It's Ramadhan again.
I had steamed fish with rice and fried veggie for sahur early this morning.
Very simple meal.
I hope to keep it that way, including for buka puasa.
Need to be careful about spending money these days as I don't have much of it.
Anyway, my health has also not been good of late, so that the best is for me to eat simple stuff.
Can't even eat spicy food anymore.
No more vaping too, because I think something is wrong with my lungs, causing my breathing a bit of a problem.
I'm also planning to be a better Muslim starting this Ramadhan.
For one thing, I will try to better observe the rituals, which I have been mostly neglected all these while.
Just feel like doing all that better from now on.
Raya is still a month away, but I have made up my mind that I will not celebrate it too much.
No reason for celebrations yet, as far as I'm concerned, as things are still very tough all around due to Covid-19.
Maybe I'll cook some Raya food, eat it and that's about it.
Definitely no crazy shopping.
Kita shopping raya, orang lain yang kaya. That's stupid, isn't it?
Raya is not Christmas okay.
I'm actually uncomfortable even when people highlighted the stories of bazar ramadhan too much during the fasting month.
Not that I'm against people making some money selling food like that, but it's just that I think the media should make better stories about the holy month of Ramadhan.
For instance, maybe Malay Mail or FMT could do a human interest story on their favourite subject of Loh Siew Hong and her children.
Well, they made several such good stories before, so another piece on how the kids observe Ramadhan with their Hindu/Buddhist mother would be nice.
That would be inspiring, don't you think?
Provided the kids have not yet been turned into non-Muslims lah.
Well, if that's the case, Malay Mail and FMT can still do a story celebrating a victory over the achievement of getting the kids out of Islam.
That should also be a good Ramadhan story for Muslims as it would remind them what these people actually think of them and their religion.
How about Utusan, Berita Harian, Kosmo, Harian Metro and the other Malay publications try to interview the mother and the kids?
Get the real story straight from them instead of getting the shit from the DAP's LTTE/BJP lawyers like what the English portals are doing.
Or how about an interview with the father of the kids? Just go to the prison and get his side of the story. That would not be too hard to do, isn't it?
I'm quite sure the father has a lot to tell.
That would make a better Ramadhan story than writing about Muslims going crazy over food when they were supposed to be fasting.
I think stories about taking care of our akidah are much better during Ramadhan than stories about our stomach, Raya shopping and gedik artistes celebrating Raya ala-Christmas.
How about that, Malay Muslim journalists?
Well, selamat berpuasa to you all.