Global Tour｜I am in Iraq
Hello, I am Shen Dianqi, a traveler who travels around the world and focuses on Chinese people around the world.
In the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, I met a Chinese woman, whom we call here Big Sister Northeast.
The northeastern sister said that in her life, she has not spoken Chinese for five years, because after she arrived in this rural Iraq, she did not return to her country for five years, and the city does not see Chinese.
1, tricked by black agents to work in Dubai
Northeast sister from Jilin Yanbian, born in the late 1960s, her family was particularly poor when she was a child, also due to family financial reasons, she dropped out of elementary school.
At that time, it was very popular to work abroad in the northeast, especially in the Yanbian area, and it was very popular to work in South Korea.
But because she was cheated by a black agent and made a mistake, she didn't make it to Korea, but to Dubai.
In 2004, she went to Dubai to work for a Wenzhou boss, doing nail beauty.
Before arriving in Dubai, my elder sister in the Northeast was divorced in China and had a daughter.
In 2004, after arriving in Dubai, she met her now Iraqi husband, both of whom are halfway married with no children. At that time, the elder sister from the northeast was working as an assistant in this Iraqi clinic.
Her husband can introduce the introduction, he was one of the first Iraqis to study medicine in the UK under Saddam, when he attended the Royal College of Physicians. After that, he went to the Netherlands to study and settled there for decades before arriving in Dubai, where he met his big sister from the Northeast.
2, went to Iraq and experienced three big explosions
In October 2012, she accompanied her Iraqi husband to her husband's Iraqi hometown, a small city in southern Iraq.
And opened a Chinese medicine clinic, and since then she has had a deeper contact with the country of Iraq.
It has been 10 years since the Northeast sister arrived in Iraq in 2012, and she has experienced three major explosions firsthand.
The first, in October 2012 she had just come to Iraq, in December came an explosion, when she was on the road, only to hear a car behind a loud bang, the surrounding instantly enveloped in smoke, smoke out of two barefoot children, she realized the explosion.
A total of six people died in that explosion, leaving a crater more than two meters high.
Scene 2, in March 2013, she was crossing a bridge when she experienced the biggest explosion of that year in Iraq, how powerful was that bomb? The bomb just exploded, people in the car before they came out, the human body has turned into charcoal in the car seat.
That explosion killed more than 200 people in total, and the burn unit of that city hospital was full of people, not enough to see ......
In the third, on March 20, 2013, she was having tea at a teahouse when another explosion killed 14 people on the spot.
Having experienced three explosions between life and death, Big Sister is very lucky.
The elder sister said, there is a year in Iraq, a children's park, an explosion killed more than 200 children at a time, wearing black robes of parents directly threw the black robes and ran out, the children do not care.
3, Iraq has no rule of law
I often see the Internet blowing Iraq into a democratic, lawful and happy country after the war.
In reality, this is not the case at all.
In Iraq, there is hardly any rule of law to speak of, the government is extremely corrupt, and those in positions of authority can do whatever they want.
The elder sister said, "In Iraq is to spell sons, your family has 10 sons, then you can walk across the country in Iraq."
The other party was the son of a local director, and he had his neighbor's store trashed the next day, and contacted the court to make her neighbor pay him tens of thousands of dollars.
The husband of the elder sister belongs to the intellectual type, in other words, the guts is relatively small, encountering problems are basically tolerated on the pass.
But her personality is not so, more thunderous.
In Iraq, the status of women is so low that almost women do not even have the courage to speak up in front of their own husbands.
And big sister, dealing with all sorts of things, handling procedures, are her own personal appearance, these Iraqi men see a so dominant Chinese woman, often a stunned, but the results in accordance with the big sister's claims to her honest work.
The elder sister said that previously we had to move, from Hillah newspaper to Najaf, moving in Iraq is to be stamped, when I ran five departments to stamp the official seal, the result of the furniture loaded on the car through the checkpoint, the local police saw her and said she was missing an official seal.
She a Chinese woman directly into their office, which sat flush with a row of Iraqi men, she stood very hard in front of these people, said she has been stamped five, what else do you want, move a home, you still want to make things difficult for me a Chinese woman?
Then the checkpoint let her pass ......
Big Sister runs her own TCM physiotherapy clinic and usually comes into contact with a large number of female Iraqi patients and has had many conversations with all these Iraqi women. The status of women in Iraq is really very low, big sister often see some female patients, bruises and bruises, it turns out that women are still very common in the local domestic violence.
Men don't know how to respect women, and women have to live with caution; women don't even have the guts to speak loudly to their husbands.