maf ’10!

Thanks to my detour for dinner, I missed my grand-to-the-nth-degree-juniors’ lion dance performance at my JC’s Mid-Autumn Festival on 11 September, for the first time in seven years! (Yes I’ve been to every single MAF since J1 (2004).) But I didn’t really beat myself up for missing it, haha.

When I got there at 7.30 pm, the performances were still going on. Wushu was onstage. Met some of my JC classmates. A few of us spotted our GP tutor June Tay and went over to say hi. She gave a little shriek when she saw us. We’re now exactly the same age as she was when she first started her teaching career in our JC. Very odd!

Anyway, MAF is almost the same every year. From a sociological perspective, MAF is a ritual (of many smaller rituals!). The occasion is sacred, unlike the profanity of everyday life. And there are many totems. And everyone is whipped up into a collective effervescence. And I should stop this sociological analysis now.

By nightfall, most of us had gathered in the Central Plaza to await the lighting up ceremony.

At first it was dark……

Then there was light.

And upstairs in the Reading Room……

People mountain people sea……

Packing up and going home……

But not for those working on the soon-to-be Kah Kee MRT Station……


3 Responses to “maf ’10!”

  1. 1 jylin Sunday, 24 October, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    hey what model is your cam? captured the night lights very well :)

  1. 1 how time flies « q u i r k y h i l l Trackback on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 at 12:51 am

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