Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival to all, 中秋节快乐!

I just want to take this opportunity to wish all my family, friends, followers and readers, a peaceful and happy Mid-Autumn Festival. Although the weather at this moment is really bad (raining cats and dogs outside) over here in Singapore, but I do hope it doesn't dampen this lovely festive mood. Even though we don't get any public holiday for this festive occasion, I still have a warm feeling whenever it comes by. Reason being the belief of 嫦娥 reunite her husband 后羿 on this day and thus this legend lives on, influencing the people (at least me) that this day (八月十五) is a day to reunite, gather with your love ones. So I hope you will be with your love ones today, sharing some yummy food and mooncakes and gazing at the moon. ;)
This year I have settled with just making the same old spiral mooncakes which I made for the past 2 years. Due to time constraint and several events circling at around the same time, I didn't want to be too adventurous this year. But I did try my hands on making snow skin mooncakes this time....which is as far as I went. :P
I got the recipe from "Do What I Like", Florence's blog. I used some Disney characters moulds to make this and it turned out pretty good. :) However the skin didn't stay soft for 3 days like what Florence said, on the 3rd day it turned slightly dry and hard....but still edible. :P Anyway I am happy I gave this a try, because only practice then I can perfect it. :)

Last weekend, my family and I went to Clark Quay to get in the festive mood. We anticipated that it will be very crowded but we didn't mind because we knew that it will be fun watching the beautiful lanterns and some live performances.
Here are some some interesting photos and video to show you which I took while I was there, watch on...



Check out this lantern. ;) This is actually given to my elder daughter by a Minister of Parliament, Dr Lily Neo during a live performance in Clark Quay. Very special...;)
video
I hope watching the photos & the fireworks will brighten you up! I know I did. ;)

BTW, don't forget to watch the moon tonight while you munch on those delicious mooncakes and sip on that cup of tea. I believe it will warm your heart just staring at the big round gorgeous moon. Doesn't it feel nice to know that we are all looking at the same moon? Sure makes me feel that the world is just that bit smaller. ;)

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival All, 中秋节快乐!

18 comments:

Weng said...

Wow!! 很热闹哦!! How I wish I can celebrate with you and your lovely mooncakes :) Happy Mid Autumn Festival yea !!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Happy Mid Autumn to you too!!
Too bad tonight is cloudy. Could only see half the moon. But even half of it was big.
My kids were the only ones walking around the neighbourhood with lanterns. Not many kids in that area.

ReeseKitchen said...

Beautiful photos and videos...:) I'm sure you have a great day today..:) 中秋节快乐

DG said...

Nice & bright pictures taken!
Here, I would like to wish you and your family a happy mid-autumn festival :)

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Hey, nice to know you and your folks had a great time this Mid-Autumn Festival! You guys seemed to have an earlier one during the weekend before!

來吧!再三恭祝妳與妳家人中秋節快樂!

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alutzu @ cornerparadise said...

looks so delicious...congratulations from Romania

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Bee Bee, I went Clark quay too but to taste the 台湾小吃, quite disappointed and the q was so long and food so expensive:( i am lucky to able to taste your flaky mooncake, believe it or not tat was the only flaky mooncake I got to eat this yr, so 珍贵 heeheehee 中秋节快乐!

x3baking said...

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you too. The places you went to look so pretty. Sounds like you had a great time there! :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Gee, looks like it's really beautiful in Clarke Quay! I didn't even bother to go, fearing the crowds. Thanks for sharing it though. Happy mid-autumn festival to you and your family too! :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Bee, I really admire everyone can make some homemade mooncake this year whereas I didn't have any chances to do it. Glad you can make some cute snowskin mooncake. There looks lovely!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Welcome to my blog Weng! Yes, I wished that everyone had went there to feel the festive mood! Furthermore the weather was great too. Do come by again soon. :)

@Wendy: is it?? Wah you know last night when I went to my mum's place, it was like a market! It was half past 9 already and there are people playing with mini firecrackers ( cannot real thing, will be jailed!) and so many kids running around! Anyway, hope your mid autumn festival was a great one. :)

Thanks Reese my friend. I bet you ladies had a super time at SH house too. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks DG! Hope your mid autumn festival was a memorial one too!

Hahaha, yeah Pei-Lin, we wanted our kids to get a feel of the festivity, so what better ways then to bring them down to enjoy the lights and experience the crowd. Thanks! Hope your mid autumn festival was a fab one too.

Welcome toy blog alutzu! Thanks and drop by again soon.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for dropping by Mr Lonely! Hope you will come visit again next time when you get lonely, heehee.

Hey didn't know you went down to Clark Quay too, else maybe can meet up or something. Ai ya, didn't know that Taiwan food restaurant is so bad review, thanks for the alert, will avoid next time. Is it! Hahaha, next time try making it on your own, sure can one.

Thanks x3baking!

@Jane: No problem....it's just too bad some of the photos were not so well taken. Thanks, hope you& your family have a wonderful mid autumn fest too!

My Restaurants Melbourne said...

the spiral moon cakes look fabulous. enjoy your celebrations

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for dropping by & your comment , My Restaurant Melbourne. :)

edith said...

Oh you went for the Display. I saw them taking months to built those lantern. These are nicely captured by you with Mid Autumn feel.

Von said...

Happy Mid Autumnn festival to you too! I completely missed it because I had a really busy week, since I was graduating =D I haven't made any mooncakes yet....but I guess it's sorta a good thing because that means that I can read lots of mooncake recipes before choosing one to make! haha.....I love those spiral mooncakes! They look so cool! I've never had them before though....
Your snow skin mooncakes are so cute! I love the disney moulds =) I wish I had one......