I have never attended any concerts all my life, though I do have the inclination of attending one or two concerts of my favourite artistes. But the plans remain un-materialized until… tonight! (,”). Yes, popping the cherry tonight. Sound so enticing, innit? Hahaha LOL!
With my Rabaa t-shirt.
One for the memory! Though it was drizzling, but still….! Hhahahaaha! (,”)
As usual, had my weekend rendezvous (watched “Riddick” which was by the way not recommended! A turkey, in my opinion!) and so happened that we were hanging out circa Bandar Baru Bangi and it occurred to my mind that IKIM.fm (which by the way has been the radio station I have been listening for the past 1 year and a half now – goodbye to Sinar f.m, Hitz.fm or Red f.m!) was organizing an event called “Pray 4 Gaza, Egypt, Syria & Rohingya” Carnival at Bandar Baru Bangi Seksyen 15; but I just don’t know when as the advertisement was just a glimpse of wind breath. So happened that suddenly the advertisement was aired (just as I was thinking about it!) and it stated that the carnival would be held on 7th September 2013 – which by the way was tonight! Talk about God’s serendipity! So, off we went to Bandar Baru Bangi Seksyen 15 (with the help of my Navigation application!).
The crowd thronged the opening albeit it was drizzling and wet!
We were quite shocked to find that the venue which is Kompleks Sukan Bandar Baru Bangi is situated in the middle of housing estates; and you could see there were a lot of cars parked along the roads and lanes. It was nice seeing that the event received great responses from fellow Malaysians. I love the atmosphere of seeing booths erected selling “Jubah” (robes) – I am just a robes fan!; and a lot of Islamic merchandises (skull caps, perfumes, holy books, religious audios, etc) as well. At the opening area, big tents were erected with stage for artistes to perform Nasheeds, poems and all.
Yatt Hamzah, a celebrity. So blurry; so I searched a Google Image of her (below)! She was carrying a donation tin. A good effort to use star-power for a good cause. Ameen!
Nazrey Johani, the ex-lead singer of popular Nasheed group Raihan singing for donation to build a “surau” at Ranau, Sabah. Beautiful voice, Subhanallah!
There were few familiar faces of Islamic celebrities present AND guess what? I bumped into TWO of SK Serendah ex-pupils!!! Whoa, what a small world!!! Hahhahaha! Now that both Iffah & Aisyah Harahap are now studying at Sekolah Bina Insan, under Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (KUIS); they both attended this event! I personally feel proud seeing them growing to be fine Muslimahs and hopefully, they will continue that etiquette. Seeing these girls aspire to lead pious lives when most of their adolescent friends are too intoxicated with “couplings” and “love-dovey”; it just make my night with pride! Subhanallah!
A cuppa of Nescafe to warm the body before resuming journey back to Serendah at Sungai Besi. (,”)
I even bought a “Rabaa” shirt which I always wanted and someone bought the Malaysia-Syria-Egypt muffler for me as a treat. Awwwww, hahahahaa! Thanks! Although it was drizzling and the field was drenched wet, people still thronging the place. I felt great that I was able to attend the event. Hopefully, what we do as a Malaysian to help our Islamic brethren around the world will be blessed. Amin!
My Rabaa t-shirt and a muffler treat. Our little help for this good cause. Ameen!