Hope still not too late to wish Eid Mubarak here. We have been busy coping up things and adjusting ourselves here and there at this new place. It's quite hard in the beginning but now things have started to fit in the places gradually..:)
Anyway, we last minute decided to perform Eid prayer at the Malaysian Hall in Central London with our friends. It's our second time, alhamdulillah..^_^
Since 1st Syawal fell on Monday, so it is not advisable to drive in to Central London on working/week days. The parking space and parking fee are also limited and expensive so we have no choice except going there by using underground train (Tube), which is the cheapest and the fastest! ;D
It was not easy to wake my kids up early in the morning since they are known as 'owls'. The night time was short since it was still in Summer, so basically we lacked of sleep! Zafri was the most challenging to be bathed and dressed up that morning. Huhu.
So we were rushing and had to skip the proper breakfast at our friends to catch the train at 7am. But thankfully, i still managed to cook and bring nasi impit, rendang daging, kari kambing and nasi lemak with sambal bilis to our friend's. And also bawa bekal roti canai segera to central London too in case the kids get hungry in the train! ;D
|with abg dinn kak Aza family..my girls masing-masing jalan and holding hands with their bffs, ain, sarah and alia..umi dan babah dah tak laku dah..huhuhu..|
This was the first time we ride on the tube during 1st Syawal. What an exciting experience! hehe. Since it's in the peak hour where everyone else were on their way to their workplace, so most of the time we were like sardines in the tin. :D
Not to forget that we were being center of attractions in the train too. :P
They kept glancing at us. Then one of them greeted and asked us sincerely where we were going. We were blushed but after telling them that we were going to Malaysian Hall for Eid Celebration, they all started to understand and one of them did say like; oh, that's why you all are looking cheerful and colourful today and they look so cuteee together! (pointing to the kids). Hehe. We just thanked them politely. :D
We also received greetings from few strangers like 'Eid Mubarak' by the roadside too! Hehe. Anyhow we felt kinda rocks and proud with our national dress, baju kurung and baju melayu in the heart of London that morning ;) hehe..
|us at Malaysian hall waiting to be called for Solat sunat aidilfitri...credit pic to Ain. :)|
|met my pretty junior, Farah who came all the way from Bristol to London ;)|
|and met kak Zaitul darling, who used to be our old neighbor before she and family moved to West London :)|
Babah took Zafri with him to Men's hall. He's allright praying along Babah at first but cried in thesecond rakaat after his kopiah came off his head but only for a while. Hehe. My girls were at their best behaviour too, they stayed in the other room with their bffs. Thanks Kak Aza for keeping eyes on them for me! ;)
Also, kudos to all the staffs at Malaysian Embassy for their hard works. Though it was full house that day, but the event had been carried on smoothly. Alhamdulillah, we managed to perform the Eid prayer and listen to the sermon with other Malaysian Muslims in peace and harmony. But it really touched our hearts when the speaker gave a sermon about Gaza, Palestine..ask us to make dua for our brothers and sisters there who had no chance at all to celebrate Eid happily with their loved ones. :(
Let's keep them in our doa, always!
|in front of Malaysia High Com embassy with other crowds :)|
|with kak Aza and her son, Syabil :)|
|my family and kak Aza;s family but tak cukup quorum, ank2 bertuah bila dah jmp bff mmg lupa la kt parents derg ni,..dah la kene tgu turn bgambar kt sini sebab ramai sgt org.|
|bersilaturrahim selepas solat raya... alhamdulillah...Taqabballahu Minna Waminkum..:)|
Actually, there was Eid feast afterwards but it was announced to be held at 11am. It was late for us to wait with the kids. And the kids already boring so we skipped the feast..After all we didn't think it's a good idea to squeeze in with the kids in such a crowd. Must be a long queue and all!
Lastly, we decided to go to have our Eid photoshoot at Tower Bridge, London. Hehe kemahin! Mentang-mentang la last raya in London, so thought we don't wanna miss this golden chance while we can..:D
|the pretty girls at Tower Hill underground sign..;)|
|candid pic of three of them while feeding the pigeons with roti canai!! nasib baik bawak bekal..:D:D|
|myiris khusyuk feeding pigeons :)|
|zafri pon seronok join skali ^_^|
|my kids with Tower of London/London Dungeon at the back.|
|Bffs Forever :)|
|Double Ootd with kak Aza :D|
So overall, it was still a jolly Eid day for us and everyone else. Since it fell during summer and school holiday so many Malaysian from across the UK took this chance to come down to celebrate with us in London. The more, the merrier! Hehe.
Lastly,, we would like to wish Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir Batin again to all our dearest friends, readers and silent readers for any our wrongdoings, sayings and writings. We hope you and your beloveds have a wonderful Eid as well, wherever you are..:)
Alhamdulillah..another beautiful Eid day for us in London..we got to go to open house at our friends' place too..All Praise to Allah. :)
Hopefully this will be our last raya in London and hopefully, we can celebrate with our beloved family, relatives and friends in Malaysia next year. Can't wait! :)
O Allah, Thank You for your endless love and mercy, for all the bounties, golden opportunities and experiences, we are blessed and thankful. Please forgive our sins, our lacks of ibadah and our wrong words and actions and please give us a chance to live longer to purify our hearts, to gain knowledges, to do good deeds and to help whoever in needs. And we seek for your guidance to improve ourselves and always be humble and down-to-earth, be thankful and better person each day. Amin!
IshamIzu & Co