I decided to combine these 3 events in one post because there’s too many pending posts and these 3 are related to the same topic ;p
This year, my mid-autumn celebration is different from what I usually had back home. We don’t really celebrate back home actually. It’s called the Moon Lantern Festival here.
First celebration happened on 10/9/2011. I had it with my colleagues at a Chinese restaurant somewhere in the suburb. I got no idea where it’s located ;p I forgot to check the name of the place too. We took a bus there. My first time having abalone. Very chewy, what’s so nice about it? It’s just seafood to me hahaha…
I ate so much that day. Non-stop eating since lunch as after lunch I had a group revision session and we were eating chips and tarts while doing our revision. Then at dinner, ate again. I’m not sure of the exact name of the food though, just giving the general names. Here’s drunken chicken and prawn balls.
So much food in a day! Softshell crab and fish.
Kailan and duck.
Left: Red bean pastry.
Right: After dinner, we went to our boss’ house for dessert! GOSH! Ate non-stop again until 12am+. There’s cakes, jelly, mooncakes, chocolate fondue, fruits, tong sui(sweet soup) and more! Reached home at about 12.30am.
Photos with colleagues aka friends. This is just 1/3 of them, there’s another 2 tables. All Malaysians.
Then, on the actual day itself, 12/9/2011, I had exam! Good thing it’s open book exam but it’s not that easy as expected as what came out mostly weren’t what we had expected -.-” So I just crapped. Then again, it’s common sense, should be fine.
We had our exam at Allan Scott Park, this is where the horse racing event takes place in Adelaide. When we arrived, we took so many photos *LOL* As if we’re the tourists and not there for exam ;p
My first time visiting a horse racing venue.
Love the view of the mountain.
With my coursemates. Two coursemates aren’t in the photos, that’s how small the class was. Only 7 of us for this subject. Others were so stressed out waiting for the exam to start yet we’re there camwhoring! How crazy, studied till too stress ;p In the exam hall, our class was only a small fraction of the number of people sitting for exam.
After exam, my friend and I headed to the Torrens River for the Moon Lantern celebration event but we’re too late. People were cleaning up the place already. Ended at 8pm if not mistaken but we were only there at 9.30pm+. Oh well… What to do? We had our exam while people were celebrating. The event could put Malaysia’s celebration to shame hahaha… It’s HUGE and started at 3pm. There’s HUGE stage setup and 10 minutes fireworks! Too bad I missed it.
So we both just walked along the river basking under the moonlight with each other while the rest were couples enjoying each others’ company by holding hands, kissing, hugging and so on. So lonely… It made us so miserable seeing all that hahaha… Hopefully our singlehood will end soon with the blessing of the moon that night *LOL*
That’s how I celebrate my Moon Latern Festival aka Mooncake Festival aka Mid-autumn Festival in Adelaide.