I was born to try… My friends welcome!

Doing everything that I believe in
Going by the rules that I’ve been taught
More understanding of what’s around me
And protected from the walls of love

All that you see is me
And all I truly believe
That I was born to try
I’ve learned to love
Be understanding
And believe in life

But you’ve got to make choices
Be wrong or right
Sometimes you’ve got to sacrifice the things you like
But I was born to Try

All that you see is me
All I truly believe
All that you see is me
All I truly believe
That I was born to try

For anyone who knows me well you would know I simply do not enjoy English music…The above, however, are words from Delta Goodrem’s song- Born to Try!Accidently came on the radio in the car, the words seemed to be in my head for days after. With Google not being far I managed to type some keywords I remembered and here it is, words I truly believe in: BORN TO TRY

Not just me, but everybody and everyone is born to try. We may do mistakes more than others, this just means we learn more. We may sacrifice more than others, that just means we will go further in life. We may be hurt more than others, and that just means we learn more about life along the way!

It is the summer break here in Hawler, and coincidently the holy month of Ramadan. I must admit it is hard to enjoy the fasting season in this deadly hot weather, nonetheless, the Ramdan spirit is everywhere. As soon as you step outside your home you can feel the atmosphere of this Holy Month, something I was not used to in Australia. That is just another one of those reasons why I believe there is no place like home!! The scenery on the left is one of the many natural beauties you can witness in the region.

As the curtains of the year closed I wait the doors of 2008/2009 to open- I must admit it was a hectic year with many UPS and DOWNS. Despite all difficulties and confrontations the Politics and IR group managed to have a very enjoyable time with memories of all sorts to cherish for years to come. The most memorable in my mind is the Heran picnic.
During the cross border tensions with Turkey, as students we united together and undertook a ‘peaceful’ demonstration outside the university in the cold, misty morning. It definately is a day I will always be proud of. The picture is of the amazingly beautiful Avashin river, the bridge was destroyed by the Turks… the incident hurt us all. As you can see from the second picture we didn’t stay silent.

In Dr. Frances’s lectures it was often hard to tell who was supposed to teach with all the comments and opinions during the lecture (that was at the beginning of the year…. of course this latter changed) The last minute studies and the lectures Kak Zrar gave us the day before the exams or early morning on exam day had their own unique taste. The Picture on the right is the day before our Middle East exam the next morning. We tended to be a group who liked to leave everything to for the last minute (from assignments, catching up on lecture notes to actually STUDYING)

I must admit I miss every second. Our Politics and IR class to me was like a big family, I write with gloom that next year our family will be broken into parts, as a result of the Exam Board decision we have people going in a little different paths.

Many, including myself are a little restless and confused of how the university will continue, we all have our fingers crossed and hope things will move to the right direction. We must however remain optimistic and support one another. Even if we are not in the same class… One thing is for sure, the bond of our family and the strong frienship we share will always remain tight.

I hope you are all enjoying your break…
See you in a months time,

Happy Holidays

5 thoughts on “I was born to try… My friends welcome!

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  1. hahahahahahah nice. you seemed to have a good year, but knowing you, even from the worst times you manage to put on a smile.you are absolutely right girl, the memories you make in uni can never be repeated, enjoy it the most you can.


  2. i've never read essays as rich and expressive as yours, you are truly one of the best writers !!!the way you love your homeland is affectionate !! i wish you all the best in your life as a reporter & a writer, keep it on!!cuz YOU ARE THE BEST !!your loving sister & also friend,RANIA..


  3. It really does have my soul contaminated when I see such photos of my people in such a genocide. But still I have hope when I see people like you carry the mission of finding a suitable home for all the Kurds. This is Mohammed, Taibah University, KSA.


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