Usually Eid is the time we gather with our old and new friends around the London or UK for that matter. Although we live in the same country but to be honest we can't afford to travel every weekend to liverpool or manchester to hang out with them. So any celebration will be an excuse to travel and meet everyone. Back few years I used to travel everywhere to meet and spend few weeks celebrating Eid. Those days I have a lot of holidays and even if I don't I'd still try to make my own holidays. I can always count on my non muslim friends to take lecture notes. Unfortunately we can't do that now that we're working and needed to be in the office 9 to 5.
Other than friends we also celebrated it with the Queen swans in Hyde park
And the birds.
It's also the time we stuff and gobble our face with a lot of homemade foods. Foods that the students here cooked and made it themselves. It's sort of like in Malaysia except without our family.
For the past few years I've celebrated Eid in London it seems that Eid falls a day before Malaysia. When my mom is busy preparing for iftar I've already stuff my face with lontong while calling her to wish her Eid and ask for forgiveness.
That morning we all gather at the Malaysian hall for the Eid prayer. Then after, some continue to go for an open house and some for the ones that are not so lucky have to continue their journey to classes or office if Eid falls on weekdays.
Because this year almost all of our friends have gone back home for good so I prayed Eid would be as lively as it can get. Or maybe we can just go to Hyde park again and mingle with the birds and the swans. But maybe a bit different this time because Fairuz will join me.
This year if we managed to receive a few cards I'll frame them and put it on the wall just to make the house a bit lively and I'll force Fairuz to make lemang outside the patio. Haha. I'm sure some of you is already on holiday ey?
Drive safely and think the love ones okay. With love.