When I was a student in ITM Shah Alam (now UiTM), I always envy my friends who had the chance to experience the balik kampung excitement.
You could see the joy on their faces, the day they leave for their hometown to be reunited with their parents and family (to some, after being away for an entire year).
That time, I balik kampung almost every week. My parents' house was only 45 minutes away.
Then, when I was in the UK, balik kampung during Eid ul Fitr was only possible in my dreams. Lain le kalo bapak aku tokey kedai Guilati's or the owner of Garuda Nasi Padang.
This year, for the third time in my life, I am part of the balik kampung or mudik during lebaran. After not being home for almost a year, I have the right to be overly excited. Haha!.
To all my Muslim friends, wherever you are, I would like to wish
SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI & MAAF ZAHIR BATIN.
To those travelling home for lebaran, have a safe journey.