25 Dec 2008

Merry Christmas

Story is the man, and the days tell the events, day after it's all going on…
And today of my story, I would like to say
" Merry Christmas"
May all your dreams come true, and may God lead you to listen to the song that only angels sing..
Let's whisper into the ages' ear, and say , hello…

11 Dec 2008

Days of Eid

My father travelled to Baghdad, he stayed there for about two days, to do some work and to see his mother, he has not been in Baghdad for 3 years!

Dad spent a nice time there, he returned with so high spirits, and great feeling that Baghdad is going to be like before ( safe and beautiful) and more wonderful.
Dad said the way to Baghdad was full of soldiers and national guards, about 420 km with 76 checkpoints, and tanks separated between each two checkpoints.

It lasted about six hours to arrive, it was great indeed, last time I traveled , I spent 8 hours! It was unbearable, now, it is thanfgully so much better.

In Baghdad, national guards were in everywhere, but the good thing is only Iraqi soldiers, dad said that there had been no American tank in the street, he had only seen them on the trunk road to Baghdad. " you can say, there is a government'' dad said.

He also told us that the checkpoints barricades were covered with flowers, it was so nice of the guards, good gentlemen! Hahaha, and they are so admirable, their main emblem is " you admire, you are admired"

Dad visited different places of Al-rusafa and Al- karkh, al-mansoor, philisteen street, al-Sha'ab, Al- A'damiyya, Al-kadhmyya, Baghdad il-jideeda and Alh- ghazalyya.

-We have many families to visit in Baghdad, it is maybe good or bad, good that baghdad is the most wonderful city for me ,so it hugs my most wonderful people.. and bad because each time we go, we spend few days and they become over of visitng others.- ما افتهم كلشي والله من الروحه هههههههههه

But of course, we hope to live safely without checkpoints, this needs some time, we were patient, and we have to stay strong , because we were all heroes and heroines in the battle against terrorism .
In Babel, a city to the south of Baghdad, they have recently opened a new tourist collection of buildings, two main parts of it have been completed, the amusement city and the hotel, the thing that should be mentioned here for the record.
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Eid days were nice to a great extent, even though I didn't have the fun that I should have , nor enjoyed my time as I must, but I’m happy for people, the wonderful people in my country.
I can't stop my tears when I see the children holding toys , klecha, and Edyya, spending happy times with gorgeous spirits, wearing so beautiful clothes and trying to show their pleasure in different ways, different strange wonderful ways that no one can try nor realize the idea behind except the white hearts.
Baghdad, Al- Zawra' park, about 50000 families ( about 250000 men) came to say " we live Eid, we deserve the happiness, and nobody can prevent us" .

From all the places, and all the sects. Even the Christians, Saba' and Ayzids came to share their sisters and brothers' pleasant moments.

Saba' , I highly admire those people , who mainly inhabit the south of Iraq, they even don't celebrate their special occasions when Muslims commemorate sad events like the tenth of Muharram. These are the true Iraqis.
As usual, before Eid I went to the market with mama, what saddened me is that the clothes were not like how I expected or intended to buy. I kept wandering from a shop to shop, nothing pleased me, mom kept trying to convince me that this is the market goods and it's the current present, i should buy, " why i sould buy things im not going to wear?!!!" i say.. Until I found my luck with nice dress and black jacket.
I asked a vendor about the matter, " they are not like the clothes that can be found in the other countries, like Jordan, Syria or Lebanon, why?" I asked. I had no idea about what he might answer, because at least I didn’t mention the mark 'Channel' ,lol.
" hmmmm, those are clothes of the second class or the third, or maybe the fourth" , I gazed at him, what if I mentioned Channel??!!!

It is so sad to hear this. What do you think of the second class?

In the market, I did a good thing that deserved a reproach from my mom!! Ok ,my mom didn't know if she had to reproach me or thank me.

While we were walking, I caught the sight of a little girl walking in the middle of the street, her mom was busy with a greengrocer, suddenly, I heard a loud horn of a far car, when I turned my head I saw it was straight towards the girl!!!
"hey wait!! Look!!" I shouted, and soon ran to the girl and pushed her to the pavement.
I thank God many times to give me the mind to do it, wowww!! The driver was fast enough to destroy all the vegetables and fruits carriages that were there..

The first day of Eid was another day of calls, hahahahaha, I keep laughing when I check my mobile number after number, name after name to call all the dears, I thank God to save our dears fine and bless the martyrs' souls, we remembered the great memories of being together with people left us early to the other world, and with a big smile on my face I finished that job.

In the first day of Eid, at 1:10 am I received a text message from a great person in my life , congratulating me and saying nice wishes.
Talking about text messages reminding me of those who created mobiles, I sincerely thank them, mobile simplifies many difficulties, and makes the distance as nothing among the friends. Miss Violet was the first one congratulated me of Eid!! It was a nice text from her, Oh miss!! I love you :D :D
Next week, we'll be back to school, another short quick duration before mid-year exams. I had some rest in Eid, but I can't say I didn't leave books, no, I kept studying.لازم نزاغل شويه, هههههههه

6 months is the rest of the time we have to finish this part of life, and to breathe freely again, may God achieve all our dreams and lead our ways.

May God bless our Iraq and give us the faith to work more, May God give us the gift to live our days happily , all together.

May God protect and bless you.


4 Dec 2008

Another Day..

Day after day, year after a year. Many Muslims take the way to the blessed place, Mecca, where the prophet Abraham (may peace be upon him) took his way once ,with his son and wife, there, many stories had happened, and everyone had a moral, but the all came to bring peace and great laws to organize the nature and the life style, to teach and lead us.

The time when Muslims go is so blessed and you can see all the eyes crying with great reverence.

Muslims end their special worshipping deeds with great happiness by slaying animals ( like rams) and give the meat peaces to paupers, and give many other alms.
This happiness can be seen in four main days of Eid, which is called Adha Eid.
And it's my great pleasure to congratulate all my friends for this wonderful occasion, asking God to help us to do everything may establish peace, faith and purity.
ايامكم سعيده و كل عام اونتو بالف الف الف الف الف الف الف الف الف خير, بعد الف؟ ههه, يلله, كووووول الاف الدنيه... و اتمنالكم تحقيق الاماني والصحه والسلامه و الامان والاستقرار والعافيه وكول الخير والبركه
وكلشي حلو

Eid = happiness, but who can be happy when he sees his people dying ??

Two days ago, while I was sitting beside my sisters exchanging talking about a hard day, a big explosion occurred, my little sister began to shout " another quake , another quake.. it's a quake..", my other sister made her calm down by saying silly jokes.

Suddenly, we heard crying in the street, our neighbor's daughter just came from the school, she was screaming, saying " she died, my teacher.. explosion.. flesh.. glass… damaged.. blood… " , with these words, I began to cry;however, I didn't know what had happened.

After a while, my dad's friend came and said " a woman in thirties with a bomb came to that place and exploded herself" , I was greatly shocked, 'a woman'???!!!!!!!!
I could realize why the national guards didn't distinguish her, as you know, here,our society is concervative and men are not allowed to inspect women, as well, no one would think of a woman.

'Loss' is the result, many people died, the baker, the seller , greengrocer, children and teachers, it was a primary school..

I am wondering, what's next? Once , a market, once a hospital, famous street and now a primary school, and.. and.. and what?!!

The situation is miserable, today, my mom went to the market ( after a duration of sickness and obstinacy to see a doctor) and while she was carrying the bag, a man came and killed another one in a restaurant and ran away, it all happened before her eyes, and many others', it was horrible.. Soon, the police came and surrounded the place, and she needed 4 hours to get out of the crowd .. and I needed three hours to leave the road jam!! While the school should only be 15 hours as maximum.
Mama began to cry and tremble, it was a weapon and killing.. and why???!!! No one knows.

People began to run crazily, and in a minute the street turned empty of cars and pedestrians..
And the killer, went, but where?? And how could he do it?? Doesn’t he feel remorse ?
Doesn't he have a heart?

Many accidents like this one took place in Iraq.
And what is next?!!

School is fine, so much homework and many exams, we got a holiday for all the next week. I have so much to do, this is why I've been absent lately.

We have to study well, and live the days one by one, too much thinking of anything -except the study- is not by our side, we have to focus on our work , and nothing else. It is the last year, so, to be or not to be, even though all the helpful factors are not offered, the electricity is miserable, and it is so cold ( to be honest,I love the clod weather, so , I shouldn't talk anymore, ;D haha)….

On the 11th of January , our mid year exams will start, it is an early date, because of the next elections, girls with me are going to vote!! Haha, not everyone is fond of politics, but to talk about me , I can't, I'm still 16!! I will get the chance the next time. The wonderful view of the last elections and how people were happy is still alive in my mind, we felt of our ability to choose.. everything was written , and our choice was only to 'remove the covering'; however, we believe that we can make the bright future.

I was sad for a while, I needed to be alone and leave all my friends, I didn't know what to do, it was an unbelievable strain, I really didn't feel ok at all.

At last I called violet, I was happy for that, she kept encouraging me and telling me about her job and college ( surely after I spoke for a long time! Haha), she seems to do great, I'm happy for her, and I'll do my best to do like her and achieve my dream. At least, I have the dream to work for.
Thank You Violet!!

My friend from the US has told me that they are preparing for Christmas, and put the tree, I really do love the tree, and wish all the world a great Christmas , praying that all our days will be full of joy.

Maybe, we will live the true wonderful spirit of Eid and Christmas one day, we really do our best to live the spirit indeed, challenging the current events, that if the Eid wants to leave us, we will catch it and no one can prevent us from being happy and live our lives..

Yesterday night, I was listening to the music of my music box, it is nice and it reminded me of the greatest person in my life (one of my ancestors), I hope this person knows how much I miss him

All my dear friends, thanks for keeping in touch, don't worry, I was busy with school, I'm sure that all your prayers have reached the sky, this is why I could see the moon clearly :D :D