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Volume 5 Issue 54

13 February 2008

Journey of Staff and Teachers of ZIS We really had a great time with our lovely colleagues; First of all we really thank our colleagues for participating in that kind of unforgettable trip. Every year ZAMAN International School

ZAMAN NEWSPAPER Zaman, Publisher Kadriye Yildiz, Editor-in Chief Gurkan Cil, Editor at Large

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to Kirirom Hill Side Resort arranges a journey for all staff and teachers at the end of the year in order to share an experience with each other. For

had not got there yet so we all decided to wait for them for a while. Later, some of them arrived. They were Mr. VUTHY

the Academic year 2007 ZAMAN International School arranged the trip to KIRIROM Hill Side Resort where all its visitors want to go to see its fantastic landscape and get the fresh air.

IM, Khmer Physic Teacher, and Mr. CHHUNTRY, Art Teacher. However, the other teachers were waiting for us to pick them up on the way to the airport.

On the 09th December, 2007, at 7:30 in the morning, we (Khmer and foreign teachers, as well as the staff were supposed to be at ZAMAN International School in order to start our trip to KIRIROM Hill Side Resort.

While driving, the bus was stopped because Mr. OSMAN, M r. I S A , M r. A L I , a n d M r. MUSTAFA got out grabbing some bread from K.V bakery. After that, we reached the place where the other four teachers w e r e w a i t i n g . M r. O S M A N welcomed them. Then he started addressing us and gave a chance to Mr. SAVATH, vice principal, an opportunity to talk about this trip. Once she finished the speech she handed the microphone over to Mr. RANY, vice principal to speak too.

At 7:30 in the morning the teachers and staff gathered at the school. The whole group was led by Mr. OSMAN who was in charged of everything during that day. He started to call all the names of teachers and staff to make sure that they were there. However, some Khmer teachers At 9:00 o'clock we were provided

breakfast and drink by Mr. ALI, ISA and Mr. SELMANI. The food was delicious and we enjoyed it very much. After breakfast, Mr. ALI and Mr. SELMANI gave us a small package of candy that has

a lucky draw number to win cool prizes like pen and doll. But just some of us got those prizes. Next, we began to play the opening a present game called “pass the parcel� in English. While the music was playing, the present box was passed from one to another in order to open. The person who won that game received that gift and sang two songs. Later on, Mr. OSMAN selected some of us to sing the songs on the way until we reached the resort. At 11:30am, we reached the resort. When we got there we were excited because of its landscape and fresh air. We went to the place where the swimming pool was and rested for a while. Continued on page 2


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GENERAL

A Karate Competition Among Cambodian Schools to Decide the Champion for 2007, Sponsored by Japanese and German Governments

Continued from page 1 Some of us walked to different places and other teachers were sitting around the swimming pool, playing chess and chatting with each other. Besides these we also celebrated a few teachers birthday. Now let talk about the group of teachers, who were sitting under one tree listening to Miss VESILE, Turkish Teacher, performing one Turkish song. Then that was the turn of Khmer teachers to sing. Before long, everyone was singing and dancing together to a Turkish song that was sung and danced b y M i s s V E S I L E , S E R A P, GOKSEL, MERVE, AND SERIFE followed by the Khmer teachers and some staff. We were had fun together and enjoyed it very much.

Phnom Penh but before we left from that wonderful place, we took some photos as an unforgettable souvenir. On the way back from KIRIROM, we were so exhausted and all most of us fell asleep but Mr. OSMAN did not let the trip so quietly. He asked all of us to continue playing our games and singing the songs like in the morning. Everyone seemed to be a wake because of the songs that were sung by teachers, staff, and also Mr. OSMAN.

At the American Intercon Institute, there was a karate competition between Cambodian, Japanese and German schools to find the Karate champion for 2007. Twelve clubs entered the competition: the American Intercon Institute, the American Intercon School club, The Amercian Intercon School Group 1, the American Intercon School Group 2, Norton University, Banana club, Phnom Daun Penh club, Zaman International School, ELT, EESS, the Karate Association of the Ministry of National Defense, and the Ovaki Karate Friendship of the World club.

The total number of competitors was 280. Mr Kong Chan Thol, chairman of the Karate Federation of Cambodia, said that the competition would show the prowess of the young Finally, we reached Phnom Penh participants in Ki Hong offensive around 7:00 in the evening. arts. Before we left each other everyone expressed their thanks First place winner in the Ki Hong to Mr. OSMAN, Principal of offensive arts event for girls was ZAMAN International School Thang Kem Cheng from the who gave us a great chance to go American Intercon School. there as a team. Second was Phang Monita, from the American Intercon Institute, 12:00 was time for lunch so and third was Dhoung Teavy everyone stopped dancing and from the American Intercon walked back to the swimming *** School. pool for that was prepared by the resort and ZAMAN cooks who were Mr. GIYASETTIN, DAVY, and SLAMEN. Before we served the food both Khmer and foreign teachers introduced themselves to each other in order to get to know each other very well. Next, we had lunch, and the food was s o y u m m y. A f t e r t h a t , w e continued our walk to some more fantastic places. For example, we went to the top of a rocking place where we threw ourselves down from the top to ground. Even if it was a little scary still everyone liked to try it. Our trip was about to finish around 3:00pm and everyone got ready to come back to

The Ki Hong offensive Arts event for boys was won by Touch Siv Meng. In second place was Chem Li San. Both were from the American Intercon School. In third place, and from Zaman International School, was Oeng Lay. The overall winner of the karate competition for girls was Ty Li Mey from the Norton University Club. Second was Lem Vun Phunlea, and third was Phang Molita; both from the American Intercon Institute. The boys' overall winner of the karate competition was Oang Somnang Dona from Zaman International School. Second was Oear Kem Chun, from the American Intercon Institute, and in third place was Ki Sovan Bondith from ELT Institute. ***


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FIELD TRIP

VIETNAM TRIP OF GRADE 10-A On the 21st of December, we left the capital city of Cambodia to a major city of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, by bus. We crossed 3 provinces: Kandal Province, Prey Veng Province and Svay Reang Province. We had so much fun on the bus on the first day. Due to Christmas Eve and New Year Day, the bus assistant gave each of us a present according to our chosen number. All of us got the best presents (except a student). On the way to Ho Chi Minh City, the landscape was very interesting by the presence of green mountains and the gold stalks of rice. At around 3 o'clock, we arrived at HIBS (Horizon International Bilingual School) which is a n o t h e r Tu r k i s h s c h o o l i n Vietnam. Then, we played football in the school until 6o'clock. After that we had dinner in the school, and then we went to the hotel. On our first day, we played PS2 and PC games until 12o'clock. On the second day, we went to the other branch of HIBS for our breakfast. Then we went to Ku Chi Tunnels (Tunnels that the Vietnamese army used for battle with US army). It took 2 hours for us to reach there. When we got there, the first thing that we did was watching the documentary about this Ku Chi Tunnels. This documentary showed how hard the Vietnamese struggled for their peace from the U.S.

these bombs. Some of the visitors were really sad after this show. Then, we went to see the how the tunnels were made. We could see holes in every place for the soldiers to investigate for the presence of the American army during the 1970's war. They were built during 1960s. The guide showed us many things about the marvelous army tunnels. Many traps and mysterious places were showed to the visitors as we walked through the woods. Wax statues were built to represent the people over there. We wanted to try shooting the target, but we couldn't because we left so early. Then, we tried to go under the tunnels. However, it was so dark, and then some of us wouldn't go.

souvenirs. At the end, we were trying to find each other. So, it took us for half an hour to find each other, we left from the Ku Chi tunnels at around 12 o'clock. Unfortunately, after we arrived at the station, we had to wait for a teacher. At around 3 o'clock; we went to KFC to taste Vietnamese hamburgers. For us, their hamburgers taste really different from Cambodia's hamburgers. After that, some of us went to the hotel for playing WINNING ELEVEN 13 while others went to the book stores. We bought many books which were very cheap. Then, we again went to the hotel to pick up the others. Then, we went to a department store to play bowling and games. Some of us tried the monster shooting games and fighting Men and women tried to escape Just after a while, we split our games (King of Fighters 97). We from the ferocious bombs, but unfortunately they were killed by ways. Some of us went to the bus really want to try many things early and others were buying the more, but time was running out. Just after that, we went to have some burgers with Mr. Abdullah. Then, we went to our hotel at around 9 o'clock. The next day, we went to the school for breakfast. After that, we went to the amusement park (D창m Sen, sorry if the spelling is wrong) in Ho Chi Minh City. At first, we took the water-bicycle ride. We had so much fun over there and took a lot of photos. Two members of us caused our clothes to be wet by spinning the wheel so fast that the water splashed onto our clothes. Then, we went to the 3-D cinema. It made us all very terrified because of the Tyrannosaurs. All

of us wanted to try out the rollercoaster in Vietnam, unfortunately, it was broken. So, we went for the round-box (a cage which spins by going up or down so we can get higher). We also took some pictures over there, too. Then, we went to the haunted mansion (Ghost house). It really caused us all to be scared. At around 1o'clock, we went to a teacher's house for our lunch. We played chess over there, too. Then, we went shopping for some presents. We tried to find the best present for our teachers here, but none of us could find any, and then Mr. Selman bought a rectangleshaped glass as presents. At around 7o'clock, we had pizzas with Mr. Abdullah. Then, he took us to taste some Turkish icecream (First, I thought it was made by Turkish. Actually, it was made by Vietnamese). Then, we again went to the hotel to prepare for our trip back to Cambodia. In the morning, we went back to Phnom Penh by bus. We felt really happy about the trip, we will especially not forget how well they have developed their country and we will make our country one of the best countries in Asia.


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15 January 2008

SPORTS

LUCKY ELEVEN In ZIS tournament second matches were played. And now time to football again for the third matches. Get ready. Here is the results, scores and cards. GROUP B

GROUP A GP

W

D

L

GS

GA

GD

P

GP

W

D

L

GS

GA

GD

P

11A

2

1

1

0

9

6

3

4

9B

2

2

0

0

6

3

3

6

11B

2

1

1

0

7

6

1

4

10B

2

1

1

0

7

6

1

4

12A

2

0

1

1

3

4

-1

1

10A

2

0

1

1

5

6

-1

1

12B

2

0

1

1

3

6

-3

1

9A

2

0

0

2

4

7

-3

0

GP: Games Played, P: Points, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, GS: Goals Scored, GA: Goals Against, GD: Goal Difference nd

3 Match Fixture

12B 2-5 11A

12/02/2008 11A - 12A

12A 2-3 11-B

14/02/2008 11B - 12B

rd

2 Match Scores

nd

3 Match Fixture

10A 3-3 10B

05/02/2008 10A - 9A

2 Match Scores

9B

3-1

9A

rd

07/02/2008 10B - 9B

Goals: Sotheara(10A) , Lyhout(10A) , Manith(10A) , Dyna(10B) Hak(2)(9B) , Pheav(9B) , Visoth(9A)

Goals: Ratna(3)(11A) , Sitha(11A) , Cheapross(11A) , Chana(12B) , Tino(12B), Panhavoan(11B) , Porchhuong(11B) , Sereyboth(11B) , Rithy(12A) , Toseth(12A)

Cards: Pheav(9B) , Oudom(9B)

GROUP C GP

W

D

L

GS

GA

GD

P

7B

2

1

1

0

7

5

2

4

8A

2

1

1

0

5

4

1

4

8B

2

1

0

1

9

4

5

3

7A

2

0

0

2

4

12

-8

0

2nd Match Scores

3rd Match Fixture

8A

2-2

7B

29/01/2008 8A - 7A

8B

7-1

7A

31/01/2008 8B - 7B

Goals: Ratanak(8A) , Vicetra(own goal) , Visal(7B) , Hong(own goal), Vuth(3)(8B) , Nory(3)(8B) , Sovisal(8B), Vanthy(7A) Yellow Card: Ratanak(8A)

Top Scorers: 5 Goals: Eng Leng(10B) 4 Goals: Nory(8B) , Hak(9B), Ratna(11A) 3 Goals: Visal(7B) , Bunma(7B) , Vuth(8B) , Mustafa (8A) , Visoth(9A) 2 Goals: Cheng(7A) , Pheav(9B) , Manith(10A) , Dyna(10B) , Panhavoan(11B) ,Chan Sitha(11A) , Cheapross(11A) , Rithy(12A) , Cheng(11B) 1 Goal : Seng(7A) , Vanthy(7A) , Ratanak(8A) , Sovisal(8B) , Phouma(8B) , Keath(9A) , Sotheara(10A) , Lyhout(10A) Seyha(10A) , Dyna(10B) , Ratha(11A) , Hongly(11B) , Porchhuong(11B) , Sereyboth(11B) , Toseth(12A) , Chana(12B) , Tino(12B) , Tola(12B)

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GENERAL

Celebration of the Chinese New Year Traditional Celebration of the p i c t u r e s ( N I A N H U A ) w e r e Chinese New Year placed on the walls (for more descriptions of the symbolism of Of all the traditional Chinese the flowers and fruits. festivals, the new Year was perhaps the most elaborate, Family Celebration colorful, and important. This was a t i m e f o r t h e C h i n e s e t o On the last day of the old year, congratulate each other and everyone was busy either in themselves on having passed preparing food for the next two through another year, a time to days, or in going to the barbers finish out the old, and to welcome and getting tidied up for the New i n t h e n e w y e a r. C o m m o n Year's Day. Tradition stipulated expressions heard at this time that all food be preare: GUONIAN to have made it pared before the New t h r o u g h t h e o l d y e a r, a n d Year's Day, so that all BAINIAN to congratulate the new sharp instruments, year. such as knives and scissors, could be put Turning Over a New Leaf away to avoid cutting the "luck" of the New T h e C h i n e s e N e w y e a r i s Year. The kitchen and celebrated on the first day of the well were not to be First Moon of the lunar calendar. disturbed on the first The corresponding date in the day of the Year. solar calendar varies from as early as January 21st to as late The New Year's Eve as February 19th. Chinese New and New Year's Day Year, as the Western new Year, c e l e b r a t i o n s w e r e signified turning over a new leaf. strickly family affairs. Socially, it was a time for family All members of the reunions, and for visiting friends family would gather and relatives. This holiday, more f o r t h e i m p o r t a n t than any other Chinese holiday, family meal on the stressed the importance of family evening of the New ties. The Chinese New year's year's Eve. Even if a Eve dinner gathering was among family member could t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t f a m i l y not attend, an empty occasions of the year. seat would be kept to symbolize that Sweeping of the Grounds person's presence at the banquet. At Preparations for the Chinese midnight following the New Year in old China started banquet, the younger members well in advance of the New Year's of the family would bow and pay Day. The 20th of the Twelfth their respects to their parents Moon was set aside for the and elders. annual housecleaning, or the "sweeping of the grounds". Lai-See Every corner of the house must b e s w e p t a n d c l e a n e d i n On New Year's Day, the children preparation for the new year. w e r e g i v e n R e d L a i - S e e SpringCouplets, written in black Envelopes , good luck money ink on large vertical scrolls of red wrapped in little red envelopes. paper, were put on the walls or on On New Year's day, everyone the sides of the gate-ways. had on new clothes, and would These couplets, short poems put on his best behavior. It was written in Classical Chinese, considered improper to tell a lie, w e r e e x p r e s s i o n s o f g o o d raise one's voice, use indecent wishes for the family in the language, or break anything on coming year. the first day of the year.

them gifts and Lai-See for the Terminology & Symbolism children. Chinese Lunar Calendar: Visitors would be greeted with traditional New year delicacies, The Chinese calendar will often such as melon seeds, flowers, show the dates of both the fruits, tray of togetherness, and Gregorian (Western) calendar and the Chinese Lunar Calendar. NIANGAO, New Year cakes. The Gregorian dates are printed in Arabic numerals, and the Everybody's Birthday Chinese dates in Chinese The entire first week was a time n u m e r a l s . C h i n e s e L u n a r for socializing and amusement. Calendar is based on the cycles On the streets, the of the moon, and is constructed stores were closed in a different fashion than the and an air of gaiety Western solar calendar. prevailed. There were numberous lion Family Associations: dances, acrobats, t h e a t r i c a l s h o w s , Organized according to family and other diversions. surnames, such as the Wong Firecrackers, which Family Association, etc., are symbolized driving social clubs or lodges which a w a y e v i l s p i r i t s , were first set up in Chinatown to were heard through- serve the social and personal o u t t h e f i r s t t w o needs of Chinese workers. weeks of the New year. The Seventh Flowers: Day of the New Year was called "every- Flowers are an important part of body's birthday" as the New year decorations. In old e v e r y o n e w a s China, much use was made of considered one year natural products in celebrations older as of that date. as well as in daily life. The two (In traditional China, flowers most associated with the individual birthdays New Year are the plum blossom were not considered and the water narcissus as important as the N e w Ye a r ' s d a t e . Lai-See Envelopes: Everyone added a year to his age at (Also called Hong-Bao) Money is N e w Ye a r ' s t i m e placed in these envelopes and rather than at his given to children and young adults at New Year's time, much birthday.) in the spirit as Christmas presents. Presents are also often exchanged between families. Lantern Festival - 15th Day

The New Year celebrations ended on the 15th of the First Moon with the Lantern Festival. On the evening of that day, people carried lanterns into the streets to take part in a great p a r a d e . Yo u n g m e n w o u l d highlight the parade with a dragon dance. The dragon was made of bamboo, silk, and paper, and might stretch for more than hundred feet in length. The bobbing and weaving of the In addition, symbolic flowers and Starting from the second day, dragon was an impressive sight, fruits were used to decorate the people began going out to visit and formed a fitting finish to the house, and colorful new year friends and relatives, taking with New Year festival.


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GENERAL

The History of Valentine's Day Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Va l e n t i n e . B u t w h o i s t h i s mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? The history of Valentine's Day -- and its patron saint -- is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at l e a st th re e d i ffe re n t sa i n ts named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

While some believe that Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial -which probably occurred around 270 A.D. In ancient Rome, February was the official beginning of spring and w a s considered a time for purification. H o u s e s were ritually cleansed by sweeping them out and then sprinkling salt and a type of w h e a t called spelt throughout their interiors. Lupercalia, which began at the ides of February, February 15, was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of R o m a n priests, w o u l d gather at the sacred cave where the i n f a n t s Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would then sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. The boys then sliced the goat's hide into strips, dipped them in the sacrificial blood and took to the streets, gently slapping both women and fields of crops with t h e goathide strips. Far from being fearful,

Roman women welcomed being touched with the hides because it was believed the strips would make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city's bachelors would then e a c h choose a name out of the urn and become paired for the year with his chosen w o m a n . T h e s e matches often ended in marriage. P o p e Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine's Day around 498 A.D. The Roman 'lottery' system for romantic pairing was deemed un-Christian and outlawed. Later, during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds' m a t i n g season, w h i c h added to the idea that the middle of February -Valentine's Day -should be a day for romance. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. The greeting, which was written in 1415, is part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England. Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer

named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois. In Great Britain, Valentine's Day began to be popularly celebrated around the seventeenth century. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. By the end of the century, printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one's feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine's Day greetings. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sell the first mass-produced valentines in America. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest cardsending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Approximately 85 percent of all valentines are purchased by women. In addition to the United S t a t e s , Va l e n t i n e ' s D a y i s celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages (written Valentine's didn't begin to appear until after 1400), and the oldest known Valentine card is on display at the British Museum. The first commercial Valentine's Day greeting cards produced in the U.S. were created in the 1840s by Esther A. Howland. Howland, known as the Mother of the Valentine, made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as "scrap".


13 February 2008

ZAMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEWSPAPER

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MORAL STORY

Tit For Tat He got his revenge. They took her body to the village square and dropped it there as a kind of warning. The dead stork became a play thing for the children.

A lesson based on a true story

the egg in the other he bragged: 'I took this egg and put a duck egg It was 1927. The warm days of in the nest. Soon, we will see spring had arrived in the beautiful flying ducks'. village of Bark. The fine weather brought visitors from distant He returned home and showed lands. One special guest would off the egg to his children. They enjoy the long tranquil summer. looked at it in astonishment. He There was a longing sound in her put some butter in a pan and voice. After mating and giving prepared to fry it. It sizzled as it birth, the majestic visitor would struck the hot metal. At that very normally have returned to her moment, the heart of the mother homeland to maybe come back sizzled as she was struck by a the following year burning desire to return to her nest. Like the man, they too The stork's hopes were as long returned to their nest to look after as her thin legs and protracted their young. Unaware of what b e a k . S h e w a s y o u n g a n d had happened, the male sang his beautiful and attracted the eye of beautiful song and eased the a strong and handsome male. worries of his mate. After their wedding, held in the deep blue sky, they flew away to Waiting for a new life is not easy. build a new life together. The The male stork flew away early in protective male proudly and the morning, and after searching jealously looked after her. She near and far would return with all made her nest and began to lay sorts of delicacies for his wife. her eggs one by one. The male When the chicks eventually counted them every day and hatched, cracking the shells one protected them carefully. They by one, she noticed that one was anxiously awaited their chicks. different. They were all cute and But something happened. A lovely, but one was different She mischievous hand interfered with looked at it again and again, but the eggs. It was not a child. It was could not find any resemblance a cunning adult. He examined with the others. Her heart filled the eggs, and chose the best with compassion and took pity on one. He stared at it and laughed it. through his rusty teeth. Holding his hat so as not to lose it to the 'It grows up with the others,' she wind, he climbed down from the said to herself. What was the tree, his evil prank completed. difference apart from its short legs and beak? She could not He rushed to the coffee house throw it away. It would surely die and began to boast about what and a soul would be lost. This he had done. He had replaced poor chick would never survive. the stork egg with a duck egg. She dared not mention it to her With a cigarette in one hand and proud and handsome mate.

As the chicks grew, the differences became more apparent. The male had not noticed at first and used to watch them all with great pride. Then, one day, he noticed the duckling. Everything changed. He frowned and became angry. He stared at his wife fluffing out his feathers. She understood what this meant and what he was thinking. She shrunk away and was unable to make a sound. She wanted to say 'I pitied this chick and wanted to protect it.' but she couldn't. The male stork fluttered his wings, rose, and came down on his wife violently this was an infidelity and an insult to himself and his generation. He could not bear it. He could not ignore it. He did not care that the others were not jealous. He was extremely jealous and very angry. Although he loved his wife a great deal, his jealousy turned to hate. A female is beautiful and beloved if she protects the honour of the male. As he struck her, his beak filled with her feathers. She would never leave the chick. She was a mother. She could never do such a thing. He struck her again, more violently this time. Her body bled. With the third blow she looked at her chicks, as if seeking help, but they could not understand what was happening. He flew away to seek the views of the other storks. They decided. An unfaithful female has to be executed. She made no sound. She was at the mercy of the law.

The man who had swapped the egg saw it. Now, he wasn't laughing. A flame burnt inside. He felt a heaviness on his heart. It wouldn't go away. He took to drink and couldn't talk to his family. He was overcome by embarrassment at the way he boasted in the coffee house. The villagers became sad upon hearing the yelling of the chicks in the high chimney. No adult dared touch the corpse. The village felt sorry for its guest, but no one would remove her body The cruel man could not leave his house. He pulled the curtains and took refuge in darkness. The pangs of conscience exhausted him. He could only go outside in the evenings. One night, with a bottle in his hand, he went to the village square. He was talking to himself. The beak of the stork stood upright like a knife. In his drunkard state he lost his balance and fell on it. The beak pierced his heart. ***

Teachers Teachers Paint their minds And guide their thoughts Share their achievements and advise their faults Inspire a Love Of knowledge and truth As you light the path Which leads our youth For our future brightens With each lesson you teach Each smile you lengthen Each goal you help reach For the dawn of each poet Each philosopher and king Begins with a Teacher And the wisdom they bring. ***


13 February 2008

ZAMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEWSPAPER

8

ENTERTAINMENT

Who Rocked the Boat?

Quest覺ons of the day

Three boats one red, one blue, and one yellow were out on 1-Your aunt has a brother and this is not your uncle. Who is the river this morning. By reading the following clues, can you he? tell the color and type of each boat, who is on each boat, and which country the people come from? Write your answers on 2-What is the longest word in English? a chart like this one: 3-What is full of holes and holds water? 4-Can a kangaroo jump higher than the Empire State Building? 5-Can a word become shorter if you add a syllable to it? 1-The woman is not in a yellow boat and is not from France.

6-Mr. Smith has five sons; each son has a sister. How many children does Mr. Smith have?

2-The red boat is not from Italy.

7-Do you stir your tea with your left or right hand?

3-The kids are in a blue boat, but they are not from Italy or 8-It has four legs and can't walk or run. What is it? Sweden. 9-Twice in a moment, once in a minute, never in an hour. What 4-The man and his dog are on a yacht with an Italian flag. is it? 5-The sailboat is from France, while the canoe is red.

10-Two fathers and two sons ask for a cup of tea. The waiter brings only three cups. Why?

The Ferrari Joke

11-What word is always spelt wrong? A man wanted to buy a new car so he bought a newspaper and looked in the classified section. He found an advertise- 12-What is in the middle of Paris? ment which said "New Ferrari for sale only $500!" This is a very cheap price for a new Ferrari. He thought it may be a 13-You go to bed at seven in the evening and set your alarm clock to wake you up the next morning at 8 o'clock. How many joke but he decided to investigate. hours will you sleep before being awakened by the alarm? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

He went to the house to see the car. A woman answered the door and she led him into the garage. There, infront of him was a new Ferrari. "Wow!" the man said, "Can I take it for a test drive?" "Yes you can," answered the lady. He got into the car and then drove it for 10 or 15 minutes. To his surprise he found that the car was perfect. When he returned to the lady's house, he asked her, "Why are you selling me this great Ferrari for only $500?" Then the lady replied with a laugh, "My husband just ran off with his secretary, and he told me, 'You can have the house and the furniture, just sell my Ferrari and send me the money.' "


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