Friday, September 24, 2010

Mooncake Festival 2010

When I was younger, Mooncake Festivals were celebrated by lighting my paper lantern (after that, it was upgraded to a battery operated lantern) and then someone would accompany me to walk around the housing estate. After that, we would light up the multi-coloured candles and line them up on the pavement outside the house and hang paper lanterns on the tree. Once a while, a paper lantern would catch fire, and we would have a bonfire show for a few minutes. :D

This year, i noticed that there wasn't much hype for the festival. Although there were mooncakes on sale, other than that, it didn't feel very festive. Me and the bf decided to have our own mini celebration.

First off, we had to get some lanterns. So we went to the most likely hypermarket to have paper lanterns. It was hard to find the plain ones with no cartoon features. Back home, we got ready all the items and hung the lanterns around our balcony. It was quite a challenge, as it was a windy night, but we prevailed.

All the equipments

Candles all in position

First one up!

All lighted up


We sat on the balcony for a while and enjoyed a slice of mooncake or two. After half an hour, the lanterns started going off one after another. The candles nowadays don't last that long, huh? But it was nice to play with lanterns again.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Emmy Awards 2010 Opening Skit

For those who missed the Emmys recently and love Glee, watch this. Can't wait for the new season of Glee in 2 weeks time!