Friday, September 25, 2009

Childhood Memories of Ramadhan

Assalamualikum and Salam Lebaran to all blog readers. In this entry I would like to share about my childhood memories of ramadhan when I'm was 7 years old.

I'm a little girl that very excited when Ramadhan is coming compare to my siblings that not feel same like me. My perception about Ramadhan when I'm kid is I thought that this month is very unique because has a lot of delicious foods and it a chance for me to ask my mom to do all my favourite foods. However, I feel excited only in beginning but after that I feel lazy and not too excited like before. This is because I'm feel tired and not easy for me as a kid to complete my fasting for a whole day.

My parents taught me to fasting since I'm was 7 years old. This is very challenging for me because as I remember this Ramadhan is on school day. It's hard for me to fast for a whole day because I felt very tired and most of my friends went to canteen to buy a food during break time. However, I not follow my friends but I choose to stay at class for sleeping or do something else that can avoid me from eat. This is because my father promise to give me RM50 if I complete fasting for a whole month. Therefore it become spirit for me to take this challenge and tried to fast for a whole day.

After 1 week I fast for a full day without any missed, it make my parents proud of me because I can force myself to do a right thing and it beginning for me to started practicing so that I will get used to the fasting month when I'm grow older. Besides that, I'm tried to fast for a full day even though in that time I'm not feeling well and my parents gave permission for me to not fast on that day but I'm still want to fast because I remember what my father promise to me if I can complete my fasting for a whole month.

However, in the middle of Ramadhan I lose toward myself and only fasting on half a day just because of ice-cream! This story happened when I'm at home. After going back to school at 12.30pm I stayed at home alone because my parents are works and my siblings are going to school. It begin when I'm stayed alone at home and has a ice-cream's motorcycle always elapse my house with a loud of ice-cream's song. Therefore, it make me want to buy it. In addition, I very love to eat ice-cream Cornetto. It's very delicious. So, just because of ice-cream it make me fast for a half day.

After that I told what going on to my parents and they just laugh to me and advise for not repeat it again. Besides that, my father said that he would not gave me RM50 because I missed one day to fast full day and just gave to my sister and my brother. After I heard it I cried because I cannot get RM50 and it seems to be a lot of money to me back then. However, my father just joke to me and during 'hari raya' he gave RM50 to me same like my siblings as 'duit raya' and fulfil his promise.

That's all my childhood memories of ramadhan when I'm 7 years old that I can't forget it. Hope you will enjoy read this entry. Meet you again in the next entry. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

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