Story: My father is a translator. He specializes in translation from and to Arabic, English, and
French. My mother is an employee in the admissions office at NYU. My father is always busy,
and my mother is also busy at work during the day and
Getting to know each other
Setting: At the bus stop
2 Person Skit
At the bus stop
C: SabbaH al-khayr
N: SabbaH an-noor
C: Kayf al-Haal?
N: anna bi khayr. Kayf al-Haal?
C: al-Hamdu lillaah. Maa smuka?
N: Ismii Nick. Maa smuka?
I am Khaled Mahmoud Abulaal. I am a graduate student at the College of Commerce at Cairo
University. I graduated two years ago and I now am studying to obtain a Masters in Business
Administration. I have class
only three days a week, and
My name is Maha Mohammed Abulaal. I am Egyptian. I live in New York City in the Brooklyn
area. My father is Egyptian. He works at the United Nations. My mother is Palestinian. She
works at NYU. I am a student at the same uni
After obtaining my high school diploma, I wanted to enter the College of Literature like my
uncle Mohammed, but my father refused that. He wanted me to enroll in the College of
Commerce like him and my mother did because literatur
My father works at the Ministry of Economics and my mother, may she rest in peace, was an
employee at the same ministry. I have three brothers. I am the oldest. Adel is a student in high
school, Walid is a student in his first year
[Showing photographs] This is Samia, the daughter of my aunt, Fatima shes a childhood
friend. And this is Khaled, the son of my uncle, Mahmoud, my classmate from elementary
school he was in fourth grade and I was in the first grade. Here is the
I dont like New York City very much because of the crowds and the weather the weather is
very hot in the summer and the humidity is high. Its very cold in the winter. The best season, as
far as Im concerned, is autumn. Sometimes,