabic)…

We (my CE & I) were kinda shocked of the poor name of the magazine, as – from it’s name – is like a commercial bulletin for the University, instead of a name for a magazine. From our faces the President could tell that we were unsatisfied about the name. “If you want to change it, it’s fine! We’ll get you another license if you wish!”. We felt kind of comfortable of his last phrase; wishing he’ll be serious regarding this issue (they canceled the release of a magazine we didn’t hear much about, as they claim in order to give us all the work! Anyways it was an honor to us until this point).

Days passed, and no news from the University were heard regarding the license, so we simply decided to act on our own, and we made it far enough until we were told by the Ministry of Information here in Bahrain to tell the University to send them a fax of approval, including the license’s number. Dean of Students’ Affairs asked me whether this is approved by the President or not; and I said he said he’ll take care of it but he took too long; so we are taking action instead! He said it’s fine…


Couple of hours later he called informing me that he stopped the process of sending the fax. When I asked why; he said because simply THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T AGREE ON CHANGING THE NAME OF THE MAGAZINE and there is nothing wrong with Ahlia Message. In that specific moment, I was truly shocked! I tried again to get another appointment with the president, so simply I couldn’t meet him again about this issue. We took too much time already to get the magazine to the light. Some of my Committee’s members were totally unsatisfied and threat that they will quit the whole thing if things don’t get right. I had nothing in hand to do…

So, I think that Ahlia Pulse will not see the light. For me Ahlia Message is not THAT bad, but people around feel upset. Anyways, the University is the one paying the printing service, but not our efforts. The magazine has to be published ASAP, so we have to accept with the current situation…

We can’t take any more delays, and I got a feeling inside that this is going to take even more time to resolve ending with a closed road…

Hope we can change the name in the future, in a way or another.

Good night…

BUMUN finishes :-(

Tonight we finished the last session of the first BUMUN – Bahrain Universities Model United Nations – organized & prepared by AMA & GOYS. It was a very nice event, as I got to know more people from other Universities and had a true chance to meet & discuss current issues happening in the world. I was the representative of Japan in the General assembly – in case I didn’t mention previously – we talked about almost everything, from Women’s Rights in Bahrain to Crime Prevention in Spain, and from Bird flew to problems about Darfur and UN Peace Keeping Forces…

Merging & lobbying to debates, and from points of personal privileges (in case you wanted to go to the bathroom, for example 😛 ) to Point of Parliamentary Procedures (The Triple P 😉 )… And from voting against something to voting with…

Actually Kingdom of Bahrain’s resolution was denied – and I was one of the members who voted against the resolution – because it lacked many stuff, and needed some serious additions – although the merging & lobbying process seemed as if everyone was fine with it. All in a sudden, the honored delegate of Bahrain came out with a VERY strange amendment clearing that – men are the main reason of women’s backwardness – DUH! C’mon! As if women don’t take a part of the responsibility themselves. Some boys were offended by such operative clauses and started cursing in a very low voice (like the honorable delegate sitting next to me!)

I even added my name to the speakers list, stood on the podium and said that “if all women voted for women here in Bahrain, and all men voted for men, more that half of the parliament would consist of women, but unfortunately women themselves don’t trust each other and therefore let men take charge and blame us (men) for that!!!!”. Even those who were in favor of the resolution turned against it, leaving Bahrain and some other countries facing their destiny when we moved to the voting procedure. The majority voted against that resolution and… It did not pass! That was the end of day 1…

Day two – which was today – is another story. We started from the early morning debating, merging & lobbying about Spain‘s resolution. OK things went better than Bahrain‘s resolution and we could end up with an amendment that could satisfy all sides, after a fair lobbying & merging session that took around 40 minutes and everybody was able to say what they had in mind – unlike Bahrain‘s L&M… Maybe because Bahrain‘s unlucky resolution was the first to be discussed… Poor girl! My heart was torn when I looked at her after voting on her resolution ended.

The honored delegate of Syria couldn’t find a single resolution for his satisfaction, so simply he kept on denying resolutions one after another, standing on the podium explaining why we should say no, why we should deny almost each and every resolution, and because of this he won the Diplomacy Award, along with 4 others.

I was nominated to get one when I interrupted the honorable member of the Netherlands who co-submitted a resolution that banns drug trafficking and gave all the reason in the world. I asked for the right to speak, and when I got the chance I attacked the delegate of Netherlands saying that “How could you ask to ban drugs, and help writing the resolution of Drug Trafficking Ban in the same time that you ALLOW people in your country take drugs???” but unfortunately it went to those who worked on resolutions more than those who talked and did “the real diplomacy”. Anyways, the Chair apologized to me saying she would have chosen me although it had to pass by other administrators and had to minimize the list as much as possible. I appreciated that apology from her.

All in the sudden, runners with emergency crisis about an Outbreak of Bird Flu in Bahrain which made an exceptional UN General Assembly summit (I doubt it 😛 ) discussing ways of treatment, contamination, quarantine & using proper methods to fight the disease. The UN GA split into two camps: US & Iran, which was supported by Japan & France – consecutively – of how to face such crisis, and the Honorable Delegate of the US did the IMPPOSIBLE with the help of the delegate of Bahrain to find ANY points of weakness in Iran’s & France’s resolution – which was to be discussed first – in order to drop it. The difference in votes was VERY little – about one vote only – (most probably my voice 😛 ) and it did not pass. They moved to the second resolution about the topic and everybody had to agree to it – as NO ONE voted against the resolution!!!

Anyways, that was how the day ended. We were given certificates, and trophies for Diplomacy Awards (I really wanted to have one! 🙁 😛 ), signed each other’s pictures in GOYS booklets about the event, took pictures, went to Fuddruckers, had a great group dinner, took more pictures, sang a song, good-byed everyone with warm hugs, and headed back home… WoW! It was an unforgettable event! Ms. Doris nominated me to become a Chairperson for next year’s event, and told me what procedures I have to take in order to be nominated for the Chair. Looking forward to become one next year 😉

For all of you guys from BUMUN reading this article – I love you guys and I really would like to see you again, it was a pleasure debating, L&M, attacking defending pointing motioning & all other things we did down there – gonna miss ya alot! Please if any one have the pictures, please send them to my e-mail, I am going to appreciate this! Thanx alot!!!!!!!!! Take care and see you next year!!!!

Bye bye, and good night 🙂