Thursday, October 2, 2008

Salam Aidilfitri...

I was supposed to post this last night, so that the posting would be dated 1st October/1st Syawal.

But alas, by the time Hanna finished transferring all the photos to my notebook, I was already in Dreamland - dreaming of all the glorious food we had on our first day of Raya, and later having nightmares of the uphill task of shedding all the kilos I gained within 1 day of Syawal...

The Raya mood has been in the air for the kids since Monday when I finally had the time to bring them to One Utama to search for their kasut raya, and of course when they saw their new baju raya all ironed and neatly hung on Daryati's make-shift 'wardrobe' using an aluminium pole stretched across a step-ladder and the window of her room. Anyone who comes over to the house may mistake her room for a boutique, I tell you... Hehehe!

And today is only 2nd Syawal, and somehow the mood raya (at least for me, that is) is no longer there. Well, at least, not as much as a full-swing raya mood that I had hoped to have this time around. I don't know why...

I woke up at 5:30a.m this morning. I guess, my body or rather, my tummy is so accustomed to waking up for sahur for the last one month. Ayah went back to sleep after solat Subuh just now, and he's snoring away beside me. Raya holidays would be the only time Ayah would have the chance to sleep in this late. So, I'm not going to disturb him...well, at least not until 11:00a.m maybe? :)

And the house is so,so quiet as the kids are still asleep. The truth be told, I don't even know what time they went to bed last night. All I remember was, after asking Hanna to transfer the photos, I saw them watching Naruto (or one of those anime cartoons) on ASTRO, and asking them to brush their teeth before sleeping. That was met by their noddings, with eyes still fixed on the TV screen. And then, off I went to bed.

We have no specific plans for today. We're just waiting for Mak or Mommy to call us. If they're going on a ziarah Hari Raya today, I guess we'll be joining the convoy. If not, we'll just rest at home.

Ayah will probably spend half of the day replying the hundreds of Hari Raya SMSes he got the last couple of days. One thing about Ayah - every year he would come up with his own pantuns to send to his friends, colleagues and also his patients. Some of his pantuns 2-3 kerat had been pretty original and hilarious, but, I think his pantun could never beat this one pantun he got from one of his patients. This pantun surely takes the cake -

Gamat dari paya
Perap dalam tin
Selamat Hari Raya
Maaf Zahir Batin

This really got us and the kids in stitches. We were like, "What???!!!"

Anyway, I hope it is not too late to wish all of you -

And if any of my writings or comments had hit some raw nerves, or if I might have been insensitive towards the feelings of my blogosphere friends and readers in my ramblings -

Sepuluh jari disusun
Mohon kemaafan
Mohon keampunan

Dua tangan ditadahkan
Semoga diberkati
di Aidilfitri

Maaf Zahir Batin.

Hmmmm, I'm still trying to think of pantun 2-3 kerat to counter the pantun gamat above...

In the meantime, here are some raya pics.


udinb said...


Too bad that we are too far away, at Pulau Borneo, otherwise luv to visit you and family during Raya .... and my other 'blogspehre friends'.

Selamat Hari Raya to you and family with the hope that we shall maintain our 'blogging frienship' and one day, we have the opportunity of visiitng each other during this wonderful festive day.

wanshana said...


Thank you for the wish. Amin. Insya Allah, one day we'll get the opportunity to visit each other, not just during Raya time, but any time possible. Amin. :)

How was first day raya in Sarawak? What did Ana cook for the family? I bet sure bermacam lauk pauk, penuh satu meja :)

Happy Holidays!

Kmar said...


SELAMAT HARI RAYA to you and your family. Theme warna baju Raya kali ini memang cantik laa.. I suka warna beige.. eemm.. terasa kulit muka cerah.. ha.ha.ha..

Btw, did u know that your sofa cover (kotak-kotak) is exactly the same like our cushion cover in Barcelona!! We bought them in Holland. Everytime I saw your sofa, it will remind me of my house.. he..he..

Selamat bercuti dan menjamu selera..

MHB said...

It looked like you had a great 1st day of raya!! Yay!! You have a beautiful family, your eldest looks exactly like you in one of the pix.

Second raya dah tak de mood? Hmmm... sometimes raya can be quite over-rated I suppose. And also memang if we just stay at home the mood tu kurang... kena keluar visiting pakai baju raya semua baru can maintain the mood

P/S: When I hoped on your blog, terus kuar gambar you 'sanding' tu on the slideshow... awww... sweeet!!

wanshana said...


Thanks for the wish :)

Beige can go with anything and everything, and it made choosing kasut raya for the kids so much easier.

Waaaaaa, my upholstery same as yours aaaar? You bought in Holland some more?! Not bad jugak kedai perabut kat Jalan Klang Lama where I bought mine - got collection ala-ala Eropah gitu... Hehehe!

What was the menu for first day raya in Barcelona? Did Jose take any leave for raya?

Here's wishing you, Jose and anak-anak a blessed Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir & Batin.

Take care!

wanshana said...


Thanks :)

A lot of people, when they see photos of Hanna, do say that she looks a lot like me. But, if you were to see her in the flesh, she's a replica of her Ayah - macam chop-chop! Hehehe!

Yes, it was great first day raya, especially for the kids. Dapat jumpa their cousins, and of course dapat duit raya. Kaaacchhiiinnngg!! :)

You're right - raya mood only sets in when we put on our baju raya and go avisiting. This weekend baru meriah balik kot? Now, most of our friends and family balik kampung.

Gambar 'sanding'?! Hehehehe!

Happy Holidays. Take care :)

Spena said...

Sist...the pantun really buat I ketawa. Selamat Hari Raya to you and family.

Anonymous said...

Selamat Hari Raya. Jemput datang ke Klang ~ beraya. Dah 23 tahun kite tak jumpa.

Loves, zae.

wanshana said...

Hi Spena,

Yes, the pantun was one of the many kelakar pantuns that we got this year through SMS.

That was from one of Ayah's patients who also happens to be one of the kids' teachers at school. So, you can imagine how the kids laughed when Ayah showed them their Cikgu's pantun (nasib baik he doesn't teach them BM. Hahahaha!) But, yeah...I think it's a cute pantun :)

Selamat Hari Raya to you, too, sis. And Maaf Zahir & Batin.

Happy Holidays. Take care :)

wanshana said...


Thanks. Selamat Hari Raya to you, too. And Maaf Zahir Batin.

Yes, dah 23 tahun kita tak jumpa. But, when I saw your photo in your blog, you look exactly like you did 23 years ago, my dear! Maintain...

Insya Allah nanti sampailah we all ke Klang tuh.

Haizal sepatutnya cuti today, but, he's at the hospital now coz' ada emergency. So, tak leh nak plan bebetul raya hols ni. Ada rezqi, insya Allah dapat beraya :)

Take care.

IBU said...

Salam Shana

Lovely baju raya!!!! Must share with me who the tailor is lorrr...

And gambar you & haizal tu, hehe... cam pengantin, memang. phewiitt!

Let me try a pantun:
Pecah kaca pecah gelas
Jangan dilupa kitar semula
Ucapan dikirim penuh ikhlas
Salah silap maafkan segala


Salam Aidilfitri Maaf Zahir Batin
from Ibu & the rawang clan

wanshana said...


Lebih dari boleh pantun tu!! :)

Ni I nak balas -

Gendang gendut tali kecapi
Kenyang perut senang hati
Di Aidilfitri I mintak sorry
Open House nanti, nak ketam lagi!

Boleh?! Hehehe!

And thanks :) My tailor kat Pasar Tmn Tun. Nanti I bawak you. The beadworks dia sub-con kat another lady. So far, so good :)

You in JB now? Or dah balik Rawang? How's Idin?

Pi Bani said...

Anak buaya tertelan tapai
Nak ucap raya terlambat sampai...


Pak Uda makan kailan
Raya ada sebulan...


Baju raya setengah lori
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri!

wanshana said...

Kak Pi,

Anak ayam dalm reban
Anak puyu dalam perigi
Raya memang sebulan
Boleh wish lagi... :)

Remote control pakai bateri
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Baju lip lap macam Mak Datin
Maaf Zahir Batin :)