It’s less than three weeks into 2015 and we have all returned back into the routine of daily life, but are those New Year’s Resolutions lasting?
We decided to ask some of our students and staff what New Year’s Resolutions they have made for 2015.
“I had hoped to quit smoking…but it hasn’t worked for me so far.”
“I need to get a driving licence and learn to drive.”
“I have none. I’m awesome already!”
“To stick to the wheat free diet.”
“To keep up the yoga and make (and drink) juice.”
“To make my own lunch for work…and to try and keep it for lunch rather than eat it as a second breakfast.”
Mohammed Said Hamed Al Rawahi
Where are you from?
What do you hope to study when you have completed your English studies?
Next year I hope to study civil engineering at the University of Warsaw in Poland.
What do you enjoy most about ACET?
I like meeting students from different parts of the world.
Was it a daunting experience when you arrived in Ireland first?
No. It was an exciting experience.
Do you enjoy living in Cork city?
Yes. I think that people in Cork are much friendlier than in Dublin. People here in Cork say hello to each other on the streets, even if they don’t know you. I also prefer the nightlife here.
Do you enjoy Irish food?
I love an Irish Breakfast!
Do you miss your family and friends at home in Oman?
Yes of course. But I communicate with them a lot online and by phone.
Things have been getting really festive here at ACET. We have had Christmas Jumper Fridays, our school is decked out in fairy lights and we have decorated our tree in the hallway. Now we want to spread our festive happiness!
We have enlisted help from some of our students so that we can share some festive greetings in international languages.
Season’s Greetings in Arabic….. Milad Majid!!
Season’s Greetings in French…. Joyeaux Noel!!
Season’s Greetings in Korean and Spanish…..해피 크리스마스 and Feliz Navidad!!
Season’s Greetings in Portuguese…. Feliz Natal!
Season’s Greetings in Spanish and Portuguese…. Feliz Navidad!
Season’s Greetings in Italian….. Buon Natale!!
Finally from all of us here at ACET, Season’s Greetings to you in Irish…. Nollaig Shóna duit!!!