Sunday, September 27, 2015

Moon cakes in Petaling Street

Yesterday I posted Chinese puzzle in Petaling Street which discussed the very unusual utterance by the Chinese Ambassador on a particularly sensitive issue regarding Petaling Street.

mooncake enthusiasts? 

His remarks could be seen as interfering in the internal affairs of Malaysia, and I haven't been surprised that Wisma Putra has summoned him for an explanation.

Being a conspiracy theorist (wakakaka) I did of course suggest that his unusual-for-a-diplomat statement in Petaling Street might have been a bisa-diatur arrangement between Beijing and Putrajaya (for unknown reasons) and the summoning by our Foreign Office is all a sandiwara.

Today TMI reported:

The Chinese ambassador's visit to Petaling Street was an act of goodwill and the envoy has no intention of interfering in Malaysia's domestic affairs, said the China embassy, following Wisma Putra's intention to call up the envoy for an explanation tomorrow.

..... the embassy said ambassador Dr Huang Huikang's visit on Friday was in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn festival which was being celebrated today, and he gave out mooncakes to the traders and visitors of the tourist and shopping hotspot popularly known as Chinatown.

The embassy said he also made similar visits during major festivities in Malaysia, including Chinese New Year, Hari Raya and Deepavali.

Chinese celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival has its origin way back in the 16th century BC, during the Shang Dynasty, a couple of hundred years before the mythical Hebrews made their exodus to Canaan. It was a celebration of several causes, to the mountain gods in gratitude after a crop harvest, celebrating a family reunion after a crop harvest, and worshipping the Moon Goddess Chang'e.

Chang'e the Moon Goddess

quite a different presentation to the one below 

above seal is an artifact from the Jewish exilic period of post 588 BC in Babylon. There is a crescent moon at the top of the Babylonian seal, above an altar to the moon deity Sin

In Malaysia and Singapore only, the Mid Autumn Festival has also been celebrated as a Lantern Festival, maybe because we don't have autumns wakakaka. As a wee lil' kid I quite enjoyed carrying a lantern in the shape of a carp (goldfish) and sometimes a bunny (animal associated with Moon Goddess) around my kampung. However in China, its lantern festival is on a different date, one that's on our Chap Goh Meh.

Now, if kaytee wants to stir sh*t regarding the Chinese Ambassador's visit to Petaling Street where he presented mooncakes to the local traders, I could point out the ominous and indeed very seditious implications of a Chinese official giving mooncakes to local Chinese, wakakaka.

Hmmm, I wonder whether a modern Chinese like His Excellency, born and brought up in atheistic communist China, is even aware of the history and significance of mooncakes, wakakaka


  1. Utusan to China Ambassador.

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  2. "... the ominous and indeed very seditious implications of a Chinese official giving mooncakes to local Chinese.."

    I wondered if the was a hidden message within the mooncake quoting the nominated date for a Chinese uprising. Oops! Sorry to let the cat out of the bag.

    1. wakakaka sdr Low you sure know your Chinese history but does Ambassador Huang? wakakaka again

    2. Boss, Bruno can't comment here cos of his Indian ancestry. Woh!

    3. The spread of Buddhism into China and its ready and widespread acceptance by the Chinese show Indians are more than qualified to comment on Chinese history and political affairs, wakakaka

  3. tokio rain,you heard what your boss said?Indians are more than qualified to comment on Chinese history and political affairs.Better be a good boy and behave yourself.Hehehe.