Sunday, September 13, 2009

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI

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!

7 comments:

Azlan said...

selamat hari raya!!!! sedih tahun ni kami tak balik raya di kelantan.

The Author said...

Azlan: Cerita lah nanti pengalaman naik Mt. K masa berpuasa. Bila bertolak?

John Iverson said...

Selamat Hari Raya Juga bro... SElamat menyambutnya... jgn lupa nnt kuih raya k...

Anonymous said...

Selamat Hari Raya!!!!!! Nice kad raya there. u made it yourself?

DrSam said...

Have a safe and sound journey. Yes...that stretch from gombak is famous for the big crawl during the last minute rush. This time I am going back to BP on the wee hour of Saturday morning.

Salam Hari lebaran. Maaf zahir batin. Lama ke cuti?

The Author said...

Anonymous: the card, it was shot in India and post-production in KL, He He He!
Dr. Sam: cuti lama jugak, the whole Raya week. And coming back to KL on Thursday!
SELAMAT HARI RAYA TO ALL!

::: ReActivateZul ::: said...

::: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilftri, maaf zahir & batin.. [huhu] sememangnyer bila raya perut kempis berisi semula tapi lebih besar dari biasa [hehe] tak tahupun bro duduk kat shah alam.. ulang alik ke KL utk keje? jauh jugak tuh.. samalaa dgn kakak saya duduk di shah alam, keje di bangi.. dulupon saya keje putrajaya hari2 ulang alik dari KL.. dulu2 saya takde kereta, naik bas & komuter ajer.. bila gaji jer naik teksi [hehehe].. dulupon saya penah keje sementara di shah alam, lalu jalan duta.. skrg nih dah ada highway DUKE kan?, dekat sikit kot..

~ Selamat Balik Kampung bro!!!