Friday, October 2, 2015

Eid Al-Adha

Date: 24 September 2015

After 3 years of living in Toowoomba, shamefully, I have to admit that this is the first time I actually went for Eid prayers. The reason was mostly because of the kids, but, oversleeping was partly to blame. However, this year, I was so determined to go that I bathe the kids before sleeping and prepared their jubah the night before. And yes, the whole family made it to the bowling hall in the CBD at 7.15am. As the mosque was too small, the Islamic society had to rent a hall for the Eid prayer.

With the imam. 

I didn't cook much, just a simple dish of sate, nasi impit and kuah kacang. And I ate them alone. A very different environment than back home in Malaysia where Eid is all about feasting with extended family and friends.

Alhamdulillah, we performed akikah for Afi this year, slaughtered 2 lambs. While Hasben went to Brother Yahya's farm to slaughter the lambs (yes, he did it himself, very proud of him), me and the boys slept for 3 hours, after kimi finished his play date with Aish. Meriah sangat raya kami, haha! 

Well, anyway, these are Hasben's pictures at the farm:

Hasben with his new second hand Aussie hat from Vinnies

Dividing the meat for sadaqah at Hana/Jai's house. 

As you may already figured out, we will be having all kinds of lamb based food for the next 2 to 3 weeks...

Starting with roast lamb:

Lamb curry:

Lamb soup:

Lamb pizza:

Lamb sate:

I think I need to take some break from lamb! Eid mubarak peeps.

Photos courtesy of: Amilin AJ, hanayorie & ezam_shah. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Date: 28 September 2015

The Northern Hemisphere had witnessed a total lunar eclipse yesterday, with the moon appearing larger than usual. Meanwhile, in the Southern Hemisphere, the moon looked super bright, absolutely gorgeous! It lighted up the sky, highlighting the clouds around it. This was right in front of my house:

Anyways, had a bit of a laugh with Kimi's new vocab. A few days back:

Me: Kimi please open the door for me.
Kimi opens door...
Me: Thank you my darling~
Kimi: You're welcome my big people...

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