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Old May 14th 2018, 6:18 pm
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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Originally Posted by Millhouse
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.
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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.
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I also spend the afternoons banging MM2.
Yeah. I spend many Ramadan afternoons slapping my 5-iron up the range.

Yes, euphemism.
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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 !)
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Yeah. I spend many Ramadan afternoons slapping my 5-iron up the range.

Yes, euphemism.
So where is this 'mini'-golf course again?
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I also spend the afternoons banging MM2.
You old romantic you
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Tomorrow it is then.

Think that means a good Eid?
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Tomorrow it is then.

Think that means a good Eid?
No, we will be lucky if we get one day off :-(
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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.
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Ramadan tomorrow here in Kuwait and 29 days for Eid
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