Friday, October 05, 2007

Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin

I can't believe it's the 23rd day of Ramadhan already. Time flies so fast. In 7 days we will be celebrating Eid ul' Fitri. I know I said i will be celebrating Raya in Kuching but plans changed at the very last minute. Hubby got a new job and he's not entitled to any leave. Poor baby. Looks like I'm not gonna be the one crying this year. He already told me to brace myself in case he broke down on the 1st day of Raya. So I have to keep lotsa tissue paper in my handbag then in case dam pecah. I'll be celebrating raya with my family in Sg. Petani. Can't wait.

Oh and I can't believe it's October already. My boss has been hounding us to complete our Staff Performance Management System (SPMS) forms. Yes it's that time of the month. The month where we're supposed to identify whether we have closed all our competency gaps. I hate doing SPMS because at the end of the day you won't be rewarded for the hard work that you did for the past 10 months, instead the people who will be getting big fat bonusses are those who kisses the boss' asses. It's the same everywhere I suppose. Those who works hard quietly will not be noticed and justly compensated compared to those who pretends to work hard and tells the whole world how hard they work. Now those kinda people will get 6 months bonus. Sheesh! The world ain't fair kan?

Last weekend I visited Asrama Penyayang Nur Iman, an orphanage in Tmn Ibukota Gombak with a bunch of friends. The caretaker of the home is Ustazah Sharimah. Ustazah Sharimah started the home in 2004 and it is privately funded. The Ustazah said that the number of children who were dropped off at the home has increased over the years. There are folks who came all the way from Kedah to leave the kids with her. The youngest is a 2 month old baby and the eldest are 16 year olds. Overall there were 62 kids, boys and girls. There are 3 babies in the house (all girls) and the babies are so cute. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to take care of them. While I was holding baby Afiqah and feeding her, I felt like crying but I didn't because I didnt want to upset the other kids. I felt so much love in the house. Ustazah Sharimah love those kids like her own. She is such an amazing woman.

My friends and I managed to collect and buy RM4,500 worth of groceries like rice, milo, biscuits, formulas, disposable diapers etc. Thank you to those who had donated money, books and food items. Thanks to Dzu who gave such lovely cupcakes. I'm sure the kids enjoyed eating them during berbuka.

I have a feeling this would be my last post until after raya so I want to take this opportunity to wish all of my beautiful bloggers friends out there Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri and Maaf Zahir Batin.
Bila beraya tu please be moderate (I'm reminding myself too here). I know it's a celebration after fasting for a month but tak payah go overboard. Ingatlah those who are not as lucky as you like those who do not have parents or children to celebrate Hari Raya with. Remember those who celebrates Raya without smorgasbords of food on their table so do not waste any food. Remember those who will celebrate Raya with tears in their eyes and not joy and laughter.
To those driving back to kampung, please drive safely. Have a safe journey to and fro. Speed and tiredness kills.


34 comments:

Desparil said...

early days yet but...

SELAMAT HARI RAYA & MAAF ZAHIR BATIN!

Sweettooth said...

May Allah bless u and ur friends, girl! Oh yes, Slamat Hari Raya in advance juga lah kiranya. I balik Penang 3rd raya to beraya wif my granny, dah pi SP tak singgah Pg ka?

akula said...

MAAF ZAHIR BATIN and Selamat Hari Raya. ............And I am not a beautiful blogger.:)

east43street said...

Selamat Hari Raya too.... What the good thing to do there.... Happy holidays.

Da Winged Acrophobic said...

Maaf zahir dan batin dan blogs dan comments!

vedd said...

Selamat Hari Raya Bam... maaf zahir & batin... Ada buat open house tak? hehe

Theta said...

Shucks! And I was hoping to see you in Kuching for Raya...oh well, there'd be next year and so forth ;-)

Have a Great Raya with your loved ones, CosmicGurl! Maaf Zahir dan Batin, if I had inadvertently hurt your feelings on blogosphere...

And Raya shouldn't be viewed as the time to gorge and guzzle all day long.... *mental note to self as well*

Nour said...

so cute the babies!

Selamat Hari Raya...Maaf Zahir Batin:)

idham said...

:) selamat hari raya, maaf zahir batin dari abg id juga...mana tau ada tersalah bahasa....

semoga sumbangan dan keperihatinan gurl and rakan2...akan di berkati Allah....

kalau hubby nangih, hugs him tightly...tepuk2 kan bahu dia...sambil usap2 kan rambut dia....huhuhuhu


abg idham

Naz Sunshine said...

Sherie, help!! hehe i need some advice..

Anyway, Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir batin...

Take care ya!

muah!
naz

Red Raven said...

Cantik le the pix..sapa ambik..hehehehe. Bawak banyak tisu ye...rasa2 nya mungkin banjir kat Sg Petani...

dzu said...

kesian your hubby...dia suka menangis ye?
he he he
selamat hari raya to you both!
nanti we go beraya beramai-ramai ok?

pls give me angpau...
:)

diamond baby said...

Selamat Hari Raya to you too dear...and have a safe and happy raya!

ti.e.na said...

selamat hari raya + maaf zahir batin to u too.:) berhati2 di jalanraya k.

cikPijah said...

baper kotak tissue kena bawak tuh? :D selamat hari raya and maaf zahir batin to you and ur hubby.

AphroditeKuzz said...

drive safe
selamat hari raya & maaf zahir batin

dengan ucapan tulus ikhlas..BOLE TAK JANGAN SERANG VAMPIRE I LAGI....hahaha

Crash Test Mom said...

selamat hari raya aidil fitri, maaf zahir batin.

have a good one back in sg petani! jgn main mercun ok.

Anonymous said...

The babies look adorable...are the open for adoption?

D.N.A.S said...

Eh, the kids have parents but they're sent to orphanage? Heran tuuuu...
Selamat berhari raya beb! Mintak maaf atas segala kata-kata di alam virtual.

all jazzed up said...

hey, we used to go back to my in-laws' in SP, but no more la this year kan. Oh well. Tiap2 tahun balik Johor la I until I find another Mr Right.

bertique said...

eid mubarak!

hehe u tak suka buat SPMS ekk, hehe .. i suka, psl itu la keje i - check org punya SPMS, audit - advice - report hehe .. ngk camna link ke depat, then co's goal haha ..

buat cepat ekk SPMS tuh ;) heheh

salam aidilfitri sekali lagi .. alhamdullilah, dah dpt pun yg hubby keje.

trueblue said...

Selamat Hari Raya babe.

Have a great time with hubby!!

Monster Mom said...

Selamat Hari Raya.

Insyaallah, budi baik akan dibalas dengan kenikmatan di akhirat kelak.

Salam Aidilfitri dari MM di Canberra.

UglyButAdorable said...

salam aidilfitri..mohon ampun dan maaf, kalau kalau ada tersalah bahasa dan tersilap kata di blogland ini...

suzequatro said...

happy eid, have a blast and drive safely pls :)

Yours Truly ... XOXO said...

Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin! ;)

taichee~@! said...

Dear Sherie,

Selamat Hari Raya n Maaf Zahir dan Batin. Have a good n safe journey to Sg Petani. Lucky you jadi tisu supplier ekkk

OMG! dem babies are so cute-eee! If i ada kat sana surely nanges...
mebe if i'm still not married by 35, I'll adopt one or two!

Azer Mantessa said...

Selamat Hari Raya
Maaf Zahir dan Bathin

EDDY PURNAMA SPARROW said...

selamat hari raya...maaf zahir batin...dont forget me here k...sniff sniff....so sedih dgr lagu raya sekarang ni

Dade Ghost said...

Selamat Hari Raya. Have a great holiday!

katakbesar said...

Selamat Meraikan Aidilfitri
Maaf Zahir Batin

Cosmic_GurL said...

Des - How was raya?

sweettooth - Ala tak sempat nak gi Penang pun coz i dah balik KL on Mon :(

akula - ure beautiful on the inside bro! Ahaks!

E43St - Thanks bro! How was your raya?

WA - Hahahaha! Your comments "bersih" la so nothing to forgive!

Vedd - This year tak buat kot but if buat ill definitely invite you and family :)

theta - Tulah! But im going back end of the year. maybe ill cu then? Hehehe...

nour - Thanks dear :)

Abg Idham - Thats what i did. Nasib baik tak banjir Sg. Petani :P

Naz - Bila nak jumpa ni?

Raven - Nasib baik tak banjir :P

Dzu - penampau nak? :P

DB + tiena + pijah - Thanks my lovelies! Tak yah bawak tisu pun. Hubby kuat semangat :P

Kuzz - Cannot help it la...the weak gets beaten up. Muahahaha!

CTM - Oooo..mmg tak main langsung! Tak jumpa pun camner nak beli mercun?

Cosmic_GurL said...

Anon - Yup theyre open for adoption. The lil ones are taken i think

Dnas - the house is not 100% for orphans. Ader yang family too poor so the parents send their kids there so that the Ustazah can send them to school

AJU - Why not try to cari org Johore jugak so kampong sama :P

Bertique - Blergh! Due date end of the month tapi SPMS tak siap2 jugak lagi. Kemalasan memuncak! Heheh...

trueblue + MonsterMom - Thanks darlings!

UBA + Suze + XOXO - Thanks you! Husb yang drive. I tido jer dlm keta..ahaks!

Anaz - Bkn senang tau nak adopt. kena pikir 1000X dulu :)

AM - Thanks!

Eddy - U ni la tak abis2 dgn lagu raya. hehehe...Hah! Ni raya haji ni u ada kat sini kan? Blh gi beraya your house

DG + katakbesar - Thanks! :)

Frankensteina said...

I hear you. It's the same over here. Those who worked their butt off never really get anything. But the ones who kisses the boss' ass pulak dapat bonus berganda ganda. I freakin' hate office politics