I hope it’s not too late to wish you all Selamat Hari Raya! Maaf zahir & batin! Are you still in the mood of Raya? Yes? No? Anyway, I’m sure your weekends were already full with open houses invitations!
The most important event during first day of raya for me was the Salam Raya, where we would shake hands with every members of the family and asked them for forgiveness. We never fail to do this every year and we've been practicing it ever since I was little. It was such an emotional time and it never fails to make me cry (and ruined my make up too, hehe).
|With Bommie. This was her first Raya! |
(Pardon her unhappy face, she really hates it when I get cuddly with her :)
Well, like every other year, we spend the first day of raya in Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur before heading back to Kuala Kangsar in the evening. It was funny how there were more people to give duit raya than people to receive it! Can you imagine how rich they were at the end of the day? Lucky cousins! I am secretly jealous when I caught my younger sister counting her duit raya, haha.
And this would be the first time I'm revealing my braces. Been wearing it for a month now but my smile still look awkward, heh. Lucky me, I have passed the painful stage now, eating wasn't really a problem anymore. I’m indulging myself with delicious traditional food like lemang and rendang like there’s no tomorrow!
|Team Braces vs. No Braces :D|
|Second day of raya at Kuala Kangsar.|
Alhamdulillah, I had a tremendous time this year around despite missing a few of my cousins. I hope they have a great Raya celebration in Australia! And I really do hope that everyone will embrace the spirit of festive season together, no matter what race or religion. Till the next update, enjoy the rest of your raya celebration!