22.1.09

Memories: Family Day 2002


The year was 2002. My uncle Ayah Chu and his wife Mak Su initiated a family day for our extended family (my bapak's siblings and cousins). It was held over three days and two nights at Bagan Lalang, Sepang. We came and took over the entire resort (can't recall the name though). It was held about two weeks after AidilFitri... so it became a Raya gathering of sorts as well.

As in usual Family Day, we organised telematches and drawing contest for the kids, among others. We also held a Qiamullail (also known as the "night prayer" performed by followers of Islam. It is not one of the five obligatory prayers required of all Muslims, yet still, Rasulullah S.A.W performed it many times and encouraged his companions to offer it for its many rewards and benefits.). We woke up at 4am and prayed until subuh. The Qiam was led by my young cousins - twins Shahir and Faisal. It was extremely gratifying to be able to perform the Qiam with my uncles, aunts and cousins.

The highlights of the Family Day was the "Malam Gemilang Raya" where all families in attendance were required to perform. Of course, instead of humiliating ourselves by trying to sing in front of my family members, both Yan and I made and forced our three young daughters to perform a dance routine to the tune of Sherina's Kembali Ke Sekolah (I must say it is still very much one of the catchy songs I've ever heard). And of course, six years on, the three girls had sworn that they would never ever do that again.

All in all, it was a fun night - we sang, danced, laughed and in some instances a few even shed tears. It was indeed a night where we as a family were overwhelmed with love. A night to remember indeed.

5 comments:

Yang Safia said...

cant wait for the upcoming family day on opah's side. abah been talkin bout it n i seriously cnt expect wat to come. n the fact dat i x kenal pon sesape on opah's side. =___=

im juz goin to mingle.

Mior Azhar said...

Kakak,

did your dad mention that we are supposed to come up with some performance or sumthin'? Masa meeting ari tu Ayah Ngah buat bodo jer... let the others perform... but if you want to do something with your siblings let me know... I've asked my daughters and they were like "NOOOOOOOO!)

Yang Safia said...

WAT THE HELL?! HE CERTAINLY DIDNT SAY A WORD ON IT!!!!!!!! OMG!!! but then again, he prolly thought that ur daughters goin to come up with sumfin. i mean, they are talented. OR MAYBE...i shud team up with ur girls n buat a performance like AN ODE TO TWILIGHT.

like

"Ladies and Gentlemen, lets all have a moment of silence in order to acknowledge the pure awesomeness of twilight!"

or "we cud perform or reinact the whole book or sumfin."

and turned it into a twilight appreciation party.

Wan Mah is sooooooooooooooo going to die if this happens. LOL

Asma said...

Kak Safia,
Us talented? hahahaha. You know what... Bapak asked us to perform the dance routine that we did masa our family day kat Bagan Lalang in 2002. And we looked at him blankly and said "Bapak, you got to be seriously kidding?".
Anyway, an Ode to Twilight sounds fabs la Kak. But I'm afraid nanti kot2 kita jer yang syok sendiri hahahha

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