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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Of Bulan Ramadhan And Shorter School Hours

Bulan Ramadhan starts today and my boy's school will be dismissed early at 5.30pm everyday until the start of the school holiday on 4 September 2010.  That simply means we have exactly one hour spare time before going back to our eat, bath, homework, revision, read and sleep routine. 

Ramadan is the holiest of months in the Islamic calendar. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. The name came from the time before the Islamic calendar, when the month of Ramadan fell in the summer. Fasting during this month is often thought figuratively to burn away all sins.

My boy was all excited about it and made sure he wore his watch to school and confirmed and reconfirmed with me on the dismissal time. :P  I have promised to take him to the nearby library to borrow some books and our plans for tomorrow will be going for a stroll at the nearby park.  Who says going to a Chinese school has got no life? Not really that bad what, agree or maybe he is just plain lucky that his mom is a SAHM. 

Apart from the bonus time that we get to enjoy during the Ramadhan month, we also look forward to frequenting those food bazaars, yes, bazaars that come only during the month of Ramadhan.  They are set up everywhere throughout the country during this period of time.  The varieties of food are unbelievably aplenty, from traditional kueh mueh (cakes) to ikan bakar, from crispy fried chicken to popiah, the list goes on and on. 

How about you? Do you love Bulan Ramadhan as much as I do?

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Blogger Hayley said...

Yes! I love bulan Ramadhan as well as the bazaar! I especially like the nasi lemang!

But one thing I dont like about this month is the traffic jam at the bazaar nearby my office, during buka puasa time.. =_=

August 11, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Montessorimum said...

I do..I am just about to blog about it..the short hours. I just love it. Coz my girl can come home early and we can head to the playground early and spent longer time there. Yeah!

August 11, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Montessorimum said...

And yeah!! Chinese school student can have a life too. Everyday when my girl comes home, she spent 1/2 hour at least playing at the porch (cycling, rope skipping, bouncing ball, chatting with her friend frm next door) or we head to the playground.

August 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Hayley: Agree with you that the traffic jam is the dreadest part. *shiver*

Montessorimum: A double yeah!!:P

August 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger slavemom said...

Actually, the shorter hrs will disrupt my schedule. Coz I've to shorten didi's naptime to fetch jie jie earlier. But it's ok, it's jes a matter of adj n it's oni for a mth.

August 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Anonymous suituapui said...

Ya, best time to be teaching in the afternoon session - during Ramadhan! Can get to go home early!!! LOL!!!

August 11, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The library might close earlier too.

August 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Anonymous: Thanks for reminding me. Just called up the library. They close at 4.45pm during the Ramadhan month.:(

August 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger sting said...

yeah... looking forward to those Ramadhan bazaars... yummy!!

August 11, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger mNhL said...

Oh...din know chinese school also close early during this period of time ! So nice.

I love Ramadhan because of the bazaar. haha... i love malay food so much.

August 12, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

Ian is lucky as his mom is a SAHM. By the way, I am in dilemma now. I am thinking of being a SAHM next year when April is Primary 1. I feel so hard to let go my income, and i wish so much to be SAHM. Don't get me wrong, I don't like my work, i only like the income. Any advise that you can share with me?

August 12, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Mommy Ling said...

Yea..still remembered during schooling time, we looking foward for this month as school dismiss so much earlier...hahah

August 12, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Mummy Gwen said...

Yeah, I miss those Ramadhan bazaar we have in Msia. *drool*

August 13, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

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