Suituapui asked everyone in his blog how we celebrated Mid-autumn festival…in which I replied that my family and I did not celebrate it. We slept through the night, in fact.
There was no reunion dinner or playing lantern while admiring the moon in the garden while the rest of the Chinese community are celebrating.
I mean no disrespect, but truthfully, I’m kinda wary of the said celebration. The mooncakes are ridiculously expensive and it is not very practical to buy a box of traditional mooncake just for the heck of it.
The traditional lantern scares me too. I just don’t understand why some parents won’t buy those battery operated lanterns for their children to play. I know it’s not traditional and expensive, even, but wouldn’t it be safer? You see, ever since the incident where my family and I nearly died in a burning house, I get scared whenever I see children play with things that is related to fire.
It is a sentiment that many couldn’t understand…but whenever I see children lighting up their traditional lanterns, I would remember the times my son and I being trapped in a room that is full of smoke, slowly suffocating us.
I know it’s all over now, but I get such feelings over and over again whenever I see children play with fire or burning ‘hell money’ during Chinese prayers.
Alot people cannot understand the trauma I’m experiencing. But I guess it is something you must experience yourself to understand.
Cleffairy: Strange enough, I do not have such fears towards water element things despite the fact that I nearly drown in countless occasion during my youth in various locations. Mind over matter? I have no idea.