I am quite comfortable going days without food on my own account. The awkward part is that when I am compelled to abstain from food by one Prophet, Pastor or Wole, it turns to something else. That is when those “witches” in my village would remind me of my strange obsession for Egusi soup and Akpu. Why na!!!
So when a person can fast for as long as 30 days straight, the person earns my outright respect.
As Lent is associated to Catholics, so is Ramadan to muslims. The best part of either of these two periods to me, is the post celebration. Personally I would eat all the food I did not eat during the period of the fast.
I’m certain there are many ways to celebrate post-ramadan. Different strokes for different folks abi, but this is what I would do for my post-ramadan jollification.
‘Family’ is Bae
Festivities like this are best enjoyed with family. The frenzy around family around these periods is communicable. I will be rest assured that the meals Mama will make would go down well. And I can always ask for extra meet without considering the cost implication. Barbecue parties – MY SPECIAL ‘FETISH’ can make me forget the time zone of my existence. If you are not the homebody type for festivities, check out the next point.
You know those friends you probably will not think about in a million years? Yes! Those guys always lurking around on your Facebook timeline. The only meat more tasty than Mama’s treat, is the free meat I get at friends’ houses. After that, go past the “Hello, Hi” convos and visit somewhere really nice. The world is a small place and surprises abound. You might meet a mutual friend, you will laugh with or laugh about. Besides you owe yourself happiness, away from that boss whose face you slap in your mind all the time.
Go on a solo cruise
Treat yourself to a sweet escape. You can travel with 10,000 Naira only. Pick a location and become a tourist. These days when holidays are hard to come by, bring out the traveller in you. You definitely want to visit the likes of Lekki Conservation Center, Lufasi park, Freedom park or even go surfing after kart-racing. I am allowed to feel like a child at this kind of periods.