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By the way…Let’s fast together, a rhyme for our time

  • Duncan Graham

  /   Sat, May 18 2019   /  02:41 am

Wakey, wakey, rise and whine, its 3 a.m. and first-meal time. Breaking the fast will come tonight, so eat up now and do what’s right, my family dearest, bon appetit.For those who follow different views, we have some good — and not-so-good news.The eateries you like to go to for noodles, rice, tempe, bakso (meatball soup) are likely shut and tables emptied, to stop your palate being tempted.There are some folks not firm and strong, they need tough laws to show what’s wrong. Not you; this column’s readers realize that self-discipline will help decide.Do not despair, not all’s unfair, some restaurant doors will be ajar, though finding them may take you far.The hints are subtle, no signs to hustle, just full parking lots and blinds closed tight, to stop the sight of followers of minor doctrines, gorging burgers laced with onions.The hungry do not want to know, the goodies that the ...