Celebrated first day raya at SA as usual. This year's theme was orange-pink. Pagi2 bangun Jeeb pegi solat sunat Raya. When Qeeb woke up, the negotation begins T___T I had to convince him to wear his baju melayu wpon dah tiap2 ari pep talk ngan dia on what he needs to do during Hari Raya. He agreed to wear but minus the sampin and butang baju melayu Lego padahal dia sendiri yang pilih the butang color few days before. We took the obligatory pose at garden. Qeeb looked at the camera...YAY! But too serious...ARGH. Btw, it was hazy that day and got burning smell.
Qeeb facing the camera with his eyes closed pulakkkk! He did that purposely btw. Oh the menu was awesome - ketupat, lemang, rendang, nasik briyani, etc. It wasn't even noon yet and I think i already gained 2kg.
Salam2 raya, parents and children, brothers and sister, husband and wife, uncles/ aunties and nephews/ nieces.
Group photo of us
Oh we also had a celebrity guest came beraya....Sarimah in the house! She's like a doll! So pretty! Cemana dia bleh datang? She's a cousin to jeeb's cousin's husband and she wanted to join beraya...something like that i guess.
In the evening, kitowang kluar kejap to chillax minom coffee and makan ice cream. SA mall completely closed and the only kedai yang bukak were Starbux and Baskin Wobin that have own entrance.
Guests kept on coming till magrib baru officially tutup kedai. We freshen up to get ready pegi beraya and joined other cousins yang dah gathered kat umah auntie Aki. Love the look on everyone's faces at the table with scrumptious food.
And happily chit chatting tak kira usia. Very raya scene laidat!
Hope everyone's had a lovely raya insya Allah. In spite of the tragic crash of MH17, Alhamdulillah kita dapat merasa family gathering and beraya with loved ones.
Nota kaki: Tak banyak high reso photos this year to make a Raya photobook. *sad*
On Friday, before the long weekend stretched to Raya holidays, the company released the staff noon onwards. Weeeee! On last day tuh jugak abeskan our pending raya decor around the department...liat beno nak menggantung. Tapik teringin...acaner. Pasang lagu raya semangat sket.
Bergambo ngan bebudak department lain. Ekceli ramai dah start cuti so the office was quite empty.
Kat lobby ada small backdrop and classic decor. Us before balik...ada yang nak singgah jalan TAR lah, midvalley lah, modvier lah for last minute shopping. TGIF and the half day release ^.^
Early June our system went life on new platform. I went to work as early as 6.30am to join the team to monitor first batch processing at 7am. Alhamdulillah everything went well and we went for breakfast.
Much much later of that month, the company threw an appreciation dinner for the team at Aloft, Sentral. There were about 28 of us.
Lets start diggin shall we?
Dessert spread always look interesting heheh
Group photos in between.
Some of the foods i tried
I think everyone who joined the dinner that night are in this photo :)
So that was it. I think the food was quite good, even some commented there weren't much choice. If you are wondering how much it cost, here's the bill.
I'm sure most of you dah penah dengar pasal Vendeur Festival. The first one was in May at Stadium Melawati Shah Alam. Last weekend plak baru jer buat the second one at Matrade, but I didn't go to this one. The crowd for these event, omg memang stok giler sendat punyer. Why? Because banyak famous brands under one roof. Maka nak jadik citer iols pon terjebak dalam kesendatan yang melanda kat Stadium hari tuh. I went with Wawa, we almost suffocate and sweating like mad...seriously! Nak beli barang pon jadik cemas and kalut sebab takde space nak stop. The layout was like a maze with no shortcut and no turning back. If you try to do so, you gotta find the right moment to pusing because you'll be menentang arus. I may sound exaggerating but that was what i experienced on that day. Oh ya not too mention the too overly loud Azwan Ali as mc...boleh plak dia nyanyi lagu dangdut. Oihh rasa nak pitam sbb bingit.
Tengok laa all the big names yang ada. Each brand dah ada beribu loyal fans, so kalo ada banyak brand berpuluh2 ribu jadiknyer.
Some of the booths that I managed to capture. Sambil lalu random snap. Baju, dress, kasut, shawl, tudung, accessories, phone case, monopod etc. Memang banyak barang best i must say, but the pleasure of browsing tuh takde. I managed to beli one malika shawl and that was it.
Lepas beli shawl tuh, we went to have lunch at Foodsbury.
I had roasted chicken and wawa had spaghetti bolognaise. Both meals sedap! Thanks to Wawa sebab belanja! Lepas syiok borak2 tuh I drove to her aunt's house where she parked her car and balik.
Oh ya the Vendeur Fest 2.0 yg last weekend tuh pon iols tgk meriah kat instagram. Ada banyak sale! Pakkal buat kat Matrade, kalo kat stadium again memang singgah gak kot hak hak. Hard to resist! Just like Karnival Teratak Glam hosted by Hanis Zalikha, i know it's gonna be crowded but I still went to check it out. But that one teratur and breathable sket.
I just realized birthday entries for this year baru ada satu. Birthday Jeeb in May pon tak de...omai! Like many of you we make a big deal about our loved ones birthday kannn. So on Jeeb's birthday I treated him a buffet dinner at Agehan, Grand Bluewave Hotel. Since he likes japanese food, so I chose this place and he squeaked when I said we are going here.
Why Agehan? Because it is halal certified by JAKIM. Insya Allah terjamin and no doubt on pork-free status. Plus it was in SA so that means dekat hehe. Our favourite was the teppanyaki station at the back where they have menu like prawns, lamb, chicken and beef.
Qeeb muka malu2 kucen.
Ice cream was also part of the buffet even though it was not visible, lol! Tuh pon nampak table next to ours ordered ice cream.
After dinner, we had birthday cake at home. Bought a salted caramel mille crepe from Foodsbury. Something different than the usual cake and it was really sedap!
Alhamdulillah dapat celebrate together. Happy birthday my chayang and I always doakan yang terbaik for you and us. On Saturday, we had a chinese dinner with the whole family at La La Chong. Rejeki makan makan :)