What I like the most about Raya, well aside from ketupat & rendang tok & lemang... Oh boy, this is killing me ;____:
Is all the ritual stuff we do as soon as takbir raya bergema ♥
We wake up as early as possible in the morning, turn on the TV to hear the takbir and feel the joy of Syawal spreading into the house like shooting stars leaving sparks everywhere & spreading happiness into the hearts of all moslems. Can you feel it too? Ahhhh.... *closes eyes* Anyways! This is the time when every single member of the family, the young and the adults will scramble to use the toilet/bathroom and do their 'mandi sunat', although it's just basically like your normal everyday shower but it's extra special because you'll get points (pahala) for showering and the kids (and probably the adults too teeheee!) are actually excited to wear their baju raya & queue up for duit raya. LOL! But first, solat raya at the mosque secara berjemaah ♥
The feeling of unity, togetherness & closeness to Allah ♥
Afterwards we would go to the graveyard and visit our dearest Abah, whom passed away when I was 13 years old due to lung cancer. Miss Abah so much...
And then we will all gather at home and mingle and finally eat all the raya delicacies I've been drooling at and sneakily eat before solat raya :D and ofcourse time to ask for forgiveness... Either way, it's always fun to meet all my cheeky nephews & nieces (as long as they behave with their Achik/Mak Long, there will be duit raya hahah!)
Mom's old house are filled with all the kids running around and adults chit-chatting in the living room, kitchen and everywhere. Especially when guests starts pouring in, I'll definitely be in the kitchen handling all the glasses & plates that needed to be washed so that it can be reused. I tell ya it's tiring but hey a girl gotta do what a girl's gotta do! ;) Plus, my mom is not so well now. Last raya she had to be on wheel chair because she had a terrible accident :(
Alhamdulillah she is a lot better now and can walk on her own although standing for too long makes her left feet feels numb. She also has to pray while sitting on a chair now. Last month she complained about the washing machine being broken and had to fork out a few hundreds to get it repaired. All I know is that with this coming raya and everyone balik kampung to Mom's house, the washing machine work load will definitely be overflowing all the time. I mean, with Yob's family with 3 kids, Angah with 3 kids, Yang with 4 kids, Uda with 5 and me, Naz and Adik.. I think y'all get what I mean. So this raya, I very much wish to get Mom a brand new Samsung washing machine. Our raya & Mom's life would definitely be more enhanced & efficient with a brand new washing machine. As a blogger, my heart definitely wishes for a smartphone or a smart camera but hey, Mom comes first so a washing machine it is ♥
This Aidilfitri, Samsung has organized a campaign - Portraits of Raya. All you have to do is submit your family raya moments here and you might get rewarded with Family Movie Treat! Awesome :D
I think I'll send in this picture!
Moments of Closeness with my lil pumpkin niece, Hannah Humaira ♥
Every year, raya ads are actually one of those things that I look forward to watch. They will always bring back fond memories of family & love, as does this raya ad from Samsung :)
Haa, nangis lettew! Lol..
Anyways guys, I have a favour to ask. Can you guys please LIKE this entry so that I can be in the running to win atleast something from SAMSUNG.. Pwetty please, said Hannah Humairah hihi.
Thanks a LOT peeps! Don't you wish it's Raya already? Haha.. Just kidding, I love Ramadhan too :D