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..

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Miscellaneas...

Many things happened in the last 3 weeks, our physics teacher (who was excellent) was threatened and left Iraq, leaving us wondering what shall we do next, after spending 3 days calling students we know and teachers we found a physics teacher but after we took four lectures we decided to go to another one because he wasn’t good !!!! now I found another teacher (he’s no. 4) and I am glad of my decision…
2 weeks ago I had mathematics exam and I took 100% , I like mathematics a lot.. and I had chemistry exam but I made some mistakes in one of the questions .. in my way to the chemistry class, I found the neighborhood surrounded and I had to go walking alone, it was early in the morning and no one else was in the street, my only fear was from dogs! Then I noticed a guy wearing dirty T. shirt about 25 years old or so , he was staring at me in suspicious way that made me feel really terrified, I started to walk faster and faster till I reached, first I walked without looking back, then I took a fast look and saw him again, the whole way I was thinking how can I protect myself? What should I do ? maybe he’s a thief? ? whom should I call ? the police? How can I expect them to protect me if they can’t even protect themselves?! I had millions of thoughts but I kept praying and praying… maybe he was a good guy who knows!! But he didn’t seem so.. anyway I’m glad I am ok now.
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this week the students of the sixth class had finished their final exams, you know there’s no other chance, and those exams will define their future carrier, such important exams makes the students get nervous and worry about their future, and makes them want to do their best to get high marks, to achieve their goals graduate from high collages and rebuild Iraq, unfortunately, the students had a lot to think about beside studying, they were wondering if they’ll have electricity at night so that they can study till late time, or whether the roads will be closed next day or they’ll arrive school easily? “ it’s possible that A curfew may start in every sec and last for days!” The government may postponed the exams in the last second just like what happened last year when two exams were postponed in the last minute ! Beside everyone knows the militias got the questions for those who support them, and the reconciler who correct the questions are not fair with all students, imagine studying in such hot weather (WITHOUT ELECTRICITY ALL THE TIME) and having exams under the burning sun, without even a ceiling above the students, many fainted, they couldn’t bare the hot weather and stress .. it seems like the government is doing it’s best not to provide good circumstances for the generation that will re-build Iraq, but you know what? The Iraqi students bare a lot, and don’t give up, they have a great will and determination, my friend attended the private lessons one week after she was injured when a car bomb exploded, she used to take the classes feeling pain because shrapnel entered her arm and right side of her body, I bet only Iraqi students can do that....
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my mom spent a week in Baghdad as you know, I felt so lonely, my mom is my best friend and we are really close so it was hard for me to spend a week without her, but I was so glad because she visited my grandparents and saw Baghdad, I know how much she misses them , so I didn’t complain much :D
mama told me about Baghdad now, she said it doesn’t seems like Baghdad in the past, it’s like Tehran now!! Hearing that made me devastated I love my country and I don’t want it to be like Iran. Our friends who lives in Baghdad (uncle S and his family) will leave Iraq they said they can’t take it anymore, they can’t see lovely Baghdad being destroyed and controlled by people who are not even Iraqis and don’t care about Iraq, so my mom went to say goodbye, they kept crying the whole time, also they were really upset because I couldn’t come to Baghdad and see them for the last time..
uncle S is my grandpa’s best friend, and I love him and his family a lot, I can’t imagine going to Baghdad without seeing them, they started to sell the cars and possessions, they’ll leave their house, neighbors, friends, relatives , neighborhood, and country, carrying nothing but memories, wondering if they’ll find a good safe life abroad or not, hoping they’ll come back to their country soon..
Many relatives and friends left Iraq, I wonder who’ll be next!
My friend who lives in UK asked me about the situation in Iraq and Mosul about 3 months ago I told him that I think within 6 months everything will be calm, now I have no idea if we’ll have a secured life or not, we definitely need a new mission to make Mosul free from terrorists because the ex-one worked for a short time only..
yesterday 6 car bombs exploded, I went to the ophthalmologist with grandpa, sister and dad, we left the house at 1:30 and arrived it at 5:30 !! the way was horrible, all the roads and bridges were either crowded or closed, while we were stuck in a road, two ambulances came, road was soooooo crowded and cars couldn’t notice the ambulances, it was a horrible situation the ambulances’ drivers were shouting “GIVE US A SPACE FOR GOD’S SAKE, WE HAVE INJURED PEOPLE” not everyone was able to hear him because of the sounds of police cars and horns, a young boy sell handkerchiefs (he was about 8 years old working at noon under the burning sun, sweating and terrified ) started to run and say “there are ambulances , go back” the drivers started to give space by driving over the pavement, but still the ambulances couldn’t pass by, there were hundreds of cars ! a soldier from the national guards started to kick the barrels and rockets angrily (the national guards put rockets and barrels to divide the roads into two parts, one stay for the emergency like if they were attacked they can drive hastily there without hitting the cars and the other one fits only one car to pass each time) the ambulance was next to our car and I saw the injured people through the window, I immediately hugged my sister so that she doesn’t see anything, I won’t forget the desperate sigh of an injured woman, she looked into my eyes and her face was covered with blood just like she was saying “please pray for me” most of the injured people I saw were guys, may they recover soon, and god save everyone.. ….
Till next time,
Sunshine.

17 Comments:

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Lieutenant Fishman, USAFR said...

That is strange about what your mom said about Baghdad. In the England newspaper they did a story on Baghdad and there are FIFTY FIVE stores that sell alcohol now in Baghdad, the most since the 1980s. Reporters are saying fewer women wear the burqa and that the Mahdi influence is nearly gone from many neighborhoods!

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger tootie said...

I pray that you stay safe and that your studies continue to go well!

 
At 1:56 AM, Blogger Don Cox said...

Thanks for posting this report. Your blog (and those of hnk, Najma, etc) are the only way to find out how things are in Mosul. We can only hope that the situation gets more peaceful soon, but I fear that terrorists don't give up easily. I salute your courage.

 
At 2:18 AM, Blogger John said...

Sunshine, I am so sorry for the harm my country has done and for all the things you've seen that nobody, never mind a kid, should see. I'm just so proud for you though, that you are able to be so brave.

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger Ray-Ray said...

you're so brave to protect your sister. i wish i'd had a smart, brave sister like you when i was growing up!

 
At 3:21 AM, Anonymous Wayne said...

Congratulations on your mathmatics grade. Don't worry aboute one error in chemistry. When I was your age I often did much worse. Continue your excellent educational efforts.

I am sorry to hear of all the terrible problems you have experienced. I had read and hoped that living conditions had improved immensly in Mosul and also in Baghdad.

I hope that you realize how much we admire you for your bravery and education efforts.

Please keep up the wonderful efforts you have been making.

after all, you are my favorite granddaughter.

I pray for you each day and ask God to watch over you, mama and all innocent Iraqi people.

 
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At 8:12 PM, Blogger dancewater said...

It is so sad to read your blog, but I admire your courage and dedication to getting an education AND protecting your sister.

It sounds like security is getting worse in Mosul, and I keep hearing about new walls going up in Baghdad. What a horror this invasion and occupation has unleashed!

 
At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Matthew said...

You are very brave. We will pray for you.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger العــــــراقيــــــــــــــــــــــــــه said...

R U IRAQI?

 
At 7:13 AM, Anonymous keyne said...

wish to know your life is moving on unders sunshine! god bless u! (greeting from Malaysia)

 
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At 12:52 PM, Blogger An Embedded System Engineer said...

This message is from far east(Taiwan).
I admire your courage. I cannot image how you live and survive in that environment. I think most of people cannot really feel your feeling. But only we can do is have a great support in spirit for you.
god bless u!

 
At 9:06 PM, OpenID frecklescassie said...

I can't believe they make you take exams in the hot sun without a roof. I am from Texas, which is probably about as hot as Iraq, and everything is air conditioned. Why do they want everyone to fail? I am glad that you are working hard for your education. I don't think I work even half as hard for mine.

 
At 6:50 AM, Blogger aliraqia said...

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At 5:14 PM, Blogger Ashok Kadam's webBlog said...

Hey Bravo, thanks a ton for your wonderful posts...i mean it..take care.

 
At 5:39 AM, Blogger Sheila said...

You touch my heart...

 

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