Praise be to Allah , today is Friday , a weekend holiday for us here in Terengganu. I really need a break over the weekend . We went out for breakfast at Padang Astaka and let mimi play at the playground for half an hour . I took a chance to wander around the Pasar Pagi and bought a few things from the " 3 barang RM5 " stall , 3 net baskets to keep and save the wedding doorgifts that I've started to fold and wrap since yesterday.
Walking back to the playground I heard voices of makcik-makcik performing the marhaban ... I never involve in any marhaban group and never will because I myself do not really understand what they are saying and the melody does not sound nice to me. There's a fiesta going on at the Padang Astaka this morning and it's from KEMAS Kemaman . So, many makciks were on the field taking part in a few competitions including the marhaban, gubahan and cooking . As I remember , the last time I took part in any of those events was more than 10 years ago, I was then still eager to 'show' my gubahan and cooking skills . I realize how I have changed over the years, such event does not attract me anymore , gubahan or any skill competitions seem not my interest any longer . Being at a place crowded with lots of people and noise is something that I no longer want to be part of it .
This afternoon I'm going to a wedding feast , how I love eating gulai kawah terengganu ( it's a different taste from Ipoh kari daging ) and usually it's also eaten with ikan selar kuning masin and sambal belacan. I remember my first terengganu wedding feast that I went somewhere in Pengkalan Ranggun in Kerteh way back in 1989 , I was really shocked to find out the feast was so simple with only gulai kawah , acar timun and watermelon cicah sambal belacan . It was so much different with my birthplace, Ipoh / Perak /Pantai Barat . Here in terengganu , the food is not the main priority , our presence at the feast that counts, how I love this attitude. That's why I LOVE Terengganu.
See you again next time... I'm going to the feast and will continue folding and wrapping the wedding doorgifts later .. yesterday Mimi ( my little helper ) and I managed to wrap 109 doorgifts and many more to go. I prefer doing it myself , fold and wrap as the way I want it to be at my own pace and space.
Tomorrow I'll get the wedding invitation cards done and all bloggers will surely be in my special guests list ...
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