Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Hari Raya round up


It was such a beautiful day. The sun was out and we were out in our best baju rayas bought from home. It couldnt have been better planned. Eid fell on a Sunday. Everyone, except Taufiq, had a day off - Taufiq had to go to work until 6.30!

It was a perfect day for us too because nephew Azril flew in from Geneva to spend Hari Raya with us. So, its a hari raya with a difference for the Wans this year. The night he arrived, we planned all sorts of things - not least an extra car that we need to hire if we were to go from one place to another together. Thank God for online bookings, we got a cute little car from Eurocars in Marble Arch.
That night, I didnt sleep a wink; ironing telekungs and baju rayas. As I ironed Azril's baju Melayu, it suddenly dawned on me that this will be the last time he spends raya with us as a bachelor boy. He will be a married man soon, Insyaallah!

It was just as well that I had made extra efforts to make some kuehs this year. That night, after the ironing, I still couldnt sleep. So, I went downstairs and accompanied by Tabby and Kissinger, I made roti jala and chicken curry for breakfast. Usually I;d have nasi himpit and curry.

After prayers we went home to change and headed for the High Commissioner's residence in Hampstead. Droves of Malaysians in colourful clothes were heading that way too, following the aroma of satay on the grill.





AG and Hafiz -- macam dua beradik tak?



























With daughters Rehana and Nona while waiting for Eid prayer. This year, eid prayer was held at the High Commission in Belgrave Square and it was estimated that 600-700 people turned up! The prayer was led by Ustaz Erfino and what a wonderful and interesting khutbah.



Taufiq couldnt join us for Eid prayers as he was working..and thus this pix wth him (in his pyjama bottom!) before we all trooped off to the High Commission.












Rehana and Hafiz in their new baju rayas. There's a story behind that sampin that Hafiz is wearing. I have never seen Hafiz so enthusiastic - he bought two pairs of baju melayus during his last trip back to Malaysia, and a few kain sampins. The week before, he tried on the clothes several times, trying the sampins and decided to send a red piece to a tailor to have it sewn. That night, he tried on the sampin and to his surprise, the tailor had sewn it into something not unlike a pillow case! We had a good laugh. So, he wore that one instead.

For NanaDJ - as requested: THE SAYANG MAMAS!!!!!!

Rehana Wan and Nona Wan

Hafiz Wan and Taufiq Wan

77 comments:

DrSam said...

Eid Mubarak Kak Teh. Maaf zahir bathin. Your Raya seemed very meriah and colorful with the full house this time around. Warmest regards to Abang AG.

Adam said...

Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir Batin Kak Teh&family.

Pak Tuo

GUiKP said...

Your sheer happiness is truly felt. A very Happy Hari Raya to you.

The trekker, agnes said...

Selamat Hari Raya Kak Teh, to you & your lovely family

love
Tan agnes

NanaDJ said...

Kak Teh,
Its so nice to see you and family in such a festive mood. At last I get to see all your children.Please show more photos (with captions if possible). You have such lovely children.
Just to share with you that we have been blessed with a girl cucu on last day of Ramadahan. So it was such a meaningful raya for us.
Selamat Hari Raya. Enjoy!

mamasita said...

Awwh Kak Teh,
the photos are so lovely and sweet..
everybody looked so awesome! Beautiful London Raya!!

AG and Hafiz?? Yeah ..macam abang adik alright!

LifeBloom said...

Selamat Hari Raya Kak Teh!! Lovely to see all the pictures of your family members.

Kama said...

kak teh, such lovely pictures. dah tua kita kak teh, anak-anak semua dah jadi anak teruna dan anak dara..hehehe.. tetapi AG tetap hensem ..LOL.. like GUiKP said, your sheer happiness is truly felt.

Pi Bani said...

Brown again eh Kak Teh? :)

Looks like you had a good time with your family. Good thing 1st Syawal was on a Sunday.

Life for Beginners said...

Selamat Hari Raya, Kak Teh. What a dashing and beautiful family you have. Everything just comes together when everyone you love surrounds you, doesn't it? :)

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Dear Kak Teh,

What a photogenic family you have there, Kak Teh. I reckon it is a blessing that Hari Raya fell on a Sunday this year and it's not the cold spell yet.

BTW, looking forward to your pics on the London Fashion Week.

mariahsj said...

Salam aidilfitri from Malaysia, Kak Teh. It was nice to see Malaysian celebrate hari raya in London. May God bless you.

D said...

Wow - you all sure did have a smashing time (except for poor Taufik).

Ours was Alhamdulillah great too (yes, especially with good weather & it being a Sunday), as we started the day before with sesi kacau rendang, berbuka & takbir. Ate and ate like there wasn't a tomorrow that I simply had to start my puasa 6 the day after! Lol!

Eid Mubarak, Kak Teh..

Naz said...

Salam Aidilfitri.
Nice to see you, to see you nice ;)

MrsNordin said...

K. Teh,

I think you've lost weight! A lot! Cool... :)

tireless mom said...

Salam Aidilfitri Kak Teh. Beautiful family and lovely pics. Saw the open house at High Commission on TV3 Bulletin. Tercari cari Kak Teh if dapat enter frame tapi in vain. : (

ilene said...

Glad to hear that you and all Malaysians in UK had a joyous Raya celebration. Selamat Hari Raya Kak Teh.

Kak Teh said...

Dr Sam, eid mubarak to you and yours too. Maaf zahir dan batin. I hope you had a nice day and more.

Adam @ Pak Tuo. selamat hari raya to you too. Met your nephew at prayers and also at Queensway station. He has grown to be a fine young man. Cant believe that he was that baby I carried at Nahar Cafeteria to allow his mother to eat her lunch.

Kak Teh said...

GUiKP, yes indeed. What more can I say. I was so touched that my nephew came even if t was for a day. And everything went according to plan.

Agnes, the trekker - thank you, thank you and hope you get your share of celebration too.

Kak Teh said...

NanaDJ, Congratulations!!! and double celebrations for the family.
as for the pictures, I believe you too must know how difficult it is to get everyone together - in the right mood and in the right attire and in the right pose! Penat! I will however try to orchestrate, arrange, cajole, blackmail everyone for a proper family raya pix! with captions.

Kak Teh said...

mamasita, thank you and I have also seen the pictures of your wonderful family. I trust you had a wonderful celebration with everyone back at home.

Lifebloom, thanks., Hope to see you here soon!

Kak Teh said...

Puteri dear, yes, dont we all feel the age when we see our young ones all grown up like that? When they were small, we couldnt wait for them to grow up, and now that they are all grown up, we want them to remain babies. Cant we make up our mind? anyway, yes, semua dah besark2 and mak bapa pun masih rasa muda atau act muda. Tak pa! AG tu kena pujuk pi guntin rambut. Kalau tidak nampak macam hippy!

Kak Teh said...

Pi Bani, oh yes, brown again! Seems that is the in colour for me - it is autumn and I am in the autumn of my life, no?

Kenny dear, yes it was/is wonderful. Sometimes when you least expect it - a miracle happens. Alhamdulillah.

Kak Teh said...

Andrea, the london fashon week piece will come - but after I have written it for my editors. attended only three as I couldnt really go for more. You see one and you see them all.

mariahsj, salam aidilfitri to you too. Hope you had a wonderful celebration with the famly.

Kak Teh said...

D, selamat hari raya to you and the children. Taufiq said that he was in a bad mood all day because he missed raya but he made it to one house after work while we were stll there. and that was why we stayed on till quite late so that he could spend time with his friend who is leaving for uni outside london. I ate so much lontong this raya...its a lontong raya for me this year.

naz, me waiting for your raya pix!

Kak Teh said...

Mrs N, i think so too. Some clothes hang loosely on me. But bot sure now after several hefty meals of lontong.

TM, yes, my friend haliza had students from Lim Kok Wing who wanted to film the celebration. I didnt ask RTM whether they wanted it as I too wanted to celebrate with my family. kalau kena kerja tak boleh celebrate.

Kak Teh said...

Ilene,yes, blessed with good weather - i think its Indian summer once more - we didnt want to miss the opportunity to celebrate in our fnest kebayas and baju melayu! and the food!!!!

nadya.s said...

lawa2nya semua org :)

selamat hari raya kak teh & family.maaf zahir batin

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Kak Teh,
Eid Mubarak to you and yours. Wah...beraya sakan dia ye? This cat is green with envy. The Malaysians in Sydney are still celebrating. Mama's been getting invitations too. She's thinking of organising open house too, to reciprocate, sort of. Please come....

Nek Rock said...

Yooo Kak Teh dear,

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir & Batin

Kak Teh said...

nadya, selamat hari raya to you too!!! Hope you had a lovely time with the family.


Cat in Sydney, the malaysian community in London is still celebrating too. Wait till the weekend comes and there'll be loads of open houses. I have a few invites already but I think have to do some work too.

Kak Teh said...

nek rock, selamat hari raya to you too. ooooh, tahun ni tak ada rezki nak beli beg baru. Insyaallah lain kali.

ays_as said...

Kak Teh..

Salam Aidilfitri dari kami di Notts.. :D

meriahnya!!!
cantiknya!!!
jelitanya!!!
handsomenya!!!

PulutMalaya said...

Selamat Hari Raya Kak Teh...and sampaikan salam to your hubby, abg Wan. Long time tak jumpa dia since the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 and also after the Malik Mydin's English channel swim..that was really long time ago.

mekyam said...

kt [und ag],

grüße von österreich!

hope i'm able to post this as internet connection unstable [signal curi, i mean tumpang tenggek entah sesapa punya.]

just want to say... you both have one goodlooking tribe!

thank you for gracing your gallery with these sayang wans as pixwise, we've been more familiar with your furry wans.

btw, i think your elder pair take after ag and the younger pair, after you. macam pakat. tell ag, for someone who couldn't tell between rubber & glassware brands, very der pandai! ;D

Kak Teh said...

ays_as, salam aidil fitri orang nottingham! anak dah besar? Bawalah ke London boleh kita tengok. Thanks for the kind words.
am sure you recognise my guest from geneva.


Pulut Malaya, kak teh dan sampaikan salam kepada AG. Ya, kalau manchester games dan malik mydin punya swim - memang lama betul tak jumpa! Bila nak datang lagi?

Kak Teh said...

Mekyam, your operasi curi talian berjaya - got your message loud and clear. You do realise that We have boy -girl - girl - boy - ie. hafiz, rehana, nona and taufiq. Yes, so I have been told the two youngest are like me. although having said that, dulu hafiz pun macam kak teh juga, tapi bila besar susah lah kalau anak lelaki macam mak, kan?

and AG is always saying, thank God they've got her looks and his brains. Can you imagine if they have her brains and his looks????

ya - for someone who cant tell rubberware from tableware, he did ok!

Madam Tai Tai No More said...

Kak Teh, Selamat Hari Raya once again. Nice pics of the Sayang Mamas. I was looking hard to see sapa yg ikut muka you. I think it is Taufik. Betul ke?

Mohd Zubir said...

Salam & Selamat Hari Raya - maaf zahir batin..teringat masa raya kt Lon dulu..

NanaDJ said...

Kak Teh,
They are so good looking! Ikut you bothlah - manis and gebu macam Mak and handsome/goodlooking macam Bapak. I remember AG was and is still quite a heart throb so I bet your sons must be heartbreakers. Your girls dah ada yang punya? Boleh matchmake tak?

Pak Zawi said...

Kak Teh,
Sorry lambat sampai dari Pasir Mas.
Nampaknya beraya di London pun sama di Pasir Mas, sama meriah denagn pakaian baju Melayu cuma di Pasir Mas tak ada jaket.
With Ustaz Erfino delivering the Khutbah both in BM and English, I guess its the flavour for Raya in London.
Maaf Zahir Batin.

Kak Teh said...

Madam Tai Tai No More, yes, I think you can safely say that Taufiq and Nona look like me. Hafiz used to when he was small. In fact Taufiq and Hafiz when small were so much alike. REhana undoubtedly is like the father, so i hear a lot of people say.

En Zubir, thanks for the visit and selamat hari raya, maaf zahir dan batin to you as well. The raya atmosphere in London is as meriah as ever.

Kak Teh said...

NanaDJ, Thanks for the kind words. Men can grow old and grey and still be hearthrob, kan? Nak matchmake? hahaha....kalau ada jodoh, tak ke mana, kan?

Pak Zawi, Ustaz Erfino is certainly an asset for us here. So many activites during Ramadan and he is so dedicated.

Kama said...

haishh Kak Teh, Encik Zubir tu Pak Bet you laaa...LOL

Kak Teh said...

puteri, laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! awat dia formal sangat??? ish kalau dia signed sebagai Tok Bet, I will instantly recognise him. But a thought did cross my mind!

ish, ish Tok Bet, awat laaa. Pi lah tengok Mak di Bangi - or go to a blog listed on the right panel of my blog - noorizeyes - gambark mak and all anak cucu ada kat situ. Do go and visit her . You'd be amazed at her memories. Orang2 lama dia dok ingat lagi. Mesti dia ingat you all dok merapu dengan abang, abang derih, abang An, dalam bilik kecik abang tu. And i remember playing "I will follow him" endlessly on your record player and you said, tak boleh main banyak kali nanti haus! Do visit again Tok Bet!

Mohd Zubir said...

Hi Ah..dah tengok gambar2 yg u suggested..Baru habis cakap dgn Lilah & kak Liah...nasib baik simpan no. dia..Insy esok pi Bangi jumpa semua..

Kama : gambarq2 tu lagi lama..time dia belum kahwin lagi.

Kak Teh said...

hahaha!Tok Bet, welcome back! oh do visit Mak. You are like another son to her. She'd be over the moon!

eh, gambark2 sebelum kahwin zaman jahiliah tok sah lah dok cerita.

Justiffa said...

Dear dear KT selamat hari raya aidil fitri to u and family.. the hubs have had me cooking away sampai tk sempat nk berblog ;)

seronok nenguk ur raya pics.. meriah sungguh. everyone's looking good :D

madam gold said...

Beautiful and handsome children you have there k teh.And I think Hafiz Wan has that lady killer look..mcm actor.
Anyway Selamat hari raya and maaf zahir batin to you and family.

Kak Teh said...

Justiffa, I bet it was time well spent in the kitchen. And is he back for a bit or is he off to somewhere again?


Madam Gold, oh oh, dont let them hear this - terangkat! Thanks for kind words.

atiza said...

Nona is so like you, KT..If Hafiz was how AG looked like when he was bujang trang tang-tang..no wonder stevie wonder you fell head over heels...

Great pix..and Salam Hari Raya from me and family..

Zendra said...

Alhamdulillah dah besar panjang anak2 Kak Teh dan AG ya? Mungkin tak lama lagilah nampaknya akan bertapaklah the third generation of Wans in London.

Kak Teh said...

atiza, salam aidil fitri to you too! Aaah, mana lagi kuah nak tumpah kan kalau tak ke dalam pinggan, (whatever that means - hehe!)

Zendra, oh nooooooooooooooo! me still in denial mode!

ays_as said...

of course i recognised him.. eh dh nak tie e knot dia.. bila ek..:D
my son dh almost 14 mths, quite busy with the writin up, insya-allah once ive submit the thesis.. mmg ada plan nk turun london.. will give u a call then... :)

Royal Jester said...

The first thing I said to hubby was, mak oii..so good looking la your Hafiz.hahah..all of your children got the look from you and AG.
Do visit my raya post.Ada gambar raya too.Selamat Hari raya.Putri & Family

Arena said...

Selamat Hari Raya Kak Teh. Seronok tengok gambar2 tu.

Kak Teh said...

ays_as, dah 14 months? my God, when and if I get to see him he'd be in school - running around! Yes, I do hope to see you in London again as I am not likely to go to your part of the world. My son got accepted by a university there but he accepted one nearer home - in London. Yes, the one in Geneva will be tying his knot soon and might come to London with his bride. Good luck with your thesis!

Kak Teh said...

Royal Jester, yes I do visit your site untuk tengok tudung2 baru! baru2 ni balik I bought quite a lot - enough to last me a very long time.
Thanks for the kind words. Will be meeting Lifebloom next month! cant wait.

Kak Teh said...

Arena, selamat hari raya to you too! Its a pity we didnt get to meet masa balik dulu. Pada hal dekat saja, kan? Bila nak datang London lagi?

tee said...

Selamat Menyambut Aidil Fitri untuk Kak Teh Sekeluarga.. :)

lizaimen's blog said...

ish, ish, ish, handsome and cantik sungguh cousin-mousin kak oli niiee!! Selamat hari raya mak teh and pak teh! As usual we had a blast. Pix can be viewed via am's noorizeyes or my facebook via my blog. The one with tok bet is a classic! he came over to Dena's and met all of us there! Tok still remembers him!! We also spoke to abang an and abang idreh via phone. Luv those pix!

aliff muhammad said...

Salam Kak Teh and Pak Awang,

Eid Mubarak to you and family. Maaf Zahir Batin.

So sweet the raya pictures. I don't have any raya pictures as being the photographer for my family, they forget about me...he!he! Only buy a pair of shoes for raya. I don't even wear it on during the baraan.. Kasut buruk aja yang tersarung.

My father does his rendang minang on the eve of last ramadhan. Mom had cooked the ready made ketupat. But due to my little nephew eagerness to help his "Uwan", the ready made ketupat tak sempat kembang dah kena angkat ha!ha!(jadi nasi ketupatlah Kak Teh oii!) Thus I was summon to weave the ketupat daun nyok that very evening!

Alinlai said...

Selamat Beraya kak Teh n famili :) masih mood raya ka?

anneaziz said...

Salam Raya Kak Teh,

Hope it's not too late ...Syawal masih panjang!

Kak Teh said...

Tee, lamanya tak nampak di dunia siber! Selamat hari raya juga kepada Tee sekeluarga..kak teh baru balik dr rumah terbuka..kenyang tak terkata.

Kak Teh said...

Oli, hmmmm satu hari di hari raya di mana semua kenalah pakai dan siap dengan elok sikit - nampak senonohlah sikit, kan? sebab setahun sekali nampak cantik kenalah post banyak2 gambar sikit.

Yes, I wish we can all be together and when I saw the pictures in Am's blog, i cant help but shed my tears. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves without moi!! sampai hati. and am glad that tok bet went to see tok and that she still recognised him.

Kak Teh said...

aliff, selamat hari raya to you too from both of us here. Itulah nasb jurugambar and sometimes i get left out as well as I am the one busy clicking away and organising everyone else to be in the picture.

Shame about the ketupat - tapi masih boleh makan lagi kan? I had quite a disaster with my biskut samperit. and it is not something i want to talk about - just yet!

Kak Teh said...

alinlai, selamat hari raya to you! Yes, syawal masih panjang lagi ...and kak teh baru saja balik dr rumah terbuka. Makan sampai tak dapat nak bergerak lagi. Banyak harilah agaknya tak payah masak.
rasanya banyak lagi jemputan sepanjang minggu ni.

Kak Teh said...

anneaziz, no it is not too late. and selamat hari raya to you too. Kueh kak teh masih banyak dalam balang! dah tak larat makan sebab asyik menjamu selera di rumah orang!

Chahya said...

Salam to you Kak Teh. Since I baru masuk semula ke alam blogosphere, I'm wishing you Selamat Hari Raya...tak berkesempatan nak wish on the dot.
Hope you're still in the festive mood :) and you're mentioned in my raya post.

You have a beautiful family - handsome sons and pretty daughters. Bestnya ramai anak ye...I wish I have more!
I'm grateful though for the two that I have, and the togetherness woven for almost 14 years with other half.

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin.

Pat Ong said...

Kak Teh, what a "picture-perfect" family you have! 3 beauties + 3 handsomes, hahaha!

Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family.

Kak Teh said...

chahya, selamat hari raya to you too and maaf zahir dan batin. Children grow up very fast. Mine are no longer kids (but believe me, sometimes they do behave like kids!)

Pat Ong, thanks - that hari raya is priceless...they were all on their best behaviour! we had a perfect day - especially with the surprise visit of my nephew from Geneva.

cookiequeen said...

salam,hope not to late to wish u & family slmt hari raya, maaf zahir & batin.
Loved ur family pic

Kak Teh said...

cookie queen, thanks. Are you who i think you are? Banyak ka buat kueh tahun ni?

cookiequeen said...

yup sapa lagi....
buat kuih mcm thn2 lepas juga.But somehow thn ni raya tak semeriah thn lepas......dnt knw Y ?
Btw, my hubby dpt gelaran "Datuk" so that makes me a Datin"NEK". Haa...haa.. 2 weeks ago i became i Grandmama. Got a grandson.

Kak Teh said...

amboi tahniah datuk and datin!!!! kuih raya tak meriah tak apa asalkan dapat cucu!

MY HOMESTAY said...

Salam Kak Teh..seronok ya berhari-raya kat oversea..selamat berkenalan kepada keluarga Kak Teh. Balik Malaysia nanti jemput ler kat galeri saya..galeri kat kampung..anak anak2 saudara semua tu..Deen