Sunday, June 05, 2016

Eve of Ramadhan

Hi folks.  After so many posts on movie reviews, I decided to write something more personal.  More movie reviews definitely will come up, just that I'm a little busy at the moment so I don't really have that much time to spare to go to the cinema.  Me Before You came out last week here in the UK but I still haven't got the chance to go and watch it yet, maybe somewhere in this week.  Anyway, I'm writing this to wish all Muslim out there to have a blessed and meaningful Ramadhan ahead.  I know people back in my hometown in Malaysia are basically at the eve of Ramadhan and already performed their tarawikh prayers.

This year, is my first year going through Ramadhan away from home and family.  Not only that, it's summer here in Cardiff, so the amount of hours I will spend fasting is approximately 5 hours longer than people back home.  On top of that, I am busy with opera production throughout this fasting month.  So that will either be a good distraction or just going to make me feel really tired.  So, I am definitely both excited and nervous to be going through Ramadhan this year.  It will definitely be a new Ramadhan experience.

I notice that there are some people who are not Muslims who are somewhat disturbed by the fact that we fast for a month and started to give negative remarks.  I am here to tell you that I appreciate your concerns, but you really have nothing to worry about.  It's our choice, so you really don't have to be so angry by what we choose to do in our lives.  It's not like we don't eat or drink for the entire 30 days, we just don't eat or drink from dawn until sunset, for 30 days in a row.  Besides, it is a good time to detox, it's been proven that fasting is a good way to detox your body ^_^ So don't worry, it's not a bad thing.  And it's not compulsory for children, pregnant women or women who are still breastfeeding, and it is also not compulsory for people who are not in a good health to be fasting for a month.  It's literally only for people who are healthy enough and able to do it.

Not to forget, I also notice in every Ramadhan that I witnessed in Malaysia, there are a lot of Muslims that think they should be at the centre of the universe and everyone should be sensitive to them.  To these people, please remember the purpose of Ramadhan.  It's about you having self-control, not other people of different religion shifting their daily routines for you.  As much as you want others to be considerate, you need to do the same.  Stop being a big baby diva by demanding all the attention, and fast in accordance to the purpose of Ramadhan, which is to practice self-control, moderation, and be generous...not just to fellow Muslims, but to all human and other living creatures.  I can fast and still sit on a table across a non-Muslim who is having his/her meal, and I won't complain about it, I won't even judge him/her for it.  I just do my part, so I don't see why others need to change their everyday routine just because I'm fasting.

I don't really have that much to say anymore, I have to go.  I hope everyone who choose to fast in Ramadhan will have a blessed month ahead, and do take care of your food, don't be wasteful.  Remember, self-control ^_^  That is all from me for now, until next time...probably for another movie reviews, hahaha.  Toodles~

peace out!

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