It’s that time of the year where festivities are launched and all the food dishes come out. Eid Mubarak to all my brothers and sisters of Islam, and have a wonderful long weekend for my lovely friends.
This year’s Ramadhan has been filled with many challenges and making tough decisions to let go of many things. I get angry a lot this year too – the last day of Ramadhan was filled with anger towards a salesperson (but whatever, she is doing her job. I am very angry at the management for having such a horrible hard-sell strategy in business).
The hardest trial and tribulation I faced this Ramadhan were to not be able to break fast at home for majority of the days and enjoy the night terawih prayers with my family and friends. Out of the 29 days of Ramadhan, I could only break fast outside work for 2 days and only one was at home. I missed spending the night with my family and I cried in my heart a lot of times to endure the entire month. Working from 1pm to 10pm was easy, but breaking fast alone for majority of the days wasn’t. Thank goodness Maryam (a really nice colleague of mine who is a Muslim as well) broke fast with me multiple times and she helped me get food for several days.
Other than that, there wasn’t any other difficulty. Ramadhan was a routine for me and the greatest gift in this world was getting my driving license during this month. After many days of waking up so early (for sahur) and not going back to sleep, but going to the driving school at 7.30AM, continued my day by working at 1pm till 10pm was really tiring. Once I got my driving license, I felt really empty because I could sleep longer(?). I’m so weird.
This morning, we bade Ramadhan goodbye with solat Eidulfitr. My parents went to Masjid Almukminin whereas my second sister and I cleaned the house. My eldest sister was working at the mosque where the Minister was and couldn’t spend the morning with us.
Visited 4 houses, and now I am completely spent. I do have several photos to share and hope you’ll enjoy them.
Assalamualaikum, my friends, and see you in the next post!