Just a few more days towards Hari Raya! Plus just a few more days towards the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. In one hand, we should rejoice Raya is near. In the other, we should be sad that Ramadhan is approaching the end.
I've not been as active as I was last year during Ramadhan. I lasted the whole month last year with a max of 5 hours sleep each night and pretty much was OK throughout the period. Can't say the same this year. Boo! Sore throat lah, what lah. *bluek*
Despite making sure I had enough rest (and I did!) I still managed to be a bit unwell towards the end of Ramadhan. huhuhu Hope I'll feel all better by this Sunday! I want to "makan" a lot of Raya goodies!
Raimie will have his school holiday starting this Thursday till end of next week but I'll only take a day off for Raya and that's next Wednesday.
Still not sure what I'll cook for the Raya morning yet but Nasi Impit & Kuah Kacang are a must in my household!
Rurousha - those are lemang (the circular thing covered in leaves), ketupat palas (those triangular shapes thing) & eaten with rendang (those dark brown thing).
Anyway, can't be all happy about eating during Raya as my tooth is still a bit sensitive. Finally found a good dentist who was willing to slot me in, between her appointments and did my first of three root canal treatments with her. The next appointment will be sometime in September! Dentists sure are making money. They are always booked!
I went to the Post Office to withdraw some money from my ASB account (boohooo!!! depleted money in account) for the Raya. I tell you, I really rather do my transactions at the post office than going to banks! Really can't stand the sour looking faces of banks counter staff and their slow service (especially those at RHB). Mid Valley post office staff deserve credit. They are fast, efficient and most times - no sour face. Friendly too.
Got my cash ready - now I just need to brace myself for Raya!
Can't end this post without a mention about me running, can we?
I did just nine runs in the three weeks of Ramadhan! Epic fail! To think that I have Adidas King of the Road run slotted 3 weeks after Raya. Minus the Raya week (food orgy, here we come!), I have two weeks to train. I think I'll just settle and run a 7min pace for it. Slow and steady (and last!) wakaka
Anyhoo, I am completely bummed that PJ Half Marathon is held on Sep 30th! Why? Why? Why? I wanted to enter this race, as one of my preparation to do a full-marathon next year but I've registered myself for Salomon X-Trail 10K train run on the same date! Not to mention I'm doing Taiping Half Marathon on Sep 16th! Zaini told me to stick with what I've registered (and paid for) and not be greedy. Uhuhu...
But yeah, must not be greedy. I don't think my body can stand the beating of entering races every week! I'm not a spring chicken anymore you know. Enter the Jr Veteran category for Taiping some more. Salomon's in a veteran category too. Wuwuwu...