Selamat Hari Raya Eid Al-Adha cum Lucian’s bday celebration

It was raining quite heavily this early Eid Al-Adha morning. I prepared the kids to go to mak metua house for a light brunch as later on, we will be heading to mom’s house for a birthday celebration. Mahsuri had his first attempt of eating by hand. Budiman also got to taste nenek’s famous nasi dagang.It’s a traditional dish from Pahang where the ingredients include unpolished rice and spices.Very healthy yet tasty food. I helped Mak to make some Roti Kirai. I am loving it! Lateron, the kids had fun playing games at popo’s house after a scrumptuous lunch prepared by Gong-gong and Popo. Finally, the birthday celebration ended with a cake-cutting session where it is the favourite part for the kids.

I am wearing a custom-made Malay Baju Kurung. I especially chose this cotton cloth with tiny flowers prints on it 'cos it reminds me of the Cheongsam that women wear during the 1930s-50s era. Also the school-girlish image of the bygone era is what I like about it.

I am wearing a custom-made Malay Baju Kurung. I especially chose this cotton cloth with tiny flowers prints on it 'cos it reminds me of the Cheongsam that women wear during the 1930s-50s era. Also the school-girlish image of the bygone era is what I like about it.

This porcelain brooch was a rare find and a gift from Kamal who bought it in England 11 years ago.

This porcelain brooch was a rare find and a gift from Kamal who bought it in England 11 years ago.

Mahsuri and mommy. This is taken at our house void deck infront of a wall mural done by students from Nanyang Junior College.

Mahsuri and mommy. This is taken at our house void deck infront of a wall mural done by students from Nanyang Junior College.

Me and my two precious darlings

Me and my two precious darlings

Mahsuri loves the camera!

Mahsuri loves the camera!

My three handsome boys!

My three handsome boys!

Budiman has his first bite of Nasi Dagang.

Budiman has his first bite of Nasi Dagang.

Mahsuri's first attempt to eat with his right hand.

Mahsuri's first attempt to eat with his right hand.

Wow, it's so difficult to eat Roti kirai with one hand!

Wow, it's so difficult to eat Roti kirai with one hand!

Yeah! Finally managed to eat a mouthful of Roti Kirai with my right hand!

Yeah! Finally managed to eat a mouthful of Roti Kirai with my right hand!

Ayah is feeding Budiman.

Ayah is feeding Budiman.

Mommy is helping nenek to cook Roti Kirai. She is enjoying every bit of the heat, grease, smoke, fragrant and most important, the final product!

Mommy is helping nenek to cook Roti Kirai. She is enjoying every bit of the heat, grease, smoke, fragrant and most important, the final product!

Mahsuri and the Taboosh

Mahsuri and the Taboosh

Games after a scrumptuous lunch at popo's place.

Games after a scrumptuous lunch at popo's place.

Happy family. All except Budiman are in the picture. Budiman was taking his precious afternoon nap then.

Happy family. All except Budiman are in the picture. Budiman was taking his precious afternoon nap then.

Singing the birthday song for cousin Lucian in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese).

Singing the birthday song for cousin Lucian in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese).

Mahsuri and birthday boy Lucian are two inseparable peas!

Mahsuri and birthday boy Lucian are two inseparable peas!

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3 thoughts on “Selamat Hari Raya Eid Al-Adha cum Lucian’s bday celebration

  1. OK, I learnt another name for Roti Jala( net bread ). Thanks! Doing a google, I found out it’s sometimes also called Roti Renjis( sprinkled bread )but unless you’ve got super fingers instead of the usual appliance, I think this isn’t a good name. LOL!

    Isn’t nasi dagang from Terengganu?

  2. Actually hor, come to think of it, from your description of the nasi dagang, sounds like the Kelantanese version due to the “red” rice. What an honour, since it’s difficult to obtain that type of rice. Hmmmm, maybe can use cargo rice, hor……that one can be found in supermarkets…….

  3. Q, you are right! What I learned from Kamal is that nasi dagang is a delicacy from the east coast of Malaysia which includes Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. And roti jala comes in different names but don’t confuse it with roti canai which you definitely know that what we refer here in Singapore as “roti prata”. 🙂

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