It's my last weekend of puasa in Shah Alam before leaving for Kelantan for Hari Raya on Friday. I'd like to wish everyone, Selamat hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Maaf Zahir Batin. Let's be careful when driving. It's time to celebrate after a month of fasting. However, I'd try not to indulge too much with the Ketupat, Rendang and Nasi Dagang this time around. I intend to eat moderately so as not to put back whatever weight loss during Ramadhan in just 3 days! Another reason for doing so, my cholesterol reading has increased again. I'd blog more about this later!
I don't make Baju Melayu for myself this year. That happens once in two years when I celebrate Raya on the west coast, where people are proud to adorn their new Baju Melayu complete with samping songket. I still remember years ago when I celebrated raya for the first time in my in-law's kampung, I was the only one wearing full suit of baju Malayu!
I really hope that I'd not get stuck in the jam like what happened two years ago. I left my house at 2am and reached Bentong in time for sahur at 4.15am. By the time, I left Bentong, traffic started to crawl and at certain stretches, it came to a halt as people started to stop over for Subuh prayers. It took me almost 11 hours to reach Pasir Mas!
This time around, I am going to leave on Friday morning, still at the same wee hours. Since Raya is on Sunday and I hope the balik kampung exodus will only begin on Friday night. I hope I am right! Or else, there it goes, I'd get stuck in the jam again, in the middle of nowhere from Bentong to Kuala Krai.
Selamat Hari Raya!