Aidiladha fell on Wednesday, 17th November 2010. The day to commemorate the sacrificial deed of Prophet Ibrahim A.S. (Abraham) and Prophet Ismail A.S. (Ishmael). The day where sacrifices are remembered and become the essences. The day where the fortunate Moslems who get to perform pilgrimage (Haj) are enjoying the blessed ritual. The day where sincere heart is tested and love to God SWT is professed.
Most schools prolonged the Aidiladha holidays and merge them with the upcoming End Of Year holidays; but not my school. Due to delicate and technical issues, the school initially announced that Aidiladha holiday would only be a mere ONE DAY. So, since Kakak would be going back to Pahang to her in-laws, I decided to go back albeit it was just for a day. What Muzem told me about appreciating parents when they still alive kept ringing in my head; so I instantaneously decided to go back. Booked a coming-back flight ticket on the Wednesday night itself.
But of course, spontaneity eleventh-hour “adjustment” stirred the plan. Alhamdulillah, the school was given holiday on Thursday as well BUT for Friday, all pre-booked leaves are frozen; all teachers are made MANDATORY and COMPULSORY to attend the Aidiladha Celebration (school level) cum collective slaughtering/sacrifices!! For me, I have no problem because I already planned to spend most of the holidays in Putrajaya; but for the others, it didn’t seem nice at all. Anyway, car-pooling with Kord who came all the way from Pahang (convoyed with his friend, a Penangite teacher of his school) and it took approximately 8 hours to arrive at Jitra! Traffic was so ever congested at Perak Tunnel and also at Sungai Dua. Probably, everyone was keen to go back to the Northern Region, I assume.
My Aidiladha was a mediocre. Mak did cook “Nasi Tomato” and “Laksa” but we didn’t go it all the way in festivity aura. Perhaps, it was because of the recent flood (Alhamdulillah that my parents’ house did not go flooded!) or maybe because of my grandfather who is not in the pink of health – Ayah and Mak are so dedicated nursing him. I have to say that I am amazed with Mak and particularly Ayah who took care his father-in-law without complaining. I wish I could be like that for them- they deserve good repayment to the good deeds they are doing now *sniff*.
Flew back to Central Region and guess what? Bront Palarae, the newly-awarded Best Actor was on the plane and was sitting one place next to me! Hahaha! Star-strucked? Quite, but I kept my cool! Hahaha, it’s a no-biggie but I still wanna include that in MY blog. So shut the BIG TRAP, thanks! (,”). Arrived late in LCCT and whisked spending the night at Putrajaya.
Thursday comes. It was the day for “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows”!!! As a Potter-freak, I have to admit that this second last installment (the novel is split into 2 films) is greatly anticipated. I re-read the novel to grasp the aura back and to go inside the mood and the characters of the novel. Definitely the novel is all full with mysteries, emotional conflicts, romances and friendship-attesting; it would be quite hard for a director to translate these elements into ONE movie. Besides, the details pertaining Horcruxes and Hallows are quite complex and audiences who don’t read the novel would find it hard to keep abreast with the terms used; hence will not find it enjoyable. Nonetheless for us, the Potter freak, it is one of an excellent film adaptation that stay true to the novel! I give 3.5 stars outta 5 stars!
After the 2 hours and 15 minutes flick, I boarded commuter and went straight to Serendah; preparing for the school’s celebration of Aidiladha tomorrow (Friday) which set to be the LAST DAY of the schooling days of 2010 for me! Can hardly wait y’all.