Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lantern Festival

2007 Lantern Festival

Ok, I know the lantern festival was a waaaaaayy long ago event. I'm currently very busy with my studies and have not much time to blog. Plus, is it only me or what? I seem to have trouble login to blogger during noon hours. Hmm...

Anyway, this year I didn't celebrate lantern festival with my family as we didn't organize any. So, off I went to MF's house. We had steamboat and a pot of chicken-stock-laden congee. I brought over some chocolate cake (in the blue tupperware). I forgot to take photos of it. Well anyway, this was what we did on that day.

Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble...

Lots and lots of balls~ (oops!!)

After we had our dinner, off we went to the taman's playground. I was astonished to see so many children gathered there. I never once saw that many children gathered to play together in my housing estate. Lighting candles and lanterns, playing fireworks, laughing together. Totally opposite here. Every year there will only be me and cousin's family walking around the garden with lanterns. And what I saw that day... was so lively. I almost forget that I once thought lantern/mooncake festival is a dying tradition.

Lesson #299: How to light candles

Children in the neighbourhood playing fireworks. Looks like some spidey-web.

Simple and lovely...

Not too sure what is it called. A giant lantern? All I know is that almost every occupant in the housing estate came out to witness this. It seems that if you wrote a wish on the lantern, it will come true. Took a loooooong time for it to heat up and fly off without harm. I have a video of the moment before and after it took off... but... How to convert .3gp format to at least .avi??

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