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Thursday, 27 September 2012

How I spent my Aidil Fitri


This post is looooong overdue...

I've been really busy lately so sorry for taking such a long time to update this blog of mine.

Syawal just ended a few days ago. The end of Syawal means the end of the Eid month. This year, my Syawal was a bit hectic than usual (as if it wasn't before this :p).

This year, we went back to Tok Mama's hometown in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan on the eve of Eid. I woke up early that Eid morning and put on my new baju kurung Mommy tailored specially for Eid. It was also Idzhar's 1st Eid-ul-Fitr so he had on his 1st ever baju melayu.

Idzhar and I with Tok Abah and Tok Mama

Idzhar was really happy that morning. It was as if he knew that it was Eid. He was smiling non-stop, especially when we were receiving money packets from everyone including Tok Abah.


I also received a money packet from Dadda and Mommy.


Money packet from Nek Wan :)

In the afternoon, we went to visit our relatives homes around the kampung. 

The next morning, the 2nd day of Eid, we travelled over to Muar, Johor to visit Adida. Johor is also Tok Abah's hometown and his mother, the late Nyang O was from Muar too. Mommy was about 5 months pregnant with me when she passed away.


From Muar, we drove back to Rembau, took our things and came back straight to Subang Permai, Tok Abah's house.

On the 3rd day of Eid, we had a special occasion. In the Malay tradition, before a couple gets engaged to be married, we normally have a majlis merisik. This is when the family of the groom-to-be pays a visit to the bride-to-be's family to ask for permission from the head of the family for their children to be joined together in matrimony. It is not a big ceremony, just a few family members from the boy's family visiting the girl's family to get to know each other. 

The spokesperson is normally not the father, but the uncle or other male relative.

Discussion on the engagement ceremony

After the discussion was over, we then proceeded to the dining hall. Since it was Eid, we took the opportunity to 'beraya' as well.


The future bride and groom in pink and purple

So you must be wondering who I was talking about all the while, right? Yes, it's Pak Su! He's getting engaged to Aunty Shakynaz on the 25th of December and to be married next year, InsyaAllah. Notice how I was absent in all the photos. I was actually there when the event took place at Aunty Kynaz's house but I was suddenly down with fever and just sat with Dadda while they were discussing. 

Can you see me sitting on Dadda?

Yes, I had quite a high fever the whole night after that event and when I woke up the next morning, I found marks on my body! Mommy and Dadda immediately took me to the clinic and it was confirmed that I had chicken pox! So, there goes the rest of my Eid... sigh...

That very Saturday, Cik Ah got engaged to Uncle Hafiz in PJ. As you might have guessed, I wasn't at the ceremony. So, Mommy and Dadda took pictures of her for me.


Cik Ah looked pretty with her hand bouquet :)

Thankfully, it only took slightly more than a week for me to recover and I recovered in time for our open house in Subang Permai.













A lot of Tok Abah's friends, Tok Mama's friends, Mommy's friends and even Dadda's  friends came that day. By the end of the day, I was exhausted. Mama Lyana and Papa Dam slept over at Subang Permai that night so it was fun nevertheless!

Apart from the chicken pox, my Eid was a blast! I hope you had an awesome Eid too. Will be updating more soon. 

Gotta catch up on all the overdue posts...

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