Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
|The Musanna Team vs. Ibra Team|
Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
|At Moleta's Home in Ibri|
We chat over delicious meals of fried dried squid, bacon strips, and toasted bread along with hot tea and coffee. Sharing of talks and stories of individual experiences of yesterday’s activity resulted to happy and teasing moments. After a while, we pack up our things and getting ready to go home.
|Another great shot|
So long for the next adventure!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
|At Ibri's Mountain Top|
May 10, 2012- After a long drive from Nizwa, we stop at the famous Mountain Topview in Ibri. This is the highest point in the city accessible by concrete road and is actually the main site for radio communication tower. But because most people come here very often, the local government built a park with shelters and kids playing ground. It is ideal to hold picnic for a day while gazing to the whole view of Ibri below. There are residencial houses and buildings sprouting along the foothills of Hajar Mountains and surrounded by vast dates plantations. At night time, you can see the wonderful lights gleaming within the empty quarters.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
|My boy Andrei and girl Anyah|
Falaj Daris Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Oman and is still the ideal tourist’s destination to relax and get comfortable accommodation in Nizwa. With an affordable cost of 2.500 Omani rials for adults and 1.00 Omani rials for children, we already have a half-a-day fun in one of its swimming pools in the courtyard. The first swimming pool can be seen directly from the lobby area and Al Fanar restaurant that offers an a la carte menu while the second largest one, with children’s pool, is surrounded by Al Sahara Lounge and children’s playground. Al Sahara lounge is a lively place where the evenings are enjoyed with Arabic music and dancing.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
|the four of us at the top of Jabrin Fort|
Today we are all set for swimming escapade at Al Falaj Doris Hotel in Nizwa. But before going directly to the hotel, we take a side trip at the famous Jabrin Castle located in the old town of Bahla.
Jabrin (Jebreen) fort is constructed on a flat plain and its towers stand tall amidst the vast plantations of dates that are bearing fruits for the summer season. According to the fort’s caretaker, this castle was built in 1670 by the powerful Imam Sultan bin Saif Al Ya’arubi as a defensive stronghold and accommodation of the Imam and his family. The two huge towers with walls two metres thick was built by Bil'arab bin Sultan, an Imam of the Ya'aruba dynasty during the 17th century. But when Imam Bil'arab died, his remains were buried within the fort until today.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
|The gang at Ibri Star City|
This family road trip was supposed to happen a week ago, but due to an important school-related activity (a symposium which I am a paper presenter), I made favor to my good friend, Romeil, to extend our visit to this date.
Romeil is my fellow school teacher in Philippines. We are both teaching in two different schools altogether. At first, we were employed in a private university. But later I moved out and got a teaching post in a state college where I have also been appointed as Head of IT department . After a year, he followed and became one of my staff. I describe Romeil as a multi-talented, workaholic, and dedicated person. His positive attitude and sense of humor can turn our working place into a lively and jolly atmosphere in just an instant. He is a kind of man you can enjoy the day by just simply chatting and sharing never ending stories. Above all, our friendship extends beyond the realms of teaching and drudgery of schoolwork.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Yes! We've been lucky to be chosen as one of the paper presenters to the Symposium on “THE BEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING”.
Our paper is a product of combined effort and commitment between me and my good pal, Jhonna, my fellow colleague in school. Both of us have common interest on teaching and motivating our students to learn and help them become the best that they can be. We do this by integrating methods and styles to develop young minds and support their desire for learning and intellectual power.