To Be or Not To Be

A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!

~A Wise Man Said~

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Friday, September 16, 2005
Have a holiday on Monday on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn festival.

A week or so back I saw colourful lanterns being sold in shops everywhere and since a few days even apartment complexes (mine included) were decorated with lanterns. I was told that this festival is celebrated by lighting lanterns. It's all so colourful and wonderful -- same as Diwali except for the crackers!

A friend of mine mentioned to me that a sweet called Moon Cake is distributed during this festival and seems they traditionally put a duck egg in the center of this cake (I couldn't tell if he was joking!). Few days back when the moon cake was distributed in my work place, I gingerly partook of a teeny piece and it turned out to be quite nice. Seemed like a mix of dried fruits and sweeteners and other regular stuff (Chinese sweets, as far as I've tasted, are mildly sweet, unlike our sweets). Being the sweet addict that I am, I didn't mind taking another one when I was offered -- but this time, much to my chagrin -- I bit into something that tasted like an egg and to this moment I have no clue whether it came out of a chicken or a duck. Shouldn't matter, I suppose! :(

Plan to visit Victoria Park tomorrow evening to join in the celebrations. It's so great the way they have so many things planned for any festival or holiday, and what's more, these things are open and easily accessible to the general public. Am looking forward to the Tai Hang Fire Dragon dance, especially!