Mao
Writing Exercise 286 – HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL Today is one of our important days, the Mid-Autumn Festival. Everyone has their childhood memories of the festival. So do I! Today, I would like to share mine. First, it was a free day for children. Parents avoid blaming their kids even though they made some mistakes on that day. Second, people prepared a whole table of good food to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and we could devour them that we would not have on usual days. Third, after dinner, we could take the beautiful paper lantern that our parents bought to wander around the neighborhood with little friends. If lucky, we may receive some snacks when passing by the neighbors who were setting tables on the ground outside of their houses for the ceremony of appreciating the full moon. They usually generously gave kids a handful of food, such as peanuts, chestnuts or something like that. Imagine that western kids took a sack to get sweets on Halloween, but we did not trick, we just said hello to the neighbors and thanks for the snacks. What was the best time to head home to appreciate the full moon? The lantern could tell, when the candle ran out, then we went home to refill a new one. As the paper lanterns got burned easily, once it was burned, then it meant a happy hour was over for that night and I had to wait for next year. Last, appreciating the beautiful full moon under the moonlight while eating all types of food, such as mooncakes, fruit and drinking cola. You know what? A 2L bottle of cola is sold for about 5-7RMB($0.78-$1.1) nowadays, it was already sold around 5RMB many years ago, so cola was a high class beverage in my childhood memories.
Sep 21, 2021 1:22 PM
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Writing Exercise 286 – HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL Today is one of our most important days, the Mid-Autumn Festival. Everyone has their childhood memories of the festival. So do I! Today, I would like to share mine. First, it was a free day for children. Parents avoided moaning at their kids even though they might have made some mistakes. Second, people prepared a whole table of good food to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and we could eat stuff that we would never have mnormally. Third, after dinner, we would take the beautiful paper lanterns that our parents bought and wander around the neighborhood with our friends. If we were lucky, we might have received some snacks when passing by our neighbors who were setting out their tables outside their houses for the ceremony of appreciating the full moon. They usually were generous in giving kids a handful of food, such as peanuts, chestnuts or something like that. Unlike American kids who take sacks to get sweets on Halloween, we did not trick, we just said hello to our neighbors and gave thanks for the snacks. What was the best time to head home to appreciate the full moon? The lantern could tell, when the candle ran out, we went home to replace it with a new one. The paper lanterns burned easily, once they had burned, it meant the happy hour was over for that night and we had to wait for next year. Last, we appreciated the beautiful full moon under the moonlight while eating all types of food, such as mooncakes, fruit and drinking cola. You know what? A 2L bottle of cola costs about 5-7RMB($0.78-$1.1) nowadays, it cost around 5RMB many years ago, so cola was an expensive drink in my childhood.
Sep 21, 2021 11:14 PM
Writing Exercise 286 – HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL Today is one of our important days, the Mid-Autumn Festival. Everyone has their childhood memories of the festival. So do I! Today, I would like to share mine. First, it was a free day for children. Parents avoid blaming their kids even though they made some mistakes on that day. Second, people prepared a whole table of good food to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and we could devour them that we would not have on usual days. Third, after dinner, we could take the beautiful paper lantern that our parents bought to wander around the neighborhood with little friends. If lucky, we may receive some snacks when passing by the neighbors who were setting tables on the ground outside of their houses for the ceremony of appreciating the full moon. They usually generously gave kids a handful of food, such as peanuts, chestnuts or something like that. Imagine that western kids took a sack to get sweets on Halloween, but we did not trick, we just said hello to the neighbors and thanks for the snacks. What was the best time to head home to appreciate the full moon? The lantern could tell, when the candle ran out, then we went home to refill a new one. As the paper lanterns got burned easily, once it was burned, then it meant a happy hour was over for that night and I had to wait for next year. Last, appreciating the beautiful full moon under the moonlight while eating all types of food, such as mooncakes, fruit and drinking cola. You know what? A 2L bottle of cola is sold for about 5-7RMB($0.78-$1.1) nowadays, it was already sold around 5RMB many years ago, so cola was a high class beverage in my childhood memories.
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Mao
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Italian
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