"Mummy, I want lantern" ; "Mummy, can I play with candles?"
I've been hearing this recently. Mooncake Festival or Mid Autumn Festival this year falls on Sunday, 14th September 2008. The malls have been selling mooncakes and lanterns for about 2 to 3 weeks now but we haven't bought any.
I think I'll just go to the nearby "kedai runcit" (convenience store) to get some paper and plastic lanterns for the kids. Its cheaper than the ones at the malls and more authentic. No point getting those gadgety, noisy, expensive ones. The ones at the malls are rather commercialised. I even saw some Kungfu Panda ones this year. It is afterall for just once a year and it'll get burned anyway so cheap is the way to go. The gadgety ones with propellers and moving parts and bubbles that blow out look just like any other toy to me. They don't look like lanterns to me.
What about you? Have you bought any lanterns for your kids yet? What do they look like? How about posting a photo on your blog to share with us?