Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Mid-Autumn Festival

Last weekend we celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival). This joyous festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October in the Western calendar. This day was also considered a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain would be harvested by this time. Families and friends gather to celebrate; eating mooncakes under the bright, full moon. Not forgetting, 'playing' with candles and lanterns!

The traditional mooncakes are made with melon seeds, lotus seeds, almonds or bean paste. The center of each cake is filled with salted egg yolk.

This year, I had a wonderful time with a few friends at Mount Faber. (Mount Faber is a hill in Singapore that embodies the beauty of nature amongst the urban sophistication of Singapore). Of course, I had taken some pics to share with you.

Beautiful paper lanterns!

Oh no, this one was burnt..

Mini fireworks!

We lighted up the whole pillar...No, we did not vandalise.. we beautified it! :p

See, I told you. Isn't this beautiful? :)

Today I have two more pieces of news to share. First of all, my work was featured in Etsy treasury again! Yay! This was one of the loveliest treasury I've seen. I love all the selections. Thank you, Tecla!

Another news... I'm sick!!! :( I'm having a blocked nose and I lost my voice. I have so much phlegm in my throat, I think I can make a BIG cup of yogurt drink with it. (Ewwww!) Ha! But don't worry, I will be good in no time. I have to be.. there are plenty of tasks waiting for me to do. Take good care everyone!~


jacjewelry said...

Great pictures! I've had moon cake before, and it is good! Sorry to hear you're sick. :( Feel better soon!

Pili said...

You poor thing! Get plenty of rest and feel better soon!

That festival sounds like a lovely time!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Rheea, thank you for visiting my blog... I do hope you feel better soon... you are a beautiful lady! Your celebration looks wonderful... the lanterns are so very pretty... I adore your puppy on your sidebar, trying to get the Snickers bar! I am off to visit your Etsy shop! Bisous... Julie Marie PS How fun to meet a new friend in Singapore!

Anna Jackson said...

Aloha from Maui Hawaii! i love the photos! Congradulations for the etsy achalades!! You are very talented. Feel better,Anna

shelley said...

Ooooh fun! I've always wanted to go to one of those festivals! Love your photos =)

I'm sorry you're sick! Take good care of yourself and get better soon!

And congrats on the treasury =)


devonrose said...

oH no! Devon and I hope that you feel better soon! Kisses and hugs to you and Nono:)

Lrc said...

Lovely photos! I also love how the moon cake looks...there is a celebration near us where people handmake lanterns. Thanks for sharing your festival pics!

babalisme said...

Yep, I had too many mooncakes for a day, I can't bear seeing one again. But the other photos are so great!! And I know hoe you feel about the "phlegm"-y throat. Hate that when it happen to me! Are you feeling better now?

Hollyrocks said...

This looks like such an unforgettable event. I definitely want to visit Singapore and come to the lantern festival before I die. So hopefully I won't die anytime soon, because I'm too broke to travel at the moment. But someday, I'll come visit my buddy. :-)

apparentlyjessy said...

Beautiful pictures!!
We had a moon lantern festival here in Adelaide Australia, and I loved it! We had a parade of big beautiful hand made lanterns. I bought a moon cake to eat, red bean, it was interesting to try!