Monday, July 2, 2007

Hello to all!

Hello to all readers of the blog...

I would like to start off with a brief introduction of myself and my affiliation with Muscat...My name is...well on blogger circles I go by the name "Twister", but my real name is Ahmad Mujtaba. I was born in Lahore, Pakistan. At the age of about 2, I moved to Muscat with my family, and I live in Muscat ever since, right up to leaving for higher education. I started schooling in Pakistan School Muscat (Darsait...right next to the church) in 1992, and I completed my A-Levels there in August 2006.

After juggling between three universities and finally deciding on Monash University, I bade a painful goodbye to the beautiful and serene land of Oman...my family is still there and hopefully I'll be back in Muscat in summer (Australian summer = Omani winter)

Over the years I saw the city of Muscat undergoing tremendous changes and metamorphosing into the ideal balance of a serene, peaceful city and an active, kicking metropolis...I especially feel this after coming to Melbourne...although rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world, the charm of Muscat is still etched deeply in my heart...Muscat is a city that sleeps and wakes up in cycles....while Melbourne is always awake, life is hectic on weekdays, and boring on weekends...

I keep in touch with Oman and Muscat through all means possible, and Muscat will always remain in my heart as the place that gave me so much....

Long Live Oman, Long Live Muscat!

Ahmad Mujtaba.

7 comments:

Sleepless In Muscat said...

very nice and touching article

hope you come back safe and sound to Muscat this winter inshallah..

Solafa said...

Sallam,

Indeed a strong-bound, you have built for your self with Oman.

Masha-Allah...

Balqis said...

When I speak with expats living here since 15 years or more, this what they tell me : the incredible amount of changes they've witnessed along the years
But still the spirit of Oman is the same
This is what makes this country so special

Suburban said...

It's the small-town attitudes and business based on relationships that charm the socks off me here. It' a secure feeling to know that no matter what part of town you are in you'll run into someone you know. I love that.

Elagante said...

I understand the feeling, who ever leaves Oman will always want to come back. It has its own magic, own feeling, own smell, own color. I can’t really explain it but I can always say Oman will always open its doors for you…

Hope you will come back soon ;)

Twister said...

Thanks for the appreciation!

sensation said...

Welcome around Ahmed :)
Well, I find people like you with a unique background give the sultanate a whole new taste to it! You guys make this place even more special :)

Good luck with your studies and be back safe to your family :)