Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another Malay Eid Party

Do these ever end? Nah, I don't mind. Sunday found me attending another eid party. There were two rooms so I claimed one for the kids so I could keep my eye on them. Other kids joined too but they were bigger. There was a lot of food but it tasted different from the way Kelantanese cook. There were Kelantanese there but one made cake, one bought biryani, we brought drinks and I'm not sure about the other one. I was glad they had pizza though which the kids and I filled up on, lol. We saw a mat salleh in a baju melayu and I wondered if I'd missed a wedding or something but turns out I didn't.  There was a Quran recitation competition but I was in the room so didn't hear it. The host gave out gifts and I was so happy because it turned out they were Islamic books; GoodWord books. The baby got a dua book that dd3 is borrowing to learn while at her weekly class. She also got a Tell Me About Musa book which we already owned. Ds4 got an interesting books called What is Jannah  which is written by Salma Umm Zainab, a convert who was homeschooling her daughter and wanted her to learn the beauty of Islam. The other kids got Islamic colouring books and a book called Allah and Me,Learning to Live Allah's Way which has lessons about being a muslim in daily life. Dd4 got a book about Eid that included how Malaysians celebrate Eid and had a picture of the Shah Alam Mosque. I was suprised because most books just talk about Arabs, Pakistanis/Indians and Turks. We had to leave early after that to go and get halal meat and visit our daughter (dd2) and drop off  the order my sister got from my daughter's website handmade beginnings. We brought some food for dd2 though and I thought to myself that next time I should bring Tupperware! Carrying soggy paper plates on my lap is not my idea of fun.  All in all a great day but very tiring.


  1. Assalamualaikum kak Aishah. Sounds like Malaysian who are living there are practicing the culture of Hari Raya Open House. Since 1st Syawal, there's an open house (eid party) almost everyday and I believe it will end by the 30th Syawal. I love the free food but the parties are too much.

    p/s: I like the new look

  2. Wa Alaikum salaam Kakchik,

    Yeah this is the 3rd open house but if I lived in Toronto I would be going to even more! But this one was a bit different because it was potluck. I think they never do potlucks in Malaysia. Glad you like the new look. I like your new blue template too.

    Wa alaikum Salaam Hamid

    Glad you liked it.