I haven’t made any Official Raya announcement to date because I was busy eating kuih raya and some ketupat rendangs. By the way, rendang is one of my favorite dishes! Haha!

Hmm… Although the Raya ‘mood’ has slowly been replaced with other more important events such as Summer Holiday and Puasa Enam (sunnah fasting for 6 days in the month of Syawal), this is not going to stop me from entering another article about Hari Raya. Well, it is not going to be a very long entry, believe me. I have some ketupats and rendangs to eat. Err, that does not sound right. I should have started my puasa enam already!

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If it is not for Proton, there will be no atom? Well, that’s what a scientist would say. But, for me – Proton is not a mediocre car maker. Proton is bigger than just a “car company“. It was a great strategic move!

Just by reading the title of this article, you might be thinking that this is either about politics or religion. Am I right?

I am not a fan of politics, but I am very careful when discussing my own religion. In fact, I have to be careful when talking about any religion at all. This is because I am not an “Alim” (plural: Ulama) as normally the people call those scholars who have a strong understanding of Islamic religion in my home country Malaysia.

This special edition of “Proud to be Malaysian” is dedicated to the people of Malaysia who are seeking the truth about their beloved country, whether it is really the right place to stay or otherwise. It is also initiated as a reminder to us how grateful we should be as a Malaysian, especially towards the celebration of Merdeka on 31st August 2017. As for me, Malaysia is the nicest place and I am not biased. There are rooms for improvement within the systems or policies here and there, but in overall – Malaysia is a nice place! Alhamdulillah.

This entry would be simple. I just wanted to share with you about my dilemma. I have a tremendous love in what I am doing as a hobby, which is writing. But, I also have great fear if I might hurt anybody in the process – or create any unnecessary relationship issues with my friends and acquaintances.

Glasgow, 10th June 2017 | 15th Ramadhan 1438H – While most football fans were watching the match between Scotland and England, Malaysian Muslims community here organized an iftar program with the spirit of togetherness. The spirit was high ahead of Eid holiday in two weeks time despite the dwindling numbers of Malaysian living here in Glasgow.

It is estimated that no less than 10k Malaysians will be celebrating this year’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri in the foreign lands.

I still remember my first Raya abroad in 1997 when I had to celebrate the first day of Aidilfitri in my classroom, wearing a Baju Melayu and Songkok. There were no rendang, ketupat and dodol. What more duit raya or firecrackers!

But being Malaysian, we are quite good at entertaining ourselves during this “sentimental period”. Here are the top 10 most popular activities which Malaysian would definitely not want to miss during their Hari Raya celebration abroad.