The Mooncake Festival sponsored by SMAD Batch 92

What is the Mooncake Festival all about?  The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Lantern Festival, takes place each year on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. This is the date of the Autumn Equinox, when the moon is at its farthest point from the earth and  appears bright and completely round.

What does this round shape symbolizes? It symbolizes family unity, love, harmony, and a happy life, and they celebrate this by eating the mooncake that tastes to delicious.

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photo from google

What makes mooncake delicious? This is the Cantonese mooncake, eaten in Southern China in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.  It’s  rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin (2–3 mm) crust.  It may also contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges  and often combined with tea.

The best part of the festival, aside from the eating of the mooncake, is the “Mooncake Dice Game” and this also known as Pua Tiong Chiu or Bo Bing Chinese game. This is traditionally played as part of the celebration.

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photo from Wikipedia

This is why BATCH ’92 Marisians came up with a marvelous idea of  having our own Mooncake festival spearheaded by Ines Geraldine Uy, Juan and Charlotte Gwen Bosquit, John and Sunshine Uyking, Toto and Michelle A. Palma, Ivy Michelle Lim and yours truly.  The program committee members are: Aileen Suy, Ryan Roy Yu, Leslie Ong Tan, Lemuel Nicolas, Rommell Jay Orquiza, Noel Yango, Atty. Mariejude Fuentes-Lopoz and Celia Ordona. Overwhelming support came from other batchmates living here and abroad to turn this into reality. Hence, this was called, “A LIVE, LOVE, SHARE” project.  We are also hoping that our fellow Marisians along with their friends and families will join us in this once in a lifetime event that our batch organized.

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Sunshine Uyking, Ines Geraldine Uy and John Uyking (photo credit to Sunshine)

 

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Juan Bosquit, Michelle A. Palma, Sunshine and John Uyking
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BATCH ’92 Marisians Coordination meeting for the “Mooncake festival”

 

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Batch ’92  Coordination meeting from left to right (Sunshine Uyking, John Uyking, Juan Bosquit, Ines Geraldine Uy, Penon Mark Pacatang, Charlotte Gwen Bosquit, Leslie Ong Tan and Aileen Suy)

 

We are inviting everyone to come and celebrate “Mooncake Festival” this coming September 29, 2017 around 5 p.m. at Stella Maris Academy Sky Gym. There will be lots of surprises in store for you.

Aside from enjoying this festival, you will also be helping our less fortunate brothers and sisters in the community who will benefit from the shares of the sales of tickets as part of our outreach program.

This will be a great bonding time for your friends and families so don’t miss the date!

For reservations or more inquiries, please call tell no. (082)-284-8459 / 0943-046-8555 and look for Ines Geraldine Uy.

 

 

 

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