Berdandan cantik hias berseri,
Beraya bersama keluarga tersayang,
Walau penat di akhir hari,
Perut kenyang hati riang.
14th Syawal; We're entering the 3rd week of Aidilfitri but only now did my family and I have gotten the chance to go for our Raya house visits. As I had tutoring lessons in the morning, I started the day much earlier than the rest and I was honestly super sleepy and exhausted just by midday. And the heels weren't making this any better. Despite all that, I had so much fun talking and catching up with all the cousins and makciks. And the foods! Oh, the foods... From the first house till the last one, I was filled to the brim with oh so delicious mee goreng, nasi rawon, mee hongkong, nasi minyak, mee siam goreng, ayam goreng, etc. It was such a long list that I can't even remember what else had been served.
Anyway, the delicious foods aside and on a slightly emotional note, I realised that we shouldn't wait to meet our family member once a year, especially our older generations. They may have been distant family members but I realised just how much they treasured and valued the short moments we visited them. The smiles on their faces and tears when we left, it was heartbreaking to know that we might not see them again if we waited for another year. Every day counts for them and yes, this serves as a reminder for myself too.
Wells, that's about it. After a whole day out, it's time for me to hit the bed. Besides, I have another whole day out of Raya visiting tmrw and I really need to recharge. Goodnight and Assalammu'alaikum.
PS: Please do pardon the family photo as my family could rarely take one proper family shot. Ever. #DiyanaAziz #syawal2017 #syawal1438 #selamathariraya #aidilfitri #eidmubarak #day14 #raya2017 #jalanraya #selfie #wefie #withfamily #myfamily #personalrant #midnight #thoughts #Diyanasohana #Nanablackrose