Ooh! Raya! Selamat Hari Raya to all my friends and readers. I know how superficial raya forgive-and-forget ethos can be in this day and age so I'll save you the trouble of acknowledging my apologies. The only thing I actually CAN do is to forgive.
What I love about Raya this year is that I have resolved key family problems that had plague me for as long as I can remember. It's true however that a hunter's gain is another hunter's loss. Is that even a legit idiom? (You sir is an idiom! -Jacque Clauseou) You know how a Dacing needs a few seconds to settle on a measurement? I would like to think that that metaphor represents my situation now.
Enough vagueness for today. Today is a happy happy, happy day. So why do people visit graves of their love ones during this day? Beats me, but I know that it is mostly cultural. Only Malaysians, Indonesians and Bruneians visit graves of their love ones on this joyous occasion. It kind of beats the purpose of celebration, so let's stop visiting graves during raya eh.
Kalau Tuhan dah bagi satu hari untuk bergembira, kita pula cari alasan untuk bersedih-sedih. Berminta maaf sampai menangis-nangis. Melawat si mati sampai menangis-nangis. Melawat anak yang melecur tangan kerana bermain mercun sampai menangis-nangis. Pasangan break up di pagi raya sampai menangis-nangis.
Selamat Hari Raya.