🎉🎉 EID MUBARAK GUYYSSS!! 🎉🎉
or for those who’re clueless, it means Blessed Eid, a traditional Muslim greeting reserved for use on the festivals of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr, which Eid, by the way means Celebration. Yes, straight from Wikipedia.
This year, having the chance to celebrate Raya (Eid in Malay) outside Malaysia, means no kari ketupat rendang nenek, no burasak, no duit raya, no baju raya, and no kad raya 😔. But it also means, meeting new people, eating new food, making your own kuih raya, and experiencing new environment. Which are, not at all that bad 😊. To prevent us from actually crying on the raya eve, Sis Su invited us to her place so that we can (in her words:) sama-sama menangis 😂.
(Oh btw, we now called each other sis (short for sister), since before Ramadhan? 😅 So, examples of conversation in Sis Su’s place will be like, ‘Sis, sis kalau penat boleh tido kat bilik sis. Sis boleh suruh sis lain buat kerja‘. Sometimes, we even called the boys ‘sis’, and they answered 😂. Kak Su texted me the other day after iftaar at her place, said that she really had a lot of fun and sometimes gelak sorang sebab kitorang bersis-sis 😂)
Anywayy, the food was all prepared at the setting by Sis Su, Sis Sahi, Sis Alia, Sis Hanna, y’know the usual 💁. There were lontong, roti jala, sambal udang, sambal ayam, kuih kornflakes, kuih makmur, tart nenas, and all the good stuff. It wasn’t much, but it was all that I could ask for, Alhamdulillah. Some of them arrived early to help prepare the food, some arrived later due to class and work.
After Abang Hakim called the azan, we sipped some drink and eat a date, and straight away performed the Maghrib prayer. No we didn’t eat first. Then we recited the takbir, which is the Arabic term for the word Allahu Akbar. It literally means “God is greater” and that nothing can supersede God or be better than Him. We, muslims, recite a lot of Allahu Akbar to declare Allah Greatness, after completing one month of fasting.
And then we eat, took a lot of pictures, eat some more 😋, and perform Isyak prayer. Everyone was so full and sleepy by the time we get ready for Isyak, because they said that the syaitaan (devils) have been released 😂. Some of us went back home, some who sleepover at Sis Su’s went to play bunga api! 🎆
Alhamdulillah, thanks to all these big-hearted fun people, I had a lot of fun on Eid Eve 😊. We even had a chance to play Happy Family and camp outside Kak Su’s house for 15 minutes, because the boys’ car buat hal, and couldn’t start 😅. All in all, happy Eid Mubarak to all my friends and family, wishing you blessed life and please forgive my wrong doings. May we be able to meet another Ramadhan dan jangan laa (as alia put it) iman kita berlalu bersama Ramadhan. Hehe, till later!