Monday, October 1, 2012

Mid-Autumn Festival + Story

This post might be a day late as the actual date of the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival was yesterday, but I'd still like to greet all of you! Happy Mooncake Festival! I have no work today and tomorrow because we follow Hong Kong's holiday schedule at work, so I'm just happy that I have luxury of time to write, read, rest, clean my makeup brushes, do my laundry, and shop for my daily necessities (which reminds me that I must go to the mall!).


Just because I feel like it, I'd like to share with you a little story.

My family and I played the dice game last Sunday in a Chinese association where everyone had the surname . (Yes, that is my Chinese surname.) Everyone in our family were all scattered to different tables so we had more chances of winning as they say (and no chance of just taking home to pot money and dividing it amongst ourselves - HAHA!). I remember earlier the day, when I told my younger sister how unlucky I was with playing those dice games, as I never got a winning combination (like 4-4-4-4-4-4 - which meant the ultimate jackpot). I asked her how she always gets lucky with dice games, as she had won several times already. Her advise was pretty simple. She told me to pray; everyone in the game might be praying for luck from their different gods, but she reminded me that we prayed to a God that listened and was alive.

Why didn't I think of that? I seemed to have boxed out simple stuff like this, thinking that it wasn't really important, and just saved my prayers for more serious matters or requests. And so this time, I did. Before the game, I asked for guidance. Just for fun, and just once, I'd like to have a 4-4-4-4-X-X (X = any number) combination. If I didn't win, it was okay with me as well.

After a few rounds of just getting a single or double 4 dice combination, which meant either P50.00 or P100.00 as prize, I rolled the dice and got a 1-2-3-4-5-6 combo, which meant instant P500.00!


I was secretly amused with how it turned out, then after several more rolls, I got a 4-4-4-4-5-2 combo! I'm not really familiar with the rules of the game, but based on the instruction sheet that we had that day, I could have won. That would have meant instant P1,000.00 and a box of mooncakes, but the old lady beside me insisted with her dear life that she and another girl won with their same 5-5-5-5-5-4 combo, and that they would like to split the prize, even telling us "See? Everybody (which is both of them) happy!" with their decision. So there's really no point in arguing with people like that.

I got the answers that I wanted that day, anyway. Lesson learned? Don't box out God in any situation. We'll just have to always remember that He's with us, whenever wherever. And if we just ask, He always delivers.

Before I end this post, I'd like to share with you a mooncake! I also got this after the event, together with the cutest mooncake box I have ever seen (pictured above).




This mooncake is filled with white lotus seed paste with egg yolk - also considered as the original and the most luxurious mooncake filling. (Since I'm trying to gain weight, I ate it all up in one go!)

Love,
Helen

8 comments:

  1. You follow Hong Kong holidays? That is interesting! Where do you work?

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  2. never heard of it before but I like all holidays that are asossiated with food! :D The moon cake looks yummy~~

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    1. I only get to eat mooncakes this time of the year. But yeah, I love holidays that are associated with food as well! Here in the Philippines, we eat, eat, and eat. Haha :)

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  3. I'm jealous!!! I wish I could eat to GAIN weight rather than lose it!

    ~ Chrissy
    My Beauty Blog

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    1. It's a blessing and a curse. Haha! :D

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