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Very interesting. It is a whole different life where you are.
A.K.A Jenn...Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I am getting old, so I cannot recall if you have left a comment previously. Comments are always appreciated.I am back in Australia now. However, yes, Ramadan and the fasting month is certainly a whole different way of doing things for those who have never experienced it before.Nevertheless, Jakarta and Indonesia more generally are places where food is available during the day for those who do not fast. So, in that sense life for non-fasters goes on pretty much as usual.
I can back that up. The only change is that we are a little more conscious of where and when we eat/drink, and water glasses disappear from desks. I won't eat or drink in front of my partner, who is fasting, which can lead to a bit of dehydration...
Brett...It is interesting that people go out of their way, presumably out of respect, not to eat or drink in front of others who may be fasting.My office, when I was still in Indonesia, was open plan in the extreme so there was no place to hide. The first fasting month I was probably more conscious of those fasting than I am now. Yet, that should not be construed as flaunting the ability to eat and drink.You gotta do what you gotta do, I s'pose.
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