Saturday, October 21, 2006

Raya in UK

We celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri yesterday - one day earlier than in Malaysia. We drove over to Foleshill where several Malaysian families are residing, including our very good friends - En. Wahab and his wife Kak Lin.

Oh! Yeah! We bought a second-hand Ford Escort recently. Has made such a welcome change to our life. We are much more mobile now, less dependent on other people.

As we drove over to the place, we found out that a road on the route which we normally take was closed. Had to go back to our house and get the map of Coventry and find another way there. Got lost along the way but we finally got there - about 20 minutes more than it would normally take.

It's nice to see that the unique Malaysian culture of open houses are also practised here. Got to know some more Malaysians here. Afer 3 house and some very good food, we started on our journey to Birmingham. One of our friends had invited us to attend their daughter's birthday cum hari raya party. After some excellent road directions from En. Wahab, we were on our way.

As we were getting ready to leave, I heard a lady calling my name loudly - "Adam! Adam!"

Discovered that it was Wan who had come to UK all the way from Belgium to celebrate her Raya here. It was by pure chance that her friend's house was on the same lane with En. Wahab's.

Altogether, it took us about 30 mintues to get to Birmingham, going through the M6. I Was a bit anxious as it was my first time driving there and was really relieved when we finally reached their house without any mishaps. Was plesantly surprised to find my former colleague and his wife there too. The World is getting smaller indeed.




lucia said...

selamat hari raya to you and family, adam!

glad to know that you have a very 'hari raya' hari raya even though in UK as you have a number of malaysian friends to celebrate with.

hyelbaine said...

selamat hari raya and maaf zahir batin bro. you have no idea how lucky you are to be able to spend raya with people you know there ;)

Cheers!!! :D

Jee said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

J said...

Hope that you and your family are having lots of fun celebrating Raya in the UK....

walski69 said...

Adam... a very belated Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir & Batin... Raya away from home is bittersweet, from my own experience many, many years ago.. Hope you and your family enjoy(ed) the occassion.

And all the very best from Walski...


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