Saturday, November 05, 2005

Hari Raya


Bunga Api Yang Berbeza

I have been hearing alot of grumbling that as we grow older, Hari Raya loses its original meaning and excitement.

However, at this time and age, I have discovered that Hari Raya has a new meaning for me. Last Thursday, I discovered how great it actually feels to give away packets of money to the young'ens. Like bees, my younger cousins swarmed at my feet, with their eyes glowing with anticipation in adding an additional five bucks into their plastic Batman wallets and Barbie purses. "I'm rich, I'm rich," they chanted. I laughed.

This Hari Raya was also the first time my family, Johorian relatives and I congregated at my Atok Wan's new home. It's a rumah batu with a fancy electric gate which swishes open to allow three cars in. All four rooms in the house also have air-con, and the bathroom boasts hot showers. "Atok Wan also have Astro," my grandma said, as she flipped the cable channels with the remote control. I smiled.

So yeah, Hari Raya is different, but hey, it's still enjoyable by my books. Selamat Hari Raya everyone!

33 Comments:

Blogger Vlad said...

Nak duit raya unkel?

There's no fun like burning the lit of a egg firework and blow the shit out of a pack of wild dogs.

6:47 PM  
Blogger [Is]landa said...

and a merry Eid to you too.

be well :)

3:15 AM  
Blogger terabot said...

hi there,selamat hari raya to u too...nak duit raya gak

4:55 PM  
Blogger yanz said...

alamak damn u were in jb. wanted to text u, and we could have hung out together in jb hehehe.

but i bet u were busy anyways. next time maybe.

and thanks for the sms mudds. selamat hari raya to u too!

5:28 PM  
Blogger KaiserSoze said...

Saya pun nak duit raya!

Anywayz, when ppl complaint about how raya has lost its excitement as they grow older should always remember to change the context in which they're viewing it too!!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Ayu Ikhwani said...

Yeay.. saya student lagi.. masih layak dapat duit raya :-)

12:46 AM  
Blogger chick arse said...

ohh maaf zahir batin to u mr muddy! fortunate for me,i'm one of those people who at 24,still receive duit raya,managed to get like 800 smacheroos last yr but dis yr, since i hafta raya abroad, looks like its so far been...zilch!its alrite tho,looking fwd to join u in the joy of giving pretty SOOONNNN! cheers!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Sports Freak said...

Selamat Aidil Fitri dude, can I ask for duit Raya on my daughters behalf?? :)

To me Raya has changed but so has everything else.. I still had loads of fun this Raya.. I think people have to learn to adapt...

6:14 PM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

Im not that old to receive any duit raya.

Hohohooho.

7:41 PM  
Blogger mangolisa said...

I ponnnn nak duit raya!!! But since i know you will come up with %%%%%%% excuses, I wills ettle for that overdue recipe you owe me ;-)
Salam Aidil Fitri dan maaf zahir batin

10:54 AM  
Blogger thinktankgal said...

Uncle Muddy - Duit Raya please...RM5.00 summore..kayanyaaa...he!he! Anyways, hope you are still enjoying your Raya...Raya Sebulan ok..Take care :-)

10:12 PM  
Blogger suzequatro said...

what a wonderful aint it? good that u had fun.

2:30 AM  
Blogger suzequatro said...

i mean..what a wonder EID aint it?

2:31 AM  
Blogger the kimster said...

Mudster,
Yes, I think we are working in the same organisation now. I sorta figured it out when you said you're joining oil & gas. In your line of work, only this company is currently hiring, methinks. I think I am only 3-4 floors up. Walk around and you will bump into me. Pretty hard to miss - I am the chubby one with the scruffy look :)

3:05 AM  
Blogger shobshob said...

Selamat Hari Raya!

Nak duit raya jugak... ;)

5:39 AM  
Blogger MarinaDelRey said...

hi Muds! Long time no hear...Selamat Hari Raya n Maaf Zahir Batin to u! n ur Atok Wan's house rocks! btw, nak duit raya jugak! *palms held out open wide*

7:04 AM  
Blogger Inn said...

true. it's not as fun but it can be so rewarding when u realize u have a new role. and it's not only the kids. it's also to grand aunts and uncles and scores of other uncles and aunties that always give you duit raya when u were a kid even though they dont actually make much.

when we were kids, most of us had enjoy receiving. now it's nice to be able to give kan? glad to know u had a good one :) and glad to know things turn out so well for Atok Wan :))

5:55 PM  
Blogger Dade Ghost said...

Hari Raya should be great for everyone....

Good to hear yours have seen a different light... Ahhh life is wonderful, its up to us to want it or not...

9:29 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

your cousins sound adorable... glad to know you a fantastic raya. :D

1:20 AM  
Blogger tatot said...

eh muddy.. your brother won that 2005 MTV VJ thingy right? I saw him in the papers this morning and i was like, isn't this muddy's brother?

Anyway congratulations to him.

4:46 PM  
Blogger furbycutee said...

selamat hari raya...my granny's house takde astro. sad sad...

10:57 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

Selamat Hari Raya!

11:50 PM  
Blogger Rostam Effendi said...

Lamanya beraya? U bum into The Kimster kirim salam, macam la dia kenal aku? Bule la lepak kat KLCC!

Hello....

6:29 PM  
Blogger *Splash* said...

wow u've been gone as long as i have Mudcake. Wishing u a happy Eid Mubarak :)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

huhuhu, but dude, its been awhile since i have played with fireworks. my uncles are orang police so susah sikit loh.

ylanda :

thank you for dropping by! :) and merry eid to you too.

terabot :

thank you for dropping by! :) nak duit raya? datang lah kat open house nanti. ;P

1:11 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

slakerz :

wei tukar identity nampak? huhuhu...yeah, was in jb. should have buzze me cause i did lepak at city square a couple of times. even went kareoke with my relatives. heheheh...

and no worries about the sms, anytime. :)

kaisersoze :

huhuhu...siapalah muddy nak bagi duit raya kat high flyer nih. :P hope you have a fantastic one bro.

ayu :

ah, the student excuse. oklah, mari kat sini, abang muddy nak bagi sepuluh sen. kekeke...;P

1:15 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

chick arse :

wow, 800 bucks! itu kaya raya! hehehe...where did you celebrate raya anyways?

sports freak :

definitely will give duit raya to your cute daughter. comel gila! :)

madnessinvain :

wei, not too old? oklah, mari sini, nah sepuluh sen. kekeke...hope you had a fantastic one man.

1:17 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

mangolisa :

hello goddess, selamat hari raya aidilfitri, maaf zahir dan batin. ampun puteri, saya sekarang memang sangat busy dengan orientation di greener pastures. memang tak sempat untuk ber-blogging, tetapi akan cadang untuk menulis something to make you go "yay". (ok i tried typing in malay...give me credit k.) ;))

thinktankgal :

huhuhu...i just realised RM5 memang mahal sikit. looking back at my dwindling savings account snubs me into harsh financial reality. huhuhu...

sooz :

it was an EXCELLENT eid. :))

1:22 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

the kimster :

hey pal, at the moment i am at the new exec orientation. its the bomb, never had so much fun through out my working years. will look out for you when done. as for me, will look alot like my younger brother (who kicked ass and won the VJ hunt!)

1:23 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

shob shob :

selamat hari raya to you too! :)

marinadelrey :

heya babe, sorry for the disappearance once again. been caught up with work related activities. but yeah, for you, i will give you a special packet of duit raya (lima ringgit cukup tak? kekeke)

inn :

things are FANTASTIC for Atok Wan! i have never seen her more happier than before. really cool kan, that something terrible can actually mean something good will happen in the future? :)

1:27 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

dade ghost :

exactly ghost! having the right attitude, even for holidays, determines whether you will have a party or being the party pooper.

disco-very :

hey, them little brats can be cute sometimes. (note : sometimes) hehehhe...

tatot :

thanks!!! yeah, it was a joyeous and unbelievable night when my bro won the vj hunt. will talk about it in my future post.

1:32 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

lin :

selamat hari raya to you too! :)

rostam :

hahaha...belum lagi lepak dengan the very reporting kimster. but when the opportunity arises, will buzz you to join us at our humble office building. kekeke...

splash :

yeah, been SO LONG since i have blogged. miss it so much. selamat hari raya to you too! :))

1:34 AM  
Blogger the jamie said...

So, your brother won the VJ hunt! Congratulation!!!

Enjoy each and every moment you have at the new exec orientation.

2:25 AM  

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