Part II Lantern Festival took place at Setia Alam, Sook Mei's house (my 2nd sister's house). This is another gathering for Tams’ family, Cheahs’ family, Lees’ family and Ngs’ family for this year Mid Autumn Festival celebration.
So fast, a year passed since our last year MAF celebration . As usual, each member will need to prepare (or buy) dishes for the night so our beloved mom does not need to cook like hell to fulfill our hungry stomachs! LOL!
I still remember last year MAF ended tobe Curry festival as many of us prepare curry-dishes such as chicken curry, curry mee hun, curry rendang! Not sure how this will year will ended with..will all of us prepare the curry-themed-dishes too? Let's see....*scroll down to know*
Dish Preparation for Elaine
I scratched my head for few nights on what to prepare. I do have a plan to cook with my half tong water cooking skill. Opsss…Sorry, I think not even reaching half of the tong… Both “jelly moon cake” and “sushi” is in my options, thanks to Molly who knew the recipe for these.
Jelly moon cake need a lot of preparation which includes the mold for moon cake, the ingredients and after further discussion with the chef, few trials are needed to get a successful attempt! So I banned this, because I do not have a lot of money to get so many ingredients for multiple try, and I hate doing multiple try! I will end up with the FAILED mooncake inside the dustbin or inside the toilet bowl… DEETTTTT!! No jelly mooncake..
Next choice is sushi, where I started to browse for Sushi recipe, on how to make the rice, how to wrap it, how to make nice sushi. I guess it should be easy to make and will not take me a lot of time.
And sushi is easy to eat too, where you just need to grab using your 2 fingers and put all in one inside your mouth, as easy as 1..2….3…..right?
Ok, sushi is definitely will be my dish for the night….To be continued……
The morning – when I was in my dreamland
The Sunday has arrived where all of us started to prepare for the night. My mom started to prepare since morning by visiting the wet market early in the morning (but I’m not following because mom did not inform me and I still in my enjoying dreamland WTF!!). Bad daughter huh..hehehehhe! She started to cut and prepare all the ingredients, while I started to continue my napping. HAHAHAHHAHA!
The night – The party began
All of us reached around 8:00pm and we all started to show off our surprise dishes to each other, telling the history of the dishes, like how to cook, how long to cook, how to get the ingredients, and etc!
Let’s begin with the list:
1) Dad – He “suggested” Red Bean Dessert. There is a reason why I quoted because it’s my mom who cooks it, while he suggested it. More to like his order, mom prepares his order. WTF!! Anyway, thanks for dad suggestion so we had red bean as dessert for the night.
And brother keeps on asking us "Drink the soup! Must drink the soup!" And nevertheless, the soup really taste great and healthly! Great Job!!
The baby licking the finger!
Everybody enjoying the food!
WOW! Dad even lick the plate! I bet the dish taste great!
Even Amanda said GOOD!!
All busy makaning!
With mom! Not sure why I show GOOD sign! I guess I want to say "I FEEL GOOD!" HAHHAH!
The price for a cup is RM3.90 please!!! Credit card not accepted!
Lee's family photo!
ROOAAAARR!! Enjoying the jelly!!!
After fulfilling our hungry stomach, it's time to play LANTERNS and CANDLES! It's Moon Cake Festival celebration dudes, babes! There comes all the antique and newly bought lanterns from all the families to celebrate the fullmoon night.
The parents takes turn to hang the lanterns for their kids, while I sitting finding the best angle for camwhoring with the lantern..HAHAHAHA!
As you can see, as technology starting to evolve, more and more lantern being innovated, and traditional lantern (those paper lantern with candle) will be absolute sooner or later. The style of the lantern really evolving where I've seen the electric-ladybird lantern with animated robotic style (the wings flipping while the music is playing) with attractive lights blinking througout the session! Damn CHIO!!
I wish I can get one for my future kiddo. But, I wonder how advance it will be by the time I got my babies, and I want to get the most advance lantern for them? =___=" Maybe lantern which is operated using remote? HAHAHAHHA! what you think?
The electric lanterns!
The ladybird lantern! Very advance one!
Brother, what are you doing? Peeping the candle? LOL..That's the bad thing about traditional lantern!
Mom and dad! How njoy to see them smiling for the lanterns! They are cute isn't? LOL!
Our family tradition, to combine as many events nearby as possible. So, since Tam Weng Loon (my youngest brother) birthday is around the corner (13th October), we will celebrate the day together! Same time, save effort, save money for sure (for the meal) HAHAHAHHAHAH! Hopefully, Tam Weng Loon would'nt mind that! You still have your birthday cake what?!! Hehehehhe!!
Anyway, wan to wish him Happy Be-earlier 22th Birthday! Wishing you to stay healthy, wealthy and be good! Sudah besar panjang! Everything also getting longer already, so must act like one!
The birthday boy, presenting Tam Weng Loon