Dr Og is not really a festive kind of person but mid autumn festival is a much lesser evil than dong dong chiang CNY. The music is not so annoying and relatives not so many (actually no need) to visit. So Dr Og can still tahan bring my gin nahs go jalan jalan with their plastic battery operated lanterns. If you are like Dr Og and cannot stand loud noise type, remember to bring a pen knife. No, no, no not to cut yourself if you buay tahan your life. But to cut the wire to the annoying music thingie in the lantern that keeps repeating that 90s-pop-song-I-no-longer-remember-the-name. The thing though, like a bomb, you either cut the red wire or the blue wire. If you cut the wrong wire, you end up with a lantern which does not light up and a crying kid that cannot stop. So surgeons don't try. Surgeons can cut human bodies coz human bodies will heal. Lanterns won't. Plus, anyone who cannot read guidelines to treat hypertension really shouldn't be cutting electrical wires.
Nowadays, seems like pharmaceutical companies under a lot of heat. The drug companies used to like to bombard Drs (especially surgeons) with mooncakes. Now it seems with new regulations, mooncakes cannot be given. Doh... come on la, doctors will not be swayed by the pharma companies by some mooncakes ok.
Mooncakes now come in all sorts of shapes and sizes... and flavour. You've of course heard of the butt mooncakes. At least that is clever la, coz 八月十五 (15 August which is the date of mid autumn festival ((you shouldn't be reading this if you don't already know))) mean butt in Cantonese. But some of the rubbish that is dished out is ridiculous. There are actually more variety of durian mooncakes at Goodwood Park than there are variety of durian at my fave durian stall (not gonnah tell you where, the queue is long enough as it is)! I still say we respect tradition. I mean, if the mooncakes come in bright yellow snowskin and is luminescent in the dark, the Mongolians would have been suspicious and China will still under Mongolian rule today. How to revolt by putting secret messages inside???
Of course you will say Dr Og so spoil sport. Don't la, I already say I not festive person mah. Anyway, its not a PH (sob, sob). So Dr Og have to got back to my work. For those on call, do have some mooncakes (can buy from Polar if you never ta bao!). If you like, can switch on your handphone flash and pretend its a lantern (idea for an app!). Its full moon, A and E sure flooded, so beware. But if you so (so so so) lucky got time on call, you can read my old article on mooncakes, hahaha.