Raimie is a pretty lucky boy. This year, he got to celebrate his birthday not once but three times! One with strangers (strangers to him, because the invitees were people that were invited by his grandmother) done at the community hall near his grandparents' house. Raimie got to celebrate his birthday early at my hometown and it coincide with the Hari Raya Aidil Adha on Friday, last week. That's why he was wearing his Baju Melayu for his "party".
Thanks Aunts and Uncles for helping out during his birthday "party" and making sure he had fun. Zaini and I joked that the birthday party was like it was a village chief's grandson party. LOL We didn't expect a large turnout, and lucky for us (and the guests too) we brought enough snacks and goodies for the party pack to be distributed to everyone afterwards.
After the party, it was time to open his birthday presents. Thanks Aunts and Uncles!
The second celebration was later in the evening, this time with close family members. My side of family, that is. It just happen that there are more relatives in our home as some of them chose to stay behind instead of going to the nearby surau for the "kenduri" (or feast) that night.
Later today, he'll have a quiet dinner with us and maybe a treat from the bookshop. Later in the week or maybe in the weekend, there will hopefully be another celebration with Zaini's side of the family. A much smaller affair than my family's but it'll be fun nonetheless for Raimie.
Happy birthday Son! Papa and Mama loves you.