Life in The UK

Summer in London

Officially, begining of June, summer is just about to come, waiting in the corner, or maybe have arrived without noticed.

But, if you come to London this morning, you might say that this is not summer, nor even spring. It’s autumn. Cloudy, bit cold and windy..

Yesterday was different. Totally different. Sunshine and mild hot. It’s typical English summer.

I have kind of dislike when summer time. Off course it is good to have lot of sunshine and hot temperature.

But, I have a very good reason to dislike the summer time. It’s a longer day and shorter night.

Beside, in London, you would have hot undergound train because not fitted with AC. Hot bus as well.

You may laugh. But it’s true.

Longer day or shorter night means less sleep for me. This is because I have to adjust to the summer life.

Let me tell you why.

During winter season, the sun rises at 7 o’clock in the morning, and set around 4 in the afternoon. Then, I have a long good night.

In the summer, the sun has arisen at 4.30 in the morning and set at 9.15 in the evening. That’s why I have a short night.

The other thing is because I am moslem, and have to do 5-time-a-day prayer which spread between dawn and dusk. The first prayer of the day would be at just before dawn, about 3AM, and the last prayer would be 11.30 PM. Which means, you normally go to bed at 12.00 midnight and must wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning. That is hard.

Therefore, I should say the person who manage to do that, at least during summer, June – July-beginning of August, is a very good muslim.

Me? I try to be a very good muslim. Off course, some time I missed an early morning prayer. I should have kept my body in good shape mentally and physically so that I would not feel bit tired in the morning, just because I slept late the night before.

In the winter, you can start your first praying at 6 o’clock in the morning, and the last would be at 5 o’clock in the evening. Suit me alot.

Now, I realize that being a muslim in country with 4-seasons and not muslim country as well, is not easy. Never.

Anyway, it is all about decision. I have decided to live in London. I have to accept it and adapt to it.

Stop whining, donny.

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