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Omar Omar | 07:46 UK time, Friday, 7 September 2012

Hello everybody!
Today I'd like to write about my experience at the olympic games. It's something like a fair tale about the so called "Olympic spirit".

One day, near Piccadilly Circus, While I was in London during the Olympics, I saw an alien.
I tried to take a picture of him, but as he saw that I got him, he quickly jumped far far away in the sky.
So I can just try to draw him. It looked like this.


He was so eager to get away from me that he lost a piece of paper that fell from his pocket. I recollect it from the ground, and this is what was written on it.

ALPHA BASE: Hey CVD56, how are those humans? are they quarrelsome? Are they dangerous? Do we need to getting rid of them?

CVD56: I wouldn't call them dangerous, I would rather call them immature. They fight also with their friends, they sometimes kill each other for no reason, they use really poor excuses just to have a reason to start a war.

ALPHA BASE: Lovely, I can wipe them out in a second. Let me press this but....

CVD56: No, wait! Some other times they become incomprehensibly cheerful, and those times they just look like little, harmless, funny, creatures.

ALPHA BASE: Give me an example!

CVD56: For example, every four years they choose a venue, a date, where the youngest and most in shape of them would meet each other to play. They call this "Olympics".

ALPHA BASE: And those who don't play? What do they do during this time?

TCVD56: They just watch the other guys playing. look at this guy, for example.

ALPHA BASE: But why?

CVD56: Because they like it, they enjoy it. When there is "Olympics" everyone have fun.

ALPHA BASE: It sounds so weird if I think about that, all the people of an entire planet that start to play every four years. It's enough to drive you mad! What if every bird of the sky every four years starts to swoop from the sky till the ground. It doesn't make sense!

CVD56: Actually I don't understand it neither. But I think they are celebrating themselves. They are happy to be humans.

ALPHA BASE: mmm. And what kind of plays do they play?

CVD56: Very simple plays, like Kick the ball, run as fast as you can, run as fast as you can jumping over hurdles, leaps, back flips, jump into water, jump as high as you can, throw the spear very far away, this kind of things. And, very important, at the beginning and at the end of these games they make a very big party.

ALPHA BASE: They apparently don't need too much to amuse themselves.

CVD56: Yep.

ALPHA BASE: So, do you like them?

CVD56: I do! I'm really having a lot of fun on planet earth, I'm sorry I had to hide myself in order not to scare them. I'm willing to let them in peace, for now. Let's seek and destroy another planet.

ALPHA BASE: Ok, we will give them four years more. But guess what? Next time give me a call too, I also want to see this "Olympics".

Did you also enjoyed the Olympics like our friend and saviour CVD56?
Don't you think that the Games are one of the moments in which the mankind gives his best?



  • Comment number 1.

    Sorry there is a picture missing in the story, and so when you read "Look at this guy, for example", you can't see my picture at the earl's court stadium, during a match of female volleyball at the olympics, with a south korean flag in my hand :-)

  • Comment number 2.

    Congratulations Omar!!! Amasing story! I'm impressed! :)
    Connected with your question I want to say, competition is always interesting since everybody likes to win.
    I enjoyed Olimpic games and I'm looking forward to winter games.

    Best regards

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Zibaxa and thank you. i love to write stories but to write them in english it's really a different matter. you write it, then you read it, and it's never exactly like what you expected. but I'd tried it anyway. just to make some new mistakes! :-)

  • Comment number 4.

    Hello Omar,
    A fascinating Olympic tale. I felt as though I was watching a sci-fiction movie. Nice going!
    Olympics is a major sporting event. After years of training, hard work and preparation, the athletes give in their best to bring glory to their countries. To represent one's nation in itself, is the greatest honour. As a result, they try to put in their best!
    However, we should not forget that participation is more important than winning :)

  • Comment number 5.

    Hello Omar, congratulations, this is a good story! ;) This evening I'm goingo to tell it to my son, the younger one, and I'll ask to the first born to read it.....I think that your english at your international meeting will give a good impression !! Bye, Sonia

  • Comment number 6.

    Hello Omar! I enjoyed the story very much. You have talent and a rich imagination. I even feel jealous of you. I think that creating a story in my own language is already difficult... You think in your mother tongue and then will write in English.
    Omar, you were so good..

  • Comment number 7.

    Very good olympic tale. Very clear ideas and a stong message. I really like it. What I would like to add is that Olympics cannot give bread to the poor. They are actually enjoyed by many people over the world, but they cannot alleviate the sufffering of hunger of the majority of people, especially in the underdeveloped countries. I am not against the olympics. I myself enjoyed watching them on TV. I would only suggest that part of the income should go to the poor, aren't I right?

    Elmansour from Morocco.

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Omar ,
    A pat on the back for you ...well done ...I really enjoyed to read your tale . Have you written any other stories even in your own language ? Sorry If you don't mind please tell us your name origin ....it sounds Arabic .... and Why are you interested to Gom city of Iran . Hope you don't mind my curiosity . I 'm waiting your next entry . Give my hello to your fab family
    so long
    pary from Iran

  • Comment number 9.

    OMG! They will give us more four years? Next Olympics will be in Brazil (where I live)! We have to do our best then, or the aliens will destroy our planet!!

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi Omar!
    Very nice alien’s report! I’m so glad that our life on the Earth will be continued at least four years yet!
    Seriously, I appreciate you for the fanny, fascinating fabulous story and the underlying message for all of us.
    Best regards.

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi Sumayya, thank you for your opinion, i particularly I care about those athletes of not well-known sports, people that train themselves far from the media, sometimes matching it with their proper work, and then show up every four years to let the world see what they are capable of!

  • Comment number 12.

    Hello Sonia, did your children enjoy the story? :-)

  • Comment number 13.

    Hello Sonia Durao, thank you for the compliments. Usually i write directly in english, but in this case i tried to write it before in italian, and then translate it into english, so i had to write exactly what i wrote before, and i couldn't have changed it just to use words that I already know.

  • Comment number 14.

    Hello Elmansour, i agree with you, but I think that the olympic games could also help people from poor or unfortunate country to have something to dream, that is another kind of help and I also consider it valuable. In my next post I will try to explain what happened to me during the olympic marathon, a story that involves people from a very poor country, that were celebrating themselves and their new country. i'm curious about knowing what will you think on that.

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi Pary, i used to write stories for my blog, but i closed it few years ago. My name is arabic, but there is no particolar reason, my father just liked that! I'm interested in visiting Qom because if I come to Iran, i'd like to have a look to every part of it, and I read that Qom is an important town for religion, i read that there is a more conservative approach there, so it could be interesting seeing different custom and practices into different regions of Iran.

  • Comment number 16.

    Dear Winnie Wii, i'm sure you are going to organize an outstanding exibition by 2016!

  • Comment number 17.

    Thank you Andry and welcome!

  • Comment number 18.

    Hi Omar, yes they did ;)
    Waiting for your next post....bye, Sonia

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi Omar

    For long time I have not been visiting this this site because usually most people talking about famous place of his country and I find it is boring.

    Literature is always interesting for me and I enjoyed with your story. I exactly join your story's idea that there is positive effects of Olympics on the World peace and love among the World's peoples that make the World turns around.

    Go on to write as a story a teller but not a tourist guide:)

    Ali OZTURK from Turkey.

  • Comment number 20.

    Hi Omar
    Thank you for answering me . waiting for your next entry
    Good luck
    pary from Iran

  • Comment number 21.

    Thank you Ali, that's what i'm trying to do, although i really loved blogs about traditions in other countries, particularly from those less known countries.
    But i'm glad you appreciate my effort! :-)

  • Comment number 22.

    Hi Omar, this is my first ever blog comment.
    I've signed in Learning English Blog to have the chance of communicating with other english speaking people.
    I can't do it so often in my job.
    Anyway, congratulations for the tale you told in an involving way.
    As for Olimpyc Games, I've never enjoyed this kind of event. I think it must be a unique exeperience,
    But you never know ....

    Andi 4 from Italy

  • Comment number 23.

    It's an interesting story!!!

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi Omar,

    It's been a while since I have been on this blog. I always enjoy participating here - I think it is the best way to improve written English - but due to my busy schedule I don't participate as regularly as I should. Anyway, I enjoyed reading your posts, particularly this one. You have written your post in a very innovating way - the tale was fascinating. You seem to have talent for passing a message through humor, I like your style.

    Now, coming to your question, though I am not fond of watching Olympics, I watched some parts of Olympics this year - mostly the opening ceremony and a few other games. It was possibly due to the fact that it was in London this year. The little that I watched this year seem to have made me interested in it and it is highly likely that I will see it next time as well. It was very entertaining and there were so many games that I had never seen before.

    Can't wait till your next post, I am sure it will be as interesting as this one.


  • Comment number 25.

    An impressing story about Olympics.I like it!

  • Comment number 26.

    It is very interest!Are you really saw an alien?
    (Sorry for bad English)

  • Comment number 27.

    hello Andy4, and welcome to BBC LE!

  • Comment number 28.

    Hello tonychoitonychoi, Crazydude and I love Minecraft and AVA, i'm glad you enjoyed the story. and no, i didn't actually see an alien. Or maybe I did, but i didn't recognize it! :-)

  • Comment number 29.

    hello Varisha, i just published another story. it's still about olympics, but a very different one, i hope you will like it.

  • Comment number 30.

    Hi Omar!!!

    I 'am impressed about the way you narrate . I love to write stories but writing them in english is quite difficult for me . hope i will write a better story like you very shortly.


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