My Raya in Pictures

We spent the first week of Raya at my husband’s side in Alor Setar last year, so this year it’s my family’s side. Wee-hoo! Went back to my parents’ place on the last day of Ramadhan and spent a few nights there. It was so much fun! I think the last time I actually enjoyed Raya was when I was umm… 17? Seronok bila family and relatives berkumpul ramai-ramai.


Morning of Raya – my little night owls were still sleeping!


Wore a peplum kurung by Altelia Amani on the 1st day of Raya.


The BEST EVER nasi impit, lontong, rendang and kuah kacang made by my mum.
I can eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day during Raya, seriously (but usually by 2nd day of Raya everything is finished)!


Family of red(ish)! My husband wore a burgundy baju Melayu from Zurfauzie and my girls wore tailor-made Marimekko printed kurungs by Nilam Boutique.


Minta ampun & giving duit raya session



Ready to go beraya!


Went to my dad’s hometown in Lanchang, Pahang at around noon.
Was surprised to see everyone! All of our relatives were there. Meriah!


Me and my sister with our crazy cousins. Gelak non-stop kalau dengan depa ni!
We decided to spend the night with them, just like old times. Nasib baik bawa extra clothing!


The guys (still in their baju Melayu) bonded over basketball


Raya day 2. Went back to KL and sambung beraya!
We all coincidentally wore purple (me and my girls recycled back our bajus)


Biskut Mama Carrie, one of my favorite Raya cookies besides Semperit


Raina lovesss murukku!


Burberry boys and Princessey girls, playing chess at my dad’s friend’s hugeee house, almost like a mansion



Wore a simple kurung pesak gantung on the 3rd day of Raya. Had to hide my expanding waist!


That night, all 3 of us sisters went out for a dessert treat at Mado, a Turkish dessert place in Bukit Bintang.
My sister, Wani, had been raving about their Kunafa and ice-cream for weeks that we just had to try it ourselves. Best ice-cream I’ve ever tasted!


Raya day 7: Wore a Mimpikita Kedah top with a mermaid skirt.
I was actually planning to wear it with Mimpikita black chiffon skirt that I bought together with the top but arghhh cannot zip! Dah gemok! 😥


My little princesses wearing little black dresses


Best part of Raya! These are for my girls, obviously… but still! Haha.
Must. Make. More. Babies. 😛

Hope y’all are enjoying your Raya!

Raya 2011 in Alor Setar

Ahhh… I can finally update my blog!

We went balik kampung Kedah for almost a week, hence the lack of updates. But I’m gonna make it up to you guys by posting lots of Raya pics ok!

We went to Istana Kedah on the first day of Raya. It was my first time entering a palace so I was a bit jakun. It was HEE-UGEE! I wonder how many rooms are there…and the walk-in wardrobes…

Kaum kerabat all queuing up nak salam and menghadap Sultan
(and nak duit raya ;p)

Us in blue

I actually told my tailor for a light pink lace and beading details
but she forgot and made silver + black instead. Pfft.
The queue was too long and what with the two tak-boleh-duduk-diam kids, we decided to fill our rumbling tummies instead. My God, the food was awesome. Semua sedap! There were the usual nasi himpit, ketupat, lemang, kuah kacang, lontong, rendang, kuih-kuih Raya and also mee rebus and lasagna! I have never eaten lasagna on Raya before (have you?).

Siapa salam Sultan Kedah dapat duit raya

Here’s our few attempts to take family photos. The girls tak boleh duduk diam, especially si kenit Raina!

Hubby’s cousin and my sister-in-law

Balik time

There are giant cactus outside the palace

At hubby’s grandpa’s house with his aunts and cousins

My cutie pies in baju kurung

Raya second day. I’m most comfortable in normal baju kurung!

Bestnya… empuk!

Main bunga api

Something terrible happened to Raina. Dahi dia terkena bunga api and it was all my fault! Benci bila ingat balik. I didn’t want to snap a pic of her face sebab sangat kesian dan sedih dan ngeri. I hope it won’t leave a scar 🙁 It was a minor burn tho and she’s recovering now.
Anyway, I hope it’s not too late to wish all my Muslim friends and readers selamat hari raya. Do forgive me for all of my wrongdoings whether intentionally or not. And wherever you are, whatever you do, please be safe!
p/s: Kat KL belum raya lagi…


High School BFFs

Circle of friends
(MRSM Taiping, 2000)

Sometimes I am so jealous of my husband. Even after 11 years, he still hangs out with his high school buddies almost EVERY WEEK! Bromance. Sheeshhh.

The last time I met my high school friends was….. about 2 months ago (and that was after more than a year tak jumpa).

At Lily’s son’s 1st birthday party
(she’s back in UK now)

Met Hana for a lunch date with her cute son
(she’s back in US now)

And lunch date with Dila a.k.a Dedeq
(Can’t believe the last time we met was on my wedding day, padahal rumah dekat jer!)

Sigh. I really miss my friends. My Taiping friends, my Pudu friends, my Mirilyeas.
Bila entah nak jumpa lagi. All of us are so busy with our own lives.

I guess this is true:

“Studies show that in their late 20s and 30s, women have a harder time staying in touch with old friends. Those are the years when they’re busy starting careers and raising children, so they don’t have time to gather for reunions”.


Aidilfitri 2010

This year’s Raya has got to be the least fun Raya I’ve ever had. I’m still in confinement so tak rasa macam Raya sangat. I spent my Raya days pretty much at home (eating Raya cookies)!

First day of Raya, went to my Mak Long’s house. Second day of Raya went to my sister’s house. That’s it. And tomorrow I feel like giving Topshop and Dorothy Perkins a visit! ;p

Family photo
(I like this pic even tho I look SO fat! But that’s ok coz I just gave birth.
Nanti saya kurus balik ok? Hee)


Anyway, I hope it’s not too late to wish you all Selamat Hari Raya! Do forgive me for my wrongdoings, whether intentionally or not.

p/s: How do people lose a lot of weight while breastfeeding?? Coz I’m hungry like ALL THE TIME, I just had to eat eat eatttt!