Sahur is an integral part of many Malaysians lives during the Ramadhan month. So we thought… why not use it to show the different sides of Malaysia? Since we’re not morning people, we got femes portrait photographer Anna-Rina Rahim to shoot the photos. We kick off the series at the most unifying location we can think of – a mamak, during the now infamous 7-1 Blitzkrieg.
We can’t imagine Ramadhan fasting is an easy thing to do, although this is probably one of the least painful ways to do it – a last supper while watching a late football match with your friends before heading home for some much-needed sleep. Yes, we know this one of the leading causes of obesity in Malaysia, but doesn’t food taste soooo much better after midnight?
During the half-time, we cornered our
victim interviewee, Amin, a producer at 8TV who has almost never missed a fast.
“What to eat? The usual, ,mamak food (nasi kandar or nasi lemak). Cause where else to find Malay food at wee hours of the morning, especially when I live in PJ and KL is just too far to travel to at this time of the day.”
“Being nocturnal, I’ll always stay up until sahur. I find it best to sleep with a full belly-load.”
“Funniest Ramadhan memory – When I was young we will play ghost (pochong) to scare couples making at in their car. One unfortunate day, it was the police that we were messing with!”
“As cliche as it may sound, (Ramadhan) is a time for me to emphatise with those who are less fortunae and also for me to exercise self-control”
Brazil fans didn’t have alot to celebrate that night. Cant lose the appetite tho, since for their Muslim fans it’ll be the last meal till dinnertime. Thankfully, Amin is a Germany supporter 🙂
After this meal… the last thing Amin will have on his mind throughout the day is Daging salai masak lemak cili api. “Yes, typical Negeri Sembilan boy, hahaha”. Back home for Raya, Amin is usually the one who heats up the dishes, prepare the plates, “… and become the annoying alarm clock!”
Here’s what Amin’s favourite dish looks like. Yes, we promise you this is the last World Cup related article we’re publishing till 2018. To see all the others, click here.
Also, check out more of Anna-Rina’s work at www.anna-rina.com.
(yes la she gets a nice linkback cos it’s not easy waking up at 4am to shoot pictures k?)