Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Non-Stop Raya

If there's anyone that can describe "beraya sakan" best, it would be me. Seriously, I don't think I have ever been to so many places, and experiencing so many new things, like I had this Raya. I can't even remember having this much fun on my very first Raya last year. Oh well, then again, I was still a baby then. ;)

You know, we spent the first 2 days of Raya in papa's hometown in Batu Pahat, Johor. After Raya prayers, all of us gathered at the hall and "salam" with each other. Since I can now salam, I too did not miss to salam with everyone including Tok Ayah and Tok Mak! Tok Mak said since I am a big boy now and able to salam, I can now receive my very first "duit raya"!

Once everybody else arrived, we took our family picture together. If we were all dressed up in grey last year, this year, we were all for brown! ;)

Not in picture : Uncle Ujang's family

Later that night, we played firecrackers together. I was actually sleeping earlier, but got awaken when I heard the loud sound of the fireworks. It went BAM BAM BOOM in the air! I did not want to miss the fun, so I jumped in the wagon and played fire crackers with the rest of my cousins!

Then on the 3rd day of Raya, we started making our move to Penang. When we arrived, Opah was already waiting for us with the ketupat and rendang she made earlier. During our short visit there, I also managed to steal a little time to see my long-awaited friend -- Nawal!

Then, on the 4th Raya, we pushed off to Kedah to visit our family and friends. This is us at Atok's place just before leaving for Raya visit.

Not in picture : Pak Lang Raqib, the photographer.

And this is taken at my uncle's hometown, Kodiang.

The next day, we pushed off back to KL. Opah and Atok also came to KL together with us because they were following us to our next destination. So on the 6th day of Raya, my family as well as Pak Long, Mak Long, Atok and Opah headed to our next destination -- Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan!

We had the infamous Gulai Lemak Negeri Sembilan for lunch there, and according to mama, this is where Opah was born. Oh, and here's the exciting thing. Although my great-grandmother is no longer in this world, I actually got the chance to meet my great-great-grandmother!

Isn't it awesome? She's lived long enough to see her very own "piut" and that "piut" is me! Mama said she's about 90 ++ years, and she's already senile. Shortly after 5 minutes after you've introduced your name, she'll ask you yet again, "sapo ni?" And if you ask her how old she is, she would tell you that she's over a 100 years old! Hehe. But I wonder how she can live that long, though. Mama said it must be the healthy food!

Then, we made our way to Melaka. Here, we went to see Tok Lang's family. After having dinner with the family, we made our way back to KL.

After a few hours sleep that night, as soon as the sun appears, we packed our things yet again and pushed off to Penang -- for the second time! Actully, Mummy Na wanted to go for a little vacation in Penang and wondered if we wanted to come along, so we did, and that's how we ended up there once again!

We stayed in The Northam All Suites Hotel near Gurney. It's really a very nice hotel. All of their 142 suites have water-massage jacuzzi in it! I don't know about you, but I do not have jacuzzi in my house, so I was pretty excited to have this one in my suite!

During our trip here, I got the chance to go to almost all of the famous shopping malls available in Penang -- Komtar, Prangin Mall, Gurney Plaza and Queensbay. I also went to three different places in hunt for the best nasi kandar in town. We went to Nasi Kandar Butterworth, Nasi Kandar Tajuddin Hussain and Nasi Kandar Beratur. I don't think we've ever been to that many mamak restaurants in 3 days!

I also got on a huge, huge yellow boat! Papa said it's called as ferry. It's nothing like the boat rides I have experienced before. This one is really big and it can even carry many, many cars in it! That's me on the big boat! :)

And then, it was time for us to head on back to KL. We arrived shortly after midnight. I am telling you, from KL - Johor - Penang - Kedah - Penang - KL - Negeri 9 - Melaka - KL - Penang - KL, it was definitely one non-stop, tiring, but fun Raya to remember! :D

Anyway, here's a short pantun before I end my entry this time :

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir & Batin,
Kalau nak duit raya, datang lah rumah Aydein!

Selamat hari raya, everybody! From The Little Family : Mama, Papa & Me! :P


mommaholicSURI said...

Wau Aydein!!!!!

What the greatest Raya trip you had with your mama and papa!! :)
North and south, north and south ya.. wau!! :)

Oh please tell your mama, that auntie sangat suka the photo when both of you were on the ferry in Penang. You momma look sangat pweety tau!! :)

Northam in Penang memang the best place to stay. Auntie's family love to stay there too when we visited Penang Island.

Ok Aydein. Send Auntie's regards to your mama and papa k. Selamat hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin :)

semut-terbersin said...

wow! mesti banyak aydein dapat duit raye taon ni kan?raya sakan habis nih..
comelnye pakai baju melayu..
thara, bezznye aydein nak pakai songkok..aariz susah gila nak kasik songkok lekat atas kepale dia..*sigh

Thara said...

nuurill :
yeah, i had a blast, auntie! mama brought me everywhere! :) oh and mama said thanks for the compliment. dia ckp, auntie ni ada2 je lah. auntie tu lagi pweety tau! :)

true! since the place is so spacious, i got to polish my walking skill a lot over there! next time u are around penang, let us know lah auntie. we can bring you to our place in penang! :)

selamat hari raya maaf zahir & batin to you and family too, auntie! oh, kim salam dkt oman ye! ckp dkt dia, lagi beberapa bulan lagi, aydein nak pi padang, main bola dgn dia hehe :D

semut :
sangat sakan, sampai kering pocket ok! pocket aydein je penuh, pocket mama papa dia kempis sekempis kempis nya! :P eh no lah ila. ini ilusi semata2 ni. songkok aydein pon tak lekat lama atas kepala dia ni you. ni gamba yang kitorang snap cepat2 sblm dia rimas. tak sampai seminit, dia dah bukak songkok tu dah. :P

RieNa said...

mmg tak puas jumpa aydein hari tu. tak sempat nak belek dia lama2 sbb sebuk nak bersembang dgn member2 lain jgk. haih. nawal tak sempat nak cubit aydein pun. haha! takpa lain kali pulak ya!

p/s : takleh lupa part aydein suakan tgn tiqah dgn mak longnya suruh amik makanan utk dia. nampak mcm sengaja tak nak comotkan tgn sendiri. hehe

bintie said...

kodiang tu cam penah dgr name tpt die. u know what..dulu time MMU...ske memen dgn nm ni.."ko nk g mn?"...then org jwb "nk g kokdiang" ekeke.

ooo. mak u org N9 ek? same with me. Kuala Pilah also. atau lebih tepat...Hospital Daerah Kuala Pilah. ehehe.

Selamat Hari Raya :)


wahwah Aydein..sakan nye raya tahun ni..
mesti bnyk collect duit raya ek?
btw,out all of ur hensem pictures, nape masam sgt time gmbr kat ferry tu?..u just make aunty laugh tau..but yet it still a cute funny face dear..
tell ur momma,she look so gojes in her baju raya too ;)

selamat hari raya..
muah2 Aydein ;)

Nadine said...

Happy Eid Mubarak, Aydein, Thara & Aien! :) Bestnya Aydein raya sakan dr kutub selatan ke kutub utara ;)

Thara, Aien org BP???! Batu Pahat kat mana? Kampung I kat BP tau! Dkt town BP (used to be known as Bandar Penggaram), @ Taman Bukit Pasir. We were there from 2nd to 4th raya :)

I suka tgk ur raya photo. Picture perfect! You guys were lovely and handsome dipagi raya. Esp si kecik tu wpun muka dia ala2 cuak gitu..hihi, comel! kitaorg first raya mmg sempoi habis, dh la prep. pun last minute. so tahun ni we enjoy tgk gamba raya friends yg cun2..hihi :)

Thara said...

kak riena :
kan! skejap sgt kita jumpa haritu. bila2 nanti kita jumpe lagi ok! :)

ps : aydein mmg mcm tu. lagi besa, lagi manja!

bintie :
hahaha. ade2 je korang ni! :P a'ah my mum org nogori. eh ye ke? ur mom bole ckp nogori tak? selamat hari raya to u too!

nadia :
duit raya collection aydein banyaaaaak! collection duit mama papa je mengering! :P hehe awww mama aydein says thanks! auntie, bila nak update blog auntie lagi ni? tak saba nak tau update auntie!

selamat hari raya to u too auntie!

nadine :
haaa? u pon org BP ke! aien orang BP dkt air itam. kalau i tau haritu, maybe we can meet each other and beraya at each others house kan! i was there till the 3rd raya! :)

aww thanks. belah aien mmg rajin bertheme-theme ni. belah i pulak kitorang practice (as my dad would call it) "individuality" :P selamat hari raya babe! ;)