Sunday, October 21, 2007

Eidl Fitr (Day 8 & 9) - Raya Outing with My Family

After 2 days rest at home on Thursday and Friday, nursing a slight fever, it was time for the whole of my family to go visiting again.

It was also my day off yesterday. Good timing eh! I would not want to waste the opportunity. And since all my siblings were having their day off too, we decided to convoy and go visiting together.

We visited out paternal aunts and uncles and had a good time, meeting and catching up with the aunts, uncles, cousins and their children minus some incident when Tihani spilled drinks and broke a cousin's coffee table .. YES .. she damaged it!! Oh baby .. please dont drop mama's water face again please ... please BEHAVE when we go out please??

Today, I woke up early to prepare jello that a friend ordered - 60 cups altogether. I then fried Mi Hoon coz I was expecting guests - Effendi and Niar, a couple I met at work and who eventually became my friends. Niar, a Malaysian, is now expecting their first child. It is gonna be a boy! Congratulations guys! And double congrats to Niar too for obtaining her PR status!

I managed a short nap after they left. Then woke up and got ready to go to Alyaa's 1st birthday party. Alyaa is our 6th floor neighbour's daughter. The kids had so much fun .. even more happier when they received their party hats and goodie bags. Thanks to Alam Shah and Neneng, for the birthday invitation!

We then went to my bro Andy's open house but I was just too full to eat. I helped them in the kitchen though, ever so often topping up food for the guests!

View the slide show below for some pix that we took over the two days' outings!

So how was your weekend?
I have to admit mine was a tiring but FUN one!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Eidl Fitr (Day 3) - Visit by My Darul Ihsan Kids

I did not go to work today. I met a friend for lunch before I head back home. I had guests who came over to my place. The special guests were none other than the kids from Darul Ihsan. They were on home leave for Hari Raya and being the nice girls, who still keep in touch with me, they came over for a visit. They had actually wanted to come on Day 2 but I was out with the family.

From left are Nafisah, Roslina and Nazhirah. They came with Roslina's 3 other siblings. My heart kind of sank when I saw Roslina with her siblings. My thoughts then strayed and the person I thought of was her mum. It must be hard on her being the sole breadwinner looking after her children all on her own. The hardship she face must have left her with no choice but to place Roslina in the home.

All the time, I put a happy face talking and teasing the kids. But deep down inside my heart, I was feeling sad and the mind were filled with endless thoughts.

I served them pizza which I ordered. It is so unlike me to not serve guests home cooked food but the lazy bug got the better of me and I had to resort to ordering pizza instead.

Well, but I got to serve them the cookies I made though. They love my cornflakes crunchies. Hehe .. look at Roslina with the cookie and the little cookie jar in her hand! The rest seated there are her siblings, aged 5, 7 and 9.

That's Roslina again carefully taking a bite of them morsels.

They were not the only ones who enjoyed my crunchies. Some other guests also enjoyed my crunchies that I often had to replenish the little cookie jar and yeah my cornflakes crunchies stock has depleted.

The kids left at about 11 plus and headed home right after. They must be darn tired because they were out since afternoon. But that's the only opportunity these girls had and so they would not want to waste it!

Girls, if you're reading this, I just want you to know that I love you girls and thanks for coming by my house.

PS. Roslina - do remember our plan to plan something with Najwa on your girls' next home leave yah!

Eidl Fitr (Day 2)

We made two pits stops, before we started visiting on the 2nd day. First, we accompanied sis-in-law to her workplace because she needed to send out an urgent email which she had totally forgotten to send before went on leave.

While waiting for sil, being hungry and all, 5 little ladies and I found our way to McDonald's to grab some munchies to go.

Look at the adorable babes .. Adriana in baby blue, Aida in lilac, Nicky in pink floral dress, standing in between my angels in red.

We then went to sis-in-law mum's place at Lorong Melayu to drop Nicky off. Looking at the kids, I foresee them growing up to be best cousins, hopefully. There they are again, playing the swing before we bade Nicky goodbye and off we started our raya visitings.

Remember my outing with the Darul Ihsan kids? Remember the girl named Nurun Najwa, my younger charge? I was totally shocked when I saw her at the man aunt's place. She looked at me and shockingly went "Eh!" .. I was shocked too! I knelt down and started to touch and hug her. I miss her terribly .. really. The world is indeed small. I didnt know I was even related to her, not like really closely related but yeah related somehow.

That's me and Nurun Najwa ..

Not much to share about my second day. Meeting Najwa at Aunt's was the highlight of my 2nd day of raya. I miss her already .. ;-(

Eid Mubarak to all Muslims!

Oh gosh .. I've been neglecting this blog-o-mine!

Today since I am resting at home, I shall make it a point to update my blog.

To those who had left msgs on my shoutout box, I have replied to all of them .. my thousand apologies for taking a wee bit longer time to reply yah.

I was feeling under the weather the last week of Ramadhan hence I didnt managed to make lotsa cookies for Eid this year .. only 3 different kinds .. these are pix of 2 of them .. my colourful sugi cookies and cornflakes crunchies!

First day of Raya was good .. as usual, it is a time for us to go visiting and seek forgiveness!

First house that my family went to was none other than my parents! Check out the pic .. my parents, my 2 older brothers, younger sister, 2 sister in laws .. not out laws aye .. the niece, nephew, my angels and the man!

Below is a pic of my cousins, whose mum, Aunt Yayah, had passed on earlier this year .. they too live with my grandma .. who also passed on 2 weeks before Aunt Yayah!

I know I dont really show when it comes to love .. but YES! I do love them to bits!

We then went to Uncle Rahim's place .. now I miss my another Aunt, who had passed on while performing Haj in Mekah years ago!

Oh yah .. isnt this a day to remember our loved ones who had gone to be with the One?? I know some peeps who are just not in the mood of celebrating Eid becoz they miss their loved ones! I really do understand how they feel .. I really do!

Dats Auni cheekily being nice to my sil, Adriana aka Marie Pinto, becoz she wanted to eat the Tumpi.

My sis, my angels and Hashri. Just look at Hash! I just wanna slap his face manja-ly .. so gerammmm ..

After 3 houses, I was back at home to receive guests coz parents in law are living with me, which means, we receive lots of guests over at our abode on the first day of raya too.

Enough for now. I will do another entry later with more pix of my 2nd day of Raya outing!

For now, the man, the angels and I would like to wish all Muslims SELAMAT HARI RAYA, MAAF ZAHIR BATIN

To be continued ...

PS: Paiz lets plan an outing together soon aite!
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