Monday 28 July 2014

A Raya morning prayer

It's not yet 5am as I'm writing this.

Earlier, woke up automatically for sahur only to realize that it's pagi Raya.

Can't go back to sleep.

I don't think it's going to be much of a Raya for me this year.

It has been like that for a few years now.

I just go through the routine.

Later, after doing all the necessary, I will get dressed up in my baju kurung and do the ritual of beraya with my parents.

Kiss the hands of my father and mother while asking their forgiveness for whatever offense I had cause them.

Actually it's a good practice as I think I offended my parents quite a lot, especially my mother.

As I had previously said, I am not a good girl.

It's also always nice to once in a while see my mother all dressed up in baju kurung and demure with my father.

Normally, she is always the garang Chinese wife.

Well, later I think I am going to rest the whole day.

I am not too much into the habit of going Hari Raya at my friends' and acquaintances' house.

Some may accuse me of being an anti-social but I think everyone should just spend time with their family on the first Raya.

Just relaxing at home is nice, okay.

Being comfortable and cosy with one's own family on such a special day is the best for me.

Actually, I can't remember the last time that I attended a Hari Raya open house.

Well, not many Raya open houses this year anyway.

The government had more or less canceled all of their's due to the MH17 tragedy.

Yes, there have been too many tragedies this year.

It's just not appropriate to be too joyful even on Hari Raya.

There were even tragedies on the political front.

The biggest should be the one hitting opposition leader DS Anwar Ibrahim over the past two days.

First, Pas president DS Abdul Hadi Awang said he is backing TS Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, thus thwarting Anwar's attempt to install his wife DS Dr Wan Azizah Ismail as Selangor MB.

Then yesterday, on Raya eve, Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat gave Anwar the coup de grace by saying that he is backing Hadi's decision.

The Anwaristas in Pas, led by the likes of Mat Sabu, Husam, Mahfuz etc were totally checkmated.

This is going to be the worst Hari Raya for Anwar in a very long time.

With the pending decision of his final appeal against the sodomy conviction still hanging in balance, Anwar must be feeling really lousy now that the Pas leadership had clearly deserted him.

DAP has suddenly gone quiet.

They know that Pakatan will split up if Pas continue to assert itself and refuse to play the part of a junior partner in the coalition.

The DAP leaders must be scrambling to get themselves into baju melayu and baju kurung for visits to Pas leaders' homes during this Hari Raya.

DAP people knew that it is up to them now to salvage the situation.

PKR is too messed up even to save themselves while Pas appeared not to give much of a shit anymore about the whole thing.

If Pakatan breaks up, I think DAP knew it will be the start of a scary new Malay unity for them to fight.

The worst case scenario for them - Pas working together with Umno.

If that happens, the real loser will be the Chinese community who had mostly thrown their lot with DAP in the belief that they are the king makers in Malaysian politics as seen in the GE13 last year.

Honestly, I am also scared of the prospect of a super powerful united Malay front, similar to the united Chinese community support for DAP now.

I do wish for a more united Malay community, but not the way it is shaping up now.

A united Malay gang on one side and a much smaller united Chinese gang on the other.

With the Malay and Islamist hardliners on the rise, things can get nasty real quick.

All those DAP's rhetorics about the more prosperous minority Chinese being oppressed in this country may actually come true.

Remember Lim Guan Eng's "We are second, third, fourth, fifth class citizens...." rhetorics. Well, that's going to come back and bite your ass off Guan Eng.

I hope the Chinese will realize that going the arrogant DAP's way was wrong.

That is actually my Raya morning prayer.

Really, despite the DAP cybertroopers accusing me of being an anti-Chinese racist, I sincerely don't want their Chinese community to suffer for foolishly believing in that immature daddy's boy Guan Eng and his evangelical banana church gang.

Anyway, I do love the Chinese side of myself.

Always has and always will.

Selamat Hari Raya.

Maaf Zahir Batin.


  1. Aya. ? No open house... My auntie ask me to ta pau maa...where got road

  2. Chicken Vindaloo28 July 2014 at 08:33

    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to you and your family, Annie. I am not wild on going to other people's houses either. Just prefer to be at home and spend time with family. :)

  3. I have no Muslim family ..... although reverted to Islam years ago; but thank Allah for the Truth of things and the blessed teachings of our beloved Prophet - peace and blessings be upon him.

    1. May Allah bless your soul

  4. Going for DAP maybe wrong but going for UMNO is evil and disastrous.

    1. UMNO is evil and disastrous... really come u are still around? Expect you and your kind to migrate in boatloads like the Vietnam Chinese..

    2. Anon 1410 - is that all you can say? Leave the country? Is that the level of your intellect? And Annie, perfect. Another racist, batching post on Raya. You really are a.miserable one.

    3. Racist those ingrates bitching that their life is second class here while they stayed in posh bungalow should voluntarily leave... this harsh words deserve for your regret

    4. Anon 1729
      Go screw yourself..

    5. Ha ha..screw your mom lah...

    6. Anon 11:09, 16:16 and 17:38

      Either you except the reality or just fuck off!!!..undermine umno 24/7 doesnt make you enlightmented!!
      The day lim dynasty ruled malaysia wont come!!..until the last drop of blood we make sure the government will be led by the malays from umno or pas!!

    7. Political office by virtue of warisan is wrong; you may be good enough to serve the rakyat in some capacity but that doesn't necessarily make you a minister or anything else by fiat!

    8. Elite vs The Ordinary Man

      THE wait is over. After taking two weeks to count 135m ballots from roughly 480,000 polling stations across the vast archipelago, the Election Commission confirmed Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s president-elect on July 22nd. The commission said that Mr Joko, the governor of Jakarta, the capital, and his vice-presidential running mate, Jusuf Kalla, had won 71m votes on July 9th, 53.15% of the total. The losers, Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa, got 46.85% of the total, or 62.6m votes. Mr Joko won in 23 of the country’s 33 provinces. His winning margin of 6.3 percentage points was wider than quick calculations had predicted on election night.

      Mr Joko, known to all as Jokowi, is due to start his five-year term as leader of the world’s third-largest democracy on October 20th. He will be like no leader Indonesia has had before, hailing from neither the armed forces nor from an established family, such as that of his early patron, Megawati Sukarnoputri, the daughter of Sukarno, modern Indonesia’s founding father, and a president herself in 2001-04. Instead Jokowi rose up through local government, a product of the far-reaching political decentralisation introduced after the overthrow of Suharto, Indonesia’s late dictator, in 1999. A former furniture exporter, Jokowi was elected mayor of Solo, a medium-sized city in central Java, before becoming governor of Jakarta in 2012. He has a reputation for being a man of the people.

  5. Annie, Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family.

    The Chinese are practical people, If PR split I see them flocking back to BN. I think as a half Chinese you should be aware that Chinese always put livelihood ahead of everything else, including racial affiliation. The fall in support for PR in Selangor comes from all races as educated people (the urbanites) are just sick and tired of their games.

    BTW, I am not a Chinese but I have many Chinese friends and family members (as we have inter-married a lot) and my comments are based on my observations and conversations with them.

  6. Selamat hari raya annie semuga sihat sejahtera dan dirahmati Allah sepanjang hidup di dunia dan akhirat. Salam , teruskan perjuangan yang baik dan memberi manafaat kepada semua manusia . Perjuangan atas keikhlasan dan sabarlah ubat yang meneguhkan iman . Salam Idulfitri . semuga bahagia dunia dan akhirat.

  7. For those who did not want citizenship in Malaysia in the first place should have just went back to the country of their origin. If Malaysia is so ghastly and uninhabitable, why even continue to stay here and criticise the government? The government is not some foreign entity you know? The government is made up of the people of Malaysia.
    Citizenship was given out to the foreigners as a deal during independence. If you didn't agree to give Malay special rights, then you should have told your grandaddy not to take up the citizenship. Citizenship of Malaya comes with responsibilities for EVERYONE. Everybody have to work at it and stop behaving like a spoilt rotten child.

    1. i like this comment in true sense of the words...and for the last line there it should read 'stop behaving like a spoilt rotten pig....tq

    2. Sokong 100% Anon 07:59.

      Cucu cicit kaum pendatang ini tidak pernah tahu erti bersyukur. Mereka golongan yang tamak dan keadilan bermakna semuanya mereka PUNYA. Mereka juga adalah golongan orang yang BODOH sejarah. Apa yang berlaku hari ini adalah perjanjian yang telah disepakati!

      Saya banyak terbaca komen yang melahirkan rasa tidak puas terhadap gelaran PENDATANG yang sering dilebalkan pada mereka. Lebel itu memang benar.
      Kalau tidak mahu ianya kerap diungkit, jangan pertikaikan hak keistimewaan orang Melayu yang termaktub dalam perlembagaan.
      Semuanya telah dipesetujui bila nenek moyang kami bersetuju memberi taraf warganegara kepada nenek moyong kamu dan cucu cicit mereka setertusnya.
      Kalau kamu tidak setuju dan tidak suka, kamu tahu apa yang perlu dibuat! BERHIJRAH lah ke mana yang anda suka!

    3. I'm a Chinese and I understand what it truly means to live in plural Malaysia. We all have a responsibility to make the country work according to the wishes and aspirations set out by our founding fathers during the Merdeka negotiations. We accept the position of the rulers and the special rights of the Malays in this country in exchange for citizenship. No party can go back on its word and we have to move forward to make it happen. The DAP have been poisoning the minds of young Malaysian Chinese to reject the other races as equal. We must teach all Malaysians to move forward and work together as ONE Nation. Let us build on each of our strengths and cherish our cultural diversity. Diversity is our strength so don't let the DAP divide us. Nobody is perfect and everybody need each other.

      It is OUR responsibility

      Anon 7.59

    4. Anon 7:59, I completely agree with your stance. What we need are more rational people from all sides. If everyone just thinks of themselves this country will go to the dogs. Also what we need is people all around to reduce the unnecessary personal and rabid attacks against each other in the social media.

      Anon 14:28

      Anon 14:28

    5. KTSK laaa…… Kalau Tak Suka Keluar!