OK, back to this back-dated (3/10) post topic.
Few days ago before the actual Mid-Autumn day, I was actually having a bad dream. I dreamt of Terry holding on a stick with a glass paper lantern and got his face badly burnt. So scary, I jumped up from my sleep, immediately open my eye and wipe cool sweat. Luckily it was just a dream. I was actually planned to buy a lantern for him if saw any. Since after I've that bad dream, I don’t want to buy anymore.
As usual, Mid-Autumn means family gathering. At night, back to FIL’s house to have dinner. After the dinner, SIL#1 invited us down to the condo’s pool side to play lantern. She bought a few Japanese paper lanterns. This year was Terry first time seeing a lantern. He knows it was something can play and he got no mood to finish his dinner before we get down. When we were down at poolside, he was full of thrill and can’t wait to play with it. When he saw the candle lit up, he said 'Happy Birthday' and wanted to blow off. LOL!
When we almost wanted to end the session, we saw the moon appearing. It was not big and bright enough as there were thick clouds covering it. We headed home at 11pm+. That’s how my Mooncake day past.
Playing lantern...candles...makes me think back of my childhood days too. As an adult, I don’t seem enjoy playing it that much like how I used to play during those days. It was so much of fun playing with neighbor friends and cousins holding the lantern walk down the street and light up candles round the gate. I even enjoyed playing it alone for many days before and after the actual day. As for now, I try to not miss the fun playing with my young ones.
Back in a week before the actual day, we have mooncake celebration night at church too. We got game, children coloring contest, presentation by Sunday school’s children, sermon and some foods in the end of the night.