Hari Raya Aidilfitri

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Another round of fasting done, it went pretty fast. Perhaps because this year I was particularly busy with work. So many deadlines and tasks within the month. In fact, I even travelled to Singapore due to meeting commitments (never like to travel during fasting month).

Now – it’s time for food. After a month of fasting, it is time for gluttony! Really? Hopefully not. To me Raya is the time for family and friends to get together and celebrate this auspicious day.

Above is a picture from last year. Where we celebrated Raya at my parents house. Not a full gang as my eldest sister was in Abu Dhabi. Tomorrow when we celebrate, it’ll be almost a full house, except for my sister’s step son who is studying in the UK at the moment.

Raya is also a time where the younger ones (including me!) give away Duit Raya. For the first time ever, I managed to finish “packing” the duit raya and hopefully tomorrow everything will go smoothly. It does help to work for a bank as I can call up the branch manager to help me prepare new notes!

Above is an old photo of me, celebrating raya back in the 80s. Those were the good old days where things were far simpler.

Till tomorrow.. the time for gluttony…

So raya is done…

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Lately in the past couple of years – Raya has just been another holiday for me. In fact this year, Raya seriously – getting a bit too monotonous. My activity during Raya for the past two days has been:

First Day Raya

5.30am Wake Up

5.35am Drink Coffee

5.40am Row 7km

7.30am Shower

8.00am Head to mosque for prayers

9.00am Balik “kampung”

11.00am Salam salam with family

12.00pm Go to gym!

2.00pm Go to open house in Sri Damansara

5.00pm back home.. sleep.


Second Day Raya

6.00am Wake up

8.00am Row 7km

5.00pm Balik “Kampung”

Not so exciting isn’t it. In fact – to what I remember, I have not made baju raya since 2008. That’s about six years! Well – fact of the matter I don’t really wear Baju Melayu, so kind of lazy to go and make, and use it only twice a year. Well – I even forgot where I put the baju melayu buttons! Need to get some I guess..

So anyway – here’s some of the photos from the raya this year. He he. Some are curiked from my sister!


Mum with Hissa


Abah with Hissa


Parents with Hissa


Nisah and parents…


Yours truly….

Photo 2 JPG


Photo 1

And me with my fictitious beard…

A hari raya song for all..