As the blessed month of Ramadan ends, Muslims around the world celebrate the coming of the month of Syawal with Eid-ul Fitr! Or how we call it here in our region; Hari Raya! In this episode, we talked about the things we look forward to every Eid and how different last year's Eid was. Answering some exciting Eid-related questions from the office, covering all aspects of Eid. Like how to expertly evade intrusive Makcik questions, the best hari raya tunes, and how much is too much to spend on celebrations?
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What to Listen For
Special dresses for a special occasion - Baju Kurung
Questions for this Episode
Favorite Raya Memory
Hazirah's Filming fever before last year's Circuit Breaker
Nurul reminiscing about traveling together with her family on the back of the open-top trucks
Raudha's excitement for Eid year-on-year and collecting Duit Raya when she was younger, the trio's visiting schedules on Eid
Favorite Raya Tune
Nurul: Sepasang Kurung Biru - Khairil Johari Johar
Raudha: Ewa Ewa Hari Raya - Malek Ridzuan
Hazirah: Hadi Mirza & Taufiq Batisah - Kenangan di Hari Raya
What is the English version of Eid Mubarak / Selamat Hari Raya? - Are there no English Eid Mubarak songs?
Takbir differences in different countries - Culture-specific
Christmas Advent Calendar, but for Ramadan
Do you think Bazaar Ramadan will return next year?
With booking? - For crowd control, timeslots maybe, a hassle for the elderly
What are your Hari Raya pet peeves?
Questions from the Mak Ciks - a reason for small talk and recce, the questions change with age
How much is too much to spend for Raya/Eid?
What do people spend on?
It's too much when they have to borrow money to buy something?
One time in the year for some to splurge
Wearing Baju Kurung or traditional clothing for everyday use
Spending on things to use even after Eid
Hazirah's goodie bags
Sampul Duit Raya ideas - Ketupat, Ninja Turtle, creative
Eid and Hari Raya Ads - Might be problematic and not worth it when trying to impress others
How do you overcome the typical Mak Cik questions?
Ideas to celebrate Eid / Raya by Zoom or virtually?
Mcdonald's commercial - Using technology to celebrate virtually
Based on last year's celebration - Taking turns to talk - family by family
Making your own music video via Zoom
Do you think it is necessary for people to learn how to cook traditional food?
If we don't inculcate that in ourselves, then who else?
It is up to us to keep the traditions going
Will there be a rise in catering food for traditional food?
Baju Kurung outside of Hari Raya
Normalize Baju Kurung!
Not yet a norm yet in Singapore but it would be nice
There are some who do
Not only Baju Kurung, but it may also be for other traditional clothes like Qipao, etc.
Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak!
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