USA ::Update::

It’s already been three weeks since I arrived. Time has gone by so quickly that I haven’t even noticed. It’s a weird feeling being back here. It almost feels as though I had never left the states. That my four years in Jordan could have been a really long nightmarish dream. SubhanAllah.

Anyways, though I have done quite a bit since I got here it felt as though I was not doing enough and I found myself getting bored. I kept bugging my friend about needing to get a job to keep myself busy. And needless to say I think I started panicking over a few things that mainly concerned me spending so much money when I had no job to bring anything in to balance out the spending. 

Anyways, about a week or so ago I went to an Islamic Relief sponsered concert. It featured Native Deen, Sami Yusif, Hamza Robertson, and some Allah Made Me Funny comedian whose first name was Mo. The concert was held in Detroit in a really nice theater which was built in the early 1900’s. I’ll put up some pictures later on hopefully. I really enjoyed the whole event.

All my friends know that I can’t stand Sami Yusif. To me he is too boring and all his songs sound the same. I had expected him to impress me for some reason and I was expecting him to make me rethink my not liking him. But he turned out to affirm my dislike for his music. I must say though that his instrumental playing abilities are amazing but his singing was mainly mumbled and he didn’t interact with the audiance as well as he could have. He’s great for people who like his style of music but I must say I was very disappointed.

Moving on.  Hamza Robertson is a new voice and talent. He is European born I believe and embraced Islam about three years ago. His music was alright. I can see he has talent though I think working so closely with Sami Yusif has kind of made Robertson a bit more of a copy-cat than actually shining through as a original talent. I think once he grows and develops with his art he will want to stand out a bit more and work on making his stuff different. I bought his cd though and got it signed. He seemed like a nice person.

Mo wasn’t as funny as he could have been. Thats all I can say about him. He did however do a good job in introducing everyone and had a decent voice for master of whatever he was titled.

Now Native Deen, though not the stars of the show, made the night for me. They were amazing.  They did a good job interacting with the audiance and keeping everyone intertained.

The live band was amazing as well. All in all a very intertaining evening. Even though some idiot kid decided to pull the fire alarm and made us evacuate the building when we had about half an hour left for the concert.

Moving on.

I got a job at the local Muslim school here. It’s called Genesee Acadamy. Very professional and well organized. I started yesterday. I will be working as a teacher’s assistant in the kindergarten class. So far I’ve hit it off pretty well with the teacher for that class and we’ve been busy preparing classroom. School starts on Monday. I’m pretty excited.

Also, I should be getting my car either today or tomorrow. Can’t wait to start training on it. I won’t be able to drive it on my own until I pass the driving test.. I already took the written one and passed as I believe I said in the previous post. I need to wait until the 9th of September though to take the driven part of the test. Until then I have my permit and am allowed to drive with an adult.

I must say my life is finally beginning to get more busy. It’s about time. I’m planning on volunteering at the local deaf school and want to check out their gyms here. That I’ll be doing after I get my car and liscence inshaAllah.

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One Response to “USA ::Update::”

  1. Congrats on getting the job! Once again, you’re going to do more in a day than I do in a week.

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