Monday, 28 September 2009

It's raya again!

28th September 2009

It's Hari Raya... again! This year is really special for us for two reasons. Firstly, it's our first Raya celebrated at our [new home], and secondly because we missed the celebrations last year since we were in Australia.

To all family and friends, Selamat Hari Raya.. Maaf Zahir & Batin.

Below are some pictures taken during our attendance at an openhouse hosted by nini Belait's cousin, Pg. Salleh Ab. Rahaman. We went together with my aunts and cousins and are very delighted to be invited.

More pictures coming soon!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

What's happening....?

12th August 2009

Greetings to all... Time really flies, it's now almost mid-September. For Muslims, sadly the fasting month is coming to an end next weekend..

So, what's new?

Firstly, I have started my new school year at JIS on August 31st. I'm now in Year 1 and am still getting used to my new teachers and new classmates. I won't be enjoying school holidays during the upcoming Raya festive season like all the other schools in Brunei (holiday starts tomorrow), and my next term break will not be around until October 17th. I guess that means no holidays for daddy and mummy too this year!

Secondly, nini laki is currently in West Malaysia (Perak & Selangor). He flew last Thursday night and will return home this coming Wednesday. Nini laki has been chosen as one of ex-government employees sent on a mission by the Halal Haram Department; to ensure that our processed poultry and meat supplies from our neighbouring country is up to the Muslim standard of halal foods. A really big job but we're sure that nini laki is doing his very best.

What else...? Oh yes, a happy belated birthday wish to cousin Zara who turned 1 on August 10th. We wish you a long, blessed and happy life surrounded by your lovely parents as well as your big brother and sister (Adam and Sasya).

I guess this is all for now... It has been a long delay, but I'm sure more updates will be coming soon now that lots of things is happening around in preparation for the raya celebration. One thing for sure, more recipes will be uploaded too!

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims a happy fasting month (what's left of it) and let's all hope and pray that we will be around when it comes upon us again for years to come.