The Ramadan Diary 2023: Day 2

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

My second day of work as a full-timer was pretty challenging given that it was the first day of fasting and I only had tuna with bread for pre-dawn meal. I experienced gastric just an hour after I started working. Despite that, I soldiered on with work and my fast. All in all, it was a really good day at work yesterday. I received many congratulations from people around me and even received my work tablet. This has got to be the first time I get a company gadget and I get to bring it home! This also means I may end up doing more work at home. Hurrah! Hahaha!

Today was quite a day at work, having to start earlier than usual. Although it was the second day of fasting, I was still trying hard to overcome my hunger. I managed to do a good job in amending a few layouts today. Alhamdulillah, all thanks to Allah for giving me the guidance to do so. Received formal congratulations for joining as a full-timer and I am just so so so grateful to be where I am today. Alhamdulillah. All praises and glory to Him.

I was more properly introduced to my responsibilities at work today. I must say, I have a lot of thinking and organising to do, aside from having to catch up with everyone. Looks like I am gonna have a lot of fun working here. I cannot wait to buckle down and get to work.

The highlight of today, however, is how well my teammates observe Ramadan, telling me off nicely for things I did or said that goes against the spirit of Ramadan. Best part is, it is the non-Muslims who are more sensitive in supporting our observation of Ramadan.

“Hey, cannot be so negative around them. They are fasting.”

“Oy! Cannot use vulgarities around them. Fasting means avoiding bad language.”

My heart is so warmed by such thoughtfulness and consideration.

Alhamdulillah! Alhamdulillah!

And Allah is Ar-Raheem, The Most Merciful. – MM


Author: Metropolitan Muslimah

Born 1989. Female. Metropolitan Muslimah. Songstress. Teacher in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector in Singapore. Gooner since the signing of Mesut Özil on 2 September 2013. We won two back-to-back FA Cups since. Made my first trip to the Emirates on 10 May 2015 followed by my first home game against Swansea City on 11 May 2015, which we lost 0-1.

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