Saturday, 13 July 2013

Fourth Day of Ramadan. A Passing Thought

It’s the wee hours in the morning.

I’ve just finished my run. I needed to do a 26K run this week as River Jungle Marathon is a mere 7 weeks away but I’ll take whatever mileage I can do and hope to “pay-it-back” next week with the running group in Putrajaya.
Son modelling the group's tee ^^
I chose to do my long run in the weekend very early (or rather late at night), so that I finish in time for sahur. I plan to just hibernate at least half a day after this. HAHAHA

Raimie has no issues with fasting. He’s been observing this every Ramadan since he was 6. Of course, when he first fasted; we allow him to break fast at noon or whenever he felt he couldn’t continue anymore. It was never a big issue to get him to fast anyway.

When he first started, we promised him a certain amount of “duit raya” for each day he managed to fast. Turned out, he never bothered to claim the “duit raya” after that so now, just to indulge him a little bit for being such a good boy; he gets to choose whatever he wants to eat for sahur and iftar. He asked for a Nasi Kerabu and we had it last night. No more, no less.

I am blessed to have such easy-going kid. ^^

In this Holy month of Ramadan, it is good for us to look at our lives and count our blessings, however small they may be.

Also, to think about others who are in situations that are far worse than us. While we are in a relatively safe country, there are others experiencing famine, war and displacement.

Another reminder to self:
After realising how fortunate we are, we must strive forward and use our good fortune to be a better person, lead a better life and help others too.

32 comments:

  1. Yes, not good to bribe with money. Teach and guide and kids will learn. My daughter fasts on those days when we need to fast, no thanks to me though. Me? Hmmm...don't ask! Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Why? The whole family needed to do a set of tests, STP?

      Hope its not for anything serious!

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    2. LOL..

      I heard some church members do fast too.

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    3. Eih wait! So STP fasts because of religious commitment? For lent?

      I thought because of medical condition. Sorry sorry.

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  2. Kudos Sis, for doing 26k LSD run last night... I want to run too but I fell asleep around 11pm, boohoohoo...

    I must run by today, 4days no running already... Sigh...

    Yeah, I must agree that we shall be grateful that we live in a peaceful harmony country, free from any riots, disasters, especially in this holy month.... Let's count our blessings... ;)

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    1. Takdenyer 26K. Hutang carry forward to Sabun run next week.

      Lari 18+ jer. Kena habis cepat instead of the intended 3.5 hours run sbb anak tunggu. Priority is always the family.

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    2. Wahh 18++km pon da kira bnyk tuh mileage, well done Sis... =D

      Yup, family 1st, always... Masak apa sahur td, Sis? Healthy snacks, ek?

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    3. Sahur makan snack? Noooo sahur kena makan a complete balanced meal la.... Mana cukup makan snack. ;-)

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  3. Congrats to your achievements! All the best in whatever you do.

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    1. Achievements? Bwahaha

      I'm just doing a training run ;p

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    1. The son has an equally lovely mother. *flips hair*

      MIAHAHA

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  5. So difficult-going mothers have easy-going kids? :D

    PS: I keep thinking of Egypt (I mos lived in Cairo for a year) during this Ramadan. I hope Ramadan will bring peace to a very troubled country. :(

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    1. A blessing for the Dad. Imagine having to live with two difficult (yet adorable) loved ones. HAHAHA

      p.s. I hope so too. The uncertainties. The divison. May peace comes to the troubled country and the people.

      You must been keeping close tab on the happenings there, Ru?

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  6. Raimie is such a nice boy. My students, boys are usually more difficult to fast than girls. Girls will observe the fasting month obediently but the boys.. tsk tsk.. lol! They'll come out with excuses such as 'terforget' and many more! But to me i find it cute, as they are still young :)

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    1. Boys will be boys.

      It's cute to see them trying to worm their way out of it and then us, gently coaxing them. But once they are way on their way to adulthood, not cute anymore.

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  7. hmmm, i think it's good to do it in the morning huh?? then you can allow yourself to "hibernate" for half a day, i kind of like that feeling.. that's why some times i get up really early, have breakfast, and then go back to sleep!! awesome~~ :D

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    1. Yeah, definitely :-D

      But technically nowadays my early morning is actually just after midnite. Haha

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  8. raimie is always such a good boy lah, nowhere else i see a better one (as yet).. started to fast at the young age of six.. fast and never fuss at all!! he is so cool.. and i think the daddy and mommy kill two birds with a stone - get him to decide what to eat for iftar and sahur, so that they don't have to think!! muahahahaha~~ :D

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    1. Clever boy. ;-)

      No lah... Got lots if kids like him. They just need gentle cajoling to do it and also encouragement. :-)

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  9. really an easy-going and good-tempered boy he is.. errr, where are his arms in the photo?? hiding inside that tee?? hahahahaha, boys will be boys, i always did that last time too~~ :D

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    1. but his dad doesn't like him doing it. Spoil the baju. :-P

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  10. oh yes, i can't agree with you more.. though we may not be as fortunate as many people, at least we have no issues the basic necessities of life.. just appreciate what we have, if not help others at least lead a meaningful life.. maaf zahir batin~~ :)

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    1. TRUE.

      Just imagine without running water for a while. sufferrrrr

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  11. Raimie looks so grown up now in this photos. Banyak hensem lagi. Get ready Mak! Admirers coming soon.

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  12. Your son is really good and I am sure he feels fortunate and blessed naturally without asking for duit raya. Lucky Mama!

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    1. He's happy to receive them.

      But he won't be too sad about the amount.

      He never really spends them anway. ;)

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