Hari Raya 2016 - 6th Shawal

My mom is the eldest in her family so usually, we spend our first weekend at home and welcome all guests. Since Abg and Kakak has their family, Jhon and I always had to hold the fort. It's has always been a simple visit. Come over, eat the kueh, chit-chat and that's it. Our house pun has never been truly dolled up for Hari Raya. Always the same, always simple.

This year, since Abg has a new home, he asked us to come over. I mass messaged everyone if they wanted to see Mak, they had to go to Punggol. I don't want them to happily visit Kaki Bukit only to find out no one's home.

Some thought it was an open house which was funny. Plus, Mak was feeling unwell and it's nice for once, it's just more than me and Jhon welcoming the guests.

I am so happy Abg Jamil get to join us too this year!

 Actually, Shibly was the sick one.

 It was pretty much last minute. Supposedly welcome people to come from 12noon onwards but food was ready only after 1pm. haha Pak Hitam and family came by first and then Uncle's family. Abg and Kak Yana was not home yet from grocery shopping so Jhon and I had to man the house.

Luckily, we were no strangers to Abg's house so we knew our way around.

Happy siblings are happy.

Kakak and family managed to come over too which I was really happy about. I tell you, it's hard to have us together for Hari Raya besides having to visit relatives. They just didn't wear baju raya which spoil the feeling but it's the thought that counts. hehe.

Accidental children. Yes, I bullied Shibly by dragging him off the bed to take a picture with us. In my defence, I did ask him if it's okay and he has to get up to have lunch anyways.


Actually, Jhon just wants a photo with Nadia but this other Abg kecik sibuk.

Quick trip to the swimming pool. I was jealous!

Too cold.

Butt crack.

After that, Pak & Mak Busu visit and Cik Kam a& family next.
Yet again, the house filled with chatter and laughter.

I got to say, for the first time for probably after more than a decade, I truly felt the feeling of Hari Raya. I was not the only one feeling it too. It was a wonderful warm feeling to see everyone in their beautiful outfits, eating good food with feel good vibes.

You see lah, these people. lolol

Blurred photo but essence captured. Kecoh pe.

This photo is funny because Irfan has always been fearful of Abg. This hug was a big deal. haha

I am grateful for Abg's idea albeit a last minute one. One thing for sure, it's going to be a yearly thing and hopefully, Kak Yana and Abg will be prepared by that time.

Now, if only Ayah could join us too...



  1. Nice looking family and home, so lovely to see Hari Raya pictures..Making me miss my family already.

    1. Thank you. Perhaps it's time for a meet up or a video call. ;)