Saturday, August 22, 2009

Déjà vu Ramadhan
Salam to All…….wow it’s been almost a month from the last update….Im so busy and I had caught fever and down for almost two weeks. Alhamdulilah I’m ok now and it’s just the right time for me to welcome holy month of Ramadhan.

I couldn’t helps but feels nostalgic whenever Ramadhan visit us. Ramadhan by default is a month of celebration, religious devoutness, and strengthening family and social ties, but for me, it is the month when the feelings of homesickness reach a peak, with all the nostalgic feelings Ramadan brings.

Feeling nostalgic and craving for my mum's cooking always tingling in my mind. I can list down all my must -have gastronomic item….sob3x. The holy month of Ramadan is also a time for feasting and rejoicing. Ramadhan bazaar appears in every city and town, bustling with activity and bursting at the seams with great food. At hometown, without fail I will visit Satok Bazaar Ramadhan, eating food by my ‘eyes’ and end up with nothing. I will make another round and make difficult decision to buy..but I still like the ambience.

During this Ramadhan, sahur with family is always the best. I lost my appetite just now during my lonely sahur (my sis, BIL and my nephews went back to Malaysia for hols) and how I wish I can go through this with those peoples I love. Sahur always remind me with my mum. She such a supermum and wife, she almost never fails to wake up early and prepare meal for sahur. Whenever everything is ready she will wake all of us. Even when my sisters can take over the post, she will always be the first in kitchen. There was one time (we were kids and my dad is handicap in kitchen) and she had a fever. … and hardly can’t get up from bed but she still fulfill her duty. She took a head scarf and tied around her head like bandana head band to reduce the headache so she can prepare meal for sahur.

Another ritual that is close to my heart is the ‘man’s activity’ with my dad during Ramadhan. Since teenager I always follow my dad to visit the old, poor and needy peoples. My dad will look for close and long distance relatives and then any needy people to be given goodies and ‘duit raya’. This activity is very meaningful and teaches me how to become a better person. At the same time it makes me realize there still a lot of unfortunate people in Malaysia.
To all blogger friends- Happy Ramadhan Al Mubaraq;
As the crescent moon is sighted…And the holy month of Ramadan beings…May Allah bless you with happinessand grace your home with warmth & peace ! (Unknown)
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60 comments:

kuIna LadyInRed said...

salam ..
selamat berpuasa.

Zareda Norman said...

Arsaili

Salam Ramadhan and selamat berpuasa..

mOEha Aziz said...

salam arsaili,

salam ramadan... penah melalui apa yg arsaili lalui kini... 4 tahun berendam duka sewaktu ramadan menjelma... namun yakin arsaili akan bertambah kuat... :)

ashley said...

May Allah give your strength to go tru this Ramadhan..
Nice to hear from you!!

Yunus Badawi said...

Salam.
Ko demam sampai 2 minggu rupanya. Alhamdulillah ko dah baik.

Selamat berpuasa.

FL said...

Selamat menyambut Ramadhan al-Mubarak juga

Semoga sama2 kita memperolehi baraqah di bulan yang mulia ini.

selamat berpuasa... :)

izman said...

rasanya ibu2 didunia ini memang lahir dengan kekuatan yg luar biasa.

selamat berpuasa. thanks for the puasa wishes thru sms today.

Kak Elle said...

selamat menyambut ramadhan yg mulia ye Arsaili...kalau nak berbuka ramai pergi aje ke Spencer Village ok?

DrSam said...

Salam Ramadhan almubarak to you bro. I hope your initial plan to celebrate Raya in Malaysia would be materialized. Be strong and hoping to seeing you soon.

BEiB said...

Salam...
Breaking fast and sahur with the loved ones esp. Mak &@ Pak will bring back the memories of the good old days...
Selamat Berpuasa..

KhairiL's said...

selamat berpuasa bro =)

patungcendana said...

have a great ramadhan arsaili...:-)

CAHAYA said...

Salam Ramadhan. Went to bazaar today. And after few round going back n forth, I managed to catch 1 packet nasi lemak and rm1 kuih cara. That's all. I need to let my eyes buy for me tomorrow. ;)

Lan Bingka said...

selamat berpuasa! semoga amalan kita lebih baik dpd tahun lepas..

abah aman said...

Salam Ramdhan,
Rebutlah peluang yang ditawarkan oleh Allah. Awal Ramadhan itu rahmat, pertengahan itu pengampunan dan akhir Ramadhan itu pembebasan dari api neraka.

cikMilah said...

Salam Ramadhan dan Selamat Berpuasa.

Penabahari said...

Salam Ramadan Arsaili,
Saya tak sempat ke pasar Satok semalam, hujan lebat..singgal di Choice Mall, ada berjual juadah di sana. Sekarang ni mata tak begitu jalang seperti dulu bila melihat juadah. Beli apa yang perlu untuk keluarga di rumah yg semakin mengecil.

zany said...

salam ramadan, moga kali ini lebih diberkati. InsyaAllah

Manje said...

slm Ramadan dan selamat berpuasa arsaili. wah~!! you definitely has a wonderful parent. and hopefully Ramadan make us all a better person, amin.

aliff muhammad said...

Salam,
Dear Arsaili,

Salam Ramadhan 1430 H. May this ramadhan bring you happiness. Lots of joy and jazakallahu khair.

Over the weekend, I balik kampung, temankan emak dan ayah berbuka puasa :)

blackpurple @ jowopinter said...

Salam Ramadhan.

Selamat menyempurnakan ibadah puasa sdr..

theconfused said...

salam ramadhan...

tahun nih, 1st time betul2 sorag berbuka n sahur..

syahduuu... :)

fahana_ann said...

salam ramadhan kembali
thnx drop the commnt..
hebatnya si ibu..memang tiada tandingan kekuatan dan kesabarannya..

yOnnA said...

bro,
selamat berpuasa :)

silversarina said...

Selamat berpuasa .

Baca n3 ni akak pun teringat kenangan berpuasa masa kecik2 dulu , memang indah .

Ku Keng said...

Salam Ramadhan.

BTW I was in Oxford just about the same time you were there. July wasn't it?

jejakalkindi said...

selamat menyambut ramadhan arsaili..

Masy said...

samat bposa bro arsaili n family :)

madam gold said...

Ramadhan Kareem to you too.Begitulah kalau dah jadi Pak Malau.Samehere abt 20 years ago...

syah shah said...

Salam Ramadhan...

Being away from family actually brings us closer to them at heart... :D :D

Ibu selalunya macam tu lah... Dalam mulut duk kata demam, tak larat, tapi kaki dan tangan masih juga lincah membuat kerja... semuanya demi suami dan anak-anak... moms are the greatest... :D :D

Faisal Admar said...

i never experience this before in my life. away from family and fasting alone in other people's country. i know it will really give me sorrowfulness.

right now what i can say is you must be strong. soon you will be back to your family and do fast together with them. ok?

p/s: i like the way you do the tag :P

MULAN said...

Ramadhan Kareem.. kesian iftar & sahur sorang2...

hayat said...

Ramadhan Kareem.

aNIe said...

Salam Ramadhan dari akak buat arsaili...

Ramadhan selalunya mengimbau banyak kenangan di masa lampau...semua kenangan itu menjadikan kita manusia yang lebih baik dari semalam

en_me said...

salam ramadhan abang arsaili ittewww.. ooops, u answered my TAG tokk.. thanx very much (sungguh tak sangka).. ekeke

MZ said...

salam ramadhan bro,
may u have HIS full blessings and forgiven during this holy month.
nothing is really matters other than the objective. other are just trials and nuisance.

Fly said...

salam ramadhan dan selamat berbuka pose bro

Kasawari said...

Salam Bro,

tidak terlewat ucapkan selamat menjalani ibadah puasa... ingat lagi Ramadhan 2007.. pertemuan di Senai Airport.. huhu

KAMATO said...

salam ramadhan, semoga dikurniakan kesihatan utk beribadat dibulan mulia ni

Abdullah said...

Ramadhan Kareem bro..

May this Holy Month bring us closer to our Creator.

CT said...

Salam Ramadhan & Selamat Berpuasa!

Pak Ngah: said...

:: salam... selamat berpuasa di rantau... dan begitulah ibu mithali kepada anak2 mithali dan suami mithali...

Ezad said...

salam ramadhan bos!

ASYIQ said...

Dulu dan kini amat takjub dgn kehebatan seorng insan yg bernama "ibu". Kini bila bergelar ibu, mmg sifat itu dtg sendiri...menyiapkn sahur, membangunkn anak2, bimbing mereka ke bilik air, tlg gosokkan gigi dn memujuk utk mkn di meja makan.....sblm itu berusaha memastikan menu sahur yg terbaik yg boleh dijamah oleh anak2 dgn berselera....

...betul, sifat itu dtg sendiri...walaupun tidak sehebat ibu sendiri!

...dunia terus bersinar dgn kasih sayang seorang ibu!!!

Razak said...

Salam sdra...

Selamat berpuasa, bila nak balik?

noorlara said...

memang seronok bersahur dan berbuka dengan keluarga...sendirian menghadapi juadah sudah tentu menjejaskan selera namun itulah cabaran bila dirantau orang. Semoga selamat menjalani ibadat puasa hingga kehujungnya.

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cikdinz said...

bulan pose tak sihat plak ye...

Aleeya said...

Salam arsaili,

salam ramadhan al mubarak..

13may said...

salam ramadhan sedara :)

cikdinz said...

salam ramadhan bro...

*meen* said...

salam arsaili,
salam ramadhan dari akak

xiiinam said...

Salam Ramadhan al Mubarak

kayteeze said...

Lama tak dengar cerita.

Memang menyedihkan bila terpaksa berbuka dan bersahur sendirian. Tie pernah sahur sorang2 masa study dulu, tak tertelan dibuatnya...

Salam ramadhan, dan selamat menjalani ibadah berpuasa~

maza said...

aduhaii.. teringatlah pulak berbuka puasa bersama keluarga di kampung gitew. huhuhu

kirana said...

Selamat bpuasa. Semuga lebih keinsafan di bulan yg mulia ni.

noorlara said...

dah berbuke ke kat sana sekarang, sini 1.30 tengari, beraya kat mana, balik malaysia tak?

Mak Su said...

salam bahagia

maksu terkenang time masak lemang, dan sebelum tu pegi cari buluh lemang, nostalgic sungguh

kuchalana said...

salam ...

saja nak share maklumat yg hang tanya ritu... wife aku org srawak.. org sri aman.. slalu stahun balik 3 kali.. raya cina (sbb bapa dia cina), gawai (mak dia iban) dan Kristmas sbb family dia beragama kristian.

aku sendiri tok blah mak cina mualap, moyang blah mak benggali mualap n nenek blah bapak india mualap.

1Malaysia gitu... smua aku sambut sbb ada lagi family member yg masih beragama lain..

Kasawari said...

Ucapan Selamat Tinggal Ramadhan dengan penuh terharu dan berdoa semoga dipertemukan sekali lagi di Ramadhan yang akan datang..

Selamat Hari Raya.. Maaf Zahir dan Batin dari Kami sekeluarga..