We have just finished Mid-Autumn Festival here, which somehow also coincided with the beginning of Autumn. I guess that's better than having the Mid-Autumn Festival weeks before autumn begins at all.
I received several mooncakes my first year here and wrote about them. Last year, I don't remember having any except for an ice cream one at Haagen-Dazs. This year two of my students brought me mooncakes. The first one was a small chocolate one, about two inches across. I only got through two small bites before putting it away. My student asked why I wasn't finishing it. I told her that I was saving it for later.
The second one was beautiful with little golden flakes.
Would this one taste better since it was so pretty? Nope. I wasn't able to even get a bite down at all before it went to the same place as the chocolate one. Oh well. I guess mooncakes are just not for me.