Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wearing Baju Melayu to School


tomorrow, 2nd of december, united arab emirates (UAE) will celebrate its 39th national day. naturally, the school will be closed tomorrow, so today the kids are having national day activities today in school.

the kids are asked to wear “the national dress of any country especially UAE national dress.” if only khaleef has the white jubah and the red chequered cloth to wear on top of his head to look like one of the emiratis!

so instead, this morning khaleef went to school in baju melayu!


baju melayu is a traditional malay outfit for men. it consists of two main parts. the first being the baju (long sleeved shirt) itself which has a raised stiff collar known as the cekak musang collar. the second part is the trousers. a skirt-type adornment is also commonly worn with the baju melayu, which is either the kain samping made from songket, or just plain sarong. both are loops of fabric which are folded around the wearer's waist. a jet-black or dark coloured headgear called the songkok can also worn to complete the attire.

~ adapted from wikipedia


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however, he didn’t wear his sampin and songkok. moms with young boys will know why! if khaleef goes to school with songkok and sampin, he definitely won’t be coming back from school with them! sure tertanggal and tertinggal! left and lost! hihi.


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at first i was afraid that it will be too cold to wear a baju melayu, but this morning, the weather is chilly in a wonderful way. the cool breeze was just lovely.


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sahil and khaleef


when khaleef’s schoolmate sahil came down, he was wearing his national dress as well – a ‘kurta pajamas’. he wore them complete with matching fancy aladdin shoes!


kurta pajamas is a traditional item of clothing worn in afghanistan, bangladesh, india, pakistan, sri lanka and nepal. it’s a loose-fitting shirt falling somewhere above of right

at the knee of the wearer. it can be worn with loose pajama bottom, or wrapped-around dhoti. these days you can even see them worn with jeans!

~ adapted from wikipedia


they both looked so cute sitting side by side that i had to take a picture!


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but then – boys will be boys! dah pakai cantik-cantik pun nak golek-golek main kejar-kejar aci nyorok!


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so what is the national clothing for the emiratis (people of the united arab emirates)?


the male wears the white kandoora, while the women wears the black abaya


(thanks nia for reminding me i need to add a bit on uae's national clothing as well!)

click here for more info on the traditional dress of the emiratis.


17 comments:

Nia said...

ala...sangat comel diaorg berdua tu. curious nak tau, pakaian rasmi kat sana mcm mana rupanya? bukan kurta tu kan?

Affieza said...

Kalau pkai songkok ngn sampin tentu lg cute Si Khaleef ni...hehe

Syigim said...

>> nia, pakaian rasmi kat sini yg pak2 arab slalu pakai tu - 'kandoora' yg jubah putih panjang siap ngan kain merah kotak2 atas kepala tu.. :) yg pompuan, pakaian rasmi is of course the abaya hitam :)

>> affieza, mmg lagi cute & lengkap dgn sampin & songkok tapi takut tertinggal & hilang trus kat skolah :)

amirah said...

betul la syigim.anak buah saya balik sekolah memang lesap la..heran kemana peginya...ermmm

lina said...

comel sgt khaleef...betul kalau bersamping dan bersongkok mesti lagi smart :)

arin said...

hemsem abg khaleef ni..

transformed housewife said...

Knur selalu jugak tengok pakaian rasmi UAE sbb ramai juga students knur dr sana. Tapi kalau dr Arab Saudi dioarg panggil "thoub".

Syigim said...

>> amirah, songkok tu confirm terjatuh bila diorang main2 lari2. sampin plak sure terlondeh kang. tu yg kemungkinan besa tertinggal kat skolah tu! :)

>> kak lina, kalo pakai suma nanti smart masa pegi skolah je. balik skolah suma hilang :P hihi

Syigim said...

>> kak arin, abg khaleef ke, adik si khaleef ke suma ensem ensem :P

>> kak nur, "thoub"...first time dgr. thanks for sharing. time to google! hihi ;)

Nadiah Sidek said...

ala tak lengkap la khaleef. pakai sampin dgn songkok baru cun! :D

Silent Scribbler said...

He's soooooo cute! I think he looks a lot like his dad. :-)

aDyLLa OmaR said...

hensem ye khaleef ni..nak ngorat bley? heheh~

Pala Maldini said...

kalau ada samping dan keris.. pakai pula dengan capal.. sure macam hulubalang melayu.. ewah..

Liz Rohaizat said...

ala, comelnya main camtu!!! akak buat saya rasa nak ada anak lelaki.

Syigim said...

>> nadiah, tak lengkap xpe la drpd songkok & sampin hilang - nak cari kat mana di dubai ni! hihi

>> aisha! uhuk uhuk pls, he looks like me ok! :P me me me me me! :P

Syigim said...

>> dylla, tgk la kalo khaleef suka older woman hahahaha

>> pala maldini, keris? in school? now that's a first! kecoh kang!

>> liz, u want a boy? i want girls!!! waaaaa... takde gang hihi

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