Bukhara, Uzbekistan

My name is Sitorabonu. I was born on November 13, 1993 in the ancient city of Bukhara. My nation is Uzbek. I graduated from school in 2010 and entered the Faculty of Physical Culture of Bukhara State University. I graduated from the university in 2014 and worked as a teacher of physical education in the college until 2017. I entered the master's degree in 2017 and graduated in 2019.I worked at Bukhara State University in 2019-2022. Currently, I am working as a lecturer at Bukhara State Pedagogical Institute. I am the coach of the regional women's handball team.


I used to teach sports to students before the quarantine started. After the quarantine started in our country, all the students went to their homes and I returned to my village along with them. There were no online classes before - until the quarantine. Later online classes started. We lived in a remote village, the internet speed was low, I went to the roof of the house, prepared lesson resources and videos for students and put them on the platform and conducted lessons via Zoom. Students tried to take an active part in online classes, telegram groups were opened and students were asked questions and answers, tests and quizzes were given in their free time. Classes were conducted in this way. Ordinary life was full of various secrets in people. Because of Covid-19, someone lost their parents, someone lost their siblings, and someone else lost their relatives. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it helped to increase people's love for each other, like a mother following her child to work and eagerly waiting for him to come home from work, or if I couldn't hear a sweet word, they would be forced to say "Mom, I'm here". Everyone had become kind people who kept in touch with each other over the phone. On the other hand, people could not mourn in someone's house. There is a saying that even if you don't go to the wedding, there is mourning. But due to the quarantine, people did not even go to the funeral. Weddings were also not allowed. Later, after the quarantine was eased, they allowed a wedding of thirty people. Two months after the start of Covid-19, a strong wind and hail fell in our city overnight, uprooting many houses and trees. The power plants were out of order, and it seemed as if the village was being torn apart from the ground. But people have learned to be patient. They learned to live by rotting when water comes and gnawing when stone comes. All the villagers began to plant and tend vegetables in their fields. Along with them, my parents and brothers planted crops. It was gratifying. Because everyone in our family was working for the government, no one had time to do such wonderful things together. All in all, it was a great job. The trees that were uprooted by the hurricane were sawn into small pieces and taken to burn the stove for the winter. Even a person who has never held a saw, hoe or ax in his life worked on his farm. This situation seemed like the events shown in the movies. When we were young, my mother taught us to tell stories, find riddles, and play checkers when the vine died at home. Back to our youth in quarantine, we used to play these games late at night. Mobile stores used to come to our street, it was a pleasant situation for me. Because I had not seen these cases before, my parents used to tell me that they used to be like that. We used to get up early in the morning to work in the field, and in the afternoon we played wits with my brothers to improve our knowledge. People started reading again, because with the increase in phones, everyone forgot to read books. Offline classes are better than online classes, because in our field it is more difficult to learn without doing an exercise. Body position is important. The complications of an improperly performed exercise can cause a person to get sick. My students were eagerly waiting for my offline lessons. Every time I take an online class, the teacher asks me when the offline classes will start, saying that we miss the offline classes. As Allah sends a test to man for his patience, this is perhaps a reason for him to thank mankind for his patience. Some people did not know how to give thanks, some of them squandered what they earned. Covid-19 taught people to appreciate everything and be patient when they don't have it.

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