Friday, September 24, 2010

0tay's 0pEnHousE~






how's the sate and the chicken curry..?
how about the lemang and ketupat..?? mmm yummy!! 


NOSTALGIA..
Tasha wearing Balqis 'kebaya' when she was 4 yrs old..
how fast time goes..Balqis is 10th now!!



with closed friends..



with Marsha..^_^


2nd session..
preparing the 'torch' for 'fire stick-sparkles'


Panic by the sound of fire-cracker..!!
talking about making some noise..hehehe


MoonCake Festival.!!











also called the Lantern Fest or Hungry Ghost Festival falls on September 22nd this year. What is the Moon festival? Every year on the 15th of the 8 month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year, the Chinese celebrate "zhong qiu jie." Children are told the story of the moon fairy living in a crystal palace, who comes out to dance on the moon's shadowed surface. The legend surrounding the "lady living in the moon" dates back to ancient times, to a day when ten suns appeared at once in the sky. The Emperor ordered a famous archer to shoot down the nine extra suns. Once the task was accomplished, Goddess of Western Heaven rewarded the archer with a pill that would make him immortal. However, his wife found the pill, took it, and was banished to the moon as a result. Legend says that her beauty is greatest on the day of the Moon festival.




Today, 
Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival with dances,
 feasting and moon gazing. Not to mention mooncakes & lanterns..




 Hari Raya Puasa & Moon Cake Festival Gathering 
@Pandan Perdana Condo..
as 1 Malaysia celebration..




The 3 generation..grandpa,uncle & nephew ;)
resident of the Pandan Perdana Condo 







queue to the  delicious varieties of dishes..
which was prepared by Indian(mamak), 
in Chiness & Malay resepies!! 



by the poolside





finale...time to go!!!
notice taytay about to jump in the pool...hahaha

Raya@*Dave&Faye*

2010 Raya Open house..celebrated it at Dave & Faye's home on 19th Sept


Faye & Dave..2 sibblings




with my cousins...Manong Jun & the Mrs..Manang Marlene & Vicky.




Faye's colleagues....






Special Credit to Faisal for the Main Menu of the day...
SOTO FAISAL... ^_^


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Raya Open House 2010





~Everybody's home for Raya 2010~



Occasionally...
the 1st day of Raya will be spend within close family at home (balik kampung). In Malaysia 'balik kampung'  becomes one of most important tradition where all public transportation (plane,train or bus) will be fully booked even 3 days before the festive day and highway traffic will be jam..cause people makes it their priority to gather in their parents home on the morning of Raya...!!    
Then the next day and through out the month, everybody will take the advantance of the holy month to visit friends and family to get together and seek forgiveness and do a lot of catching up  of what's happening in each of their respective life...this hopefully will bring families and friends more closer to each other...





 one of the families we manage to visit on this year Raya is the Anshary family..
Noreen..my good friend and God-sister for my mom happen to be her Godmother and
her elder sis is my cousin's wife...so we are close!! 
her hubby is a MAS pilot and all with her beautiful and talented children..
We really enjoy your supercilious cooking Day...hehehe




on the way to Cheras for Intan Latif's open house..
all set and happy but was losted for almost 2 hours, cannot find the 
address and was so hungry.. :(


 but alas found it...!!
Intan Latif is my online friend. We went to her wedding just last March..
Well, just confused by her address I guess..
ahhh... all happy and of course full belly!! hahaha

Friday, September 17, 2010

I-City

i-City located in Shah Alam, Selangor is known as the city of digital lights. It is recognised at the first lightscape tourism destination in Malaysia with state-of- the-art LED technology showcase.
Surrounded by man-made trees and animals made of color LED lights...


No wonder it is also known as TECHNOLOGY CITY, MALAYSIA.


click on pic 2 zoom-in and be amaze by the unique scenery..












Wednesday, September 15, 2010

.:*´¨`*Bunga Api Time*´¨`*:.

Pity Abah...
after several days hunting for kerosene to light up the 'OBOR' meaning 'TORCH' to add up the Raya Festive atmosphere at home but was in vain. He flew off to Sabah this afternoon (on the 4th day of Raya) and left us to continue celebrating the month of Eid Mubarak..

Well actually Abah...it was just a MISSED COMMUNICATION!!
Seems like in the city, the don't understand kerosene or gasoline but i don't know...when manong went to buy it, he mention 'MINYAK TANAH' (same meaning of course!!) and he got it... hehehe






Manong Qutai....
supplier of 200pcs of sticks sparcles(bunga api)
so happy with himself..lol





fun time...weeee




Raya Decor..
1. Obor - torch
2. ketupat leaf made of ribbon
3. color lights
4. fire sparkle stick- bunga api


Monday, September 13, 2010

Raya 2010

Alhamdulillah...tnx God,


With a lot of excuses made, struggle and hard prayers, my family were gathered together again in this blessed day of Eid Mubarak 2010. After a month of fasting in Ramadhan, we overcome test..great test, test of physical,
mental and spiritual and most of all emotional... but I give it all up to the Almighty...after all HE knows best!! 








Chocolate...
this is our theme for this year and its was his suggestion..
and with wholehearted heart, I sew it myself..it might be my last!! hehe
not getting any younger.. 


This year our family Raya Breakfast gathering was at Faye's...



hah...! 
this usually happened in the morning after,hehehe
its either over tired due to last minute shopping the day b4 Raya and last minute preparation  on 'malam takbir'..
or
over eating....hahaha 


thanks for the excellent preparation of Raya Family Breakfast Faye...


Traditionally on the 1st day of Raya...
not forgotten, visit the love ones that had left us earlier...




just preparing the ingredients assist by syima...




ahhh...this is the chief waiting for his turn..






 
Then family dinner at our place, which as usual cooked by my sweet hubby..
1. Nasi Minyak
2. Lamp Curry
3. Sweet & Spicy Chicken
4. Salad-mix of cucumber, pineapple, carrot, reddish
(but we don't have Dalca this year..) 


That's the end of our 1st day Raya 2010




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