Thursday, July 29, 2010
A creative teenager.
For most students, getting an education from the “City of Schools” holds little value. Perhaps because they live nearby and have easy access to the great education that Abbottabad has to offer. For me, however, it is not that easy. I have to travel a very long distance—an hour’s drive!—only to get an education in Abbottabad.
My name is Iman Irshad and I am a 14 years old. I am a student of 9th grade at the Al-Imtiaz Academy. I was born on 25th July, 1996 in Abbottabad, Pakistan, however I have lived in a place called Havelian all my life. My favorite color is purple and my favorite ice-cream flavors are chocolate and raspberry. I love listening to English music by Salina Gomez and Taylor Swift. My favorite songs are “Naturally” by Salina Gomez and “Love Story” Taylor Swift.
I have five members, excluding me, in my sweet little family. My family includes my mother, my father, two younger sisters and a brother. My Mom is a housewife and my Dad is a government servant at Thseil Municipal Administration (TMA)..I love my family and my family loves me. My siblings and I discuss our problems with our parents and they always give us a pragmatic solution. My siblings are like my best friends; they always share their feelings with me and never hesitate to ask.for my help when they need it. Like a good friend, my siblings rarely fight with each other.
At school I only have one best friend and her name is Mahnoor Qurushi. She is both my age fellow and class fellow. She is a very talented girl; at the age of 11, she became Hafiz-a-Quran (memorized the entire Holy Book). A devout Muslim, she prays five times a day and reads the Quran daily. During the holy month of Ramadan, she keeps her all of the fasts. The pure and peaceful girl that Mahnoor is, it is no surprise that her favorite color white. When it comes to ice-cream, however, she enjoys the chocolate and vanilla flavors. Just like me, she likes English music and entertainment—we both love to watch the Disney Channel. Her favorite singer is Miley Cyrus, more commonly known as “Hannah Montana.” She likes Brenda Song’s silly and bratty role in the hit American children’s comedy show, Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
She lives in Sulhud, Abbottabad. She celebrated her 14th birthday about a month ago on 29th June. She has three siblings other than herself, including a younger sister and two younger brothers. They are six family members, just like me. Generally, she is a happy person; she always smiles like the sun.
My hobbies are to read storybooks and to listen to news and music. My favorite storybook series is the Goosebumps. I spend my leisure time playing games on my P.C. My favorite games are Minesweeper, Pinball and Prince of Persia. For fun I try to learn tongue twisters, such as these ones: “how much wood would the woodchuck chuck if the woodchuck could chuck wood?” and “She sells seashells down the seashore.” How fast can you say them?
Currently, I am not sure what I want to do with my future. There are many options for me. But, I think I want to be a pilot or a heart specialist. I want to be a pilot because I think flying in the clouds is fascinating. My father wants me to be a heart specialist because not many people enthusiastically choose that field. Regardless of what I become when I grow up, I know for a fact that I will give my 100 percent in my profession.
May Allah help me fulfill the dreams of my parents and of my family members.