finally, the best part of the year has come (Y) its ramadan, and so we muslims fast :) being a 'holy' month and all, every night is spent praying at the mosque, returning home at a late hour with no time to do school work, then awaking at like 430 to have breakfast as we cant eat for the day T.T practically living at the mosque also means all the shorts and singlets are pushed to the back of the cupboard, and the bearzeroskin clothes come out. UGH, if theres one thing i hate, its having to wear full length pants =.= swearing is not allowed too, because if yu do yur fast SOO doesnt count. + the odd waking/sleeping hours make me TIRED THE WHOLE MONTH THROUGH. you'd think that id be used to it huh ? having fasted for like the past 7 years, but nay. a princess needs her sleep ! but as far as swearing goes, im happy i have to stop doing it. seeing as i swear like trailer trash and have been trying to stop for like YEARS on end, i hope NOT doing it becomes habit and i wont rely on filthy language anymore :)
hahaha, i dont know if as a muslim, im actually allowed to say this, but i dont particularly enjoy fasting. i mean, if there's one thing that everyone knows about me, its that i love eating, and fasting forbids me from doing that ! LOL, nevertheless, it still remains my favourite time of year :) throughout the other 11 months that i spend not fasting, i have little or no power over my body, partly beacuse im lazy as **** (cant swear, LOL), but also because i just tell myself not to bother because eventually i'll give up and fail. but this one month of the whole year, i feel as though i have complete power of my body because i can tell myself to stop eating :) who knew starving was healthy for the mind ? hahahaha but yesyes, fasting makes me feel king =D its also believed that during this sacred month, Allah locks up all the devils, and so the desicions we make are entirely ours, and have no inlfuence from the satan whatsoever. see ? this month gives me power beyond belief ! ahahaha.
but above any other power-influenced reason, my favourite part of fasting is family. i see my cousins and aunties and uncles non stop during the month. we always get together to break our fast, hence eating like pigs and putting on disgraceful amounts of weight :) we pray together, and then try really hard not to gossip or b***h, as that isnt allowed too :) hhahaha, we fail ALOT more often then we succeed, but its fun trying !
as yesterday was the very first day of fastingg, all the fambam got together at aunty shidahs house in beverly hills to eateateat ! it was the first one of the year, so of course it was lovely to do it with the cousinss++ :) before i left the house i told myself to bring the camera so i can show yu pictures of how we usually do things, but didnt remember till i was in the car halfway there =.= after eating then praying then eating again, my other aunty sent me, my brother and two other of cousins to get the stuff to make teh tarik (which is malay for tea pull ?) from her place. on the way there, instead of doing things the PROPER way, my NON-LISCENCED cousin decided to drive as apposed to my completely legal brother T.T ugghh, as i was sitting shotgun, they started cracking jokes about how if we got pulled over, i'd be the one busted and wouldnt be able to get my lisence till im 21. obviously i believed them and shat myslf the whole way. im semi like the youngest ones of my cousins, and so i HATE it when they pull me into their illegal schemes. okay fine, driving wthout a lisence isnt that big a deal, but it was to me last night for the 15 minutes that i was riding shotgun. and its a $400 dollar fine if you get caught !
after returning safely to beverly hills with all limbs attached, we prayed a little more, then like me and 10 of cousins went into the piano room where they had DS tetris wars :) ahahah, after they failed to beat abang imran, half of them left and kak mel brought out the STACK of music sheets. i went through most of them (there was WAY too many !) and picked the songs i wanted her to play. she plays the piano like a friggen prooo, and so needed no practice :) she played while i sang - this was clearly for fun as my voice is as soothing as a cat dying. we did all good ones like: aint no mountain high, the special two, lean on me, stand by me, beauty and the beast, hero, no one, if i aint got you, part of your world and somebody to love. there are about a biljillion more (as we were going for like 3 hours) but i cant really think of them :) hhahaha, about an hour into the music session, one of my uncles came in and started playing the guitar. so kak mel played a thousand miles on the piano, uncle rick echoed with the guitar and i ruined it all with my singing. it was waaaaay fun ! after a couple of hours passed, hanis and qistina took over singing, while me and ryan laid down on the couch behind them. he was playing DS and i was doing sudokus ( I DID SEVEN, WOOO ). i dont remember why, but i didnt stop laughing for the rest of the night. i dont even think anything was funny really.
at about half past midnight, momma came to the back of the house and collected ameerah, hames and I to go home. after screaming ten more minutes about three times, we gave in and left with her. upon entering the car, i looked up and saw STARS ! yea, we dont get that in coogee :( hahahha. we got home at like a little pass one. i listened to everyone in the house fall asleep while i played soliatire for another hour and a half, weeee.
bleeh, sorry sorry, i dont want this blog to be one of those recountingwhatididthroughoutthweek blogs, but i couldnt help myself today. i just loveee this time of year ! it wont happen often, PROMISE !