Friday, October 20, 2006

Selamat Hari Raya Semua

Hmm I clearly have missed the timing to wish everyone Selamat Hari Raya. It's a long holiday over there is it? Dang it! I didn't even send well wish emails to my friends. Sigh..

I haven't been feeling myself lately. Not that felling myself is such a great thing but yeah I am a bit off.

Like all mothers with little children, I still put up a facade so that Eid is a joy to my children.

I got all their baju rayas ordered way before fasting. Everyone's baju raya except for Sya was tailored at the tailor over here. And I must say they are quite good at copying. The ladies dress they tailor here looks like it pops out of haute couture cat walk thing. You just bring a photo of a dress you like and they can copy almost verbatim. Serious! My kebaya ada sikit slacklah but you know kebaya and with too much curves, it can post some difficulties. But the boys cekak musang are excellent. They look tremendously good. I even tailored up Haziq's and Jack's samping. Alaaa hensemnya. I sent Sya's baju kurung to Ms Fashion Designer. Sokong bisnis member maaa. (She doesn't do kebaya though)

Then we made up one of the rooms which is suppose to be the guest room. We took the beds out. Lay out new carpets and put up a few bedoin low sofas. Now the room is a majlees for guests to sit about. We had to sacrifice one bedroom of course, but our current living room is too small and it has the TV set. The children, the TV, the adult talking are just uncomfortable. I always avoid inviting people over. Will I start inviting people over after this? Nyeh nyeh.

qatarI think it was a good purchase. You know the kind of purchase that you feel that you manage to get value for money kind of thing. We initially wanted a wall to wall carpet but it was too expensive. So we got the second best thing and bought a really really big carpet. It didn't fit the whole room for the room has an odd shape, but it covers most of the room. The carpet was not the typical carpet that I would buy, but I like it because it is different and it has a picture of a tree. With hanging leaves. I like. I think we need to paint the room. Perhaps moss green. Get some gold frames with arab motifs. Or wall coverings with bedouin patterns. I also want those dangling things to put at the door. You know the beads that hang and get in your way as you want to enter a room. The curtain probably needs to be changed too. The colour is off. They are ugly as well. Bookshelf perhaps. I really like the one they have here.

I bought a few flower pots and plant. Bought some pelita. Have been listening to lagu raya.

Should I make cookies? Hmmm probably not.

I miss lots of things. I listen to raya songs and I think about my dad. I think about my mum. My kids want to go back.

I feel empty.

Selamat Hari Raya. Saya mohon maaf jika ada terkasar bahasa at anytime saya berblog ini.

23 comments:

anggerik merah said...

Selamat hari raya to you and yr beloved family. Enjoy every moment of it even if you feel the emptinest!

ruby said...

Hi Lollies,

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI

I have experienced rayas abroad only with immediate family. Yes I understand that empty feeling, but I agree with Anggerek Merah..at least you have your family with you and enjoy every moment. Take care dear.

Lollies said...

Selamat Hari Raya semua.

It's not really being away abroad that makes me feel empty. I hav been away and its ok by me. Its just that having through Ramadhan and Eid knowing that my mum is away for good makes me feel empty. The helpless feeling that I cannot do anything for my dad adds to it.

It's ok the next Eid I would be ok.

I want to kiss her hand again..

Halley said...

Selamat Hari Raya..maaf zahir dan batin...

Captain Barbell said...

selamat hari empty

Jill Yusoff said...

oh i soooooooooo lurve the floor throw. good for rolling and frolicking about too ;) This entry, empty as you were, is full of nerves. You take care baby. And smooches to your babies.

*Hugs*

p.s. ko buat aku nangis lah. and i don't cry except for sappy love songs and slot samarinda kat tv3.

Trust said...

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Batin Rock selalu.

Lollies said...

halley - selamat hari raya dan selmat shopping. he he

kapitan - ha ha ha

jill - the tree makes you feel like you are outdoor. boleh golek golek babe

hansac - rock? ha ha ha. nilah pertama kali orang ucap tu kat I.

Nana said...

selamat hari raya to you and your family lollies!

sink sink socks said...

Kindly excuseyourself and come right on up to our neue xxxpics suite for a few moments!VIIt is not nearly so easy to take a practical joke as to perpetrateone.

maklang said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri...

Don't feel so emptylaa...at least you stiil have your kids ang yr lover...

Take Care...

*Hugs*

Kak Elle said...

Salam Lollies and slmt berkenalan.Ucapan selamat hari raya to you and family.

aie,busu n family said...

selamat hari raya..
sure best raya sampai tak sempat update..
aku nak post kad raya tak tahu address ko..anyways, wish macam ni pun kira ok ler tak?

simah said...

selamat hari raya... i like the carpet... totally different... trees on the floor... mountains on the wall? :0)

maaf zahir dan batin

lao said...

selamat hari raya... :)

Lollies said...

nana - selamat hari raya katawak jugak

mak lang - i want my mummy. huwaaaaaa

kak elle - sila sila masuk kak elle. da nasi impit segera. rendang. sila makan sila makan

aie - sebok gila. tak lekat kat rumah aku seminggu ni

lao - adakah and ini seseorang yang saya kenali?

urs truely said...

salam raya for lollies dan keluarga yang kita tahu lollies sgt sayangi :)

the carpet so nice. me like too. sungguh unique.

me baru je tiba sini di jeddah kembali dari malaysia. one week di sana raya terlalu cepat masa berputar. anyway, ni dah masuk opis...huhuhu...banyak sungguh kerja menunngu ku....tensi!

urs truely, Arif.

lao said...

aisey loli... takkan dah lupa kat orang kampung? ayam dan itik kirim salam raya...

rad said...

Lollies,
You might not be able to kiss her hands again but the memories of your mak will always linger til the end of time - when you're back here in mesia, do visits, hugs & kisses the hands of mak's siblings, relatives & friends- it's not the same but you're actually 'in' her stead.

With regards to your paint project - be careful eh, do a little bit of experiment first. My sis had all this lovely idea from watching & reading Eric Leong's - picture wall with bold colours etc. She said she choosed a nice shade of pink & lite purple that perfectly matched - now my BIL has to live with a shocking pink wall - what a sore to the eyes! Euwww..

Mama Rock said...

lollies, jgn sedih beraya di rantauan. selamat hari raya, maaf zahir batin.

sya said...

Lollies...

SELAMAT HARI RAYA.. jgn sedih k..

Lollies said...

kak sya - tak ok ni. tak sempat sedih. sebok gila

mama rock - kita ok. he he

rad - ho ho ho. don't worry. saya akan cuba test dulu. entah bilalah tapi

lao - wei ko dah tambah umat baru ya? lama tak dengo cita. sebok cuci lampin ke?

arif - kita jeles dia balik. kita nak balik gak. huwaaaaaa

Mak Andeh said...

Selamat Hari Raya :-)

Baru dapat nak ber-hopping hopping lepas raya ni.