The month of Syawal, the celebration for Eid'l Fitri, has been a 'low-key month' for Ramlah and I. We do receive visitors, mostly family members and especially those younger than us, but we hardly go out visiting as is traditionally the practice during Eid month. Our health has not been that good and we had to avoid exerting ourselves. Nevertheless we did manage to make a trip south for several days, mainly to visit my elders. There are not many of them left to visit and I recognise that Ramlah and I have become elders ourselves! Our younger brothers and sisters and their families, nephews and nieces, close relatives, came to visit. Most of them know of our health conditions and although they came as guests most were ready to help in laying the tables and cleaning up afterwards.
One Saturday, two weeks through Syawal, our children arranged to receive their cousins and close relatives in Teratak Senyum Simpul. I took the opportunity to invite our immediate neighbours as well. It was a day of fun and laughter, plenty of food and drinks, all arranged by the children using food caterers. They even arranged for helpers to come and help clean up. Ram and I did not have to do anything except entertain the guests.
Ram's nephew and nieces:
Thats my younger brother sporting same hairstyle!!
The 3rd and 4th generation after us!!
Another neighbour, same name with my daughter:
On the last day of Syawal, one of my cousins held an open house in his residence for the 'AliDara Clan'. Ali and Dara were my grandparents.
Sita carrying Faizien Naufal with my cousins:
Plateful of durian seeds!
Home prepared and family recipe: 'roti naik'
Main feature, the durian!
The host Datuk and Datin Khairil Anuar and Rossaya:
Thanks Dato and Datin for being such a gracious host. We all had a good time and meeting relatives all at once was so comforting.