Selamat Hari Raya

Maaf Zahir Dan Bantin
Another Raya is here.
I miss my home.
I miss listening to the Selamat hari raya song over and over at the malls.
I miss attending all the Buka puasa celebrations.
I miss eating Ketupat and Rendang
I miss singing Balik Kampung, oh oh oh Balik Kampung.

I could never identify what makes me love Malaysia so much, Perhaps the youtube video link at the end of this post might give an idea.

Please note, Malaysia is multi cultural and a multi racial country.
We have Malays who are mostly Muslims, Chinese who can be Christians, Muslims or Buddhists and Indians who can be Christians, Hindus or Muslims.
(Apart from the three main ethnic groups, we also have Kadazans, Dusuns, Bajau’s, Ibans, Bidayus, Melanaus and Orang Asli’s etc.)

Being part of a multi racial country also means, understanding and accepting the cultural and religious aspects of each other.
Hari Raya is not complete without beef and this video might offend some of you.

But truly this is what Malaysia is all about. We are different, but live together in unity.
The video is about a family getting ready to celebrate Hari Raya(Eid), they bought the onion, made the ketupat,scrapped the everything..except the main ingredient: Beef!
Kids go around looking to buy beef, can’t find any.
They finally find a Punjabi milk seller..

Petronas Hari Raya on You tube

Wishing you all peace and happiness on this Hari Raya

5 thoughts on “Selamat Hari Raya

  1. Cud u pls send me the recipe for the biriyani mentioned in the post ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’.. Unless it is a safely guarded family trade secret.. ;))))))

    Honestly, my mouth watered when I read abt it…. :))


  2. Visithra: so how was Raya? KL must have been a ghost town with the balik kampung exodus eh?
    Toothless is better now..

    Rose: Sure..

    Puteri: Thank you for the link. I am not a muslim either…

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