Tuesday, 2 June 2015

CMI Report Reflection

Part 1: (137 words)

a)      Chosen Dimensions:-
1-      Destiny
2-      Expression
3-      Planning
4-      Communication
5-      Status

b)      Based on my CMI test result report, I am a directive person on the destiny dimension which means that I am always lead my fate and I won’t let it direct me, also I am a person that is hard to know my expression for I conceal my expression, thirdly I am a person that is a little strict on time but I have a bit of flexibility of letting people go from being late without penalty.
I am always a direct person, I don’t like to use a middleman to communicate with other people, lastly I am a person who achieved my rank and I won’t use my family name or my father position to get the goals I want to have.

Part 2: (186 words)

a)      Based from my CMI test result report, that I am among the most of my group are directive people and we are the one that lead and make our future, secondly me and one of my colleagues are the only people who are always conceal our expression and very hard to reveal them since we are on level 4 of concealing expression, also I am one of the nine people who has level 2 one planning with time polarity, which means we prioritize the time more than people by a little, in communication dimension I am the only one that have level 4 of being direct, while lastly I am among the 7 people that has level 4 of achieving our status.

b)      That parts that I disagree with the report are on these dimension expression and communication, where I usually I reveal my expression not if I was angry but when I am happy or excited, also with communication I usually prefer by E-mail to my superior more than talking to them face-to—face., while the rest of the dimensions I agree with them.

Part 3: (92 words)

a)     Yeah, I think some of my results will change after the next 5 years since some of them I disagree with them and some of them I see them are going to make it hard for me to establish relationship with certain people.

b)    I would like some of my results to be different since I disagree with some of them and I hope that they will change within the next of my years, like for example my communication dimension is a bit to direct which some people would feel uncomfortable.  

Total word count (415)

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Exercise #7:

Elect FNC members on ‘qualifications' 

There are many dimensions in this article but there are some main ones in it, first is that the status is achieved since it is based on elections and votes, second it is Outlook where it is innovative to the UAE to have elections, lastly Decision-making where in this one is rules over relationship where it says that the voters should vote for their accountability rather than family name.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Excersice 6: Jose Mujica

Quote Title
On revolutions and revolts
He is thinking about the next generations for building a better society.
On legalizing divorce
He says how in Uruguay had changed through time and left the tradition of as they said “Good manners”.
On materialism
That all people always consume things over time.
On global consumption
That if people united together as species they will recycle everything.
He talks about old leaders days and compare it to our days.
On ending conflict
He will wait until the other country ask for help then he will help.
On staying humble in office
That no matter if you got to be a president you shouldn’t be more than anyone else.
On redistribution of wealth
That government should distribute profit so people could buy materials later on.
On age
The older ones keep their fear for their selves and not show it to others.
On addiction
He said that the only drug he approves is love.
On being called the world’s poorest president
Since when he was younger he lived with not much things which lead him into keeping his lifestyle that way.
On donating 90% of his salary to charity
He is free to do with his money.
On his goals for Uruguay
That he would try to change the country from the injustice it has, but it can’t be done in short-term.
On being a president
He got to be president by his accomplishes.
On the secret to happiness
He is saying that he would like to do what he wants rather than being controlled.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Exercise #5

Cultural Dimension
Todd, Puro, Aisha or other
Outsourced Scene
or Circumstance
Communication- direct/indirect
Todd and his manager
Direct communication ( when the manager was talking with Todd to convince him to go to India)
Planning – People / time
Todd and his manager

Time( The manager gives Todd specific time to finish his work)
Decision-making: rules / relations
Todd and Puro
Rules, He told him to let the worker get faster with the calls so they get the number below 6.
Context – Informal / formal
Todd and his manager
Informal, he was adressing his boss by his first name and their talk was like a buddy to his buddy conversation.

3. When he gets on the train, he cannot find an empty seat. How is this problem
solved for him? How might this be a cultural solution?
A boy stood up to let Todd sit in the chair since he is older than him, but then the boy sat on Mr.Todd lap, this was the boy's perspective of a solution where many people can rest on a seat even with the crowded train.
4. As any exchange student, he has a lot of experiences trying new food. His first
encounter is with an iced drink. What happens?
After trying the iced drink he started to fell sick.

7. Todd wants to check in to a hotel. But Puro insists he comes to a boarding house.
What is the reason he gives Todd?
 The reason Puro told Todd is that if he stayed in the hotel he will feel lonely.
8. As soon as they meet, Aunti Ji starts asking very intimate questions that
Americans who have just met would never ask. What kind of things does she ask?
 She asked him many personal questions, like one of the questions was "What is your salary?".

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Exercise #4

World Cultures/ World Choices:

Every culture has what makes it special than other cultures, and the 12 Dimensions help us to clarify what each society have difference that what we have which leads into making better communication and judgement to the other cultures.

Some of the 12 Dimensions are life choices, thinking, and sense of group, those are the points that I will use to show how to get to know other culture, I am going to use Amish group that live in the US for it.

The Amish life choice is different to other people where the selected their own way of clothing and they also stayed away from using electricity by there own but they won't make other people that are "English" as how they call non-Amish, also the way they think is different than other cultures where they don't use firepower like guns and don't want to ever thinking of using it, lastly the sense of group is like a pack of wolves where if they stay together to live rather than living as a lonely fox which is weaker compared to the other. 

In my research to the Amish community they are group of people that uses a language between English and Germany to communicate and they fled from Europe to the US.

Amish having fun playing Baseball

Arabic culture influences your choice:

There are somethings that influence my choice as an Arabic like for example if I wanted to go with my friends out to a mall or cinema we ask what should we wear a Kandoora or T-shirts so nobody would feel out of place with the group.

 In the middle Maradona wearing Kandoora

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

World View Presentation

Title: UAE and Iran in the Island Dispute

1.    Background facts:  Historic  &  Present. Saeed Al Ebri 

2.    Describe the conflict and participants – what are the two sides?  Saeed Al Ebri

3.  Root causes (possible minor symptoms of these) Faisal Al Hamidi

4.    Apply the WorldViews for All participants: HS / GI / PF   (others?) Khaled Alqubaisi     

5.    What is a suitable collaborative  Re-solution to this conflict? 
How can this situation be avoided in the future in other cases?Khaled Alqubaisi     


1-Assl, N. (2012, May 12). Will UAE and Iran resolve the three islands dispute? Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/05/20125611107172123.html

2-Badeeb, S. (1993, March 1). Iran's Dispute With the UAE Over Three Gulf Islands. Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.wrmea.org/1993-march/iran-s-dispute-with-the-uae-over-three-gulf-islands.html

3-Schell, B. (2014, March 10). IRAN-UAE THREE ISLANDS’ DISPUTE UNRESOLVED. Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.indepthnews.info/index.php/global-issues/2091-iran-uae-three-islands-dispute-unresolved

4-Hilleary, C. (2012, October 18). Iran-UAE Island Dispute Could Escalate. Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.voanews.com/content/iran-uae-island-dispute-could-escalate/1528869.html

5-Erdbrink, T. (2012, April 30). A Tiny Island Is Where Iran Makes a Stand. Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/world/middleeast/dispute-over-island-of-abu-musa-unites-iran.html?_r=1


Friday, 6 March 2015

Exercise #3

1- Evelyn: She was able to adapt to the location they are in by searching and applying for job.

2-Mrs. Natallie: She was not able to adapt to India where she was distrustful to the Indians, which could mean that she is racist towards them, first she asked for marker to mark her bone that would be extracted and replaced so the doctor won't make a mistake, also she always insisted to say that she wants to go back to her home country even after the successful operation she still insisted to get back.

3- Mr. Garaham: He was able to adapt to the area by going out site seeing the place that he even to start talking to the young ones and playing with them cricket.

4- Mrs. Ainslie: She was not capable to adapt to the area by insisting in staying in the room inside the hotel and not leaving her room. 

5- Mr. Ainsilie: I presume that he was able to adapt to the area for we see him trying to cinvince his wife (The one mentioned above) to leave the room and join him out.

6- The Radio Man: He is the first one to adapt to the location that he is immediately found a room for him and put the radio and commented that the room is now good.