Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with the Future In-Laws

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This photo was taken by the little one!

mooncake festival 2013

We just celebrated the Mid-Autumn festival last night! Yup, it’s several days early but that was the date it was decided on since Monday is a public holiday and everyone could make it. I was pleased to be invited by my better half’s parents to come over for dinner.

mooncakes in laws

I bought some mooncakes to bring along as a gift. I spotted a teh tarik (pulled milk tea) version which I wanted them to try while my dear chose more conventional ones like white lotus and assorted nuts with chicken bits. The Imperial Musang King Royale (RM 78 / 2 pcs) has long been sold out.

mid autumn dinner 2013

It’s good to have a home cooked meal while celebrating the mooncake festival in a home setting. My family is partly in Sibu and partly in Singapore so I don’t get that myself.

dragon lantern

There were also a lot of kids playing lanterns – I remember this vividly from my childhood and both of us lit some as well. Haha!

mooncakes 2013

There’s a lot of weird and wonderful lanterns now – the little one got an Angry Birds version while the big one got a rather unwieldy and large dragon, which burned on one side after a while.

mooncake family 2013

It was a good night spent with the future in-laws. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2013! :)

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36 thoughts on “Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with the Future In-Laws

  1. Great to see the young ones are still enjoying the lantern, my little cousin (10 yrs old) bro doesn’t even bother to walk away from his computer…. tsk tsk tsk

    • Yeah, I know what you mean! :)

      A lot of the kids nowadays don’t even bother to play with the lanterns. We’re from the early 80’s so the PC gaming scene didn’t really take off until I was 12 (with Wolf3D and later with Doom).

    • Cheers mate! :)

      Haha! I didn’t think of putting their photos on my blog – didn’t put the other kids there too. There were a lot of other kids from the neighborhood.

  2. What’s Mid-Autumn Festival without someone’s lantern catching fire?

    Actually, over the last few years, I’ve realised that the accordion type lanterns are the ones that last the longest. The cellophane types are rubbish.

    Looks like you had plenty of fun :)

    • Thanks Mela! :)

      Indeed, I can remember the accordion paper types lasting a real long time! The ones we’re holding are actually from last year!

      The cellophane ones are new, it’s sorta like a new trend, it doesn’t even look like paper lanterns since it doesn’t reflect as much candle light – but kids nowadays are attracted to the likeness of popular figures in them.

      Yup, had a blast! Hope you had a great weekend too!

  3. Wah! Got invited by in-laws already! Good signs and I heard the bells ringing & saw cupids flying!

    I heard about this Musang King Mooncakes being sold at ridiculous prices. I told my wife to make them for sale next year and RM20 per box.

    • Haha! Yeah, it was good to have dinner together! :)

      I know, the Musang King ones are RM 78 / 2 pcs and yet it’s already sold out. There’s also Godiva mooncakes – they’re limited edition and the one I wanted sold out by the time I got back in 1 day.

      I managed to get a box of that though – most expensive mooncakes I ever bought!

    • Same to you Yvonne! :)

      Hope you have a great Mid-Autumn Festival this year!

      We got so much mooncakes I don’t think we can finish them by the time of the festival. Haha!

      Thanks for the kind comments!

    • Cheers mate! :)

      We got so much mooncakes I don’t think we can finish them! There’s also a Godiva limited edition this year – most expensive mooncake I ever bought!

      We ate some and left the big one for the day itself though. It’s a chocolate mooncake, but textured with citrus and crispy rice!

      Same to you Vincent!

  4. That was a fun night because the kids were looking forward to play the lanterns, dear. I think you got to fix the big E’s lantern..hehe. I am going to get the papers soon. Glad you have good time, dear. Hugs.

    • I loved playing the lanterns with them and you too dear! :)

      I like dinner also even though missing one important dish. Haha!

      Yup, I’ll be sure to do that, love you always dear! <3

    • Thanks Kathy! :)

      It was a lot of fun to bring the kids out to play lanterns! It’s been a long time since I’ve done that myself.

      Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family!

    • Haha! Well, you can always light some by yourself or see if there’s any neighborhood kids! :)

      Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and yours Constance!

    • Me to Mel! It’s been a while since I’ve had this atmosphere of dinner and playing with lanterns! :)

      I hope you had a great time too! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and yours Mel!

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