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Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Past Aidilfitri Memoirs

I think the announcement is crystal clear, it told you enough. We are going to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri this coming friday. It's like, what, one more day 2 fast right. I still remember when I was a boy, celebrating hari raya would be so much fun.

we would be having holidays for a week, and that means, no homework just time to play.. yeay!!! It is the most awaited moment of the year, because longer holidays mean, more time for me to collect duit raya..hehe

Bamboo Canon
I guess kids nowadays hadn't heard or see any traditional bamboo canon, I wonder if they knew about alternatives canon made using iron pipes or milo's tin anymore. Man, that thing is surely a thrill, I remember having whose-canon-is-the-loudest-in-the-entire-village competition. It was awesome, the loud explosion would awaken all those people in the morning to make sure they'll not be late for their hari raya prayer. And I still remember the numb I got after one of the canon I ignited blown to pieces and hit my hand. Damn.

The Duit Raya
During my old days, I used to go to each and every house in my neighborhood to collect duit raya. It was fun since everyone knew me, and what am I doing in the present year. It was nice talking to older people, feeling like you represent your parents to visit the neighbor.

Kuih Raya
I kinda having the habit of finishing at least one kind of kuih raya in a particular house that I visited, and, I'm still doing it now. Hari raya is the time when you would find this weird looking cookies with sweet taste that will bite off your taste buds. And it is a good thing to remind your neighbor that there is still someone that lives the traditions during hari raya.

New Clothes
It is the most happening moment in a year which my family would spend a lot in preparing clothes for my sibs. Born in a family of seven sibs, this is really a tough job for my parents. However, nowadays I have to shop by myself, using my own money. Ibu, abah, can i show you the receipt and claim it later. hehe

Meeting My Cousins
Since all my uncle and auntie live far away from each other, this is the happiest time for us kiddies. We would end up sleeping at our grandparents house and spending the time together playing shit and stuff.

Yezza, this is the time where firecrackers are sold like fried bananas. Variety of colors, shape, loudness of its bang. And for those under 10 years old, just go and play with your bunga api instead. No explosives for you. Still remember my neighbor used to shot a mercun rocket and it blew right in front of my eyes. Tq, bro. That teach me no mercy. hehe

Those are from my good old days. It is a shame for me as younger generations today didn't really feel the excitement and live the tradition of hari raya. Most of them would be chained in front of their tv, watching shit. I could bet, none of this kids really know their relatives. It is up to their parents to teach them so that the beauty of hari raya would not fade away.

p/s: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir Batin

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