Hari Raya – Entry I
How’s Raya everyone? Most of us are already back to our boring work, I guess. But hey, I came to an empty parking lot at the office this morning. Ni mesti yang dah beranak pinak yang masih cuti panjang ni. I’m still in Hari Raya mood btw. Hari ni pun baru je 6 Syawal kan? 🙂 I’ve got lots of Hari Raya stories to tell. But I’ll sum everything up in one short (and simple) entry la yek. Hahaha, yeah try me!
On the eve of Raya, I was busy helping my parents in-law preparing the dishes for pagi Raya – Laksa Penang, Kuah Kacang Ayam Kampung; which is a unique one, at least for me laa.. because I’ve never had kuah kacang that cooked together with chicken before this! Mama said it was a special recipe by my father in-law’s family from Sabak. And for everyone’s info, my father in-law is a very good cook! Cuma encik husband je tak mewarisi ketereran abah dia memasak. (Sorry sayangku!) Oh and Adham’s family arrived at Shah Alam on Tuesday evening. It was a bit loud in the house that night especially when the favorite cucu/anak buah is back in town. Hehe. Adham dah pandai panggil Pak Ngah & Mak Ngah = Angah sekarang!!
Usually in my kampong in Negri, we prepared all the main dishes for Raya- rendang & ketupat & sup tulang on the last day of fasting and finished cooking by evening. So when I called my mom around 10pm that night and told her that I was just done dengan tugas mengasingkan isi & tulang ikan to make the Laksa gravy & Mama has just finished cooking the rendang, she was a bit surprised and said ‘Sempat ke nak siap masak? Pukul berapa dah ni?? Pukul berapa nak tidurnya?’ Hehehe. Nasib baik tak nangis2 kat Mak sebab first time ni malam Raya tak balik kampong. And yes I slept late around 1 am in the morning. Sangat letih dan lena sangat tidur sampai ke pagi sampaikan Abah kena ketuk pintu bilik kitorang berkali-kali sebab dua-dua orang tido mati. 😉
On Hari Raya morning, my parents in-law with the sons went for solat aidilfitri and the girls (??) stayed home to get ready with the necessary -reheated the kuah kacang, rendang, kuah laksa, prepared the Laksa ingredient (bunga kantan, cucumbers, pineapples, eggs), set up the tables for the food & etc. Oh I didn’t take any pics of the food sebab tak mahu emosi Mek Mur terganggu nanti. Sorry Mek!
Abah invited his Chinese friends for the open house & people started swarming in around 10.30am. Both of us went back to my kampong in Beranang at noon & left encik husband’s siblings to help with the chores. 😉 Kami hampir tersalah jalan nak ke kampong sebab saya tak biasa balik ke kampong dari arah KL. Hehehe. Selalunya balik dari Seremban, so jalan sudah semestinya dah lain.
Very glad to see my adik-adik yg dah lama tak jumpa (one in JB, one in Kuantan, another in Sintok) – nenek – and my relatives. Sampai-sampai terus makan satu round lagi, ketupat – lontong – sambal tumis -kuah kacang. Lepas tu, borak-borak tengok tv (tengok CUCI??), first day Raya tak de cerita best pun kat tv. Yang pasti, drama-drama baru semuanya kat TV3. Yang Astro plak pi mengulang-ulang cerita sama yg dah 2-3 tahun lepas ulang dah. Contohnya – Cantiknya Buruk, Akademi Fantasia Raya (duhh??) dan ape-ape cerita yg ada Fauziah Nawi & Jalil Hamid. Oh tapi cerita Sheila Rusli kat TV3 tu best! Our family didn’t spend the night at kampong, we headed back to Seremban that very evening. We didn’t even take our usual big family Raya pictures sebab dah petang sangat dah semua dah tukar baju Raya.
The 2nd day of Raya, we took family pictures at home while waiting for Mak Teh’s family to arrive because we were supposed to go to Pak Long’s house in Gemas together. But in the end, they didn’t join us for the trip, so we went off veryyyy late. Earlier, my mom had promised to Mak Long that we’re gonna have our lunch there. So bajet-bajet pukul 12.30 – 1.00pm tu dah sampailah sana. Nak dijadikan cerita, pukul 2 baru kitorang bertolak. Dan Mak Long dah punya lama tunggu ingatkan kitorang tak jadi, dan dah simpanlah semua lauk-lauknya. Dan akhirnya kami sekeluarga yang kelaparan makan tengahari pada jam 4.00 petang.
Next entry will be on my trip to Lumut!
Woowwwww!!!! 😀 Tunggu ini malam ok!