Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya :)

It's Wednesday...or should I say, it's ONLY Wednesday...

This week is REALLY taking it's time to reach the weekend, huh?

I am so looking forward to Raya.

But, before that I still have today and tomorrow at work before I can really start enjoying the break. I have 5 hours of tutorial classes tomorrow - the first one starting at 9:00a.m, while the last class will only end at 5:00p.m. I know that many of the students would have already gone back to their kampung by tomorrow afternoon, and I'm contemplating whether I should just cancel all the classes and reschedule all replacement classes after the break. Hmmmm...I might just do that. After all, I was a student once and I know that those who will be in class tomorrow will not be able to concentrate and give 100%, anyway :)

My leave starts on Friday, and I plan to go for serious retail therapy with the kids. We have not been doing any shopping over the last month because of Ramadhan and H1N1. We did most of our raya shopping before puasa, but, I still need to find kasut raya for Hilman, and I'm thinking of getting the girls new earrings/earstuds for Raya. Hasya had just pierced her ears 3 weeks ago (for the THIRD time), and she needs to get a gold set as she's allergic to non-gold studs (that was the cause as to why the last two attempts at piercing and wearing earrings failed). (Sambil-sambil tu, if mood Ayah baik, I boleh gak get a piece of bling-bling for myself, too, kan? Hehehe!)

And oh ya...I have yet to collect our Baju Raya from Kh*ti*ah at Pasar Taman Tun, and also Ayah's and Hilman's Baju Melayu from Om*r Al*. The girls have 4 Baju Kurung each, while Hilman has 3 Baju Melayu. On top of that we've also bought a few new tops and jeans/pants for them. Ayah has 2 new Baju Melayu, while I have 3 myself. Gila sakan nak raya...Hahaha! And of course, after collecting my Baju Raya, I will then have to go and find matching tudungs, too. Wajib. Mesti:)

We've already got new notes for Duit Raya, and also the Raya Packets. Two bundles of last year's RM5 notes still tak berusik, so we only tukar some RM10 and RM50 this year. Not a lot - just for the kids and immediate nephews and nieces.

I've also sent some money back to Indonesia for Bibik Dar, and hopefully her family will have a good raya this year, insya Allah.

Hilman needs a haircut, too. Badly. And I'm thinking of getting one myself, and if I feel like it, I might also get some henna done. My white hair is fast becoming more prominent than my black ones. Yikes!

I also need to sort out the girls jewelries. I've forgotten where exactly I've kept them. Whether at my MIL's or in one of my drawers at home. They only wear the jewelries once a year - during Aidilfitri. Tu yang sometimes boleh terlupa where I've kept them.

Hmmmmm....macam tak cukup masa ajer to settle everything by Saturday...

Raya this year seperti juga Raya-raya sebelumnya.

Last berbuka, insya Allah I will berbuka with my parents in KD, while Ayah will berbuka with my MIL in PJ, and the kids can choose where they want to berbuka. I will be busy helping my Mom kemas-kemaskan rumah, etc., and will only go back to my MIL's late at night. We will all sleep in PJ, and spend first raya morning with my MIL and Ayah's siblings, and late afternoon baru beraya at my parents and be with my siblings pulak, and we'll stay there until late at night. We normally would go back and sleep in SD, and the second raya will depend on what my parents and my MIL plan(s) to do, and we'll schedule everything to cater for both sides, insya Allah.

Menu for first day Raya, normally my Mom will cook Mee Rebus and Laksa Penang, on top of all the ketupat rendang. While my MIL will cook her Lontong and Macaroni Goreng. Also on top of the usual ketupat rendang. Meaning - by the second Raya I will have gained back all the kilos I shed over Ramadhan... :( Tsk...tsk...tsk...

Well, that's what Raya is all about, kan? ;)

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you -


Sekiranya ada terkasar bahasa and tersalah kata, jari sepuluh saya susunkan, memohon ampun maaf.

Drive safely, and enjoy your Raya break with your loved ones.

And don't forget to come back!!! :)

Take care, you all :)


Dad of 4+1 said...

Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin..Salam to Haizal & kids!

1na said...

Salam kak shana,

Have been silent reader before.

"Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir dan Batin"

I've enjoy reading your blog :D

MrsNordin said...

Looks like you are all set for raya, girl! Have a good one!

ummisara said...

Kak Shana...

i pun blom shop for my self tau...entah smepat entah tak. Friday still kerja :((

Huihhh sounds so hectic lah kak...hehehh i hope u'll get it done in time :)

have a nice raya ...salam untuk keluarga :)

Mrs.A said...

Selamat Hari Raya Kak Shana n Abang Haizal and the kiddos.. hope to see you at Su**ians parents' usual Raya do!

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

Salam Aidil Fiyri buat shana dan Hauzak n anak anak...kalau ada kelapangan, datang lah ke rumah akak ni...
Err duit raya tu kalau ada lebih,,pas pas lah kat sini..hahahahha

dillazag said...

Selamat hari raya to you and family too Kak Shana. Love from kami sekeluarga.. :)

Open house bila, dong??

abu rabu @ ash wednesday said...

Mak Cik Shana yang pemurah hati,

Tuang sajalah class tu, and start your leave immediately.

Bila you nak kasi I duit Raya? Don't forget to factor in inflation, okay?

Yang sangat mengharapi
Anakanda Abu

D.N.A.S said...

Selamat hari raya Kak Shana and family, Maaf Zahir Batin...

ibu,mommy,mom... said...

Aaaa bestnya raya sakan!!Byknya baju for each child..hee hee..Mine only have 2 pasang baju kurung,2 pasang kasut and 2 pasang baju yang lain lain

tireless mom said...

Larrr... tak habis shopping lagi ke Shana? I dah submit close out report dah.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Maaf Zahir & Batin. Enjoy the break too.

tireless mom said...

Dalam kemeriahan raya ni, silalah datang to my blog and collect another tag ok. Masuk buku tiga 5 dulu pun tak pe dulu!

Amy said...

Tak baper ada mood nak bershopping sbb takde bonus raya this year and everybody's asking me bila nak buat open house when I don't think I can afford to have one :(. These few nights ni sibuk berbuka rumah abang, mak dan pick up sis law kat airport, and I still haven't started packing. Memang ada one full day Saturday tu je nak buat semua : ngemas rumah, packing, buat cake dan fruit pudding utk my mama and lock the house and sleep over at my mom. Sure berasap je kepala sabtu tu nanti isk iskk.
Selamat Raya Kak Shana, looking forward to your Raya postings nanti :)

zaitgha said...

My Raya selalu sembahyang di Sban then off to KL...pastu KL-Sban, Sban - KL tuh mcm lah di next taman jer distance dia he he...

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin to you and family....

Naz in Norway said...

Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family from me and mine :)

Pi Bani said...

Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir batin.

And oh, selamat top-up balik whatever kilos that you lost during Ramadhan... :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

tanpa segan silu i nak mintak angpau from kak shana and doc. for the chinese, those who are not married are eligible to receive angpow. it will be my last raya before i took the plunge, sooo, gimme gimme!


acah je.

Here's wishing kak shana, doc and the kids salam aidilfitri. ampun maaf dipinta ikhlas dari saya.

have a great one, peeps!

Anonymous said...

Kak Shana,

Love reading your blog, in fact i've put it as my favourite bookmark.

Salam aidil fitri to you and your whole family.

TFian '88

Unknown said...

Raya Ketiga...dan saya mengunjung mengucapkan Selamat hari Raya...maaf zahir batin~!

Anonymous said...

Salam Aidil Fitri Shana. Been reading ur blog...some are so touching..finally i finishe reading all ur past postings..

wanshana said...

Dear all,

So sorry for not counter-commenting earlier. Blogging mode was off while Raya mood took over :)


Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin to you, Yani and family, too. Haizal sends his salam, too :)



Salam perkenalan and Salam Hari Raya to you, and Maaf Zahir Batin, too :)

Mighty glad that you're not a silent reader anymore ;) Hope to see you here again soon!



Thanks. Hope you had a good one, too.

As of today, I baru pakai 2 baju raya. Hari ni ada Open Houses lagi - boleh rasmikan yang satu tu :)



Thanks, dear. Hope you managed to get all your shopping done before raya hari tu. Me - syukur alhamdulillah sempat selesai, tapi Jumaat Sabtu tu rasa nak tercabut kaki!

Salam raya to you and family, too :)


Dear Amy,

Selamat Hari Raya to you, Piyosh and anak-anak, too.

Yup - insya Allah we'll see you at Uncle Khalid's house next Saturday :) I dah terbayang-bayang the Roast Lamb...Hehehe!

wanshana said...

Dear Kak Ezza,

Thanks! Salam Aidil Fitri from us untuk Kak Ezza, Abg Aziz and family, too :) Maaf tak sempat nak bertandang ke rumah masa Raya, kak. Insya Allah ada rezqi di lain hari (kalau Kak Ezza jemput lagi laaa...Hehehe!)

Duit raya - fast depleting over here. Baru seminggu raya. Hehehe! Macam nak kena tukar lagi ajer ni ;)


Dear Dilla,

Thanks :) and Love and Salam Hari Raya to you, Azrul and your gorgeous children, too!

Open House? Hmmmm...belum plan lagi. Selalu tumpang my MIL ajer, but, this year maybe tak buat kot coz' her maids lari petang raya hari tu (after all of us gave duit raya/bonus and baju raya to them!)

But, who knows - tetiba I rajin pulak nak buat? Will keep you posted :)


Dear Abang Med @ Anakanda Abu Rabu @ Ash Wednesday @ Princess Fiona (Errr...ada lagi nama lain ke? ;))

Sad to report that I actually decided to proceed with my classes on Thursday before Raya that day, and suffice to say - nearly half of the students didn't turn up. But, I expected more absentees actually, considering :)

Duit raya - I kena gi National Mint to print out more. Would you like yours in RM1, or RM5, RM10, RM50 or RM100 denominations, Abang Med? The higher you go, the less kepings I need to print...Hehehe!

And in response to your comment on my FB (sorry tak sempat nak balas that day!) I hereby grant you as much credits as you want for future withdrawals... Hehehe! ;)

Salam Hari Raya to you and your lovely family :)


Dear d.n.a.s,

Selamat Hari Raya to you and your lovely family, too. I'm sure this year meriah sungguh with the new addition to the brood, kan? Baby pakai Baju Melayu for raya, tak? ;)

Maaf Zahir Batin :)

wanshana said...

Dear Ibu, Mommy, Mom :)

Anak-anak we all ni memang look forward to pakai baju baru every time raya :) And masa raya ni ajer lah kalau nak tengok they all pakai baju kurung and baju melayu segala! I think this time, from this raya until the next raya, I nak suruh they all pakai at least once a week. Baru berbaloi, kan? If not, by next year - dah tak muat!

Some of the bajus, their grandma yang belikan :) As for kasut raya - Hanna's collection dah mengalahkan Imelda Marcos. Hasya has 2 pairs, while Hilman has 1 pair ajer :)


Kak Yatt,

Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family, too, and Maaf Zahir Batin.

We all were still shopping until a day before raya hari tu, Kak Yatt! But, that Saturday tu, mainly to cari kasut for Ayah :)

Re : tag - insya allah I'll get down to it soon, ya?
Thanks :)


Dear Amy,

Selamat Hari Raya to you, too!

Hope you managed to siapkan all the task in your to-do list before raya tu. I dah tengok gambar raya you kat FB. I take it that you had a swell time with the family :)

Insya Allah, posting on raya will come soon. In the mean time - I've uploaded some photos on my FB :)

Take care!



Selamat Hari Raya, and Maaf Zahir Batin to you, too :)

Ha-ah lah made it sound macam KL tu kat taman sebelah ajer..Hehehe! But, I guess on the first few days of raya tu, the traffic is okay, kan? Jangan this weekend - sure jam giler. We have an Open House to go to kat Saujana Impian today, and Ayah is already worried about the traffic nak balik from there late this evening...

wanshana said...

Dear Naz,

Thanks :) Salams Hari Raya from Sri Dsara to Norway, too. I tengok gambar Raya you at your friends place on FB. Could see juadah raya on the table. I guess kat mana-mana you celebrate, it's the wajib raya food which will create the raya mood, kan?

And, hey - you look gorgeous in your baju raya ;)


Kak Pi,

Thank you. Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf zahir Batin to you, too.

I dah selamt top-up dah segala kilos over the first 3 days hari tu. Siap dapat bonus lagi, Kak Pi... Hehehe!

Minggu depan nak start Puasa 6, insya Allah :)


Dear Kerp,

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin to you and Molly, too :)

Hmmmmm...So, this is the last year you're eligible for duit raya, ya? That means you kena START practising on how to give duit raya from this year, you know! Errr, you can start with me! Hehehe...

Hope your raya was good - just like ours :)


Dear TFian 88,

Salam Aidilfitri to you and your family, too!

I'm glad you've enjoyed reading my ramblings :)

You were in Form 1 masa Kak Shana Form 3 kat STF dulu, kan? Same batch with Rina Razak and Anna? :)


Abang Id,

It's okay. Raya ke-8 dan baru hari ni sayasempat nak membalas segala comments here :) Tak per...kita raya sebulan :)

Salam Aidilfitri to you, Kak LiL dan anak-anak, too. Maaf Zahir dan Batin :)


Dear Anonymous @ 11:51pm,

Salam Aidilfitri to you, too!

I'm touched that you actually read through every single posting I made here. Thank you :) I hope you didn't get any migraine attacks after that :)

I write whatever came to mind, and sometimes I can be a wee bit too emo... :)Sometimes mungkin tidak baik untuk kesihatan, Hehehe!

anom said...

Sorry lambat K. Shana (had some problems with the internet connection this past week) -- Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin..

Tak sabar nak tengok your gambar2 raya...

IBU said...

Before raya tak habis shopping, after raya pun tak habis shopping. Hishhhh......

Slides gambar raya dah siap lom? Nak tengok baju rayaaaaa.....

Kak Teh said...

selamat hari raya Wanshana and family! Am sure you had a good time.

wanshana said...

Dear Anom,

No problem - kita raya sebulan :)

Selamat Hari Raya to you and Nasir, too - and Maaf Zahir Batin :)

Gambar raya dah uploaded kat FB, nanti I post kat sini pulak, okay? Anom ada FB account tak?



Errr...kita kan shopping sepanjang tahun. Tak kira siapa punya raya, kita pun sibik nak beraya. I Malaysia in the truest sense...Hehehe!

Itu gambar punya sneak preview, boleh tengok gue punye FB photos, my FB friend...(Unless you've forgotten your FB password. Hehehe!)

How's Baby Nisha? Kisses to the beautiful princess :)


Kak Teh,

Thank you. Selamat Hari Raya to you, AG and anak-anak, too. Yes, we had a great raya - sampai liat nak start kerja balik. Hehehe!

Take care :)