That was how my uncles and aunties extend their invite to visit their house. Especially during these times of Eid Mubarak. No appointments. No prior notice.
One of my wife's auntie put it rather crudely. "If we passed your house, we see you are inside, we will stop by and visit you. As easy as that. Relatives need not make appointment".
Actually, that is true. The dependant of people having this thing called Open Houses in which it is so popular in Malaysia that they made an event out of it for ALL religious celebration. There are Chinese New Year Open House, Christmas Open House, Deepavali Open House and two-in-one open houses like Deepa-Raya, CNY-Raya open house.
I want to make changes this year. I will invite my staff and partners over to my house on certain date but anyone who wants to visit my house this Eid Mubarak, which is one whole month of celebration (another Malaysian norms), they can just call or just stop by our house. We serve you whatever we are eating or have in the kitchen. The normal raya cookies are always ready. We have filled all the jars. We have ready all the cakes and such.