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Millhouse May 15th 2018 7:18 am

Ramadan
 

The moon boys are out tonight after the Maghrib prayer, could be called tonight.


I love Ramadan, my favourite time of the year and sadly I'm going to be away for about 2 weeks of it this year.


uk_grenada May 15th 2018 7:39 am

Re: Ramadan
 
What is it about Ramadan that makes it so enjoyable? I understand the religious significance but im guessing that isnt what you refer to? I really only experienced it decades ago in Iran which - believe me - wasnt much fun for an infidel.

Millhouse May 15th 2018 7:54 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by uk_grenada (Post 12499750)
What is it about Ramadan that makes it so enjoyable? I understand the religious significance but im guessing that isnt what you refer to? I really only experienced it decades ago in Iran which - believe me - wasnt much fun for an infidel.

1. It doesn't affect my daily routine in anyway.
2. The gyms will be empty when I go at lunchtime
3. People are chilled and a bit reflective ... or simply exhausted
4. It's a good time to reflect personally too, even if I'm not religious. I use the time to focus on some personal development activities.
5. I generally just like the feel of the place around this time.

I also like to see people being so committed to something - it's quite interesting to watch.

Irishbeekeeper May 15th 2018 8:31 am

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I always enjoy this month. Part of it is because I lay off all the bad habits for an entire month and on top of that I try extra hard to be more calm and collected and the fasting bit really helps in shedding the unwanted fat. Hoping to loose atleast a couple of Kilos off this time around although this would be my first Ramzan with Type 2 Diabetes so will be monitoring the blood sugar levels more actively I guess. The office lets off early, so more time spent with the family, whats not to love :)

jam25mack May 15th 2018 9:23 am

Re: Ramadan
 
3:30 finishes! whats not to like! Even better now they don't seem to care about bar opening times!

Best time of year for me too!

Scamp May 15th 2018 10:41 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 12499754)
1. It doesn't affect my daily routine in anyway.
2. The gyms will be empty when I go at lunchtime
3. People are chilled and a bit reflective ... or simply exhausted
4. It's a good time to reflect personally too, even if I'm not religious. I use the time to focus on some personal development activities.
5. I generally just like the feel of the place around this time.

I also like to see people being so committed to something - it's quite interesting to watch.

You forgot to mention reduced hours.
Agree on 1, we don't change anything really. 2 is irrelevant to me, 3, 4 and 5 are interesting.
I told someone I liked it and like the nature of the month and what it means before, they couldn't get their head round it but it's definitely there and can be seen / felt.

Also, more golf. Even if we now work a sensible 8hr day as reduced hours.

Millhouse May 15th 2018 10:49 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12499828)
You forgot to mention reduced hours.
Agree on 1, we don't change anything really. 2 is irrelevant to me, 3, 4 and 5 are interesting.
I told someone I liked it and like the nature of the month and what it means before, they couldn't get their head round it but it's definitely there and can be seen / felt.

Also, more golf. Even if we now work a sensible 8hr day as reduced hours.

I also spend the afternoons banging MM2.

Scamp May 15th 2018 11:01 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 12499829)
I also spend the afternoons banging MM2.

Yeah. I spend many Ramadan afternoons slapping my 5-iron up the range.

Yes, euphemism.

UKCityGent May 15th 2018 11:37 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 12499829)
I also spend the afternoons banging MM2.

Gym at lunchtime and then afternoon bangs - you have stamina !!

It either one or other (unless i could get a gym bunny !)

Irishbeekeeper May 15th 2018 11:38 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12499833)
Yeah. I spend many Ramadan afternoons slapping my 5-iron up the range.

Yes, euphemism.

So where is this 'mini'-golf course again?
:D

weasel decentral May 16th 2018 3:57 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 12499829)
I also spend the afternoons banging MM2.

You old romantic you

Scamp May 16th 2018 5:21 am

Re: Ramadan
 
Tomorrow it is then.

Think that means a good Eid?

reddiva May 16th 2018 5:43 am

Re: Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12500329)
Tomorrow it is then.

Think that means a good Eid?

No, we will be lucky if we get one day off :-(

Taz786 May 16th 2018 5:51 am

Re: Ramadan
 
One day off will be a bonus in my new company.

If Eid falls on a Friday, supposedly the company will expect us to work on Sunday as they will give Friday & Saturday even though its a weekend.

Fingers crossed its a 30 day Ramadan and Eid falls on a Saturday.

UKCityGent May 16th 2018 6:15 am

Re: Ramadan
 
Ramadan tomorrow here in Kuwait and 29 days for Eid


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