I got mine…

It’s about two weeks away – the Mooncake Festival aka the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) or as we call it in the Hokkien dialect, pek quek tong chiew (the 8th Month Autumn Festival)…and as in previous years, the mooncakes do not come cheap, not at all and even our pretty good local made ones were kind of pricey last year – I’ve yet to drop by to check them out this year but I can bet my bottom dollar that the prices can’t possibly have gone in any direction other than up…up…and up. Tsk! Tsk!

Just when I’ve resigned myself to my fate of not being able to afford any to eat this year, I got these…

LMC 1

…from my kind and generous friend, Annie-Q!!!

Oooooo!!!! Lavender! I love their layer cakes, very buttery and very nice…and I bet their mooncakes…

LMC 2

…would be great too. Of course, it goes without saying that anything from that celebrated bakery does not come cheap so I’m saving them till the actual day of the festival to uphold the age-old Chinese tradition which means that I will only be cutting them then to savour and enjoy, nibbling bit by bit. If I remember to take the photographs, I will blog about them again and show you what they look like inside.

Annie also sent me a pack of these made-in-Penang instant noodles…

PWCN

…to try but I will leave that till the next post.

Thank you so much, Annie, but you simply must stop sending me things or at least let me know when your mum would be going over so I can send a little something to you then. Thanks to her too for bringing the things back for me, so sorry for troubling her all the time.

Incidentally, I also received this a week or two ago…

PC from TM

…from Twilight Man when he was at some resort in Hatyai for a holiday retreat. Thanks a lot, my friend – so nice of you to remember me and take some time off to go through the trouble of buying and writing and sending a postcard.

Hmmm…there is an English saying that it never rains, it pours and if I’m not mistaken, it means that when bad things happen, they do not stop with just a few but they would be followed by a whole lot of the same. Well, I must say that in my case, this would refer to the good things that I’ve been getting from so many people…like it is never gonna end. Why, this box of goodies just came all the way from the UK…

McVitie's

I love McVitie’s! Their digestive biscuits are my favourite and their Scottish shortbread is very nice – once selling at over RM6.00 but I think they’re around RM8 or 9 now, still cheaper than the other more popular brands. Hmmmm…I just can’t wait to sink my teeth into these but I guess I will have to nibble and nibble them slowly too and not finish it all in one sitting – despite what it says on the box, I really mustn’t be so indulgent now, right? Muahahahahaha!!!! Thanks, Xavier – you’re a gem! It certainly is so sweet and thoughtful of you to buy that and carry it all the way home to give to me.

Thank you, thank you so very very much, one and all!!!