*Hari Raya … soon enuff…*

By Freek at 4:41 pm on Friday, October 20, 2006

Just finished writing the invites. Wonder when I’ll meet the Kg Clan to pass the cards to them. Everybody’s uber-busy and all. Ah well, if not for hari-raya-jalaning, maybe I’ll pass them at their houses or something. Shall see.

There’s only about 5 people left in the staff room now. I’m one of them.

It’s half-day for the Indians as it’s eve of Deepavali. The others, are just taking the opportunity to be home early for their rests. My colleague is listening to nothing, while another’s playing the dramatic “Tell Laura” song.

I am playing Raya songs. Speaking of which, my kids did a phenomenal job today. They didn’t disappoint me, and though I gave them last minute props, they used it well. I mean, considering the last time I practised with them was last Friday and the past four days being a school break for them, I was scared they would forget what to do. But yeah, it was well done, and I’m one proud mama. Heh. Those are my kids afterall.

It’s just a few days to the end of Ramadhan. Syawal will be here on Tuesday for most of us. I’m currently thinking of what things to say when I go visiting my in-laws and asking for forgiveness. I mean, for my own family, we don’t really have that tradition. We’d just salam and say Selamat Hari Raya,Maaf Zahir Batin in an informal manner with smiles, laughter and salam tangan and all but we all know we mean what we say. It’s just my family culture, we’ve never been open about emotions and all but we show them through the things we do for each other.

But yeah, for Dy’s side, it’s obviously going to be different so, I’m actually having butterflies in my stomach just wondering about how to say it.

Come to think about it, I don’t even know how I’d be doing it with my own husband. First timelah katakan. Teach me, can? Haha…

Preparations? Hmm…. it’s funny that I’ve decorated the classroom window and helped out in the concert decor but my own house is still very much, not HariRayable. We haven’t changed the curtains, thank God we have no sofa, my dad’s gonna repaint the living room only tomorrow and my room is in a mess.

Heck, we don’t even have cookies and drinks yet. I’ve to whip out miracles and divide them by 3 since my guy-cousin die-die wants ME to make cookies for him and I now have 2 families. Goodness. Mampos aku… nang botinang pui puti pui putai…

Nasiblah baju dah siap siang-siang. Tinggal nak beli kasut. Ahh..bila nak beli tu agaknya..

Wallahu alam bisawab.

And in case I don’t have time, to all of you out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Please forgive me for all the vulgarities, curses, swearings and sarcasms I’ve dropped in here from time to time. Forgive me for any shortcomings I may have portrayed. If I’ve offended anybody out there intentionally or unintentionally, please do forgive me too. Halalkan whatever food/drinks I might have eaten from you. And because of my really bad memory, if I’ve ever borrowed your money, please don’t hesitate to remind me and I’ll pay you back or, halalkan it.

Thank you. And have a really good holiday.



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Comment by Alia

October 26, 2006 @ 1:36 pm

Hi! Jus a curious question. Will tell u how dis qn came about next time I see u. Cos dunno the guy’s name. Anyway, how did the nickname “setapak” came about? Remember or not? U, suhaila or halz if u’re reading dis… please amuse me.. hehehe… farnie ah..?

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Comment by Suhaila

October 26, 2006 @ 3:40 pm

Setapak dua tapak came about from Siti Raudah Senin (1st 3 mths). She had a crush on him (‘cos she mentioned she likes hairy guys, heheh) and called him that. Can’t really remember why though.

His name was Mohammad? Something something lah.

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