This is what I travel thousands of miles for. All my life we have to buy these but the rendang, my late mom would make. Since her passing, I have only made rendang pedas the one time for Hari Raya at home. Things haven’t been the same for almost two decades now.

What I have at home ain’t much as compared to many other people I know, but that is fine. This is more than some people on the planet will get on this auspicious morning.

And for that, I am indeed grateful.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf zahir dan batin.