Everybody Greets the Moon! / 世界陪你度中秋!

(按此看中文版)

Happy Mid-autumn Festival to you all!

With the Festival coming up, Student Residence Office held its Joint-Hall Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on the evening of the 13 September 2016. The event was organised for all residents to experience some of the festivities carried out during this celebration.

The festival is celebrated on the night of a full moon in August by the lunar calendar; hence, it is also sometimes known as the “Moon Festival.” One of the most important customs during this time is to gather with relatives and watch the moon together. This tradition supported the SRO’s initiative to encourage its residents to switch off all non-essential lights and go outside to gaze at the moon.

To start off the evening’s festivities, a traditional Chinese drum performance was conducted by the Hong Kong Chan Ka Fai Dragon and Lion Dance Association. It was a great chance for the non-local students to experience this spectacle live, allowing them to immerse themselves within the Chinese culture. Thereafter, two residents, Brittany WANG (Jockey Club Harmony Hall, Year 3, Social Work) and XU Shuang (Hall 10, Year 2, China Business) presented a beautiful dance number from the movie Painted Skin and Karton MA, an alumnus from Alumni Civility Hall, followed with a solo singing performance of For Her. Such entertainment added to the welcoming and lively atmosphere within the multi-function hall. A huge part of this event was the games. There were a number of activity booths scattered around the venue. These were provided by each of the Student Residence’s halls.

Residence Masters wished everyone a happy Mid-autumn Festival together. / 舍監們祝福宿生們有一個快樂的中秋節。
Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall was voted “My Favourite Booth
Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall was voted “My Favourite Booth”. / 胡應湘爵士伉儷堂奪得當晚「我最喜愛的攤位」獎。
Hall 7 resident Brittany WANG and Hall 10 resident XU Shuang performed a beautiful Chinese dance. / 群萃堂宿舍王炫月和舍堂十宿生徐爽翩翩起舞,以傳統中國舞蹈來慶祝中秋。
Hall 7 resident Brittany WANG and Hall 10 resident XU Shuang performed a beautiful Chinese dance. / 群萃堂宿舍王炫月和舍堂十宿生徐爽翩翩起舞,以傳統中國舞蹈來慶祝中秋。
Hall 3 alumnus Karton MA returned to the Student Residence to perform a song he first composed,
Hall 3 alumnus Karton MA returned to the Student Residence to perform a song he first composed, “For Her”. / 校友樂禮堂校友馬浩俊難得回到宿舍,為大家獻唱了第一首創作作品《為了她》。
Hall 5's Chocolate booth. / 陳瑞球堂的巧克力攤位。
Hall 5’s Chocolate booth. / 陳瑞球堂的巧克力攤位。

Writing on a lantern. / 燈籠題字。
Writing on a lantern. / 燈籠題字。
Childhood games called for nostalgia. / 懷舊遊戲喚起兒時回憶。
Childhood games called for nostalgia. / 懷舊遊戲喚起兒時回憶。
Happy selfie! / 自拍時間!
Happy selfie! / 自拍時間!

Below are a few words shared by some of our residents who attended the event:

From tonight, what have you have learnt about the mid-autumn festival?

 “Because I am Korean, we do celebrate this festival but I learnt we do it a little differently. For us, it is more about thanksgiving, like the farmers are thankful for good harvest, we thank our neighbours, pray to God and share food.”
Gayoung LEE, Jockey Club Humanity Hall, Year 3, Psychology, South Korea

“I learnt about the meaning behind mooncakes and I really enjoy eating them.”
Julien HSING, Jockey Club Humanity Hall, Year 3, Environmental Management, USA

What part of this event have you enjoyed the most?

“Definitely the food, one of the best I have tasted in a while.”
Jeremiah PUA, Chan Sui Kau Hall, Year 2, Economics, Phillippines

“The performances and food were really great. And also the fact that a lot of international people came and gathered in one place to experience a huge cultural exchange is amazing.”
Denis MOLDOVEAN, Jockey Club Harmony Hall, Year 2, Finance, Moldova

What hall booth game have you tried out?

“We tried Hall 1, the making of mooncakes and the writing of your own Chinese characters. We cannot write Chinese so it was a fun and interesting exercise.”
B’Elanna STAYA, Hall 1, Year 2 Creative Media, Indonesia
Megan PRATANA, Hall 1, Year 3, Finance, Indonesia

“I tried the Hall 2 puzzle game because after you complete the game, you get sweet dessert cakes, which are really nice.”
Jeremiah PUA, Hall 5, Year 2, Economics, Philippines

“I enjoyed the face painting, which was done by the Hall 10 booth.”
Gayoung LEE, Hall 1, Year 3 Psychology, South Korea

Writer:   Hanna LIM (Alumni Civility Hall)
Photographers:   Ellen DING (Alumni Civility Hall), Unnat CHOUDHURY (Hall 11), Yikki LAM (Lee Shau Kee Hall)

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中秋節快樂!

為了讓宿生們體驗到節日的氣氛,學生宿舍處於9月13日晚舉辦了中秋節慶典。

中秋節的夜晚是滿月,所以又稱「月亮節」,很重要的一個風俗是與親人相聚賞月。出於這個傳統,主辦方鼓勵大家關掉不需要的燈,大家一起到戶外賞月。

慶典以中國傳統的擊鼓表演開場,由陳嘉輝龍獅總會打頭陣,這是個很好的機會讓不同文化背景的人們體驗如此宏大的場面,沉浸在中國文化中。接下來兩位宿生王炫月(賽馬會群萃堂/社會工作系三年級)和徐爽(舍堂十/中國企業系二年級)帶來精心編排的舞蹈《畫心》,另外來自校友樂禮堂的校友馬浩俊則帶來獨唱表演,演唱原創作品《為了她》。這些節目使禮堂裡的氣氛更加熱烈鮮活。慶典的重頭戲就是遊戲了!每座舍堂都有遊戲展位,分散在會場不同地方。


ResLink writer Hanna Lim from Hall 3 (3rd from the left) enjoyed the evening with her friends. / 來自校友樂禮堂的《宿生緣》作者Hanna Lim(左三)與她的好友們共慶中秋。
ResLink writer Hanna Lim from Hall 3 (3rd from the left) enjoyed the evening with her friends. / 來自校友樂禮堂的《宿生緣》作者Hanna Lim(左三)與她的好友們共慶中秋。

我們採訪了一些出席此次活動的宿生:

今晚你對中秋節有了什麼了解?

「我是韓國人,我們也慶祝中秋節,不過有些不一樣的地方。我們更多的是感謝,比如農民感謝今年的好收成,我們會感謝鄰居,一起祈禱,感謝上天,分享食物。」

── 李佳映(賽馬會敬賢堂,心理系三年級,來自韓國)

「我了解了月餅背後的含義,我很愛吃月餅!」

── Julien HSING (賽馬會敬賢堂,環境管理系三年級,來自美國)

 

你最喜歡活動的哪個環節?

「當然是食物,今晚我吃到了世界上最美味的食物。」

── 潘金順 (陳瑞球堂,經濟系二年級,來自菲律賓)

「表演和食物都很好。來自世界各地的人聚在這裡體驗文化的交流真的很奇妙。」

── 摩爾多龍(賽馬會群萃堂,金融系二年級,來自摩爾多瓦)

 

你嘗試了哪些遊戲?

「我們嘗試了賽馬會敬賢堂(Hall1)的,動手做月餅,寫漢字。我們不懂中文,所以這樣的嘗試十分有趣。」

── B’Elanna STAYA (賽馬會敬賢堂,創意媒體系二年級,來自印度尼西亞)、Megan PRATANA(賽馬會敬賢堂,金融系三年級,來自印度尼西亞)

「我玩了滙豐葉昕堂(Hall 2)的猜謎遊戲,完成遊戲以後可以得到甜點蛋糕,很好吃。」

── 潘金順(陳瑞球堂,經濟系二年級,來自菲律賓)

「我喜歡舍堂十提供在臉上畫油彩的遊戲。」

── 李佳映(賽馬會敬賢堂,心理系三年級,來自韓國)

文:   Hanna LIM(校友樂禮堂)
譯:   王琪(舍堂十)
攝:   丁琳笠(校友樂禮堂)、Unnat CHOUDHURY(舍堂十一)、林奕琪(李兆基堂)

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