Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rindu kampong halaman di pagi Raya








All my life, except for the nine years I'd been studying overseas, I have always spent Hari Raya at my kampong with Emak and Apak.

Even after marriage, if we were to celebrate the first day of Raya at the Mem's place, I will always end up in Kampong Kepayang, eventually. It is something which I look forward to very much. And so do my kids.

It is a unique and distinctive time of the year. In the build up to Hari Raya, our kampong house would be a hive of activities for the preparation of the Hari Raya spread. There would be laughters, shoutings and even the occassianal crying as the children kid around. And the air would be filled with a combination of delicious aromas of the food being prepared.

But this year it is a bit different. Actually, it is a lot different.

Here I am di pagi Raya, and still in KL. For this time, my family and I are staying put in Kuala Lumpur for the whole of Hari Raya as my mother is here with us. And so is my grandmother. 

So there's no need to balik kampong. But hopefully - in fact I expect - all my brothers and sister to come and join us once they are done with celebrating with their in-laws . If not, it might be one lonely Raya celebration for my family here. Thankfully, Zizah and family have already arrived from JB yesterday evening.

Time flies, and things change. I guess I shall have to get used to this new way.

But I will definitely miss the festive atmosphere of a Hari Raya in the kampong.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri to all. May ALlah bless us with the opportunity to witness the coming of next year's Ramadhan. Ameen.


Rindu Syahdu Di Hari Raya

Indahnya sungai yang mengalir
Nyamanya angin yang beralun
Kicauan burung dipagi yang dingin
Bersama terbitnya mentari

Terbayang sanak saudara
Gurauan sesama keluarga
Mesra berkunjung ruih suasana
Riang menyambut hari mulia

Kini ku di perantauan
Di kota indah dan menawan
Tapi hati rindu pada kampung halaman
Desaku yang telah di tinggalkan

Ku memohon maaf serta ampun
Salamkan ku kirim pengganti diri
Doa restu ayah serta ibu
Menjadi penawar
Rindu syahdu di hari raya

Nyanyian: Nurul Abdul Wahab


6 comments:

insan_marhaen said...
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Sri Mersing said...

Yop balik beRaya di kepayang hari ke2. Sempat berbual dengan adik-adik tentang saudara dan lokasi rumah orang tua saudara di Kepayang. Tak jauh dari dewan orang ramai yang lama dulu ya.

Yop tak berapa ingat saudara dan orang tua saudara tetapi adik-adik Yop tahu saudara.

Yop juga rindu dan sentiasa tidak lepaskan peluang beRaya di Kepayang.

Anonymous said...

saya sempat beraya di bercham. Teringat kisah kampung kepayang bila lalu ipoh.

Nj

kotastar said...

Syukurlah kita masih diberi kesempatan berpuasa dan merayakan Shawal dengan keluarga masing2. Kesempatan bersama ibu dan tok merupakan satu kurnia Illahi You put up a story feeling for the absence of something or some one. Sadly many never get to realize that until the moments come then they may regret for what they have missed, but never attempt to get closer when it was there .... experience maybe Salam from us.

Sri Mersing said...

Izinkan Yop link post ini ke FB Kg kepayang...

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Si Mersing

Tiada masalah. Sekiranya sedikit sebanyak dapat mengeratkan silaturrahim apa salahnya, silakan.