Hashers watch out! First baijiu, then red carpets, and now mooncakes. For Chinese government officials, the list of taboos keeps getting longer. This year, Chinese authorities are barring officials from buying mooncakes. So what exactly are we supposed to do next Saturday? Just do as the local do : “Due to the pleasant autumn weather this is a peak time for travel”. Keep away from the sweet boxes packed in Chaoyang – go to the West and celebrate with a non-prohibited symbol of the Moon Festival’s spirit: beer!
“Beer comes in various flavors according to the region. The bottles and cups are round, symbolizing the reunion of a family, so it is easy to understand how drinking beer under the round moon can evoke longing for distant relatives and friends. They are better shared with friends. Nowadays, people present cups and bottles of beer to relatives and friends to demonstrate that they wish them a long and happy life”.
Banana Hammock, Waiting for It, Hard to Live With
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SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY, September 21th 2013
Meet at 14:30, run starts at 15:00
20 RMB Run and Circle ; 70 RMB Run, Circle and Dinner
What to bring:
Any thing but mooncakes – you’ve been warned
Huayuanqiao station Exit A (line 6)