After a month of fasting (goodbye Ramadan 2014) comes a day (or a month if you’re in South East Asia) of feasting!
This year, I was unable to ‘balik kampung’ or return home to celebrate this very special day with my immediate and extended family. While I am filled with sadness at the prospect of celebrating apart from them, I have found a community of friends here whom I will be celebrating with this year. I am spending the whole day today cooking lodeh, lontong and beef rendang for the gathering tomorrow.
Of course, my Raya celebrations in Vancouver does not and will not replace the memories and times I’ve had celebrating with family in Singapore but it’s important for me to keep reminding myself that I have friends and family where ever I am.
Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak all! May you take this day to reflect on the bountiful blessings you have been given.