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.
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!