Visit my mosque day was an event held across UK . Nearly 200 Mosques participated . People from all backgrounds were invited to Mosques to learn about Islam and Muslim Culture. Almanar Mosque in cardiff also opened their doors for Public.
My mum always encourages me. When I prepared for an exam aiming to study abroad, I failed the exam several times. It was struggled and I had too much pressure. At that time, my mum wanted to reduce my pressure, she just did the same simple thing for me. Everyday when I woke up, I saw kiwi and a cup of water by my bed. I felt full of power, those kiwi kind of taught me never to give up. Now, my dream is come true and I really want to tell my mum: when you are old, I will do the same thing for you.
She’s the One
We have identical appearance.
We have the same height.
We have similar voice.
We share the same interests…
Come and meet my twin sister,
the best gift that my parents give to me.
She’s the one I can pour out my heart to,
Always walks beside me.
As an old friend of mine.
She’s the one I can count on,
Always stands on my side.
As my intimate family member.
She’s the one I can believe in,
Always guides me through the darkness.
As the mentor in my life.
I was her,
She was me,
If there’s somebody calling me on.
She’s the one.
“I will be watching you in Europe.” Bernard said to me before leave, and gave me a so-called Dutch hug. At that moment, our little adventure stopped, my mission was completed, but our friendship continues growing. We still share our lives now: how his art exhibition goes, what his granddaughter looks like now, and how I feel about living and studying in Europe.
Thanks to my courage! If I flinched from that volunteering opportunity, I would not have met Bernard. Whenever I feel unsure of myself, I would remember how great it feels to be brave: it brings me a friend, an adventure, more importantly, a chance to prove myself.
We were once from the same battlefield, fighting for the final winner of a fierce choir competition. We won without blood but precious time, contributing to one voice . when the graduating bell rang, anxious seniors like us did response. We quit the choir ,one by one. However, music keeps us together. Not long, we met again and started with Acapella. Once a week, rehearsals with them were always filled with joy. Fourth a year, attending a graduation concert with them was one of the most impressive things in my life. Luckily , they are still with me.
The Welsh Government has invested in two schemes in Cardiff to convert shipping containers into homes for people with nowhere else to live. These will include a double bedroom, kitchen, toilet and shower room.
The sound of train horn marked the beginning of my trip from Jakarta to Semarang. Together with my closest friends, we were going there to attend a wedding. Contrary to the steam locomotive that was moving forward, I was being reminded of the day we all first met. It was at universities. We hadn’t met before, we didn’t sit close each other, yet we became friends. I guess our frequencies just synced perfectly.
Since that day, it’s been 11 years. Since that day, I have felt I am accepted. Since that day, I can share stories I couldn’t tell before. Since that day, I can become myself.
The story of Ilse Rewald and her husband, Werner, German Jews who survived the Second World War in hiding, in the capital of the Third Reich, Berlin. (Reporter & Presenter: James Stewart; Producer: Penny Arnold; Music by Hanning Schroeder). BBC Radio Wales & Radio 5, May 1995.