Raya is four days away. I just got back from Jalan TAR buying baju kurung raya. Thanks Saree for patiently keeping me in company despite the drizzling rain and my pickiness. Finally, baju kurung yang meriah telah dipilih untuk dipakai pada pagi raya. I seriously do not mind wearing last year’s baju raya. However, I do not want to upset Ayah who has provided baju raya incentives to all of his children. To be honest, the incentives had been channelled to Ramadhan buffets and card credit payments.

This year dear mother has stopped sending clothes to be tailor-made, giving us full liberty to choose modern contemporary baju kurung, which according to her, skimpy and sexy. Her line of thoughts is that baju kurung two size bigger is ecosave and recyclable, as though her daughter would one day grow 6 feet tall. To her horror, I am still the hobbit that I was 12 years ago.

Baju kurung, done. Kuih raya, done. Kasut raya, done. Cuma tinggal ketupat, rendang pg raya, lemang Wan Juaseh, Kuih Bakar, last minute shopping dekat Bazaar Kuala Pilah, Nasi Minyak tengahari Hari Raya. Oh, saya nekad nak masak laksa pada Hari Raya Kedua. Jemput datang ke kampong di Kuala Pilah. Jom poie kampung den, dagho oi jang. Dokek balai rayo Dioh sano.

I am going to further my master’s degree in January, InsyaAllah. Also, I am seriously considering to seat for DELF examination (French proficiency test). I have a dream of having a master’s degree in aviation and space law from Institute of Air and Space Law from McGill University. Ambitious, no? Second choice is Leiden University, Holland.

Oh ye, I have been busy with work. I am having my second construction law case. Apparently, my sub-port folio in the practice group is probate and administration and construction law. Construction law is difficult, I tell you! Ye, saya nak kahwin dengan engineer, not.

Ok, andaikata kesibukan duniawi tidak menyempatkan saya meninggal sepatah dua kata sebelum raya ni,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Maaf Zahir Batin.
Andai diri ini ada berbuat apa-apa kesalahan, maafkanlah.

P/S: Kepada yang beraya di perantauan, bahagian rendang, lemang dan ketupatmu akan kulapah sehingga habis supaya takde pembaziran.

Bona F
Farahz