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THE arrival of Ramadan as usual brings welcome respite from a calendar that, since the transition to Covid-19 endemicity, has been remarkably full. The last few weeks have seen meetings cramming the work week, travel commitments being fulfilled and overdue weddings being celebrated in full force.
ALL Malaysians have had to forgo usual birthday celebrations at least once since 2020: depending on the date, some have had to stay home twice in a row with no public acknowledgment of getting older. Some may secretly prefer this, but if social media is any indication, birthday parties are back with a vengeance.