Mid-autumn Chinese Festival is a large occasion that centers around a legend about the moon. A huge part of the holiday is little moon cakes, usually purchased. They have eggs in the center of these individual cakes, and different types of fruit. They remind me of Christmas fruitcake, minus the yucky egg in the center.
We had a big festival at the church with beautiful decorations, gobs of traditional Chinese food, and tons of red everywhere!
Our next "Made-in-China" experience was an adventure to Chinatown with Eddy Marroquin. We drove to her home, walked to the bus station, hopped on a bus, and rode the 15 minutes (amazingly short!) to Chinatown. My first bus experience since coming to LA, and I survived just fine!
|On the bus to Chinatown!|
|Inside a store in Chinatown|
|Chinatown Bank architectural feature|
|Chinese-speaking missionaries in Alhambra|
Elders Kemsley, Chang Sam, Lutz, and Sisters Mann and Huang
Half-and-half: Chinese and American