Health 101: Funny Formulas during Fasting Month

fasting month MBT tank

(When it comes the fasting month, this is the type of “transport” we need at times to block the queue jumpers – Photo by Mongibeddu)

Fasting month is a special month for the Muslims before they celebrate the Hari Raya and it can be challenging months especially for the first-timers and also for working housewives who need to rush back to prepare the meals for opening the fast.

Indirectly the fasting month also impacts the non-Muslims one way or another and it forces everyone to make some form of adjustments to run through the month. Some of the restaurants are closed for the month which forces us to look at alternative arrangements – packed food from home, driving out to another restaurant or order online.

The time for the Muslim to break their fast is probably is the best time for the non-Muslims to be on the road. The formulas based on what I have experienced to date is as follows:-

1. Break fast time = best time to be on the road

2. Break fast time + non Muslims drivers having the same formula in mind = normal traffic jam

3. Break fast time + non Muslims drivers having the same formula in mind + one broken down car in the middle of the highway = testing one’s patience

4. Break fast time + non Muslims drivers having the same formula in mind + one broken down car in the middle of the highway + impatient queue jumpers = total chaos

The first day of fasting on a working day and all that was needed to create chaos at about 7.10 pm was an old car broken down in one of the main lanes just after the Sunway toll plaza (I still wonder why some people are still driving old cars knowing very well that is going to break down unexpectedly).

What supposes to be a smooth ride home immediately turned into a “battle for survival” to reach home.

For those Muslims caught in the chaos yesterday, well I pitied them since they had to “break fast” in the cars (assuming they have packed some food).

Hopefully, it is better today.

11 days more to go and counting…

3 thoughts on “Health 101: Funny Formulas during Fasting Month

  1. Bala,

    Your tag ’11 days to go’ actually affect me to the extent I just updated my ’empty’ blog..I still remember I did promise you to supply you some plants for your garden..So the new posting is to update you on what I have at my garden..My camera battery kaput already as I used it for my son’s toy gun.So I would update it soon ..The posting is just a teaser..Do view my blog at http://knowledgecentre.wordpress.com/

  2. Lah Yusof…don’t worry about it mate…

    The countdown is for me to get ready to shifting…there is still time for gardening part because I want to take my time to do it right and slowly. Don’t worry, I will drop by your house for expert advise on it. Haha

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