Wednesday, September 22, 2010


One good thing about living near to my mother is that we get to spend more time together and also to celebrate more festivals together. Driving from my place to my mother's house which is also my childhood home takes only about 10 minutes (8km).

As today is the Mid-Autumn Festival a.k.a. Mooncake Festival, we had dinner with my mother and siblings. Since we are all grown-ups, we did not light any lanterns nor did we play with candles. We just ate a simple meal and sat around talking into the night.

This year I bought only 9 moon cakes - some new flavours such as red yeast, ginkgo and others but found that I still prefer the traditional flavour of pure lotus paste and salted egg yolk. I wanted to buy those with double egg yolks but left it too late - they were all sold out when I tried to purchase some yesterday. So next year, I will make sure that I buy them earlier.

Although it drizzled for a while at around 11.30pm, the bright round moon was smiling at us before that and we had a good look at the rabbit in it. It was truly an evening well spent with family.


  1. I agree that it's always the wisest choice to stay near to family. You can spend quality time with them any time you want (not forgetting free food...haha). I stay near with my in-law's too and I spend most of my time there. Hehe!

  2. I like bing pei mooncake too (the one eat cold one).

    Happy mid-autumn festival to you:)

  3. Thanks Jennifer for reminding me about the free food too! :)

    Hi Elizebeth, Happy belated mid-autumn festival to you! I like eating cold bing pei mooncake but not too cold. So did you celebrate mooncake festival in Canada?

  4. we had mooncake 2 weeks ago, but not on the mid-autumn day itself coz i forgot to buy mooncake on the day itself! hohoho... so we only had 1 mooncake this year, it was my favorite 2xeggyolk lin yong mooncake. yummy~~~

  5. Hi Elizebeth, double egg yolk lin yong mooncake is really yummy. I must buy it next year.