Oct 9, 2008

raya in sitiawan

This year we went balik kampung to Sitiawan, Perak (Umi's side). Last year I was just a few weeks old and we spent raya at PJ (Baba's side). This is my first time going back to my Onyang's in Sitiawan. It was a great kampung experience, with all the grown-ups working together to prepare lemang, rendang and ketupat the day before raya. And the kids just playing around, hihihi.

For raya, Umi bought me a baju kurung-like outfit. The material is for a usual baju kurung, but the top is something like a bat-type (baju kelawar) top and fitted with pants. Umi just thought that I would get hot easily in a baju kurung, and it would limit my movement.

baju raya yeayyyyy!!

After all the men and women (except for Umi because she had to take care of me) returned from the Eid prayers, we had a family photo session in front of the kampung house.

my extended family

the family of 3

Then came the time for bersalam-salaman with the grown-ups of the family - and for me, to collect some duit raya!

baby kayoooo...

Then Baba followed the grown-ups to visit kubur Atok for tahlil and yaasiin, while me and Umi stayed behind. May Allah shower His blessings on arwah Atok.


In the evening, we also managed to visit some relatives. A little story during our visit - some kids came to the house while we were visiting, you know, budak-budak 'Assalamualaikum!!'. First there were two little boys. After they ate some kuih raya and decided to leave, Baba the ever generous gave duit raya to both of them (Baba's sampul was all filled with RM5). Then after a few minutes, the 2 boys came again, and they brought with them another 6 kids with them!! When they were leaving, Nenek was the one who gave them duit raya (RM2 each). When we were leaving, we overheard them say "Abang tu laa yang bagi 5 ringgit tadi...".

Huhuhu... kids nowadays...

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