I dont know, either I'm celebrating Ramadhan during kuliah's period or is it really, I feel it past too fast, kawan-kawan pun cakap macam tu. Rindu pulak. Semoga kita semua diberi peluang untuk bertemu Ramadhan lagi. Amiiin.
Back to the topic. Yeah. I think if you guys friend with me in Facebook or follow me on instagram, I might make a little big fuss about this raya di perantauan TSK TSK thingy. Well, please pardon me as this is my first time I've celebrated Eid Fitri away from my family :( (I couldn't believe the day has come when I've always got the question of balik lagi? Pfft.) In fact, my little brother is wayyy senior than me sambut Syawal dekat perantauan ni. Yo sunbae!
View of preparation for solat sunat hari raya - masjid dekat dengan rumah
It's quite hard on the night of 1st Syawal I think. When we takbir raya together. Out of sudden I've heard my friend's voice sounds like quite cracking. So I thought maybe she's sooo into emotion ala-ala nak menangis (tho actually she's not) but what to do, I've already into the mood. Belayar-layar lah engkau duhai emosi. Kengkonon hati nak jadi ala-ala tisu muka, tetibe ter-jadi tisu toilet.
1st Syawal. I didn't have time to sedih-sedih pagi tu sebab nak kejar masa nak pergi solat raya. Subh around 4 am, and then prepared for solat raya around 4.20 am. 4.45 am gerak pergi masjid dengan rombongan kengkawan (Because we never go to this masjid before, so a guide is a must!) Solat raya start around 5.30 am.
Around 4.50 am. While waiting for another geng to solat raya at Msjid Azhar Zagazig
My first experience solat eid fitri dekat Egypt is unique. I mean, the mode of transportation. Biasanya, I'll ride on my parent's car, aircond apa semua. But this year, I've got the chances to jalan kaki, melalui bendang sawah, with kabus, some kereta lalu lalang ucap kullu sanah wa antum bil Khair ( I wish you to be in a good state every year lebih kurang cemtu maksud dia) and..... friends.
Short cut to the masjid. And the view was so.... Subhanallah. Ditambah dengan kabus2 lagi. So a selfie is like a must. Especially girls. LOL
After solat and khutbah raya, macam biasa lah. Commemorative photos are like a must! Be it ladies or gentleman. And of course the latest trend of photos, selfie or selca or syok sendiri or whatever hahaha. LOL
Inside the mosque. Part of the ladies in our batch.
As I've said, the latest trend of photos, selfie!
And a photobomb-ed selfie
And a short meet up with their highschool friends
View around the masjid
OOTD with their jubahs
On my way back, I've managed to capture (or ask my friend to capture. Leuls) the view.
Can't resist to share the morning's beauty
And some pretty flowers disebalik rumput yang banyak
And lagi. A selca disebalik bendang sawah!
I really like this picture as it have a good angle (hahaha) and view. Oh and my baju raya dipilih by my umi. So, there's still this nice feeling inside mcm raya dengan family. Hahaha sentimental!
On our way back, we must pass a railway track. Should make a deep pose for being a pesenista i think lol but what to do, I'm not.
Back home. We reunite with our other housemate who went to solat sunat raya dekat tempat lain.
Oh and before that, our homemade raya cookies! To have that raya feel during kuliah's period, we decide to make few raya cookies such as Red Velvet cookies, Oreo cookies, Choc chip cookies, Cornflakes honey, Almond London and Mama Carey
This picture has a lovely feeling
And this picture has stop singing that lagu raya feeling
And usual highlight of the day........
A family potrait!
Second highlight of the day..................
Sesi tukar duit raya!
Come on fasterrrr. My turn! --- Dramaqueen
Sesi check duit raya!
Actually, to feel more of the raya vibe, we decide to exchange duit raya sesama kitorang. Nilai : RM 1. Soooo, memang gigih carik siapa yg ada RM 1 untuk ditukar duit. And on top of the note, we leave some memos, for memory. 2 in 1! Duit raya and kad raya.
My cut and paste version of angpau raya
Tengah hari sikit, we olls dapat jemputan open house by our classmates.
One of the tuan rumah.
2nd Syawal. My roommate plan nak buat ala-ala makan kecil-kecilan between few friends tau. So we collect money and bahagi2 kan tugas beli apa, beli apa semua. Dalam masa yg sama, these dishes boleh dihidang untuk tetamu yg datang beraya!
The dishes included :
1. Sate ayam, daging, turkey.
2. Lontong and nasi impit.
3. Kuah kacang.
4. Ayam masak merah.
Sorry if not all friends dapat whatsapp, sebab allocated budget is actually not for an open house concept (hehe sorryy), tho we send whatsapp to few friends, 'nak datang raya datang la, ada lauk sikit-sikit ni', gitu. For others, dia macam konsep siapa nak datang beraya, datanglaaa. InsyaAllah ada makanan. Afterall, konsep raya orang Malaysia kan ziarah-menziarahi, sooo takkisah raya-raya ni, dtg je, tp kena ring-ring dulu la, Hahaha! Btw why I said orang Malaysia? Because I didn't feel the raya vibe sangat mcm orang Malaysia dalam locals. Maybe they all sambut more to Raya Haji.
Petang tu pulak dapat invitation rumah terbuka lagi. Alhamdulillah rezeki. Walaupun takdelah lapar mana, tp dapat lah jugak rasa few others kuih raya and beberapa suap dishes (sebab kenyanggg) and meet up with some friends. The evening view was so peaceful, Dengan angin sepoi-sepoi bahasanya.
3rd Syawal. Again, we make a hi-guest-come-in-concept and whatsapp some friends sape nak datang beraya, meh lah, and I didn't mind if dorang yg tanya, nak datang raya boleh tak? For 3rd day, we make nasi minyak (nasi hujan panas), Terengganu style.
Takde gambar for today, sebab habis masak je solat apa semua, makannn.
I really enjoy make this kind of concept. Kawan lepak lama-lama. Catch up, exchange stories, watch movies, dengar lagu, main phone, baring lepas penat makan, sembang lagi sambil makan kuih raya, second round makan etc. It's like, come on mannn, it's raya. It leave me not much seconds for me to duduk sorang-sorang, sedih rindu ingat family and orang tersayang dekat Malaysia. Rindu tu maybe, but to sedih-sedih tu kurang. Afterall, it's a happy time, friend :)
Please pardon me sebab started at some points I dah macam mengantuk sikit, so mcm mood blogging tu mcm terhuyung hayang tapi nak jugak cerita! Hahahaha. And as usual, please pardon my grammar, yg macam biasa get-a-lol-your-grammar-mistake! Hehehe.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!
Maaf Zahir Batin!
Kullu sanah wa entum bil Khair!