Friday, September 25, 2009


Unlike in the recent previous years, I found myself really looking forward to Eid or Raya this time around. It would be Imran's first Raya at home as we were in France during his first year and holidaying in Perth during his second. And at 3 years old this year, I thought he would learn and enjoy the celebrations much more and also understand better the many beautiful ideas and meaning behind Ramadhan and Syawal. Indeed he did, despite not wanting to wear his songkok and samping for long! Rania had a great time too getting lots of attention during all these festivities!

The anticipation for Eid this year was further exaggerated with our newly renovated kampung house. For the first time in history, I was part of the mad raya crowd buying outfits for the kids (well at least for Imran!), furniture, curtains, carpets and kitchen utensils all in the spirit of Raya. It was a little project that we got ourselves into getting the house ready for this special time and we had fun with it!

Imran had a blast exploring the kampung grounds and living kampung life. The bigger boys had a great time with the fire crackers. The grandparents had a lovely time with their grandchildren. We had a fun time entertaining guests. But most special to me was just being with beloved family for the few days that we were together. It's not always easy when the family now consists of 7 strong-headed adults (some more than others!) from very different cultural backgrounds, exposure and generations - but it was all worth it and to me, just perfect!


At 8:48 PM, Blogger The Momster said...

That'a a really lovely family photo... should enlarge and frame it up!

Selamat Hari Raya to you & family, and let's hope we can meet up soon. :)

At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Rina said...

hi dear!
i love that photo of your family! you all look so happy...

we renovated our kampung house a few years ago too and had a fun time living back the old days ie. no astro and lots of nyamuk! heheh...

ps: im back in malaysia!!

At 8:29 AM, Blogger miss-cream said...

Thanks - I like that photo too. Eventhough we took some more 'formal' ones, i.e sitting on sofa etc - this looks more natural! :)

Really hope to see you all at Rina's this Saturday, but think it might be too ambitious after the drive from Ipoh! Will try regardless..

At 4:15 AM, Anonymous raz said...

Saw your photos on FB and your newly renovated kampung house is beautiful! Riz forgot to buy bunga api this year so Arianna missed her first time of playing bunga api at kampung.. However, she really enjoyed chasing the chickens, cats and goats! xx

At 12:25 AM, Blogger elly said...

Yeah, that is really a lovely pic of the whole family! And yeah, can tell from your other Raya pics that Imran was really enjoying exploring your kampung ground!


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