Ausama's Profile

Ausama is a 20 year old student at the University of Baghdad Medical School.

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"I went to a Christian primary school even though I'm a Muslim. Now I'm in medical school. I've always wanted to be a doctor because I want to help people and because I want to be like my parents. I have lots of friends but most of them have left Iraq. Most of the traditions I follow are Iraqi and Arabic but I've learned others from TV. As a little kid, I watched a lot of TV like Tom and Jerry and now I like a lot of other American series. I'm not so religious but I do believe in my religion - Islam. And I believe in our traditions though I break them most of the time."

Do you have a girlfriend?
I don't have a girlfriend, though I used to have one a long time ago. I am not really trying to find someone. I guess it's because I'm too shy.

If you could visit any country, which would you choose?
Malaysia because I would love to see eastern Asia and its untouched nature.

Favorite sport?
I like basketball and I play it a lot. I was on my secondary school team for three years and last year I was on the college team. I also like to work out and practice Tae Kwan Do.

What are your friendships like?
In friendships with boys, I feel free to do and say anything I want. That's rare in my relationships with girls because I'm usually trying to be a gentleman. But that's not always the case. I have a lot of friendships with girls who I am comfortable with.

What role do your brothers and sisters play in your life?
I tell my brother everything – all of my secrets and problems. He is a big influence on me. My sister is the one I fight with all the time… J ... Just kidding, LOL! I can always have a big laugh with her.

What is it like to date in Iraq? What do you do on a typical date?
Well dating in Iraq is not common. It's not part of out tradition but there are a lot dates nowadays. On a typical date, I would take my date to a fine Italian restaurant (which we have in Iraq) and then go to a nice quiet place like a park. Then I would give my date a simple gift to express my love and appreciation. And this would be my typical date!

Appears in the Following Episodes:

  1. Forbidden Salad

  2. Iraqis Shooting Each Other

  3. Exams

  4. Kiss and Tell

  5. Across The River

  6. Security

  7. Liberation

  8. Sick of This

  9. Troops

  10. Market Boom

  11. Tickets & Popcorn

  12. Back to Baghdad

  13. One of Thousands