My Raya celebration ends today.
Four days were more than enough for me.
I don't share the belief that Raya should be celebrated throughout the whole of Syawal month.
That's my personal view of course, and if you all want to celebrate it for that long, then go ahead and knock yourselves out.
As for me, I have more pressing things to do....like starting work to earn a living during this trying time of Covid recovery.
Anyway, I actually didn't celebrate Raya that much.
Just did the usual of eating all sorts of Raya food, and visiting relatives to please my family.
Actually, if I have my way, I rather just eat and sleep.
As usual I didn't give out duit raya to kids as I dislike that adopted angpow giving tradition.
Same with the burning of firecrackers and putting up lampu Raya. I just refused to do that kind of celebrating.
Even when taking Raya pictures with my family, I tried to look as natural as possible.
They said I looked glum in those pictures.
I didn't do all those usual cheerful poses for the occasion, which people do for them to be put up on their social media sites.
Well, I have no problem with other people doing that, but I don't like to bluff others with how I feel about things.
If I'm feeling like shit, then I prefer them to see that I'm not in the mood to tolerate any kind of shit.
That's just the way I am....and at the moment I'm not feeling very cheerful and have no intention to fake it to look otherwise.
I believe that Elon Musk was right when he said that social media platforms such as Instagram are doing more harm than good.
They projected a false image of life.
Everyone tries to put up the best pictures of themselves on Instagram while in reality, life is not as rosy as what they projected.
We looked at pictures of happy people on Instagram and wondered why our own lives are so miserable in comparison....while the actual fact was that those people are likely living as badly as us, except that they managed to fake it in those pictures.
Yup, that's why I just prefer this old fashion blogging as an outlet compared to all those social media platforms.
By the way, this blog's page views just passed the eight million mark today. That's after more than nine years which is rather slow.
Still I would like to thank you all for stopping by here to read my silly nonsense.
After all, I never really tried to promote my writings as I don't really have any other platform other than this.
Also I have slowed down and write only occasionally these days.
I will try to improve and write more regularly like I used to do after this.
Hopefully I will regain my old energy and interest in things to do that.