Hope that you had a lovely weekend! As for me, I’m so exhausted right now that my limbs are complaining like elderly women at the market upon finding out that all the discounted stuff are over and screaming “Bloody Murder!”
Anyway, quick updates :
Friday, we went to the Mosque in Rome to do our zakat. It was strange because all we had to do was to pass some money to the needy directly or put it in a box. Very different from what I was accustomed to in Singapore.
Saturday, I spent the entire day cleaning, mopping and tidying up the house. Prior to that, I downloaded some raya songs! So while doing the housework, I was blasting raya music. And because I was a meanie, I put the netbook right next to the still sleeping Cart. He could still continue sleeping despite all that hullabaloo
I was also tuning in to the live stream radio in Singapore and listening to people giving dedications. I was considering to give a call through skype, but I know that I’d get nervous and then end up being tongue tied. It would be such a surprise if my family get to hear my dedication though
On Eid itself, it was such a busy day rushing here and there. I wish that we would have done this earlier during the week so we don’t over exert ourselves in one day and I’ve told this to Cart numerous times. But every year is the same. These are the times when I feel extremely frustrated, but what could I do?
Anyway, first Cart insisted that we go to a bar to have coffee as he didn’t have any at all in the entire ramadan. We then went to Piazza Vittorio to one of my favourite Chinese Alimentari to get some Soft Tofu and Tempeh to make Sambal Goreng. But it was closed! The horrors!
So we quickly decided to go to a Bangladeshi shop. Unfortunately we didn’t find the things that we needed there, so I guess we had to cancel out the Sambal Goreng.
I did buy this drink though. So yummy! The fruit is white inside, and has large black seeds. Guanabana is such a funny name! It’s commonly known as soursop in Asia.
Then we headed to the butcher (Fresh chicken meat was over! The horror! We had to get frozen ones) and finally we headed to the supermarket to get our groceries.
Check out this giant nutella jar. I love it!
By this time, I was feeling nausea and bloated, probably from the latte macchiato that I had earlier on. I felt like puking and dizzy from all the vigorous walking and turning my head around, desperately trying to find the groceries that we needed.
So the first thing when we reached home at about 3pm, Cart made me a glass of brioschi for my stomach and I immediately started prepping as I knew that the food that I wanted to make takes a while to cook. Despite not wanting to cook Malay food, I did it in the end, because I really wanted to eat eat Ayam Masak Merah. Hehehe!
But it always ends up orange though …
Cart fried some bell peppers. And together, we made quite a lot of food and I intended to give the neighbours some, but we didn’t have time to do so as when we were finally done, it was already 8pm! I guess we could do it today, at this point of writing.
I also made Nasi Kunyit Tomato, just for fun.
Our guests arrived slightly after 8pm. It was a simple, but really pleasant evening, talking, gossiping over dinner. It’s a pity that Claire and Alex couldn’t make it though, as she was really sick. Bummer!
Alessandra and Arianna actually made and brought Torta Rustica and a sort of pie with pear and chocolate with ricotta cheese! So yummy! I was so inspired that I made Masala tea to pair with it
And after the guests left, the evening ended with me exhausted, my limbs SCREAMING and yet feel obliged to clean up the kitchen and wash the dishes as I really do not want to see a messy and smelly kitchen when get up in the morning! Urgh!!!
And then I fainted on the bed at 1.30am. The end.