The Raya Tour de Kampung Part 1 : First Raya as a Wife


Selamat Hari Raya to all my brothers and sisters!

Raya has always been a marathon for my family. This is because while my family lives in Perak, my mother is from Negeri Sembilan and my father is from Johor. Every Raya, since I was born, we will always go back to both of their kampungs. And usually, it’s just about 4 to 5 days. Perak-Negeri Sembilan-Johor in a very limited number of days. Crazy, right?

However, this year, Raya is very different for me. This is my first Raya being a wife. I experienced for the first time having to divide Raya between families. The difficulty in that is the fact that our families live in four different states. His family celebrates Raya in Perak and KL while mine is in Negeri Sembilan and Johor. Basically, we spent the Raya in the car a lot.

The biggest difference between celebrating Raya with my family compare to the Husband's is their style. So before we start of about the big tour, let's talk about my first ever experience of spending the night before Raya with the Husband's family.

I shall admit that it took me a few days to figure out what to wear. In all my 20 years, I've always worn my pyjamas. We would either spend the night in the kitchen, playing with fireworks, or on numerous occasions, playing monopoly until everyone goes bankrupt and the winner is the only one standing.

This Raya, I had none of those. Instead, I had to dress to the nines and go for this intimate event at Ende Cho's beautiful house. And once the Husband's family gets together, you know to expect a whole lot of photos too!
After the photo session, we head out to watch and play with some fireworks. That was definitely fun! I've always loved that part of Raya. While it can be dangerous, fireworks are meant to be enjoyed! We had fireworks at the wedding. I have yet to blog about that, actually. Hehe.
Of course, after we headed back in we had another round of photoshoot. But what I really enjoyed that night was trying on When Our Eyes Met, the KL Fashion Week line. Which reminds me, I have yet to blog about that too! Oh my. Anyway, I tried on some of the clothes and I fell in love with them, again. The ones I tried on were my personal favourites from the post When Our Eyes Met at Street Love.
Rayfal is so adorable!
Basem Talha, Raja Nadhil Aqran and Hazem Talha. The Husband and I brought along these two Canadian-Egyptian-American brothers for the Tour de Kampung. Funny enough, when Kak Nora posted the group photo, everyone was commenting about Basem, the 'uncle in red', wondering how he got there. But no one noticed Hazem. Sorry, bro. 
We wish all our family and friends a Selamat Hari Raya! We seek your forgiveness for all our wrong-doings, mistakes and any hurt we have ever caused, whether intentional or unintentional. We pray for everyone's happiness and joy this Raya holidays and we hope you pray for ours too.

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