Days of My Life

Talk about daily life of a teenage girl in Iraq, and days of suffering and success. My nick name will be Sunshine..

Friday, September 29, 2006

So many events in the last two weeks …

Hello friends
As you know my grandparents visited us tow weeks ago, I spent the most beautiful time ever, we visited our relatives that I didn’t see for almost a year ( as you know we don’t go out often because of the dire situation) .
we also went to the north, my mom’s uncle and his family came with us .we had so much fun and visited a gorgeous cave in Kurdistan called Anishkiy , there we celebrated my mom’s cousin graduation , he graduated from electric engineering collage .
I am so happy that we were allowed to enter Kurdistan , because many times the Kurds don’t allow Arabs to inter their city Dhook , for security reasons.

On Thursday we had a nice breakfast and celebrated my grandma’s birthday in a casino near the Tigris river , I had so much fun in the water motorcycle , and my brother and sister also had a fascinating time , but in the casino I fell down , and hurt my left arm and shoulder badly , I couldn’t use it for a week.

We also took my grandma with us to my mom friend’s Nishan , where I saw one of my school teacher’s there , both of us were from the bride side..
I also was invited to a party in my friend’s house , I arrived after one hour delay, as the roads were locked by US Troops , because of a bombing car , I had so much fun and wonderful time , I took my mom’s musical keyboard with me , we took so many pics ..
I went to school last Sunday , the Arabic teacher was not good , and I didn’t like her , the geography and history teacher was very edgy , but she is good in teaching, the English teacher was so lovely , the mathematics and the rest of the teachers are ok..
The headmistress’s assistant is HORRIBLE , she keep yelling with or without reasons , her name is roses !!! whenever I look at her , my heart start to pant so fast , I feel terrified when I see her , not only me, all the girls even the teachers feel that way , I guess!!.
On Tuesday , I came back from school so tired and slept for 3 hours , I had very bad flu , and when I woke up , my mom took my body temperature , it was high 38.5C , I didn’t go to school in the next day , and I couldn’t fast for two days .
On Thursday my way to school was terrible , all the bridges and roads were locked, and we were stuck in the street for an hour , I didn’t feel comfortable with being near many tanks knowing that someone may attack them in every minute . & I didn’t have a mobile phone to call my worried mom. I lost the hope of arriving school , and thought that I will miss the chemistry quiz , but suddenly our national guards opened the bridge and I arrived school , I was late and missed the first class , I wanted to call my family to tell them that I was ok , but MS.Roses shouted and said “ we don’t have a phone , go “ , a man drove his daughter to school heard her shouting allowed me to use his phone , what a generous man he was !.
the situation in my neighborhood isn’t good as usual , we hear many explosions specially at night ( usually mines ), we had three inspections in the same week!!!.
3 days ago , at midnight I was asleep when I heard very loud explosion , I put my head under the pillow , I got fearful awake and my heart was like a drum , the night was very calm and that changed in a sec . I heard the sound of shrapnels falling on the roof . in the next day , my grandma found many shrapnels in the garden , among them a big shrapnel , bigger than a hand palm ..
what baffle me is that who exploded the car at midnight while there is A STROLL BANS?..
The day before yesterday at midnight , I was awaked by a limelight , I put my head under the pillow , and waited to hear the sound of explosion ,( I know that the light speed is faster than the sound in few seconds ), but I kept waiting , and I didn’t hear anything , then I realized that it is a projector light of the police on national guards and not a bombing car !!!.
My interview with NHK TV was viewed few days ago , I felt so happy when I checked my inbox , I had 50 letters , most of them were from Japanese , in the next day I sent thanks E-cards to all of them , I hope they enjoyed them..
Anyway , my friends in NHK TV will send me the DVD soon.
Sunshine ..


At 3:24 AM, Blogger dancewater said...

so glad to hear you had fun in the Kurd area, and at the parties.

I do hope your neighborhood becomes calm soon.

take good care of yourself!

At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Dear One,
What a wonderful break away from the worries and stresses at home. That is what family time is all about.
The pictures are lovely! What rich colors on the trees and earth.
I hope Ms. Rose gets better. Maybe she should have had a holiday too! I am glad the gentlemen let you use his phone. Mom's always worry about their kids. I am glad you thought to phone her.
My heart just aches when I think of you having to cover your head to try and block out the noise. The only noise you should have to block out is the happy laughter of people out walking late into the evening
...perhaps celebrating too much.
I pray for peace to come into your country and for more time and freedom to allow you to enjoy your family, your friends and your precious life.
Keep safe, Dear One. My prayers are with you.

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Marshmallow26 said...

Hello Sunshine,

Are we going to see that DVD??

:P just kiddin' haha

At 10:31 PM, Blogger grayday101 said...

Sunshine, I'm so glad you had a good time on vacation. I have been checking back for your post about it.

Doesn't it seem that every school year brings one or more teachers or administrators who are unpleasant? Sometimes they are unhappy in their work, and may not stay long. Sometimes they may improve as you gain experience with each other (you can hope!) And sometimes you just have to "tough it out" for the entire session.

Losing sleep because of the disruptions in your neighborhood can't help either, especially with the heavy course load you are carrying.

Glad you are back!

At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm at university in Japan.I watched the NHK's TV program which introduced your blog last week.I was very impressed when I knew the fact that you send peace messages to all over the world.

I read your blog.Although you are in dangerous situation, you live your life positively and hopefully.I'm glad that you had a wonderful time with your familly.

It's really important to let people in the world know about Iraq.I hope the days that you and people in Iraq live their life safely will come soon.I believe the days will certainly come.

At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Wayne said...

Sunshine: I am so very happy to hear of your family and grand parent's wonderful visit to Kurdistan. I'm sorry that you were injured and later became ill with high fever. Be patient with your school teachers and principal. After they become familiar with you I am sure that they will respect you and your intelligence.

I am also happy to hear that you received a lot of mail from people in Japan as a result of your interview on NHK. I spent many years in Japan and Okinawa and met and worked with many of their citizens. They are wonderful people. If you were to meet any of them you would become friends immediately.

I love the pictures of your little brother and sister.

It is my hope that you, your family and all decent Iraqi people will live safely and peacefully. I pray for God to look over you all every day.

With all my love and respect, I wish you peace and safety.

At 4:42 AM, Blogger Gypsycowgirl40 said...

Sunshine....I do believe you are the most amazing person on this planet! Your posts are always fanscinating and I LOVED your pictures! I hope peace comes to your country soon.

If you ever want to get away from there, you and your family are always welcome to visit me in Texas!

You take care of yourself and be careful!


At 5:46 AM, Blogger AO said...

I am a Japanese 50 year-old man. I watched you on the NHK TV news. I added your blog onto my favorite of my blog.
I hope to become peaceful Iraq.

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Cazza_jane said...

hi sunshine, glad to hear your doing well and everything, i have updated my blog FINALLY :P
i probobly should have done it ages ago, hope to talk to u again somtime soon bye bye

mwa xoxox Cazzie

ps: if you have forgotten my blog is,

At 3:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sunshine,

You have a truely endearing soul. I wish I could sweep you and your family up high, on the stars to protect you from the violence of Iraq.

I'm humlbed by your stregnth and endurance. Let's hope Oprah finds out how truely amazing you are and invites you on her show. I would have to make the jounry to attend.

I hope some day you will see how true and warm the American spirit can be.

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am happy that you enjoyed your trip. I like your photo's. I like the Pepsi can in Arabic. Stay strong.

At 11:16 PM, Anonymous bluelqe said...

glad to hear you have great family time

but feel sorrow with iraq situation

At 11:08 PM, Blogger Kim said...

What beautiful photos you have on your site of your trip. I love seeing that side of living in Iraq. We see only the bad on the news.
I pray for you and the people of Iraq. You have opened many eyes to life in your country. Keep shining Sunshine!

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Your photos made me smile- especially of the cake. You bring hope to the world. Sunshine, you are an angel.

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