Tears filled my eyes, joy filled my heart, as I read the final projects of my Omani female students in the class on language and culture that I offer at Sultan Qaboos University.
It matters not what people say
What words they use to crush your soul
I am the one in control
I am the creator of it all.
12. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said built Oman slowly but steadily, while keeping a striking, unique balance between modernity and tradition keeping Omani character and flavour intact while introducing it to the modern world.
As part of an ongoing quest to research and document Omani identity as exemplified in oral and written heritage (proverbs) and modern traditions (WhatsApp messages), I continue analysing Omani proverbs and modern tales.
Over the past few weeks, I have followed, with great curiosity, the Omani teachers' protests, started a little more than a month ago, over serious concerns with mainly teacher salaries, quality of education, and quality of teacher incentives.