Monday, September 29, 2008

Suara Takbir

A deep resonant of Hari Raya songs often amplifies the Raya mood longed for this beautiful occasion. This is the occasion where most of us are captured in our pensive mode rather than a cheery one. I'm not exactly certain to how this emotion came about for the majority of us but it persists to stay come each Raya. Even our takbir carries this tone, unlike some I heard from other countries, they belt their takbir in a victorious manner. For me, it's that sayu feeling of longing to go back, not just home but back to the days when we were kids.

I miss the times of packing the little that we had and drove back to Taiping where my grandmother stayed. Squeezing the four of us at the back seat with one squirming brother whose idea of pleasure was to see his sisters wail with unrestful emotions was an adventure in itself. The journey would commence with us fighting to have the seat next to the window. There were only two of those and there were four of us. It even started earlier, the night before, with us girls often "chup"ing the seats first but to our brothers, our words did not match with their might. And needless to say we lost to them aaaaall the time. Benci Tau!

Air condition was a luxury in those days. Travelling with the screen down was the way to go. We loved the wind in our hair, well not all of us though. Sitting with one brother who was adamant on saving his hair from the vicious wind and also from the embarrassment of unruly hair upon arrival, always left us perspiring more than we should,*laughs*. He kept the window on his side with a 1 and a half inch opening and that was after much argument and tossing and turning. If he had it his way he wanted it shut! He wanted all the windows shut, let rain or shine or fart or screams or shouts. We went berserk every time we had him travelling with us in one car. But we survived the journey with extra body odour to boot.

Oooh I could just rant about the hey days folks, but I still have bags to pack, cookies and cakes to deliver and that sayu mood to recapture. I have exactly the song to make me wobbly, shaky and tottery and you are listening to it right now.

Have a beautiful, blessed Eid with friends and family folks. Drive carefully, stop and rest if you must.

Take care!

Ps. Honk if you see a yellow refrigerator on the road. Don't forget to wave too alright. I'll wave back atcha!

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir dan Batin everyone!

image by Dark Flashy on flickr

Many thanks for those who ordered. Thank you so much Natasya, Sara, Erna, Nina and Dee.

7 treats:

ms hart said...

Wiz dear, Selamat Hari Raya & maaf Zahir Batin. Enjoy your Raya with your loved ones and jom jom jom...meh lah beraya kat sini!!

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

hi wiz! Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf, Zahir & Batin..... Have a blast raya with the kids yeah! Dah sampai taiping ke?

mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora said...

Wiz, i pray that u will balik kampong safe & sound. Think of me when u eat all those delicious home made raya dishes, you are in my thoughts my friend. Rasa pilu di hati tak dapat bersalam-salamn dengan you during raya.... till soon again. Love Mush.

Salam aidilfitri dari Mush sekeluarga kepada Wiz & family.

Imeirda said...


Lovely huh, tracking down the memory lane ... We miss that too esp now and I am now teary as the Takbir here has already BERGEMA and SAYU (that's the right word).

Wishing u a Mubarak Eidul Fitri, salam for Azam and the munchkins.

Jeda, Dubai

Wiz said...

Hart - Would love to see you Raya ni. But how ah, time tak cukup la. Kena rush balik Ipoh ada wedding. But thanks for the invite. Selamat Hari Raya to you and family too.

Anis - Selamat Hari Raya Anis, sibuk masak nampak he he he.

Mush - Saya pun sedey juga tak dpt nak salam2 dgk awak la. One day kita kan ketemu jua insyallah k.

Jeda - How are you? Ok dah ke? Stay in bed a lil bit longerr la. Aiyo ni mesti dah pi dapur masak kuah kacang and rendang tok ni!

Selamt Hari Raya jeda! Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

Anonymous said...

Wiz, thank you so much for the delivery. My sis had a great time, my anak buah tok sah cakaplah. I'm sorry i missed it though.

Have a good safe fun Raya yourself k. Hope we can get together soon too.

jentayuh007 said...

U make me missing my kampung..
Oh my god..
Bestnyer kalo dpt raya kat Malaysia..