Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Last Days of Ramadhan

It has been more than one week since I last up dated this blog.

There's only one reason for that i.e. my mind has been 100% focused on finishing a whole lot of works at the office.  

Today, me and many others in Jakarta and vicinity start our long holidays in connection with the Eid Ul Fitr celebration at the end of  August. As in previous years, millions of people have started to leave the city to celebrate in their hometowns. 

Although most of the schools in Jakarta and vicinity have closed since last week for a long holiday until 5 September, but the traffic was still jammed, and many car accidents happened in the toll road. Maybe its because the weather was hot during those days.

Lots of things happened during my absence from the blogosphere, among others, bribery suspect Nazaruddin refused to talk to the Corruption Eradication Commission, and told President SBY that he is willing to go to jail as long as his wife and kids are not disturbed.

There was the plan of the state electricity company PLN to import Natural Gas, which is very weird because Indonesia is one of the largest exporter of Natural Gas in the world.

There was also the actions of the violent organization FPI that raided restaurants which opened during day time. Their latest action was forcing SCTV to stop showing the movie " ? " which they claimed to be against Islam.

Beside the above, the third week of Ramadhan has also effects on me i.e. I lose 4 kilogram of my body weight. I hope that I can lose more before Eid Ul Fitr which according to the Minister of Religion could be next Wednesday 31 August.

14 comments:

triesti said...

wait, it's on Wednesday now? I thought it would be on Tuesday. Surely it cant be on Wednesday.. seems to recall that it's either 29 or 30 days of fasting.

Selamat lebaran, mohon maaf lahir dan batin

attayaya-trembesi said...

Taqabbalallahu Minna Wa Minkum
mohon maaf lahir bathin

smp3lembang said...

Happy Eid ul Fitr Sir, Sepertinya tahun ini akan ada dua lagi waktu lebaran ada yang tanggal 30 ada yang 31 Agustus

Fahrizi Noer Fajar Azman said...

Selamat Lebaran.. Mohon maaf lahir dan batin... :D

Ferdinand said...

Waduh aku malah belum nimbang2 berat badan nih haha...

Oiya, Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri, Taqobalallahu Minnaa wa Minkum, Minal ‘Aidin wal Faizin, Mohon Maaf Lahir Batin...

r10 said...

sangat aneh melihat PLN berencana mengimpor gas, apakah karena harga gas dalam negeri lebih mahal?

colson said...

Glad you're back - considerably slimmed down but even more handsome as ever :)

However the information " Eid Ul Fitr"could be next Wednesday"leaves me speechless.

Isn't the beginning and end of Ramadan a well established date on the Islam calendar ( 9th month)?

So Eh? "Could be"??? How's that?

Luke said...

Hi Harry

Hope you have a peaceful and joyful time with your family at Eid and if you are pulang Mudik then have a very safe trip there and back.

Wisata Murah said...

kabarnya lebaran bisa dobel lagi ne. yang mengikuti organisasi tertentu jatuh tangal 30.dan konon yang mengikuti pemerintah lebarannya tanggal 31.. hehehe

mhn maaf lahir batin sob.

Multibrand said...

@Triesti,
That's what the Minister of Religion Suryadarma said on TV yesterday.

@Attayaya-Trembesi,
Mohon maaf lahir batin.

@Smp3Lembang,
Sepertinya demikian.

@Fahrizi,
Mohon maaf lahir batin.

@Ferdinand,
Kebiasaan kalau sedang puasa saya cek berat badan.
Minal aidin wal faizin.

@R10,
Yang jadi masalah gas kita sudah terikat untuk export.

@Colson,
The religious ministry makes it decision in this case using the traditional method by watching the moon.

@Luke,
I would not "pulang mudik" because most of my family are here.

@Wisata Murah,
Benar, sepertinya tahun ini akan ada dobel lebaran.

WebbieLady said...

When I was in Malaysia, I wasthere before the Ramadan started... I always heard around "Selamat Eid Ul Fitr"... Like welcome Ramadan season I believe.

This must be a beautiful practice and custom. I asked a few questions to a fellow blogger about this and it's really cool to learn. I grew in a Christian country, thus, it's only now that I am really aware of these activities.

WebbieLady said...

Youlost 4kilos? Oh wow! Congratulations! I gained two duringmy holidays but I just shook them off quickly when I reached home. Happy to be back to49-50 range--- Just too much food! :=)

Filipina Ini said...

That's indeed weird news if you need to import when you are a big producer of this natural gas... something's boiling maybe?

Multibrand said...

@WebbieLady,
Selamat Eid ul Fitr can be translated into: Happy Eid Ul Fitr.
4 kilogrames in 3 weeks is a great achievement for me

@Filipina Ini,
Yes I agree that there is something wrong here.