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  • 11th Oct, 2006 at 3:23 AM

The Moon
Originally uploaded by tracer.ca.

Last Friday was 中秋節, which is one of the two big Chinese festivals. The Mid-autumn festival is a time to get together with family and eat.

I really like holidays that involve eating.

One of the nice things about having holidays land on the lunar calendar is that the moon is full when it ought to be. Boy was it ever full that day. It hung low in the sky and was absolutely massive. It was at about this time that I got camera envy. I certainly wished for a lovely telephoto lens to capture it, but I left that task to other, more capable, photographers. Thanks, Paul.

Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I had some photography to do, so we had quite the late dinner. By the time I returned home, the kitchen was already buzzing with activity. The table was set for a great meal. We had bought roast duck from the Chinese butcher. And then we boiled some fresh lobster and soft-shelled crab.


We were so full afterwards that we forgot to go outside to look at the moon. But as I had discovered earlier, it was getting rather brisk. So it's probably just as well.


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11th Oct, 2006 07:44 (UTC)
HAHAH, I was going to post about my own mid autumn experience, but have been lazy. perhaps tomorrow...
11th Oct, 2006 08:17 (UTC)
Is that a chestnut in that moon cake?
It's chestnut season here in Japan as well, they are called "kuri" but Marron (as in french as in Katakana) when used in pastry. Starbucks in Japan, has a Marron Latte, fyi.
11th Oct, 2006 13:18 (UTC)
That's not a chestnut, it's a salted duck egg.
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11th Oct, 2006 16:09 (UTC)
Aren't they, though?
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