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, January 09, 2009

Last midyear exams in high school...

Hello.
This week, the oral midyear examination started, I did well, and on Sunday the written exam will start. I pray the roads will be open, and also pray the weather will get warmer, many times I feel that I can't write or move my frozen figures!! However I decided to take oil with me to school for the heaters, and I hope my friends will do the same, otherwise we'll get sick and freeze specially many classrooms have no windows due to the continuous explosions .. Since the terrorists threatened to bomb more cars in the neighborhood, my dad and grandpa started to think about any possible way to make the house less dangerous for us, so they covered the majority of windows with wood, can you imagine how dark it became ?!! As we don't have electricity most of the time, and we have power from the generators in the afternoons only, I spend the mornings carrying my books and moving from one room to another in order to find which room is calmer and rather lightened, when my family members come to a room I can't concentrate because of the noise, so I try to find another place.. And when the weather is cloudy I feel upset and cloudy too.
Let's hope we'll have more hours of electricity, and the situation will be good so that we have our examinations in a normal environment.
Spring holiday will start on 21/1, I may not be able to use internet till that time..
Wish me luck, I'll need it!

Sunshine

20 Comments:

At 12:19 PM, Blogger BAGHDADENTIST said...

Good Luck

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger Alex said...

Good luck!

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Best of luck to you! You have worked hard and I know you will do well.

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Jhondie said...

I like the plywood on the windows... gonna feel like you live in a cave but it's so much safer. If your dad want to make it even safer he can stack bags of sand (or dirt) outside the openings :) well that's how we did it.

Good luck with your exams. My school semester starts this Monday.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger Ripama said...

Sunshine

Good Luck and Happy Studies.

 
At 1:47 AM, Anonymous Anythest 9 said...

My name is Amythest 9,I am 13 years old, and I am from the U.S. I don't like the war, and I am in the Girl Scouts. We are doing World Thinking Day, which is a time when we teach little girls about different countries and my troop chose Iraq. I am trying to find out the daily lives of girls in Iraq and I also am going to look up an activity. If you don't trust me I perfectly understand, but if you are willing to help me I promise to keep it simple and share no more than needed. Thank you, Amythest9.
lianalm@comcast.net

 
At 3:26 AM, Anonymous Hope said...

Good luck Sunshine!

 
At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Tex said...

Good Luck Sunshine! I think I speak for everybody who reads your blog when I say how proud I am of you that you are able to keep such a tight focus on your studies and manage to keep doing well in school when so much is going on around you. Best wishes for a happy and safe 2009 and I hope your tests go well!

 
At 1:02 AM, Blogger liquid skin said...

good luck sunshine. may success follow you wherever you go :)

 
At 1:59 AM, Blogger John said...

You won't need that much luck, Sunshine -- you're as "bright" as your name! But I'll still pray for you and your family and I'm very sorry that things are still so bad in your neighborhood.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger dancewater said...

Good luck on your exams.

Here is a link to a song -
Song for Gaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfhoU66s4Y&eurl=http://warincontext.org/

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Antonio said...

Good Luck Sunshine! From Austin, TX, I wish you the best.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Sunshine said...

Hello all , thanks a lot for your support and nice comments...
********
Amythest please feel free to E-mail me, my E-mail address is livesstrong92@yahoo.com , i'd love to help you ..
Sunshine

 
At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Sunshine, i do hope you and your family are well.

Not sure if you but you are on the short list for best middle-east blog i can't see your badge anywhere you should have been sent one by e-mail

To make the short list is no mean thing there's plenty that don't. Just ignoe this if you already know about it but here is the link.

http://2008.weblogawards.org/polls/best-middle-east-or-africa-blog/

 
At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Sunshine! :)

 
At 3:20 AM, OpenID ramblesofrandomness said...

you're from iraq? I'm from the US. I really like your blog! Good Luck! Please check out my blog!
~Hamster

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

I thought you'd like to know that over at "Iraqi Bloggers Central" (an American site that tracks many, many Iraqi blogs), you are being hailed as "Sunshine of Mosul" and compared with the American teenaged singing star, Taylor Swift.

For more information on Taylor Swift: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Swift

From Robert (Will's Uncle ... btw, I hear from my brother that Will is back in Iraq again.)

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Average American said...

Sunshine, in case I forget to come back by next week, I am going to say it now, Happy Birthday!

I hope Mosul starts getting better real soon. Maybe after the elections it will. Stay safe and if possible, stay warm too

Joe

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Happy Birthday dear Sunshine! I hope this is a wonderful year for you.

 
At 2:14 AM, Anonymous LeahT said...

Sunshine,
I am a 22 year-old college student attending the University of Vermont in the USA. I wanted to thank you for giving me another view of the Iraqi people. Here in America it is hard to escape the one-sided images of Iraq and its people that are forced into our minds from the news, movies, etc. It is refreshing to read about a strong, outspoken woman whose family is supportive of her education. You are doing so much to pave the way for girls in the future. Furthermore, you are spreading awareness about your situation all over the world—to people that would have otherwise never entered your life. I read through your blog and I was wondering what your thoughts were on veiling. Is it as much of a debate within your society as it is in America? The most common perception obtained from the media is that the veil is a representation of women’s subordination or inequality to men. Do you feel that there is any truth in this statement? Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
I am hopeful that someday soon you will live in a safe and peaceful Iraq.
Sincerely,
LeahT

 

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