No news is good news...
Hello friends I didn't write a post for a while because I didn't have electricity , as well as the generator is not working, the weather is very hot and the temperature Is 49 C (and it'll get hotter).We take shower 4 or 5 times a day , the day before yesterday I took a shower at 3 am !! the inverter is not working well too . how joyful!!! . The most unbearable time is in the afternoon between 5-8 pm , very long and boring.My relative finished his exams few days a go, so we'll be able to visit them .couple of days a go I went to a library , and bought two books written by C. S. Luis, ( the silver chair ) , and (the horse and it's boy ).. I couldn't find the type of books I was searching for .. I started to read the silver chair , it reminds me of Harry Poter and the lord of the rings, an imaginary adventures.Yesterday I went with my mom to her work (to get a new night guard) , I had a good time there , the doctors work with my mom are really funny ,and joke all the time , mama is very happy with her work . Mama decided to buy another computer , I found her idea really good, because when we have electricity everyone run to the computer , mama , Mariam , Yosif and I ( hahahah).. When I was in Miriam's age , mama brought me many CDs, teach English and they are useful and fun in the same time , like play and learn with Mickey, Barbie , and other characters like the sesame street' characters .My favorite CD is "children's encyclopedia" , it is fantastic .. Yosif is really intelligent , everyday he play a different CD, he'll learn English really fast , he always repeat the words he hear.
I kept thinking what to write about , I don't have new news , everyday is just like the day before . since the war began my life isn't as fun as before , in the past we had clubs, theaters & stadiums , the teenagers used to join karate , English , computer , and art classes , summer holiday was fun , many parties and celebrations, picnics and traveling , while now we are stuck in our house , I feel really sorry for the Iraqis , specially children who didn't have the chance to experience a life without war , every time I say" Hello Yosif how are you?" he replies , " few days a go an explosion happened and all the windows and doors were broken, I was very afraid……" he always reply the same sentence . I wish he can see the children's city , or live a day without fear, when I was younger , my parents used to take me to have a walk near the river beach, they talk and walk together , while I play and run, they didn't feel worry about me, it was safe for me to walk away alone.I was 10 or 11 when the war began ,so I still have good memories ,when we used to go to Baghdad every holiday, we used to go to the restaurants and casinos , I didn't go to a casino for more than a year , and I don't know whether I'll be able to , or not .. I miss my grandparents and relatives , I miss Baghdad , I miss my life, we used to have a family meeting every Sunday, my mom's uncles come with their wives , sometimes with their children and grandchildren , as well as my parents' aunt with her boys and their wives , oh ,very nice and warm memories indeed.Iraqis are fond of parties and picnics a lot , so it is very hard for me to stay in the house 24/7. I sometimes feel bored from reading and making handmade work , I can't do that all the time , everyday there is a different program on MBC4 between 11 pm-12 midnight , super nanny , race to the altar , brat camp , how to live longer , what not to wear , if we have electricity I watch them. We used to dress our best clothes and go out , and wear our golden jewelries , now we can't wear golden jewelries, my dad bought a new car 3 years ago , and we didn't use it until now , to avoid terrorists blackmail !! I love to go to the markets and do shopping , it is so much fun , specially when we leave the market with many stuff , I used to do that in the past , but now I don't do that anymore , it is not safe to go out .. I thought after the invasion we'll be able to travel, but I was wrong , Iraqis are not easily allowed to enter Jordan , nor UAE , nor USA, nor England , nor anywhere except Syria , going to Syria is not impossible but hard , my dad's uncle spent 2 days waiting to enter !!.My aunt will go to Syria and we won't be able to go and see her (we don't have passports) , I didn't see Rose for 3 years .. A friend of mine (she lives in USA) wrote to me about her plans for the summer holiday , and I was shocked , I am so happy for her , but I thought if I wasn't Iraqi , I would be able to enjoy my holiday the way she does , she will visit many countries. I'd never traveled outside Iraq , but I hope I'll be able to do that someday ..
Try not to lose hope