Sometimes hanging out with your non-Muslim friends actually strengthens one’s faith in your own religion.
I dropped by my class outing & bbq yesterday and when I arrived, they were playing a game which involved poker cards. But no, they were not playing poker. Each of them had to pick a card with a number, the cards + 1 king were spread out, faced down and then they had to pick one. The one who gets the King card will have to choose 2 numbers and think of a task for them to do.
As expected, the “tasks” or forfeit or whatever u call it can most times turn out to be pretty disgusting & merepek. Lagi my classmates being the crazy “on” people that they are… their forfeits were not mild and of course, leaned on the crazy nak mampus side.
Like kiss someone’s butt, lick someone’s neck, spread gooey marshmallow on ur neck & lick it off, pole dance (with one of them being the pole).
Yup the society that we live in.
I was enjoying my food (all halal btw bcoz yours truly promised to come) when one of them asked if i wanted to play along.
Uhh, thanks but no thanks. There is no way I am ever going to do all those stuff.
Keith: Game too wild for mardy isit?
Me: Haha yeah.. (and something else too)
The others: Eh wait ah, she makan ah, later then we ask again
Me: Ya lah u all, let me enjoy my food first.. (Ohmygod, how in the world am i going to weasel myself out of this. *decides to eat quickly so i can cabut haha, but haiya, u all know that my pace of eating is never quick so how to escape, plus one of them, Kelvin, kept putting food on my plate “mardy, eat eat! not enuff.. must eat some more.. we save a lot of food for you..”*)
*Halfway through my meal*
Winda: Mardy u want to play?
Me: Ah.. no la i think i just watch u guys play
Then before I could explain, this one caught me by surprise!
Jikson my chinese classmate from Brunei: No she cannot play this game, coz got laws she have to follow…
Me: Ah ya ya ya correct correct *heyyy jiks that’s pretty impressive*
Other classmates: Oh isit? What law?
Jikson: Got, got, *then speaks in chinese to the rest of them to explain*
Them: Oooo ok ok. *still dun really understand looking at their faces heh*
Kim: Mardy then what game u can play?
Me: Anything ah except for something like this, but it’s ok la, i makan and watch u all play. i don’t mind =)
*A while later*
Myo my classmate from Myanmar: Mardy why u cannot play? U cannot play cards isit?
*Other classmates all turn to look at me*
Me: (thinking of how to explain things in a simple manner) No, not the cards.. I’m a Muslim, then in Islam right, all this hug-hug (between opp genders), lick-lick all cannot la..
Jikson: I know i know what it’s called! It’s called maksiat right?
Me: Yup yup that’s why cannot… (and haram too! but as long as they get the crux of it, that’s good enough for now)
Jikson: I know one, because im from Brunei mah…
Them: Oooo ok ok icic…
Myo: Oh sorry2 mardy, I didn’t know.
Me: It’s ok *flashes a big wide smile*
Keith: Crazy right they all?
Me: Yeah, but my crazy got limits. =)
Keith: It’s ok to have limits. Nothing wrong with that =)
Me: Yup true true..
Small voice in my head: I can be very “on” but I would rather bungee jump than lick someone’s (especially a non-muhrim) neck
What an interesting month it’s been indeed.
And there’s my first 2009 dakwah to the non-Muslims, Alhamdulillah :)