Friday, September 26, 2008

Of Being Together

It’s just 4 more days to Hari Raya and 2 more days before I fly off to Kuching to celebrate Hari Raya with my in-laws. I won’t lie. I’m not looking forward to spend Raya away from my family but Hubby said something to me last night that made me feel a little bit better. He said that he and I are a family now and it doesn’t matter where we spend Raya, be it in Kuching or Sungai Petani, as long as we’re together, that’s all that matters. He’s right. I wouldn’t dream of spending Hari Raya away from him just to be with my family even though I love my family to death. He also told me he understands my reluctance and sadness but I should not let it consume me and stop me from having a good time while I’m there. He said I should not feel guilty if I happen to enjoy my Raya in Kuching because I will be around people who love me and are excited to show me how Sarawakians celebrate Raya. I felt so much better after hearing all that from Hubby. Thanks sweetie.

On another note, I realised I only received 4 Hari Raya cards this year. I received one from my jeweller, one from my dentist, one from my optometrist and one from my ex-uni mate. Wow! Hehehe…I guess it’s good that we’re not sending anymore raya cards because we will save more trees. I know my colleague Nina would be happy that I don’t go around sending raya cards anymore like I did the previous years because she’s such a tree lover and god knows how many trees I’ve killed over the years.

With that, I would like to wish all my wonderful fellow bloggers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. Kalau buat open house janganlah lupa jemput I okay :)

Please have a safe journey home to your kampong. Service your car beforehand and make sure you have enough coffee to keep you awake while driving. Or better yet, get plenty of sleep the night before your journey.


valisaiskandar said...

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Typo & Pixels ;-) Have fun in Kuching and eat lots of kek lapis and laksa sarawak for me!!!
My new sis in law is from sarawak :-) and I will be there next weekend ;-)

Dade Ghost said...

CG Kuching nice place la. Even though I have only been there once, but I love to "bersantai" by the river side.

Selamat Hari Raya.... have fun in Kuching....

Cosmic_GurL said...

Valisa - My mom-in-law makes the best laksa s'wak and yes i will eat bermangkok-mangkok for u okay...hahaha...oh and not forgetting the kek lapis too :))
Hey ure coming back to Msia then? Ill be in KL already by next Sun la!

DG - Yeah actually it is a very nice town..tak sesak cam KL :)
Slmt Hari Raya to you and yr family..

j or ji said...

Selamat Hari Raya!
Kalau sedih jugak,cuba ingat orang lain yg lebih menderita menyambut aidilfitri sedangkan kita serba cukup.

Ms B said...


Like my girl always says, "it doesnt matter where we go as long as I have you, mummy". *smiles*

Have a blessed eid! I'm sure it will be a good experience for you.

Maaf zahir batin from both of us.

Cik Puan Muda Stress said...

Selamat Hari Raya babe,

have a good one wherever you are, on all the days of raya !

much love,

omegasupreme said...

Dear Cosmic,

Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

Safe trip and check out the scenary, Sarawak is God bless with that.


ardy said...

There's always a first time for everything! ;)

Selamat Hari Raya to you!!

kawaii_desu said...

hi cg!
i know how u feel...
mestila tak best but then give and take la kan..

i yg tak kawen ni pun terpaksa beralah and beraya di sepang je because my granny is there this year huh

may u have a safe journey ok

selamat hari raya dear

The Pisces Man said...

Cosmic mosmic girl :),

in 'my' office, there used to be a tradition where all the Muslim staff sending Raya cards to one another, until I put my foot down and said, this had to stop!

Ok, maybe not that harsh, hehe, but I said to them people usually send cards to those they couldn't meet for Raya or those who live rather far away. Why in the world would they be sending to one another? It was a waste of money, paper and God knows, if some of them actually felt obliged to give a card back to the sender (like in my case, haahh...), instead of honestly wanting to give the sender the card. Since last Raya, no more cards circulating in the office, at least not involving me I guess.. :)

Anyway, with regard to you having to Raya away, enjoy it! Even if it turns out rather unenjoyable, just swallow it. Your husband might feel the same when Raya'ing at your hometown but never said a thing. I don't know, so what your hubby said was true.. what important is, you guys have each other. Lucky for me, both me and wife are from the same hometown. Haha..

Selamat melalui hari2x terakhir Ramadhan and Selamat Hari Raya to you and your families in Kuching and Sg Petani. said...

betul cakap ur husband tu..tho i x sure if i can be just as strong when my time to raya at (future) in-laws comes.huhu.

oh well,selamat hari raya,maaf zahir dan batin.have a great raya k.*hugs*

akula said...

Eid Mubarak.

Tak raya kat SP la? Sarawak pun ok gak. Janji ada dengan suami.

taichee~@! said...


You lucky gal you!
Your hubby is such a sweetie~@!

Don't forget to try sotong tutok, ayam penyet, mee kolok (halal version)kek lapis cadbury choc and blueberry~@!


Anonymous said...


Have a safe and awesome Eid in Kuching.


Dade Ghost said...

CG u tak balik lagi ke? Ermm... dah lama I pun dah macam lupa... Are'nt u Singaporean??? Ermm I am old so forgetful.. maybe more like confuse...

Cosmic_GurL said...

jorji - yes, thanks for the reminder :)

ms b - As usual, your daughter says the sweetest thing..hehehe..shes right though. As long you have the most important person with you, it doesnt matter where ure at :)

CPMS - Thanks dear. I had a good raya indeed!

omegasupreme - Yes tapi sayangnyer i tak pegi sight-seeing pun. Duduk rumah tunggu guests datang and pegi beraya rumah sedara-mata hubby :) Next trip la i pegi sight-seeing..hehehe

Ardy - Ure right abt that :)

KD - Your grandma is in Sepang? Yr parents kat mana plak?

PM - Good for u! Kalau setakat keja sama2 nak bg kad raya tu dah melampau la...

tiena - Yer..i nak tunggu esok u kawen...hehehe..mest dilemma jugak :P

akula - Maybe Raya Haji kat SP kot, InsyaAllah :)

taichee - My dear, lepas I baca your comment masa i kat Kuching i suruh hubby bawak I pegi Pasar Satok and I tried everything yang u suggest! Hehehehe..sedapnyer sutong tutok!

RDB - Thanks. It was good :)

DG - Eh bila plak la I ni from PJ la but my parents are from Kedah and Penang. Hehehehe..mmg sah u nyanyok la :P