Is it only me?

Last year I spent almost the whole Ramadan nights out, bowling, shopping, dinners, sehri etc. Explored almost the whole city what it had to offer for dinner/sehri from well known restaurants to the road side dhabaís.

This year there has been not a single night I went out for iftar, dinner or sehri. First it was the quake and then I just never felt so. I feel unsocial and I feel OLD.

How are you guys spending your Ramadan? Specially the nights and eat outs?

8 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 10:58 am

    I never do that,
    Ramadan is not for exploring shopping centers and other activities,rest of the year is enough for such activity

  2. Darwaish (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 11:23 am

    same story here too .. it’s mainly bcoz of quake i think! ..

  3. mohummed (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 12:29 pm

    I will not do any shopping this eid coz of the quake. just think if we the karachiits celebrate eid , than what the outsiderz will think that people on one end of the country r shelterless & people on the other side r celebrating.

  4. Anathema (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 1:12 pm

    there is guilt and sorrow and mourning assocaited with this Ramzan. eating out has the guilt that says “Rs. 500 spent could mean a few drips, a lot of Pyodine or two blankets”. Who would want to shop when people up there are vomitting worms and have infected injuries which now are at amputation stage?

  5. jammie (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 6:08 pm

    well one would shop but not excessively because i feel the main point is that the earthquake has happened and we need efforts not only in relief but in also getting our country’s economy to not buckle under the strain of this disaster. equal distribution of wealth is a myth in this country…so why deprive the poor shop keepers from earning their fair fare of the day by focusing on the wrong thing. why an extreme? life still has to go on…with the relief work side by side.

  6. Ibrahim (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

    I dont feel like doing any eid shopping. We had 3 iftar parties arraged but all were canceled, i really feel bad about it because i havnt seen my friends for days.

  7. Salman (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 7:47 pm

    I share the same feeling guys…and more so being away from home. I just wish i could be there to help but nonetheless…i have been contributing by donations and fund raising.

  8. Saadia Buakhri (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 7:22 am

    This trajedy of great proportion which occured in a matter of seconds has touched us to our very souls. We are extrmely concerned to the extent of helping with all our resources and efforts. Ramadan every year wants us to feel that connectivity with the underpriveliiged. We are distressed about the children that got burried. World stats show 30,000 children die of poverty every year. I hope that this jolt from our passivity to the plight of millions will survive even after the present event and becomes a life long habit of compassion, charity, constructive use of time and obedience to Allah.

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