Eid is here, and its late in the evening as i post this on the second day. Too bad I have never enjoyed Eid much, other than occasional visits across the city, like the trip last night, leading to dinner.
The weather hasn’t been comfortable either for the last whole week (I say that since this long weekend had started, we’ve been facing a hot and dry weather across the city).
I personally don’t enjoy a whole lot of rush, tend to run away from it, hence my shopping experience is kind of hit-n-run. And then we had the usual issue of who wants to celebrate Eid on which day. As usual, the NWFP people somehow saw the moon, when it wasn’t even possible to view it in the northern areas, followed by some more cities like Chaman, where again there was no official news on the sighting of the moon. The moon was actually not sighted at all, because the probability of actually viewing it was remote on Monday evening, and that too only in the coastal areas of the country. The rest of the country therefore had a full 30 days of Ramadan, followed by Eid on Wednesday.
After the Eid prayers at around 8am in our nearest mosque, we went off to get some halwa puri, after a whole month. It was good, not bad at all, as we had ourselves willingly settled for the nearest alternative in our area. After that, SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!
Just a day earlier (Monday), there was a question on the radio about “why do men sleep on Eid, compared to women”. Of course, I did have a response to that, and it was well taken by the program host. Of course, that was my opinion, and others may clearly differ. By the way, what do you guys think about the relation between “Eid & Sleep”? I’d like to hear from you guys about that.
The cell phone choice making is still on. I opted to hold on a bit till after Eid, because I heard and verified that the prices of all commodities (including cellphones) have been hiked up by the market, owing to exceptional demand. The prices rose from anywhere between Rs 1,000 to over 5,000, depending on the type of cellphone and also the type of people who demand it. One example is the Nokia E61, bought by a friend of mine for 16k just last week, with a Chand Raat market value of 22k. And what’s more – the shopkeepers say that the prices will fall again, in fact the value will be near 15k soon after Eid (say on Friday). And if that’s not enough, car prices even escalated just in the last week of Ramadan.
We join work from tomorrow (Friday), and although most people will be voluntarily taking a day off (especially if they have Saturdays off), I will be heading to work by 8.30am. Unless of course I kind of get late again. Personally I don’t like holidays, but sometimes it does seem good to relax often at home and hangout with the family and friends. Of course, that does not mean that it extends beyond 2 days, otherwise it’s just not right for me.
Iced, if you’re reading this, don’t change your phone yet, unless you are due for an upgrade on your contract. I’m thinking of going for the same phone, but its a tough debate over an entertainment vs business phone now…