It's still Ramadan guys.
Okay let me tell you people something.
This Ramadan, well it's different than all the other Ramadhans I've had before.
Sahur as a kid:
Mom or dad will wake me up for sahur. I'll just go downstairs and eat. And then go back to sleep.
Berbuka as a kid:
I'll berbuka with family. Sometimes eat out or with relatives. Most times home-cooked meals.
Sahur as an MRSM student:
Wake up with my friends and we go to the MRSM's Teres (Dewan Makan) to eat. Then we solat subuh, then we go back to sleep.
Berbuka as an MRSM student:
Berbuka with homeroom students at the Teres.
Sahur after school:
Mom will wake me up early. I'll cook sahur with my her. I'll wake the rest of my family up. I'll eat. Then clean. Then solat. Then continue cleaning the house.
Berbuka after school:
Help mom cook. Have berbuka with family.
I'll stay up alone. Cook sahur alone. Have sahur alone.
Cook alone. Eat alone.
So do you see a sudden change in this pattern right here?
Like, just suddenly something I do with family and friends, I end up doing all alone.
Let me just say that it's pretty sad having sahur in the quiet. or berbuka all alone.
So why am I all alone again?
You see, I have a roomate. But she, like me, is always busy.
I am busy with work but she, a PhD student, is even more busy with her studies.
So she is rarely at home. and when she is, she needs to rest.
And my friends? They are either in Malaysia or a 20min drive away from my house.
Soooo..... what I do on weekends is.. I sleepover at my friends' house who lives 20mins away.
In fact, we don't even sleep actually. And every one of us stay there just to make sure all of us are awake and eating during sahur.
So there is a waiting gap between iftar and sahur right?
To make sure we don't fall asleep or anything, we entertain ourselves.
Uno, Snap, Spoons, Signal, Watch a movie on the projector, and light painting.
Yes, Light Painting.
So I have this friend who knows how to put the settings right on the DSLR to take pictures like these.
I really have no idea how he does it.
But the pictures turned out awesome.
But the thing is, when you take pictures like these, the pictures come out inverted.
I am too lazy to edit pictures, to uninvert them, which is putting them on the right angle.
So I'll just upload them here, dalam keadaan inverted.
|This was supposed to say Raahim. (inverted of course)|
|This is supposed to say Syireen with wings on the sides.|
|This one says 'Moon'.|
|This one says Amira|
And that night we found some pretty cool fire crackers in my friends' house.
So we ended up lighting a whole lot of them up. at 2am.
We probably drove the neighbors crazy. But oh well!
Here are some pictures of it.
So this is how I spend my weekends.
I have iftars and sahur with friends like these.
I'm really glad that after a week of eating sahur and ifatr all alone, I get to eat with awesome people like these and spend time with them too.
I have put something I recorded on camera that night on keek.
It's right here if you guys wanna watch it.
It's pretty dark so you guys won't see anything.
But I'm sure you guys can listen to what's happening.