Friday, September 28, 2007

A Different Ramadhan...

This month of Ramadhan has been vastly different from last year.

For one, I’m more or less going it alone this year. I’ve voluntarily cut myself off from my current group of buddies since after revisiting Janda Baik with them. It’s a peculiarity of mine to just drop everything once an Event has occurred and let time determine if everything will pick up where it left off or just fizzle out.

I’m happy to inform you that things did pick up though there was much change mainly because most of my buddies have found better jobs elsewhere and we no longer have the opportunity to hang out as often.

I’m also less able to adhere to the restrictions and requirements of the fasting month. Though most believe that fasting is simply withholding oneself from sunrise to sundown from acts that may break the fast, it is so much more than that. It’s the much more than that part that I fail miserably at.

And I went to fewer breaking of fast events as compared to last year though I assure myself that it is a good thing. There were only 2 major events: gathering with my buddies at Kelana Seafood and makan-makan at Ustaz’s new home.

All in all it’s been a less than satisfying Ramadhan, especially since I’m targeting to go for Haj (hopefully with Ustaz) this year, and I really needed to step it up in order to be ready.

Guess I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it…

p.s. I know I shouldn't be associating Ramadhan with food but it's the only image i could think of for this entry :P

Saturday, September 01, 2007

I'm baaaaack...!!!

(written on the 1st of December 2007)
Hello, hello, hello…!!!

It’s been a really long while since I last updated this blog. The main reason being that I know how few (IF any) readers I actually have!

But I felt I owe it to myself to maintain this journal as it is one of the few things I’ve been able to keep up since I started it :P

I’ll be uploading all those stories that need telling in chronological order. To my almost non-existent readers, I dedicate these stories to you…

p.s. The other big reason i haven't been updating is because the network card for my home PC was lightning fried, hmm, let's see... about 6 months ago and i haven't managed to stir myself to get it replaced. I have been donating money to Streamyx for inexplicable charitable causes since then :P