This should have been posted a couple of days ago on Sunday, but due to circumstances beyond Walsk’s control, here it is, two days late…
From all of us here at myAsylum, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1433H. And what better way to wish you all, than to post one of the best Merdeka Day slogan/logo parodies created, especially for this festive season.
Walski’s not entirely sure who the creator of the above image is, but since first appearing on Facebook a couple of weeks back, it’s pretty much gone viral. And because of the big brouhaha the original Merdeka slogan and logo, he couldn’t think of anything more appropriate for a Raya greeting graphic.
For Malaysians, ketupat and Hari Raya go hand in hand. Raya simply isn’t Raya without this favorite delicacy. And whether you prefer it with rendang or peanut sauce (aka satay sauce), you just gotta have ketupat for Hari Raya. That’s just the Malaysian way.
Over the next few days, beginning Sunday, the quest for ketupat, rendang, and satay sauce will commence. For those who have to travel long distances for this quest, we hope you do so safely, and that the traffic doesn’t get the better of you.
(Eid, be merry, and more, in the full post)
As you may have probably noticed, we reinstated the Blackout pop-up some days back, after it was announced the the Cabinet would not ‘review’ Section 114A of the Evidence Act. It’s almost as if the Cabinet were sending out a loud signal saying that they don’t want to be re-elected into office.
Malaysians may be forgetful, but the Internet has a very long memory…. We’ll see, come GE13, whose date remains a mystery, as it always traditionally has in Malaysia, waiting for the moment of inspiration from the Prime Minister to announce the “right time” for it.
By the way, in case you were wondering what circumstances caused this post to be delayed a couple of days, there’s good news and bad news.
The good news is that all is well now, but the bad news is that Walski’s dad had to be hospitalized the morning of first day Raya, due to a suspected lung infection. His dad, who’s 77 this year, had severe difficulties breathing and was rushed to the hospital.
As it turns out, it wasn’t a lung infection, but something else less sinister, related to Dad’s other existing problems. Walski won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say, the old man’s much better now, and should be released within a day or so.
In any case, we’re now in the third day of Hari Raya, and he’s sure that by now, you would have managed to find your ketupat. For Walski, on the other hand, the quest continues.
Enjoy the Eid, safely, and because of the abundance of tasty treats this time of year, do exercise moderation when eating. But bottom line, enjoy yourself safely and responsibly…