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Selamat Hari Raya

When my neighbour rang on the bell, I was still in my pyjamas and my hair uncombed. I dashed to my room to change and all but when I got to the door, there was no one there. Not knowing if it’s the neighbour, I just continued watching television. And I was so lazy, I went back to the room, lying on the bed. Then, it came an SMS from the auntie next door, telling me she’s left some goodies for me on the table of my balcony.

So, it wasn’t wrong that it was the neighbour ringing on my doorbell. She gave me a very big portion of lemang, ketupat, rendang, kuah kacang (to go with the ketupat) and some kuih raya. It was very good and also a lot that I couldn’t finish it. I’ve got to eat it on a second round the next day.

Wished my Malay friends a happy Raya and one actually replied, inviting me to her house. But guess what? She sent out the message at about 10 something in the morning but I only received it 5 in the evening. So, I didn’t get to go her house. 🙁

Ketupat

Rendang

Kuih Raya

This is the first half of Raya day. The second half was spent at a friend’s house, where a friend cooked Bah Kut Teh and about 8 of us had dinner together. It was good too. It has been such a long time since I have had a “group” of friends. He was out attending a wedding dinner so I was lucky to have my night out too or I would have rotten at home. Sometimes, I dread the weekend, especially this one when it’s so long. Now that I’m with him, I’ll always be waiting. I don’t know if he’s going to be free or he has something up next…but I know if I’m home and he’s free, then I’ll get to meet him. But then I’m actually getting a little tired and bored of waiting. And the fact that I’ve been waiting since Thursday night isn’t helping.

So…it was good to be somewhere, making new friends, enjoy some good food and company. After dinner, we played Monopoly. I was clueless about this game and was trying to pick up as we played. After that, we went to the nearby Old Town kopitiam and I had my favourite Polo bun.

After all the food, I actually came home and felt hungry.

Selamat Hari Raya! 🙂

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