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..

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Hanging out with friends ..

I had a lot of fun in the last week, despite the fact that our exams are next week and still we find huge difficulty in understanding our subjects, or even pass our exams and quizzes .. everytime we have an exam we all get low marks (mostly zero), but it's very common in the engineering collages here.
Anyway, on the first of march, we celebrated the university day in Mosul, it's supposed that we don't attend lectures, but our professors insisted on examining us, we had a practical exam and two theoretical exams, and for the first time, I did well and finished at 10 am ..
In The university day, I felt like I am in another world, there were students dancing everywhere, loud DJs, students wearing folkloric Iraqi clothes, and galleries.
Then, lovely Najma, invited me to share her graduation happiness, so I spent a lot of time with her and her collage-mates, who walked around the university wearing their graduation robes, singing, and dancing all the way long, it was fantastic ..
Later, I returned to my lovely collage, hoping that within 4 years, I'll enjoy my graduation party, and invite her to celebrate with me.
Last week, I had a picnic with my collage to Mosul dam, we had lots of fun, even in the road, the guys kept dancing and dancing in the bus. Then we went to the electricity generation station which is amazing, and then to a nice place near the lake, were we had lunch, then rented a boat (which is my favorite part), we played with water, and we were
completely wet after all!! We took pictures, videos, and played Frozbie , we had the most amazing time together.
Also last week, my classmates and I, visited the museum , the public library, and the books' gallery..
Last Saturday, we had a party, my dad cousin's engagement party, so last week was good, and I hope the coming days will be even better..
I'll have my exams next week, so I may not be able to write often ..
wish me luck.


At 4:18 AM, Anonymous Steve from Texas - USA said...

Sunshine, it is good to hear you are doing well and having fun! Learn a lot! Engineers are very important in this world. They keep improving life for everyone with the things they build and improve.

I wish you the best on your upcoming exams.

Steve from Texas

At 8:44 AM, Blogger Ripama said...


It's good to hear you had fun and are getting along well with your classmates.

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Emily A. said...

I am happy to see pictures of green grasses and to read about your fun experiences. You are wonderful.

At 2:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you all had a good time Sunny. That's the way college time should be. Those are some beautiful pictures. After you're done with college you can open a shop and build custom motorcycles : ) LOL
Keep your Sun Shining. Solo

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Crusader said...

Good luck Sunshine! I just finished mid terms so we are on Spring break so we get too have a lil fun for a week until it's back to the grind..lokks like ya'll had fun at the lake!!

At 4:13 AM, Anonymous Wayne said...

ENI Sunshine, It makes me very happy to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful week. I love all the beautiful pictures.

I was surprised that Najima was graduating. I thought she had one more year. I think NHA has two more years. I may be wrong at that too.

Shukran Gazeelan for your lovely report.

Your Grandpa

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi. Interesting Blog.

What's full name?

At 2:15 AM, Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is nice to read that you do have times when you can be a carefree young person.

I love the pictures of the countryside and the lake.

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Ahmad said...

Hi my dear sunshine

I feel so happy when I hear
you had a fun with classmates.
beacuse 15 years ago we had a
party in university of Esfahan-Iran
do you remember me?
I am Ahmad that you put comment for
me before.last month I trip to baghdad , karbala,kazemain , najaf and samera.
and really enjoyed and take a ziarat" doa"
please comment for me to

Take Care

At 3:29 AM, Anonymous Roy said...

Just what I feared. Go to college and it party party all the time. Just kidding. I'm happy to hear you are having fun in your life.

At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Gigína from Hungary. I was reading about your blog, and you are an ideal for other things being equal liver chlidren, I think.
I am 13. I'm sorry, if my English not perfectly. So, I want for you many good day like that!

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

My name is Emeseeee. Yesterday I bought the next IM. I was reading the article of you. I hope your life will be easier the future. I believe the World can be safe,freedom, and good.

I hope you're well!
(My English is very poor, so I'm sorry) : )

At 9:51 AM, Blogger My Foolish Fantasy said...

hi .. im irene . and i used to read your blog. its so nice and inspiring. i can relate to it coz im a college student too.

At 9:57 AM, Blogger My Foolish Fantasy said...

hi .. im irene .. and i used to read ur blog . its so nice and inspiring . i can relate to it . im a college student too.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Juli. I am from Hungary, and i'm 13.
I read your story, in IM (this is a hungarian magazin). I think you are very wonderful. And your blog is wonderful too.
I can't write lot of beautiful and good, because my english isn't very good...
I desire peace, hug and lucky for you.
I send lot of hope for you.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Juli. I am from Hungary, and i'm 13.
I read your story, in IM (this is a hungarian magazin). I think you are very wonderful. And your blog is wonderful too.
I can't write lot of beautiful and good, because my english isn't very good...
I desire peace, hug and lucky for you.
I send lot of hope for you.

At 6:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an Australian girl a year younger than you and I read about you in a magazine we have here called Frankie.
I just wanted to say that I think you are a very courageous and intelligent young woman.
I think Iraq has much hope for the future, especially with people like you willing to rebuild it.

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Ashton Rigg said...

Hi Sunshine!

I read a little about your story in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine in Australia. I just wanted to quickly tell you that I was very moved! To a lot of us around the world, war is such a distant concept. We see it on the television or in the newspapers but we're so detached from it. Nobody really understands how it effects the common person like you or I. I just wanted to say thank-you for your personal views... the little details make everything so real and I think more people need to see things that way. Good luck with engineering! That's such a huge and impressive career choice! Stay safe and happy :)


At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Jess said...

You are truly amazing and awesome. Really, really an inspiration to everybody. You're getting publicity here in Australia and I hope that everybody in the world will know about you and your view of your country one day very soon.
Good luck on your exams, I'm sure you'll do fine. Don't worry about the professors, they're the same all over the world :)
Love, Jess

At 12:38 AM, Anonymous Merna said...

I'm Merna and as strange as this may sound, i'm from Mosul too! but i'm living in America now, i'm glad to know things are going good in Mosul, i'm fifteen but i've only been to Mosul's university once, and i wen't to the library, it was very beautiful.

God bless you.

At 3:02 AM, Anonymous gih said...

Even though we are too far, but we can be friends too.

At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Sunshine! I have no idea who you are, but today I found an article about you, your life and this blog in our Slovakian lifestyle magazine called IN.ko. They wrote about your hard life in Iraq. I just wanna tell you; be strong! I don´t know what is life in your situation but I cross my fingers for YOU! Bye

At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Optimism!1 That's great you are having fun!

At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sunshine,

Today was the first time I had read your blog and I wanted to tell you how much i admire the strength you have in writing about your life and emotions.
Today i was reading a fairly new magasine in Australia called Frankie, and they had an article about you, and a link to your blog. I hope that more people will now know about your blog and you can spread your wisdom even further.

I hope you are well.
Good luck with your exams :)

(Melbourne, Australia)

At 7:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog and we have the same birth date(except I'm a little older).

At 4:46 AM, Anonymous maddy said...

Your are very inspiring in trying to get a good education in engineering. I hope you succeed to celebrating with your friend!!

At 4:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures! have you thought about becoming a photographer? you're great at it! good luck with engineering! you'll be a great role model for women!

At 12:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures! glad you're making friends and the museum looks like fun! if you ever vacation to the states, you might like the shed aquarium in chicago and museum of science in boston! awesome places!

At 1:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love your blog please come see mine


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