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, August 05, 2011

Various .. (updated)

I came back from Baghdad about 4 weeks ago, but I didn't have internet connection for awhile and I also got busy…
I finished my first term exams, and went to Baghdad to my grandparents house, we had nice vacation for 3 weeks, I love going to my grandparents house and Baghdad, we get the chance to see my relatives, go to restaurants, go shopping, and visit my favorite places, the greatest place I went to is the Lebanese club (such a nice and elegant restaurant) ... and also I enjoyed every minute of shopping.. and I met the new neighbors of my grandparents a young couple and have two adorable kids, I also spent a day with her and her friend, we cooked Dolma together and went shopping, we had lunch at 4 pm! So much fun.





I didn't forget to take a photo for this delicious ice cream :D




Then when I came to mosul, my family and all of relatives went to congratulate my dad's cousin who graduated from college, it was such a big family meeting.. I can't wait till I graduate :D.
One of the differences between Baghdad and Mosul is, there are very few entertainment places in Mosul, while there are wonderful shops, restaurants, and parks in baghdad, but lately a new small children city in Mosul was built by Investors, its one of the few places people can go to for fun, we went there and it is neat and clean ,but with limited games, few games for young kids, and one game for grownup, which I didn't ride as I fear heights :D
About my results, I am like 90% of my college students, I'll attend the second term exams, so I had a three weeks' vacation and returned to the daily routine and studying and I feel sooo tried from studying , engineering is tuff especially in Mosul university and it's harsh professors, only few students pass the first term (about ten). … before I started to study my friend and I went to college and borrow books, and we went to a nice ice cream shop, and had a lot to talk about , when I was in Baghdad my other friend "N" got engaged and I missed the party, then we went shopping together, we had great time, I love shopping with my friends more ..
My best friend "B", who's my friend since high school also got engaged , it was the best news I received this holiday, I feel so excited and happy for her, and I was the first one she told, how lovely … .. her party was supposed to be last week, but her dad got a serious heart attack and operation while he was traveling outside Iraq two days before the party, so the nishan party was postponed after Eid.. no one of his family , even his son, could get a visa to travel to him, they went through a hard time but thank god he's in a better situation and recovering , we were all praying for him, it's frustrating how Iraqis can't get visa easily to travel no matter what's the case.

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Ramadan, the merciful blessed month, started five days ago, I wish a Ramadan Kareem to everyone, may all of your dreams come true ..
Ramadan Kareem
Sunshine

15 Comments:

At 8:49 PM, Blogger jnana said...

Ramadan Karim Sunshine :)

My mouth is watering at the mention of dolma!

 
At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy to hear from you Sunshine!

Acrophobia? A little fear is good.

Fly!

Take good care and may God bless us all.

Thank you.

X Y Z

 
At 2:56 PM, Anonymous 13-journey said...

Marhaban ya Ramadhan..
Congratulation for all moslem on the world..

 
At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Himanshi said...

Hey....!I came across you blog just by chance....and I am already a fan of yours!!:)

 
At 2:04 AM, Anonymous Roy said...

Glad to hear you had a good trip and vacation. It sounds like things are getting a little better or so I hope.Have a Happy Ramadan.

 
At 4:13 AM, Anonymous Wayne said...

Dear Sunshine,

It is so very good to hear from you. I check you every day. I know that you do not have a lot of electricity and computer time but I sure miss you when you can not write.
I am happy to know that you really had a good visit this time and enjoyed it very much.

RAMADAN KAREEM!!

Grandpaw Wayne

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice to hear all is well. keep going with the studies. hope the technical glitz with the pictures rights itself. take care.
starliz

 
At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your life seems very full and most promising. Every time you post you have something interesting to tell. I can't believe I've been reading your blog since you were a girl and now you are a full grown woman with the whole world at your doorstep. Your parents must be so proud of you! All of those long hours of studying are soon to prove well worth it. This is your generation's moment and it certainly is a challenging and exciting time for people your age. I would love to visit Iraq one day and meet the wonderful kind of people you so humbly talk about and see the wondrous things and places you have experienced. I hope you keep up this blog for many years to come, I have learned so much about Iraq through your words and I look forward to reading about what directions life takes you :)

Please say hello to your mother for me. Many of us miss her dearly, but understand if she no longer wants to blog. I wish her well :)

 
At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Ramadan Sunshine

 
At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy ramadan!! i'm afraid of flying too.

 
At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Wayne said...

My Dear Sunshine,

I really enjoyed your wonderful story. I am so happy that you did enjoy your visit to your grandparent's home and all the enjoyment you had visiting friends there. I love all the pictures you were able to add. They are beautiful.

RAMADAN KAREEM

Your grandpaw Wayne

 
At 12:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and all that food looks delicious!!

 
At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sunshine:

Great pictures!

The food looks very enjoyable.

Yum.

And some fun too!

Please take care.

Peace, from X Y Z

 
At 3:32 AM, Anonymous Wayne said...

Dear Sunshine,

We would sure like to read something from you to let us know that you are alright.

I hope you are not having any problems and that you are enjoying life.

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger Kayy said...

It is a breather to see thoughts of a 19 year old, and with this intensity. Will be following,keep writing :)

 

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