When Things Go Wrong! Murphy’s Law!

When Things Go Wrong! Heard of Murphy’s Law?

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Anything that can go wrong will go wrong! An adage that was said to have originated from the 1950s! It was named after Captain Edward A. Murphy of the USA Air Force after a military project that went wrong and with his words about the involved Technician – If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it!

You will excuse me because by now I should have learnt to keep my mouth shut! Because like I have said it many times before – It is just like banging my head against brick walls! You only make your head swollen and red – and there is simply nothing achieved except to be considered ridiculous contemptuous trouble only! Again! But you will forgive me – because I never learn my lesson – even after 12 books written and one correctly and rightly said in theme and focus as simply – A Cry For Help! Written long before the ‘troubles’ hit us – and we did not escape the onslaught!

Look at these examples and tell me what you think?

With due respects and apologies!

  • The Public Newspaper Chief Editor Not Kept Promise!

See the full article here. The Indian Mafias even at The High Public place have won again! With the gullible docile Old Guards inadvertently!

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/10/more-serious-issues-at-stake/

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/20/oman-press-and-media-low-coverage-of-my-books/

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/15/new-arab-management-book/

http://myownmajid.com/2014/09/18/more-accolades-for-my-books/

  • Please remove immediately my email address from your circulation list because this email is ONLY for Official uses!

This is from Senior Official in a big high prestigious corporate and in The Media Department as Head Section – because ‘he is not interested to keep knowing how my Road Safety Book (Arabic) is doing – though he was initially part of the team that supported the publication of the book – he perhaps ‘with feet being dragged’ in the process I would not know really.

I apologized profusely and said would do so! And unsaid that from now on would not be interested to send also to the private email given – ‘if you are interested’? No I am not – Sorry Sir for disturbing you, Sir?

What happened to the Delete Key – or marking email address as Junk so that you do not have even to see it – or just ignore and delete from This Sender?

  • Family members getting out from Family Whats Up group because of disagreement on minor issues – which all started with making satirical sarcastic remarks of an Elder who could even give birth to you by age – if he was a girl and married at puberty!

Of course there will be remarks to come of ‘why wash our dirty linen in public’? So to say! But it is not the first time it has happened here!

From the above a Professional Head who should encourage receiving information from Staff and ex Staff Retired also ‘asking for his email address to be removed’ – because he simply has no time to go through all the emails because ‘he is a very busy person’ per se!

Sorry Sir – Please accept my sincere and genuine apologies – will not do that in the future anymore! Sorry Sir! Will not trouble you ever again! In actual fact will not come to the place – even if you invite me to do so!

Again the Question – What happened to the Delete Key – or marking email address as Junk so that you do not have even to see it – or just ignore and delete from This Sender?

Frankly, nothing hurts me like receiving such mails! But God Is Great! Allah Kareem.

  • The (Indian) Dish Antenna paid till end of October 2014. Two days back they disconnect it – and the Technician (Indian also!) has still not turned up – because his Indian Boss (!) has not paid him – and ‘I could not be bothered – I do not care – report me to PACI! My daughter is sick – and I have no money to go the clinic!

His Indian boss has gone back home – again leaving mess all around! But do we Omanis learn? No – we are very polite and respecting peoples – it is all right ‘for them to shit on our heads’! Remember we are docile and weak? Even if more than 86% of Top GMs and Managers are Indians too – and their whole country is in a mess – but we want them instead to run our country for us! Please! Please!

We need The Marriage License? An Administrator in a Public Hospital to a Omani Mother and her pregnant sick bleeding teenage daughter – in fear of losing her baby! But they cannot find ‘the original’ to be produced! Only then will the Omani teenager be seen by a Doctor!

Is this in Occupied Gaza or Palestine? Or in Israel? No it is right here at home buddy!

Where are you? Sleeping? Don’t you hear me speak?

  • Polarisation differences because the Company Owner from another region will not pay the Consultant (that is me!) because the Indian GM was very rude – and decided to stop the work he was doing for them – even refused payment for the part already done!

Complained to The Big Company also where the contract is from – including copy to The High Official – but simply no takers.

http://myownmajid.com/2014/09/16/new-book-arab-management-reality-or-myth-the-arab-manager-2/

http://myownmajid.com/2014/09/15/omani-author-third-arab-management-book/

http://majidwrite.com/2014/09/10/more-serious-issues-at-stake/

Saleh Shaibany article – See it also here!

Saleh Al Shaibany

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/40129/Article-Sunday-Beat-Why-is-the-government-not-using-local-experts?Shaibani

That is what exactly happened to my Consultancy to go bankrupt. I said it so many times before – so why repeat again the whole sagas? No point – if people simply not interested – and even when you write about the Accolades of your Road Safety Book – people return your emails!

  • Things have simply not changed!

http://majidall.com/2014/08/27/misbehaving-expatriate-arab-women/

  • Sad and done! Anyway, Allah Kareem! God Is Great!

By Majid Al Suleimany

September 21 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Serious Issues at Stake!

September 3, 2014

AMMENDED

For Coming Week.

Between Us Only!

More Serious Issues at Stake!

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed! – Ray Goforth

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Images – Let Us Keep Praying! Ameen! Amen!

*** Introduction              

It was a pleasant surprise – after the earlier third parties messages sent – that The Chief Editor had called me asking me ‘for a new page and in burying the hatchet – so to speak’ to ‘resume my articles’ – and his assuring comforting words to me that ‘you are an Omani Writer – this newspaper is Omani – and you are writing in your own country too!’ – So I have decided to accept the challenge in resuming it!

Surely out there – there will be quite a lot pleasantly surprised too – and even some saying ‘Oh No! Not Again?’ – But that is life for you – you simply cannot please everyone – and not everyone will like you either! Like I always say – What else is new? Frankly, I have been so much busy in The Social Media instead – and I even dare to say ‘to dangerous levels’! So the change to return to the Main Media is most opportune – and welcomed!

A         Nice To Be Back!

It feels nice now to be back here – as it has been quite a long time since I wrote anything in the esteemed newspaper in the format of any article. Frankly, I have been so much busy in The Social Media instead – and I even dare to say ‘to most dangerous levels’! So the change to return to the Main Media is most opportune – and most welcomed too!

It reminds me of a good friend of mine – a Pilot – whom I had queried a long time ago that as we landed in the Zanzibar small strip I thought I heard brakes as the plane was landing? I thought this was strange – because normally the brakes were being applied after the plane had gone to some distance – not as the plane as it was landing – and this is dangerous even to the layman! Metaphorically, when I used to write my columns I used to ‘apply the brakes’ so to speak as the plane was landing – but now in The Social Media I could write whatever I wanted – to a reasonable level of course!

One thing I have noticed lately – even at the home front that people are at ‘short fuse’ and ready to explode at any moment! My granddaughter was asking me why those ‘bad people were killing innocent children’ – and what have the children done to be killed and to be hurt by this? I cried when one of The Palestinian girls had her legs amputated – including of her mother too! – And poor she was asking her father when ‘When can I have my legs back, Daddy?’ – So heartbreaking and distressing! Sometimes those with children killed could even be classified ‘as luckier’ – than those with the injured and maimed for life children! Arab blood is not cheap as an Arab Leader had said. Another had said that we are ready to go back and ‘ride our camels’ – but is the West ready to do the same – if we ourselves burn all the oil wells to prevent them being taken over by our enemies?

Frankly, I think the World and the Religious Leaders need to sit together to make hard and difficult decisions – so as to save this world from man-made anarchies, calamities, disasters and pure evil – as like ‘letting the Genie out of the bottle’ – or ‘of opening a can of worms’ – so to speak! They have to start by correcting and rectifying all the past mistakes and errors of judgment – and to start in valuing human life equally wherever and whatever they are – devoid of race, religion, ethnicity and creed. Only then could there be hope for mankind! 

B         Still On the Job Fronts!

This week there was a good article by one popular Omani Writer about (frightening!) issues in Recruitment of The Youngsters in The Jobs – and mainly related to ‘right training for the right jobs’ – men for jobs vis-à-vis jobs for men in Human Resources slang!

There was an irate letter by one well-meaning and well intentioned European Expatriate – trust them to be more on the frontline than the others! – and possibly drawn out of exasperation – that someone should tell The Youth that not everyone can be a Manager – or get a job in The Public Sector – because there are many vocational and craftsmen jobs out there still manned by expatriates that the Omani Youth can try to absorb and take over! Absolutely right he is – but we have been tuned not to hear and accept the inevitable ‘sort of bad news’ out there!

Then we had a Public Official admitting that ‘we are flexible with Omanisation in Construction Sector – because as it was put ‘Job Seekers are not willing to work as labourers …Omanis can be hired for administration work’! Why administration work – if not Supervisor of the Labourers etc. roles – once you have gone through as they say – from the mail room to the Top Executive – but you definitely need to start from the bottom – even if for a brief period – before you can climb up the hierarchical ladder!

Reminds me of my niece – yes niece! – in Tanzania driving a Caterpillar first time I met her years ago – and now she has moved up to be the Supervisor of the whole road gang! And the men do as they are told – despite occasional snide remarks – that you are a very forceful boss than the man who was there before you! Reminds me also of my Dodge Durango being surrounded by some youths in one interior office location I was doing some HR Consultancy jobs – and after sort of being chased and asked to stop by some youth in their pickup – ‘You are The Consultant! Where are the jobs?’ Next day I returned to Muscat – and thank God had not yet signed for the Temporary Contract per se!

C         Still Misbehaving ‘Invited Guests’ In The Land!

There was a letter sent to me by one very much upset Omani lady asking me to ‘put it in my newspaper column’ – and at the time I told her I did not have the columns anymore – but I will put it in my websites. Due to space constraints – please find the full article here – http://www.majidall.com/2014/08/27/misbehaving-expatriate-arab-women/ . Whatever the case the ‘more modern (foreign) Arab ladies’ were insulting ‘the intelligence’ of the ‘still backward Omani ladies’ – even if she was ‘advanced enough’ to take her children to a private swimming pool facility – on a ladies day only! – And our invited foreign ladies of Arab origin insisting on smoking in front of the children in a public place – with secondary smoking ‘as potential venom to the young children – many below 5 years of age!

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Smoking Ladies! – Image For Demonstration Purposes Only!

D         Arab Management: Reality or Myth? The Arab Manager!

From C above, and moving to Local (mainly Young) Managers and Company Owners (also mainly young sudden riches!) – and their complete disrespect and contempt of more Senior by age, experiences, education and professions Locals – with the usual expatriates’ Mafias in conjunction with The Old Guards – that has been happening to me since my last column over 14 months ago! I did write the two Arab Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! And A Cry For Help! Long before the so-called Arab Springs hit us! But who cares? And who reads my books? Anyway, D above is my ‘Final Book in Arab Management’ and as a ‘Last Attempt and Desperate Hope’ that someone – especially in The Leadership – will at least read my books – even if not in agreement!

More about my books here at www.myownmajid.com – including the now published Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

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Good to be back! Take Care!

By

Majid Al Suleimany

*** PLEASE NOTE!

*** The article was scheduled for September 9th 2014 – Tuesday – but did not appear in The Oman Daily Observer due to ‘space constraints’!

Being Positive In Life and At Work!

Being Positive In Life and At Work!

Dear All & After Compliments;

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A         What Has Been Happening So Far!

It has been a long while since I wrote anything in the format of an article for my websites – and as you know my two columns in The Oman Daily Observer took a natural death metaphorically by the wrong prescriptions of drugs and medicines to a slowly dying cancer victim! Sometimes the end comes quicker than expected after remission even – or when the patient was thought to be recovering by a new doctor – who turned out to be even worse than the previous doctors looking after the sick ailing patient – and ‘kicking the bucket’ for all to see!

Of course, with great cheers and happiness from some quarters determined and for some intentional wanting and willing for the columns to end! And yet still with some still craving for some more articles to come out – and a sort of relief that though the columns have ended in the said paper since November 2013 – see here –   – but ‘sort of relieved’ that I was still posting in my websites my articles – mainly in www.majidall.comwww.majidwrite.com – and opinions and views on www.majidsn.com . This apart of my books in www.myownmajid.comwww.myown-ebooks.com and www.majidbooks.com Plus the new websites for Short Takes (Stories) with mainly Omani theme at my new website at www.myshorttakes.com – and the Road Safety website at www.bethesafedriver.com

One can safely say that with all these websites belonging to me – and recently being that active in the Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Whats’ Up etc. – the losers are more the newspaper than me – because if there are still followers and fans out there they can still follow me! There are of course those that bought the newspaper only on the days that my articles would appear because they read more Arabic newspapers – and now will not be doing so! And those fans that may be inclined not to buy the newspaper anymore – because my articles no longer appear!

On 12th of May 2014 – there was a PDO Talents Day – and due to the New Management style now in Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – I was invited to display my books by the External Affairs Department – EAD – under Engineer Abdul Ameir Al Ajmi and through the leadership and guidance of Raoul Restucci – the good man! With a new openness, foresight and pragmatism – of bringing in more fairness, ethics, principles, professionalism all around in the company – its modus operandi and its environment!

Trust me in saying this but I had carried a lot of Excess Baggage and past bad memories and recriminations with me – and with exceptions of going to the PDO Clinic as ‘wife’ to my working wife still there – just avoided the place – until I got the call that they were translating my book (and for publishing few copies) of my Road Safety Books – Being The Safe Driver! – www.createspace.com/4097374 and Behind The Wheel! – www.createspace.com/4655681 – and more after being invited formally to present my books to the VIPS (Dr.Rumhy and Dr. Sunaidy etc) and as belonging to The PDO Family!

This bit made me feel so ashamed and so bad – and I cried in my heart and with a few tears out! Just shows that if you treat people right and ethical – they may surprise you with what they can deliver! And that is Raoul for you as the new man at the helm in PDO!

In all my mind, I had never thought or imagined that I would be welcomed in into this new great Office building – and display my books! I only visualized how I even was always finding excuses not to drop Madam Wife at the office – because of the heartache and pain inside me – mainly attributed by my mentality of not wanting to forget! And unnecessarily carrying so much Excess Baggage with me! See this – http://majidall.com/as-to-why-i-had-left-my-last-oil-company-loc/ and this one – http://majidwrite.com/2013/09/18/a-letter-to-my-heart-by-majid-al-suleimany/

More such articles here in www.majidall.com and www.majidwrite.com

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The turning point for me was when HE Dr. Rumhy told Dr. Sunaidy (HE Ministry of Commerce and Industries) that ‘this is his book that he got an award in USA’ – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! – USA Gold Seal Literary Excellence Award 2013 – and he himself being USA educated – and during those times when I looked after Overseas Training in PDO – as the only sole man in charge! Of USA Dollars 18 million per year – and thank God and my upbringing – never took even a Baiza that did not belong to me! God Is Great! God Is Merciful!

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B         So What Else Is New?

Frankly I had imagined that I would die with my Toyota Camry banger – 8 years old – and gone to 190,000 kms – but the surprise was mine when I still got 2300 OMR for it in exchange of a new GMC Yukon! Those who remember my case will remember how bad I felt in losing my Dodge Durango and my daughter Majda took it over from me! The surprise was all mine when I was now able to get this Yukon instead – incidentally also silver coloured! My favourite colours have been blue, silver, gold and white for my cars in my life!

I have also been chatting with my 5 months old granddaughter Sibel bint Fahad on Modi and The Indian Elections – and other issues – and I do not know what babies’ minds think – but I guess baby had to smile and glee to please granddad as if she knew what I was taking to her about! You would imagine she was apt to understand with her mother Oman born but Pakistani too!

As the good wife was heard to ruefully acclaim – I think you are losing your faculties and mind – by talking to baby on such grand big issues – but the irony was that when granny wanted to take baby out of the ‘hearing scene equation’ – baby cried to be back with grandfather! I guess one day she too will be a great author and writer too – if not going into politics instead! Sic!

C         Okay – So What About The Topic You Started? Remember? Being Positive At Work?

Yes we know M – you have the knack of taking your time to come to the point! Perhaps that infuriated some of them – especially the new man? Or as they say – you take your Reader up to the bridge – and let himself decide whether to cross the bridge – or return? That we know of you M! 

D         Being Positive At Work!

You know this thing had made me so raving made that I decided to post in the newspaper as below – in the hope that this place especially would be interested – and I can give them ‘a piece of my mind’ in the hope of changing ‘fixed mind sets’ – like Ghandi had said – I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps and EinsteinA problem cannot be solved by the same level of mind that created it!

The advertisement ran – MBA Omani HR Management Consultant Expert Advisor UK educated and trained Early Retired PDO 25 years experiences in all aspects of HR Training Development Omanisation etc. looking for temporary part time job 8 to 1 pm or Project work majid@majidsuleimany.com – Muscat Daily this week!.

What Happened?

I needed some personal services at a certain prestigious famous place! The first case was just for a copy of an original document that had been given to me! I had the copy – the place I had approached before in the services needed the original resubmitted. So I went to the place. The good man at the other end insisted on me to reapply from scratch again! I knew this process would take a long time and was tiresome! So I asked him whom I can go to get a replacement Original Copy – The Usual To Whom It May Concern Letter!

Frankly I do not know why this public place needed again the same letter I had given to them before – with the usual excuse ‘we could not find the original in your file’ – or just lazy and incompetent not to be bothered to go and look!

So the good man gave me a contact in the Head Offices – and when I called her she told me – come and collect it anytime you are ready to collect – or can send to your branch (or any other branch for that matter!). In actual fact your Branch can give you this letter!

So I went back to the man – and passed on what I was just told! Again at a professional place – the man said – this is not our job – but the Head Offices only! You have to go there to collect it!

I was contemplating to do this – when a brain wave struck me – to go to another Branch to get the letter – and the Incharge gave me the same required letter within 10 minutes with reference to the copy at hand!

I had another issue of the same place. This time I went to The Manager! The good lady said to me – Yes it can be done! But unfortunately she sent me to the same person like before! I knew it! He said – It cannot be done this way! This time I got angry – and told him off!

Anyway, he still won in the end – by doing some changes to what I had originally wanted! Though in a way you can say almost fully done!

Now you see why I was raving mad!

Do you see the difference?

One is a negative mind that sees everything as a problem and difficult – whilst the other was POSITIVE and pragmatic – that sees a solution in almost everything requested of them!

Some people will never change – they take sadistic pleasure to make things difficult for customers – even if in a Public or Professional place for that matter!

Like I cynically and skeptically always say – What else is new? Things have not changed much – at least I stopped writing my columns!

The mind just boggles – could that be a reason my articles died? That I open my mouth too much to speak my mind? You be The Judge!

Take Care! 

By Majid Al Suleimany

Ex – Between Us Only!

The Oman Daily Observer

 

My Letter To The Newspaper!

Letter To The Newspaper (My Columns!)

Dear Chief Editor & Team

After Compliments; 

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for your turning down my article – No Money For The Crayons! For your Weekend Magazine despite a personal call and plea from you yourself to me to send in the article.

The Weekend came – but  my article was not in! 

Nobody had called me earlier to explain why the article did not appear. As my style, I sent in my emotional query. The response was ‘the article was not suitable for our requirements’ – but I guess it was your rights and decisions to accept or reject any article. No one can argue or dispute that!

Sadly, the article was received well in the social media including WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, Google Plus etc – and I did send you some feedbacks – which as usual were unacknowledged and ignored – as usual! What else is new?

It gave me courage to create my own website dedicated to Short Takes (Stories) here at http://www.myshorttakes.com/

Sadly too, despite a signed contract with the person you took over from  –  my contract of two columns per week and a formal WRITTEN notice of one month from both sides for any changes – I was unceremoniously removed by ultimatum of only one article – take it or leave it – and I chose ‘to leave it’ – or as we lot born in Zanzibar like to say ‘rubbing salt into the wound’! Sic!

So sad and tragic!

And all this because I previously complained bitterly for being delayed in payments for over even 6 months – and then deciding which article to pay or not!

It is sad and tragic how our National Governmental Newspaper can treat this way long time running National Columnists!

But nothing is surprising – because that is how things are goiing now – and one has to accept the status quo only!

On Monday 7th April, 2014 there was a PDO Petroleum Development Oman Retirees Party. As you may know if interested, the biggest chunk of my Readers come from PDO and The MOG Sector – being one of them. Plus Omanis that read English Newspapers more – and all The Residents, Guests and Friends in Oman – AlHamdu Lillah – God Is Great! Ameen – Amen!

I told them they can follow me in The Social Media if still interested – and if they have any issues I can refer them to past articles.

Dear Sirs  – you yourself told me in more than one hour chat with you why you left your previous job to join here!

But I do not blame you – because The Truth is people want the dirt to be pushed under the carpet and those like me daring to speak are targetted, sidelined and marginalised.

The Truth can NEVER BE STOPPED – it is all issues of time and dire consequences and repercussions only!

Nice knowing you all and thanks for the iPhone 5 Ramadhan Gift – at the cost of my columns.

Let me be clear! I do not want resumption of my columns even if paid 100 Rials per article. This is not only for you  but sadly all the other newspapers in Oman for that matter. 

Take care and wishing you and your families all the best – and my sincere genuine apologies!

Goodbye….

Sent From My Dell PC

Best Wishes and Regards

Majid Al Suleimany

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N.B. If this is how a long time serving National Columnist of over 13 years and in a Public Newspaper is treated, the mind just boggles what happens elsewhere? You be The Judge!

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Murdering Our Children!

Do Not Push Your Children To Suicides!

I was reading the article below *** and as a parent of also three daughters – two being twins – my heart cried out for the poor parents now terrible anguish and suffering after this has happened to them – and their lives will never be the same again – especially if the girl was the only child!

In an Islamic Hadith (Story) I read about our Great Prophet (PBUH) scolding a father of a child who was ridiculing openly his child who had urinated on the Prophet’s dress. The Great Prophet told him off saying that there was nothing big about it all as the offender was just a child – and what kind of a future the child would have if he was openly continuously being ridiculed like this in front of everyone?

This is the point that I want to make here!

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Do Not Make Them Cry – To feel worthless!

In all my over 13 years duration but now expired columns in Between Us Only! in The Oman Daily Observer – and those who are my Readers and Fans will authencicate – I have continuously strived to write about Parenting, Family importance and values! You can even find so many articles in this same very website about this!

A long time ago a very close friend and confidante had told me how he had at one time planned to commit suicide by similarly jumping from a high towers in UAE after his business went bust – and he was facing many problems – mainly legal and court based in Oman. It seems to him that people are less tolerant and patient for trying to go into business and being self employed – and all the SMEs support rhetoric still going on now 30 years later to no avail or takers!

See my article – Why They Do It? – www.betweenusonly.com

In that night he had a dream of his late father coming to him and telling him ‘that things will be okay – and next day he received a good job offer that made him to be able to sort out his problems. The only thing that had saved him is his sister noting something was amiss – and the man had similarly locked himself in with his ‘suicide note’ on the dressing table!

Another friend of mine had caught his teenager son about to jump from top of his villa after he was continuously and repeatedly being scolded for ‘failing grades’! The boy had even tied a brick around him – and in order to make the fall faster and more grave! He caught the boy just in time after reading his suicide note in the boy’s room. The part that still eats him saying ‘Please forgive me for disappointing you my parents’! The boy today is an executive in a large national firm – just imagine!

Lady Diana Spencer had also said – Family is very important. See also My Own FM Radio Interview here! – http://myownmajid.com/2014/02/08/my-own-fm-radio-interview/ @@

People should learn from others (mistakes) and I urge you once again to pay more attention and care for the children and the family – like I said in my Oman FM Radio interview – what is the point of having more money when the family is disintegrating in front of your very eyes?

Think about it! Take Care!

By

Majid Al Suleimany

Creator of Between Us Only! & Publisher of Ten Books! www.myownmajid.com 

14 year old Indian Schoolgirl jumps to death in Dubai

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/119116

Dubai Towers

*** A 14-year-old Indian schoolgirl jumped to her death from the 17th floor of a Dubai tower after her father scolded her for cheating in an exam, local media reported Monday.

A cleaner alerted police after he found the girl’s body lying on the ground in the Jumeirah Lake Towers neighborhood, Khaleej Times reported.

Police investigators found that a teacher had caught the girl cheating in an exam and warned her that she would be expelled if it happened again.

At home, her father scolded her when he found about the cheating incident, the paper said.

“Her parents told us that when she returned home, she was distraught and very upset. Her father, who came to know about the cheating, also chided her. She went to her room and locked the door,” the daily cited a police officer as saying.

The parents only found out about their daughter’s suicide when police informed them.

Source Agence France Presse

@@ Previous – Radio Interview

http://majidattheworkplace.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/my-oman-fm-radio-live-interview/

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The 50th Anniversary of The Bloody Zanzibar Revolution!

The 50th Anniversary of The Bloody Zanzibar Revolution!

Today 12th January 2014 is the Fiftieth Year since the bloody ethnic cleansing Revolution in Zanzibar – and that is also full of deceit, double dealings, betrayals and letdowns!  

On the morning of Sunday January 12th 1964 – we heard shots from the suburbs family rented house that we were staying in MwembeTanga Mapembeyaani in Zanzibar. My late Mother had this very strong intuition – May Allah Bless her and my father – and all the parents – for eternal peace and the highest of heavens – for my late Father to come in! He was chatting with our neighbour who was in all aspects a full fledged local African – near a Telephone booth.

My late Mother told me – tell your father to come inside NOW! So I shouted to him. Lucky for him he heeded the call and came in. A few minutes later – these Africans neighbours of ours lay dying – after being fatally shot by some rogue elements (fellow Africans too!) They were randomly shooting at everything and at everybody!

That morning my brother and I had an argument. So he tore at the picture of a Chicken Cock I had put up! That weird action saved our lives – because all those houses that had this picture – representing the Ruling Party were butchered in their homes… Read on! 

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  1. Images – Zanzibar Revolution 1964 – Killers and Killed!

 

Extracted from – The Glass Is Bent! – Book 9 – Short Takes 2 – Between Us Only!

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Short Takes Two – Between Us Only! 

***Aged 14 – 12th January 1964*** 

The shot rang out! They have killed my son, the Mother cried out to the rest of the Family huddled inside. Everybody was crying! We have lost our son, the Mother cried to the Father. The shot rang out again. It was all quiet outside the house, nobody knew what was happening. The one who said he was a Police Official and had lost his job – because of you peoples – had taken the boy outside. I want your eldest son, pointing his pistol at the family. I want to ask him some questions.

When a loaded pistol is pointed at you, there is hardly anything you can do, even if you are many. Besides, this was a new experience the family had never met before. An armed man who comes into your house, and wanting to kill someone because you come from that group of peoples who had made him lose his Sergeant job – though he was not an Islander, but came from the Mainland. From even a different country for that matter. And another faith too!

Like they say, what goes around comes around! If you do good things to peoples as part of your family’s focus and aspirations, you will be recognized – and good things will come back to you. The other armed men were now shouting to the Ex Police Man, what are you doing to the boy? They are innocent peoples, they respect everyone. Besides, they just came to this place. Leave him alone. They were pointing guns at him. Give us your pistol, they said to the man. The man gave it up unwillingly. They hit him by the butt of the rifle. He fell down. Now run they told him – or we shall shoot you next. Like also in each basket, there are good and bad fish or fruits – take your pick!

Your son is alive – the men told the family – Do not cry! He shot at him, but he missed him! It is God’s wish to send us to save you all. You need to come with us, to come to the refugee centre. This town on the outskirts are no longer safe for you peoples. The boy went in, they all hugged him – including his younger brother who was always picking fights with him, trying to undercut him being the leader of the pack! 

***Now – 7th June 2009**

Now – I was watching this film. Just a few days before my birthday two days back. The bullied man was saying to the ‘stronger man’. I do not care, you know what? I am happy as what I am. As I am. You think you are better than me? No, you are not. I know what I am, I do not need to think of who I am. I am proud of myself. I know my strengths and my power points, my shortfalls – and whatever you want to say about me. Do not expect me to be like you, and follow you? You think you have won? That you are master of your fate? No, you are just kidding yourself. You only think in your mind that you are better than me, but you are not. You cannot create me, nor can you change me. I am what I am – like I said am proud of myself!

I sympathise with the man. I remember that day clearly. When my strongest of the country adversary – not sober and completely not in control of his faculties – said to me – Do you know why I hate you as your boss? Do you know why? I said, No Sir – I do not know why! Then he retorts – what kind of a person are you? Always trying to look good and be nice? Always the Actor? The one who is always after a popularity contest? To impress and show off to peoples. Pretending you do not smoke. You do not drink. You have no other vices? Whom are you trying to kid? I know you well. 15 years ago this was!

And then that call at 2 am at night 15 years ago again. I am going to board my plane now, the expatriate British man said. Please M – Do Not Change! Remain as you are. Follow your ethics and principles in life. Your focus. You think you have lost? No, you have won. You are far better than all the rest of all the competition to you put together, including even the top ones. They wish secretly they were like you, but cannot be. You care and feel for people. They know it, and cannot accept it. I can tell you now – one I am not sober, and two I am leaving your country forever. I respect and esteem you a lot, forever you will be on the top of my honours and respectable list. Please don’t change!

5 years ago in that other place, it was the Messengers of the place (from another country).Always the lower echelon who felt more. Two weeks ago in my own country, as I was leaving the place, one of the Expatriate Directors came to my room – he caught my hand and kissed it. He hugged me tightly! He then said almost the same very things to me. He was sad and desolate that I was leaving so soon.

I still have it in me – to touch everyone in one way or the other! That is me, and will never change. Hate me – like me – that is M for you!

 

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The Full Story There!

More Omanis Needed in The English Press and Media!

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More Omanis Needed in The English Press and Media!

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 At least for them!!!

Being Proud. Conceited and Haughty in Life!

 

Being Proud, Conceited and Haughty in Life!

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Images Pride For Demonstration Purposes Only!

  • Certainly Allah does not love the proud ones. – The Holy Quraan – 16:23
  • Whosoever has in his heart, even an atom of pride he will not enter paradiseThe Islamic Hadith
  • The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from the same GodKhalil Gibran
  • The infinitely little have a pride infinitely greatVoltaire
  • Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be importantT S Eliot
  • Pride is the mask of one’s faults Yiddish
  • If  he could only see how small a vacancy his death would leave, the proud man would think less of the place he occupies in his lifetimeJean Baptiste Legouve
  • Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him upJesse Jackson

Being Proud, Conceited and Haughty in Life!

One of the topics that I have written in my books Between Us Only! series and in my columns – see below *** – is on the above!

I personally hate people who boast and talk in loud voices – and in being proud, conceited and haughty in life!

The problems that we are facing in the world nowadays are some people having an inflated opinion of themselves as being more important and as being superior – and looking down on others with disdain and contempt! Just because they suddenly have found themselves with a few coins in their pockets! Or it is just a sham and facade of themselves thinking so!

The weird irony is that in many cases that some of these same people have nothing to show in life except false pride and animosity – and actually some of them are even poor and struggling in life – yet still proud and conceited!..

Pride, Conceit and Haughtiness – Some of The Articles from my website www.majidall.com

 

 

More Sayings

  • Pride is an admission of      weakness, it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals – Fulton J. Sheen
  • A proud man is always looking      down on things and people – and thus cannot see anything above himC. S. Lewis
  • The truest characters of      ignorance are vanity and pride      – Samuel Butler
  • Pride comes before a fall Famous
  • The one who climbs a ladder      will have to come down! – East      African saying
  • A proud man is one who has      neither vanity nor wisdom – one filled with hatreds cannot be vain,      neither can he be wiseJohn      Keats
  • Pride makes us esteem      ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others – Anon
  • Pride is at the bottom of all      great mistakesJohn Ruskin

The Three Final Wishes of Alexander the Great Alexander

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Image – Alexander The Great

Alexander was a great Greek king. As a military commander, he was undefeated and the most successful throughout history. On his way home from conquering many countries, he came down with an illness. At that moment, his captured territories, powerful army, sharp swords, and wealth all had no meaning to him. He realized that death would soon arrive and he would be unable to return to his homeland. He told his officers: “I will soon leave this world. I have three final wishes. You need to carry out what I tell you.” His generals, in tears, agreed.

“My first wish is to have my physician bring my coffin home alone. After a gasping for air, Alexander continued: “My second wish is scatter the gold, silver, and gems from my treasure-house along the path to the tomb when you ship my coffin to the grave.” After wrapping in a woolen blanket and resting for a while, he said: “My final wish it to put my hands outside the coffin.” People surrounding him all were very curious, but no one dare to ask the reason. Alexander’s most favored general kissed his hand and asked: “My Majesty, We will follow your instruction. But can you tell us why you want us to do it this way?”

After taking a deep breath, Alexander said: “I want everyone to understand the three lessons I have learned. To let my physician carry my coffin alone is to let people realize that a physician cannot really cure people’s illness. Especially when they face death, the physicians are powerless. I hope people will learn to treasure their lives. My second wish is to tell people not to be like me in pursuing wealth. I spent my whole life pursuing wealth, but I was wasting my time most of the time. My third wish to let people understand that I came to this world in empty hands and I will leave this world also in empty hands.” he closed his eyes after finished talking and stopped breathing.

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Images For Demonstration Purposes Only! – Being Proud, Conceited and Haughty in Life!

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An Open Letter!

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An Open Letter To You – My Reader (Fan).

From My Heart!

This is an Open Letter – and especially directed to those that consider me as ‘Trouble’ – or ‘Adversary’!

  • If one of you sees something wrong, let him change      it with his own hand; if he cannot, then raise voice and speak out against      it; if he cannot do even that, then dislike or hate it in your heart, but      that is the lowest degree of faith – The Hadith
  • I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I      shouldn’t be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry – Maxine Walters
  • Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don’t even      deserve to be an issue in your life
  • No need for revenge. just sit back and wait. Those      who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you are lucky, God      will let you watch – Good Karma
  • Don’t bother about people who judge you without knowing you …      Remember, dogs bark if they don’t know the person
  • Some people will love to hate you for all the wrong reason but they’re      not worth your attention

Life is very awkward and strange. People do bad things to you – insult your intelligence and integrity – ridicule you as a person – and expect you to remain quiet – and do nothing about it! Turn the other cheek! Let me poke out the other eye – and please do not turn or squirm while I am doing this to you – or you will make me more annoyed and angry with you!

Why should you act differently? I am doing the same to the others – and they take it quietly! Why should you be different? You are a very difficult person. Too many chips on your shoulders. Who do you think you are? You are too much!

Well – perhaps I am different! Our Late Father brought us up to stand our grounds – and never to be scared or afraid! Speak the truth always. And let no one – simply no one – to treat you badly – or try to ridicule you – or make you feel small or inferior!

Frankly, I am the easiest person to handle. Treat me with respect and kind words – and I will try to bring the moon to you! I simply do not allow anyone to rough shod and treat me badly – and yes I react very badly – after trying very hard to remain collected and quiet – patient and tolerant – and even caution and warn you in the process.

But if repeated incursions and Red Lines are crossed – yes I come charging in! That is me – Take Me – Or Leave Me!

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best – Marilyn Monroe

Some More Sayings –

  • Never allow someone to be your priority while      allowing yourself to be their option – Nina Potts-Jefferies
  • Only trust someone who can see three things in you:      The sorrow behind your smile; The love behind your anger; and the reason      behind your silence
  • Life cannot defeat a Writer who is in love with writing , for life      itself is a Writer’s love until death  – Edna Ferber
  • Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people      – Baihaqi
  • If you do not tell      the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people – Virginia      Woolf
  • Staying quiet doesn’t mean I have nothing to say, it means I don’t      think you are ready to hear my thoughts – James McCosh
  • Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around;      comes around! – Arthur Wing Pinero
  • What the public criticizes in you, cultivate it, it is you – Jean Concleau
  • I’m only responsible for what I say not for what you understand
  • Never put the key to your happiness in someone      else’s pocket!

The Question To Ask Here – Did you give reason – or contribute – for me to react this way? Remember – it takes Two to Tango!  I am not a mad person – to tango alone!

Many Thanks!

Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

October 29th, 2013

Some Wise Sayings & With The Message Inside!

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Some Wise Sayings & With The Message Inside!

October 24th 2013

  • If you do not tell the truth about yourself; you cannot tell it about other people! – Virginia Woolf
  • Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people – Baihaqi
  • What the public criticizes in you, cultivate it, it is you – Jean Concleau
  • The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself – Albert Camus
  • Only trust someone who can see three things in you: The sorrow behind your smile; The love behind your anger; and the reason behind your silence
  • Staying quiet doesn’t mean I have nothing to say, it means I don’t think you are ready to hear my thoughts – James McCosh
  • If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another – The Buddha
  • Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around; comes around! – Arthur Wing Pinero
  • Sometimes in life you don’t always feel like a winner; but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner! – Lady Gaga
  • Never take a person’s dignity, it is worth everything to them – and nothing to you! – Frank Barron
  • Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time – Shakespeare
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds – Laurel Hamilton
  • Life cannot defeat a Writer who is in love with writing , for life itself is a Writer’s love until death – Edna Ferber
  • No need for revenge. just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you are lucky, God will let you watch – Good Karma
  • Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option – Nina Potts-Jefferies
  • Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket!
  • The eyes are useless when the mind is blind!
  • Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money – Jules Renard
  • The book to read is the one which makes you think
  • The books that help you most are those which make you think the most – Theodore Parker
  • Whenever you read a good book, it is like the author is right there, talking to you – Jack Handy
  • Words once printed have a life of their own! – Carol Burnett
  • Writing is not a profession, but a vocation of unhappiness – George Simenon
  • Writing is a struggle against silence – Carlos Fuentes
  • Writing is thinking on paper – William Zinger
  • You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them – Ray Bradbury
  • I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can – Ernest Hemingway
  • You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend – Paul Sweeney
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Take Care!

Majid Al Suleimany