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Killing Time

July 26, 2014

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Translation:

Killing Time at Dusk / Ngabuburit*

The atmosphere at dusk before breaking the fast is a struggle between:

The office workers who want to leave early in order to break the fast at home

Versus

The  youngsters who line up the streets (usually on their motorcycles) hanging around and joking while waiting to break the fast.

 

Context:

The pace of life changes significantly during Ramadan, and one of the noted habits of Indonesians is to *ngabuburit before they break the fast at sunset.

 

Slang and other terms explained:

 *Ngabuburit: from the Sundanese term burit meaning late afternoon / the dusk. Ngabuburit can mean hanging around in the late afternoon, and especially in the context of the Ramadan season.

 

Note: this is the creation of Haryadhi, affiliated with Mice through Komik Jakarta.

by Mice. Find out more about Mice here.

Categories: 2014, July