Warning : Long post ahead with lots of pictures
YeaP! That time of the year. And I was still working on Monday before Raya. That weekend for the first time, I try baking cornflakes cookies, the way I used to like it. I'm not so into honey cornflakes, I want real cornflakes, crumbled with flour and butter. Got the recipe from a friend and voila, it was a success, well with me la and my family and most importantly, Abang the chef approved it hehehe he's my 'quality control standard'. So this year, I've added one more home-made cookies apart from the biskut mazola. Kalau rajin, next year nak tambah lagik one more type of cookies.
Pre-raya - Tuesday before Raya was madness. Ye la, nak prepare food for raya besoknya, prepare untuk takbir that night. Abang and family came over to spend time with us. It was bonding session for me and hubby with Adam :)
First day Raya - Mama, Tiyah and me left the house a bit late for the Raya prayers. Prayers belum start tapi org dah ramai. Only managed to get the last saf. As usual, after prayers we came home and salam2 minta maaf. It was a bit emotional especially when the thoughts of my other nieces and nephews in Qatar came to our mind on the morning of Raya. We miss them dearly. Yg kelakar masa aku dok teresak2 nangis and peluk my brother, Adam boleh meraung kat situ sebab dia tengok semua menangis, boleh? Drama sungguh! Makan2 session, mama made rendang daging and also sambal kacang ayam (for me) and Abang made super spicy ayam rendang - semuanya sedap belaka! And below, our must-have Raya picture together. And my 'first raya day' baju.
Left KJ at 11.30am to Pahang. Reached MIL house around 2pm, mak made sup tulang yg sedap, hirup sampai berpeluh2..pastu relax sampai Asar and went to beraya to his Aunty's house. That night, diaorg bakar2 satay. I was already having migraine due to the super hot weather during the day and end up sleeping at 8pm after Maghrib prayers, still donning the baju kurung and only woke up at midnite to bath. Letih wooo.
Second day Raya - Takde air, can you believe that? Nasib baik takde org dtg to beraya, so we just lepak and I only took bath at 12 noon dgn saki baki air yg ada. The water supply only came back by 4pm. Semua rushing2 mandi and after Asar baru pegi beraya ke rumah neighbours. Malam sambung bakar2 satay and watch TV. My 'second raya day' baju below.
Third day Raya - My BIL and B planned to take whole family for mandi-manda kat air terjun near MIL's place after Friday prayers. Bawakla segala bekalan makanan. Nice thing about this air terjun is ada ikan2 yg dok gigit2 kaki and eat dead cells tu...it was ticklish and we were giggling, lama gak la berendam kaki kat situ and mandi manda. SejOokk.
Fourth day Raya - Pegi Kuantan to visit my Mak Lang. My cousin Hafiz dah back to Kelantan, only Azhan and Alif were there. These two cheeky cousins of mine dah la baca blog ni, they even let their tunang/girlfriend know about my URL. Sabo jek tau. *blush*blush* Hai Jue & Nurul.....welcome :P. Pak Lang prepared yet another round of super delicious mouth watering ayam bakar. Mak Lang invited some of her neigbours too for lunch with us. Kitaorg dok geram dgn one the neighbour's daughter...so comeL. B took a picture of the baby with my SIL. Here's my 'third day raya' baju.
We went to melepak in Megamall while waiting for BIL to arrive Kuantan and decided to kill time by watching the movie 'Eagle E.ye'.. nampak poster macam tak menarik but citer dia sgt best, full of action, cars colliding and exploding. Memang puas hati tengok. Had a round of bowling game before Maghrib and after perfrming Maghrib, BIL and us hunt for place to have seafood dinner but much to our dismay, since only a few places yg dah start bukak kedai, the places are packed. Round punya round, we decided to eat KF.C je sbb dah pukul 9pm dah.
Left Kuantan to KJ at 10.30pm and only arrived in KJ by 3.30am...melampau punya jammed. B slept the whole day on Sunday, sian dia penat drive.
All in all, tu je la citer Raya saya..takde la mende yg special pun. Dah start keje balik since Monday, rasa lambat je masa berjalan. Dulu bulan puasa balik 4.30pm, now back to 5.30pm, haihh..Talking about Raya kan, I normally waited excitedly for P.etronas' raya Ad, especially by Yasmin coz it never fail to bring me smile or tears.. but did you watch this year's Raya Ad? I'm not sure whether it's still Yasmin's tapi this year punya macam takde umphhh la. Too long and macam dok tunggu je bila moment nak rasa funny or rasa sebak ni...tahu2 je eh dah habis dah iklan? Tiyah felt the same way. Tak syiOk.
Thank you for all the Raya wishes through the comment box, chat box, sms, phone calls. Sorry ada yg tak terbalas. I hope you had a nice Raya like mine. Dok nunggu korang update blog je ni :)