Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm a pirate!

I guess the flight mascot for the training squadron I am in is the pirate, so here is a little sketch I did as a prep for a flag I would like to paint, then I decided to create my own personal pirate flag just for fun! I invite you over to the flag blog and check it out:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Having Fun

I realize that I am not going to finish this so here is 30 minutes of rest time during the day between other classes. I did receive and interesting critic on this picture, that made it all the more worth doing!

Is that his hair or a hat!

I got a suggestion from a very wise teacher and I should try and draw some arabic on the pictures as I post them. I am not sure when this will start but I will make it happen. Soon... Or later...

Oh man that's not ARabic!

I don't know if the picture really reflects any arabic either, I was getting some inspiration off some other stuff and I liked the teeth so I tried it. The arabic is coming along with the more work I put into it!

Picnic today

We had a wonderful picnic today to celebrate the completion of our testing Unit 2 and the first of the Proficiency tests. It was fun to have my wife and the two youngest children there. I am glad everyone else came and got to enjoy a little bit of a relaxed atmosphere, I just hope we can be professional on monday. All of the teachers were there and it was interesting to see some of their personality outside the class room.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Mr. Imam

This is our teacher that really works with us in a loud way that we talk with great fluency. He is fun to speak with, as his thick, deep accent keeps us on our toes and pushes our ability to listen and understand. I really enjoy the way he connects each word together with their derivatives and encourages us study the dictionary as much as is applicable.

As for the picture he made the mistake of telling us he use to have a big afro as a kid.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Early in the morning!

When I get to class and I don't try to warm up my own arabic ears for the listening of the day this is how I feel as the teachers come in and start to use the target language or have us listen to a new passage, it almost hurts! I love arabic, shukran al-arabi!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The ugly Man!

I just threw some lines down on the page as I am trying desperately trying cram as much new vocabulary into my head as fast as I can. Not only is the not happening as fast as it should but the class just keeps going faster and faster it seems.