If I had to pick a favourite festival on the Chinese Lunar calendar, it would be the Mid Autumn Festival. Something about carrying candlelit lanterns in the dark, on a night of a full moon, that is incredibly romantic and at the end of the day, I’m still a true romantic at heart 😉 It was exactly one week ago, today, that the moon was at it’s fullest and gave people an excuse to play in the dark 🙂
Celebrations started a couple of days before the actual day for me where my aunt cooked up a storm and we hung out in her garden.
A couple of days after the actual day, Mummy Daph and I decided to milk the occasion a little more.
At first we had plans to have a picnic at the Marina Barrage but my smart cousin-in-law aka Mummy of my munchkins reminded me it was F1 weekend :p That led us to check out MacRitchie, much to the cringe of couples who thought they could enjoy a quiet stroll. You could hear the 7 year-old, the 4 year-old and the 3 year-old together with their newfangled modern lanterns from miles away :p
Thanks to Mummy Daph, my munchkins played with sparkles for the first time. Even I didn’t know they haven’t played with them before, which was really cool 🙂 There’s something about watching children experience something new for the first time. The nervousness from anticipation coupled with the excitement from the joy of play. Reminded me why it’s important to try something new every now and then.
So instead of heading home, we decided to go for ice cream and waffles 🙂 For the uninitiated, one usually eats mooncakes and drinks tea for the mid autumn festival but at the Boey/Tay and Tan household we decided to try something new.
Ice cream and waffles it was and everyone knows what sugar does to the little people :p They were a tad excitable … to say the least
And when I asked them if they wanted to go home, they said, “NO!”
So it was back into the darkness again, to check out the fairly new playground by Jonah’s place. I don’t know about most of you but for me, I’m finding that the playgrounds of the 21st century are really fun places to hang out. Fun enough to entertain even Mummy Daph, Uncle Danzel and me 🙂
The next plan we’re thinking of is BABY DISCO at Zouk, no less!! Parenting in the 21st century sure is different from when my parents were doing it. I’m so not complaining though 😉