Assalamualaikum and Hello to my dear readers,
How are you? I hope you are in the pink of health, insyaAllah. I hope it's not too late for me to wish my dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters...
Eid Mubarak 1435 Hijrah and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir &; Batin. Taqabbalallaahu minna wa minkum :)
With humbleness and sincerity, I hope you can forgive my wrongdoings either through words, speech or my actions. I'm sorry if I have offended any of you as long as we know each other, personally or virtually.
Hope all of you had a great time with your loved ones during the Eid :)
This year, first Eid was celebrated in a very low key for me and my nucleus family. My husband got a chicken pox a week before Eid, as soon as my son Faaz recovered from it during the Ramadhan. Since he had to be quarantine for 2 weeks, we only celebrated Eid at home. No balik kampung to my grandmother's house in Johor like every year, no visiting the relatives, no open house...tsk! dugaan...
Frankly speaking, it's quite sad actually. Especially when I got the news on the eve of Eid that my beloved Tok Mak was warded that midnight. Only God knows how worried I was! Alhamdulillah, she finally being discharged by the 3rd Eid and currently resting at her crib. It's such a relieved to see her smiles again when my cousins sent me her photos resting at home. Love you and miss you Tok Mak. Get well soon, aaminn! Hope to see you in few more weeks, insyaAllah :)
Despite that, we made a point to have a small celebration of the 1st Eid at home for the sake of our children. Alhamdulillah, Faaz Naqi had his first Eid prayer this year, dah besar anak mommy! (:
Faaz Naqi posed before he went to the mosque for prayer
And it was the first Eid that I solely prepared the Eid dishes for my family (usually I'll be the co-chef or the helper only, now dah naik pangkat, ahaks! :P). Among the menu that I prepared was my favourite and must have dish to eat with Ketupat; Sambal Goreng Jawa and Tomato Rice with Ayam Masak Merah as requested by my hubby. Wanted to prepare Rendang Ayam cili padi (the Rembau style) but my MIL already prepared Beef Rendang (and Kuah Kacang)...
Sambal Goreng Jawa
Ayam Masak Merah
My Falisya, waiting for her Daddy to come back from the prayer :D
As soon as the men (Papa, hubby and Faaz) came back from the mosque, we had our Eid meals before proceed to the hall for the forgiveness ritual (the young ones come to the elders and seek forgiveness).
My Eid staple food...nyums! I can eat this same menu for 3-4 days!
(I'm not a fan of Kuah Lodeh, fyi)
After the session, we had a simple photography session with the help of our tripod (we are not a fan of monopod...maybe not yet :P). If last year we went for color blocking (royal blue + yellow) - refer here, this year we went for monochrome + chili red :)
My girls in peplum kurung :)
My children with their Nana & Nani
With my in-laws :)
This year, it was only us and my in-laws. My brother in-laws family quarantine themselves in their house since all my nephews were also down with chicken pox and my sister in-laws family spent the Eid away...
When it comes to our family photo, as usual it was ain't easy...there's always at least one not looking so here are few shots that we had that morning before me and hubby got fed up. LOL! Sampai gambar berdua pun takde, tsk!
Take 1: only hubby was ready :P
Take 2: Falisya looked away, Faaz had his cheeky grin :P
Take 3: Faiqa looked away, Faaz still had his cheeky grin :P
Apart from the chicken pox, we also celebrated our Eid in a moderate way as we are truly sadden with the #MH17 incident and the Gaza attack. May Allah grant strength to the families affected and let us keep on praying and helping the Palestinian especially, as much as we can (through prayers, donations, boycott, etc.). Let's get united in the name of humanity...