Monday, January 24, 2005


I am an Afghan and traditionaly it is considered important to have large families. In Afghanistan our family was huge. If we look at my grandfather from mother's side, he had 3 wives. Aunts and uncles from mother's side sums up to 8 uncles and 9 aunts and that is only from 2 wives because one afew years after marriage. Family form father's side totals to 4 uncles one of whom got killed during soviet invasion and 6 aunts. Our family from father's side, who we lived with, included our grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. In reallity I don't even know some of their names. To an American I would describe it as haveing a Thanksgiving or Christimas night. We all sat togather for dinner in one table. While eating there would be alot going on. The elders (my grandparents, and uncles) would be talking about politics and government, while us (my cousins, and brothers and I) would be taking about sports. soccer and cricket in particular. When my uncles were old enough to work my granddad retired and he helped my cousins, brothers and I with any problem we had. In Afghanistan elders are considered wise becasue they have been through life's many challanges and have made lots of mistakes and have learned from those mistakes and that's how one becomes knowledgeable. Therefor whenever making a big dicision it is considered important to talk to them and have their advise.

Friday, January 14, 2005


I don't really know how or where to start my introduction. I have a long and interesting history . In the past 19 years of my life i have been to 12 different schools the reason being because of us moving alot. Currently my dad is doing his residency at Ball Momerial Hospital. The friends I have made have been so far temporary friends because of moving from place to place. With the new opportunity that collage has to offer I have accepted it. Traditionaly it is highly regarded to have big famlies. We do have a big family. Total there are 7 people in our family. The family includes mom, dad, 4 brothers, and a sister. Since there is only one sister in the family she is treated like a treasure. I am the second oldest in the family. My major is pre-med. My hobbies are playing soccer, basketball and cricket. I also love playing video games. I have a Playstation 2 and an X-box. I like to go to the movies. I love to paly soccer. When the weather permits I get to play soccer 3 times a week across ER. My slogan about soccer is " Life is optional and soccer is a must." My favorite soccer team is Senegal. My favorite soccer player is El Hadji Diouf of Senegal. I have an older brother that also goes to Ball State. My favorite movies are 'The Last Samurai', 'Office Space', and 'Anchor Man'. My favorite videogame is FIFA (soccer) 05 and Halo 2. My favorite moment was when we, Yorktown High School soccer team, won sectionals. My favorite quote is: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, those who matter don't mind."