Friday, 1 October 2010

Raya Aidilfitri 2010





Wednesday, 8/9/2010 :

Went back early at 3pm...so b4 lil girl's back from skul, i had time from 3-6pm, which means only 3 hours...one hour for packing, one hour for ironing lil girl's raya outfits, one hour to clean up the house....also including half an hour of pumping milk, zohor and asar prayers, evening bath time....imagine how rushing i was...funny thing was, hubby went back early as well to do the tyre balancing and alignment...but upon reaching home, he saw me watching karate kid jackie chan version (while i was pumping milk)...he quietly lay down on the couch, watch the movie and did fall asleep for awhile (before he reached home, he mentioned wanting to go to the tyre shop straight away)...he finally went after the movie ended...the movie was nothing out of the ordinary (equals to boring), its a kids movie anyways....So, anyhow, i managed to do most of the packing, usually i have a list of the things to pack whenever we need to go for vacations, dis time around i had to pack for 5 days, which was alot for us...

Thursday, 16/9/2010 :

Off we go to KL...headed out at around 10am...luckily 95% of the packing was ready the day before, so just need to grab toiletries, lil girl's milk, hot water...convoy with my family, hubby stopped once at Tapah, dad stopped a few times coz he was sooo sleepy, mom ended up driving half of the journey....as usual, mom oso 'kidnapped' ariana half way (but she slept the entire journey)...sad thing is while we were in tapah, lil girl got bitten by some ants, mummy's fault, sorry dear...

Reached the homestay condo at around 3pm....headed to IKEA (plan for soooo long ady)...bought a shoe cabinet (which i can use as my files cabinet)...break our fast at McD, this is nearest place dat we can find since we arrived there around 5.30pm...enuf time only for IKEA-shopping....

Went to mak itam 's house, the first house we go to for raya (we called her mak itam becoz there's a mole on her nose, she is actually quite fair)...tot to go to Jalan Tunku Abd Rahman later dat night....but due to parking difficulty and lotsa people, we cancelled the plan...we needed to save our energy in order for us to go to alot of houses tomorrow...

Friday, 10/9/10 :

Everybody went to the Raya prayer except me n ariana of coz...we waited in the car, around 15min later, hubby showed up by the car...'aikk, cepatnya abih sembahyang raya?'..'kena semb kat tangga'...we were late dat morning, arrived at the mosque around 8.45am, there were alot of people (even in KL!)...5mins later, dad appeared too...so we waited for mum n sis till they finish the khutbah...

our journey : Gurney -> Ulu Kelang -> Keramat -> Hulu Langat -> Salak Tinggi -> Gurney

a tentatively full day wit a lot of food...learning my lesson from previous experience i.e. to avoid diarrhorea and stomachache, i eat only little...trying to keep to only 4 meals a day (of coz only trying, i think i tasted the food in every house)...had dinner with a takeaway KFC, bought by hubby's bestfren =)...

Saturday, 11/9/10 :

Went to Kampung Baru, where my dad stayed with his uncle after his mom died....he had alot of memories here...including courting my mom when she was working in KL *wink wink*...the uncle died when i was in school, his wife is still alive with very little memory left...my granduncle was an UMNO fighter long time ago, we called him tok raden/tok janggut....later we had our brunch at my aunt's house in Ulu Kelang before heading to Alor Setar...

Sunday, 12/9/10 :

Had family photo session...the main obstacle was to get the kids to gather...see, one way to keep them quiet is to let them play the PS2...if not, they would start making a mess in the house, wrestling here and there....their grannies would have such a headache dat the only solution is juz to let them play the video games....however, sometimes they would come out crying and fighting who gets to play the game...there are 6 kids, one TV and one playstation...then, my BIL brought back his old TV....so there are two TV and two playstation, do u think dats still enuf? naaahhhhhh, until they each has their own, then they would come out crying, nobody wanna play wit me...aahh, kids, no ending with them....so to pull them for awhile from playing games, their parents had to offer toys and new games....wonder how will my lil girl be? not much different i think...

just when our big families were ready, suddenly hubby realized dat the remote battery had finished....everybody was so disappointed dat my first BIL gave us the instruction not to start eating until they get back from buying new batteries....so the lil ones get back to their games, and older ones, not being able to resist hunger, quickly went to have itik golek with ketupat palas (our raya official raya dish)...carefully not to dirty our clothes, everybody went back to their original position in no time when hubby and BIL arrived....

later we went to another two houses, had a tour around jitra, reminiscing hubby's old house...the kids were fighting to get into hubby's car....not sure wat's so interesting about the car...maybe the spacious look dat it has....so, ariana n me had to go into BIL's car...

Monday, 13/9/10 :

Last day of our balik kampung trip...had a bit of drama in the morning...went to KMC to see the paed...luckily it was 'false alarm'....all raya project had to cancel (wanted to visit some frens)....went back to Kulim after dinner as I had to work on the next day...

Thursday, 16/9/10 :

My one and only lil sis got engaged to a Keramat guy....while sis was being make-up upstairs, the other star of the day was of coz my cutie lil one...everybody upon arrival would look for her, wanting to hug her and take photograph wit her...hmm, if only i can make money out of it =P....all the while balik kampung and engagement ceremony, she was being soooooo nice, not cranky at all....

Then, hubby and me had to take over the dishes for awhile...washing the plates, fork and spoon...mom take the catering food, they provide everything except people to wash the dishes....we took turns with my cousin and her mom....dis is the reason we were so tired dat day...anyhow, the ceremony was a success wit hubby being the photographer...



p/s : i know raya stories are 'basi' ady...been super bz for the past few weeks after coming back from raya....but i know ill still enjoy whenever i read dis post...=)

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