and it is haaarrd! I am in severe need of caffeine.
Yesterday, being a Sunday, was a nice day to fast. I kept awake all night and slept after Sehri, so pretty much slept through most of the day. If I didn't have to say prayers during the day, I probably would not have gotten up before the time to break fast. I have some distant relatives here whom I hadn't met since I'd come to Hong Kong. Last night they called me for dinner at their place, so had a nice time there (not to mention a good meal).
Today is going rather well actually, as far as feeling hunger is concerned. The problem I'm facing is that my brain is not really responding in the same fashion as it usually does (when it is strung on caffeine). In other words, I'm feeling S-L-O-W, which is not a good thing if you bill time by the hour. The number of billed hours is high and the amount of work done is not much. I remember I used to have the same problem when I was in the US, and at the end of the month, I just ended up not billing most of my time because I felt guilty charging for it.
Just to clarify, I am not addicted to caffeine or anything. I can live without it fine. I just have trouble working without it. *Sigh* An hour and a half to go...
Kaya asked on my last post if I get any concessions at work during Ramadan. The answer to that I guess is that I can get concessions if I ask for them. I don't think anybody would stop me from anything as long as I keep my work on track. But the problem is that I don't want to ask. I just moved to Hong Kong less than three months ago, and by the end of the year, I would probably have taken around 15 days of vacation. I have a feeling if I ask for concesions during the 30 days of Ramadan as well they will start regretting ever hiring me :)
So I'm working my regular timings. Fast will inshaAllah be broken at work with any caffeinated drink and a granola bar!