Thursday, 22 August 2013

Mooncakes And Pretty Boxes

I don't know squat about the mooncake festival or Chinese lantern festival or mid-autumn festival other than it is celebrated on the 8th month, 15th day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, when the moon is at its brightest, around the time of the Autumn Equinox.; and it falls on the 19th September this year.

But I do wait for it to come because I get to eat mooncakes.
Am waiting for the corporate mooncakes gifts to arrive to be shared with colleagues in my department. "Collection" has been quite miserly this year. So far... Hope it'll pick up soon! LOL

pssttt... if anyone received those nutty mooncakes and hates them; don't throw them away. Send it over. I love those full of nuts. Chewy! They make great pre-run food for me! kakaka
I also collect nice mooncakes boxes. One use : to keep my medals stash. One for the bibs too. Pretty handy, these mooncakes boxes. ^^

p.s. I accept mooncakes for birthday presents. Zaini too! :P

32 comments:

  1. Nutyy moonvakes me hate ...if I get I gv u. If u get red bean ones n dun like pls dont throw. Gimme ya

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  2. Nuts? I like nuts, too! That includes running nuts.

    (^0^)

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    1. Zaini would probably chip in I like other nuts too. Ehem.

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  3. Ok, duly noted... Mooncakes for your BDay pressies then Sis... Remind me to bring along my giveaway for you this coming RJM... =P

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    1. I accept mooncakes from people whose culture is giving mooncakes.

      Org lain, bagi kuih raya dah la. ;-)

      Haha

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    2. Ok... satgih jenuhla nak mencari kuih raya yang xtra2 from my mom's house... Hahahaa... Duit raya pon sekali pakej kan? Mihmih

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    3. Tak mintak.

      Tapi kalau nak bagi, tak salah.

      hew hew hew

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  4. On the contrary, I'm not a big fan of mooncakes. The only type I like are the jelly mooncakes, then again..those really are jelly.. :P
    Those mooncake boxes are brilliant though, usually very nicely made :)

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    1. And I do not even like those jelly ones! LOL

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    2. It would've worked out very well if I'm in Malaysia! I'll just send those non jelly mooncake along your way if i get them :P

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  5. I pretty nutty mooncakes than those sweet lotus paste. Yeah, if I got nice and pretty mooncake's box I'll pass it to you.

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    1. Boxes, no need lah. The hotel ones that we'll get here are good and grand enough for me. I don't need that many. :)

      Hi-5 on our same taste! :)

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    1. Sudah jual since fasting month dy. ;)

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  7. I don't buy mooncakes. Mainly given by people. I like the nutty ones too.

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  8. I love moon cakes and I am a big fan! I could eat them as a meal!

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    1. Aiyoh,
      You can? O_O

      So unhealthy. Hahaha

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  9. I love to eat nuts too. So I won't be able to share with you unless you have too many and need to pass them to me.

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  10. Long ago this nutty mooncake was the only piece that was not halal. These days they have cleverly made them halal and I am glad all Malaysians can enjoy this festive delights. Bagus!

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    1. Its a good marketing move,I guess. Get more people to be able to eat them by making Halal ones. More people to sell to. :-P

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  11. oh, there is a story for the mooncake actually.. to make it simple, it started from the ancient China if not mistaken during the Ming Dynasty.. a group of people were trying to "BERSIH" but due to the situation back then, the information has to be disseminate in secret.. and so they hide the strips of message inside a cake (of course not as fancy as the mooncake nowadays).. and that's actually the great great great grandfather of mooncake..

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  12. and there's another legend told about the mid-autumn festival too.. during the Qin Dynasty, the Emperor was trying to look for some potion that can make him immortal, when it was finally done, his concubine terminum this potion and straight away she flew to the moon.. she has a castle in the moon where she lives with her rabbit till eternity..

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    1. I've read those versions too.

      Interesting stories/folklore. :-)

      Thanks SK.

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  13. so you love mooncakes huh?? hmmm, i rarely eat mooncakes now, to me the mid-autumn is just none other than a normal day to me now, mooncake can be so optional to me, haha!! but i do get curious on the different "creative" flavors the restaurants or bakeries offer every year, they are interesting, thought i may not be interested to try them.. haha!!

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    1. I guess I am an old fogey.

      Tarak suka all the new flavours. :-D

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  14. the nutty ones are old people taste lah, only Mak Glam and Anay love them!! haha.. to me simple ones like the plain lotus paste would do, i do not like the egg yolks.. i've seen friend posted avocado paste snow skin, now, that looks interesting.. :)

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  15. oh, you collect those fancy mooncake boxes?? no doubt, mooncake boxes need to be very pretty nowadays, it's the packaging that actually attracts people to buy from them amongst the stiff competitions.. BTW, you know many nenek moyang actually keep the mooncake boxes (especially the old types which are all steel made) to keep their money under the bed?? hehehe~~

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    1. See! I really have old people taste.

      I like mooncakes that old people like

      I keep valuable barang in the boxes too.

      LOL

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