Somehow this year raya mood was a bit gloomy from last year. Of course we did keep a happy face when in front of others but nobody knows what the heart is filling inside each of my husband's family members and my sides too.
My hubby lost his 2nd bro to cancer late March this year. And my father lost his mother to cancer too on Friday 5th Oct 2007. My late BIL was 33 years old . While my late grandma was 70 plus years old. Both never shown any early signs of cancer. It came in a second just like that. It's hard to lose someone in a matter of less than 5 days after the 1st diagnose. Both of them died immediately after the medical reports were out.
All these things make me think that anything can be taken from us in short span of time. From a healthy body to illness, from living to death. From a happy marriage to a broken one.
This year I dare not to comment much about my MIL raya cookies & morning raya food spread. Some of the food was my late BIL's fav food. Only him who likes to eat dates rolls. And even when he is gone, my MIL still baked it. I dont know how his wife handle it when it comes to fast food. Both of them love eating fast food.
This Raya too brought new changes to my daughter who suddenly enjoy having her photos taken. It must be the camera handphone thing and the digital camera too. She likes to see her photos immediately after it was snapped. So easy to ask her to smile and pose in front of a camera. She herself will decide on how to pose for that snap. Doesn't matter if it was a camera handphone or digital camera, she will bug you all the time. And that was what happened to my brother and my nephew & niece . We were at my MIL's besan's house for jalan raya. As we bid farewell to everyone , Arissa asked two of her cousins who have camera handphones to take her photo. Each one of them had to use their own handphones to take the picture. Only after it was done, did she is finally happy to say goodbye.
I think most of us have started working today. So, have a good day at the office and happy fasting to those yang puasa enam.
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