Now that Ramadan is almost coming to an end. There is another excitement creeping up. Rayaaaa! I'm just looking forward to a long holiday (wanting to have a good rest and forget all the office work for a while) aaaand meeting all the members of my family that includes aunties, uncles and cousins. This is going to be another chaotic moment when we all gather at my kampung in Pahang.
I remember when I was a kid I always looking forward to Raya the most. Like Raya is the most joyous time for me. It is the best time for me to collect duit raya. Haha. My siblings and I were also spoiled by my dad during raya. My dad .. he really know how to spoil his kids. Heheh. Imagine at the age of 16 and 17 I received RM1000 cash from my dad for Raya shopping! And that does not include a pair of new shoes. Shoes was bought separately with an outing with my dad then. That was the best Raya ever because the money was given to me so that I can shop for myself instead of tagging along with one of my parents. Of course la aku shopping sakan untuk Raya, kaaaann! hahaha. Those were the days lah.
But now, since I don't make a LOT of money from my 'career'. I can't spend that much on Raya like I used to. Since I'm a lot ehem 'wiser', Raya means a resting period for me. No work. No emails seeking my attention. No report. No calls coming in. Just me, myself, I and my family. hehe. I just can't wait to go balik kampung!
I wish everyone a happy long weekend and to those who celebrating Raya - Selamat Hari Raya and maaf zahir batin.