The weather for this year’s Mid Autumn Festival was just perfect, unlike previous years which were wet. We saw the big round moon shining majestically against the backdrop of the the night sky, illuminating it. We had dinner at our usual Chinese restaurant with the girls’ grand aunt and grand uncle.
Since I didn’t have to cook dinner, I allowed Drama Queen to bake a cake for her granny (my mum) who will be celebrating her 70th birthday on 19 Sept 2016. For weeks, Drama Queen has planned to bake a gluten-free cake complete with frosting for her beloved granny. My parents and younger brother, Roy will be arriving KL from Taiwan tomorrow, after a week-long cruise from Taiwan to Okinawa, Japan. We will be celebrating her birthday in KL this year. I shall put up a post on the awesome gluten-free strawberry cake that Drama Queen baked for her granny… with SO MUCH LOVE! 🙂
After dinner, I brought Cass down to the lobby for a walk with her lantern. She got the lantern from her Sunday School teacher last Sunday. It’s a basic no-frills paper lantern that probably costs a Ringgit each but Cass liked it anyway. The 2 big girls were such spoil-sport. They commented that it’s such a bore to walk downstairs in the darkness without any lantern. And the hubs was just plain lazy to move his butt. DUH!! So it was just Cass and I.
Cass enjoyed her short walk with me and commented that she really enjoyed the stroll and chit chatting with me… just the both of us 🙂
After our walk, Cass created quite a stir at home. My bad too, for forgetting to blow off the fire on the candle before we stepped into the house. She brought the lantern into the house and twirled around with it inside the house, dancing gleefully, under the ceiling fan. She lost balance twirling round and round and dropped the lantern on the floor– onto her sister’s school bag! Our part-time helper had just finished wiping the bag and left it on the floor to let it dry. I quickly pushed the burning lantern away from the bag. Seconds later, there was a mini bonfire right in front of our eyes. Ashes were blowing in the air. I quickly turned off the fan. Hubs quickly brought a cup filled with water and poured it on the burning lantern. Phew! I could feel my thumping heart in my mouth!
Earlier in the afternoon, I walked right into Cass as she made a sudden turn backwards towards me when she was walking in front of me, resulting in my big toe nail yanked off… and the side of the toe nail was still stuck to the skin. Oh. my. gawd. That was another nerve-racking few minutes for me as I tried to cut it off with a nail clipper. It still hurts now.
Now that my toe nails are in such bad shape, I have no more reasons to procrastinate visiting the nail salon early next week!
This year’s Mid Autumn Festival is such an eventful one where Cass almost burnt her sister’s bag (and maybe the house down too!) with her burning lantern and I think she will probably remember it until she’s a hundred years old 😀
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