Friday, September 19, 2008

Mooncake Festival Celebration with Tzu-Chi MMU

It has been a very packed and interesting month, I haven't manage to get any of my weekends empty. Furthermore, with the Mooncake Festival falls in this month, most of the club and societies would take this great opportunity to organize a Mooncake Festival Gathering to draw more crowds into their clubs.

I am pretty sure most of you would heard about Tzu-Chi Foundation, and some of you might even be quite active in their acitivities. Anyway, Dharma Master Cheng Yen was the founder of this non-profit organization in 1966 in the impoverished east coast of Taiwan, and it's meant to contribute to a better social and community services, medical care, education and humanism for the people in Taiwan. She believed that all the suffering in this world is caused by material deprivation and spiritual property, and that "lack of love for others" has been the root of many problems in this world. "To save the world, we must begin by transforming human hearts." ... ...

The gathering already started when we arrived. We were a little late because we had a important meeting to attend before that. We went in, we were distibuted into the groups, and we had a great time. I am glad to know some new friends, like Muah Fu...(damn, my memory sucks, what's the girls name again??) Besides that, we had some surprise celebration for the people who will be having their birthday this month, we sang, the committees put up a very interesting hand-sign performance, and we had MOONCAKES! Everything was fabulous!

Afterthat, we were asked to write down our wish on a piece of paper. Then, clip it on the lanterns. It was a very nice way of making lanterns more interesting, it would very dull to see everyone having the same lantern otherwise. It was reaching the end of the day when everyone light up their candles and have a stroll around Cyberia.

Special thanks to Victor for the sincere invitation to the Mooncake Festival Gathering by Tzu-Chi MMU.

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