Don't eat too much mooncake!

Here's a poem to celebrate the occasion:

Lyrics by So Tung Po

Will a moon so bright ever arise again?
Drink a cupful of wine and ask of the sky.
I don't know where the palace gate of heaven is,
Or even the year in which tonight slips by.
I want to return riding the whirl-wind! But I
Feel afraid that this heaven of jasper and jade
Lets in the cold, its palaces rear so high.
I shall get up and dance with my own shadow.
From life endured among men how far a cry!

Round the red pavilion
Slanting through the lattices
Onto every wakeful eye,
Moon, why should you bear a grudge, O why
Insist in time of separation so th fill the sky?
Men know joy and sorow, parting and reunion;
The moon lacks lustre, brightly shines; is al, is less.
Perfection was never easily come by.
Though miles apart, could men but live for ever
Dreaming they shared this moonlight endlessly!
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Happy Moon Festival ! Very interesting...

This is the first time reading So Tung Po's poem in english. Emotion: surprise
Moon Festival is Mid Autumn Fes?! Mid Autumn Fes. in Vietnam was a raining day. It had rained during yesterday! So I have no Mid Autumn night! Emotion: sad(
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Yes, technically it's Mid-Autumn Festival, though if I say that, most of my Western friends won't know what I mean.

Sorry to hear that, Tammybaby. Hope you get to eat some mooncake!
Do you like moon cake?
A friend of mine who lives in China said that Moon cake is like fruit cake in the west.
Everyone buys it and gives it away, but not many people really like to eat it much.

Emotion: money
Yes, I love moon cake. I'm an addict!

It doesn't taste like fruit cake. Of course, different moon cakes have different taste...
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Robin is right ,It taste too sweet,I dont know how it is in China ,but in Viet Nam ,It is given as present to show their goodwill toward their partners .Actually ,I dont like mooncake any at all .Just bite a very small piece ,I really dont want any more..Emotion:
you are not VietNamese, you take photo from some magazines or films. In VietNam on moon festival we celebrate our ancester we do not eat anything besides vegetables. It's taboo. We are influenced China. Almost of us are Boudhaism, others are catholics, we are not easy women
Hi Julielai,

Nice to know you. I like your Chinese poem translated into English, he he.. so nice.

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I am sure that u are a Chinese educated and your command on English is so good, right? bye bye.


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