How we spent Hari Raya

What a surprisingly busy day it was yesterday.

In the morning, we were rushing off to the mosque, which turned out to be a very stressful event as we needed to be there in time for the mass prayers but there were many traffic bottlenecks and police blockages around the way and it took us more than an hour to reach there. It wasn’t so bad the past years.

After the sermon, we then rushed off to the mercato (wet market) to get some fresh vegetables. Cart wanted to make some Parmigiana di Melanzana, Pasta con Rughetta e Pomodorini, Fried bell peppers and Fried Zucchini.

And then we rushed off to the butcher (I was worried that it won’t be opened for the holiday) to get some meat for making polpette and then the supermercato to get snacky stuff like pretzels and crodino. And in the end, we had to lug about 100kg of groceries up the 2nd floor (3rd floor in Singaporean standards) up the stairs and fairly immediately after that, started cooking to host some friends afterwards.

We started cooking from 4pm and only finished everything at about 9pm. Even the simplest Italian food becomes tiring to make when you times it by 10 people. Just think if I made proper Malay food

Phew! I’m so exhausted. I think I’ll just slack around today 

In the meanwhile, can you spot something interesting here?

14 Replies to “How we spent Hari Raya”

    1. Hahahaha!

      That was an exaggeration Keropok! But the amount of groceries that we bought was so much and so heavy that it did felt like 100kg! (Maybe it did reach 100kg because I think we bought more than 10 items and some of them weighed more than a kilo each …


    1. Yes! Exactly! At first I looked at his outfit and thought to myself “Hmm …cantiknye baju!” But then upon looking closer, why did he have a white strip at the collar? *confused*

  1. he’s wearing a christmas theme hat. 😛

    selamat hari raya again, babe. hehe. glad to know u had a good time on hari raya! now… 29 days left to feast. hahahah.

    1. That’s another thing my friend commented! She said, “Why is he wearing a Christmas hat?!” And that was when I noticed …

      Anyway, I have some stories to tell you if you’d like to listen 😛

    1. I think the guy was from out of Italy. That tshirt was a sort of publicity I guess. Though I didn’t see a website address or a name of an organization on it.

      I saw video cameras going around, and he gifted the imam a holy book and there was a camera taking pictures of them and then he asked for his address/autograph or something.

  2. The guy carrying the Lotto bag has a t-shirt on with whose faces printed on the back…?

    Wow, that’s lots of food you bought!! 😀 Kalah orang Singapore! Hahaaaa!!

    Selamat Hari Raya!! Hope you and Cart had a wonderful time hosting 🙂

    1. I think that guy was doing a sort of publicity I guess. Though I didn’t see a website address or a name of an organization on it. I didn’t really care enough to ask 😛

      Anyway, the amount of food we bought was enough for 10 people. Not that much leftovers even! Not a bad guesstimation 🙂

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