Eid ul-Fitr or Hari Raya is the month of visiting and eating, chatting and gossiping, asking for forgiveness and forgiving, giving money (especially) and receiving. As far as people in Johor are concerned, Eid is celebrated throughout the month, right until the end. So here are the few people whom I had seen until the third day of the celebration.
1st Raya - Dr. Radiah, my old classmate from SMS Muar, and her husband, Dr. Rasyeed, came visiting with her brother and nephew. They are both lecturing in UiTM Shah Alam. The last time we met was like two years ago and it was good to see them again.
2nd Raya - Out of the blue, he was there standing outside my door. Idzham, an ex-student, who is now studying in UM, came alone driving. I was really surprised to see him, but of course it was a pleasant one.
2nd Raya - Sharmin (the guy from Melbourne posting) and Sharudin (both ex-students of my school) and Sharina (form 4) came with their parents.We have become like family friends now.
3rd Raya - Suhana Abdul Jamal with her 3 kids at her parents' house which is just a stone's throw away from mine An old friend from college days, she is currently teaching in Sungai Petani and this is also like an annual event when we get to meet.
So another 27 days to go with more people to meet, to entertain and to be entertained.