Friday, 26 September 2008

Selamat Hari Raya


This is my 3rd Raya here, in the Netherlands, but probably my 8th time spending raya out of Malaysia. yes i do miss home especially this time around, with all the food you can get, and meeting most family members (mostly crazy wicked cousins), i miss going to my best friend Yoyo's house and have leftovers.. i miss the sound of fireworks at night, and the raya songs they play on the radio, i miss the smell of raya (if you know what i mean) - the smell of new curtains, new paint, cookies and cakes in the oven...


But eversince we got here, we havent been really focusing much on raya. 

To us, now that we're all grown up and pretty much slightly (and hopefully) wiser, raya is not all about food. raya is not all about new things in the house, new clothes, new shoes and what we're gonna wear. raya for us is to be thankful and grateful and most importantly, raya is all about giving and forgiving.

If i have ten hands, i'd send all of you a card. but with everything that's been going on lately, i only managed to make less than half of what i intended to make! we posted our cards, couple of weeks back and hope they have arrived. with or without a card, one thing is for sure, we wish the same for everyone.

I wish everyone will enjoy their time together. i wish everyone a safe journey, and since its all about giving and forgiving, this is what i could give and wish for all of you, i ask for yours, and i give you my forgiveness, and i also wish you all the love.
 

To all our friends and families who always hop by to 'visit' us here, 
SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI
MAAF ZAHIR BATIN

9 comments:

Mariam said...

selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin to u family...

sama2 lah kita kan beraya luar dari msia...tis will be my 2nd raya here in Bkk...hihi

love,

amy

Akmal said...

Kak Zaza,
Wishing you and the whole clan happy 'eid.
:)

Wiz said...

Salam Aidil Fitri daripada Wiz sekeluarga.
Have a blessed and beautiful Eid Z. Talk to you soon k.

Hugs
wiz

Anonymous said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to hardy, zaza n cutie pie Aidan. Hope ur raya will be a meaningful n wonderful one......

Love, hugs n kisses,
Kak Shasha n all
P/S:Hopefully will be able to celebrate raya with u guys next year?:P

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

hi zaza! Selamat Hari Raya to you, aidan & hardy...Have a blast raya....

comey_lote said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Zaza & Happy Belated Birthday to Aidan

Adam said...

Selamat Hari Raya
Maaf Zahir dan Batin from
me, Ez, Rahil and Imaan

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!! Admire your stories. Bring tears to my eyes when you wrote about walking during ramadan to get food to break your fast. May Allah SWT bless you and your family always. Salam Aidil Fitri dari Westport, Massachusetts.

Kak Za.

Ms eNVy said...

Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir & Batin from my family to yours, my dear .. :)