Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the after raya

raya holidays have ended. work has started. how was your raya? hope you had a good time with your loved ones.
so yesterday i started puasa nam. my parents also did. well actually i never really thought of puasa nam but since i had rice for dinner the night before, i felt guilty. the lauks were sardine, ulam2 rebus, sayur rebus, ikan masin and sambal tempoyak. yes, it may sound simple but with this kind of lauk, it is more dangerous because everything tasted so nice so i tend to have 2nd (and maybe 3rd) helpings of rice. i don't do puasa nam, to be honest. but then i thought, why not give it a try. why wait until the very last minute to ganti puasa, like this year. i only finished ganti puasa 3 days before ramadhan started. very last minute, kan? bad.
anyhow i managed to get 2 days of puasa nam already, yeay! *clap clap* but it's hard to puasa with people around you eating and munching. i may or may not puasa tomorrow. we shall see how. we still have a number of days of Syawal left anyway.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

ucapan raya

walaupun sudah seminggu kita berhari raya, diharap masih tidak terlambat untuk saya mengucapkan salam aidilfitri, maaf zahir dan batin kepada semua pembaca My CrAp ShEEt. lagipun raya kan sebulan. sekiranya ada sesiapa yang tersinggung atau terasa dengan apa-apa yang saya tulis, diharap jangan simpan di dalam hati. sesunguhnya ianya tidak bermaksud untuk menyakiti sesiapa, secara sengaja mahupun tidak. tetapi siapa makan cili, dia terasa pedas, kan? semoga anda semua bergembira di mana saja anda berada, bersama keluarga dan insan tersayang.

Friday, September 04, 2009

custom-made or ready-made?

it is that time of the year again-RAYA! ok, almost.
what is raya without new clothes, right ladies (and gentlemen)? during my trip to Bukittinggi, Indonesia early this year, i bought 3 pieces of materials for raya. two pieces are for baju kurung and one piece for kebaya. but guess what? to date, i have yet to send them to the tailor. mum has been asking me to send it to the tailor way before the fasting month but i delayed and waited and procrastinated so now padan muka sendiri. i can bet that no tailor will accept my order. i guess the materials will have to wait for raya haji.
luckily, there are a lot of ready-made baju kurungs available almost everywhere. phew~ looks like i'm gonna have to settle with buying one (or two, or three) of the ready-made ones. kalau pandai cari, pandai pilih, memang cantik. but the thing that worries me is that everywhere they are selling the same kind. by the same kind i mean the same design, colour and pattern. so what are the odds that you will be wearing the same piece of baju kurung with the others? to make it worst, it is the exact same design, colour and pattern. now that would be really freaky and odd (and embarrassing?). the thing about buying ready-made baju kurung is that it is not exclusive.
how would you react or handle a situation if you go to someone's house and bump into another person wearing the same exact piece? would you try to avoid that person? or would you just sit in the car or run to the toilet and hide? or how about taking a picture together and ask people "who wears it better?"
i think the male lot have it very much easier than us ladies when it comes to bajus. i am sure they wouldn't mind bumping into another person who is wearing the same exact baju melayu with them, right?