What I Did Last Raya

Last year, my Raya visiting was a classy one. My dad was the president of the Lun Bawang Association and he's invited to join a ngabang group with the YBs. Guess what, I'm a VIP GUEST!! And of course I have to be well-dressed and look tidy. We went to the TYT's, Chief Minister's, Abang Joe's and other political personals' open house celebration.


At TYT's.


At Abang Joe's.

This is what I like living in Malaysia, festive seasons means "FOODS!! EAT EAT EAT !!". Living a multiracial and multicultural country, guess how many festive seasons do we have here? We got Chinese New Year, Christmas, Deepavali, Gawai (Sarawak) or Kaamatan (Sabah) and Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Korban. Being busy throughout the year, this is the time where we can spend time and meet our relatives and friends or even meen new people.
Broke or lazy to cook? This is the time! Call or text your friends and inform them that you're going to visit them. No worries with the phone credit of bill, our Telcos are very kind hearted especially during the festive seasons where the calling and SMS rates are minimized to "Festive Season Price".

Unfortunately, my dad and I doesn't have any contact in Kuching. He just transferred here and I don't have any contact number of my friends (which celebrates Hari Raya of course) - I forgot to write down the contacts before i reformat my phone. So my dad called his relative and they have planned to visit one of their Lun Bawang relative which has converted to Muslim (Note: Most of the Lun Bawang are related to each other). We go in a group of 4 families to visit him.



I'm quite surprised that they only planned just to visit one house. Which is so the very alang-alang one. I've eaten so little because i thought that we're gonna visit a lot of houses. =.="

Feeling unsatisfied, I suggest to my dad that we should look for another ngabang group to join. So he called another relative which works together in the same office with him and they planned to visit their colleagues.

The second house, an engineer working in the other department but shares the same building with my dad's department. This time I eat a lot. Hehehe....





The stomach stuffed full with foods and the day was extremely hot .It makes us feel drowsy and we decided to continue visiting later on in the evening. So we went back home for a rest, was too sleepy even when I was driving. But in the end, I stayed awake playing game until the evening.

This time we bring along my aunt and her mom for visiting. We're going to the office clerk's house. I didn't know the she stays in a kampung - you know how bad the road condition in most kampungs; Bumps, holes, uneven roads etc. Luckily I've decided to drive my uncle's car or else we gonna have a hard time along the journey because I've lowered down the ride height of my car.


Nasi pulut and ketupat. Available mostly on every festive season.


Ayam masak merah and rendang. My favourite Malay delicacy. Available on every festive season.




I didn't realized that I've parked at a No Parking zone until the time we're about to leave.


Having dessert outside the house. They are enjoying eating these unknown fruits and I don't wanna try it.

Then I join my girlfriend's ngabang group, gonna visit her friend's house and I bring Mutang and Libat along with me since they didn't do anything that night, they might be bored staying at home and wanna go out visiting.

No more foods this time because we're quite late that night. But anyway, when visiting any houses during festive seasons, you sure won't miss these - CAKES and TIDBITS. I don't really like cakes so I only have tidbits.


Cheers!! Mutang was not in the picture because he's so busy with the phone.


Libat


Mutang, still busy with the phone. =.="


Dunno what has happened, they look unhappy.

Next destination... To Shehu's house. My first ever experience to be served alcohol during Raya, COOL!!! We chilled outside of the house and I so was entertained by the wicked guitar performance of his friends.









I became a bit playful after few drinks and took photo with Aaron, Cheryl and Julian...














The total houses that I've visited this Raya are somewhat few. Which are only 5 houses for the first day and only 1 house on the second day. Back in my hometown, just in my neighbourhood we got 8-9 houses to visit and those are just consider a start for the day. May end up visiting around 20 houses per day and imagine the amount of foods and drinks that I have took!! But then, still... I might just gain a few kilos which are only temporary.

Can't wait for Christmas... FOOD FOOD FOOD!!!

1 comments:

MisS FaBuLoUs said...

aaaaahh!! trust aaron to take advantage when we're tipsy. lol.

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