The Power of Dates

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I’ve been wondering why I’ve been doing a lot of flatulence lately (That’s the saucy term for farting).

 Today I discovered the culprit.

Cap’s company has given him one bucket full of dates and because of the lack of food at home, in compliance to Ramadan, I had been nibbling on dates 24/7 for one whole week.

DATES are one of the healthiest fruits of all time.

”Loaded with fiber – both soluble and insoluble – dates are able to fill you up and keep your bowel habits regularly. They are excellent source of potassium and provide numerous other important vitamins and minerals – quite a powerhouse packed in a tiny portable package.”

They are a real powerhouse indeed! I had been farting non-stop since then.

Healthy as it may be, I think Nitrogen is taking over our home. So I wanna give away our dates before this gets posted on our door.

Dates, anyone?

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6 thoughts on “The Power of Dates

  1. Hi Violet! I’ve been following your blog since you started it, just because I’m interested in your beautiful new life. If I’m not getting to get up and get out of my stupid little work cubicle, at least someone else is. Congratulations again on your wedding!

    I see that you are observing Ramadan along with the Muslim community. I’m curious — did you convert to Islam?

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    1. ABI!!!! Thanks for saying who ”Abi” you are 🙂 I got 4 Abi friends 🙂 Awww.. thanks for reading me 🙂 Don’t pout, pretty one, you’ll get out of there soon and you’ll have your own beautiful life. Baby steps, then one big leap of faith!

      Nawp, I did not convert to Islam. But when you’re in a Muslim country you need to follow rules 🙂 Drinking water and even nibbling on fasting hours are not allowed (in public). Restos and shops don’t serve food until after dusk. So I wait for dusk before I can really eat. I don’t hoard either because when I hoard, I eat everything in one day. Haha.

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    2. That’s awesome. The world would be in such better shape if we all just respected each other’s religions, don’t you think? I think you guys are a beautiful example of how it could be possible. 🙂

      Anyhoo, I just wanted to let you know that somebody that is so remote from you does appreciate your efforts, even if I have nothing to do with your situation, haha!

      One last question — You’re allowed to sip on water and/or nibble on food in private? Do you mind expounding on the rules of their fasting? I’m genuinely curious 🙂

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    3. Thanks abi 🙂

      I’m not really a very good example kasi I eat whenever I find a chance to. Haha. We Christians here are allowed to eat as long as no one could see us or smell the food we’re eating. So that means, you could only eat in the privacy of your home with windows closed.

      For them kasi no water and food, nothing goes inside the mouth, as in zero kahit sip or lap. Generally they’d be fasting from dawn ’till dusk but they have a specific time each day to start breaking the fast. They have a calendar. like one day it’s 6:30 pm next day it’s 7:00. Included in their fast would be drinking, smoking, cursing, generally anything that would make them a bad person. The whole month is cleansing for the soul.

      OFWs here love Ramadan because they got lesser working hours, especially that most shops only open during the breaking of fast, so evening shifts for resto people and early dismissal for office people.

      So there 🙂 I hope that helps. Smell yah later! gotta go buy food!

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