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Friday, November 19, 2010

of sacrifices.

I have to work tomorrow but I am still awake, forcing myself to blog about how my Raya Haji/Korban went.
When we talk about Raya Korban, the thought about slaughtering an animal to commemorate and remember Prophet Ibrahim's trials comes to mind. It is also sometimes associated with making sacrifices in our lives, either big or small.
I have to say that this year's Eid-ul-Adha saw me making a big sacrifice which was agreeing to spend only ONE night in Gombak. :(
These past few days were kinda bumpy for both Mr Sunshine and I.
We left Kuala Berang at about 0620 hours on Tuesday morning, hoping to reach Gombak by lunch time. About 15 minutes into our drive, our car hit a hole and two of our left tyres were punctured ! We initially thought we lost only the front tyre, but while replacing it Mr Sunshine realized that the rear one was losing air too !


Sweater's on.

Sweater's off.

Poor Mr Sunshine. :(
So we drove very, very, very slowly with our hazard lights on, looking for a tyre shop. Luckily enough there was one about half an hour from where we hit the hole. Alhamdulillah. But it opened at 0900 hours, and it was only 0730 hours. We decided to have breakfast at a stall nearby and wait for the shop to open.
Mr Sunshine had to fork out almost RM500 for both tyres. We're fortunate he had extra cash on him, but the cash was actually meant for paying Mak for the kerepek orders we had asked her to help get.
The sport rims were also dented, so we knew we were gonna have to fork out more money to get them fixed.
Dugaan betul. :'(

Oh well, enough of all the sad news, I was really happy to get to be back in Gombak even it was only for a night.
Mr Sunshine drove Daddy, Lene and I to Empire Shopping Gallery Subang where I treated them to dinner at Serai Empire. :)
We chose to go there as Marc's office was just around the corner so he would not have any trouble joining us after work. Dinner was good. Mr Sunshine, Marc and I ordered the Serai Platter, Lene had the Nasi Kerabu and Daddy had the Middle Eastern Medley. To top all of that, we shared a Berry Pavlova ! Oh nyums !

The guys engaging in a serious conversation about, hm, cars.

Daddy, Lene and I. :)

The Serai Platter. 

The Nasi Kerabu. 

The Middle Eastern Medley. The lamb shank was so delicious !

This is Daddy trying to take a bit from the Berry Pavlova before I got to take a photo of it. Lene and I screamed, "Noooo !" Hahaha.

If we didn't scream, I would not have gotten to show you this. *drools*

My brother, fresh from his first day as a Marketing Executive ! ;)

On the morning of Eid, after Mr Sunshine repaired his rims (and was more than RM100 poorer), he drove us to Shah Alam for lunch.

:)

Daddy had his hands full entertaining his grandkids.

Daddy had his hands REALLY full entertaining his grandkids. Hehe.


The ever adorable Alya. :)

We left for Batu Pahat after dinner at around 2030 hours that same day and reached just before midnight. All of Mr Sunshine's siblings were around this time. :)
Since yesterday and today were not holidays in Johor, my parents in-law had to work, so we had less time to spend with them. :(


One big happy family, at dinner. :)

And today we're back here in Kuala Berang.
Although I wish I had more time to spend in our hometowns, but I have work commitments, and I shouldn't be complaining because this is my rezeki. :)

My eyes are tearing and my back hurts, my body is sending me signals to tell me that it's exhausted.
Goodnight everyone ! ;)

11 comments:

mello said...

BLUE RICE!? :D looks delish anyhow. happy belated raya, mel!

Anonymous said...

That's what Hari Raya Qurban is all about, dear.....making sacrifices, big or puny.

Melissa said...

Mello: You should give it a try. It's gooooooood. Thanks Mel ! ;)

Anonymous: So true. Thanks ! :)
BTW who is this ?

sugarmouse said...

thanks for being the first to leave a comment *confetti* yay, you! and yes, you may link me - it would be an honor ;)

ps? alya's GORGEOUS! :D hope you're recuperating well from the exhaustion xoxo

Anonymous said...

Nasi Kerabu is my all time favourite, with lots and lots of vegetables thrown in. Yummy.....

N.S. said...

sedappnyaaaa makanan nyum nyum!~ johor cuti today and kaki i sakit sebab terlebih bersenam hikhik :) happy monday dear!~

Aidanisme said...

tak penah makan nasik kerabu lagi tapi serai platter tu macam best la..

anyway anda telah di tag!! mari jenguk blog ye..

Melissa said...

Mel: Yay to me ! I'm still exhausted lah, how ? Haha. Others might call it laziness. :p

Anonymous: Oh yums !

Syusyu: It's Tuesday today, so Happy Tuesday ? Hehe. Bagusnya bersenam, teruskan usaha ! Hehe. ;D

Aida: Best. But macam dry sikit lah, kurang kuah.
Ok thanks ! ;)

sugarmouse said...

yeah really nothing to envy, mel. (and this is coming from a movie buff as well as a hp book-fan so i'm not just being overcritical here...) although, if you've been die-hard in going to the cinema for every release of the movie (like my family and i) you should still go. just keep the expectations at zero and maybe you won't be so let-down. update soon! (: (:

Melissa said...

Oh how I want to go ! If only the nearest cinema wasn't an hour and a half away from here. Hehe. Thanks Mel ! ;)

Dora ♥ Nobi said...

waa! lotsa foods. nasi kerabu too. huu..

ps: heeks. jom share! ;D