Hello everyone. Sorry for being missing in action the last few days but I was on a 3 day trip to Pakistan. Got a couple of Suhoors and Iftaars with family, which made me realize (even more than before) what I'm missing, spending Ramadan alone in Hong Kong. It is just so much different spending the Ramadan alone in a country where you don't hear the Azaan compared to having family around and religious programming on TV!
Not that I had much time for TV. I was out and about on the roads most of the time, running errands and meeting people. It is somewhat tough to meet people without having food around. Ever thought of meeting up an old friend/acquaintance whom you haven't seen in months over a cup of... nothing? Slightly strange, wouldn't you agree?
Anyway... I returned last night. I didn't fast yesterday since I was travelling from 9.30am Pakistan Standard Time to 10.00pm Honky time. In retrospect, that is something I am not entirely happy about. I did fast on my way to Pakistan since most of the journey was during the night. I only had a couple of hours in flight after Sehri. The way back was almost all during the day and since one is allowed to defer fasting during travel, I decided to take up the option.
By the time iftaar arrived (and since I was travelling in Pakistan International Airlines, they had announcements and special arrangements for Iftaar), I found myself trying to justify my decision to self. How harsh is it really to sit in a temperature controlled airplane and wait 10 hours for the destination?