Home > News > Nation
Tuesday July 15, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday July 15, 2014 MYT 7:46:37 AM
by kiatisak chua
Having a feast: Yazid (seated third from left) handing the dates to both his brothers-in-law Balasingam (seated second from left) and Chan (seated left) at his home in Sungai Ara.
GEORGE TOWN: When Yazid Misnan’s extended family breaks fast together, it is an endearing sight.
“My wife is Chinese and a brother-in-law is Indian, so we basically celebrate three festivals in a year,” said Yazid.
The 48-year-old human resources manager recently had his in-laws over for buka puasa at his home in Sungai Ara near here.
“We try to do this once every year during Ramadan for all the family members to have dinner together,” he said.
Yazid’s wife Nur Diana Chan Abdullah, 48, said they usually break fast with a simple dinner but when they have the whole family together, there would be more food on the table.
Her brother Chan Fai Keong, 56, said such gatherings strengthened family ties.
“It is a very special occasion for us,” said the retiree, adding that he always looked forward to enjoying East Coast delicacies such as Nasi Dagang and Nasi Kerabu which are readily available at the Ramadan bazaar where the family goes to get the spread for their dinner.
Yazid’s brother-in-law R. Balasingam, 62, said this was his first time joining the family’s breaking of fast gathering as he is based in Kuala Lumpur.
“Gatherings like these are always about re-connecting with your family members and of course, enjoying the food,” said Balasingam.
The resort development manager said he was blessed to have a multi-cultural family.
“We get to understand each other’s culture and religion better,” he added.
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, Family & Community, muhibah, ramadan, family gathering
Six families living in dilapidated houses
A sad farewell
Govt mulls '30% Club' to nurture women decision-makers
RM250 for a ride to hospital
MH17: Remains of two more Malaysians brought home
MH17: Remains of three more Malaysian victims arrive
Date rape: Only 10% of rapes are reported, says WAO
IT industry gets Hollywood insight
PAS stays steadfast to Pakatan
‘Guide to Malaysia’ in its eighth edition
M’sian claiming to be ‘Mujahirah’
Fiji ruler looks set to win poll, but opponents spotlight fraud
Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over
Fit to train
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)