Mid Autumn Spotlight on Marina Bay Sands

Sarah Pannir’s spotlighting Marina Bay Sands today, the Mid-Autumn Festival I campaigned against this casino development. Since its completion, we’ve had more problems with addicted gamblers, under-age commercial sex and tourists who drop in specially to commit crimes in our suburban housing estates. But, Sarah is right. Like any seductress, Marina Bay Sands is beautiful and beguiling. … Continue reading

Goodbye Moon:

Well, the mid-Autumn festivities have come and gone.  The moon’s shrinking ing again.As it goes away, I’d like to share this lovely poem by Sarah Monagle –  a  mom, writer, counselor, photographer, traveler and brain tumor survivor  – who blogs at http://www.sarahmonagle.wordpress.com. I’ve been inspired by her poetry sharing of her ups and downs. She’s got a great … Continue reading

Mid-Autumn: Why on this night?

Finally, 15th day of the 8th moon – Mid-Autumn Festival.  The moon a beautiful yellow orb. The moon cakes set out with tea. The children traipsing around the garden with their lanterns. The children want to know why. Why on this night we eat these pastry crusted cakes. Why we walk around with lanterns. Why we … Continue reading

Awaiting Mid-Autumn: A Singapore politician’s lesson in moon watching

13th day of the 9th moon of the year of the water dragon.It’s raining again. Unless the weather changes, catching sight of the mid-autumn moon this year looks like an “iffy”  affair. Of course, whether the moon’s fat or thin, covered in cloud or hidden by rain, still it’s there circling above us. It’s just a question of … Continue reading

Awaiting Mid-Autumn: When words fail, open the windows and breathe…

                12th day of the 8th moon in the year of the water dragon … and what a watery day it’s been. I woke up to a drizzle. By mid-morning, we had a windy hard plopping equatorial deluge.  The storm tantrummed itself out by tea-time, but now it’s hazy. … Continue reading

Awaiting Mid-Autumn: The Best Season of Your Life

10th day of the 8th month of the dragon year – a busy buzzy sort of day running around delivering Mid-Autumn gifts to friends and associates.  Something new this year, we’re distributing fresh fruits and flower teas, not the usual fatty cakes! Finally sitting down to my own cup of tea now and a quiet stare … Continue reading

Awaiting Mid-Autumn – New Moon

After that rant about mooncakes, I’ve decided to leave them be in the refrigerator and feast on the moon instead, with a cup of tea, a piece of poetry and all of you… 8th day of the 8th moon of the year of the Dragon. We start with the verses of the most unaccomplished – mine. Photo Credit: http://www.roschdeshnewmoon.com … Continue reading

Mooncakes – A better way to do it?

Photo Credit: http://www.chinatownconnections.com Today is the 8th day of the 8th moon of the lunar calendar; seven more days to the Mid-Autumn Festival.  Already my fridge is packed. We’re contrary creatures, us humans. Too much of anything and it becomes worthless. I like mooncakes. I do appreciate the good thoughts and well wishes, but … … Continue reading