I'm supposed to be there too but can't make it because of my ailment.
I'm still wearing this koyok my mother bought me when she was in Japan last year.
It's quite good. Very warm for the aching parts of my body.
Anyway, I need to save my energy for work.
Well, it's a bit silly to celebrate mid-autumn when we have no such season here, but what the heck, it's fun to be with the family, have big makan, play mahjong etc.
My mother's side of the family celebrate almost everything they feel worth celebrating.
My father on the other hand is the opposite of all that.
He hardly celebrates anything.
Not even his birthday.
He doesn't even seems too enthusiastic to celebrate Raya.
That's just the way he is, being brought up in a quite poor family.
Celebrations are luxuries and he's simply not used to them.
Anyway, I think I prefer the way of my mother's family.
It's good that we can still celebrate things like the mid-autumn festival.
It reminds us that things are not so bad and there are still reasons to count our blessings.
Better than those in other places where people have no luxury to celebrate anything.
War, famine, natural disasters, etc....well, at least we don't have those nasty things here.
To learn more about mid-autumn festival, you can watch this video,
Okay, I need to get ready now for an important dinner tonight.
Have a good weekend guys.