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My Sons And Their First Day Of Ramadan

This is the start of 5th of Ramadan 1438 H this year. And my two sons have been fasting from the beginning of Ramadan. So far so good for those 7 & 8 years old boys, but that doesn't mean there were no dramas. My husband and I have sounded the coming of Ramadan from one or two months before. We talked about the fasting month with our sons, told them what they should do during the month and so on. This is not their first time fasting, they experienced fasting last year but not seriously enough and we didn't encourage them too much to fast as we thought that they were too young to start fasting. But this year is different. They are already studying in elementary school now, so we think that it is the right time to start.First Day of Ramadan It went smoothly. Alhamdulillah, although my first son broke his fasting by drinking two glass of water one hour after Zuhur salah. He continued his fasting after that. Alright, that's okay for me. My second son fast for a whole day.…

Ginger, My Best Friend During Ramadan's Suhoor

Ramadan is approaching. Muslims all over the world will have to fast during the day for the whole month. Here in Indonesia, Ramadan is predicted to come in 26th May 2016 according to astronomical hisab method. But that date is not a fixed date yet until the government establish an itsbat meeting which combine the hisab and rukyah method. Hisab is based on a calculated theory of seeing hilal. Hilal itself is the first crescent right at the time when the sun comes down. While rukyah is a method to see hilal by naked eye or by specific tool from the surface of the Earth.

It’s been a long argument between the hisab and the rukyah method followers which one is the most valid. But, Rasulullaah Muhammad (PBUH) himself used the rukyah method.

Okay, let’s not talk about the argumentation. I’m going to tell you about ginger, my best friend during Ramadan’s suhoor.


As you know, ginger is abundance here in Indonesia. It’s a kind of perennial root. It's aromatic and tastes hot, good to make …

My Favorite Traditional Snacks

This is the 6th theme of my blogging collaboration with Annisa Nurjannah. She had an idea to talk about traditional snacks! Yeay!!

I feel I'm blessed when I look back and see that my childhood times is full of traditional snacks. My mom isn't a good cook, she can't cook snacks very well, but she always tries to cook them or  at least serve them for our breakfast and early dinner. From her I know many varieties of Indonesian traditional snacks. And...here are my favorite traditional snacks:

PASTEL

I call this pastel, but people may call it curry puff. Yes, Indonesian curry puff. During this 4th pregnancy I always crave for it. Unfortunately it's a little bit too hard to find. I need to go to local market to buy it which means I have to ride my motorbike to get there.It's getting uneasy to ride with this big belly, so I just hold my saliva.

Indonesian curry puff is savory and crisp because it's a fried snack.What I like from Indonesian curry puff is its form, i…