Hopefully it’s not too late to wish all my readers (if any of them left), a happy Eid Mubarak or Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. My festive holiday was rather short because my wife and I are saving up our paid leave for a travel project we are planning next year. Hopefully our dreams would come true by then.
It’s Hari Raya 2008 today. It is also raining outside of my bedroom window. Oh well, this year I only got 2 physical Hari Raya cards. 3 or 4 years ago, I can get almost 10 – 15 physical Hari Raya cards. It seems like people are now resorting to just using SMS. I’ve already got almost 10 Hari Raya SMS wishes and I think by the first day of Hari Raya ends, I’ll get a couple of more SMSes. I haven’t send any replies nor send out Hari Raya SMSes simply because I’m waiting for the time where I’ll get off my laptop and get bored while waiting to get home later on, then I’ll start SMSing.
Similar to last year Hari Raya, I still went to work eventhough there were only 6 people left at my office. I was the only person who had worked on the day before Hari Raya last year and repeating it again this year. The others are all the personnel who joined the company after me. I didn’t do much work at the office since a lot of people had already started their holiday. Luckily the boss gave a half day leave so guess what, I saved one day of my annual leave yesterday. Of course I had to take a leave on Friday so that I can enjoy a 5 days of Hari Raya holiday.
Anyway, here’s my Hari Raya digital card for this year’s Hari Raya 2008 to all my blog readers:
Have a nice holiday!
Being a newbie in the company has it drawback. For instance, I don’t have any holidays yet since I’m still under probation. I could apply for one but it’ll affect my leave application in the future if I really need one. There are only 3 person in the company that doesn’t apply for any leave, that would include myself of course.
What I really like when it’s the holiday season especially Raya is the absence of other people. It is less crowded, it’s not busy anymore and most of all, I have a lot of spaces. Too much I guess. Check out the Jalan Duta stretch which is normally jam-packed with cars during my morning drive to work and my office place:
Jalan Duta Stretch the day before Hari Raya 2007
No one is in my department?
A lot of my colleagues have already left town 2-3 days before today. If you are wondering why I’m still in town, I celebrate Hari Raya in Kuala Lumpur every year. My parents, my grandparents (except for my mother’s family) are all living in KL. Simply saying, you can say that I am a native KL people. Still, I was born in Kedah and raised in Selangor, so can I confirmed myself of being a native KL? Anyway, I’m going back to work as usual on Tuesday. I hope next year would be different.
This year, I haven’t sent any Hari Raya cards to anybody except for a few SMSes and E-cards. Well, I guess I was too occupied or is it just an excuse? Oh well, here’s a card to all my muslim friends whoever you are reading this post.
“Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir dan Batin (Eid Mubarak)”