Saturday, October 09, 2010

Slob log 15081 - a boredom so spectacular

Remy used a couple of my old blog posts as regular feature in a literary magazine he published in Canada two years ago. A couple of nights ago, we met down in Hamra street and went to the bar on the other side of the hotel. Hamra street is a bit surreal, while Remy expressed his worries about the future near future of the country, the street was packed with students and young professionals out to fill the new bars and cafes that have cropped out of the dark alleys surrounding the street.

Baghdad's buzzing too. The streets are now full of traffic during the day and the night as well. The temperature still reaches 40 Celsius centigrade. Despite of everything, I can see with my own eyes that families are going out for dinners, a sign that sign that means to me that they're not as afraid to go out as before and that they want to and are enjoying their lives even if for the span of a meal in a nice restaurant.

Here in Bath however, it's cold. My mum decided to visit Baghdad just before I arrived here. It's surprising that this is the first time I have to take care of the house. I'm keeping up with the dishes, but still haven't figured out how to use the recycle bins. It's nice here, so peaceful. I'm hungry so I'm going to make myself something to eat.... I have no idea how long I'll be staying here but I'll be trying to make the most of it.

You might be wondering what's going on with some of the people that I've mentioned throughout my blog. Od's still in Baghdad waiting for his marriage immigration papers to finalize to move to America. Maz got engaged. K had a baby boy. Kiki's still stuck in Malaysia and India in Sweden. Sav along with his mates are opening a Turkish franchise ice-cream shop in Baghdad. Nahida and Fozzy have been taking care of the plantation ever since I left it.

This is my last post. It doesn't make sense for me to go on with it since I'm hoping to settle down outside Iraq for a while. I want to thank the people who enjoyed reading it and those who left comments (I tried making a list, but it was too long). You readers have been the best.

To everyone else that's reading this blog for the first time: I hope you enjoy it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the ride.

JG said...

Best of look with everything you do, Shaggy.

Really enjoyed reading the blog.

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

I wish you all the best, Shaggy. Just as, despite what some people imply, I wish the best for Iraq. Your blog has been a window on events that we don't always read about in our press. Ummm...of course, I mean in regards to Iraq. :)

Take care, and may the paths you choose lead to a long and happy life.

Mike said...

The best Iraqi blog. Best of luck to you.

Aram said...

Best of luck habibie.... i enjoyed reading your blog very much and wish you all the best.

Megan said...

Thanks for the ride, Shaggy. I've appreciated you sharing your journey with us - the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and the very best that life has to offer. I'm going to miss reading your posts.

Jeffrey said...


You know that I've always loved your blog and your sense of humor. Always fun to read. You're a unique dude.

Good luck down the road of life. See ya.

Jeffrey (Iraqi Bloggers Central)


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