Mid Autumn Festival (Monday, 24 Sept 2018)

As in previous years, it is a school-declared holiday for Cass today as she’s from a Chinese school.  It’s a normal school day for Drama Queen and Alycia.

The mil whipped up a few simple dishes for dinner.  We had sauteed petai (stinky beans) with shrimps, Three Cups Chicken (a Taiwanese dish), Huai San and carrot soup, sauteed celery with fish slices and braised jicama / yam bean / turnip with cuttlefish.  Sorry no picture to share as I had totally forgotten about it!  Was too busy rushing off a few assignments for the advertisers and then rushed off to fetch Drama Queen back from school.  And my Drama Queen, in her dramatic fashion as usual, made my time stand still for 10 minutes when I picked her up from school today.  Shall write about it in my other blog.  All the dishes tonight were right up my alley, including the stinky beans but I loathe the aftermath, thus I abstained from it with steely willpower   💪

Unlike previous years where  it rained on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, this year’s Mid Autumn festival fell on a perfectly dry day, surprisingly, as the past few days had been wet and chilly.  The night was exceptionally clear with hardly any cloud and very, very breezy.  Cass had a hard time keeping the fire on the candle of her lantern alive.

This year’s mid autumn moon is also exceptionally HUGE, shiny and majestic.

Drama Queen lit up candles to post on her Instagram page.

This year, over 10 kids from our condo gathered at the pool area to play lantern.  Cass and Sarah are the oldest of the lot. The kids together with their parents and grandparents walked the jogging trek / jungle path at our condo with brightly lit lanterns in tow, some emitting deafening music.

Cass waited eagerly for exactly one year to play lantern with Sarah again, a girl her age who lives on the penthouse of our block. They met on Mid Autumn festival last year. Sarah is an only child, thus craves for friends to play with.  Each time they meet, they would remind each other of their Mid Autumn festival lantern play date. It’s really heartwarming to see these 2 little girls talk, play and walk rounds after rounds at the condo like the best of friends. I hope that Cass and Sarah will keep this tradition alive for many more years to come and grow up still being good friends from the same condo.

I wonder whether Cass still wants to play with a lantern next year.  Most kids outgrow the lantern by eleven or twelve. Some has an everlasting love for lanterns.  I asked Cass if she still wants to do the same thing next Mid Autumn and she gave me a shrug and said “maybe”.  I’ll see…

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Modish Women’s Outerwear and Sweaters

When the mercury starts to drop, there’s no better way to stay warm and glamorous than in a furry topper and chick women’s outerwear.  With candy-colored faux fur coats stealing the spotlight this season, there are plenty of outerwear options ready to instantly transform you into a street style star.

Let’s have a look at what some of my favourite super models and celebrities are wearing to beat the cold:

Gigi Hadid looked really cosy in a shearling coat and goggle-like sunglasses.  Do you love this level of snug?

 

While out in New York for Fashion Week, Bella Hadid wrapped up in a huge burgundy coat decorated with stars.

Gigi and Bella Hadid are sisters, whose mother was a former model.

Gigi is acing it with her style this winter. Here the model battles a snow shower wearing some trusty boyfriend jeans, a black coat and her Stuart Weitzman ‘Gigi’ boots.

Hailey Baldwin wraps up for the cold weather wearing a big jacket a beanie.

 

This has got to be my favorite, being a mini skirt lover myself –  Gigi Hadid ignores the New York snow and wears her leather mini skirt and thigh-high boots (swoon!) out at New York Fashion Wee.  Wish I could dress up like this in the snow one day 😊

 

Jessica Alba kept warm in the city as she wore an oversized khaki parka coat, and a brown cross-body satchel.

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked absolutely stunning in her leopard-print jacket at  GLAMOUR HQ, we’re sure you can see why! I love this style of dressing too.

imageDon’t you just love the elegant women’s outerwear worn by these super models and celebrities? I am swooning over all of them! I wish I could don on these jackets and faux fur coats too. I think it will most likely take another few more years before we embark on our next overseas winter holiday.

My two older daughters have a thing for cute sweaters and pullover hoodies. They take every opportunity to don on their sweaters and hoodies whenever we are out at air-conditioned places.  Not only are my two girls hoodie fanatics. I notice that this is a trend among their friends and my friends’ teenagers. I see teenagers and youths on the street wrapped up in a pullover hoodies on hot sweltering afternoons 🙄  But donning on pullover hoodies and sweaters in our kind of weather is mind-boggling to me. I can’t even stand wearing a sleeved top in our sizzling hot weather.  Moreover these sweaters do not come cheap. Thankfully for online stores like FashionMia, women’s outerwear and cute sweaters can be sourced at affordable prices.

Check out some of these funky sweaters from FashionMia:

 

FashionMia carries an impressive collection of funky outerwear, dresses, tops, shoes and much more. Check them out.

 

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