Tell Me a Secret: That's Engineer Khalid to you! :D

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

That's Engineer Khalid to you! :D

It took seven years of my life. nearly eight, to graduate. about five of them in Baghdad, untill i had to leave only couple of weeks before graduation because of what happened to me, i only had the final exams to do to graduate when it happened and i had to leave, and come to Jordan where i had to re-do about 3 years due to differences in the educational systems.



Now it's all over, and finally i can introduce myself as: Jarrar, Khalid Jarrar (:p) Water and Environment Engineer.



How freakign cool is that? :D you gotta admit it's very, very cool :D



It still didn't hit me really, i still can't believe that i won't have to do any exams anymore. For now at least :D and once i got the results of my last final exams, i started working two days later or so, i worked with a group of nice Americans on a project that is hoped to help Iraqi refugees. And now that they are gone (super, super sad) this is, today, the very first day of my life, when i woke up and thought: okkkk.. now what? :D

For the last 19 years of my life, i woke up knowing that i have to get up and go to primary school. or secondary school. or high school. or university in iraq. or university in amman. even in the holidays its not like today, in the holidays you wake up thinking: oh its a holiday i am gonna relax what a nice feeling i gotta make good use of this day because tomorrow, or next week, or 2 months from now, i will have to go back to work again.

but now i am sort of like... total blank :D

ok ok, i do have some 3 trillion plans, but i am still in the stage where i am not sure which one will take place, which one do i really want more than the rest of the 3 trillions, or possibly what will happen is not among them at all in the first place.

Let's leave that to God to decide :D

Back to me, i am happy, i am fine, i can't beleive i graduated finally, very grateful to God :)

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats and Good luck with everything. Start sorting the 3 trillion plans. See which are easier to achieve, which can be postponed , which requires further planning. Discard some and you may add some, but after all believe in yourself and you can do it. : )
Mabroooook
*

6/12/2008 06:38:00 AM  
Blogger AstroTurf said...

Congratulation from Sweden :-)
You had long way to you're exams.
God Luck
/Camilla

6/12/2008 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger Sorka said...

Congreatulations Engineer Khalid Sir!
It is a great thing when hard work leads to great accomplishments, and this step is just the begining of that process!

Denise
Knitchat.com

6/12/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

:D :D :D

very kind of you guys :D

6/12/2008 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger BOOKISH said...

congratulation

Inshallah, you will be guided to choose the best one of those only 3trillion plans.

Good Luck
regards

6/12/2008 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

CONGRATULATIONS ENGINEER KHALID!!!!! i'd say forget about the 3 trillion plans for now....let the gravity of an impossibly hard fought and won major lifetime accomplishment sink in.

i don't think they will give one to you khalid, but look everyone else...you can pre-order the jarrar family's (first) book!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Iraqi-Familys-Inside-First-Occupation/dp/0971679509/ref=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i

its coming out on june 15th...and khalid u can erase this if you wanted to announce the news yourself i just thought you shouldn't deny people the opportunity to pre-order

6/13/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEA Khalid, the engineer!!! (Raed said you were just about finished when I saw him in May:) Hey, how about coming to Pdx and doing some studies on the cool water things here:)
Not as cool as helping Iraqi refugees...but maybe a summer project?
I look forward to great works from this new engineer:))
Maybe he can finaly mail that postcard he promised now that exams are done (hint, hint)
New postcard enroute for you...I'm not writing from home:P
seb

6/13/2008 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

Congratulations, Mr. Khalid Jarrar, Engineer! You did it, and not a moment too soon since we are hearing more and more about the coming water shortage facing the 6 billion on this Earth. Perfect timing for you, actually. See, God does work in mysterious ways.

Have you seen the water pumps that children turn while playing on them in various African countries? No electricity needed, thank you. Ingenious.

So, while you are pondering, start dreaming of innovative ways to store and move water. If you can dream it, you, or someone else, can build it.

Remember the Alhambra in Spain? What a wonderful water system. No eletricity needed there, either.

Meanwhile, have a wonderful summer. Just breathe and enjoy!
Mimi in Missouri

6/14/2008 01:22:00 AM  
OpenID Melantrys said...

Ok, ok, congrats, now tell me a secret. :P

6/14/2008 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

Khalid,

Nice Americans?! What?! Are you nuts? C'mon, Khalid, get with the program. Don't you know that all Americans are EEEEEEVIIIIILLLLLL.

Congrats on graduating. Are you going to take over Mom and Pop's WATER TREATMENT HEGEMONIC EMPIRE?

Heh heh.

*

6/14/2008 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous leyla said...

Engeneer Khalid, congratulations! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hopefully you'll arrive to the best of the 3 trillion projects you have in mind right know.
And hopefully you will find the one to make you complete, after this !!!

Go aheaaaaaaaad!!!!

6/17/2008 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger bb_aisha said...

& now that someone's graduated, they don't want to speak to their south african friend any more :-p

mabrook again. did u see my mention of u on my blog?

enjoy doing nothing, because soon you'll be working & wishing you enjoyed ur respite.

6/18/2008 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Nesrin said...

hey khalid, congrats! havent been by you guyss blogs in a while...and seems yall have been starting to update again...
anywho
everything sounds well which is awesome
TC!

7/07/2008 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Oh Khalid, I am so proud of you! Your mom must be ready to "bust a gut" as folks say in my part of the world. This is the beginning of your new life - happy hatching, dear chick!

7/19/2008 03:56:00 AM  
Blogger anand said...

Congratulations Mr khalid on graduation.This is anand from India.I am happy that you have won in the face of adversity.

7/26/2008 01:35:00 PM  
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