Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Deepavali

I remember when I was young and life was simpler.........

During the festive season, I used to cycle with a group of friends to visit their open houses, whether it was Hari Raya, Deepavali or Chinese New Year. In school my friends were varied. I had many friends from other races. And during those days, it was safe to cycle around without adult supervision. We were about 9 or 10 years old then.

It was super duper fun to cycle together from house to house trying out cookies (during Chinese New Year), maruku and very sweet candies (during Deepavali) and my favourite, lemang, ketupat, serunding, rendang and satay sauce (during Hari Raya). Yummy!

When I was working, I still had some muslim and hindu friends whom I could visit. Sadly, now that I am a SAHM my muslim and hindu friends have dwindled down to just a handful. Luckily for my blog, I'm happy to have many muslim and hindu friends again.

So I'm going to take this opportunity to wish them all Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Deepavali or would that be Happy Deeparaya or Selamat Harivali? (Hehe. In Malaysia its common to get hybrid greetings like that!)

Selamat Hari Raya to Ely, Kak Teh, Mama22Beas, Linda Munshi, Along, Hazel, Mamafiza, Tee, Jujuqtpie.

Happy Deepavali to Geetha, Shamira, a&a's mom. (Forgive me if you celebrate Christmas instead but Happy Holidays anyway.)

And Happy Holidays to everyone else! So.... whats everyone doing for the long holidays?

Hope I didn't leave anyone out.

10 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Going up Frasers this weekend for a spiritual uplifting time!

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  2. Dearest mumsgather,

    Wish you a sweet happy day :)

    Truly shock! I read my name on your precious blog. Truly appreciate your friendship.

    I would like to thank you very much for your informative blog, never miss it everyday!

    Now, I've invited others supportive mama's from SusuIbu.com to your site. They really adore your site and contents! 5 stars rating! They also proud to invite you there :) Please I'm glad to have you at my Whizkid forum if you free. ( I do accept we're totally busy as SAHM)

    Miss mumsgather, I didn't know how much I adore you, but you're my inspiration. Thank you.

    Selamat Hari Raya for you too. Please come to my house :)

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  3. Thanks so much MG!! U r most welcome to my home in Klang ya but on the 22nd.

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  4. pablopabla,
    Sounds lovely. Looking forward to viewing some nice Fraser's Hill pics from your blog soon.

    mamafiza,
    *faints* You are too generous with your words! While we're at it, I would like to join you in the mutual admiration club. Hehe. I must say that I am full of admiration for you too. So young yet so enterprising. Like I said before, I think that at 22 you're matured beyond your age. When I was that age, I was still very gila-gila, totally no direction. Love your WhizKid.com site. Would love to go to Susuibu.com to menyibuk as I love to talk about anything breastfeeding but my BM is so poor I wouldn't be much of a contributor. :P

    a&a's mom,
    My poor girl's sick so I won't go and pass any germs to you during the festive season. Thanks for the thought and the invite. :)

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  5. Psst..Shamira is celebrating Raya, I think.

    Me? I am going to KL! Urrgghh..Hope I don't get jammed with the balik kampung crowd. Hubby got work in KL, kids already holiday so we tag along.

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  6. Lilian,
    Ya kah? I saw her writing about her first Christmas tree a while ago, so I oso confused. Hehe.
    Dun worry abt the KL jam. KL is usually very quiet during festive periods and the balik kampung traffic is usually the other way, I think.

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  7. angeleyes,
    The kids are sick, so hopefully they recover in time for the holidays. :(

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  8. Sorry to hear that. If u in the royal town of Klang in future do drop by with ur kiddos ya.

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  9. haiya..i'm gonna be working lehh..my MIL going for hols..so i gotta help her watch her house and maids. Will be working from home for 10days!!

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