Monday, November 7, 2011

Post-Raya Blues..

The head throbs a bit. Still able to function normally, though (boleh blogging lagi :-D); the consequences of having  one cupcake too many yesterday, polishing off the icing as well. I think I'm a sucker for punishment.

And for the first time in, well, a very long time, woke up groggy, with an aching back, and worst of all, at almost 7 am terlajak big time for subuh prayers (dang!)

I wish I could smother the fajar merah in the distant horizon with an eraser to push back time. Missing the first prayer of the day is so upsetting, even with the kadho provision..

What made it worse was the realisation that nobody hissed bangun! in my ears, or yanked the blanket off, or tickled the sole of my feet this time. What has happened to 'the keeper' or did I tidur mati?

On a more cheerful note, yesterday was a busy one; the earliest visitors arrived at noon and last guests left around 11pm. Pooped but happy with the turnout, I was.


Nasi dagang's turn this year, as authentic as it could possibly be with gulai ikan aya (with loads of cili padi) and acar timun


Couldn't leave kuzi ayam out of the menu even if I wanted too. But no nasi minyak this time, instead kuzi was eaten with milk bread sprinkled with sesame seeds. 


Serunding daging paired off with lemang and ketupat pulut; a perennial favourite in the Abu household...


For dessert there's english trifle (cupcakes arrived later in the afternoon). As one guest puts it: "The trouble with trifle is that it looks nice and inviting before you dig your spoon into it. The moment you do, it collapses into a pile of mishmash.." Well, at least it's still a delish mash..eheh..


Thank you to our guests for gracing our home with your presence and syukur syukur syukur Alhamdulillah for the bountiful food when some of us elsewhere in the world were not so fortunate...

13 comments:

DR Bubbles said...

Bestnya!

Adrenaline Junkie said...

Droooool!!

luahfikiran said...

SALAM,
WOO, MACAM HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI ! NEXT TIME, BAGITAHU, LF WILL BE AT YOUR DOOR !

SORRY, TO HEAR KAK KAMA ALMOST MISS .... PRAY AND ASK FOR FOREGIVENESS! ALLAH TU MAHA PENYAYANG!

Al-Manar said...

Tak baik tu. Banyak sangat makanan macam tak pernah raya. Baru dua bulan sambut raya puasa. Dua bulan lagi sambut tahun baru pula. Belum kira sambut hari jadi mak bonda, anak2, anniversary dll.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

pakcik al-manar - thanks for the advice. will keep things to the minimum in the future.

Temuk said...

Assalamualaikum
Pak Temuk mohon izin singgah. Fascinated by the lovely food arrangement on your table... and your beautiful English trifle. Senyum sendiri (dengan maaf) bila terjeling komen Tuan Al-Manar. Sukar juga kita dustakan hakikat 'we have too many celebrations'. Insya-Allah kita tidak melampaui batas.

Anonymous said...

Kak Putri,
Yummy2 nasi dagang,my favourite.Met kak"s x MIL at sec 16 mosque after Raya prayers.I told Puan Sri that I love reading Kaks blog.

wawa

Wan Sharif said...

Alhamdulillah.. hampir 12 jam melayan tetamu..
khabarnya tetamu pulang bersama dosa tuan rumah yang telah di ampun.. agaknya kerana hidangan yang begitu menarik dan sedap menyebabkan begitu ramai yang ingin bertamu (terjeling komen tuan LF)
Semuga kita masih mengsyukuri segala kurniaan nikmat disamping di kira sebagai tuan rumah yang memuliakan tetamu.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

temuk... hehehe, pakcik almanar has a good heart.. nasihat yg baik kita terima dengan hati yang terbuka.. i would love to visit almanar one day.. :D

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Bubs, AJ, LF, wawa - kalau nak makan nasi dagang habaq mai.. hehehe

Yohwang - begitulah hendaknya.. sayani jenih suker bagi orang makang..LOL

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Dang! We had to give the party a miss as we had to perform qurban at an orphanage in the morning until late afternoon. Then off to the airport to catch a flight coz qurban at the abattoir was on the next day.... Next time, okay? No se'eh moment for us at all. We've been good, Pakcik....purrr....meow!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

mok brad & angie, are you back home dah? if you are, maila rumah kita.. lemme organise a makcik blogger get-together, nak? long tiem tak makan bersama..

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