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Hello Jo and Everyone else
I hope you are all keeping well. I am glad to know Jo that you liked my jokes. As you wrote about moaners, the same is with our nation.There are always so many things to learn from your blog posts, from your writing style to vocabulary, use of phrases and expressions and grammar. In your latest blog, you wrote ‘it’s second to none’. Would you explain it as I didn’t get it this one? There is one more of this type ‘it’s next to nothing’, am I correct with the meaning ‘it’s entirely nothing’?
There’s another sentence that you wrote:
This weekend my best friend and her husband are coming down from the north of England to visit.
If the same sentence is written as:
This weekend my best friend and her husband are coming from the north of England to visit. (We as learners often write like this)
What is the difference between the two sentences?
Dear friends, today I thought to reply to your comments. In my previous post, I forgot to mention a point regarding Nikkah. Along with the recitation of the verses, Nikkah is a legal marriage contract between the bride and the groom which also requires acceptance by both. There are some obligatory conditions for a marriage to be recognized as legal and valid in an Islamic law which are: two witnesses, the agreement of mehr (it is an obligatory condition of marriage that the man fix and gift an amount to his wife, according to his means or according to his wife’s demand, at the time of marriage. You can also learn more )and the proposal by the man and acceptance by the bride. These civil and social laws are laid down by God to protect the honor and right of both the parties.
Pary, wearing red colour is not a tradition as such. It’s more to do with choice.
Celio, every country has it own issues and so have we.
Yes, Tomo, I have heard about the book ‘Memories of a Geisha’ but I’ve never had a chance to read it. I had once read on the BBC website about a 17 year old Japanese girl who chose to become a geisha. I’ll find more about Haiku (I like this word) and may be one day, I will write one too. I’ve heard about fireflies but I’ve been longing to see one. Our national poet ‘Sir Allama Iqbal’ has written a poem on it. Tomo, Kimino is a traditional dress for the wedding couple in Japan, am I right? I saw it in the wedding picture of one of the teacher bloggers, Lewis Davies.
Marianna, it was so nice to hear something from you. I imagined myself in your country when you described the castle with its golden hall. You see, we share the same interests; I love birds and love to draw them as well. Yes, there are pelicans in my country, but we hardly get to see them.
How have you been Wisarut? I usually get cross with my studies when I can’t solve a question, and sometimes loads of work make me feel like to bite my fingers. At that time I do nothing and stand by the window to breath in fresh air. I also draw sketches and these little things make me feel fresh to get back to work with new energy.
Julio, when you all write me comments, it gives me confidence to write. And we also have a teacher blogger, Miss Jo Kent, who is always there to guide.
Hi Lana, I haven’t read the book ‘My Feudal Lord’, but I had once read the interview of the writer. She had married to a politician who was already married and had children. The man was a landlord and a part of feudal system where male domination is everything. Her married life didn’t go well with him and she got divorced. She now lives with the man’s first wife who has also been divorced. Her writings are based on the feudal system and often remain in controversy. Tehmina Durrani is a woman of courage at least she raises her voice against something which is unfair.
Manas, thank you for liking my jokes. I really like that you always have something to share with at your end.
Neha, it’s a pleasure to meet you. So you are from Mumbai, on of my favourite cities of India. I still miss that Chopati beach and those coconut trees.
Fulvio, In Pakistan the birth of a baby is celebrated by an Islamic practice called Aqiqa or sacrifice (of a goat), however this is not obligatory in Islam; it is a voluntary deed. A baby boy is circumcised which is deemed obligatory.
Ana Paula I really don’t think your long comment got me bored. I read it with great interest, how poor of me that I haven’t seen the movie “It’s a wonderful life”. The only movie I have ever seen is, ‘Alice in wonderland’, I have seen its both old and new versions. I also used to watch a TV serial called ‘The wizard of oz’, it was similar to Alice in wonderland and I liked it very much. I haven’t read the works of Jane Austen, but I know something about her is that, most of her writings are based on women.
Benka I like to watch movies based on novels and stories, but not the ones that are made on real life characters such as Alexander the great. It’s not easy to portray that way.
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