Wednesday, 26 October 2005

All things nice and wonderful

Been terribly, terribly busy, which is quite unusual for this time of the year. Usually things quietened down a bit and by Christmas and over the New year – its dead!

My first raya card

Anyway, I had several wonderful surprises, not least my first hari raya card! Its addressed simply to Kak Teh and it came all the way from Australia, through my letter box and on to the doormat! Thanks, fellow blogger! Its a wonderful surprise! And thank you too for those who also sent online cards to Kak Teh. This is surely a sign that I have been over doing it with blogging! Am getting more cards from fellow bloggers than my usual friends!

Also, my AG came back with a boxful of goodies! These survived the customs, but not sure whether they will see Hari Raya!
Jam tarts in all sorts of sizes and shapes – the one that crumbles in your hands and melts in the mouth – well, that one nearly gone. Kueh sugee, kueh bakar, even lempuk! The box was, surprise, surprise, opened when he got to it! The customs have been busy – well over the raya period, they must check in case anyone tries to smuggle any rendang.

The last time I came back from Malaysia with, among other things, four beautifully packed ikan bilis. When I heard the announcement on the plane that we are not allowed to bring food in, I panicked. Then I read that its only fish, meat, honey and cheese. Lega! So, I went to the ladies, and threw away the ikan bilissssssssssss!!! Sayannnnnnggnya!

Some friends of mine had been less fortunate. One had to sign a form saying that if he is ever caught again with rendangs and ikan bilis and ikan kering, he’ll be fined.

The children got their baju rayas! And this year, they will be quite happy not having to wear my old kebayas. And they are beautiful!! Taufiq has a brand new baju melayu – black – with a very beautiful sampin. He wore it and I almost cried because I wont get to see him wear it on raya morning.

Anyway, just a brief update – am off to cari sesuap nasi!


Atok said...

remind me again... when is the keropok lekor party at your place? :))

Lydia Teh said...

My mouth is watering already. Craving for crumbly pineapple tarts! Hope you have a delicious Raya celebration.

faux diamante said...

ya pics please of all the 4 of them in traditional best!

Queen Of The House said...

Your AG just came back and you will be leaving soon? Tak dan nak lepaih rindu dendam tu, Kak Teh! I thought you would be joining him in Msia for raya.

Maybe I'll run into you in Alor Setar - manalah tahu, tengah dok beli Mee Abu ka, laksa Telok Kecai ka.... ;)

OOD said...

your baju raya dah siap? Berapa pasang tahun ni?

Anonymous said...

kak teh, kalo masuk Finland tak penah kene check luggage, in fact takde langsong kastam. sume barang lepas, ikan bilis, ikan kering, udang kering, serunding daging, kepok leko, apa saja la yg dibawak even tempoyak pun lepas...yesss.. best jugak Finland ni, tak strict.


CikNi said...

nape dia tak leh pakai baju tu di pagi raya nanti kak teh?

mobilemom said...

Kak Teh,

Sometimes, it's nice to keep the old tradition running. Ye lah zaman ber-technology ni semua boleh virtual. Then again, when you have both, terasa sikit semangat nak raya!!

Counting the days till this weekend!! Hope to meet up with you back home insya'ALLAH. We'll be intouch!! ;) Take care. ;)

MakNenek said...

Selamat hari raya dan maaf zahir batin kak teh. :) hope to see you again when u come back from malaysia, inshaallah

anggerik merah said...

Kak Teh,

Sedapnya tengok kueh tart tu..

Untuk Kak Teh & family, selamat hari raya dan ampun maaf kalau ada terkasar bahasa dan tersalah bicara.

Enjoy your raya in msia ok!

auntylela said...

Mesti masak yg best2 utk AG kan?
Nanti kak teh balik msia boleh tambah stock kuih untuk hari raya haji pulak.

atiza said...

so we can expect a family photo blog on the first day of raya then?

OOD said...

kak teh,
puasa2 ni kot iye pon monteng, jangan lah cerita orang kak teh nak pegi cari sesuap nasi. Semunyi2 lah sikit! malu! kak teh dah besar!

Anonymous said...

Salam, KT raya kat Mesia ka?...sekarang kastam orang putih tu dah strict ke? masa dulu2 tuh x plak strict gitu..ME kalau balik, satu beg isi ikan bilis, ikan kering, cili kering, udang kering, kicap Tamin...(mcm tak de jual kat U.K tuh!!)dan segala bendenye...lalu green lane..sengih jer si Mat saleh tuh.."hows kola lumpor?"he..ehe...baca2 skit...ME balik setahun 3X, barang tu buat buah tangan student lain....

elle said...

cam best jer tart nenas tuh..;-0

Mrs amd said...

To Kak Teh & family ,

Mutiara said...

Your pictures made me drool and my husband had to come with the paper towels...
Have a happy Raya with family and friends in Malaysia

meandbaby said...

Dear Kak Teh,

Salam Aidilfitri to your and family and enjoy the festive season...

Mama Irma said...

Tahun ni tak ber Raya dgn anak2 ke, Kak Teh?

Ewok said...

kak teh,
am having a nice time kat sini. cepat balik! nanti nak pi raya kat rumah kakteh :)

Kak Teh said...

atok, mana ada lekor party?
lydia, u are all spoilt for choice! I treasure what I can the last crumbs.
nazrah, insyaallah, akan diusahakan.
QOTH - yes, nampaknya gitulah. I have to make this very sad decision and I am torn by it..but I have to be with my mother- she is so frail. And bless my husband, he understands.
Let us meet in AS - if you are there.
OOD - nak kena pi beli di KL lah! tak ada yang baru!

Kak Teh said...

cikni - bukan tak boleh pakai, tapi, kak teh tak boleh tengok depa bersiap pagi raya sebab kak teh balik malaysia. Depa tak balik.
MM - yes, am counting the days too.
Maknenek - see u online first before I go.
AM, kak teh pun sama, minta ampun minta maaf - and have a nice time whereever you are.
halela,nampaknya kita tak jumlah - but you have a good time too.
atiza, family foto??aaarggghhh susah sikit - kena blurkan sesetengah muka! hehe
OOOD!!! sesuap nasi tu metaphorical lah! ish ish ish....hehe
anon, memang kastam la ni dah strict - bukan sikit tapi banyak! kak teh teringin sangat nak makan ikan kering yang best2, tapi apa kan daya!
elle, memang best jam tarts tu - dah habis satu container!
mrs amd - thanks and same to you and family. selamat hari raya.
mutiara - ish syok nya ada yang lap! hehe...i'll be thinking of yo when i eat all those delicious food!
meandbaby, same to you. Have a good time with the family.
mama irma, no, first time tak raya dengan my family here - because I have made this decision and i have been praying hard that I dapat raya with my mum.
ewok, ni nak cepatlah ni! nanti mai rumah tau?

Jane Johan said...

Kak Teh! Sian dia tak dpt raya dgn AG & anak2. Takper nanti Kak Teh balik sini dpt jumpa Kak Teh pulak!

RojakBuah said...

To Kak Teh & Family: Selamat Hari Raya Aidil fitri..Maaf Zahir nyer raya kt M'sia..

dr in the house said...

Kak Teh, if this is your last entry before going back, SELAMAT HARI RAYA TO YOU AND AWANG GONENG!

klmuk said...

salam aidil fitri to you and family. maaf zahir batin and pohon halal makan and minum. most likely will leave UK by mid-Nov and hope to speak to you when you arrive back. kalau tak sempat, i will send email bila arrive at new destination, inshaallah. have a blessed eid and thanks so much for everything.

anasalwa said...

Kak Teh,
Jam tarts look so delicio. How long will they last? :))

Anonymous said...

tO KAK tEH & kELUARGA, hAVE A WONDERFUL hARI RAYA! Entah le kak Teh, I'm a bit old fashioned person, bab kad raya ni memang masih suka mengirim dan menerima kad raya yg traditional tu! Anyway, kalau dah tak de cara lain, online cards pun boleh juga.

Ordinary Superhero said...

Buat Kak Teh Sekeluarga,

Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir, Batin dan Online sekali.

OSH dan keluarga

Lollies said...

errr I tertinggal boat..where is taufiq going? or is where will you be going? Oh! you coming back to malaysia eh?

nice all the goodies.

AuntieYan. said...

Kak Teh, Selamat hari raya. Nampaknya persiapan dah 100% tu kuih semua dah ada...tinggai nak makan ketupat je lagi.
Happy journey back to Malaysia.

Kak Teh said...

honeytar - i know but it is something I have to do!
rojakbuoh, sama-sama bermaaf-maafan. arent u going home for raya? or masih kat, Iran, kan?
Thanks Doc - i think there'll be one last one - if i have the time..hehe
klmuk - hope to see you before u go.
anasalwa - two containers down and stil some to go!
Anon, kak teh pun macam tu..but its the thoughts that count, kan?
OSH - sama-sama and kak teh dah melawat yr blog untuk ucapkan sendiri.
lollies - sebabnya kak teh balik sorang ke malaysia - tinggal budak2 di sini.
AuntyN - thanks - hope to see you, kalau ada rezeki - and that mee udang!

aidura sofiee said...

happy eid mubarak 2U. nice blog :)