Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Mid-Autumn.

Unintentionally celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival/mooncake festival/lantern festival.

Only two guests were invited + last minute lantern/candles shopping spree. Oh and mooncakes (but nobody like to eat it).

" Why we have to eat mooncakes and play latern on this festival? "
" Because during war time, some emperor want to send secret message to the army, so they hide msges in the mooncake. Lantern is just random."

Apparently i'm kinda wrong:
Moon cake comes from the Yuan Dynasty. During that time, people would not stand the cruel domination taking place, so many people staged uprisings to fight against the Yuan Dynasty rulers. Zhu Yuanzhang, the most prominent one, united all the people to start the uprisings. Unfortunately, government soldiers checked correspondences so strictly that it was hard for him to deliver messages to his fellow rebels. Soon the leader had a good idea: to hide messages in cake to inform his people. Finally the uprising succeeded, and Zhu Yuanzhang designated the "message cake" as the main food in the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. From then on, moon cake has always played an important role in the festival's celebrations. (quote from here)

So i am partially right, don't blame me.

The weather was bad, it rained. We played no brain game like " See whose candle burn out the fastest! ". The night ended with explosion. Well we played fireworks, the mini version.

Wait a minute, the best part was my dog got scared by the loud bang of explosion, it actually went inside of my house and climbed upstairs and got stuck. Damn dog peed all over the house. The rest is history.

Have you seen this amazing Harry Potter Deathly Hallows (Part 1) movie trailer?

I solemnly swear that i am up to no good! (inside joke, or is not a joke at all)

1 comment:

Drake Sigar said...

I must see that movie.