A Very Happy Eid Mubarak to everyone.
There is a song from the movie Duplicate. It goes something like 'Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai' before breaking into a nonsensical tune of 'La lai lai lai lai'. The video is on Youtube.
I LOVE that song. It is the ultimate carefree song. I am going to sing La lai lai lai without any care in this world as to what people think of me, Shah Rukh Khan seems to be saying. You sing that song when you are very happy.
That's how I felt when Dad told me, at 11.45 pm, that Nugget mosque has declared that the moon was seen, and Eid is tomorrow (Monday). I had taken a day off tomorrow and it would be pretty weird to go back to work.
"Hey, didn't you say you had ... what you call it .. Eid ... today?"
"Ya, um, about that boss, heh heh, funny story ..."
My sister had called up her girlfriends for a Mehndi night, where the girls practically dress up in Eid attire and apply henna to each other's hands and then stare at each other for two hours while it dries. Sounds like fun. There was some dancing and singing as well. Singing mostly by our CD player blaring out re-remixed Himmesh songs, while the girls did bhangra (which is basically a dance you do when you don't know how to dance). Hmm - I lie, some of them did know how to dance.
I was told to go out of the house as some of the girls were shy.
Ya, fat chance. I told my sister I am going to see a movie. Then I went out after Maghreb to eat out with some friends. And then returned with them. It's the end of Ramadan. I don't have to be the nice guy anymore.
Now I am under house arrest in my room.
La lai lai lai lai ... la lai lai lai lai...
Tags: Eid Mubarak