Thursday, July 31, 2014

Berhariraya

At ChangJiang, I gave away raya packets to my Muslim customers. They were rather sporting as they allowed me to take their pictures and posted at Changjiang facebook.

This family is our regular customer and we alway talk to them. I was asking them what they were going to prepare for Hari Raya. They told me that they were going to have lemang and rendang. Jokingly I told them not to forget me as I love to eat lemang and rendang.

Sure enough, they came on the first day of raya in the evening. They gave me lemang and rendang! I was so happy for their kindness. I thanked them profusely..

This lady customer who is also my neighbor came to me when I reached home in the evening yesterday. She told me she was too occupied to bring me some laksa. She insisted that I should go over to her place right away. So I quickly had my bath and walked over to her place. She was so happy.

I was served laksa which is my favorite but I just had a small helping as I needed to rush back to work.

Terima kasih, Kakak..


Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Winning Raya Poem

The Hari Raya Poem Contest is officially closed. I just gave a week for Chang Jiang Facebook friends to participate. Initially there was no response. I thought I might just need to give away the prepared prizes to three lucky customers.

But no..there was a last day response. And I received a perfect three participants. So obviously all of them are winners. But I specially love this piece of poem written by Jaime. Wonder who is she..will find out soon when she comes to collect her prize.

Congratulations to all of them!

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The Many Joy of Hari Raya Puasa
Looking at the sky,
It is a joyous feeling hereby,
To see the majestic moon crescent,
Marking the Syawal thats so pleasant

Long breaks and ‘balik kampung’ fever,
Joy and happiness to end never,
Family and friends get together,
Seeking ‘Maaf zahir dan batin’ altogether.
‘Duit raya’ handed as gift
All the kids get a pocket lift
Elegant traditional costumes worn
Ohh, it could never be better adorn
‘Dodol’, ‘lemang’, ‘ketupat’ so delicious
Cooked in this season so auspicious
Delightly feast upon by all
Young, old, big and small
‘Pelita’ and oil lamps lit at night
To enhance the festive sight
And so as the night turns darker
The sky is colored with firecracker
Love, joy and forgiveness,
Laughter, delight and togetherness,
All these experienced in this season,
As Hari Raya Puasa is the reason.

Written By: Jaime Stella Richardson

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Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims bloggers and readers..

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hari Raya Poem Contest

Hari Raya is just around the corner so I have organised a poem contest at Chang Jiang:

Write an original poem that rhymes pertaining to Hari Raya.
Submit by 25 July 14.
Judges' decision is final.
Three participants with the winning poems will each receive a prize.


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How about that? Join in the fun and you might be the lucky three!

I even gave Raya packets to some of my customers at Chang Jiang.

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