The Mid-Autumn Festival(Also known as Lantern Festival) is here once again. Its the 15th of August in the Chinese Lunar calender. On this day, everyone celebrates with beautiful Lanterns, Moon cakes and will also go out to the open to watch the Full Moon. On this day, the moon is known to be the roundest and Nicest. However today, its very cloudy and we can only see the moon in a cloud of light.
Papa had chosen Clark Quay over the other locations. So Moe and I went early to Clark Quay waiting for the sun to set and prepare for our 1st Mid-Autumn Festival together.
We were standing at the river side with the Banner Lantern behind us across the river for our 1st shot of the day.
After then, Moe and I head for the entrance of Clark Quay. We were welcome by a very nice and colorful entrance. By then, the lights were already turned on.
As we wanted to lite up our lantern we waited by the little pool for it to get darker. Papa bought Lantern for Moe and I.
As the sky gets darker, the water from the fountain looks as if it has become mist. Look at the water fountain below.. Its so pweetie!
YAY! Finally got dark. Yu Chann wanna go walk about with the pweetie lantern.
Woo… there are so many people around. Moe, stay close to me… you don’t wanna get stepped all over.
lol… look at the sheep hanging… Its so funny! There’s so many accessories around.
Moe: Hmm…mm… What kinda toy is that. Moe wanna ask Papa.
Yes Yes!! This is it. This is where Papa bought the pweetie lantern for us! He came here yesterday to check out the place.
The lanterns by the riverside has lited up. Moe lets go check them out. There are lantern of the 12 Chinese Zodiacs. Moe. shall we introduce the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac?
Here we go… emm the first animal is….
Rat (🐀) – 鼠 (子) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, tenacious, intense, meticulous, charismatic, sensitive, intellectual, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, artistic, and shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, self-destructive, envious, mendacious, venal, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, and scheming.
Ox (🐂) – 牛 (丑) (Water buffalo (🐃) in Vietnam) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water): Dependable, ambitious, calm, methodical, born leader, patient, hardworking, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, dogmatic, hot-tempered, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.
Tiger (🐅 🐯) – 虎 (寅) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, aggressive, moody.
lol… Sound so much like Yu Chann. Yeah, Yu Chann is a Tiger, same as Papa :3 Roarrrr!!
Rabbit (🐇 🐰) – 兔 or 兎 (卯) (Cat (🐈 🐱) in Vietnam) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, stubborn.
lol… This is Moe Chann. She’s a Rabbit and it is so right to mention Stubborn!! =P
Dragon (🐉 🐲) – 龍 / 龙 (辰) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, artistic, generous, loyal. Can be tactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous, brash.
Snake (🐍) – 蛇 (巳) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious, suffocating, cold.
Horse (🐎 🐴) – 馬 / 马 (午) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded. Can be fickle, arrogant, childish, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn.
Sheep (🐏) – 羊 (未) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, mothering, peaceful, generous, seeks security. Can be moody, indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, over-sensitive, complainer, weak-willed.
Monkey (🐒 🐵) – 猴 (申) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, artistic, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual. Can be egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative, cunning, jealous, suspicious.
Rooster (🐓) – 雞 / 鸡 (酉) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated, given to empty bravado.
Dog (🐕 🐶) – 狗 / 犬 (戌) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, sensitive, easy going. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
Pig (🐖 🐷) – 豬 / 猪 (亥) (Boar (🐗) in Japan and Elephant (🐘) in Northern Thailand) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water): Honest, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naïve, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.
Lets head for the display. There are some giant floating lantern on the water ahead… hm..mm..
Yu Chann: Papa, lets take photo of Moe and I here. The Ship behind us is so nice.
Eh?!?!… Whats happening over there?
Looks like a birthday celebration… ?!?!
Yeah… the whole river looks so pweetie. All the colorful lights.
Its getting late. Think we better head back home soon. Papa promise to let us play with sparkles when we get home. Yeah, we better get going.
Finally back home, lets go to the play ground for awhile. Papa promise the Sparkles!!
Its so quiet here… Moe and I had the whole playground for ourselves.
There were a few Neko looking at us. They are so cute!
See this? This is the moon cakes Papa brought back from HK for our little celebration.
Finally what we have been waiting for… The Sparkles YAY!!!
A day ago, Moe and I met up with the rest and went to Pinnacel @ Duxton. We were at the 50th level sky garden.
Lighting wasn’t really good and apart from it, it was drizzling. Papa felt bad not being able to cover all the dolls there apart from the group pics. Hope everyone likes it.
Tamakin and Konomi
Moe and I
Reimu and Kirino.