Today all Malaysian celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri or Eid ul Fitr. Although this celebration is for Muslim after one Month Fasting in Ramadhan, in the spirit of 1 Malaysia, others celebrate it with their Muslim friends by visiting open houses enjoying the festive food that they have very familiar with since childhood. Ketupat, Rendang, Lemang, Dodol, Sambal Pecel and various type of cookies can be considered the all Malaysian food. 2-3 Days before the Eid ul Fitr, Malaysia will be the land of Bazaar. This will be the month where most of the shoppers will go to the street. Month were the Big Shopping Complex can’t get as much as sales they hope for because every corner of the street the will be people selling. I can say that the atmosphere before 1st Eid ul Fitr were more thrill and at the climax period. Although the seller are targeting the celebrator, everybody, tourist also find it very hot experience. Hot in terms of the weather, the spotted traffic jammed, the bargaining, hot food fried in front of the street and the sea of people.
Either the world economy booming or down, the day must be celebrated. Just adjust the budget to suite the pocket. For me, this is time for my children get new clothes and shoes (anyway every year they got new one) . This year our theme is purple in colour. With new same color (or we called it Sedondon) baju kurung and baju melayu make us like one spirit. Actually it was hard for me to find new baju kurung and baju melayu in small size. Thank Allah, we found it at Taman Cempaka Bazaar Ramadhan. Its very cute and nice to my babies. But to find small sampin was another hard story. Maybe next year I will make it. Whatever we wore or do, just enjoy the celebration with your family & friends. Dont forget this is Hari Raya, once a year. Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir & Batin.
p.s While we enjoying the tables with loads of delicacies please read the article below:
Hunger Projected To Affect More Than 1 Billion In This Year
Sep 16 2009 — With the global economy beginning to show signs of turning the corner, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today issued an urgent plea to ensure that those hardest hit by the financial crisis – considered by many to have started one year ago this week – are not forgotten.
There are more hungry people in the world and less food aid than ever before, with the number of the world’s hungry to surpass 1 billion this year while the flow of food aid is at its lowest in two decades. “For the world’s most vulnerable, the perfect storm is hitting with a vengeance,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in a statement issued in London.
So far, the agency has received less than half of the $6.7 billion it needs to feed 108 million people in 74 countries, she noted. At current funding levels, WFP will be forced to cut back its life-saving activities to feed the hungry in places such as Kenya, Bangladesh and Somalia. “Donors have been extremely generous, but the fact is that the cost of food is still high, needs have gone up and this requires the world to step to the place in a bigger way,” Ms. Sheeran said.
People in the United States and Europe are increasingly relying on government safety nets for food, she pointed out, but 80 per cent of the world does not have this luxury. “We urgently need an additional $3 billion to meet those needs, which is less than 0.01 per cent of what was put on the table to stabilize the world financially.”