A Much Belated HARI RAYA Wish …. & FEAST!!!October 14, 2008 | 843 views
Lemang – A traditional Malay food made from glutinous rice and coconut milk cooked in bamboo, with a pinch of salt for taste
Skewers of chicken satay – Who can say NO?
It has been embed in our office’s unwritten, unsanctioned tradition to hold Jamuan Raya every year without fail, celebrating the event after all the Muslim staff are back to work. That explained why this year’s feast arrived rather late, TWO weeks late, to be exact. But all’s well, for us non-Muslims, as not only did we benefit from the free meals, it was a bonding period among the colleagues, proving once and for all, Food DOES bridge the Gap between people. Muhibbah spirit at its peak …?
Unlimited food. Bottomless beverages. Or rather, cordial orange juice. But no laments there, as the food was sufficient to feed a village or two. We indulged for an hour plus, completely losing ourselves in the delightful spread, yapping away and saliva-a-spewing.
(The icing on the muffins spelled Jasamu Di Kenang – Roughly translated to “Your Deeds and Services Will Be Remembered”)
Sorry for the shorter than usual rants and garbages. But a less tormenting read for some, nevertheless. You know who you are …. =P
SELAMAT HARI RAYA to Each and Everyone of You !!!