I called my mom and she reminded me that today is August 15th on the lunar calendar, which means that the moon is full. The Chinese and a few other Asian countries celebrate this Mid-Autumn Day Festival. Mom said too bad that she couldn't send me some moon cakes. Moon cake is made with lotus seeds or beans with sugar grinded into paste. There're variety of moon cakes amde with different ingredients. My favorite since I was a kid was "double yolk (egg yolk) lotus paste."
My family always celebrated the moon festival when we were in China. We would bring some tables and chairs and set them up on the roof of our four-story building. Then we would eat moon cake, boiled peanuts and chestnuts, drink tea, talk and enjoy the full moon all night.
I miss those good old days. I wish I could have some moon cakes right now and be able to kick it with my family. Maybe next year.