Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ahlan wa Sahlan ya Ramadhan!

I will refrain from writing about my bad experiences that occur during my stay in KL in this post, all for the sake of the Ramadhan month. Maybe. For this post. Only. Maybe. Perhaps I will rant all about it in the next post. Maybe. Perhaps. If I was not distracted by then. Perhaps. Yes.


I shall continue.

How curious it is to see Ramadhan came by so quickly? It felt as if it was only yesterday when I finally finished my Al-Quran recital for the month and tried out new clothes for the Eid Day and went to my hometown at the end of the month and so on and so on yet for the life of me I couldn't remember the details of my endeavor on that particular month! Why is it that this paragraph has so many 'month' words?!

Thus, the purpose of this post, while admittedly to greet and welcome the lovely month called Ramadhan, is also to refresh my memory so that I could have something to laugh at and make me feel cozy inside in the future. Hopefully, if I'm still alive and the blog is still up and running, I could do this again next year. I'm motivated! Yay.

Anyhow, without further ado...HAJIMARU ZO!

Last Ramadhan, I didn’t have much complication.
This Ramadhan…it’s only a couple of days into the month yet I’m already experiencing various complications!

Last Ramadhan, I think I was playing…The Sims on the PC, Phoenix Wright on the NDS and Final Fantasy XII on the PS2. Harhar. I vaguely remember my brother showing the game Nintendogs after sahur…I think.
This Ramadhan, I’m playing Monkey Island The Screaming Warhal on the PC and Broken Sword on the NDS. I’m thinking of throwing Persona 3 & Persona 4 on the PS2 into the mix. Also Little Big Planet on the PS3 as well.

Now that I think of it, my family possibly has all the gadgets alive.


Now if only I have something new to play on XBOX360, Wii and PSP…


Last Ramadhan, I recited the Al-Quran with no comprehension whatsoever. ACK!
This Ramadhan, I’m beginning to recognize words! Huzzah!

Last Ramadhan, I celebrated my first day of Ramadhan at my house.
This Ramadhan, at my brother’s. At the kopitiam. And it was darn expensive. They were probably charging for our internet usage. Must be that. 3 iPod Touches simultaneously and 1 iPhone 3GS, the overzealous waiters are bound to notice the bandwith raping. Yikes.

Last Ramadhan, family time was sleeping in an air-conditioned hotel room.
This Ramadhan, family time is finding a Wi-Fi spot and declare our love and devotion to the internet.

Last Ramadhan, I mainly used hand-me-downs, because I’m too poor to actually afford something.
This Ramadhan, I can’t believe how many things I have that didn’t have the word ‘makeup’ on it. And I bought them with my own money! Awesomeness!

Last Ramadhan, I read a whole lot of mangas and chicklits. If I'm not mistaken, I read Glass Mask and Skip Beat mangas, while chicklits...Sophie Kinsella's novels I think.
This Ramadhan, I read classics a lot and zilch manga. Currently re-reading Mysteries of Udolpho. Also frantically searching for Southern Vampire series because I happened to catch True Blood on TV and thought that it was awesome because the show has so many characters to the point that I'm not sure who's the vampire if it's not for their pale skin. And even then, I'm not so sure.

Last Ramadhan, Gossip Girl was all the rage. The Secret Life of The American Teenager is kind of nice. Pushing Daisies was the epitome of awesomeness.
This Ramadhan, 10 Things I Hate About You is on my watch list. And I no longer watch series much.

But most of all…

Last Ramadhan, it was a predictable Ramadhan month. Same ol’, same ol’?
This Ramadhan, I’m not really sure how it’ll go, considering I’m moving to the Middle East. How? How? Hoooow?

Ooooh. Well.


Nashuha said...

bye huda.. this ramadhan.. perhaps not ur last ramadhan in malaysia..

xisa said...

You've spoken the unspoken. I do hope I could greet Ramadhan again next year.