lantern time / big Saturday brunch / Sunday doodling / loving this silver metal hair tie
Happy Moon Festival! Thanks to my Friday day off, I enjoyed a 3-day relaxing weekend seeing old friends, hanging out with family under the moonlight, and catching up on reading. I also had a sudden (and rare) itch to
sketch doodle scary spooky characters... who's excited for Halloween?
As I mentioned in my last weekend post, Moon Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday that marks mid-way into Autumn. In celebration of the special occasion, my family gathered on my aunt's rooftop for hot pot (a popular Hong Kong meal where everyone throws food into a big boiling pot of soup... kind of like a barbeque but instead of a grill we have hot soup on a stove), fruits & mooncakes, and of course, lantern fun!
Getting ready for the rooftop feast... now that's a view!
bunny lantern & the moon / beautiful view from the rooftop
Interesting fact: the moon here in Hong Kong looks much, much smaller than the moon back in the US. Why? Well to get geeky here... the Earth isn't perfectly rounded, so Hong Kong is actually further from the moon than the US is. So instead of the usual giant pizza moon we get an itsy bitsy speck of a moon here.
Next up in the chain of festivities, Halloween! I doodled silly Halloween characters as I thought it'd be fun to make Halloween cards for friends. I am far from an artist when it comes to drawing, so these kind of look like a 3-year-old's work. But they were so fun to draw and I can't wait to replicate them onto little cards which I plan to hand out to friends (hopefully together with Halloween cupcakes!)
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to look up at the big round moon too :)
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