This year's Lantern Festival (also known as the Mid Autumn Festival) falls on the 14th of September 2008. We celebrated it today.. well, we don't really celebrate the festival (what does one do during this festival??!!) but the children were very excited because they get to play with fire. Well, lanterns actually. :) The adults get to eat sumptuous meal prepared mainly by my mom. Aunty Chris cooked her famous prawn sambal and Aunt Annie cooked chicken curry.
The food was delicious, as usual. The kids however weren't too keen on eating. Sze-En only had her rice soaked in black sauce and Mae-Z had hers with curry and a couple of potatoes. Kids nowadays are so particular about food.
The adults were having fun talking and exchanging stories over the dining table. The kids had their eyes glued to the television.
After dinner, we had watermelons for dessert, cakes, ice-cream and Tusi fried some cempedak (what's cempedak in english?) and bananas. For drinks,we were given a choice of sugar cane juice (air tebu in Malay), chinese tea or coffee. The children had cold fizzy drinks.
After dinner, the children played outside, having fun with the lanterns. Sze-En being the hostess, served her cousins with ice-cream and drinks.
Last year, we had Ruth and family & Christine Kok and family over to "celebrate" this festival with us.