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: 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