Sunday, October 01, 2006

Awal lagi ke?




Is it to early for me to plan for Eid?

What is Eid all about?

Layak ke saya sambut Eid?

Wallahu Alam.

My earliest recollection of Eid was when I was about 5 or 6. All the fuss in the kitchen, bunga api, drinking gassy drinks and getting money when visiting other people's home.

By the time I was 7 or 8, Eid was very much of festivity. Oil lamps, twinkling lights, new clothes, and yes... the occasional FAST. When I was 7, i remembered fasting on the first and last day of Ramadan *i read UTUSAN tadi, its Ramadan, not RAMADHAN - MATILAH JAWI!*

I could not recall when I managed to Puasa Penuh.. standard 6 maybe? hehehe...

I recall PARAM when I was in secondary school. After school session finish at 530 pm, Bapak or Mak would fetch me and go to the PARAM @ the flats in sect 17. Tak byk pun org meniaga time tu.

By the time I was in higher secondary, Eid was still the festivity thingy. Terawih? 1st time I went was when I was 9. I just followed what the congregation did. But when I was in form 5, I remembered following my sister almost every night for terawih.

By the time I finished school, that Ramadan was filled with making cookies and selling cookies - jadi agent sepupu i. hehehe...

Masuk ITM. new friends, new interpretation of life and of course Ramadan. Saw with my own eyes those who could just not take fasting by having Maggie Lunches at the hostel. The nights were spent having a jolly good time at Sect 2, going back into the hostel at 3 am. mula jahit baju raya sendiri by this time.

ITM days were fun, rasa nak raya was there, yet studies did come first. I recalled in semester 6 where my groupmates sacrificed their Eid hols to complete our ETR project. Usually, us in the Klang VAlley would visit each other on the 3rd or 4th day of Eid. The visits would start off in Shah Alam and finish off in Subang Jaya.

To be continued......

Jazakallahu Khair

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2 Comments:

At Mon Oct 02, 06:18:00 AM 2006, Blogger Red Mummy said...

ETR...

i remember mine as well...we open the dobby shop for the ETR's task!

talk bout ITM too...my last final paper was emm oct/nov 1995, that was my last final day there. it s been many2 years already, i wish i could pay a visit one day one time. perhaps.

 
At Mon Oct 02, 08:37:00 AM 2006, Blogger Fish of Pisces @ 5th_E said...

Lor! Me and my group mates bukak kedai Alat Jahitan. where? Jalan Silang.. hehehe...

I masuk July 95. Kirenye saye ni super junior u ol ler.. eekekeke....

 

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