Thursday, 9 August 2012

20th Day Of Puasa

and I'm nursing a painfully swollen gum for the past 3 days. I think I can bear with other types of pain but gum/tooth pain is hard for me to handle. I've been taking ponstan without much effect these past two days. huhuhu~

Raimie isn't feeling well too. He has a bit of the sniffles and scratchy throat too. Poor boy. But he's game enough not to make it an excuse to not fast. I am so proud of him! ^^

When he whined a bit about fasting being hard, I kept on annoying him (his words, not mine) by telling him the purpose we fast. Plus by asking him to imagine how hard it is for those unable to eat anything because of famine or those in war torn countries. @.@

What is this fasting in the month of Ramadhan anyway? 

It's not just about abstaining oneself from eating, drinking or indulging in sexual activities (ahemm ahemm... alamak! throat dry pulak! heh heh); but the month of Ramadhan and fasting is also about spiritual reflection, increased act of devotion - as any forms of worship done this month will be rewarded a few times over; a time when we must refrain from saying sinful & hurtful words and do anything that will hurt (physically or emotionally) and in general to cleanse our soul from impurities and to be better human beings.

(to which I think I rather fail to do, what with my  nonsense done in the blogospehere. @.@)

Raimie of course is not obliged to fast yet, that is not until he reached puberty (or akil baligh), but I do think it is better for him to learn and "practise" it from now on. There wasn't any force for him to do it, but my boy took it upon himself to do it and complete it too. Of course, if he's done it halfway, I would usually coax him to be strong and wait & endure till iftar time to eat. Mommy has her way to gently motivate his son (it involves a certain Nokia phone, by the way) heh heh

Much like his prayer. We never needed to force him to do it. He does it because he knows he should. 
Though I have to admit, these two "budak botak" cartoon series really  is helpful in imparting knowledge about fasting, among other stuff it let children learn.

Like this episode here.

You know, yesterday I got home a bit early (yeah that day when we walked up 15 floors), and  he has yet done his Asar prayer. It warmed my heart (sejuk hati ibu, us Malay would say) when I saw him doing the prayer "jemaah" style in the surau. My boy is getting so big! He is growing up. *sob sob*

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  1. Yeah! I am the first today.

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    1. Congrats!

      If I post after buka puasa, SK will hog the first place one! LOL

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    2. Ya, ya, you should schedule your post before iftar and after sahur.

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    3. LOL. Early morning post, later cannot compete with SK's post pulak. You all sure distracted there. wakaka

      Before iftar... too damn lazy to think and write anything! Unlike today lah... ;p

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    4. so fast 20th day liao ..
      soon will be Hari Raya.. so how the preparation ? baju raya already beli?
      cookies?

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    5. yalor... next Sunday should Raya already and I've yet bought any baju raya for me or the family! @.@

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    6. yalah, now that i am only free at night, just can give others a chance lah, i think i berturut-turut few days got the first comments place already.. :p

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  2. Budak botak, not only restricted to Upin and Ipin....

    Meow meow punya kitty cat also boleh friend with Upin & Ipin, jadi Apin!

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    1. LOL!

      Betul tu! Make nice threesome. Upin, Ipin and Apin (or Ah Pin?) kekeke

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    2. aiyo .. carton pun nak lepas. threesome pulak.. I have not seen this cartoon before.

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    3. This 2 budak botak like to say, "Yes, yes, yes", very cute one. So I suggest kitty cat to join them, jadi Ah Pin, kakakaka!

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    4. SP... cartoon also you want to contaminate with your phlegm ah? Ahemm ahemmm ahemmmm ;p

      Yvonne is right... the twins always say "betul betul betul" very cute. Macam anak Meow, Ah Pin jugak. ;)

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    5. yalah, the cartoon all so educative and innocent and naive, this Queen of All Hamsapress also don't want to lepas, tsk tsk tsk.. somemore say during the puasa must not say anything bad~~

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  3. I can feel that you are so proud of Raimie. You have raised him well, and he is now a good boy whom never fails to make you happy.

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    1. I am. After all, he's my only son. If cannot raise properly one child... not good lah right? ;p

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    2. and you are also his only mother, i wonder would he feel proud of you after reading all the comments you have put in the blogsphere?? kekekeke~~ :p

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    3. or he may feel totally embarrassed. kekeke

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  4. I fear gum pain, very very afraid to go to see dentist. Not so scare of gynae; but I hate dentist the most!

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    1. I can tahan that contraction pain even but not tooth pain.

      I still haven't seen the dentist yet. huhuhu
      Just going to see doctor at clinic again and hope medicine can make it all better and it's not tooth pain that causes it. Not scared of dentists but just lazy to go see them! LOL

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    2. why? ah hua you dont berus gigi ke?
      touch wood so far it is OK for me

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    3. i had my very first toothache like a year ago, really feel so uncomfortable!! cannot eat and cannot concentrate to work lah.. have the lobang all mended, but then few months later, sakit again, no choice have to extract the bad tooth out.. so i am now left with 27 teeth only~~

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    4. SK...
      the empty spot - you put gold tooth there or not? xD

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  5. Don't worry la! Your pahala is still a lot, as we know you are just joking in blogsphere. Some more you make the hamsaperors and hamsaperesses so happy.
    Make people happy is also a good act, right?

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    1. Hahaha... if you say like that...


      But actually better if stay away from hamsap people while fasting! Let all those impure thoughts to stay away! LOL

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    2. hehehe, calling all the hamsaperors and hamsapresses!! let's all make a trip to MV to bug this Lina.. wakakakaka!!

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  6. And poor Raimie kena flu bugs and ahem virus from SP~

    Wish him speedy recover.

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    1. Er, if sick already need to stop and replace puasa to other day, right?

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    2. For him, no need to replace lah... still tak cukup umur for him to puasa yet actually. At least not compulsory yet.

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    3. What is the compulsory age?

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    4. When one hits puberty.

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  7. "when we must not refrain from saying sinful & hurtful", do you mean "when we must refrain from saying sinful & hurtful"??

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    1. ooppsss... thank you for noticing. I amend now. ;)

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    2. But you are not saying anything sinful or hurtful also.... just some nottiful and dirtiful words, kekekek~

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    3. wah really pay attention on every word huh...

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    4. Yvonne very good. Read every word. *happy* :)

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    5. i think her mouth says the second sentence, but her mind is really thinking about the first sentence only lah.. you actions in the comments proved it all!! :D

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    6. How you know ah? kekeke

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  8. Raimie is such a good boy!

    This Upin and Ipin cartoon is popular with kids. I've seen it in English. Is there a Malay version? It is even making its rounds overseas. Great for the creators.

    Ten more days to go? :)

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    1. It is in Malay. It is after all a Malay cartoon. The English version is the dubbed one. ^^

      It's quite popular in Indonesia too. :)

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  9. Btw, from personal experience, Panadol does a better job when it comes to reducing body heat than Ponstan. Also, I was told Ponstan can cause gastric problem. Panadol cools body temperature, relieving pain too, of course. Good for cold/flu too from what I was told.

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    1. I take whatever the doc gave me. ^^

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  10. fasting is a good practice but I can't fast. I get hungry easily.

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    1. Fasting because of religious reason can make you stronger. That's what I believe. :)

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  11. That is the cutest cartoon! Gaaa. You've infected me with cartoon/manga fever.

    (It's not as cute as Raimie, of course, but it's still cute.)

    What's it with you and gums? Why is it swollen again? Take care, ne!

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    1. Raimie is feeling a bit blah, too? Is this related to fasting, or just coincidence?

      Tell him to think of phones, and to hang in there! ^^

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    2. You remembered me & my previously swollen gum! I dunno. Must be this jungle woman lack of oral hygiene. :(

      This time though, the doc advised me to set up an appointment with the dentist after the pain and swelling subside. Sucks

      Cute? You've seen Yvonne son's photo right? That's super cute! ;)

      It's the hot weather that's making people feeling not up to it. Quite a number of my colleagues are suffering from coughing too.

      My remedy for any illness (even depression) is to...RUN! I ran with that throbbing gum on Tuesday and for a marvelous 40 minutes, all pain was gone. BLISS

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    3. Oh yes.. the phone. :)

      He's hanging tough for that! ^^

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    4. I always Kena swollen gum quite often. It is due to body being too heaty. So I would drink gallons of barley and black bitter tea. You can get that Tea at MV same floor as McDonald. Ask that lady add Chinese cockroach powder inside! All pain gone.

      You could run and the body heat went away that was why you recovered.

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    5. What on earth is Chinese cockroach powder???? Not real cockroach in it? @.@

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    6. I was just kidding, just additional powder depending on the ailments. We always joked that it was that serbuk to kill lipas! Wakakakaka

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    7. Cheh! Nasib baik I didn't really go there and ask! bwahaha

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    8. Just tell her you heaty until sikit gusi. I often suffered gum aches until I learnt to drink Air Badak, Barley and Bitter Tea which will cure the pain in 2 days. Nowadays, I am expert already to detect the early signs. I will quickly find the bitter tea to drink and it will be gone. I think we hardly drink enough water daily to cool ourselves. This month you Puasa some more, so no water la. Poor Lina. 9 days more to go.

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    1. like that dont makan the jeruk.

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    2. alamak...to be cont tmw...beh tahan whole day ding dong here and there...goodnight :)

      get well soon

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    3. Meow,
      whoah! whole day main ding dong kah? So very the hardcore. bwahaha

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    4. Ish ish ish lain meaning jadinya

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  13. You really reminded me of my mum who refused to see me grow up into a man! She encourages me a lot and groomed me to become most independent amongst my siblings but deep in her heart she still wanted to fuss over me like a kid.

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    1. well, no matter you are 10, 50 or 80, you are always a kid in the eyes of your mum~~

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  14. fuyoh, so stress reading this post lah, tarak gambar langsung straight read till the end!!

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    1. no wonder, you were suffering from the pain for the past three days?? that's why the more painful the more hamsap you are lah.. :p

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    2. so you have been taking ponstan (at first glance, i thought you taking pontans, hahahaha!!).. why not going to see your dentists?? appointment being pushed till next week?? hahahaha~~

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    3. actually i hate appointment with dentists lah, it's like you are being pushed to many days later forever.. come on lah, toothache is something very excruciatingly torturing, still want us to wait~~ and after seeing the dentist, the pain won't go away immediately also!!

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    4. True lah... it's not like going to normal clinic, can just walk-in one. If back in my hometown lagi worse. Appointment up to 1 month! Gila!

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  15. ok, this post about puasa is more meaningful, i gotta learn a lot of the rationale behind the fasting deeds..

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    1. of course i have to put aside the conflict you have in the words of this post with the words you have put in the comments, hahahahaha!!

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    2. or maybe because of puasa, you cut down your power on those hamsap comments.. later when puasa is over, you will only show us your true hamsap colors?? fuyoh, i can't imagine that!! :D

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    3. ooopsss, tarik too far away lah.. ok come back to the topic.. errr, what i wanted to say?? your hamsapalization distracted me lah~~ @_@

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    4. oh, i wanted to say, you have brought up Raimie so well and he is such a good boy!! seems like he never misbehaves himself too badly ever.. how nice eih, you are able to stay away from keep killing your cells~~ :p

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    5. My true hamsap colours? I very pure and innocent one you know! Bwahaha

      Raimie doesn't really misbehave... yet but who knows in the future? Must watch over him like a hawk. huhuhu

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  16. Upin and Ipin.. heard of these two botak but have not watched it before lah.. it's showing on TV?? aiyah, my family only watches the hokkien channel lah~~

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    1. oh, you say "sejuk hati" for "warm your heart" in malay?? why is it opposite?? i thought something like menyuamkan hati, eih correct or not, cos i thought of air suam being warm water mah.. not bad i still can transform suam into menyuamkan, perfect tatabahasa right?? :p

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    2. We like sejuk-sejuk one. Another saying : sejuk perut ibu mengandung - meaning you are doing something that makes Mom proud too.

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  17. Now we all should feel guilty pula for luring you into the hamsap jokes. Lol

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    1. No lah... I lured myself into ot. kekeke

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  18. Adoii...you went to see my old Bali photos. Sure I looked fatter like China man la. Nowadays I have changed after my wife nagged for not exercising enough. She threatened to kill herself by not breathing until I promised that I will put my health as TOP PRIORITY.

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    1. But TM... suicide by holding breath is the most ineffectual way to commit one! After pengsan, sure breath back! LOL

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    2. Oh really, I must tell her "GO AHEAD" next time...

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  20. wahh, sedar xsedar 9 more days b4 Raya... Too bad, bonus+salary haven`t got yet, must wait until 13 Aug for a Raya shopping spree... What`s your family theme colour 4 Raya, kak Lina? Mine, peach... Urghh... must look unicolor n nice 4 a family photos..

    I`m sure U r sooo proud with Raimie, he`ll turn out 2 b a decent well mannered young man soon.. and all the gurls will drool over him soon too.. hahaa...

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    1. Bestnyer dpt bonus raya. I gaji awal pun tak dapat tau! huhuhu

      Ceptakan masa berlalu. Semlm baru beli baju raya. Theme tahun ni - merah menyala! Terang! wakaka

      I hope Raimie will turn out to be a decent young man. I don't need a straight A student (though it can't hurt ^^) but totally lack manners.

      Sekrg pun dah ramai dah aweks kat sekolah tu... tapi shhh... jgn ejek dia. Dia malu! hehehe

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