30 September 2012

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival (or Trung Thu in Vietnamese) is being celebrated this weekend in various parts of the world.   For me, this time of year brings back fond memories of my childhood where we would eat lots of mooncakes (but giving my dad the egg bit as I didn't like it and still don't!) and my sisters and I would walk around and sway the paper lanterns that Dad had carefully lit for us.

These days there are lots of different types and varieties of mooncakes (check out these fancy ones from the Raffles Hotel that have champagne truffle!) and some of the lanterns are battery operated, but nothing for me will compare to the simple white lotus mooncake and old school candle lit paper lanterns that I grew up with... Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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