Sunday, October 12, 2008
Syawal Visit Marathon
We will visit each others' homes... seek forgiveness for our past wrong doings to one another, eat, drink and be merry... watch short excerpts of some famous movies, catching-up with one another and appreciating everybody's lovely homes... all within the span of one day.
Yes, it can be done.
Since we have been awarded Grandpas and Grandmas statues with the birth of our nieces' children, these once cute little children have children of their own. Soon the be, their own homes too.
With the ever increasing headcounts, so far, a coach can still contain the lot of us. The only thing that becomes lesser is the time spent in each home... to be able to visit all the homes within the day.
We would start fresh, cheerful with zing and slowly dampen down at the end of the day... not because we got tired, but by that time, we would be stuffed, bloated and sleepy by midnight.
It seems, every year we would put on our lost weight back within that single day after shedding it off with the month-long fasting during the Ramadan month. The temptation to savor those scrumptious home-cooked food is just too great. It is after all the celebration and feasting is not too far down the list.
It has been an awesome day, exactly like the previous years before if not better. I would not miss it for anything. It brings us close together as family, it sets a tradition to have our children and our children's children to know and mingle with one another... long after our parents are gone, and hopefully long after we are gone.
I love them all.