Hye nong-ning sekalian. Pakaba torang tek?
Like OMG where have I gone to?!Akak ada jak koh, cume sekoh sia sitok jak. Kamboh kedirik ta urang tua 😋😛😂
It has been a hectic month. 😩 Two weeks before Raya, I was in the kitchen baking up a storm. By the way before I forget, Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir dan batin people.
Okay, back to my favourite topic; ‘ME 💁🏻’ bahahahanahha.. This year, my plan was to bake all the Raya cookies so my parents dont have to order or buy cookies. Then a friend ordered some Pineapple Tarts and then suddenly, my list of cookie orders grew a page long. 😥
Raya cookies….are not easy. The sangai tepung, rolling it into balls, rolling it into icing sugar and o dear God, no more Raya cookies for me. The last week before Raya, I went on 48 hours of no sleep.
Due to this, I didnt get to enjoy much of my Ramadhan of going out with friends to break fast or teraweh beramey2. I’ll plan better next year. I didnt get to go Raya shopping either and I really wanted to help my parents with the ‘Pelita’ filling up the oil and whatnot but didnt get the chance to. Raya shopping was done online. 👌🏼
How was my Raya?!👀
The thing about having big family is when they all wants to do an open house. My mom did the open house on the 1st to 5th day of Raya so the first day, I spent most of the night in the kitchen, baking seven cakes.😥😤
My mom asked for 10 cakes cause last year we had 10 cakes and it was gone in a blink of an eye. I didnt have the energy to bake 10. The 2nd day was another open house.
Now imagine me being married and the in laws decided to do an open house on the 6th day. With a gun to his head, I will make him book flight tickets to anywhere but here. Haha.😂😂😂Kidding. Gotta love Raya and big noisy family.
This year, I didnt get the “Bila kitak nak kawen?” because I made the boyfriend stay at my house the whole day to answer all the questions from the aunties and neneks.😂😂 I know, pretty smart right?! He was a good sport though, probably was crying inside but he smiled throughout the whole day.✌🏼️😥
Oh where are my manners?! All that talk about Raya cookies and didnt show you any photos. Tsk. 😋
Did I mention about no more Raya cookies?! Well yeah, after spending days in the kitchen just baking the same cookies, I cant help but wonder….why cant we just make cookies like the matsalleh?! Just drop cookies sudah -__-‘. But what an experience, respect to the neneks generation for doing over 13 types of cookies for Raya with no help. 👍🏼😘
Next year, Im gonna try to do Palas! Forget the ketupat, my dad taught me once and I cried because I didnt get the shape right and he didnt have any patience with slow learners.
Or I’ll just stick to baking cakes!
I would love to write more about my Raya and everything but after a full day, this battered soldier needs her sleep.😴😴🐛