Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Ramadan: Day 4 & 5.

This will be a short entry today as, to be perfectly honest, there isn't much to say!

Yesterday I restarted my fasting commitments - and, all things considered, I did pretty well!

As I sit and write this on day 5, it is currently half-past-three in the afternoon, meaning I have about five hours remaining before I can begin eating and drinking again.

It's tough to think about that, especially when my stomach is grumbling and I am feeling so thirsty, but all you can do is try and put your mind to other things and not continually watch the clock ticking (or, as I sometimes believe, not ticking!).

At least (erm, I guess) there have been a few follow-up earthquakes in the area following the big 4.7 shake in Zenica on Saturday morning.

Check out this video from a camera in Visoko, located halfway between Zenica and the capital of Sarajevo.
You can see the difference between how the quake is felt inside a building compared to outside on the street:

Back to the topic at hand though, as I have previously written - and I just have to reiterate it - the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment at the end of the fasting day is really quite something.

There's always a point throughout each day where I tell myself, "No, no way I can do this again tomorrow," but, once I have a bit of a feed during the night, I compose myself and prepare to do it all over again the next day.

Again, my spirits are high and, as a person, I'm feeling more refreshed as each day passes.

Man, though, I can't wait to chow down some food in a few hours, though! Cevapi, anyone?


  1. Hi Rusty,

    Great blog! I enjoy ur wrriting. I'm a bit jalous on you being there in Ramadan, as you can feel the joy of it in complete light. I miss the smell of "Ramazanija" ... the more fun coming on Bajram. Just wait to see that, it's a bit like Christmas here in Australia... u can feel it in the air.
    One thing we are lucky here ... we start our fasting at 5:15am and Iftar is at 17:15pm. So that is 12h a day and plus it's winter time, so we don't get as thirsty as you guys there.
    Anyways, as I said great work young man. I wish you best of luck in everything you do and hope you and your lovely partner will soo join us in our beautifull Australia :))