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    (Original post by YaYazooGirl)
    Hi everyone!
    I'm Yasmin and I've come here for some serious life advice.
    I'm 15 (16 in a few days) , about to start year 12 and I'm quite an academic person.

    I've been studying Arabic for five years and my mum suggested that I could stay in Somalia (Hargeisa, Somaliland) to learn Arabic and Somali for a year then I could return to education. I really want to go as I don't really know my culture very well and this is a perfect opportunity.

    However I really don't want to miss a year of education, even if I will receive my GCSE results in a week. My brother stayed in Somalia for half a year. Before he left, he got Es and wasn't very good. When he began his A levels again he got A*AA, so that gives me hope.

    I just don't want to be left behind whilst all my peers excel. I have until September to decide...

    Sorry for the long post, please be nice with your advice
    Firstly I can never play down the importance of the arabic language.
    It is a great tool in life and it puts you above the rest when it comes to the job world, knowing arabic will be a great boost to your cv.
    Above all it is our language as muslims and the stepping stone to learning more about your faith.
    But at the same time, the only route to learn arabic is not to get displaced and move to another country (ps somali wouldn't be the first place I'd think of going to learn arabic. Maybe learn somali but not arabic). There are many great opportunities and places where you can learn arabic here in the uk. And when it comes to your education I believe in ''strike the iron while still hot'', ie if you go and spend a couple of years out of education in this integral stage, then you would lose/forget/ get hazy about the things you learnt esp if you are planning to go the scientific route (bio, chm, phy). When you come back you may get back to your good attainment level but you will spend a lot of time playing catchup.
    So in the end arabic is very important but you can learn here in the uk esp that you have the basics set. FInd a great teacher who knows what they are on about, do your alevels don't miss out on your year of education, work hard and get yourself into a great uni

    And for the mother tongue, just spend more time with the older habaryars sit down with them when they come visit hoyo, spend more time with the community and in no time you will be dropping sugaan:cool:
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    (Original post by YaYazooGirl)
    Hi everyone!
    I'm Yasmin and I've come here for some serious life advice.
    I'm 15 (16 in a few days) , about to start year 12 and I'm quite an academic person.

    I've been studying Arabic for five years and my mum suggested that I could stay in Somalia (Hargeisa, Somaliland) to learn Arabic and Somali for a year then I could return to education. I really want to go as I don't really know my culture very well and this is a perfect opportunity.

    However I really don't want to miss a year of education, even if I will receive my GCSE results in a week. My brother stayed in Somalia for half a year. Before he left, he got Es and wasn't very good. When he began his A levels again he got A*AA, so that gives me hope.

    I just don't want to be left behind whilst all my peers excel. I have until September to decide...

    Sorry for the long post, please be nice with your advice

    I will advise you to go to Somalia and learn your culture and the history as well as Arabic. Its good to do it now when your young and don't have that much commitment ie uni, work, family etc, rather then later.

    Once the duration of your stay is over, you can always come back and do your A levels and go to uni and about your peers excelling, you'll probably only be a year behind. Furthermore you will have more experience then most your peers and this will help you when you writing your personal statement. Trust me a year is not much when you think about it.

    Hope this helped
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    (Original post by yusra121)
    I will advise you to go to Somalia and learn your culture and the history as well as Arabic. Its good to do it now when your young and don't have that much commitment i.e uni, work, family etc, rather then later.

    Once the duration of your stay is over, you can always come back and do your A levels and go to uni and about your peers excelling, you'll probably only be a year behind. Furthermore you will have more experience then most your peers and this will help you when you writing your personal statement. Trust me a year is not much when you think about it.

    Hope this helped
    I disagree.

    Culture and History are both fairly irrelevant, in the Islamic sense anyway. You can learn Arabic alongside studying normally which would be a much more efficient use of your time.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I disagree.

    Culture and History are both fairly irrelevant, in the Islamic sense anyway. You can learn Arabic alongside studying normally which would be a much more efficient use of your time.
    Mmmm....

    I'm not saying don't learn the religion, I am all for it. However learning your culture is also a big part in your life. If you forget your culture and language as a Somali person you've already lost your identity as a Somali. Better learn the language and religion side by side I say and the rest will come with hard work and dedication.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
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    I am ok lol.

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    I am ok lol.

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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    You mind me asking?
    not at all.


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    (Original post by basmaay)
    hey x is anyone on here going to de montfort uni?
    I don't think there are as many somali's going compared to coventry but i think (hope) it's pretty close

    omg i am
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
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    She just came from a holiday in morocco. Shes obvs feeling nice and chilled out :cool:
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    Would anyone here ever raise their kids in the UK? I personally wouldn't. The kids in this country are getting worse and worse..
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    She just came from a holiday in morocco. Shes obvs feeling nice and chilled out :cool:
    I think she full well knows what I was referring too

    I may have crossed a boundary.
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Would anyone here ever raise their kids in the UK? I personally wouldn't. The kids in this country are getting worse and worse..
    I wouldn't want to. Probably will do, if my career unfolds here.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I think she full well knows what I was referring too

    I may have crossed a boundary.
    You two had an argument via pm?


    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I wouldn't want to. Probably will do, if my career unfolds here.
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    Which country would you raise them if you could?
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    You two had an argument via pm?
    No, I don't talk communicate with her via pm. I don't currently talk to anyone via pm, unless it's related to university/exams/careers. Socialising is not the way forward in life, it would seem.


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    Which country would you raise them if you could?
    USA because freedom
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    No, I don't talk communicate with her via pm. I don't currently talk to anyone via pm, unless it's related to university/exams/careers. Socialising is not the way forward in life, it would seem.
    Lol okay none of my business anyway


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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Would anyone here ever raise their kids in the UK? I personally wouldn't. The kids in this country are getting worse and worse..

    Lool you are so right, for me it will probably be in china or Japan or somewhere there as their education system is AWESOME. The kids there are indeed intelligent.

    How about you?
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    She just came from a holiday in morocco. Shes obvs feeling nice and chilled out :cool:
    :lol:
    At least I got my argan oil. man's happy now aha.

    no more holidays for me until I finish a level.


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