It's mooncake festival today. Inadvertently, I felt the feeling of homesickness sinking in.
"独在异乡为异客，每逢佳节倍思亲" is a quotation from a poem of a Wang Wei (王维《九月九日忆山东兄弟》). I found an English translation from internet, it says: "A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast, I miss my family all the more on every festive day..."
I miss home, I miss everything back there. Unlike the previous years, somehow starting a new semester this year felt heavier than usual. I think that I have really started to feel the longing to go back to my own country.
I decided to do some baby-ish wallowing in self pity now. Bah, humbug! Please feel free not to read on so as not to spoil the joyful atmosphere of mooncake festival.
My stupid neckache is hurting like hell, what a way to spend my mooncake festival... Barely recovering from cold sores, the neckache/shoulder ache decided to pay me a visit. Felt like a robot a whole day - a simple action of glancing over my shoulders became an awkward manouevur of rotating my whole body to face the direction I wanted to see.
Cancelled an appointment with friends due to the constant stinging feeling on the shoulders. It's Friday night and I couldn't go anywhere with this mind-numbing, body-stiffing pain. Having to get in bed early on mooncake festival is no fun...
I know I need rest, but I couldn't help being 无聊 a bit before settling myself on bed. Decided to take a few pics to commemorate my lousy mooncake festival on 2006.
My best mates during mooncake festival = cold sore relief cream, Sloan's muscle pain rub, Vicks Vapourub.
My lanterns on the wall, brought from Malaysia. I miss playing with lanterns and walking around neighbourhood with my little yellow lantern...
My faithful "Lil' one", birthday gift from KK and Ray. Temporarily forgot about my neck pain when I looked at its cute little innocent face with toothy grin.
HAPPY LANTERN FESTIVAL!!!