Mooncake festival makes me think of lanterns, paper lanterns, that I used to have when I was a young kid. Our neighbourhood would conduct some activities to celebrate this event and feasting on mooncakes and savoring tea are to do without.
I remember some friends burning the paper lanterns using matchsticks and we stayed transfixed at our first lesson on Fire & Its Destructive Effects. During one of those years, I won the musical chair game and I got to realise, for the first time, that I was secretly competitive.
Growing up, it holds less of a meaning to me. I have outgrown lanterns, even those battery-operated ones. I could never appreciate mooncakes, with its slimy texture. One fine year, mom decided to make mooncakes and I was roped in to help. It was fun but I soon realised the large amount of oil that went into the making of those traditional mooncakes and promised myself that I would stay off it. So much for teaching me how to make mooncakes. =p I’m not so sure about those snowskin types. Perhaps, they are better?
Anyway, the copious varieties of mooncakes found in the market are just overwhelming. It does show the creativity of bakers nonetheless. To shop around for mooncakes is a great and exciting activity in itself!
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.