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An Average Iraqi

An Average Iraqi is just a fictional character whose....well, fictional. I will use this character to make a comparison between him and real human beings like myself or any one else.

Name:Hassan
Location:Baghdad, Iraq

My name is Hassan Kharrufa. I am a 20 year old Iraqi student. I study civil engineering at the Department of Building and Construction at Al-Jami3a Al-Taknologia (The Tecknology Univirsity), Baghdad, Iraq.

Iraqi Bloggers BiographyUpdated November 11

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year Iraq

     Happy New Year everybody. Happy New Year Iraq.


     Looking back at what Iraq has seen in the last year. Iraq has witnessed two governments. Then voted for a third one. The price of benzene went up from a really low 50 I.D/Litter, to a huge 250 I.D/Litter, and is supposed to go up until it reaches 750 I.D/Litter. I should start calculating how much benzene our car uses. I feel sorry for taxi drivers, now they are going to have to make their prices a lot higher, and people are going to start looking for other ways to move around, I myself I am starting to figure out other ways of going to college instead of relaying on them, in days when our ride doesn't make it.


     The second it was 12:AM, I could hear the sound of shooting in the far. It was the usual shooting-into-the-sky Average Iraqi style of celebrating. But it got different. The shots became faster just a few minutes ago, signalling that the day did not have a peaceful start. The day was not peaceful at all folks. Twelve car bombs in one day. That is too high even for Iraq. But I have to admit that we found ways to keep ourselves happy. We watched a movie, all of us. Then we had a nice family dinner, and finally we exchanged tons of SMS messages and New-Year cards. So, you see Iraqis have fun despite all the disasters happening around them.



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Me first Happy New Year ...
Even though I already said so...in the last post..
ahahah

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Blogger Melantrys said...

So did I, but the wish is more appropriate here. ;)

Yet again: Happy New Year!!!!!

11:51 PM  
Blogger Jack Bennett said...

Happy New Year, Hassan. I hope these bombs are just the echo of the end and that the new year is the best Iraq has had in decades.

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Blogger Aunt Najma said...

Happy new year for sure! I spent the night studying mathematics, the mobile reminder rang, I read the note and it said: "Happy new year".. Everyone was asleep, I sent an SMS to my best friend and went back to studying!!

AND YOU SPENT THE NIGHT WATCHING A MOVIE, ALL OF YOU?

:((

Oh, and see at NYT :)

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Blogger weekbyweek said...

Happy New year and All the very best - really enjoy your blog

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Blogger cooper said...

great post. I enjoy your blog. I am happy that you are able to find ways to have fun despite the insanity around you. happy new year!

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Blogger Sanyora said...

happy new year Hassan...
Hoping this year would be much better than the last year..

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