Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all! God bless you and your family and wherever you may be, wishing everyone a safe journey back home (or to kampung).
Day #1 of Raya
As per usual, Mum aggressively woke everyone up and by aggressive, I mean by switching the aircond off, switching on all of the lights and strip us of our duvets. Eventually got up, showered and donned my 1st day baju kurung; my mum's from when she was 19. She, then, celebrated her Raya's in the UK because she went right after high school to study in Warwick. I LOVED this baju kurung. I had to send it for alterations though because prior to what it is now, it was SO 80s k. With puffed huge sleeves and all. So I went to get that out of the way because I tried it on and...
... nope, not workin' it at all!
I love this batik; can't find it anywhere these days!
Had a very late start for our routine morning breakfast (with Mak Tok's new plates. We only get to see these plates on Raya morning hahaha) because the boys got back from masjid late.
Guests had already started arriving so we had to hold off our beraya-ing til later. Salam bersalaman with the adults and each other and got our PAY DAY. Hahaha k maybe not.
And then we ate and ate and ate. There's always kuih everywhere so we all succumb to Raya temptations and eat all the time. Grateful!
Went to Taiping to beraya with my dad's side and spent a few hours there. Ate some more. I swear I've just been doing nothing much but salam and makan. I can almost feel the pounds adding up...
OH and you know you're getting older when you don't get as much duit raya as you would've when you were 12. Hwaaaaaa can I not be 19 for raya hahaha
Some of my favourite photos of the day
Look at the bright colours and Pak Tok's grey. Can I go all Literature now and say how youthful the colours are mirroring the youth in the kids and how grey symbolizes age and wisdom therefore symbolizes my grandfather ?!?!?! Winning
All the boys in blue
And the girls in (sorta) pink.
I can't get over how much I love that pink batik k ppl
The patriarch !
Tania and I look really weird here but Iman's pout too cute to not put it up here!
My goofy Dad.
"Ok, because you dah masuk college, more duit raya!"
"No fair!!!!!!" says the smaller kids (aka everyone else)
According to height. After me, everyone is 13 and under. Sad.
According to age.
and then we have the second day of Raya where we had our annual 'photoshoot' and we all pose for the camera for my Mak Tok's keepsake. She's been piling 'em up since ever I can remember!
Our theme this year was to be dressed in block colours so I chose emerald green. Kaveetha noted that we were the powerpuff girls lol
The colours so preets
My brother should have dressed in yellow and you'd get the complete rainbow lah