Thursday, September 24, 2009

Raya Goodies from a colleague

I was needed to be at work on the 3rd day of Raya due to some support needed by the customer while some still enjoying the holidays sleeping nicely at home… pity pity… anyways, a colleague who is celebrating Hari Raya came to settle some of her reports and was kind and thoughtful enough to bring me some Raya goodies… some cookies and “nasi himpit” with kuah kacang (peanut sauce). Yummy yummy… Thanks Suraya!

Reminds me of the times when I was home for the past years since I was young… I have Malay neighbours 2 at the back, 1 next door, and another 2 at the other end of the lorong (lane / road). So i basically grew up having majority of Malay neighbours (which explains my fluency in Bahasa Melayu / Malay language) and played with all of them (the kids of course) alongside with another Indian family’s kids living at the same lane.

So during the festive seasons, we would send over some cookies and goodies over to our neighbours.. so muhibah right :D hahahaha… either way, in return, we will place few big spoonful of sugar and a packet of red packet containing some amount of money as appreciation. If it’s double festive season, then we’ll exchange cookies and goodies. So since the majority are the Malays, we will receive a lot of cookies during Hari Raya :D sometimes even a tray of yummy authentic home made Malay/Raya cuisine like rendang, ketupat, lemang and sorts… shiok!

Even at school, after back from festive holidays (minimum 1 week holiday usually during festive season), we will bring the cookies and goodies to share with friends… :D

I love festive season!! coming up… Deepavali & Christmas!! Can’t wait for Chinese New year though… best time of the year!

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Assorted cookies and chocolate cake slice!

Collages1-1Collages2-1Nasi himpit and the peanut sauce… home made sauce… nice!

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