Vords of Visdom
My Eyang Kakung (grandpa in Javanese) from my mama’s side is a Muhammadiah follower and we follow Eyang Kakung and Muhammadiah celebrates Hari Raya today, and so do we. The government still set Tuesday as the Hari Raya day so some of Indonesians celebrate it today and some will only celebrate it tomorrow. Weird? I know, but it’s just the way it is in Indonesia. They sure like to have divided opinions in everything!
So me, tante Titiek, Cindy, Mama, Papa, Vano, Eyang Kakung and Eyang Putri, went to Jalan Limau for Sholat Eid (Hari Raya Prayer) and we went to Almarhuma Eyang Putri’s (grandma in Javanese) grave afterwards. It’s a ritual thing that we do every year after Sholat Eid. My Eyang Kakung remarried with my current Eyang Putri after my grandma died. My Eyang Kakung is about 90 years old now. I never really noticed that he’s really old until I really take a look at him today. He lost so much weight and became so scrawny. He is no longer the scarry grandpa that I used to know. He once dragged me you know for cycling around my block. Cos last time there were a lot of buses going around my block, he was actually looking after me but he really dragged my on his left hand and dragged my bicycle on his right hand. That experience really traumatized me and I’m scared of my Eyang Kakung ever since! And he is really traditional minded and very religious. Now, he is really old and still has his pride and refused other people to help him walk. Hehehe he became a grumpy old man who has short fuse and can get angry really fast.
Anyway we went back home and got ready for my extended family from my Mama’s side, gathering. It’s a real emo moment where everybody gives a religious speech and where the old try to instill religion, kindness and forgiveness inside our young mind and heart. It’s the time for us, children, seek forgiveness to our parents for whatever wrong we did throughout the year.
And afterwards, the good old’ Hari Raya feast begun! We had Ketupat, Opor Ayam, Sambel Goreng Ati, My mommy’s famous mie ayam. It’s so good to have these once a year meal together!
At night my long time best friend, Ito came down to meet up with me and my family. We talked craps for a while and then I went to his house and met up with his family. Talked cock for a while with his sister and him. Mbak Ina is sooo preggie right now like it’s going to be burst any minute now:) can’t wait to welcome her lil’ baby boy to the world!
I felt my throat is hurting already, and I know I’m in deep shit. I get sick easily when I didn’t have enough rest. I was sick on Friday and took an MC. I had a fever that night, couldn’t sleep at all… I hope I feel better tomorrow!