with less than 10 days before the 1st of Syawal
i'm already in full-force raya mode!
i can already feel/smell/taste/hear/see it all, the tearing sounds of the raya packets, the teardrops that flood the floor when we're asking for forgiveness from one another, the rush to the surau to perform the aidilfitri prayers, the hot smell of new baju rayas being ironed, the flashes of cameras when taking pictures, the freakingly cold aidilfitri shower, the sound of raya songs being played in the background, the 1st breakfast in 30 days, the smile on everyone's faces when receiving their 'duit raya', the waiting line for the 3 toilets for 50+ people at the kampung, the nervous and excited wait on the aidilfitri eve, the chaos and confusion of the raya morning, the smell of rendang daging being cooked in the massive woks, the folding of leaves to make a ketupat, the shaking of hands and the sharing of hugs. owhh and let's not forget the the smell of fresh cash hot off the bank oven! =D
how can u not love raya?