Monday, 13 September 2010

..pakmat's raya..

..raya will always be about children..and fireworks..



..as was pakmat's raya..it was a riotous first day..nay, it started the night before..as we gave thanks to Him on the last breaking of fast, saying our goodbye to the month of Ramadan..there was a tinge of sadness at the mosque after the last solat of the night, followed by a recital of the Takbir Raya, amid the loud and incessant firing of crackers that continued late into the night.. it was like Bachok was at war..the loud reports and flashes of light send Ayam fleeing into the dark..

..memories of past Ramadans and Rayas came to the mind..as a kid of Upin's age with mother..trying on a pair of new shorts she had patched up together from leftover cloth..as a youth in KL, alone in his rented room, fighting the tears that flowed on hearing the Takbir Raya on the radio, not really knowing where to go, and kampung was too far..as a man with two wives, and trying to juggle Raya between the two of them..


..after a time, pakmat no longer makes 'balik kampung' trips..for he has become the kampung his children came back to...and as Ramadan receded, and Syawal makes its way, he gave his thanks to his Lord..for that little time and that little space, when he was together with his children...and his children's children..

..until the next Ramadah..God willing...

17 comments:

luahfikiran said...

SALAM PAKMAT,
SAMA KITA NI ! ANAK DAN CUCU YANG BALIK KE RUMAH KITA. SAMPAI KETIKANYA, KITA PULA DIZIARAHI. MOGA KITA DAPAT BERTEMU LAGI RAMADHAN DI TAHUN DEPAN

Wan Sharif said...

Alhamdulillah kerana kita di beri taufik dan hidayah untuk bersyukur diatas segala rahmat dan nikmat yang di beri NYA

June Malik said...

ramainya seronok :) meriah nampak. selamat hari raya kita PM. Insyaallah tahun depan beraya lagi kita bersama !

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Wow! You must have been smiling from ear to ear observing the antics of the young ones.... Bila semua dah balik nanti, sunyilah pulak rumah tu, kan? purrr....meow!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hello Pakmat,

I really like the way u wrote;

...after a time, pakmat no longer makes 'balik kampung' trips..for he has become the kampung his children came back to...and as Ramadan receded, and Syawal makes its way, he gave his thanks to his Lord..for that little time and that little space, when he was together with his children...and his children's children..

Awww that is so cool and in a way u r truly blessed, I supposed this is the goal in life for all of us too.

And I bet u r having the;
Times of your life

Peace, Good health & happiness to you always.

Cheers,
Tommy

P/S – So how many children & grandchildren do u have now?

Pat said...

Having all the family together must have been bliss.

pakmat said...

..salam raya, friends..

..luahfikiran..kita dah menjadi kampung kepada anak-anak kita..alhamdulillah..

..wansharif..sama-sama bersyukur, wan..:)

..jm..ramai dan seronok..kita jumpa tahun depan..insyaallah..

drwati said...

meriah pakmat...selamat hari raya! maaf zahir batin dari anak cucu di sini

Pak Man laksam said...

Semoga Pak mat ceria selalu!.

Nana said...

I wish I would lead an ideal life like you when I am older where children and cucu-cicit come back home for Raya. People take for granted these would happen eventually in their lives but the truth is, there are so many people with children who didn't celebrate raya with their kids. Some with acceptable reasons and lots with absurd reasons. Having a normal life is good. That's my goal in life. :)

hazeleyed lady said...

SALAM EID_FITRI pakmat.
...i am looking forward to this kind of moment...where i dont have to 'balik kampung' and i'll be 'the kampung' to all my kids.
Maaf zahir batin.

pakmat said...

..mydear catinsydney..ear2ear? more like a cheshire cat..:)

..yes, tommy..the time of my life..thank you for the doa..how many children? how about 13 from 3 mothers..and 8 cucu with more on the way..hehe..

..hi, pat..bliss is any way of saying it..:)

pakmat said...

..salam drwati..selamat hari raya to you and family..take care disana..:)

..salam nana..and there's nothing to stop you from reaching your goal in life..take care and have a joyous raya..

..hi hazel..as one day you will..meantime..take care..

curly hair said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri pak mat.

Seeing your big family, make me want to have more kids....hmmmm..

pakmat said...

..salam raya, curly hair..I loved that hmmmm.....:)..

Nur Misnan said...

salam Pak Mat..
Beautiful familys..
u still lookkk... Mach9 Man

pakmat said...

..salam nur..no, I cannot reach Mach 1..not anymore..:)