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Rocking my baju kurung with my cookies. ;-)

Rocking my baju kurung with my cookies. ūüėČ

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is celebrated by all Muslims throughout the world to mark the end of the month of Ramadhan, a month of fasting and consecration. After 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting during Ramadan, the first three days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri are celebrated on a grand scale back in Malaysia.

All Malaysians welcome this as a time to enjoy good traditional Malay food. This year most of my Malay friends have gone back to Malaysia to celebrate¬† Hari Raya with their families and friends. I’m stuck in Italy!!! So I decided to celebrate my Hari Raya with the Italian neighbours. Who do not have a clue about what Hari Raya is.

I organized an Open House last Saturday for all my neighbours to enjoy and to experience how we Malaysian celebrate Hari Raya or Eid Fitri. I prepared everything on my own, rice cube, tomato rice, roti jala, veal rendang, kuah lontong, fried chicken, chicken curry and 4 types of cookies (london almond, biskut dahlia, almond cookies and coconut macaroon).¬† It took me 2 days to prepare the whole meal and 2 days just for the cookies.¬† Don’t get all excited and think ‘Oh my god she’s so diligent’ in the matter of fact I missed my family and friends back in Malaysia. Rather than dwell on it, might as well I move my skinny ass to organize this festive season with all the festivities food.

I wore my traditional dress, baju kurung,¬†which I bought 2 years ago in Kuala Lumpur. It’s a sort of caftan paired with a skirt called sarong, cotton cream material with blue print on it and with beads and pearls.

It was a magical evening! My neighbours and all the other invited guests all complimented me for the food, the dress and the atmosphere that I contributed to create.

Check out the video. Enjoy!

If you can’t play the video check through this link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l99rEG-Seq0

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