Less than a week to go, and the fasting month for this year will be over. I'm happy i started writing the Ramadhan Series on the VOI. Its a special time, everyday of it (for more reasons than i can say on this blog), and i'm glad that having written all of it down, i won't forget it. Looks like the Ramadhan Series might turn into an annual affair, perhaps.
I was walking in Megamall over the weekend and i was very pleased to stand and watch a musical group perform raya songs in the Centre Court lobby. The place was done up very nicely; real-looking wood kampung-style huts, the band using one of the huts as their stage, a huge mat in front of the hut intended for people to sit cross-legged on the floor. Simple, beautiful.
Then the group began dishing out Hindu favourites, to celebrate Deepavali which is just around the corner as well, coinciding with Hari Raya Eidulfitri. This year, you could say, is a Deepa Raya year.
I found this performance extremely tasteful, not only because the music and singing was good, but because of the appreciation it gives that Malaysia is celebrating two very socio-culturally significant events at the same time. A Malay band, singing a combination of songs to celebrate the peaceful diversity of the country. Nice, nice. The embodiment of Malaysia Majmuk, indeed. I stood there for a moment, soaking it all in, smiling.