Saturday, September 11, 2010

Eid in Sydney 2010

First Day - Friday Sept 10

Creative touch of the Malaysia Hall Sydney residents adds a festive mood to the venue.

The Eid prayer was led by Ustaz Sabri who later gave a short sermon and du'a.

Young men in traditional gear queuing up for a simple Eid breakfast of fried noodles.

Candidates for Angelina's fiance #4? hmmmm.....

Aunty H, hubby and youngest son. We adjourned to their home after the prayer at Malaysia Hall. Our first Open House for the day.

A familiar sight Down Under - bbq! Even on Eid! Oh, but this young man (Aunty H's eldest son) was busy bbq-ing the ubiquitous Malaysian satay....

Some of Aunty H's offering....our first burps...there were nasi impit, pulut, beef rendang, chicken masak merah, biryani, beef curry, beef and chicken satay....etc etc etc...her cookies were specially imported from Malaysia!

Some of Aunty H's guests. That cute little boy is Nicholas....he's so lovable!

Then we went to visit Ustaz Malik who was the imam of the Darul IMAAN mosque. There was a big crowd at his house. He still remain cheerful greeting his guests despite his illness.

Ustaz Malik's wife (right) with a guest. She's also ill and hardly leave the house nowadays.

Then we went to Nana's place in Camden and played with these kids, and 11 others! We stayed overnight at Nana's.

Second Day - Saturday Sept 11th

Another trip to Malaysia Hall for the 1Malaysia Open House. There was an abundance of food....glorious food...

Budding entrepreneurs? No....just some happy volunteers who helped out at the satay stall....

Hmmm...that looks yummy...oh yes...Eid is also all about sharing yummy food.

Some families had sort of a picnic indoors.

There was a live band too...no, nobody invited me to sing! sob sob sob....

1Malaysia in Sydney!

The muscles behind the scene....aka the staff of the Malaysian Consulate in Sydney.


Group photo of students who attended the Open House.

I love it when families come in colour coordinated outfits.

These Aussie lass have Malaysian origin! Brad was drooling at the sight of these lovelies.

Group photo of the organising committee and crew members.

After all that gluttony at the Malaysia Hall, we visited Aunty HH's home in Bondi Junction. There were mee kari, mee sup, chicken rendang, nasi impit, kek lapis, cheesecake, apple crumble etc etc etc....another round of burps....

Some of Aunty HH's guests.

Third Day - Sunday Sept 12

As of now, we are still at home though we've been invited to more Open Houses....we'll see.... Well, Mama decided to do her laundry today too. Oh well.... purrr....meow!

29 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

After many plates of nasik kapit, ttupat pulut goreng, nasik dagang, nasi biryani Klang etc.. Ayoh Wang was a tad confused by CiS's statement "These Aussie lass have Malaysian origin! Brad was drooling at the sight of these lovelies."
All these while Brad has been an exemplary cat..
Oh, Ayoh Wang better go and have a plate of nasi dingin..

Wan Sharif said...

Oh mak ai banyak nya nice pictures..
Slow Celcom block band tak leh odwn load semua .. tak leh komen banyak..
BTW, Do you by chance meet Datuk Salman Ahmad.. If you do maybe you boleh sampaikan salam Ayoh Wang Sharif..

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Wow! Looks like you had a fantastic Eid celebration, Kitties! You may not be in Malaysia but I don't think you've missed out on any fun! I love the sight of Aunty H's eldest son in hoodie and sarong, BBQing the satay on an electric grill, ha ha ha! Oh, Angelina, I'd invite you to sing at my party any day, you lovely kitty!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Errr...leadership by example. Brad wants to follow my footsteps of having three fiancees. He thought he can do it in one go with those three girls. Mama knows their mothers too so....senang kot nak pergi meminang! We'll look out for Datuk Salman Ahmad, so far belum jjupe. Nasi dingin with Mama's fiery ayam masak merah is not bad, OK? purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Oh yes! We had so much fun and we're totally exhausted now. That's the problem with a looooong weekend. Too much eating and eating and eating. burp.... purrrr...meow!

I amsterdam said...

Dear Cats,

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Batin, but I'm sure I have not stepped on your tails or pulled your misai...

Since you receive lots of duit raya, can you send some to me :)) I'm sure you don't need them.


Ilham

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ilham dear,
Errr...do the shops in De Haag accept Aussie dollars? By all means, OK, I'll send you a container load of dollars then. Serious. Monopoly dollars. hehehehe.... purrr....burp....meow!

Pi Bani said...

Any pics of you in your baju raya? Yes YOU, not your mama. Hehehe...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Me in baju raya? Blame it on Aunty Kay. Dia belum pos lagi. hehehe...purrr....burp....meow!

tireless mom said...

Me too, I am looking forward to seeing you clad in the baju kebaya. Soon a pic of your open house? Selamat Hari Raya Cat and the rest of the putty tats.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Yatt,
You know Aunty Kay very well, right? Please ask her to mail my baju kebaya pronto. purrrr.....meow!

ninotaziz said...

Wow, I believe Raya overseas tend to bring the best out of everyone. Best food, best cookies and best gatherings because everyone will meet at the one centre, be it MSD, the mosque etc.

I have not posted my Raya pics but I have put up photos of our Kelantan trip - inspired by your earlier post on Sydney

http://ninotazizpurplejournalinamahoganydesk.blogspot.com/2010/09/annual-home-coming-to-rantau-panjang.html

Maaf Zahir Batin!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Ninot,
Yeah...even the cats were at our best behaviour....purrr....meow!

sherry said...

Amboi. amboi...sgt gumbira di hari raya yer? Afterall, hari raya is hari kemenangan kan, memang patutpun kita bergumbira (di samping mengingat yang telah tiada mahupun yang dalam kesusahan)


Luv U brad and of course your mama jugak!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Sherry,
Amboi! Brad juga yang dia ingat ye? Nope, I'm not going to pass the message to him. har har har (pinjam his evil laughter). purrrr.....meow!

Al-Manar said...

I looked and looked a my old friend, Ustaz Malik, in the picture. I wish I had requested 'kirim salam' to him. He seemed so frail. One of these days I will post an old photo we had taken (58 years ago !), a handsome young man he was.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, wow! You sure had a grand hari raya down under. Pity no Malaysia Hall here.
Love the raya dishes....and the colourful bajus worn by everyone.

Bet there was lots of ketupats, rendang? I sure miss that.
Have fun and keep purringggg, Lee.

Mummy Iman said...

Wah?! Kalah celebration kat M'sia tu!! Unfortunately no pictures of neither Brad, Angelina nor the Mama!! How come?!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
Ustaz Malik lives just a few houses away from us. In fact, we can see his house from our balcony. He is frail and sick. He's suffering from leukimia and refuses to undergo anymore chemotherapy. Let's pray for the best for him. purrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Yeap...there were heaps of ketupat, rendang, satay etc etc etc... wish you were here too. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Aimy,
Why are there no pix of us? That's because we're always behind the camera.... purrr.....meow!

pakmat said...

..apple crumble in Sydney?..nice.,.looks like you cats had a gala time with raya..and I dont mean just Brad..:)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
I think Brad is following your footsteps....hahahaha...purrr...meow!

mokjadeandell said...

Dell: Brad and angelina,you were two lucky kats.Lots of satay eh.Here,mamason just have cakes,biscuits and ketupat.No ikan goreng for me.Grrrrrr.

Pat said...

Lovely pix, Kitty Kat! And yes, wasn't it a shame you weren't invited to sing!!!

masterwordsmith said...

My dear and precious friend

Just stopping by to say 'hi' and wondering why you have not blogged for the past 11 days.

I really hope you and your family plus feline darlings are all ok....My thoughts are with you and miss you lots!!!

Hugs and salam

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dell,
Wow! Why is Mamason so cruel one? Raya or no Raya must have ikan goreng for you... purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
I think they thought my singing would provoke the rain god...har har har ...purrr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
We've occupied with other stuff. As of now, we're updating but uploading the pix takes time lor! Patience is a virtue, OK? purrr.....meow!