>> Jun 13, 2011
It’s not a birthday cake. My nephew, M. Ali Fatih Matarizki (six years old), get circumcised on Sunday morning. Here, a circumcision is an important process for every boy. It’s not only a removing or cutting away the foreskin of the pexxx, but it’s already becoming a part of entering ‘adulthood’. The boy who has been circumcised will be expected to be a better and more religious person; having improvement in attitudes and manners. He’s entering the new stage in his life.
Fatih’s parents invited us to celebrate the successful circumcision and we prayed for his becoming better person, happiness, health and prosperity in many years to come. All aunts and uncles gave him gifts. My husband and I gave him a little cash.
Fatih’s mother prepared tumpeng rice (ceremonial dish of yellow rice served in a cone shape) for our lunch. I don’t share the food here, I’ll share in another post.
The boy looked happy though he felt rather painful on his pexxx. Don’t worry Fatih, it will recover totally in two weeks!