September 14th, 2008
|10:09 am - ~中秋快乐/Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival~|
A Chinese festival that falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon Festival is a time for families to come together, gaze at the moon, eat (yummy) mooncakes and meander through the streets to take in gorgeous lanterns and lights. What does the moon and family have to do with each other? The Chinese character 圆/Yuan meaning "round" for the full moon on this evening is the same as the character for 团圆/TuanYuan meaning "reunion", so the roundness of the full moon symbolizes the reunion of a full and perfect family. Many stories have come out of the Moon Festival and why we eat mooncaks, for a nice and quick summary take a look here.
(Read vertically from right to left)
Quiet Night of Rememberance
In front of the bed there's the light from the moon,
On the floor it seems as if there's a layer of frost.
Raising my head I see the bright moon,
Lowering my head I remember my homeland.
With that, I bid you all to a happy Mid-Autumn's Moon Festival and hope that many of you will be able to spend it with your families together.
To mommy, I can't spend this festival meant for reunion with you this year (and the previous 3 years -__-) but I will be looking up at the moon tonight (so long as this fog clears up), munching on a mooncake and thinking of you. Wish you the best
by the way, i saw some pig-shaped mooncakes at unifood mart last sunday, so your picture reminded me of them :))
hope you have a good day!! i'm actually going to see my sister and give her mooncakes lol so.. there is a bit of family reunion :).
Aww, that's good to hear :DD My friends bought the piggy-shaped mooncakes, it was my first time trying them. Tasted just like the regular ones XDD They should make them in the shape of all 12 zodiac animals, that'd be funky~ Make it like a box set or someth, lol.
omg lol if i buy that i'd never eat it.. hahaha.. i'd encase them in plastic and put them on display!! :P
Yeeeeeep~ Time for the harvest in the old days~
Hey, thanks again for inviting me yesterday and introducing me to mooncake lol. I hope you like your parasol from the King of Prussia :)
PS: Can I give you the $3 to pass on to the association? I didn't know where to pay at the BBQ -_-*
I LOVE THE PARASOLLLLLL!! It's soooo~ gorgeous, thank you soooooo~ much!! I hope you liked the mooncakes, next time we can try some with other fillings :D
Don't worry about the money, lol, I think the organizers just tossed that idea out the window since so many people came and there was no way to check who had membership and who didn't.
Hope you had a good one dear :DDD
Had heaps of cake? :DDDDD?
Yep!! My friends bought the little piggy-shaped moon cakes, first time I had them, hehe~ So yummy!
That's good to hear :DD
Damn the piggy ones would have been awesome.. down here, we only got the standard shape ones down here... *sighes*
|Date:||September 15th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)|| |
Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival to you too! That explains the latern festival being held in Chinatown in Montreal! It's super beautiful, especially at nighttime when everything is light up. What a beautiful message to your mom too!-James
Ah I wish Ottawa's Chinatown was bigger so we can have lanterns and stuff too~~!
|Date:||September 16th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)|| |
I managed to spend it with nearly all my relatives (or the ones that I care about) and friends since I somehow managed to pick yesterday as my wedding day without knowing that it was the Mid-Autumn Festival :p
YOU HAD A WEDDING?!?! O___o PHOTOS?!?! :DDDDDD CONGRATS!!!
|Date:||September 17th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)|| |