Monday, September 25, 2006

Ramadan. Continued.

So, here I am, already on the 3rd day of Ramadan.

Days seem to be passing so fast, even though I am fasting. I remember that last year hours just didn't seem to pass but I guess this year it is slightly different, maybe due to the amount of work to be done.

It is interesting to see how people react when I say I am fasting. Majority gives me the "she must be crazy look" when I say I do it for the cultural experience and for individual reflection. I might just start saying I am doing it for diet reasons soon, maybe it will be easier for people to understand and not feel so embarrassed.

But, besides that, everything goes on as before. People do work fewer hours but things still get done (afterall, we run a 24/7 business and we are always on time :)) and since majority of people in the office (not necessarily in the company) aren?t Muslims you don't really see a big impact. However, it is still restricted to eat or drink at your desk and you must go to the kitchen for that purpose.

One of the things I noticed with the fasting is that my mind becomes strangely clear and focused, even if not at all times (at some times you just think about how hungry you are!!). It is indeed true that you become moodier and even perhaps more aggressive at some point, but in general, you end up having a clearer head to think about your actions and your life and I am appreciating it.

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