Aug 31, 2008

3adat 3alaikum

Ramdan is back again! and along comes it's rituals..
whether spiritual or eb6ainy-tual .. these rituals are what makes it so special..

here are some of my favourites:

1. the yireesh that i anticipate each year from our neighbours.

2. moments right before fu6oor when the radio is on and we'r waiting for the " jahiz? ermy *6aa5* " oo raaaakthah 3al tamrah!

3. 9alat il jeyaam.

4. doulkat il vimto.. i don't know why it only comes out bermuthan!

5. opening the door for il kids illy egargi3oon and telling them to egargi3oon 3ala esmy.. yes, a7ib awanis 3umry ;p

6. tamreeyah .. oh how i love u!

7. the discussion that takes place every year on whether to put il fu6oor ra2san.. aw bs dates and soup then a prayer break then serve the rest of the food.. i'm always on the ra2san team ;p

8. kids all dressed up in dishdashas and bu5nag's for gergai3an.

9. 5ubiz ergaag with chay 7aleeb for su7oor.

10. the " 3adat 3alaikum ya hala.. ya hala feekum ya hala.. fee kil lailah.. sahra
jameelah sahraneen" song on KTV playing over and over.

11. the alarm we set before il emsaak for that last sip of water.. which we end up missing at least 10 times eb hal shahar. =/

12. eating the leftover a6ayif's dough.. YUM!

13. the occasional "3eedkum embarak" that sometimes slips when u meant to say "mbarak 3alaikum il shahar"

14. and the occational "allah ebarik feech" that slips when u meant to say "3alaina o 3alaich.

ahh these things never fail to put a smile across my face =)
so what are ur favourites?!

embarak 3alaikum il shahar ya jima3ah oo 3asakum min 3uwadah =)

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├ƓɧαɗσσƦ┤™ said...

looooooool at # 13 & 14

9ej kel sena t9er feni

god 7ada fashla lma ykon a7ad ma tmonen 3leh

once re7na nbarek el shahar 7ag 5alati o bs 5ali el rayal el wa7ed eli ga3ed bainhm

lma w9alt asalem 3leh getla embarak 3lech el shahar .. 6agni ;p

i love when we all with mom bel ma6ba5 7azat el fo6or

even my brothers eshelon o y7e6on weyana

and when mom etzefna coz nakel shay 3almashi o e7na nancheb :p

o enti ba3ad kafaiti o wafaiti .. kel 3am wenti eb alf 5air o embarak 3laich el shahar :D

:::ShoSho::: said...


Kil 3am winti el khair!

FourMe said...

Embarak 3alaich eshahar w 3asach mn 3wadah..

Music, Happiness, Love said...

embarak 3alaich il shahar love ;*

Anonymous said...

3adat 3alaikom yahala!! alah ramadan kareeeeeeeeeem!!!!! kil 3am wentay ib 5air! oo mbarak 3alaich il shahar! oo oo oo !! ;p

Anonymous said...

My faves would be:

Seeing more of the family, believe it or not;p

And questioning spirituality:)

Shoush said...

LOL! Yes, all that for me too! ;P I'll add the being glued to the TV the first day with my notebook and pen to make my TV shows schedule.

And mathroooba! Ah yal mathrooba! 3ishgiii. And tamriyaa, yes. And a6ayif!

Am not looking forward to all the calories tho. ;/

Imbarak 3alaich ilshahar babes! ;*

Peony said...

i believe that ramadan isn't ramadan without the ktv1 song..

Meticulous said...

13. the occasional "3eedkum embarak" that sometimes slips when u meant to say "mbarak 3alaikum il shahar"

14. and the occational "allah ebarik feech" that slips when u meant to say "3alaina o 3alaich.


A Journal Entry said...

heheheh waaay hal mawqif waaayd 5ayis!! ham et9eer feeny sa3at ;p

wintay eb 5air o 9i7a o salamah =)

oo eb kul munasba ya vimto 7abook il muhani2een ;p

wintay b5air dear ;)

3alaina oo 3alaich dear en3oodah wiyach bil9i7a oo il 3afya =)

3alaina oo 3alaich 7abeebty thanx ;)

wintay b5air oo 3laina oo 3alaich oo oo oo ;p

et9adgeen.. in a way me too .. as much as i hate being dragged to family gatherings, in rmuthan it feels kind of different..

heheheh abaaih ur so cute with the pen and all!

a5 3al calories =S

true dat!

hehhe laa rest assured enna fee waayd like us (hopefully ;p)

Big Pearls said...

mubarak 3alaikom il shahar:)

xoxo said...

da3ayat vimto!! "web kol monasba ya vimto 7abouk el muhane'eeen"
oo awal da3ayat "shay el wezzah a7la shaay" something like that;p

Squirreliya said...

3alaina w 3alaich ..Allah ytaqabal mena w minkum 9ali7 el a3mal

A Journal Entry said...

big pearls
3alaina oo 3alaich 7abeebty =)

hehehe eee i love that song! ;p

ameeen ajma3eeen =)

OutOfReach said...

3leena o0 3leech :))

A Journal Entry said...

thaanx =D
ameen ajma3een ;)

Ruby Woo said...

Ambay I feel like you're a part of my family. Khasatan about the debate on whether we should drink soup and pray then continue on eating.

I loved loved loved this post.

Delicately Realistic said...

I love the KTV song !!!!!

Brings back such memories !!

Abeha rana !!

├J o u j a┤™ said...

dont ask me why bs a7s yatni el bachya lama gareet kil hatha ,,
wow 9ij ramadan 7elo o kilna we share the same ramadan cuz kil elie glteh chni ana katbtah .. ma3ada el tamrya i hate tamer :(
and i hate ga6ayef ;p

mbarak 3leech el shahar 7abeeebty :*

Bebe n' Noonie said...

aaw ur post ewanis !:p
eheh 3alaina w 3alaich !!:*
eta8abal alah 6a3tich inshalla!:*
my grama killa tyeblina il 86ayif..nakla broo7a!! 3jeb!:p

Bebe n' Noonie said...

Im hungry :(

3alaynah o 3alaych babe!


A Journal Entry said...

ruby woo
heheh well mabybe i am! ;p

glad u liked it ;)

delicately realistic
bs 7asafah chiina this year they r playing it without kalam bas la7an =/

heheheh 7abeeebty wa3alayah laish 3ad yatich il bachwa!
3laina oo 3alaich dear =)

minna oo minich dear =)

i'm thirsty =/

3alaina oo 3alaich oo 3asach min 3uwadah =)

with love, x. said...

Happy Ramadan :)

A Journal Entry said...

with love,x
happy ramadan to u too =)

PaLoMiNo said...


9ajaa!!! :)

khosh post walla

shwgteny 3al vimto with ice ;p

MeeMzZ said...

a7la shay in the fo6oor is the VIMTOOOOOOOOOO allaaaaaaa and the SAMBOOOOOOSA...yi3t!! baroo7 akil;D

A Journal Entry said...

3ad il 9oorat il vimto ehny 5ayal! mshallah 3ala illy em9awirha fannan!

hmm.. samboosat jibin .. allaaah!

ting said...

hehehe exciting ramadan post :)

Eulalia said...

T9adgeen ana ma 7asait birmi6'an ilyom ila lama i read this post!! 7ada shawagteeni!!! mbarak 3alaikom ilshahar oo 3asakom min 3owada. OO i just wanted to say one of my favorite things ba3ad is lama my grandma before she got sick kanat kila t5aleeni asa3idha tsawi 5obz rgag oo kan 7aaar oo fresh allaaah shahwait 3omri :p

A Journal Entry said...

heheh yeah 6ali3 min galb!

allah egawumha bil salamah enshallah.. wanasah kintay etsawoonah eb nafskum.. chithy e9eer a7la coz ta3abtay 3alaih =)

Layla said...

Looool @ number 13. I acually did it today to my uncle. weeh I was soo embarrassed :X

3alaina o 3alaaich ya galbe

eshda3wa said...

3alaina oo 3alaich babe

Anonymous said...

3alaina o 3alaich inshallah!

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

mbarak 3laich elshahr dearie! :)

oo the vimto has always left me wondering to you know!

A Journal Entry said...

i did it 3 times until now!! =/
3alaina oo 3alaich dear ;)

ajma3eeen =)

ameen ajma3een =)

3alaina oo 3alaich 7abeebty =)

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