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Ames, IA Nashville, TN. Food lover. Music connoisseur. Photography amateur. Motorcycle junkie. Fitness enthusiast. Travel addict. Adventure opportunist. Shennanigans expert.
Breaking the Fast on Eid al-Fitr Day
Eid Mubarak! The new moon was sighted on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, which indicates the end of Ramadan and the period of celebration that begins the following day. Commonly known as Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر) in the Arabic-speaking world, the festival also goes by other names such as Idul Fitri in Indonesia, Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia and Shemai Eid in Bangladesh.
While there are many Eid customs such as attending mass prayers, gathering for family reunions, exchanging gifts and dressing in new clothes, eating plays a crucial role as it brings an end to the month-long fast of Ramadan. Holiday dishes vary from country to country, but all are meant to make up big feasts that can easily fill up the entire family as well as guests. Families bring out traditional varieties of homemade sweets and many also make generous donations of food during the holiday, as Eid also celebrates extending good will to others.
The holiday can last up to three days depending on the country, and Instagrammers taking part in the festivities are sharing their moments filled with good food and good spirits.
Immm back! Having been on a tumblr hiatus for a while, I think it’s only fitting to post a run I’m super proud of. I’ve been marathon training and today’s run was great. Legs felt great, weather was awesome and everything just felt right. I hope I can continue training and eating well. Speaking of eating, I just wanted to mention that it’s been a little over 10 months since I became vegetarian and I feel great. At the time I started, there a lot of people who supported me and some who did not agree with me at all. They’d say how weak I would feel and how it wouldn’t be a good idea to switch and continue working out etc. Agreed, that I need to be a little bit more careful about what I eat now to ensure that I’m eating nutritionally appropriate foods and getting enough protein but other than that it’s been super. It works out for my body, my energy levels are great and my overall health has been improving. Anyway, hope y’all have been doing wonderfully and it feels good to be posting again. Cheerio! Edit: saved as draft instead of posting yesterday
I was a bit skeptical when I saw the trailer and dismissed it as a sci-if version of ground hog day but was pleasantly surprised! Action and visual effects are great and the story somewhat holds everything together. Surprising for sure! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would probably grab the Bluray once it comes out. Watch it if you’re a fan of time travel, alien movies and/or action movies!
Also, not sure if I’m the only one who can’t decide if the movies protagonist is Xan Kreigor or Jesus.
I don’t think that even Shakespeare could come up with words to describe how wonderful of a person my mother has been to me and to every person that has had the chance to meet her. I love you and can’t wait to see you again. Happy Mother’s Day. <3 #happymothersday #supermom
I’m going to start training for the Chicago Marathon soon and am thinking of switching to some new shoes. I wear neutral shoes right now and have been going between Brooks Ghost 9s and Asics Kayano 18s (LOVE).
Anyone have any recommendations for something that they like that I should check out?