We tried to eat more healthily.
We do splurge on good food. Occasionally. But I try my best to teach the kids Ramadhan is not about food. And definitely not food wastage. We tried. Not fully successful coz there's only a limit to how much I can recycle the food, but we try our best.
Ramadhan also means baking raya cookies. I am not really a fan. Especially when u have to do the cleaning up. So tedious. So much work. But the girls love it. So I obliged. I mixed the dough in advance and keep them in the fridge.
Chilling in Cherating.
The best things in life are always free ;-)
Her best part of the day. Found a frog.
Raya shopping ain't fun. It's very tiring. Especially if u r shopping for a family of 6. By the time I am done with the kids clothes and move on to mine, I just want to get it done with. Under the bright light in the shop that fabric look pretty yellow to me. In reality, not so. But then, what the heck!! At least we have a decent family picture this time....hahaha ;-)
Family & friends.
So after 5 days of Raya, I am so ready for my raya detox. Again, I don't think my dad was very happy that his grand childrens are scooting off to an island on Raya holiday. But I so badly need to be away and destress. And kids have been asking for a return trip to Bubbles.
So here we were. Again.
Somebody is getting more comfortable with snorkeling.
We found new creatures and new stuffs. Sea anemone.
Having fun with sea cucumber.
Turtles came up and laid eggs.
Their hatchery is expanding.
The tide was low and the wave was strong. Not the best time to snorkel. But we made the best out of it. We found out loads of this single cell jelly fish like thingy. Anybody knows what is this? Is it crystal jellyfish?
Black tip shark.
Exploring nature makes u think.
Tell Me! The water that you drink. Is it you who cause it from the rainclouds to come down, or are We the Causer of it to come down? If We willed, We verily could make it salt (and undrinkable), why then do you not give thanks (to Allah)?
Tell Me! The fire which you kindle. Is it you who made the tree thereof to grow, or are We the Grower? We have made it a Reminder (for the Hell-fire, in the Hereafter); and an article of use for the travellers (and all the others, in this world). Then glorify with praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great. (Al-Waqiah; 68-74)
Malaysians are so blessed to live in a country with rich biodiversity. But many are ignorant and had no
idea how lucky they are. Not to mention greedy. My kids can get really frustrated and emotional with ignorance of the public. Oh well, we can always do our bit.
Anyway, it was a good Raya holiday for us. OK, back to work now ;-)