Raya had always been great when I was a kid. But then again, what else is new. All the other blogs seemed to talk about the same thing. I thought, it would be interesting to go with the present and future rather than lamenting on my glorious ‘pocketing Raya money’ days.
Now, years later, at 29 years old and single, somehow I am kind of glad that I couldn’t go back to JB on first day of Raya.
Why? Well, for some reason, my Nana (That’s Grandma for you.) always tend to cry more and harder when it was my turn to wish her Eid Mubarak. I guess it has something to do with the fact that I am 29 YO and still single.
But I have money… that was what I told her last year, and that would still be what I would tell her this year. Only I will tell her that on the third day of Raya because I would be missing the first and second day because of work.
I drove back to JB last weekend because since I can’t be with them on the first and second day of Raya, might as well make it up a few days before Raya. It has always been my obligation every Raya to buy what my Mum needs. Shoes, clothes and additional stuff for Raya like snacks and cakes and stuff. I bought my Baju Kurung (Merah tahun ni Noks!!) and was extremely thrilled to have found a few bargains on shoes and bags!!
What’s more important is that I realized how I have taken all these for granted when I used to have no problem trying to get the whole week leave for Raya. I would spend the whole week doing nothing except for my daily run and ‘lepak-ing’ ritual at home. No visiting relatives unless my Dad suddenly suggest that I come along.
Now, I can’t even do the ‘lepak-ing’.
I bet my Nana would be even more ‘meleleh’ on the morning of first Raya.
Yelah kan… Dahlah tua, belum kahwin, lepas tu kena kerja pulak on Raya.
For this Raya, I will only be able to go back home on the 3rd day of Raya. My Mak Ngah already told me that she will be cooking just for me on that day since I missed the food on the 1st day. My Mum would definitely cook for me and I feel blessed to have people who cares about me that much.
Well anyway… Selamat Hari Raya Everyone. In the spirit of Raya, I would like to apologize if I have offended any of you readers through my writing.
Have a good one everybody! Silalah ingatkan saya yang akan beraya di office pada hari pertama ye!!!