YaHuuuu.... thank God for such a wonderful Eid-ul Fitri. Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. All my guests have left and I am left with plenty of feel-good hormones : D
I wish we could start the Eid party earlier, as soon as the Eid solat was over because the kids were all so eager to come even though we had a special bunting indicating the party hours.
Anyhow here is a snapshot of the unforgettable moments. This posting is especially dedicated to my young guests. I showed them their pics from last year's Eid and they expected more! Therefore, for this year's Eid gathering at my humble abode, I have got to post more photos for their sake or they might complaint.
|She felt honored as she was first to arrive and first to sign the Guest Book.|
Each young visitor was asked to write their name, ambition and age.
|Everyone seemed to enjoy holding the bubble speech props. Adults too.|
Credit goes to my team mate Hana who handled the design work.
|One of them was brave enough to quietly approach me asking for an extra chicken drumstick LOL.|
|They came in pairs.|
|He must have been very regular in his terawih prayers|
cos the moment his buddies saw the choices for bubble speech props,
they picked this one for him cos he deserved it!
|The boy on the right had one hand on his money pouch in case someone steals it. LOL|
|Glad most of them ate more food this time.|
|The bunch who hung around the longest : )|
|This boy got teased pretty bad cos he made a special request to take another photo with me on top of the group photo.|
|The loudest bunch!|
|Enjoying the popsicles. Some begged for one more. LOL.|
|Glad we made the 'Place your shoes here'' sign which was especially helpful for the bashful kids who were not sure what to do as they entered. It was fun seeing how the kids carried themselves.|
|We have got two boys wanting to be a boxer.|
No one had it as an ambition last year. It's amazing the kind of impression the late Muhammad Ali had left on us all.
|They came back for the second time bringing another two siblings.|
On the second visit, the boy was brave enough to tell me "I want to take away one ice cream for my younger sister who's at home''
|Teh Tarik popsicle was a hit!|
|We who love taking Wefie especially the girl in peach scarf.|
|The most timid girl. She came alone quietly and hesitantly to sign the guest book and then left.|
We saw her brother waiting for her on a motorbike at a distant.
The only person who did not even want to enter the house.
|The prettiest pose of all. We have got two people wanting to be air stewardess. I bet the girl in orange is one of them.|
|The boy in peach outfit asked me: ''Do you have 'open house' everyday or only on Hari Raya?"|
|Some of them came from Batu Uban (a village neighboring Gelugor) on a bike. Five on a bike! But their brother was clever enough to take the safer short cut route.|
|Was impressed that the girl in orange proudly held the bubble speech prop that says: "I can speak English."|
She sure can!
|My regular guests - the tahfiz boys from Cambodia [+ 1 Malaysian orphan]|
Solehin making duá. He is a senior student who is capable of handling his buddies at a majlis so their Malaysian guru could spend Eid with his family.
|Their presence on the balcony must have attracted a group of pious men who were going round the village making ziarah.|
|Cambodian tahfiz boys signing the Guest Book.|