had a great 中秋 (mooncake festival) get-together lunch at my brother’s place toady on 26.7.2015. ^^
tomorrow (27.7.2015) is the actual day for the mid-autumn festival or moon cake festival. 🙂
mid-autumn festival is the time for family & friends to come together again. as the full moon becomes whole & complete, so family & those dearest come together to be whole again. 月圆人团圆。
my favourite verse is 苏轼‘s 《水调歌头》–
the verse (宋词) was actually 苏轼 thinking of his far-away brother 苏辙 on 中秋. 婵娟 means the moon, 美好 whole or prefect. so the poet is transcending time (长久) & space (千里)..sharing a moment..togetherness through time & space..but actually it was much more, many more levels of understanding. my other favourite verse is 明月几时有？把酒问青天.
my s-i-l & her helper prepared a good spread! ^^
fish curry was pretty good.
nice egg plants & vegetables too.
salmon not bad too.
i just loved the fish cakes. i ate very many. 🙂
s-i-l said it’s tiong bahru fish cake but at clementi stall. 🙂
nice lotus soup.
my brother thought this 白斩鸡 chicken rice chicken was pretty good.
my first impression – chicken not smooth enough, also chicken breast was moist but not sweet enough. as i took more pieces later, the chicken breast was actually pretty tasty because of the sauce.
but basically too much sauce made it not the usual smoothness & colour of a good 白斩鸡 chicken rice chicken.
& we had nice kang kong. 🙂
sis bought some “lar piah” teochew moon cake from chinatown. 🙂
& the black cake. hardly remembers them.
& my brother bought some yam.
i brought some moon cakes from shangri-la & tcc.
they were given to us by my wife’s friend & my friend.
above the shangri-la twin yoke mooncake, not so sweet & quite smooth, a pretty good one. 🙂
after lunch we stayed & chit-chatted for 1+ hrs. great family time together, a very good day.