Raya was fun! Well if it wasn’t as fun for me (I’m extra tired this year!), but I can tell it was fun for the people in my surroundings. Reached kampung around 1am on Friday (we try to push off really late from KL to avoid the traffic) and straight went to bed upon arrival.
On Raya morning, woke up really early for there are so many things to do. I’m the eldest granddaughter there was, so all the chores around my gram’s house were put on my shoulder. Have to wash all the dishes and clean up the house, take care of my kiddie cousins as their mummys were busy at the kitchen preparing stuffs to eat, make up the bed and refilling the kuih raya containers. As soon as the guys came back from the mosque from their sembahyang Raya, we started the traditional salam-salam ceremony where we ask for forgiveness among each other. It would be the emotional part of the day, where everybody’s eyes redden and a tear or two were dropped. Every year, the queen of tears (without fail) would be my MakTeh *She even cries watching a hero dies in Hindustan movies* 🙂 During this session the elderly will give duit Raya to the youngs (I’ve been included in elderly category years ago…). This is the best part for the kids, I must say….
After the salam-salam session, we straight make our way to meja makan where all the foods were served. There were rendang, lemang, ketupat, lontong, kuah kacang and nasi himpit. The foods were so divine, we can see few people make their way to the dining table frequently (that would including me as well).
Then it will the time where we visit the relatives or just chill out at home watching great programme tv stations have to offer . For me, I’m cool just hanging out with my kiddie cousins, chatting, playing and even break-up the bickering amongst them. Yes it is the time of the year again!
Check-out the Raya pics:
~Waiting for bathroom-turn to bathe Nana (and me as well)~
~Sorry Luqman, Kak Nee put your butt-pic on the internet!~ 🙂
~She’s 2 y.o. yet I admire her interest in wearing tudung. She begged her ummi to put a tudung on her head after seeing Dayah’s wearing one~
~Me with Dayah~
~Hakeem and his passion for football~
~Sharing is simply caring~
~Their kampung is near mine. Last year there were just the two of them, but this year baby Elisyah Sofea tagged along~ 🙂
Ps: Hope there will be something new for Raya next year! 🙂