Raya...they say, is the time to rapatkan yang jauh and yang lama tidak berjumpa. So the date was set for Sunday 28 November 2007 for us Muni, Jupe & I and our families, the 3 anak angkat to go visit Aunty and Uncle in their house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Aunty Salmah also pesan to invite other friends yang kenal. Not a problem..and Muni sent out sms to our other friends. However, with Raya open houses still "hot", coupled with wedding invitations flying around, some friends had to excuse themselves.
"Tak pe lah...kita-kita aje.." I told Muni when she said only the few of us could make it to Aunty's place.
I was the last to arrive at Aunty's place that Sunday afternoon. Aunty Salmah who was as radiant as she has always been greeted us at the door. Then came Uncle Mohd Noor...his usual self....so jovial and friendly.
I headed towards the dining table and..there was Nawal & Rohaya!!! Gosh...we haven't met for ages. Nawal looks still the same...so preety...so graceful. And Rohaya pun nampak sama jugak since last we met.
The afternoon was spent eating the delicious food Aunty (or was it by Chef Shahril??) had prepared. Uncle showed his collection of pictures from those days in the US. All neatly labelled and well organised in his photo albums.
We reminisced those days in UW - Madison. The conversation went this way.."Oh...ingat tak Aunty so and so and Uncle so and so....their cucu dah...." We would update them pulak with stories of friends we know.... "Oh...kak so and so...married so and so..and got anak...." Bercerita sampai tak ingat petang..heh..heh :-))
But most of all, I (and I know my other friends feel the same way as I do too) am glad so see both Aunty and Uncle so loving, so ceria and are still their good ole selves and are now Toks to their 6 beautiful grand children.