Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mid Autumn Festive 中秋节

Today is the mid-autumn festival and here, wishing all a Happy Mid Autumn festival, 中秋节快乐!

I'm not exactly a huge fan of mooncake but I do like the snow-skin mooncakes with champagne truffles from Raffles hote
l. They are one of the most sinful and best tasting mooncakes ever. The traditional mooncake is filled with lotus seed paste and they are pretty distinctive in appearance. The salty yolk in the middle, which I think represents the full moon is what I absolutely love!

Like last year, we brought the kids downstairs and joined the neighbourhood for the Mid-Autumn festival celebration with candles, lanterns light up. It seem like more people are buying lanterns for their kids nowadays. I saw lots and all kinds of electrical lanterns and they are really popular. But please do not give me 'modern' battery operated lanterns. Cute designs they have but they kind of drive me up the wall with the never ending, loud music playing when they are turned on, lol. I still prefer the traditional paper lanterns, they are one of the best parts of my childhood that I remember. Really brought back fond memories of the Mid Autumn festival and the wonderful time I had when I was a kid. I'm going to explain to Big Missy why the Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival - the legends of Chang E. I think it would be interesting and most educational for her but be prepared for tons of whys from her too!

Here are some pictures taken earlier, not fantastic but love seeing how she enjoyed herself.

1 comment:

bp said...

great pictures! like u, i also prefer the old-fashioned lanterns!