I went to Ampang Park during lunch break. Ingat nak pegi Metrojaya sale preview, tapi sebab tak cukup quorum, I decided to follow my friends to A.P. Jenuh jugak nak cari parking (you know lah, Selangor cuti) but my friend managed to find an empty space somehow.
I bought a baju kurung for my maid plus a pink tudung. It think they are nice. Got it from this shop ~ SHL, I think nama dia ~ located on the ground floor opposite the cassette shop. This shop mainly sells ready-made baju kurung batik Kelantan. Every year, without fail, I'd surely buy one pair because the prints are nice and the price is reasonable. Cuma this year je I stopped myself from buying one because I've already got so many baju kurung yang belum dipakai lagi.
Come to think of it, I have 5 new bajus yang belum pakai lagi. Plus just now, I collected two more from my tailor, so that makes 7 new baju for raya. Hooray! Belum pernah terjadi lagi sebelum ni MrsNordin ada sampai 7 helai baju raya! So boleh pakai satu hari satu. Hee.. hee...
Now everyone has got their baju raya already. Tak ada theme ~ all will be wearing different colours. The girls will be wearing purple & pink, Nadim will be wearing blue, MrNordin ~ green, MrsNordin ~ orange, budak kecik tu ~ red. Tapi materials lebih kurang sama lah.
Actually, I'm not very good at co-ordinating baju for raya. The one that I got almost right was last year's raya, after 3 failed attempts. The first raya was supposed to be blue, tapi my baju and the girls' baju tak siap & tak elok. Gara2 hantar kat a new tailor who promised he could finish it in time tapi by malam raya pun tak siap2 lagi. I was too mad to even take delivery of the baju and hence, I told him to just keep it.
The second year I tak de mood langsung nak beraya because I was 4-months' pregnant with Nizzar. Asyik bad mood saja! Rambut pun tak best, badan pun rasa tak best.. I hate my raya pictures of that year. We were supposed to be clad in green.
Third raya was mix & match. I bought all our baju off the rack, senang cerita. Only the boys sent theirs to the tailor.
Last year, I put in a little bit more effort by planning early. I chose off-white / cream colour as the theme. Beli kain sekali harung kat Jakel and terus hantar tailor. Not just any tailor (as I've learnt my lesson earlier on) but a good tailor who I still give business to until today. It cost me a bomb, but I was fully satisfied with the end results. Hence, the photos of that raya also turned out very well indeed.
This year, we'll see how it goes. I think it should be ok since baju semua dah almost ready. The boys' baju will siap next week. What I need to do now is just go and get a new hair colour. Uban dah sprouting like nobody's business on my head ni! I plan to get it done next week.
Tapi kuih belum beli... langsir belum tukar.... nampaknya banyak lagi duit yang kena keluar ni. Our salary masuk today but I have a feeling by the end of this month, sure dry. Raya... Raya...