This is L.A (bein kil Thank you w Thank you there is a smile :P)

Even though it has been only four days that I have been in LA, it feels like it has been 4 months…It is a weird feeling…The classes are going well, some are more interesting then the others; while some, as I see it, lack any importance and focus more on the “greatness of this country”.

Wherever I go, people act in a very polite way, always smiling and saying thank you for the least thing, even when you move from their way on the sidewalk (inu come on :s)… I don’t know if this is how it really is, or maybe they are just trying to keep a perfect image for the US (all the people are nice, friendly…) The thing that i like the most is the passion that is found for everything, everywhere at anytime! People here are always excited and happy …(like Oprah’s audience).  They always look happy and with no worries or problems..I am not used to this, from where i come from, people push you on the sidewalk if they are in a hurry, cars don’t stop for the people crossing the streets(here they are obliged to stop), and cars driving in the opposite direction “shi 3ady”.

Today we visited the UCLA Lab School (which is a school for kids), I really enjoyed what i saw, 7 years old working on programing in a robotics class, while others are playing the guitar to the tunes of Micheal Jackson song “Beat it”. We stayed there for a couple of hours, all our time there, i didn’t hear a kid screaming, or cussing out,  i didn’t see any kid beating another one, all I saw is some really cute ones enjoying what they are doing, and they were even trying to engage us in their activities. A 10 years old showed me on the class MAC (each class has a least 2 MACs), how he programs a robot that he made it himself, I was really impressed…( inu minimum :P). The school principal was explaining to us how concerned they are about “their kids” and how they try their best to improve the school ( it is a private one, so they get no funding from the government, it coasts 13000 dollars a kid). He also said that each year all the parents raise around a million dollars and help those who can’t afford going to UCLA Lab School to attend the school.

As for the rest of the day, every couple of persons, headed to a different location for the internship, Mariam and I were assigned to go to the Pancreatic Cancer Center where research is done, and help around; we did some filing. The people there were very “excited”a bout us doing some volunteer work 😛 Some of the participants were asked to go to help at a garage sale, they did, they spent 3 hours cleaning and washing in a garage the items that were on sale 😀 😀

note: It gets really cold at night, but it is always nice to lay down on the grass, stair at the sky and listen to some “good” music…

For pictures you can visit LA, day 4 and 5

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3 Comments »

  1. Doha Said:

    Each day, the first thing I do
    is go twitter and check if there are new links of your stay in US.
    I am really happy with what are you doing
    ands sure wish I were with you folks!!
    And Sara, I am pretty sure they are always polite because this is their life style, and if you met someone nervous, I am pretty sure he has a valid reason!!
    Miss you :))

  2. Micheline Said:

    This is getting better and better by the day. Really excited to read each post. Thanks for sharing and again, good luck and make the most of every second 🙂

  3. sarahilal Said:

    Doha ma fi hadan bi3assin hon lol killo mabsoooooooot

    Micheline thank you so much, again I am reallllly happy that you are reading my posts and that you like them 🙂 🙂


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