Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Sosa-Lola



She’s this cute, childish, loveable, funny, spontaneous, smart girl, not because she’s my sister but because for some mysterious reasons, it’s helpless not to fall for her or not to like her. She Sosa lola, my youngest sister. No matter how old she gets, we see her as we’ve always knew her “noq6a” (a dot or a point)

I can go on and on talking about how we enjoy our times together but you’ll never get the picture. We invented games, invented words. We made practical jokes, we made fun of everything. .We wrote songs together and we wrote movies, but above all we had our own way to sing. It’s this silly kind of singing that makes anybody who listen to us drop down laughing. I would sing and she would add the beats and tempo in a very funny way, moving her hands as if she’s drumming. Oh how I miss her.

One of the games we invented was “khamsha mino yukhmosh awal?” don’t worry, you won’t find any of these words in a dictionary. Simply because they are made up. “khamsha” from “khashim” (=nose) and a driven fake verb “yukhmosh”, “mino” (=who), and awal (=first). So the game is “who would snatch other’s nose first?” We were in kindergarten when we invented the game. And the best place for us was our parents’ bed. We would lift our hands straight up vertically and say “khamsha mino yukhmosh awal?” And that’s when all the fun begins. Many times the game ended with a fight or at least one of us crying.

Sosa has a major crush for Tigger.Oh yes, of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh family. She made the entire family along with her friends fall in love with this creature. She considers him her pet. Unfortunately Tigger the Tigger and Tigger The Baseball Player are with me now and not with Sosa. She only has Tigger the Baby. Hopefully the entire family reunion will be the coming August. Pray for them :)

The “noq6a” is graduating this summer inshalla. She’s studying Finance and Banking. From the 9th grade, Sosa made up her mind and decided she doesn’t want to waste her time on chemistry and physics nor on geography and history. She wanted something she liked way much better: Business. She was the first one in the family who would say it firmly that if she won’t go to a commercial school she won’t study at all. Amazingly, she made this precedent decision and she graduated from her commercial high school as one of the top 10 students. That year, she spent it alone with my father in Baghdad. She refused to leave Baghdad even with the worst situation to live let alone to study, even after my eldest sister, my mother and I left Baghdad. Dad had to stay with her so she would be able to graduate.

To Sosa, the bravest tinny girl I’ve ever known, I want to say Happy Birthday. May all her wishes (the good ones ha ;) ) come true. May God bless you, guide you and lighten your way.

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4 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Best birthday wishes to Sosa Lola! :) I hope the Pooh family will have a wonderful and happy reunion in August. Until then, good luck Sosa toward your graduation!

So Attawie, tell us about the cake you baked. I love all kinds of cake! :D

5/07/2008 9:23 AM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

happpy birthdaaaaaay sooosaaa!

5/07/2008 9:48 PM  
Anonymous sosa_lola said...

khalid, david and everybody:
thank you so much, i really miss my tigger so much, i miss talking to him. attwie, i love you so much and i when i see you, we'll play and we'll sing all the songs like "3abas wo sa3dya"
love ya alot.
kisses & hugs.

5/08/2008 11:16 AM  
Blogger Michomeme said...

Happy birthday Sosa Lola, I wish you all the best..may all your good and nice dreams come true..

do you remeber when we met in Amman, I have a photo of you hugging the lovely tigger..


happy birthday sosa




Micho

5/08/2008 12:01 PM  

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